5699 Medicine & Health Sciences colleges in India

There are nearly 4,800 Medical colleges in India which offer Medical courses, out of these nearly 80% colleges are private, over 15% are government and rest are public-private.

Medical courses in India are offered under various specialisations including medical and biomedical sciences, pharmacy, allied health, nursing, health and fitness. A course in medicine and health sciences requires students to learn and abide by the hippocratic oath for et

There are nearly 4,800 Medical colleges in India which offer Medical courses, out of these nearly 80% colleges are private, over 15% are government and rest are public-private.

Medical courses in India are offered under various specialisations including medical and biomedical sciences, pharmacy, allied health, nursing, health and fitness. A course in medicine and health sciences requires students to learn and abide by the hippocratic oath for ethical conduct which says, that as a medical practitioner a person needs to practice arts and science of medicine honestly in all aspects i.e. patient care, teaching and research. Students holding a degree in medical and health science can get career opportunities from hospitals, private clinics in the Healthcare sector. A medical and health science graduate can work with research centers, laboratories, and pharmaceuticals industry. Healthcare is one of the largest service sector comprising hospitals, medical equipment, clinical procedures, telecommunication and IT for the medical field, medical tourism, and health insurance.

Medical Courses offered in India

To pursue a career in medicine and health science, one must have a degree in medical specialisation. The Medical colleges in India offer multiple undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate, diploma and certificate courses in the field of Medical and Health Science. Some of the Medical courses are mentioned below:

UG Courses:

  • MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science
  • BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • BASLP - Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
  • BOptom - Optometry
  • BSc - Medical Imaging Technology
  • BSc - Medical Laboratory Technology
  • BSc- Nursing
  • BOT - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • BPharm - Pharmacy
  • BPT - Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • BSc - Renal Dialysis Technology
  • PBBSc - Nursing

PG Courses:

  • MD - Respiratory Medicine, Radio Diagnosis, Anaesthesiology, Paediatrics, etc.
  • MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, etc.
  • MDS - Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, etc.
  • MSc - Medical Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Medical Physiology, etc.
  • MPH - Health Management, Bio-Statistics
  • MOT - Hand Rehabilitation, Neurosciences, Mental Health, etc.
  • MPharm - Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, etc.

Diploma Courses:

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in Optometry
  • Diploma in Medical Record Science

Certificate Courses:

  • Certificate Course in Ophthalmic Technology
  • Certificate Course in Blood Bank Technology
  • Certificate Course in Health Inspector
  • Certificate Course in Medical Office Management (CcMOM)

Medicine & Health Sciences Admission Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed Class 12th exams with Science subjects, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Zoology / Botany
  • Candidates must have studied English as the main subject in the qualifying examination
  • Moreover, candidates also need to fulfil the age limit criteria i.e. they must have completed 17 years of age at the time of admissions
  • There are additional eligibility conditions such as mentioned by the regulatory authorities for respective discipline i.e. Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of Indian, and Indian Nursing Council, Pharmacy Council of India, Indian Association of Physiotherapist and respective association/council for other medical and health science courses

Here is the list of top private and government Medical colleges in India:

Private Medical Colleges in India

Course Fee (in Rs)

Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar

49 K - 8.16 L

Parul University, Vadodara

5 K - 99.07 L

1.96 L - 8.9 L

Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences (PIMS), Bangalore

-

Amity University, Noida

1.02 L - 7.2 L

Government Medical Colleges in India

Course Fee (in Rs)

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

3 L

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi

11 K - 81.8 K

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi

1.29 K - 7.33 K

Christian Medical College & Hospital (CMC), Ludhiana

86 K - 23.4 L

Osmania Medical College (OMC), Hyderabad

30 K - 1.05 L

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview:

Ownership Types

Medical colleges in India accept score obtained by students in numerous national or state-level examinations, including NEET, NEET PG, GPAT, NEET MDS, MHT CET, AP EAMCET, UPSEE, TS EAMCET, TS PGECET and KCET. There are several Medical colleges in major cities across the country such as Delhi/ NCR, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and so on.

Top Ranking Medical Colleges in India

The top Medical Colleges in India are ranked by various ranking agencies like NIRF, Oulook, India Today, etc. based on different categories like state-wise, city-wise, stream-wise, etc.

Top Medical Colleges in India with NIRF Ranking 2020

According to NIRF Ranking, these are the top 10 Medical Colleges in India:

Name of the College

NIRF’20 Ranking

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

1

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

2

Christian Medical College, Vellore

3

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

4

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

5

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

6

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

7

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

8

KMC - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

9

KGMU - King George's Medical University

10

Following is the list of top 10 Medical colleges in India ranked by Outlook:

Name of the College

Outlook'19 Ranking

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

1

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

2

Christian Medical College, Vellore

3

St. John's Medical College, Bangalore

4

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

5

Faculty of Medical Sciences (King George's Medical University), Lucknow

6

Grant Government Medical College & Sir J Group Of Hospital, Mumbai

7

Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi

8

Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai        

9

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

10

Following is the list of top 10 Medical colleges in India ranked by India Today:

Name of the College

India Today'20 Ranking

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

1

Christian Medical College, Vellore

2

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

3

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

4

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

5

King George`s Medical University, Lucknow

6

Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

7

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi

8

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

9

Universty College of Medical Science, New Delhi

10

Career Scope for Medical Students

The top recruiters for medical and health sciences degree holders are majorly Hospitals, Medical Research Centers and Pharmaceuticals. A person holding degree in medical and health sciences can also practice from their own clinic after getting practicing license from the medical association. Below are the average salaries offered to Medical professionals in different job profiles:

Job Profiles

Average Salary (in Rs)

Registered Nurse

2.90 L and above

Medical Researcher

7.20 L and above

Medical Science Liaison

7 L and above

General Surgeon

5 L and above

Physiotherapist

3 L and above

Anesthesiologist

12 L and above

Healthcare Consultant

12.20 L and above

Medical Officer

5.80 L and above

Medical Laboratory Technician

2 L and above

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

9 L and above

Healthcare Manager

6 L and above

Nurse Educator/Trainer

3.50 L and above

Top Recruiters for Medical Students

Below is the list of Medical colleges in India and few top companies that recruit Medical graduates along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

4.9

Indian Army, Navy or Air Force

IIHMR University, Jaipur

4.4

Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Smartcube Analytic Solutions, IMS, Lintac Solutions

Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

4.2

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Accenture, Cognizant, Amazon, TCS, IBM, Informatica, Capgemini, SAP, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Bosch, Ashok Leyland, Voltas, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Daikin, Renault Nissan, Sony, Adobe, Virtusa, KPIT, Morgan Stanley, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Trident Group, Infineon, KPMG

Parul University, Vadodara

4.0

Aditya Birla Group, TCS, John Deere, Indusind Bank, TATA Motors, Zydus, Atos, Thermax

Amity University, Noida

4.0

Cadila, Napier Healthcare, United Health Group, DR. Lal Pathlabs, Zycus, Abbott, ZS Associates

Mode of Study

Medical courses can be pursued from various colleges through different modes such as full-time, part-time, distance-learning and online. Around 5,037 Medical colleges offer the full-time course and the rest of the colleges offer part-time, distance-learning and online modes to the student for pursuing Medical courses. Some of these colleges are tabulated below:

Full-time Mode of Study

Some of the popular colleges/ universities that offer full-time Medical courses are:

S.No.

Colleges

Location

1.

Armed Forces Medical College

Pune

2.

Maulana Azad Medical College

Delhi

3.

Parul University

Vadodara

4.

Lovely Professional University

Jalandhar

5.

SGT University

Gurgaon

Part-time Mode of Study

The colleges that offer courses through distance/ correspondence mode are as follows:

S.No.

College

Location

1.

University of Mumbai

Mumbai

2.

Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

Hyderabad

3.

Rayat Bahra University

Mohali

4.

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

Chennai

5.

Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, University of Mumbai

Mumbai

Distance/ Correspondence Mode of Study

The colleges that offer courses through distance/ correspondence mode are as follows:

S.No.

College

Location

1.

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Delhi

2.

Christian Medical College

Vellore

3.

University of Madras, Institute of Distance Education

Chennai

4.

Vardhman Mahaveer Open University

Kota

5.

Symbiosis School for Open & Distance Learning

Pune

Online Mode of Study

The following colleges offer online classroom mode:

S.No.

Colleges

Location

1.

Parul University

Vadodara

2.

ICRI- JIMS

Delhi

3.

Academy For Clinical Excellence

Mumbai

4.

Amity University Online

Noida

5.

ICRI Bangalore

Bangalore

How affordable is studying Medical Courses at Medical colleges in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Medical Courses in India is moderately priced as approximately 26% of the colleges have course/annual fees between Rs 1-2 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Amity University, Noida
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Chandigarh University, Chandigarh
  • M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Noida
  • International University, Greater Noida
  • Institute of Medical Sciences; BHU, Varanasi

Approximately 22% of Medical colleges fee structure ranges between Rs 3-5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Era University, Lucknow
  • SGT University, Gurgaon
  • Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot
  • Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune
  • ISBR Business School, Bangalore
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune

The fees of around 22% colleges is between Rs 2-3 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  • NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata
  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Amity University, Gurgaon
  • University Institute of Pharmacy, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansiand

Only around 14% of Medical colleges in India are economical with a fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi
  • King George's Medical University; Lucknow
  • Parul University, Vadodara
  • NIMS University, Jaipur
  • ICRI- JIMS, Delhi
  • Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  • Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Approximately 16% of Medical colleges in India are expensive with a fee structure of more than Rs 5 lakh. These colleges are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
  • SGT University, Gurgaon
  • Integral University; Lucknow
  • Medical College and Hospital, Sangli
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth, Sangli
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
  • Dharmsinh Desai University, Gujarat

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of Medical Colleges in India based on fees:

Fees

Medical Specialisations offered in India

Medical colleges in India offer diversified specialisations in Pharmaceutical, General Medicine, Pharmocology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedics, Microbiology, General Surgery, Pathology, Medical Laboratory Technology, etc. The most popular one is Pharmaceutical followed by General Medicine and Pharmocology. Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the top 10 Medical specialisations in India:

Specialisations

Which are the most popular Medical Exams accepted by Medical colleges in India?

The most popular entrance exam for studying Medical courses in India is NEET. While scoring good marks in NEET will help you land in Medical colleges like Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi; NEET PG is your ticket to colleges like AIIMS Delhi and Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Rest of the colleges accept GPAT, NEET MDS, MHT CET, AP EAMCET, UPSEE, TS EAMCET, TS PGECET, KCET, etc., for admission into their colleges.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview:

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Course

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Ownership

Exams Accepted

1 K - 7.33 K
4.650

#1 NIRF

91 Courses
2.97 K - 15.6 K
6 - 12 LPA
4.92

#2 NIRF

104 Courses
1.5 K - 4.73 L
1.55 - 5.39 LPA
4.713

#3 NIRF

50 Courses
12.2 K - 2.2 L
9.6 - 13.2 LPA

#4 NIRF

31 Courses
1.02 L - 1.35 L
8.88 - 18 LPA

#5 NIRF

6 Courses
10 K - 1.34 L
8.25 - 11.8 LPA

#7 NIRF

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Course
D.PharmaB.PharmaM.PharmaMDMBBSB.Sc.MSPG DiplomaUG DiplomaPharm.D
114 Courses
7.66 K - 34.29 K
3 - 11.62 LPA
4.89

#8 NIRF

69 Courses
64.5 K - 2.46 L
8 - 14 LPA
4.537

#9 NIRF

4 Courses
2.1 L
30 LPA

#12 NIRF

72 Courses
47 K - 2.78 L
1.8 - 9.39 LPA
4.22

#16 NIRF

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Specialization
PharmaceuticalPharmacologyMedical Laboratory TechnologyGeneral MedicinePediatricsMicrobiologyPathologyObstetrics & GynecologyGeneral SurgeryRadiology
129 Courses
15 K - 1.08 Cr
2.7 - 18 LPA
4.116

#14 NIRF

55 Courses
67.4 K - 36.32 L
2.4 - 12 LPA
3.88

#13 NIRF

74 Courses
9.56 K - 5.83 L
5 - 13 LPA
3.54

#15 NIRF

38 Courses
93 K - 1.62 L
11.04 - 11.64 LPA
4.716

#18 NIRF

28 Courses
24.45 K - 81.8 K
0.86 LPA
4.751

#17 NIRF

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53 Courses
86 K - 33 L
3.6 - 14 LPA
4.010

#13 Outlook

28 Courses
17.04 K - 47 K
4 - 12.5 LPA
4.633

#30 NIRF

48 Courses
64.3 K - 69.38 L
7.56 - 17.4 LPA
4.220

#24 NIRF

74 Courses
1.85 L - 1.02 Cr
7.8 - 14.4 LPA
4.633

#10 NIRF

30 Courses
30 K - 5.6 L
3.5 - 7.8 LPA
3.771

#25 NIRF

9 Courses
1.8 L - 6.1 L
3.5 - 3.6 LPA
4.420

#21 NIRF

15 Courses
3 L - 18.37 L
8 - 12.35 LPA

#19 NIRF

30 Courses
28.5 K - 1.13 L
6.36 LPA
4.55

#29 NIRF

32 Courses
7.8 L - 23.4 L
1.08 - 4.32 LPA
4.34

#26 NIRF

26 Courses
15.75 L - 47.14 L
6.12 - 12.6 LPA
5.02

#33 NIRF

51 Courses
4.05 K - 1.4 L
9.23 - 20.75 LPA
4.520

#38 NIRF

115 Courses
20 K - 1.19 Cr
3.78 - 14.6 LPA
4.414

#34 NIRF

39 Courses
3.08 L - 21.41 L
6 - 12 LPA
4.213

#37 NIRF

4.6 L - 37.3 L
4.8 - 12 LPA
5.01

Top 15 in Chennai

2 Courses
2.91 L - 4.41 L
4.5 LPA
5.01

#35 NIRF

FAQs

Q1. What are the different specialisations offered in Medical colleges in India?

A. Top 10 specialisations offered in Medical colleges in India are:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • General Medicine
  • Pharmocology
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Microbiology
  • General Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

Q2. Which are the best Medical colleges in India based on placements?

A. The top 5 Medical colleges in India based on placements review rating on Shiksha are:

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • IIHMR University, Jaipur
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Parul University, Vadodara
  • Amity University, Noida

Q3. Which is the average salary of a Medical professional in India?

A. Below are the average salaries offered to Medical professionals in different job profiles:

Job Profiles

Average Salary (in Rs)

Registered Nurse

2.90 L and above

Medical Researcher

7.20 L and above

Medical Science Liaison

7 L and above

General Surgeon

5 L and above

Physiotherapist

3 L and above

Anesthesiologist

12 L and above

Healthcare Consultant

12.20 L and above

Medical Officer

5.80 L and above

Medical Laboratory Technician

2 L and above

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

9 L and above

Healthcare Manager

6 L and above

Nurse Educator/Trainer

3.50 L and above

Q4. What is the estimated fee for studying Medical courses in India?

A. It is estimated that pursuing Medical Courses in India is moderately priced as approximately 26% of the colleges have course/annual fees between 1-2 lakh. Some of these colleges are Amity University, Noida; Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar; Chandigarh University, Chandigarh; M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore; School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Noida International University, Greater Noida; Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi and so on.

Q5. What are the popular exams to qualify for Medical courses in India?

A. Various exams accepted in India for Medical courses admission include NEET, NEET PG, GPAT, NEET MDS, MHT CET, AP EAMCET, UPSEE, TS EAMCET, TS PGECET, KCET, etc.

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