Kerala is one of those Indian states that have the highest literacy rate. The state Government of Kerala continuously endeavours to take higher education even to the remotest areas of the state and makes every effort to make it accessible to the underprivileged sections of the society. Most of the top medical colleges of Kerala conduct entrance examination. Moreover, high grades are also required in the 10+2 exams to secure a seat in any of these colleges.
- Amrita Institute of Medical Science
Inaugurated in 1998, AIMS has grown to be a premier medical institute of India in a short time span of 13 years. This institute along with the adjunct hospital is spread over an area of 155 acres. This medical institute is divided into four different schools, which provide specialisation in different fields of medical science. These are School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy. You have to clear a premedical entrance examination to get into any of the courses offered here – MDS, MD, MS, PG Diploma, MBBS, BDS, BAMS, MPharm, and BSc and MSc in Nursing.
- Co-Operative Medical College
Located in Cochi, the Co-operative Medical College is ranked among the premier medical educational institutes in the state of Kerala. The college is managed and funded by the Co-operative Academy of Professional Education. The Government of Kerala takes care of the institute and manages its rules and regulations related to the admission process and other related procedures. Today it boasts of a highly equipped infrastructure with full-fledged facilities.
- Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute
Started in 1952 as a hospital with just 4 rooms, it has become a renowned private medical college of Kerala. It has been recognised by the Medical Council of India. The college works through a number of departments and offers post graduate programs in under different principles of medical science.
- KMCT Medical College
Observing the need of a reputed medical college in Kerala state, the Kunhitharuvai Memorial Charitable Trust opened the KMCT Medical College in 2004. Through its outstanding teaching and research facilities, it aims to produce highly qualified medical professionals. The medical course offered is five-and-a-half year long that includes one year of internship.
- Calicut Medical College
Established in 1957, it is located in Kozhikode and was the second medical college to be started in the state of Kerala. Since its inception, it has come out as a premier medical institute and is dedicated to provide state-of-the-art educational and research facilities to all the aspirants who want to become successful medical professionals.
- Amala Institute of Medical Sciences
Founded in 1978, this institute offers a variety of medical courses including under graduate and post graduate programs. The institute consists of a College of Nursing, Super Speciality Hospital, Nursing School, Cancer Hospital, Teaching Hospital, Ayurvedic Hospital and Research Centre, and Cancer Research Centre.