Medical entrances in India are extremely competitive and very few are able to meet the standards that are required to become a medical professional. There are over 250 universities and ten thousand colleges in India to choose from; some of the top colleges are listed below.
All India Institute of medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi
AIIMS, Delhi was established as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with an intent of developing teaching in Undergraduate and Post-graduate Medical Education in all its branches in order to demonstrate a high standard of Medical Education in India and also to bring together educational facilities of the uppermost order for the training of recruits in all important fields of health activity; and to attain self-sufficiency in Post-graduate Medical Education.
Christian Medical College, Vellore
The college started in the 1900’s by the founder Dr. Ida Sophia who had only one bed in her father’s home. It has grown exponentially since that time and is ranked among one of the best colleges in India. The fees in the college are comparatively low in order to ensure that brilliance and excellence are not sacrificed on the altar of financial profits. Community Medicine is given major importance, a part of which includes living in a village for a period of time and providing practical knowledge and help; this contributes positively to the life and health of rural people. All the medical graduates of CMC are required to serve for at least two years in health care facilities accredited by the institution to be meeting social needs.
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)
This college was set up in 1948 after the Second World War. The remnants of the Indian Army Medical Corps units were amalgamated into one unit which is now known as Armed Forces Medical College. In the last five decades, the college has grown to become one of the premier colleges in the country which educate students who go on to become one of the best professionals in their fields.
JIPMER – Jawahar Lal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) is one of the top five medical schools in India and is situated in Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry), a union territory town in southern India that is near the shore of Bay of Bengal. JIPMER is funded by the Indian central government however with autonomy to conduct its internal administration. JIPMER is an educational institute that undertakes postgraduate and undergraduate medical training and is also a hospital that provides low-cost medical care to a numerous patients.
The Government General Hospital
This is one of the leading Institutions in the country which was started on 16th November 1664 to treat soldiers of the East India Company. After the Anglo French war, the hospital moved out of the fort and it took 20 long years before it could inhabit the present permanent place in 1772.A private medical hall was regularized as a medical school. The Governor publicized an order to make the school a state sponsored one and connected it to the General Hospital. From 1st October 1850 this hospital was made into a college called Madras Medical College. In 1852, the first batch of students graduated and was granted the Diploma of Graduate of the Madras Medical College. In 1857, it gained association to the University of Madras. It is one of the oldest medical institutes in India.
Grant Medical College
Grant Medical College is a medical school that is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. It is one of the premier medical schools in India and also one of the oldest that provides western medicine as an academic discipline. It is also affiliated to the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy Group of Hospitals includes the J. J. Hospital, St George Hospital, Goculdas Tejpal Hospital, and Cama and Albess Hospital. The college accepts two hundred students every year for undergraduate courses and more for post graduate courses.
Maulana Azad Medical College.
The MAMC Campus has witnessed numerous episodes in the history of Delhi, and is surely the most historic campus around. The college is named after a patriot and educationist, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. This building was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, on 26th February 1961. Since that time, the college has trained more than 5000 medical graduates, many dental graduates and around 2000 post-graduates.
King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
The main priorities of this institution include medical relief, medical education and research. The Seth G.S. Medical College, the 12th medical college in the country, started on first June 1925 with forty-six students, and six of them were women. The next year saw the formal opening for this college and it was affiliated to the University of Bombay. The hospital had 125 beds and started work in January 1926.
Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
It opened on June 30, 1953. Only the pre-clinical section was available in Manipal and the students needed to go to Mangalore for their clinical training. However, it became a full-fledged independent college since the clinical program started at Manipal in 1969. The first college in the private sector, KMC ranks among the top five medical colleges in the country today. Students from over fifty Countries have graduated from KMC, and the degrees are recognized worldwide.
University College of Medical Sciences or U.C.M.S
U.C.M.S is a constituent college of the University of Delhi that provides Medical Education in New Delhi, India. It was founded in the year 1971, due to the efforts of the then Health Minister of New Delhi. It was proposed by the minister to provide medical education to every student who was eligible and wished to become a doctor. In that year classes began in the makeshift Department of Chemistry, Delhi University, North Campus. This developed into U.C.M.S. The practical were held in Meerut Medical College and then shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in South Delhi. Again in 1986 it was shifted to Dilshad Garden where it now operates as a teaching hospital.
B.J Medical College
This college started in 1871 which was then called the Ahmedabad Medical School; it only had 14 students at the time of its inception. This is one of the premier institutes and is also the biggest hospital in Asia. Post graduation is provided in 15 branches of medicine and in five branches of surgery. It also provides super specialty courses, postgraduate diploma in ten branches and also medical degrees for non-medical people.
The King George Medical College, Lucknow
This college was established in 1911, has been a leader among medical education institutions in the country. On 16th September 2002, by an act passed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh on the college was transferred under a new university; the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University. The institution is committed to the propagation and improvement of knowledge in biomedical sciences and establishing itself as a centre of quality in tertiary level health care in the state.