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Top Medical Colleges in India

Get the complete List of 952 Top Medical Colleges in India 2021 based on Rankings below:

The Indian Medical System has seen exceptional growth in the past few years. There are various top medical colleges in India that offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BPT, MS, MD, M.Ch, etc. MBBS is the most sought course after class 12th for the students who aspire to become doctors in the future.

The Week, Outlook, India Today, and many other ranking sources have ranked various private and government medical colleges in India based on the medical courses. The best medical colleges in India provide better career prospects and clinical research and training to the students.

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Top 10 Medical Colleges in India by The Week 

Following is the list of top 10 medical colleges in India by The Week ranking 2020:

The Week Ranking 2020 Name of the College The Week Score
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 895
2 Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore 785
3 Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune 705
4 JIPMER, Puducherry 691
5 Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi 688
6 Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi 670
7 King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 640
8 Grant Medical College (GMC), Mumbai 632
9 Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal 616
10 Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai 606

Top 10 Medical Colleges in India by India Today

Following is the list of Top 10 medical colleges by India Today ranking 2020:

India Today Ranking 2020 Name of the College MBBS Total Tuition Fees (INR) 
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 7,300
2 Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore 33,00,000
3 Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune 64,950
4 Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi 15,450
5 JIPMER, Puducherry 31,000
6 King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 2,46,000
7 Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi 1,49,000
8 Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi 1,67,500
9 Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi 7,700
10 University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi 60,000

Top 10 Medical Colleges in India by Outlook

Following is the list of Top 10 medical colleges by Outlook ranking 2020:

Outlook Ranking 2020 Name of the College Outlook Score
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 883.05
2 Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi 760.99
3 JIPMER, Puducherry 713.01
4 King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 666.29
5 Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh 657.86
6 Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi 655.51
7 Madras Medical College (MMC), Tamil Nadu 641.68
8 Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi 626.36
9 University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi 623.77
10 Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh 581.71

Top Medical Colleges in India based on Zones

India Today releases the rankings of top medical colleges in India every year according to different zones. The zone-wise rankings of medical colleges are listed below.

Top Medical Colleges in North India

Below mentioned are the top medical colleges in North India as per India Today ranking:

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  2. Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi
  3. University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh
  5. BHU Varanasi

Top Medical Colleges in South India

Below mentioned are the rankings released by India Today for the top medical colleges in South India:

  1. Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
  2. Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
  3. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
  4. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
  5. St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore

Top Medical Colleges in East India 

Below mentioned are the top medical colleges in East India as per India Today ranking:

  1. RG Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
  2. IPGMER, Kolkata
  3. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata
  4. Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga
  5. Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata

Top Medical Colleges in West India

Below mentioned is the list of top medical colleges in West India as per India Today ranking:

  1. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  2. Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
  3. DY Patil Medical College, Kolhapur
  4. KJ Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai
  5. Grant Medical College, Mumbai

Specialisation-wise Medical Colleges in India

Medical colleges offer courses in various specialisations like anaesthesia technology, orthopaedic surgery, general medicine, paediatrics, public health, etc. Students can choose from numerous specialisations based on career opportunities. Few of the domains offer the scope of job opportunities in various fields with the highest salary package. Below mentioned are some of the top medical colleges with the specialisations that provide the highest salary.

Top Anaesthesia Technology Colleges in India

Anaesthesia Technology is a job-oriented course that includes the task to assist Doctors/ Surgeons during surgery by providing an appropriate dose of anaesthesia when required. Listed below are some of the top medical colleges for anaesthesia technology course in India:

  1. JIPMER, Puducherry
  2. DY Patil University, Mumbai
  3. Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

Top Public Health Colleges in India 

Public Health refers to the science and art of protecting safety and improving the health of people. It has a good career scope in India as the students get educated in different sectors such as public policy, environmental science, sociology, etc. that increases the opportunity for a higher salary range. Listed below are some of the top medical colleges for public health course in India:

  1. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
  3. JIPMER, Puducherry
  4. Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi

Fee Structure for Top Medical Colleges in India 

Medical colleges in India offer undergraduate, post-graduate, fellowship, doctorate courses such as MBBS, MS, MD,M.Ch, Ph.D., etc. These courses' fee structure varies from low to high depending on the type of college and the amenities provided. Below mentioned is the fee structure for the top public and private medical colleges in India:

Top Government Medical Colleges in India with MBBS Fees

Below mentioned are some of the top government medical colleges in India along with their MBBS fees based on The Week ranking 2020:

Name of Public Colleges MBBS Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 7,300
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 64,950
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry 31,000
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi 15,450
Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi 1,49,000

Top Private Medical Colleges in India with MBBS Fees

Below mentioned are some of the top private medical colleges in India along with their MBBS fees based on The Week ranking 2020:

Name of Private Colleges MBBS Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)
Christian Medical College, Vellore 2,00,000
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 55,00,000
St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru 27,89,300
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi 90,00,000
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana 33,00,000

Entrance Exams Accepted by Medical Colleges

Top medical colleges in India offer admission to the students based on the marks in various national or state-level entrance examinations. Medical colleges accept NEET-UG exam scores for admission to MBBS programs based on the All India Quota or State Quota seats. Below mentioned are some of the popular entrance exams for medical courses:

  • NEET
  • NEET PG
  • AIIMS PG
  • JIPMER PG
  • NEET MDS
  • NEET SS

Admission and Eligibility Criteria for Medical Colleges

Medical colleges offer admission to various courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. Admission to medical colleges will be done based on the rank secured by the students in the national or state level entrance exams which is a merit-based admission. There is also a management quota acceptable by many private medical colleges with limited seats. Below mentioned is the eligibility criteria for admission to medical colleges:

Eligibility Criteria for Medical Colleges 

Eligibility criteria are the guidelines for all the students to participate in the admission process. Candidates need to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for MBBS, MD, MS, and PhD level medical courses. Listed below are the general eligibility criteria for medical colleges in India:

  • MBBS: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks in the science stream and must have completed 17 years of age during admission. Candidates must have a good score in any national or state-level medical entrance exams. 
  • MD/MS: Candidates must have done graduation in MBBS from any university recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a minimum of 55% marks and have a good score in the NEET PG entrance examination.
  • DM: Candidates must possess a degree in MD/MS from a university recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Admission in Medical Colleges 

There are 1,650 medical colleges in India, out of which 1066 are private, and 584 are public/government medical colleges. Medical colleges offer specialisations such as pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, dentistry, etc., in UG and PG courses. Most of the top colleges' admissions are based on the NEET exam scores. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts NEET-UG examination for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats. State governments conduct the MBBS admission process for the remaining 85% seats. Following are the general admission criteria for medical colleges in India, and it varies from college to college:

  • Admissions to MBBS programs in top medical colleges are made based on the NEET-UG exam scores. Candidates aspiring for 15% AIQ seats must visit the Medical Counselling Committee's official website for the registration process and pay the prescribed counseling fee.
  • Candidates also get the option to submit preferences for seat allotment. The result will be announced on the official website based on the NEET-UG merit list. Candidates can download the seat allotment letter and report to the respective medical college for document verification.
  • Candidates must have a valid NEET-PG exam score to apply for post-graduate courses such as MD, MS in the respective specialisation.

Cut Off for Top Medical Colleges in India

Top medical colleges release multiple cut off lists for admission in various UG and PG courses. Students will be given admission to courses based on the cut off score or rank in the entrance exams. The cut off may vary every year based on the certain factors set by the institutions. NEET-UG, NEET-PG entrance exams are some of the popular exams for admission to MBBS, MD, MS courses.

NEET-UG Cut Off

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is an examination conducted by the National Test Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS, BDS and other undergraduate medical courses. AIIMS, JIPMER, MMC are some of the top medical colleges that offer admission to students based on the NEET-UG exam scores. Below mentioned is the NEET-UG cut off for some of the top colleges:

Name of the Colleges NEET-UG Cut Off (Rank-wise)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 51
JIPMER, Puducherry 296
Madras Medical College, Chennai 934
King George’s Medical College, Bengaluru 1912

Scope of MBBS

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the most popular bachelor's degree that makes the students eligible to carry "doctor" with their name. The MBBS in India is a 5.5-year duration course that helps the students get in-depth knowledge about the human body's anatomy, human cytology, and medicine during the 4.5 years. The final year is dedicated to gaining practical experience by internship. Below mentioned is the scope of MBBS:

  • The student can work in the government or private sector as a doctor or venture into private practice. 
  • Many students also prefer to pursue post-graduate courses such as MD, and MS in the medical field that provide better career prospects and exposure.
  • After completing MBBS, many students are hired by the medical college, hospitals, health ministry, nursing homes, pharmaceutical industries with immense possibilities to build a successful career in various job profiles such as Junior Doctors, Physicians, Researcher, Scientist, Medical Professor, etc.

Medical Colleges’ Placements

Various medical colleges in India offer good placement opportunities to students after completing their MBBS courses. The students are placed in various job profiles such as Junior Assistant, Junior Doctor, Research Assistant, etc. However, placement assistance is not a significant criterion for the students, as many prefer to pursue an MD or MS after completing their MBBS program.

Top Medical Recruiters

Listed below are some of the medical recruiters from the top medical colleges in India as per placement ratings:

Name of the Colleges Top Recruiters
PGIMER, Chandigarh PGI Hospital, UNICEF, World Health Organisation
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi Safdarjung Hospital, Endolite, Ossur, Ottobock

SRIHER, Chennai

GE Healthcare, Lenskart, Nestle, Philips, Abbot, EpiSource, BioCon, Himalaya Drugs, Astra Zeneca Ltd
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Honeywell, Flipkart, Reliance, Novartis, Veritas
Madras Medical College, Chennai Infotech, Pfizer and  Visionary RCM, etc.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore Amazon, Google, IBM, Wipro

Average CTCs offered in Top Medical Colleges in India 

Listed below are the average salaries offered in various top medical colleges in India for the year 2019-2020 based on the institute’s official website:

Name of the Colleges Average CTCs Offered
King George's Medical University, Lucknow 45 LPA
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore 43 LPA
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 24 LPA
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana 7 LPA
Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi 5 LPA

FAQs 

Q. Which medical college has the lowest fees in India for MBBS?

A. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, has the lowest fees as INR 1,628 per annum for MBBS.

Q. Which governing body approves the top medical colleges in India?

A. All medical colleges are approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Q. How long is an MBBS course in India?

A. MBBS course in India is a five and a half years duration course.

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