Are you planning to take up a career in medicine? Do you have dreams of becoming a renowned doctor, trusted by patients and receiving accolades from society? If so, then you would have realized that joining one of the top medical colleges in India would help you achieve your dreams.
Being a doctor is an ambitious career plan, for which a lot of planning and effort is needed. Before anything else you first need to plan where you want to study. If you have plans ofbecoming the best doctor, then you need to study at the best college.
Here are the names of ten of the top medical colleges in India, where thousands compete to study, but only a few get in. These colleges are well-known for their infrastructure and facilities, and quality of teaching. There is a huge demand for seats in these colleges and you need to top the entrance exam rankings if you want to join here.
The top colleges here as per the 2018 NIRF ranking, done by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Here is the list for you:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
AIIMS has been the premier medical institute and college from many decades. Established in 1956, this autonomous institute has repeatedly been ranked as the number one medical college in the country in all surveys. The first cardiac transplant in the country was performed here. The campus is located in Ansari Nagar and is next to ICMR and the National Medical Library.
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
PGIEMR is an institute of national importance in Chandigarh that was established in 1962. The institute has a special focus on rural and community health and has been involved in many projects. Its entrance test is one of the most competitive and only 1% or 2% of candidates are able to pass the test and get a seat at this prestigious college.
Christian Medical College, Vellore
CMC, Vellore is a private, minority institution started in 1900 by Christian missionaries. The first open heart surgery in India, the first bone marrow transplant and the first kidney transplant were all done here. The college enrolls 2500 students every year for 175 different courses that it offers. The college’s hospital serves 8,000 outpatients daily.
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
KMC, Manipal was started by the legendary TMA Pai in 1953 and was the first self-financing medical college in India. Students from 44 countries have graduated from here. The college is part of the Manipal University campus spread over 500 acres of land. It is well-known for its Museum of Anatomy and Physiology, which is the only one in Asia.
King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
Started as King George’s Medical College in 1911, it was upgraded as a university in 2002. Every year the college opens its doors to 1250 students to join its prestigious undergraduate programs. Being a University, it has a number of medical colleges affiliated to it. There are 24 different blocks hosting the various college departments.
Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
JIPMER in Pondicherry is one of the oldest medical colleges, started in 1823 by the then French Govt. It is an institution of national importance. The institute enrolls 150 students every year for its undergraduate programs of study. It has a tie-up with the Harvard School of Public Health.
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University is a prestigious institution established by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1916. It is the largest residential university in the whole of Asia. The Institute of Medical Sciences is well-known for the quality programs offered and started in 1960. There are three faculties with 44 departments of study.
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Aligarh Muslim University was founded in 1875 as a college by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. The medical school of the University is known as Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and it opened in 1962. It has an enrollment of 150 students for the MBBS program. It is one of the premier medical colleges in India.
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
This is a deemed university with 45 departments offering of a variety of courses at the UG and PG level. It was started in 1985, There are 250 students enrolled for the MBBS program every year at this institution.
JamiaHamdard, New Delhi
Established in 2012, the medical college of this university has earned a name for itself in the medical teaching domain. It has a 47-bed hospital attached to it. It has an intake of 100 students for the MBBS program.
The above ten colleges are among the top medical colleges in India. Studying at these colleges is a matter of prestige and can help one achieve their dreams of becoming a good doctor.