How to choose the Best Among Top MBBS Colleges in India?


MBBS is an undergraduate course of 5 years and 6 months. It provides a professional degree to become a doctor, or surgeon who will diagnose diseases and conduct surgeries to cure human illnesses or disorders. This is one of the esteem courses of India for which millions of candidates aspire and qualify for the NEET examination so that they can put a step forwards towards their target of becoming a doctor. Candidates can fill out the NEET 2022 application form by 15 May 2022. NEET 2022 will be held on 17 July 2022.

For pursuing an MBBS course in India, the candidate needs to get admission to a medical college and for which the National Medical Council conducts a counselling session for the allotment of their respective Medical College. After qualifying for the NEET examination, candidates need to submit their order of preference among the different MBBS Colleges in India. 

Now this task of filling the order of preference of MBBS College is not so easy as it depends on several factors which a candidate needs to cater to before filling the choices. Although the MBBS Council has made this task a bit easy by providing the MBBS Council Android App on Google Play Store for candidates. This will provide several data related to College rank, MBBS Seats, PG Courses, Fees, Age of College and so on which will aid the candidate to decide correctly. As every MBBS candidate wants the best MBBS College in India, some of the factors play a crucial role over How to choose the Best among the Top MBBS Colleges in India. These factors are well explained in this article before, so all the MBBS Candidates should go through it thoroughly.

Some Important Factors to choose the Best among the Top MBBS Colleges in India are:

  • Location of the college
  • Age of the college
  • Ranking of the college
  • Tuition Fees, Hostel Fees, and Miscellaneous Fees
  • Number of MBBS Seats
  • Number of PG Courses
  • Internal Quota for PG Courses
  • Stipend During Internship
  • Infrastructure and facilities

Location of the college: Location is important as it helps to decide over the time management that a candidate needs to have. Very far colleges lead to the requirement of accommodation arrangements of a candidate. But nearby colleges are easy to access and also save time for utilization towards other work. This becomes important for candidates, especially from rural areas of India as they have moved to urban areas where they can get a medical college.

Age of the MBBS College: Age defines the level of trust that a candidate can develop over that college because of its long record and also decide on the level of experience and exploration that it will provide. Generally, it takes a minimum of 5 years for any MBBS College to become fully functional, and based on this they were given the status of recognition by the Medical council. On the other hand, deemed university status of a college is achieved after attaining a minimum of 25 years of educational excellence.

Ranking of the Medical college: The Ranking provided by NIRF or other ranking institutions is important for a college to have. This depends on factors like Infrastructure facilities, various departments, faculty, Number of MBBS Seats, number of PG Courses, Fee structures, location, and so on.  

The Top 10 Medical Colleges in India as per the NIRF Ranking 2021:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kochi
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • King George Medical University, Lucknow

Tuition Fees, Hostel Fees, and Miscellaneous Fees: These is the most important factor to decide over the MBBS colleges for any candidate. As this is related to the paying capacity of the candidate over the next 5-6 years of MBBS. The Tuition fees, Hostel fees, and Miscellaneous Fees, all vary from college to college, from state to state, and from Government Colleges to Private colleges. Generally, Government colleges charge less compared to Private Colleges. 

For Example, AIIMS charges INR 1,628 per annum for its MBBS course and S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology charges INR 22,50,000 per annum for its MBBS Course.

Number of MBBS Seats: The number of Seats is important for a candidate to know as this will be helpful to analyze the chances of getting admission to a particular college. This also addresses the quality of the medical college. Based on the number of MBBS Seats, certain norms are specified over the faculties, facilities, and infrastructure by the National Medical Commission (NMC).  

For example, it is mandatory for the institution to have at least 300 Beds and an average patient flow of 300 per day to get approval for 150 MBBS Seats. Therefore based on this factor, it is said that MBBS Colleges having more than 250 MBBS Seats are good as they provide around more than 1300 beds and everyday visits of more than 2000 patients.

Number of PG Courses: After completing the MBBS Course, it is always suggested that the candidate should go for Post Graduate courses, and therefore it is necessary to be aware of the number of PG Courses that the college is providing. This also specifies the specialized departments that are there in the college. Students pursuing or passing PG Courses are called junior or senior interns for clinical practices under the senior doctors. 

The number of PG Courses also provides an additional factor for the college to rank among the top institutions in India. The Number of MCH/DM super speciality courses conducted by the medical college defines the number of PG courses. For Example, AIIMS New Delhi provides 28 PG Courses, Christian Medical College provides 26 courses, JIPMER Puducherry provides 25 Courses, St John Medical College provides 24 courses, and so on.

Internal Quota for PG Courses: Generally the Medical colleges which provide PG Courses also provide Internal Quota for PG Courses for those students who are from their affiliated colleges. This aids the students in easily getting a suitable PG Course for them in a familiar environment. 

For example, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and University College of Medical Sciences provide 50% internal PG Quota. Other Colleges like Armed Forces Medical Colleges, Aligarh Muslim University, JIPMER Puducherry, and Banaras Hindu University also provide the PG Quota.

Stipend during Internship: Stipend during Internship depends on the status of medical college. A ranking and established college will always provide a handsome stipend to its interns. Many candidates aspire to the Medical colleges that are under the Central Government because of their internship stipends.  The internship is done after 4.5 years of MBBS in a hospital in different departments. 

These stipends vary from state to state and college to college. For example, Delhi Medical colleges provide INR 23,500 per month, Rajasthan Medical Colleges provide INR 7000 per month, Karnataka colleges provide INR 30000 per month, Haryana Colleges provide INR 9000 per month, Bihar colleges INR 15,000 per month, Jharkhand colleges provides INR 17,900 per month, Madhya Pradesh Colleges provides INR 7000 per month, Kerala colleges provide INR 25,000 per month, Odisha Colleges provides INR 20,000 per month and so on.

Infrastructure and facilities: This defines the quality of resources that are available in a college. It is important to have all the required facilities, labs, departments, and clinics in a medical college so that the candidate can get real-time experience during practice and internship. This Facilities and infrastructure also define the ranking of the medical college and help to improve the number of MBBS seats and PG Courses seats in the college.

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