Top 10 Government Medical Colleges in India

By | 28/12/2016

Courses in the field of medicine and clinical research have been the most sought after among the aspirants. Every year students vie to secure seats in prestigious top government medical colleges in India. These prestigious colleges are known for imparting quality education, promoting authentic research and giving immense learning scope to undergraduate students. Here is a list of top ten government medical colleges in India that are known worldwide for education and research.

List of Top 10 Government Medical Colleges in India

List of India’s Top 10 Government Medical Colleges

All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS)

It is a group of autonomous public medical institute of higher education. Among seven institutes, AIIMS, New Delhi, is the premier institute in the country established in 1956. These institutes have been declared by Act of Parliament as institutions of national importance. The other institutes are located in Bhopal, Patna, Rishikesh, Raipur, Jodhpur and Bhubaneshwar. From the 2013–14 academic session, the overall availability of MBBS seats in India rose to 42,169. The institute has incredible facilities for teaching, research and patient-care.

  • Courses Offered: As provided in the Act, AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees. It offers teaching and research in 42 disciplines. It is the leading institute in the country producing more than 600 research publications by its faculty and researchers in an academic year. AIIMS also runs a College of Nursing and trains students for B.Sc.(Hons.) Nursing post-certificate) degrees.
  • Number of Seats: It has 383 seats in MBBS programme, combined 393 seats in B.Sc. Nursing (Post Certificate), B.Sc. (Hons.) MTR and B.Sc. (Hons) Ophthalmic Technology.

AIIMS Official sites: (AIIMS Delhi)
Other AIIMS sites (AIIMS Bhubaneswar) (AIIMS Jodhpur) (AIIMS Patna) (AIIMS Raipur) (AIIMS Rishikesh) (AIIMS Bhopal)

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Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

This renowned medical institute is known as centre of excellence for medical education and research. It was established on May 1, 1948, by an act of Parliament on recommendations of BC Roy Committee. It lends training to undergraduate and post graduate medical and nursing students with secured job positions in the defence sector/services. The ‘graduate wing’ of AFMCC, Pune, was set up on August 4, 1962,to have ceaseless flow of medical practitioners in Indian Armed Forces.

  • Courses and number of seats: Every year it admits a total number of 130 students (105 boys and 25 girls) in MBBS programme. The duration of the course is four and a half year followed by internship of one year. Students have to furnish a bond agreement at the time of admission. They are supposed to serve as Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces Medical Services.

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Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry

This famed medical institute was established by the then French Government in 1823. Later, it was converted into Dhanvantari Medical College at the time of de facto transfer of Puducherry to Government of India. It was upgraded and renamed as Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.

  • Courses and number of seats: It offers 145 seats in MBBS programmes in addition to five seats exclusively for NRI (under self-financing scheme). The duration of the course is 5 and half years including one year compulsory internship. Admissions are done through a nationwide competitive exam.

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Maulana Azaad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi

The then Union Home Minister Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant laid the foundation stone of this famous institute on October 24, 1959. Four institutes that attached to MAMC are Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental sciences and Guru Nanak Eye Center. It is considered one of the best place for learning with 2800 beds, 7200 daily outpatient attendance and 47 operation theatres running daily.

  • Courses and Number of seats: It admits 290 under gradtuate students (MBBS programme), 245 post graduate and post doctoral students every year. Students receive training from 426 faculty members and 810 resident doctors.The college started functioning in 1958 with the erstwhile Irwin hospital (now the Lok Nayak Hospital) attached to it.

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Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai

Affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, it is one of the premiere institution of India. It was founded in 1845. It offers 200 seats in MBBS programme. It umbrella organisation, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, has a set of four hospitals under it: Sir JJ Hospital, St.Georges Hospital, Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital and Cama Albless Hospital.

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Bangalore Medical college, Bengaluru

It was started as a private medical college in 1955 by Mysore Education Society. The institute was handed over of the Government of Mysore in 1957 and later got affiliated to Bangalore University. In 1996, the medical college came under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. It offers 250 seats in MBBS programme and 135 in postgraduate programmes.

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Institute of Medical Science,Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

The history of its establishment dates back to January 19, 1924 when Maharaja Prabhu Narayan Singhji of Banaras laid the foundation stone of the Ayurvedic Hospital. Later, in 1960, it was converted to the College of Medical Sciences with Professor KN Uduppa as its founder Principal. It had ten departments –nine in Modern Medicine and one in Indian Medicine. In 1963, General Medical Council, UK and Medical Council of India recognised its MBBS training programme. The Post Graduate Institute of Indian Medicine (since 1963) was merged with Institute of Medical Sciences established in 1971.

  • Courses and Number of seats: The postgraduate medical education in the institute took a formal shape in 1971 after due permission from the Visitor of the Banaras Hindu University i.e., the President of India. The college divided faculties into the Faculty of Ayurveda and Faculty of Medicine in 1978 to enhance their growth prospects.It offers 50 seats in undergraduate programme.

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Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai

This medical college provides training to around 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and superspeciality medical courses. Founded in 1926, the institute also offers nursing programme. It offers 180 seats in MBBS programme. Its two constituent hospitals Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) and King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital also provide free treatment to people from underprivileged sections. These are funded mainly by Municipal Corporation of Grater Mumbai.

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University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi

The college was established in 1971. It annual intake in MBBS programme is 150 and offers a total of 71 seats (combined) in MD and MS programmes. It also runs paramedical courses, diploma course in nursing and so on. Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital is its associated teaching and training hospital.

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BJ Medical College,Ahmedabad

It was established in 1871.By 1946, the school got affiliated with Bombay University and later upgraded as BJ Medical College. It was recognised by Gujarat University in 1951 for its undergraduate courses and in 1956 for its postgraduate courses.

  • Courses and Number of Seats: Every year, some 250 students per year per course got admission through a competitive exam. The medical institute offers MD programmes in 15 branches of medicine, an MS course in five branches of surgery, super specialty courses in three branches, postgraduate diploma courses in 10 branches, and many other medical degrees in non-medical branches. It was recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for its innovation in integrated teaching and training programmes in child health services and universal immunization.

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We suggest candidates to check the official sites of respective colleges for change in any courses or number of seats.

Important Link:
Official Website of Medical Council of India: (Search Medical Colleges & Courses)

Explore here (External Link-Wikipedia) for the complete List of medical colleges in India.

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  1. Gandhi Kush

    Yes, a detailed info regarding top 10 colleges of medicine is given which proves to be a quite helpful for medical students.

    Thanks for the info.


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