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Best Medical Colleges in Chennai

Chennai, the quintessential city of the southern state of Tamil Nadu has about 18 medical colleges that offer undergraduate, postgraduate and super-speciality courses. Out of these 18 medical colleges in Chennai, 12 are private colleges and 6 are government owned. The top medical colleges in Chennai offer courses such as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS) and more. This page gives a clear idea about the top medical colleges in Chennai to help students choose the best institution as per their needs and convenience. 

List of Top Medical Colleges in Chennai- Course & Fees

The list of top 5 medical colleges in Chennai with its fee and courses offered are mentioned in the table below. 

Top medical colleges in Chennai 

Name of the college 

NIRF Ranking

Careers360 ranking

Courses offered 

Fee (In Rs)

Exams accepted

Madras Medical College, Chennai

11

4

MBBS, MD, MS, MCh, DM

MBBS- 8.23K

NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS

SRMCRI

-

7

MBBS, MD, MS, MCh, DM

MBBS- 1.33 Cr
MD, MS- 81L

NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS

S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology

20

8

MBBS, MD, MS, MCh, DM

MBBS- 1.14 Cr
MD, MS -1.05 Cr

NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

-

-

MBBS, MD, MS

MBBS- 1.11 Cr

MD- 1.20 

NEET UG, NEET PG

Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai

-

-

MBBS, MD, MS 

MBBS- 1.36 Cr

NEET UG, NEET PG

Top medical colleges in Chennai 

Based on the entrance exam of the respective scores,  admission to medical colleges in Chennai will be granted. Qualified candidates will have to go through the counselling session. For NEET UG admissions, the counselling is conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu for 85% state quota seats and by MCC for 15% All India Quota seats. For NEET PG, the counselling is conducted by the DME for 50% and 50% AIQ by MCC. 

During the counselling session, candidates will be asked to fill in the details related to the entrance exam, and student's qualifications, pay the counselling fee and submit their preferences for the course and the colleges to which they wish to apply. Students offered seats during the counselling session will have to report to the allotted medical colleges in Chennai with their original certificates. It must be noted that in order to confirm the seat, selected candidates must report to the college and pay the fee.

Eligibility Criteria for admission in Top Medical Colleges in Chennai

The eligibility criteria set by the respective authorities for the respective exam are mentioned below. 

NEET UG 

  • Candidates must have passed Class 12 from a recognised board.

  • Students must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects in Class 12 and have passed the same with a pass percentage of 50% (general) and 40% (SC, ST, and OBC ).

  • The minimum age limit to appear for NEET is 17 years with no upper age limit. 

NEET PG

  • Candidates should have an MBBS degree or provisional MBBS pass certificate. 

  • Aspirants must hold a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by MCI or State Medical Council.

  • One year of internship is mandatory. 

NEET SS

  • Candidates must hold a postgraduate degree. 

  • Students must have a provisional or permanent registration certificate issued by the State Medical Council (SMC) or the Medical Council of India (MCI). 

FAQ's

Q1. Which is the best medical college in Chennai?

Ans. Madras Medical College is the best medical college in Chennai with a NIRF ranking of 11. 

Q2. Do I need an MBBS degree to pursue MD from a medical college in Chennai? 

Ans. Yes, candidates who wish to pursue MD from a top medical college in Chennai must have an MBBS degree and must qualify for NEET PG by securing minimum qualifying scores. 

Q3. Who conducts the NEET UG counselling in top medical colleges of Chennai?

Ans. For 15% All India Quota seats, the counselling in top medical colleges in Chennai is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee. On the other hand, the counselling for 85% state quota seats is conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu. 

Q4. Do top medical colleges in Chennai have super-speciality courses?

Ans. Yes, top medical colleges in Chennai such as MMC, SRMCRI and SRM Medical College and Research Centre are one of the top medical colleges in Chennai that provide super speciality courses.

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