The Best Medical Colleges in India

The popular careers for all students in India can be said to boil down to just three. All young people in India either want to become doctors, engineers or get into the Indian Administrative Services. Of these, the medical profession seems to attract more people since it has been glamorized by the television serials showing doctors and the hospital life. If a student does well in 10+2, and cracks the medical entrance exam, he or she just has a one point agenda, to get into the top medical colleges in the country.

This article gives a list of top medical colleges of India that offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in medical science. The degrees offered are MBBS, MS, BDS, MD and MDS.


1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi is also known as AIIMS. It is a globally acknowledged institute with excellent facilities for instruction and research in medical care. It is vast, with 25 clinical departments, four super specialty centers and a student of this facility gets hands on experience to manage all types of disease conditions.
2. Christian Medical College, VelloreAlso known as CMC, Vellore, founded by the famous missionary physician, Ida S Scudder. It caters to a mix of students from India and from Asian countries. CMC has been recipient of many acknowledgements for its stellar quality of medical education.
3. Armed Forces Medical College, PuneAlso known as AFMC, this is a leading medical college in India. It is located in Pune city in the state of Maharashtra. The college is managed by the Indian Armed Forces. The institution also provides the entire pool of highly trained specialists to Armed Forces.
4. JIPMER, Pondicherry Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research called JIPMER is a residential medical institution. Its campus is spread over 195 acres. It has about 200 faculty and 360 resident physicians and over 3000 nursing, administrative and support staff. Every year it admits 75 undergraduate students and 50 postgraduate students.
5. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal KMC Manipal ranks among the top 10 medical colleges in India today. It has in its alumni students from over 40 countries and its degree is recognized worldwide, including by the General Medical Council and ECFMG.
6. Lady Harding Medical College, Delhi The foundation stone for this college was laid during the world war. Lady Hardinge provides medical education for women, it offers both MBBS, and MD & MS for doctors and nursing diplomas too.
7. Maulana Azad Medical College, DelhiIt is also known as MAMC, and is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It is attached to six hospitals and offers high quality training, both in the undergraduate and post graduate levels, along with courses in dental and nursing
8. Grant Medical College, MumbaiThis college has excellent faculty and in-house medical experience. It is a popular choice for students from Maharashtra and around the country.
 9. St John’s Medical College, BangaloreIt is part of the St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences run by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. The college takes in 60 undergraduates and 30 post graduate students a year
10. Madras Medical College, ChennaiThe oldest medical college in the subcontinent, it dates back to 1835 and imparts quality training to medical students.


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