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Top Medical Colleges in India


There are numbers of medical colleges in India which are excellent in terms of quality of education, hands-on skills, fees, etc. Many of the top medical colleges in India were established in 1950 to 1980 by the government of India.

Here, I have listed the top 10 medical colleges in India according to the national institutional ranking framework, placement, and courses offered by the college.

What are we going to see?

  1. All Indian Institute of Medical Science
  2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
  3. Christian Medical College
  4. Armed Force Medical College
  5. Maulana Azad Medical College
  6. Lady Hardinge Medical College
  7. Madras Medical College
  8. Grant Medical College
  9. Kasturba Medical College
  10. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute  
  11. Conclusion
  12. FAQs

1. All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)

AIIMS is a medical school, hospital, and research university established in 1956 and located in New Delhi. AIIMS is also the first institute to successfully performed the cardiac transplant in 1994.

Moreover, this is the only institute in India that has a minimally invasive surgery training center in collaboration with Germany.

It offers different programs related to the medical field such as general level MBBS, master’s level specialist in surgery, bachelor in general internal medicines, etc

In addition to this college also offers 42 postgraduate courses and many Ph.D. programs.

In fact, this college has been ranked at the top position in the list of top 10 best universities in India and South Asia for the last 10 years.

2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)

PGIMER was established in 1962 in Chandigarh. this is the only government hospital to become the first to perform a lung transplant.

Moreover, this college is well known for its research and development of different diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and many more.

Further, there are other extra curriculum activities are done in this college. For instance, one of the most popular activities is Saturday Talk.

In this talk, every Saturday all the students and teachers get to gather and students get a chance to ask questions which are out of the curriculum. Such as professional behavior or practical approach to deal with patients.

Additionally, It offers 62 courses such as B.Sc., B.Ph. B.Sc., B.Ph., etc. across 4 streams. It also provides many training programs such as PGI boasts of training, diploma, and fellowships, etc. and offers more than 40 training programs.

3. Christian Medical College (CMC)

Christian medical college is more famous for its name CMC. It is a private medical college and research institute founded by Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder in 1900 in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

Furthermore, this college is more popular for its first reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the world in 1948 and the first to perform open-heart surgery in India.

Moreover, CMC was also received a public health champion award by WHO in 2015.

It offers more than 50 postgraduate diploma and degree courses like MD, MCh, Master of Science, and Ph.D. programs. It also offers 15 nursing courses and 52 other courses.

To get into CMC, you need to appear NEET exam. After that shortlisted candidates must appear CMC aptitude tests and around 260, candidates get admission.

4. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)

AFMC was established in 1948 during the period of post-world war in Pune Maharashtra. It completely managed by the Indian armed forces.

Before you take admission into AFMC, you should know the rules of this college. Firstly, you need to know that, you should have not married, and you will not be allowed to get married during the course.

Secondly, you must serve seven-year service to the Indian armed forces. And third is, admission of this college is done through entrance exam AIPMT followed by an interview.

Additionally, this college was ranked 2nd among all the medical colleges in India by India today in 2017. Every year around a total of only 150 students are enrolled for the undergraduate MBBS course.

5. Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)

Maulana Azad Medical College is one of the finest medical colleges in India. It established in 1959 in New Delhi. In fact, this name of the college was taken from the name of freedom fighter and education minister of India maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.

Moreover, this college ranked 4th among all the other medical colleges in India in 2017 by India today.

This college offers different courses such as doctorate of medical (MD), master of surgery (MS), MBBS, postgraduate diploma, and many more.

This hospital of the college is too big that it has more than 2800 beds, 47 operation theaters for patients and medical students. Additionally, around 450 faculty and more than 800 doctors are always there for helping students.

6. Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC)

This college is more popular with its short name LHMC. Moreover, it was established in 1914 in Delhi by the government of India.

This college is more popular for its oldest library. The library of college has around more than 50,000 books and novels, many of them are very old and vital medical books.

It offers 30 courses across 2 streams. However, this college is more popular for its MBBS and MD courses.

Moreover, the college has many departments such as the department of physiology, department of microbiology, department of pharmacology, etc.

Furthermore, before 2011 admission capacity was very less but after 2011 it has been raised to 200 seats. Moreover, the number of beds and operation theaters had also been increased.

7. Madras Medical College

Madras medical college is one of the most reputed and the oldest colleges in India. In fact, it was established in 1835 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

In fact, it is more famous for its heritage structure of building called Red Fort. Moreover, it has around 420 faculty and around 1500, students.

Moreover, the government of Tamil Nadu supports financially to this college. Its new campus has vast areas around 3,25,000 sq./ft.

Further, It offers many courses in medical such as MBBS, MD, MS, and PG diploma. Additionally, it has around 260 seats and it depends on the score of entrance exam NEET – PGscore.

8. Grant Medical College

Grand medical college is famous for its short-form GMC. It was established in 1845 by the government of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Further, It is also one of the oldest colleges and reputed.

In fact, teaching western medicine in Asia and Because of its wonderful staff, faculty, and brilliant students. Therefore, It always ranks in the top 10 medical colleges in India.

Moreover, Every year around 250 students enroll in this college. And, it has a very large capacity of beds which is around 2845. That is why it provides services to more than 1,200,000 patients.

In fact, this college offers all the courses of medical from MS and MD to the PG diploma programs. It has also research centers in which students get to learn from that too.

Source: grand medical college

9. Kasturba Medical College

Kasturba medical college (KMC) was established in 1953 in Manipal, Karnataka. This is the first self-financing medical college in India.

Because of its finest top-class education, it always ranks in the top 10 medical colleges in India every year.

This college not only famous in India but also attracts students around the world. More than 45 countries’ students have graduated from this college.

You need to appear NEET-UG exam in order to get admission in this college. So,you should have a good score in this exam to get qualified.

It has many exchange programs from many international universities such as Loma Linda universities, Dundee universities, Canada, USA, and many more.

Source: KMC

10. Sri  Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute

So, in the 10th position, we have SRIHER is a private medical college and research center. It was established in 1985 at Porur, Chennai. It was ranked 15 among all the medical colleges in India by India today.

Admission is done based on NEET UG exam scores and filled 250 seats each year. Moreover, it offers a four and half year MBBS program along with a one-year compulsory internship.

Additionally, it offers a post-graduation program and doctoral program including cardiology, neurology, etc.

For some UG level programs, you need to appear NEET UG exam. and shortlisted candidates have to appear the interview. Moreover, It offers many Ph.D. programs. admission of those courses is based on the entrance exam followed by an interview.


So, these are the top 10 medical colleges in India that are excellent and reputed in India.

There are several other colleges are there in India which are also very good and excellent to study in. If you have any question then please let me know in the comment section below.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

1. Which college is best for MBBS in Chennai?

There are many colleges in Chennai which are said to be best. However, Shri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and research center is best followed by the SRM institute of science and technology.

2. How many courses are there in medical field?

There are around 200 courses that are related to the medical field. Anyone can pursue any course after 12th or graduation.

3. Which is the highest degree in medical?

Doctor of medicine is the highest

4. Can I become a doctor without clearing NEET?

Yes, you can become a doctor without NEET. For that, you need to study abroad not in India. You cannot become a doctor in India without NEET.

Or else after getting graduated from another country, you can come to India and need to appear MCI exam to be able to work in India.

5. Is the NEET exam hard?

NEET is called one of the toughest exams in the world. Because this exam consists of three main core subjects which are chemistry, physics, and biology.



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