Top 10 Medical Colleges in India You Should Aim For

By Nishant Sinha Mumbai 19 April 2018: National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) is a single medical entrance exam for almost all the medical colleges in India. Every medical aspirant doing medical preparation wants to get into the best college one can get on the basis of their NEET scores.

Here are some of the top medical colleges that grant admission to their MBBS courses through NEET:


1 .Christian Medical College, Vellore

The Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) is celebrating its centenary in 2018. It is ranked amongst the best medical colleges in India and has 100 MBBS seats where students are granted admission on the basis of their NEET scores.

At the time of independence, CMC Vellore was the only private medical college in India. It is still know for offering quality training to students with a Christian missionary zeal. CMC association members may also sponsor students who agree to work for the hospitals sponsored by the association.

At CMC, new students are allocated faculty members as mentors who help them to adjust to the college life and improve their academic performance.

  1. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

The first self-finance private medical college in India, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal was established in 1953. Based in a green and clean city, Kasturba College has been ranked among the Top 10 medical colleges in India consistently.

Students from over 30 countries graduate from here every year. The institution is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), the General Medical Council (GMC) of Great Britain, and the Australian Medical Council (AMC). The institute also has tie-ups with several national and international universities of repute to provide best medical coaching to students.

There are 250 MBBS seats in KMC Manipal and 250 additional seats in KMC Mangalore.

  1. University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

This medical institute has been ranked 7th in India for its quality research and it boasts of several eminent faculty members who are associated with CSIR, UNICEF, DST, UNAIDS, WHO, World Bank, NACO, and ICMR.

UCMS is the nodal centre for AIDS and Safdarjung Hospitals and is also one of the network centres for the National Brain Research Centre. It has a fully-equipped burns ward and is one of the three public trauma centers in Delhi.

The University College of Medical Sciences is the first medical college in India to start a Medical Humanities Group, and also the first one to organize the ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ workshop for the medical students.

There are 150 MBBS seats in the college where you can get admission through NEET.

  1. St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences (SJNAHS) is a self-financial private medical institution in Bengaluru. Established in 1963 by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, St. John’s Medical College has 60 MBBS seats which are open to NEET aspirants.

Spread over 140 acres, the SJNAHS consists of a medical college, the first fully-equipped health research institute, a nursing colleges, an institute of health care management and paramedical studies, and a state-of-the-art hospital with 1350 beds.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) – the UGC Review Committee – has awarded a 5-star grading to this college for its excellence in academics and healthcare services.

  1. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Established in 1894, CMC Ludhiana was not only the first medical school for women India but also in Asia. Today it is a co-educational facility for all medical students. Though it primarily aims to train Christian healthcare professionals, it does accept students from all religions, castes, and communities.

With a missionary spirit, this institution places special focus providing healthcare facilities in rural India and remote areas where medical care is still inaccessible to people. It also maintains a hospital with 775 beds.

The college runs under the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in Faridkot, Punjab since 1999. MCI recognizes it.

There are 75 MBBS seats and 40 BDS seats in this medical institution.

  1. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

AFMC Pune is one of the best medical institutes in India. It is known as a Centre of Excellence for medical education as well as medical research. Set up in 1948, it provides medical training to defense services candidates. It is under the aegis of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences at present and is recognized by the MCI.

The students accepted in the Armed Forces Medical College has to compulsorily serve as Commissioned Offices in the Armed Forces. Their parents or guardians have to sign a bond agreement at the time of admission to this effect.

The candidates accepted in AFMC must be an Indian citizen. Students from Nepal and Bhutan and persons of Indian origin (PIO) who have migrated to India with an intention to settle here permanently may also be considered for admission here. Selected candidates also have to be medically fit, between the ages of 17 and 22 years, and should be unmarried. Students are not allowed to marry until the completion of the course.

There are 130 MBBS seats at AFMC – 105 for boys and 25 for girls.

  1. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

Formerly known as Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMC & RI) is a deemed-to-be-university in Chennai. Established as a medical college in 1985, it has eight constituent colleges and gained the status of the deemed-to-be-university in 1994.

It has tie-up with the Partners Harvard Medical International for curriculum reform and faculty development as well as the improvements in the quality of healthcare and patient safety.

The Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited in 2009 and made it the first teaching hospital in India to be granted this honor. It has been granted ‘A’ grade by the NAAC with a CGPA of 3.62 (on a 4-point scale) – which is the highest CGPA to be granted to any medical institute in India.

It is also one of the very few medical institutes in India to be sanctioned 250 MBBS seats and 100 BDS seats by the MCI.

  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) is a government college which is attached to the famous Safdarjang Hospital in Delhi for clinical teaching. Established in the year 2001, it is affiliated to GGSIPU (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University).

Recognized by the MCI, it finds its place in the World Directory of Medical Schools as well as the Avicenna Directory of Medicine. It is considered one of the best institutes to pursue a medical career as you get good exposure to clinical, surgical techniques and best patient management techniques. Safdarjang is also considered one of the best hospitals for Obstetrics and Gynaecology at post-graduation level.

There are 150 MBBS seats here – out of which 23 are open to NEET aspirants.

  1. JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore

Established in 1984, JSS Medical College in Mysore, Karnataka is recognized by the MCI. Its courses are also recognized by the WHO, the General Medical Council of the UK, and the Sri Lanka Medical Council.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK, recognizes it to award MRCOG. It is a part of the JSS University since 2008 and a Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology & Regenerative Medicine and has a tie-up with the University of Cincinnati for physicians and biomedical researchers. JSS is also known for the pioneering research it is doing in the fields of cancer biology and diabetes mellitus.

There are 150 MBBS seats here which are filled through the NEET exam.

  1. Madras Medical College, Chennai

Established in 1835, Madras Medical College is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. The third oldest college in India, it is affiliated to nine hospitals which serve as its teaching hospitals.

Students need at least 50% marks overall (in all the three sciences) and at least 50% in Biology in Class 12 board exams and at least 50% marks in NEET to be eligible for admission to MMC.

There are 250 MBBS seats here.

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About the Author: Nishant Sinha is the co-founder of, an Online Medical Coaching platform for Medical Entrance Exams like NEET (earlier known as AIPMT), AIIMS and other school entrance exams aiming for career in Medical sector. He is passionate about making Doctors and Medical aspirants meet their goal (NEET or AIIMS). The mission was clear to give breakthrough education to the students in the field of online Medical Exam Preparations and make them pass with flying colors in exams such as NEET, AIIMS or other medical entrance exams.

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