Top 10 Medical Colleges in India

Medical education in India is extremely popular and every year thousands of aspirants undertake this grueling and challenging stream as their careers.

India has several government and private medical colleges, which are known for their quality education, top class infrastructure and practical exposure.

In this post, we have compiled the list of top 10 Medical Colleges in India on the basis of their education, infrastructure and alumni.

1. AIIMS, New Delhi

AIIMS New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is a Government autonomous medical college and a research university, located in New Delhi, India. It was established in 1956 with a grant from the Government of New Zealand and the University operates under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

AIIMS is always ranked at the the top position in India and offers undergraduate course viz. M.B.B.S., B.Sc (Hons.), Nursing, along with the Postgraduate courses like MD/MS/DM, M.Sc, and Ph.D.


2. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Armed Forces Medical College

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) was established in the year 1948 and holds a strong position among the top medical institutions in India. The institution helps in providing specialist doctors to the Armed Forces and offers degrees in undergraduate, postgraduate, super specialty courses as well as in Nursing.


3. Christian Medical College, Vellore

Christian Medical College

The 3rd position on this list is occupied by Christian Medical College, a medical college and a hospital located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. It was established by an American missionary, Dr Ida S. Scudder in the year 1900. The CMC is one of the top medical colleges in India and abroad.

Owned and administered by the Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation, and is known for its courses such as MBBS, post graduate diploma and degree courses (MS, MD), super speciality medical courses (DM, MCh), B.Sc., M.Sc & Diploma (Nursing) and PhD.


4. JIPMER, Puducherry

JIPMER Puducherry

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) is a central government medical college situated in Puducherry, India. It was established in the year 1823, and since then it is always ranked among the leading medical colleges in the country.

JIPMER offers undergraduate courses like M.B.B.S., B.Sc., Nursing, postgraduate courses like MD, MS, and diploma in many specialties, M.Sc in Medical Biochemistry, PhD & super specialty courses.


5. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Maulana Azad Medical College

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) is the next medical college on this list, which was established in the year 1956. It is a prestigious medical college in the country, which is named after Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

MAMC offers undergraduate, postgraduate, nursing and pharmacy degrees. It is always ranked among the top 10 medical colleges in India.


6. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Kasturba Medical College

Kasturba Medical College (KMC) is the first private medical college in India, started by Dr. T.M.A. Pai in 1953.

It is located in Manipal, Karnataka, and falls under the purview of Manipal University, a deemed University since 1993.


7. Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai

Grant Government Medical College

Grant Government Medical College is placed at the 7th position  in the list of top 10 best medical colleges in India. It was established in the year 1945, and is named after Sir Robert Grant and Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy.

The college offers courses in various disciplines like Anatomy, Dermatology, Radiology, Surgery, etc. and is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik.


8. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

Lady Hardinge Medical College

Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) is a women medical college founded by Lady Hardinge in the year 1914 and was inaugurated in 1916. LHMC became a part of Delhi University in 1950 and offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


9. St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore

St. John's Medical College

St. John’s Medical College is a private college and is ranked among the top medical colleges in India. St. John’s Medical College was established in the year 1963 and is known for offering the excellent medical education and the state-of-the art facilities.


10. Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore

Bangalore Medical College

Bangalore Medical College is ranked 10th in the list of top 10 best medical colleges in India. Established in 1955, Bangalore Medical College is famous for its quality medical education and the facilities like Wi-Fi campus, gymnasium, hospital, library, etc.


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