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Top Medical Colleges in India

Published On: 11 Jul 2011 | Last Updated On: 20 Aug 2013

In India, medical science has made tremendous development over the past few decades. Various specializations have been developed over the period of time and the scope of medical profession has certainly expanded.

The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions.  The job of a doctor requires dedication, hard work, patience and above all, willingness to cure the patients. It is indeed a demanding profession across the globe. The fast growing lifestyle has given rise to many new diseases, which a doctor with a sole MBBS degree finds difficult to deal with.

The various areas of specialization include general surgery, general medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), orthopedics, cardiology, pediatrics, anesthesiology, etc. The other systems of medicine other than allopath are homeopathy, ayurveda, unani, siddha, etc. It also includes veterinary science and dentistry.

The top medical colleges of India have always earned the appreciation of discerning students. These top medical colleges offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in medical science. Students may pursue their MBBS, MS, MDS, BDS, MD and other degrees from the top medical colleges of India.    

When it comes to education, it is necessary to select the best institute to strengthen one’s career. An MBBS degree from a reputed medical college enhances your career growth prospects.

Medical Council of India

Medical Council of India (MCI) is responsible for medical education across the nation. The council is entrusted with the duty to inspect and monitor the institutions that offer medical education in India. The top medical colleges of India offer teaching, research and even patient care facilities. Students can opt for medical and para-medical courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Apart from theoretical education, students are given enough scope for continuing their practical training and research studies. There are prestigious medical institutions in both cities and districts of the nation which one can come across. Candidates can pursue their undergraduate degree in Human Biology and Medical Technology in Radiography, Speech and Hearing, Nursing and Opthalmic Techniques.

Eligibility and Admission Procedure at the Top Medical Colleges of India

Candidates those who qualified their 10+2 examination or equivalent in science stream are eligible for admission in the top medical colleges of India. Candidates apart from the qualification are required to pass the entrance examinations conducted by the respective institutes. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field can also apply for postgraduate programs.

The MBBS program offered by the medical colleges is of four years and six months duration. It is also essential for the students to go through a residential internship program conducted for a period of one year.

List of Top 10 Medical Colleges in India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi was established in 1956. It is considered as one of the most prestigious medical institute in India. AIIMS offers undergraduate and graduate degree courses such as M.B.B.S, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Ophthalmic Technique, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Radio-diagnosis, Master of Surgery in Anatomy and Master of Science in Nursing. Research and training are conducted in 42 disciplines. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for nursing degrees. AIIMS is ranked as one of the top medical institute by India Today.


Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana

Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana was the first medical institute for women in Asia. The college was established by Dame Edith Mary Brown and is officially recognized by government since 1915. It offers courses such as MBBS, MD, MS specialties in Cardiology, Medical Oncology, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Haematology.


Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune was setup in 1948 by an act of parliament of India. The institute is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by MCI for conducting undergraduate and post graduate medical courses. The institute is managed by Indian Armed Forces.


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

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry was established in 1823 and is one of the institutes among top five medical institutes in India. It is an educational institute that imparts under graduate and post graduate medical training along with working hospital that provides inexpensive medical care to large number of patients. Undergraduate courses include B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology), MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing and Post Graduate courses include MS, MD, and diploma in many specialties.


Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi is one of the renowned institutes located in the capital city of Delhi. It is a government medical college and is affiliated to University of Delhi. The courses are approved from Medical Council of India (MCI). The medical institute offers degree of MBBS, post graduate degrees of MD, MS and super-specialty degrees of M.Ch and DM. After completing the courses students may practice medicine as a profession under various hospitals or may also go for higher studies.


Madras Medical College, Chennai

Madras Medical College, Chennai was established in 1835 and is one of the oldest medical institutes in India along with Medical College, Kolkata. The institute is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Courses offered include MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Pharm, B.P.T., diploma in Anesthesiology, diploma in Orthopedics, M.D in General Medicine, M.D in Physiology etc.


Grant Medical College, Mumbai

Grant Medical College, Mumbai was established in 1845 and is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. It is also associated with Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy Group of Hospital. Other members of this group are J. J. Hospital, Goculdas Tejpal Hospital, St George Hospital as well as Cama and Albess Hospital. Courses offered include Diploma in medical Laboratory Technology, MBBS, MD and MS etc.


Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai was established in 1926. The institute provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and super-specialty medical courses.


Kasturba Medical College , Manipal

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal was established in 1953 and is affiliated to Manipal University in Karnataka. It ranks among the top 10 medical institutes in India and is recognized by Medical Council of India.


Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi

Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi was established in 1914 and is affiliated to University of Delhi. Courses offered under this institute are MBBS, Diploma in Nursing, M.D in pediatrics, anesthesia, dermatology, pharmacology, M.S in surgery, orthopedics, ENT, ophthalmology etc. The institute organizes various training programs for special courses in order to give them a chance to join in world class health care’s.


Students interested in pursuing a medical course in India should aspire to join one of the above mentioned colleges for getting recruited in one of the top hospitals of India.

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