Private and Government Medical Colleges in India

Top Private and Government Medical Colleges in India 2020

A vast number of students opt for biology in the intermediate class, aspiring to crack the NEET exam and get enrolled in one of India’s top medical colleges. There are 1567 medical colleges in India out of which 996 are private colleges and 571 are government medical colleges.

Private & Government Medical Colleges In India

Here are mentioned a series of top private and government medical colleges in India 2020. These medical colleges are presented on the basis of college facilities, educational environment, faculty structure, placement opportunities, and career assistance alternatives that college provides. Every student preparing for the NEET examination yearns to get admission in one of the following top private and government medical colleges.


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi is a top government medical college, hospital, university and a research institute. This college is ranked number one in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. For MBBS seats, as of current tally, there are 107 total seats for aspiring students. Out of them, 27 seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes(OBCs), 15 for scheduled castes and 8 seats for scheduled tribes. In each category, five per cent seats are reserved for PwD candidates and 7 seats are booked for foreign students. AIIMS colleges are renowned as the best colleges in India. Every medical student dreams of getting into an AIIMS college. Apart from AIIMS, New Delhi there are twelve other colleges-

  • AIIMS Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  • AIIMS Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
  • AIIMS Jodhpur ( Rajasthan)
  • AIIMS Patna (Bihar)
  • AIIMS Raipur (Chattisgarh)
  • AIIMS Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  • AIIMS Raebarelli (Uttar Pradesh)
  • AIIMS Nagpur ( Maharashtra)
  • AIIMS Bibinagar (Telangana)
  • AIIMS Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
  • AIIMS Bathinda (Bathinda)
  • AIIMS Kalyani ( West Bengal)

The contact details for AIIMS College are as follows,


Phone : 91-11- 26588500, 26588700 Ext. 3392, 3258

Fax : 91-11-26588641, 26588663

Email: [email protected]

Christian Medical College, Vellore

CMC, Vellore stands out to be one of the best private medical colleges and research institutes in India. Dr Ida S. Scudder, an American missionary, founded this college in 1900. Christian Medical College provides 100 seats for MBBS students. Out of which, 16 seats come under Indian quota while 84 seats are sponsored seats. Twenty per cent of all Indian seats are reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes category,i.e. 3 seats. The admission in Christian Medical College is based on their merit list in accordance with NEET results. Apart from MBBS, other courses provided in CMC are,

  • BSc (Nursing)
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • BOT (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy)
  • BSc Radiology Imaging Technology
  • BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)
  • BSc Radiotherapy Technology
  • BSc MLT (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  • BSc Medical Sociology
  • BSc Optometry Technology
  • BSc Cardio Pulmonary Perfusion Care Technology
  • BSc Medical Records Sciences
  • BSc Operation Theatre & Anaesthesia Technology
  • Bachelor of AudiologySpeech-Language Pathology
  • BSc Neuro-electrophysiology
  • BSc Critical Care Technology
  • BScAccident and Emergency Care Technology
  • BSc Dialysis Technology

The duration of  MBBS course is four and a half years and is followed by one year of Rotating Residential Internship which is compulsory for all the MBBS students. The contact details for this college are as follows,

Christian Medical College

Ida Scudder Road,

Vellore – 632004

Tamil Nadu, India

Phone – 0416-2281000, 3070000

If you know the extension number, please dial or

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

AFMC is a government medical college in Pune, Maharashtra.  This college runs by the motto “sarve santu nirāmayāḥ” which means let all be healthy. It classifies among the top ten medical colleges in India 2020. This college is managed by Indian Armed Forces and was established in 1948 after the second world war. Armed Forces Medical College is one of the top government medical colleges affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. There are a total 130 MBBS seats in AFMC comprising 10 seats for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes candidates. This college is known for serving as a centre of excellence for education, training and research. A candidate who aspires to be a part of this college to study MBBS should be eligible for NEET examination. The student should also fulfil the following criteria:

  • The candidate should be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan or can be a person of Indian origin who migrated from any other foreign country with the intention to settle in India permanently.
  • The student should not be married. Moreover, marrying during the course is not permitted.
  • The student should be fit medically as per prescribed standards by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence.
  • The student should have attained the age of 17yrs on 31st Dec of the year of application, but must not have attained the age of 22 years on that date.

The contact details for this college is as follows,

Lt Col Animesh Chaturvedi

OIC Admission Cell

Tele +91 20 26334209, +91 20 26334223

Email- [email protected]

HELPLINE NUMBERS- 020 26334209, 020 26330781, 020 26330708

JIPMER College, Puducherry

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, situated in Pondicherry is among the top ten government colleges in India 2020. This college was founded on January 1, 1823. Running since one hundred and ninety-seven years, this college abides by the motto “serve the society”. With over three hundred faculty members, seven hundred plus resident physicians and more than three thousand nursing, administrative and supporting staff, this college spread over a campus of 195 acres. JIPMER enrols 200 students for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery every year through NEET examination. Out of these seats, 150 seats are reserved for Puducherry campus and 50 seats for Karaikal campus. The eligibility criteria in this college for MBBS requires students who should have passed 10+2 with at least 50% aggregate marks in PCB along with English as a subject as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research. The candidates should have attained 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission. The contact details for JIPMER is as follows,

Hospital Infection Control Officer


Ground Floor, Super Speciality Block, JIPMER,

Gorimedu, Pondicherry

Pin code: 605006

Email id: [email protected]

Contact No: 0413 – 2297217

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

MAMC is a government medical college established in 1959 at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in AQIM Delhi. This college was ranked fourth among government medical colleges in India by India Today (2017) and fourteenth by National Institutional Ranking Framework (2019). Named after the freedom fighter and renowned educationist Abdul Kalam Azad, this college is affiliated to the University of Delhi. With 426  

faculty members and 810 resident doctors, this college provides education to 290 undergraduates, 245 postgraduates and post-doctoral students per year. There are a total of 250 seats for MBBS students. Out of which, fifteen per cent seats are reserved for All India Quota ( AIQ), eighty-five per cent seats are reserved for Delhi University Quota (DUQ) and sixteen per cent seats are reserved for Government of India Quota (GOI). MAMC provides a variety of courses apart from MBBS which are as follows,

  • MD in Radiodiagnosis
  • MS in General Surgery
  • MD in Paediatrics
  • MD in Anaesthesiology 
  • MD in General Medicine
  • MD in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy
  • MS in Ophthalmology
  • MD in Pathology
  • MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • MS in Orthopaedics
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Radiodiagnosis
  • MD in Psychiatry
  • M.Sc in Medical Bacteriology
  • MD in Pharmacology
  • MD in Physiology
  • MD in Biochemistry
  • MD in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • MD in Radiotherapy
  • MD in Community medicine
  • M.Ch. in Paediatric Surgery
  • MS in ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • MD in Microbiology
  • P.G in Child Health
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology
  • DM in Neonatology
  • MD in Anatomy

The contact details are as follows,

Sh. Rajesh Sachdeva

Registrar Academics

Off- 23236388, 23239271

Ext- 114

Email- [email protected]

KGMU, Lucknow

Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University currently known as King George’s Medical University is a government medical college located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Runs by the motto” sincerity- service- sacrifice”, this college was established in 1905. KGMU has a capacity for 1250 undergraduates including 250 dental students and 459 postgraduates. This university provides 250 seats for MBBS students and 51 seats for BDS students based on NEET examination cut-off. KGMU has eight affiliated medical colleges, seven nursing colleges and one paramedical college. These include:

  • Government Medical College and Super Facility Hospital, Azamgarh
  • Government Medical College, Banda
  • Government Medical College, Jalaun
  • Government Medical College, Kannauj
  • Motilal Nehru Medical College, Prayagraj

KGMU is one of the most distinguished colleges in India with a number of notable alumni such as Balram Bhargava, Sunil Pradhan, Ravindra Nanda, Asha Seth, Soniya Nityanand and many more. The contact details of this college are as follows,

King George’s Medical University,

(Erstwhile Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University),

Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA – 226003

PBX: +91 522 2257450, 2257451, 2257452, 2257453

Fax Number : +91 522 2257539

E-Mail :[email protected]

Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi

LHMC is a medical college for only females situated in New Delhi, India. This college is funded by the Government of India and runs by the motto “Per Ardua Ad Astra” (Latin) which means through adversity to stars. The foundation stone of this university was laid in 1916 by Lady Hardinge, wife of Baron Charles Hardinge, who was Viceroy of India at that time. There are 200 total seats available for MBBS students in LHMC and all are reserved for females. Apart from medical courses, a number of other paramedical courses are also available, namely-

  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Psychiatry

The contact details of this college are as follows,

Lady Hardinge Medical College, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Kasturba Medical College, Mumbai

KMC is a private medical college located in Manipal, Karnataka, India. It is India’s first private medical college and ranks among top ten medical colleges in India. This university was established by T.M.A Pai on June 30, 1953. Runs by the motto “inspired by life”, Kasturba Medical College was the first self-financing medical university in India. This college is affiliated to Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University), Manipal and has 250 total seats for MBBS students. Their curriculum includes seminars for postgraduates, presentations (Clinical case presentations and Journal club presentations), Bench side diagnostic training, Emergency stat lab posting, Research mentoring, Didactic lectures, Self-directed learning modules, Team-based learning sessions, Problem-solving sessions, Interactive tests and One-on-one discussions. The contact details for this college is,

Kasturba Medical College

Light House Hill Road

Mangalore – 575 001

91-0824-2422271 Extn – 5504

[email protected]

Grant Government Medical College,  Mumbai

The Grant Government Medical College in Mumbai is known to be one of the oldest institutions teaching Western medicine in Asia. This college was founded in 1845 and is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. Runs by the motto “Mens sana in corpore sano” (Latin) which means a healthy mind in a healthy body, this college accepts 250 students for undergraduate degrees and 100 for postgraduate degrees in medicine every year. It is one of the eight medical universities of India which have been comprehended by the Medical Council of Singapore. Grant Government Medical College has the combined bed strength of 2844 in its hospital which attends to an annual load of 1,200,000 out-patients and 80,000 in-patients, from all parts of Maharashtra and central India. The contact details of this college are as follows,

Grant Government Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, JJ Marg, Nagpada-Mumbai Central, Near Sandhurst Road and J J Police Station, Mumbai – 400008

Phone- 022 2373 5555

These are a list of top private and government medical colleges in India 2020. Each college holds an important place in India’s medical research and field. All the best wishes to every student who is preparing for NEET 2020.

FAQs about Medical Colleges:

Q1) Which one is better- private or government medical college?

Answer) Many students prefer government medical colleges over private colleges. However, both colleges have their respective pros and cons. Private colleges charge more fees from students than government colleges (government colleges are funded by the government bodies). It is seen that private colleges have better infrastructure than government colleges. Government colleges give better placements for their students in comparison to private colleges.

Q2) What are the main subjects taught in MBBS medical colleges?

Answer) A total of eighteen subjects are taught at MBBS colleges. They are named as,

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Forensic State Medicine and Toxicology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Community Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics 
  • Dermatology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Radiology

Q3) Name some more medical colleges that are not mentioned above.

Answer) Some more medical colleges in India other than the above-mentioned colleges are, 

  • St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore
  • SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Chennai
  • Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Lucknow
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Stanley Medical College, Chennai
  • Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, and many more.

Q4) Is NCERT crucial for the NEET examination?

Answer) NEET (NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST) is an entrance exam for students who aspire to get admission in medical colleges in India. For cracking NEET examination, NCERT books are recommended. The syllabus is based on class 11th and 12th NCERT physics, chemistry, and biology books.

Written by
Akanksha Sharma
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