Everywhere you turn and ask Students want to be an engineer or a doctor…and why not, India has some of the best Engineering and Medical Colleges. Students come down to India from all over the world to study and become a doctor. Institutes like the AIIMS, CMC churn out doctors that have become the backbone of our hospitals and medical care today.
Here’s list of the Top 20 Medical Colleges in India
1) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India; to bring together in one place educational facilities of the highest order for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education.
The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. Teaching and research are conducted in 42 disciplines. In the field of medical research AIIMS leads with more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in a year. Twenty-five clinical departments including four super specialty centers manage practically all types of disease conditions with support from pre- and Para-clinical departments. AIIMS also manages a 60-beded hospital in the Comprehensive Rural Health Centre at Ballabgarh in Haryana and provides health cover to about 2.5 lakh population through the Centre for Community Medicine.
2) Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, known simply as “CMC Vellore”, was founded by Ida S. Scudder, and located in the city of Vellore in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is generally considered to be one of the best five medical colleges in India. CMC has been consistently ranked among the best medical colleges in India . Independent surveys published in 2006 by both India today-ORG MARG and Outlook-Cfore ranks CMC second in the overall survey of the best medical colleges in India next only to AIIMS Delhi.
3) Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a premier medical college in India, which trains high quality doctors. It is located in Pune city in the state of Maharashtra. The college is managed by the Indian Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Medical College has multiple roles to perform. These are primarily training of medical undergraduates and post-graduates, dental postgraduates, nursing cadets and paramedical staff. Patient care forms an integral part of its training curriculum and the attached hospitals benefits from the expertise available at AFMC. The institution is responsible for providing the entire pool of specialists and super specialists to Armed Forces by giving them in service training.
4) (JIPMER) Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Reasearch , Pondicherry
JIPMER traces its origin to 1823 when a medical school called “Ecole de Medicine de Pondichery” was established by French government. In November 1956 the Government of India took over the medical college in the wake of the ‘de facto’ transfer of Pondicherry. JIPMER which includes a tertiary care referral hospital is under the direct administrative control of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. It has both under-graduate as well as post-graduate medical and paramedical courses.
The staff strength of the institute is about 3000. The teaching faculty consists of 154 experienced teachers and 361 resident doctors.
5) Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, opened its doors on June 30, 1953. The college started with only the pre-clinical section at Manipal and the students had to go to Mangalore for their clinical training. But with the clinical program having commenced at Manipal in 1969, it became a full-fledged independent college. The Medical Council of India granted recognition in 1958 with the first graduating batch of KMC. Recognition by the General Medical Council of Great Britain and the Malaysian Medical Council soon followed. Today Manipal University (of which KMC is a constituent college) degrees are recognized in all countries.
6) Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi
One of India’s premier medical colleges, ranked amongst the top five medical schools, is situated in central New Delhi, India, amongst the ruins of most famous British Jails- Khooni Darwaza, (literally the bloody door). The college has the following hospitals attached to it:
1. Lok Nayak Hospital
2. G B Pant Hospital (both named after freedom fighters)
3. Guru Nanak Eye Hospital,
4. Sushruta Trauma Centre (named after the biggest surgeon India has produced)
5. Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (a purely Hindi name which roughly translates as “Uncle Jawaharlal Nehru Children’s hospital). (Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of independent India)
The hospitals have a combined bed strength of more than 2400 beds (with further expansion underway) and cater to a population of more than 2 million people in Delhi alone and many more from the surrounding states in north India. The college is a tertiary care referral centre and has teaching programs for graduation, post graduation and subspecialities (referred to as superspecialities in India).
7) Grant Medical College, Mumbai
The Grant Medical College, Mumbai is a medical school affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. It is one of the premier medical institutions in India and is one of the oldest institution teaching Western medicine in Asia. At present, the college accepts 200 students per year for the undergraduate course and has more seats for postgraduate courses.
8) Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital is amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India. It was founded in 1926 in Mumbai.
The medical school (Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College) provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and superspeciality medical courses; in undergraduate and postgraduate physical therapy and occupational therapy; Master’s and PhD courses in various allied specialties. A nursing school is also maintained by these institutions.
9) St John’s Medical College, Bangalore
St. John’s Medical College is one of India’s premier medical institutions. It is part of the St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences run by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. It was established in 1963 and is situated in Bangalore, India.The college annually accepts 60 students for the MBBS undergraduate course based on a national entrance exam. It also accepts over 30 postgraduate students to a number of medical specialities.
10) Madras Medical College, Chennai
The Madras Medical College is a prominent educational institution located in Chennai, India. It was established on February 2nd, 1835 and is one of the oldest medical schools of the Indian subcontinent.
The College is primarily a medical college and includes approximately 84 departments. The first lady doctor in the English Speaking world and also the first Indian lady doctor graduated from this prestigious institution (Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi).