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Best Medical Colleges in India

Medical courses in India are pursued after the completion of 10 + 2 standard. Medical field offers ample opportunities to the medical students. There are around 703 medical colleges in India, which offer courses like Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),  Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Surgery (MS), etc. The admission to these medical colleges are given on the basis of entrance exams like NEET UG, NEET-PG, INI CET 

Students interested in pursuing medical courses in India can enjoy a stable and rewarding career as a doctor. Interested aspirants can check the details about top medical courses and colleges in India below.

Best medical colleges in India - Highlights 

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Details 

Total number of medical colleges in India

703

Number of government medical colleges in India

388

Number of private medical colleges in India

263

Number of deemed universities

52

Top entrance exams for admission to medical colleges 

NEET UG, NEET PG 

Top medical courses in India

MBBS, MD/MS

Best medical colleges in India - Eligibility criteria

Aspirants wishing to get admission to best medical colleges in India must fulfil the eligibility guidelines set by the concerned authorities for a particular exam. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

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 UG 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. 

Admission process for best medical colleges in India

The admission in the best medical colleges in India takes place through various National level entrance exams. The most popular medical entrance exams in India are as follows:

  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG)- NEET UG is one of the most popular entrance exams conducted for admission in medical and dental education courses across public and private medical colleges of India. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on the behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 

  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) - NEET PG is an entrance for medical graduates who want to pursue a master’s degree. Whether it is Doctor of Medicine (MD) Master of Surgery (MS) or any other postgraduate medical course, interested students must appear for NEET PG exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).  

  • Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test (INI CET) - The entrance exam for admission into MD, MS, MDS, Doctor of Medicine (DM) and Master of Chirurgiae (M.Ch) seats is done through INI CET. The exam is conducted by AIIMS, Delhi for admissions to prestigious institutions like AIIMS, JIPMER, Puducherry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, PGIMER, Chandigarh. 

Medical courses available in India

The medical field has a broad spectrum of courses in India from diploma level to the masters. The top medical courses in India are as follows - 

S.No.

Medical courses

1

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MBBS

2

Master of Surgery - MS

3

Doctor of Medicine - MD

Best medical colleges in India

With the vast career scope in the medical field, the number of medical colleges are also increasing day by day. It becomes an utmost priority to choose the best medical colleges for pursuing medical education. Below is the list of top medical colleges-

Top 5 best government medical colleges in India

Here is a list of top five government medical colleges in India. 


S.No.


College

Average course fee (yearly)

MBBS

MD/MS 

1

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS)

Rs.1,628

Rs.5,720

2

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh


Rs.12,410

3

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore (NIMHANS)


Rs.60,000

4

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry (JIPMER)

Rs,6,770

Rs.12,810

5

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU)

Rs.24,000

Rs.34,000

Top 5 best private colleges in India

Here is a list of top five private medical colleges in India. 


S.No.


College

Average course fee (yearly)

MBBS

MD/MS

1

Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC)

Rs.30,000

Rs.45,000

2

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore 

Rs.16 lakh

Rs.22 lakh

3

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow (SGPGIMS)


Rs.35,000

4

Kasturba Medical College, (KMC) Manipal

Rs.14 lakh

Rs.16 lakh

5

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (SCTIMST)


Rs.85,000

List of medical colleges in India

Candidates can check the list of medical colleges in particular states of India. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How can a medical graduate get a job in a Government hospital in India?

Ans. In order to practise medicine, every medical graduate must appear for the screening test conducted by the Medical Council of India. Thereafter, the student must complete the registration with the respective medical council of the state. Thereafter, he/she will be eligible for appointment in a government hospital.

Question: What is the topmost medical entrance exam for making a career in the medical field?

Ans. NEET is the topmost medical entrance exam for entry in the top medical colleges in India. 

Question: How many times can I appear for NEET?

Ans. There is no limit on the number of attempts a candidate can appear for NEET. Aspirants can sit for the exam as many times as they want.

Question: Which college is the topmost college for pursuing medical education?

Ans. AIIMS, New Delhi remains to be the number one medical institute for its excellence in medical education. 

Question: What are the topmost medical entrance exams in India?

Ans. NEET UG, NEET PG, INI CET are the topmost medical entrance exams in India. 

Question: How can a graduate practice medicine in India?

Ans. Any medical graduate who wishes to practise medicine in India should pass the screening test of the Medical Council of India, also known as FMGE.

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