Top Ten Medical Colleges in India

List of Top Ten Medical Colleges in India: India has some top-notch medical colleges known for their training, research and medical facilities. Jagranjosh profiles the top ten

Feb 23, 2011 13:05 IST
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There are several outstanding medical colleges in India that provide world-class health facilities and training to medical students. Jagranjosh profiles the top ten


  1. 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.
  2. Christian Medical College
    CMC is located in a city called Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The idea of opening this college was conceived in 1918. The Christian Medical College Vellore Association funds the college. Every year this college admits 60 students to its MBBS programs.
  3. Armed Forces Medical College
    AFMC was founded in 1948 in Pune, Maharashtra. The college is known for its innovative pedagogy and provides training to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services.
  4. Kasturba Medical College
    Located in Manipal, the KMC was the first private medical college in India as it came into existence in the year 1953. It not only attracts students from all across the country but also from foreign countries. Till date, it has trained students from at least 44 different countries. It has academic tie-ups with several international medical colleges. 
  5. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
    JPIMER was founded in 1823 in Pondicherry, which is an Indian Union Territory. Along with MBBS the college also offers many post graduate programs in different medical disciplines ranging from psychiatry to dermatology. Since its inception, it has maintained its position among the top ten medical colleges of India.
  6. 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.
  7. Madras Medical College
    Established in 1835, Madras Medical College is one of the oldest medical colleges of the country. It offers a variety of courses including BSc Nursing and BPharma along with MBBS. Also, the college has various departments which enable students get specialise in different medical disciplines. The college is affiliated to the University of Madras.
  8. 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.
  9. Grant Medical College
    It is situated in Mumbai and was founded in 1845. Being one of the oldest medical colleges in the nation, it has the reputation of being one among the best.
  10. St John's Medical College
    Located in Bangalore, it is an integral part of the St John's National Academy of Health Sciences. Since its establishment in 1963, it admits 60 students every year for the MBBS program through a common entrance examination. Besides this, it also offers 30 seats to students willing to go for a post graduate degree in their chosen area of specialisation. 

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