Private Medical colleges are the most sought after institutes for those keen to pursue medicine and could not get through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)- Under Graduate. Here is a list of top ten private medical institutes and colleges in India that offer quality education. These top 10 private medical colleges in India have been churning out talented medical practitioners over the years.
List of India’s Top 10 Private Medical Colleges
Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
This prestigious medical institute has been an academy of research and pioneer medical practices. It is an institute of repute across the globe.
Founded by an American missionary, Dr Ida S Scudder, in 1900, the institute has created many milestones, including starting the first College of Nursing in the country in 1946; performing thefirst reconstructive surgery for leprosy across the world in 1948; performing the first successful open heart surgery in the country in 1961; performing the first kidney transplant in the country in 1971; performing the first bone marrow transplantation in the country in 1986 as well as the first successful ABO incompatible kidney transplant in the country in 2009. It is one of the top private medical colleges in India.
- Courses: The college offers MBBS, post-graduate diploma and degree medical courses such as MS, MD, DM, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD. The MBBS course is of four and a half years duration followed by one year of Compulsory Rotating Residential Internship. The undergraduate course in Medicine has three stages. The first stage of 12 months duration consists of the basic sciences of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. The second level has a duration of 18 months and consists of Clinical and Para-clinical subjects, including Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine. The last stage is of 24 months duration and covers Ophthalmology, Oto-rhinolaryngology, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
A block posting in Community Health is an integral part of each stage. Posting in mission hospitals and secondary care centers is a unique as well as vital feature of the college’s medical education. It strictly adheres to the guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka
This renowned institute was established by Dr TMA Pai in 1953. It has been ranked among the top ten medical colleges in the country by various surveys done by key agencies. Also, it was the first self-financing medical college in the country. Students from across the globe seek admission in this prestigious college.
- Courses: The medical degree (MBBS) awarded by KMC is validated by several nations, including Australian Medical Council and Malaysian Medical Council among others. Since 1993, KMC has been working under the umbrella of Manipal University which is a deemed varsity. This institute also holds exchange programmes with other foreign colleges.
St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka
This reputed institute is a part of the St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences which is run by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. It is one of the top India’s private medical colleges.
- Courses: Established in 1963, the college annually admits 60 students for the undergraduate MBBS programme based on a national level entrance exam. It also places over 30 postgraduate students to an array of medical specialties. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), a review committee of the University Grants Commission (UGC), awarded it 5-star grading for excellence as well as incredible work in the field of medical education and services.
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka
This institute was earlier known as Bangalore Medical College. Popularly known as BMC, this medical college is run by the state government of Karnataka. It is an autonomous institution under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Jayanagar. Established in 1955, it was built by civil engineer and architect,V. Ramamoorthy, and established by Dr.Shivram and Dr.Mekhri. The college celebrated its golden jubilee in 2005–2006 and had an inauguration of a state-of-the-art digital library and Basavarajendra Auditorium. In 2006, the college was granted autonomous status by the state government of Karnataka. The college is presently undergoing major renovation along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
- Courses: The college offers the four and a half year MBBS course with a one-year compulsory rotating internship in affiliated hospitals. There are 250 seats that are in MBBS course that are filled through a competitive exam. The college offers 420 seats in paramedical courses and 135 seats in post graduate courses.
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab
It was the first medical school for women in Asia. Founded in 1894 by Dame Edith Mary Brown the college and hospital caters to a large number of people in surrounding areas. Since July 1999, CMC has been affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.
- Courses: It expanded its services gradually and now runs Christian Medical College, Dental College, College of Nursing, College of Physiotherapy and Institute of Allied Health Sciences. The institute offers 75 seats in MBBS, 40 in BDS, 60 in B.Sc Nursing and 20 in Bachelor in Physiotherapy.
Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, Kerala
Also known as Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS), it is a not-for-profit organisation aims to establish a centre of healthcare excellence and improving the well-being of the community through best medicine practices, education and research. The college also has a 1,450-bed hospital.
It was inaugurated on 17 May 1998 by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The medical institute is an arm of Health Sciences campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). The hospital has received the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and also enjoys accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for its laboratories and the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) for overall services of the hospital.
- Courses: The colleges offers 100 seats in MBBS programme.
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Maharashtra
Also called MGIMS, the college is the country’s first rural medical college. It is managed by the Kasturba Health Society. It was earlier affiliated to the Nagpur University till 1997 and from 1998 onwards it has been associated with the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. It was established in 1969 by Dr Sushila Nayyar.
- Courses: The college offers 100 seats for MBBS course. It also provides higher education degrees such as MD, MS and Diploma courses in Medicine and Surgery. The institute also reserves seats for students hailing from rural pockets in the country. The students are selected through an entrance exam. The college offers post graduate training courses in almost all important disciplines of medical science. Admission to these course is done through merit based on the 4 year of under graduation marks. In addition to it, PG courses aspirants must undergo two years of rural service. The college does not hold separate written exam for PG courses. The institute has numerous centers across the country where students can work as Medical Officers.
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
It is a constituent medical college of recently carved KLE University. It was earlier affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. It is counted among the top 20 medical colleges in India as per a various national surveys. The college attracts students from across the world.
It is not only recognised by the Medical Council of India, but is also listed in WHO’s World Directory of Medical Schools as well as recognised by the Malaysian Medical Council. It has collaborators including University of Illinois; University of Missouri-Kansas City; Center for teaching and research. The college receives funds from Indian Council of Medical Research, World Health Organisation and Nnational Institutes of Health, USA. The college has a 1000-bed free charitable block as well as the 1250-beds KLE Society’s Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre.
- Courses: The college offers Under Graduate (MBBS), Post Graduate (MD, MS) and other courses like Post Doctoral, Diploma Courses, Dept. of Public Health, Ph. D, Hospital Administration.
Dr D Y Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra
This college was accorded the status of University in 2003 under the UGC Act, 1956. The varsity has been providing higher education in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Allied Medical Sciences, Nursing, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Management and distance learning through its core eight institutions. The college is one of the few institutes in the country that allots post-graduate seats immediately after graduation of the first batch of MBBS students.
- Courses: The MBBS degree of the medical institute has been recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council making graduates of the college eligible for registration and practice in Malaysia. The Dental College has received ‘A’ Grade from NAAC in 2007. The BDS degree of the Dental College is also recognized by the Malaysian Dental Council. The varsity is also a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as well as Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry
Popular as PIMS, it is a multi-specialty hospital and teaching institute. The MBBS degrees are recognised by the Medical Council of India. The institute is a unit of the Madras Medical Mission, a charitable society promoted by the members of the Malankara Orthodox Christian community that runs the famous MMM hospital in Chennai. The college has six health centres that serve both urban and rural population in and around Puducherry.
- Courses: The medical institute offers 150 seats in MBBS programme.
We suggest candidates to check the official sites of respective colleges for change in any courses or number of seats.
Official Website of Medical Council of India: http://www.mciindia.org/InformationDesk/CollegesCoursesSearch.aspx (Search for Private Medical Colleges & Courses offered)
Also Read: Top 10 Government Medical Colleges in India
Explore here (External Link-Wikipedia) for the complete List of medical colleges in India including private medical colleges in India.