Top 10 MBBS Colleges in India

Top 10 MBBS Colleges in India
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Becoming a doctor is considered a privilege as it is considered the noblest profession. Which makes MBBS degree, the most sought-after career options by many students. India has a variety of world class medical colleges like AIIMS, JIPMER and many others. These institutes provide several courses in the field of medical science both at UG and PG levels.

In India, admissions to government, private and deemed colleges are done through NEET. This exam is conducted by CBSE and is the only exam through which aspirants can get into these colleges. It is held in the 1st week of May every year. More than 11 lakh aspirants who wish to pursue MBBS and BDS appear for the exam.

The only institutes which conduct their own entrance exams are AIIMS and JIPMER.


The best medical colleges in India were established during the 1950s and 1960s through the combined efforts of the state and central governments. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is responsible for maintaining the quality and standards of education imparted at these colleges. There are about 273 medical colleges recognized by MCI till date.


Students, who wish to pursue MBBS go through two major phases, how to qualify NEET and which medical college should I choose to study?

In this article, we have mentioned the top 10 medical colleges in India which will lessen your burden of the college hunt.

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

AIIMS, New Delhi is the best medical college in India. It is an autonomous institute functioning under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Institute nurtures excellence in every field of health care. It has comprehensive facilities for patient care, research, and training and has a teaching program in 42 different disciplines.

AIIMS conducts its own entrance exam in the 4th week of May. All Indian citizens can apply for the exam. The application process usually begins from January. Results are declared in June and seats are allotted via common counseling held by the Institute.

The MBBS course in this college has a maximum capacity of 107. Due to the growing popularity of the institute, 6 other campuses were set up all over India. The colleges have a capacity of 100 each.

2-Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

CMC, Vellore is one of the best medical schools in India with a national ranking within 5. It has a capacity of 100 out of which 84 seats fall in the sponsored category. Admissions to this Institute are done on the basis of NEET scores.

Students must apply for this college in order to take part in the selection process. Applications will be accepted latest by June. CMC has a 2 step selection process. Candidates who qualify NEET will be considered for admission. Applicants will have to first undergo an objective, computer based test. Those who clear this stage will move to the Interview round. The institute will release a merit list which will have the names of qualified students.

3-Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

AFMC, Pune is an amalgamation of a number of defense medical organizations. It is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences. It has a total capacity of 130 students (105 boys and 25 girls) who have to serve as Medical Officers in the Armed Forces.

Candidates will be admitted based on NEET scores. They must, however, apply for the Institute separately. The registration process will begin in July. AFMC, Pune will publish a merit list of shortlisted applicants on the basis of NEET rank.

4-Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry

JIPMER, Puducherry is a renowned medical college. It conducts its own entrance exam. It has a maximum capacity of 150 seats for MBBS course. It’s Karaikal campus has about 50 seats.

JIPMER MBBS entrance exam is held in June. The application forms will be available from March. More than 1 lakh individuals apply for JIPMER every year. General category students must secure a minimum of 50th percentile (40th percentile for SC, ST, OBC, and OPH) to qualify the exam. The top scorers will be shortlisted via a merit list. They will have to appear for the common counseling which will be held by the end of June.

5-Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi

MAMC, New Delhi is a government medical college affiliated to the University of Delhi. It provides world class medical education and offers several good facilities. It has a seat intake of 250.

Aspirants must clear NEET with a fantastic rank to get into this Institute. This is because it is the most preferred college for many students. The state authorities will conduct the counseling process for MAMC. 85{f35b16eb0048c74681985a1969674bbcc954290adb4d0e54cc91fa746b5957d4} seats will be filled by state counseling while the remaining 15{f35b16eb0048c74681985a1969674bbcc954290adb4d0e54cc91fa746b5957d4} seats lie under the All India Quota.

6-Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal is regarded as one the best private medical colleges in India. It is affiliated with the Manipal University. There are 250 seats in the MBBS program.

This college considers NEET scores for admission. Individuals must apply for this university and participate in its counseling. KMC is also a top pick for international students. Citizens of more than 44 countries have graduated from this college.

7-Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Lady Hardinge Medical College is one of the top ranked medical schools in India. It has been a popular choice for female students who wish to pursue MBBS from a good college. It has a total of 200 seats meant for girls only.

Admissions will be granted on the basis of NEET scores. A candidate from Delhi with a score of 530 and above can most likely get into this Institute. Students must participate in the state counseling to get into this college.

8-Grant Medical College, Mumbai

Grant Medical College is a state government college. It is the best medical school in Maharashtra. It has received a national ranking of within 10 consistently. It has a capacity of 200.

Candidates will be admitted to this Institute via NEET scores. They must secure around 540+ marks to get into this college. Seats will be allotted through state counseling in order of merit.

9- University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital (UCMS), New Delhi

UCMS is a state government college affiliated with the University of Delhi. All 3 medical colleges affiliated to Delhi University are considered in the top 10 list of India. It is associated with the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital which is the teaching hospital of this Institute. It offers both medical and paramedical courses.

   Applicants who secure a minimum of 50th percentile in NEET are eligible for the state counseling. Those who want to be admitted in UCMS must give their preference accordingly. Only Indian nationals are admitted to this Institute. It has a total seat intake of 150.

10-King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

It is a front- runner among medical schools in India. It is the best college in Uttar Pradesh. The MBBS course has an intake of 250 applicants. Admission process will be conducted by state authorities on the basis of NEET scores.


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