Here is a list of the top medical colleges in North India. These have been reviewed on the basis of quality of education, infrastructure, faculty, tuition fee and placement opportunities available to the students.
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Situated in New Delhi, AIIMS is known worldwide for its top-notch medical facilities. It was founded in 1956 with an aim to provide medical facilities at lower cost. Today it offers post graduate courses in more than 40 medical disciplines along with the traditional degree of MBBS.
- Maulana Azad Medical College
The seeds of this medical college were sown during the Second World War to treat the victims. Today it is affiliated to the University of Delhi and is a government funded medical college. It is associated with some of the leading Delhi hospitals.
- Lady Hardinge Medical College
Founded in 1914, it is an all-women medical college. It is affiliated to the University of Delhi and offers many courses at post graduate level along with the conventional MBBS program. It is equipped with latest technology to meet the changing needs of the time.
- Faculty of Medical Sciences
Started in 1970, Faculty of Medical Sciences is affiliated to the University of Delhi. It has a number of Departments to help students choose their desired career option in the medical field. These departments offer studies in biochemistry, pediatrics, dentistry, dermatology, pulmonary medicine and even radio therapy. Courses offered include MBBS, BDS, MD, MS, super specialty programs (DM, MCh) and PhD programs.
- University College of Medical Science
Inaugurated in 1971 under the guidance of the Health Minister of Delhi, UCMS is a public medical institute. It is located in Shahdara district of New Delhi. Associated with GTB Hospital, the college is affiliated to the University of Delhi. It has 150 seats for under graduate courses and 100 seats for the post graduate courses. Courses offered include MBBS, MD, DNB Neurosurgery and BSc Radiology.
- Christian Medical College
Established in 1915 in Ludhiana, the Christian Medical College was the first Asian medical college for women. It constitutes College of Nursing, Christian Dental College and College of Physiotherapy. The college offers a number of post graduate programs in radiation therapy, anaesthesia, dermatology, clinical psychology, gynaecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy and psychiatry.
Government Medical College
Located in Chandigarh, the Government Medical College was founded in 1991. The courses offered include MBBS, MD, MS, BSc, MSc physiology and other vocational medical courses. It provides medical education along with ample research activities. It conducts a centralised premedical entrance examination through which students are admitted to the college.
- King George Medical University
The King George Medical College came into existence in the year 1911 in Lucknow. Recently, it was renamed as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University. The courses offered here include MBBS, MD/MS, diploma courses, super specialty courses (DM / MCh), PhD, MD PhD and MPhil programs.
- Institute of Medical Sciences
It was started as College of Medical Sciences in the year 1960 in Varanasi. Today it offers a number of courses through its 33 departments of modern medicine. It includes 10 departments of super-speciality courses, 11 departments of Ayurveda, four departments of dentistry, and a school of nursing. It admits 88 students every year to MBBS.