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List of Medical Colleges in India – Courses, Fees, Reviews, Location, Ownership

Doctors command great respect from everyone as they have the knowledge and skills to help people recover from ailments and lead normal lives. There is a great demand for qualified doctors in a country like India, where the health infrastructure is still in developing stages, especially in rural areas. According to a report submitted by the Government of India, in the year 2019, there were approximately 11.57 lakhs allopathic doctors and 7.87 lakhs homoeopathic and ayurvedic doctors in India. Even though there are so many doctors available in India, there is still a great demand for more doctors as the population of the country is increasing steadily. As of now, a single doctor is available to over 1,457 people. As per the country's current population of appx. 1.35 billion, this ratio is lower than the World Health Organisation norm of 1:1000. Hence, students interested in pursuing medical courses in India can enjoy a stable and rewarding career as a doctor.

Medical Courses presently available in India

The medical field has a broad spectrum of courses, and they vary from a simple certification course to masters. The students must choose their preferences wisely. In order to get proper information about the courses, available students can refer to the following list: -

  1. Health Diploma courses: There are plenty of options available in India or across the world. 

  • Diploma in Clinical Pathology

  • Diploma in Anesthesia

  • Diploma in Health Education

  • Diploma in ENT

  • Diploma in DVL

  • Diploma in Occupational Health

  • Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Diploma in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Diploma in Pulmonary medicine

  • Diploma in Sports Medicine

  • Diploma in Hospital Administration

  • Diploma in Immunohematology

  • Diploma in Microbiology

  • Diploma in Pediatrics

  • Diploma in Psychiatry

  • Diploma in Pathology

  • Diploma in Nuclear medicine

  • Diploma in Radiotherapy

  • Diploma in Sports Medicine

  1. Undergraduate course: The UG course is a five-year course which is the MBBS course.

  1. Postgraduate course: The PG course is divided into MD (Doctor of Medicine) and MS (Master in Surgery). It is a two-year long course after the MBBS

The popular MD courses are- 

  • MD in Anesthesia

  • MD in Aerospace Medicine

  • MD in Biochemistry

  • MD in Dermatology

  • MD in ENT

  • MD in Forensic Medicine

  • MD in Geriatrics

  • MD in General Surgery

  • MD in Ophthalmology

  • MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • MD in Orthopedics

  • MD in Anatomy

The popular MS courses are- 

  • MS Pediatric surgery

  • MS Plastic surgery

  • MS Cardiothoracic surgery

  • MS Urology

  • MS Cardiac surgery

  • MS Cosmetic surgery

  • MS ENT

  • MS Ophthalmology

  • MS Gynecology

  • MS Obstetrics

  • MS Orthopedics

Admission process for medical colleges in India

The admission in the top medical colleges in India takes place via various entrance exams. To appear for the following exams, the candidate must secure 60% marks in their class 12th exams with PCB subjects being mandatory. The most popular engineering 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. Every year hundreds of thousands of students appear for NEET UG across multiple examination centres in India. The exam is conducted only once every year, hence the students should remain particular about timely submission of their applications. 

  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) - Most students who have pursued an undergraduate degree in medicine, pursue a master’s degree for better career prospects. Whether it is Doctor of Medicine (MD) Master of Surgery (MS) or other postgraduate medical education courses, interested students must appear for NEET PG exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations, on behalf of the Ministry of HRD, Indian Government. Due to limited seats being available, there is intensive competition amongst students to secure admission in their desired medical college. 

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences for Postgraduate (AIIMS PG) - The entrance exam for admission into 643 MD, MS, MDS, Doctor of Medicine (DM) and Master of Chirurgiae (MCh) seats will be done through AIIMS PG entrance exam for July session. This exam is conducted twice every year as a CBT (Computer Based Test) across various cities in the country. The result for AIIMS PG is usually announced within a week after the exam has been conducted, after which the counselling round starts. 

  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research for MD/MS courses (JIPMER PG) - JIPMER, Puducherry is one of the most prominent medical colleges in South India. Students seeking admission in the undergraduate courses at JIPMER need to appear for the JIPMER Entrance Exam which is a CBT (Computer Based Test) and is organised twice in a year,  usually in the months of January and July. WHile, the postgraduate students must appear for the JIPMER PG Exam that is conducted once in a year. . This exam is conducted to select suitable candidates for admission to 125 PG seats available in Puducherry . The admit card for JIPMER PG is released on the website of the institute, a few weeks before the examination. 

Top Medical Colleges in North India

North India boasts of some of the most impressive medical colleges in India. Students from all over the country seek admission in the top medical colleges in North India. Here are some of the top medical colleges in North India based various key parameters. 

NIRF ranking


Careers360 ranking

Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 Score

Name of the college 

AAAAA

485.02

AIIMS Delhi

AAAA+

401.86

Maulana Azad Medical College

AAAA


392.29

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

AAAA

381.29

King George's Medical University, Lucknow    

AAAA

344.05    

Banaras Hindu University

AAAA+

325.26

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, Chandigarh

AAAA+

308.64    

Christian Medical College


Ownership

Ownership

Name of the college 

Government

AIIMS Delhi

Government

Maulana Azad Medical College

Government

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

Government

King George's Medical University, Lucknow    

Government

Banaras Hindu University

Government

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, Chandigarh

Private

Christian Medical College

Government

King George's Medical University

Government

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences

Government

Aligarh Muslim University

Government

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital


Previous year cut-off

Exam

Cut-off 

Name of the college

AIIMS

98.75-99 score

AIIMS Delhi

NEET

675 Score

Maulana Azad Medical College

NEET

1262-2892 rank

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

NEET

637 score

King George's Medical University, Lucknow    

NEET

669 score

Banaras Hindu University

PGIMER

55 percentile

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, Chandigarh

NEET

637 score

King George's Medical University

NEET

16874 rank

Aligarh Muslim University

NEET

116 rank

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital

NEET

1262-2892 rank

University College of Medical Science


Top Medical Colleges in South India

Like all other educational institutions, medical colleges in South India are highly respected. They offer a wide range of medical courses for the students to choose from. Here are some of the top medical colleges in South India based on their performance in several key indicators. 

NIRF Ranking

NIRF Ranking

NIRF

Score

Name of the college 

3

73.56

Christian Medical College

4

71.56

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences

7

64.39

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

8

63.17

Jawaharlal Institute of PostGraduate Medical Education & Research

12

58.84

Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital

13

57.90

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research

14

57.83

St. John's Medical College

20

54.32

JSS Medical College

21

53.83

Kasturba Medical College

28

50.44

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research


Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 Score

Name of the college 

AAAAA

403.21

Christian Medical College

AAAA+

360.56    

Jawaharlal Institute of PostGraduate Medical Education & Research

AAAAA

309.0    

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences

AAAA

290.38

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research


Ownership

Ownership

Name of the college 

Private

Christian Medical College

Government

Jawaharlal Institute of PostGraduate Medical Education & Research

Government    

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences

Government

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Government

Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital

Private

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research

Private

St. John's Medical College

Private


JSS Medical College

Private


Kasturba Medical College

Private

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research


Previous year Cut-off

Exam

Cut-0ff

Name of the college 

NEET

701-134 score

Christian Medical College

NEET

23362 rank

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

JIPMER

1-978 rank

Jawaharlal Institute of PostGraduate Medical Education & Research

NEET

43502 rank

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research

NEET

215-470 rank

St. John's Medical College

NEET

11805-2062 rank

JSS Medical College

NEET

372 rank

Kasturba Medical College

NEET

402 rank

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research


Top Medical Colleges in West India

Western India boasts of some of the leading educational centers of India including Jaipur, Pune, and Mumbai. Thus, it is not surprising that some of the top medical colleges in India are present here. Let us have a look at the top medical colleges in West India according to their performance along key parameters: - 

NIRF Ranking

NIRF Ranking

NIRF Score

Name of the college 

23

52.04

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

27

50.44

Sawai Man Singh Medical College

29

50.19

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences

37

46.31

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

38

45.93

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences


Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 Score

Name of the college 

AAAA+

352.04

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

AAAA

323.7

Sawai Man Singh Medical College

AAAA

320.8

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences

AAA

289

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

AAA

276.8

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences

AAAAA

319.91

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune        

AAAA

299.27

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai    

AAAAA

296.53

Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai        


Ownership

Ownership

Name of the college

Government

Sawai Man Singh Medical College

Government

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences

Government

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

Government

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences

Government

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune        

Government

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai        

Government

Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai        


Previous year cut-off

Exam


Cut-off



Name of the college

NEET

283052 Rank

Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

NEET

701-134 score

Sawai Man Singh Medical College

NEET

187151 Rank

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences

NEET

67580-297532 rank

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

NEET

8433 Rank

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences

NEET

596-720 rank

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune        

NEET

583-1169 rank

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai        

NEET

34-270 rank

Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai        


Top Medical Colleges in East India

The land of the rising sun, Eastern region of India is not only aesthetically extremely beautiful but is also known for excellent medical colleges in India. Students from around the country seek admission in the top medical colleges here. Let us have a look at some of the top medical colleges in East India as per their performance along with various parameters: - 

NIRF Ranking

NIRF Ranking

NIRF Score

Name of the college 

9

62.84

Kasturba Medical College

22

52.72

Siksha `O` Anusandhan

32

48.18

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology


Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 Ranking

Careers360 score

Name of the college 

AAAAA

398.79    

Kasturba Medical College

AAAAA

334.7

Siksha `O` Anusandhan

AAAAA

332.84

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

AAAAA

299.08

SCB Medical College, Cuttack        

AAAA+

291.28

Medical College, Kolkata        


Ownership

Ownership

Name of the college 

Private

Kasturba Medical College

Government

Siksha `O` Anusandhan

Private

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

Government

SCB Medical College, Cuttack        

Government

Medical College, Kolkata        


Previous year cut-off

Exam

Cut-off

Name of the college 

NEET

474 rank

Kasturba Medical College

NEET

24729 rank

Siksha `O` Anusandhan

KITEE

7158 rank

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

NEET

5835 rank

SCB Medical College, Cuttack        

NEET

28235-44706 rank

Medical College, Kolkata        


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can a medical graduate get a job in a Government hospital in India?

Ans. In order to practice 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.

  1. What is MCI Screening Test?

Ans: Due to intensive competition for securing admission in medical colleges in India, many students pursue their medical education in colleges and universities located outside India. When these students return to India, they first have to appear for a screening test to be conducted by the Medical Council of India, a statutory body under the government of India. 

First of all students must register for the screening test, which comprises three exams that feature multiple choice questions in subjects like clinical medicine, pre-clinical medicine and other important medical subjects. The duration for each exam is 3 hours. Students need to score more than 50% marks in each of the exams to have a “Pass” result.  

After passing the screening test, students need to register with respective state or central medical councils to be eligible to practice as a doctor in India. 

  1. Will the degree be recognized overseas?

Ans: Yes, if the degree is recognized by the MCI in India, but each country has a process for recognizing a foreign medical degree. You have to follow that process as well.

  1. How many times can I appear for NEET?

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

  1. Is a candidate who has completed his studies from an open school eligible to apply for NEET 2020?

Ans: Candidates who have passed Class 12 from open school or as private candidates will not be eligible to appear for the entrance test. 

  1. Is qualifying NEET important for overseas studies?

Ans: Yes, it is important for a candidate to appear for NEET. Many universities also commence their own entrance exam.

  1. Which documents should I carry along with NEET admit card?

Ans: Candidates need to carry the following documents at the NEET exam center 2020:

  • Admit card along with the passport size photograph affixed on it

  • One passport size photograph to be pasted on the attendance sheet

  • Any one of the authorized (original, valid, and non-expired) photo ID: PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport

  1. What are the various languages available for NEET?

Ans: NEET 2020 will be available in 9 different languages other than English and Hindi. Candidates who wish to write the test in Oriya, Bengali etc. can fill the language option in the application form.

  1. Which country has the cheapest medical education courses other than India?

Ans: The list of the countries with most pocket friendly medical courses other than India is as follows: -

  • China

  • Philippines

  • Nepal

  • Ukraine.

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Russia

  • Poland

  • Bangladesh

  1. Can one find a good job after completing MBBS?

Ans. Most medical students pursue a higher education course after MBBS in the form of MD and MS for better career opportunities. Though, several job opportunities are available for students after completing MBBS. 

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