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Top 15 Best Medical Colleges in India by Outlook

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The ranking was done only for institutes that submitted complete objective data on time.

In the ranking list, the institutions offering MBBS/BDS course (approvals/affiliation) have been ranked.

A separate perceptual survey was conducted among students, faculty, HR professionals, recruiters, practicing doctors, dentists, social activists, fashion designers, media professionals, engineers and architects in Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahemdabad, Hyderabad, Patna and Bhubaneswar.

Field researchers conducted questionnaire-based interviews among 295 senior faculty members, 315 students and 262 recruiters and professionals.

Almost 10-15 per cent of the colleges were visited by experienced auditors and field researchers.

Here are the Top 15 Medical colleges in India:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was established in 1956. The Institute has comprehensive facilities for teaching, research and patient-care. As provided in the Act, AIIMS conducts teaching programs in medical and para-medical courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and awards its own degrees. To develop a pattern of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India.

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune

Armed Forces Medical College is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The institute was set up on 01 May 1948. The institute is presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the MCI for conducting undergraduate and various post graduate medical courses.

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

The Christian Medical College, Vellore, seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service and research. The Christian Medical College believes that research plays an integral role in developing health care professionals with a commitment to excellence.

JIPMER, Pondicherry

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research originated as École de Médicine de Pondichérry established by the French Government in the year 1823. This medical school was converted into Dhanvantari Medical College at the time of de facto transfer of Pondicherry to Government of India.

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

The first hospital associated with King George's Medical University was built in 1914, and was called King George Hospital. The first postgraduate examination in Medicine and Pathology was held in 1918. The university campus is spread over an area of roughly 100,000 sq metres.

St. Jonh's Medical College, Bangalore

Started in 1963 by the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India, St. John's has grown to be listed as one of the top medical educational institutions in the country. St. John's Medical College offers graduate, postgraduate, diploma and super specialty degrees recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, Karnataka. The high quality of academic and research work undertaken by the qualified and dedicated teaching staff of the college has attracted grants from different parts of the world. The present number of 367 teaching staff work in the Preclinical, Paraclinical, Clinical and Super-specialty departments of the college and hospital.

Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai

Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, established in 1845, is a premier and pioneer medical institution of national and international fame and 166 years of glorious history. This oldest medical institution in Western India, run by Government of Maharashtra, provides undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and health care ranging from broad specialties to super-specialties along with tertiary care to patients. The institute has four hospitals attached to it: 1) Sir J. J. Hospital 2) St. George's Hospital 3) Gokuldas Tejpal (GT) Hospital 4) Cama Albless Hospital With combined bed strength of 2844 and caters to an annual load of 1,200,000 out patients and 80,000 indoor patients, from all parts of Maharashtra and central India.

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal was established on June 30, 1953, by late Dr. T. M. A. Pai. KMC and Hospital earn full AAHRPP Accreditation (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research protection Program, Inc). Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal are engaged in clinical trials for the last 10 years. Many of the trials are global. All these trials are coordinated by the Manipal Centre for Clinical Research (MCCR), Manipal University, Manipal.

Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai

The twin institutes of the Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital were established in 1926 with a nationalistic spirit to cater to the "health care needs of the northern parts of the island" to be manned entirely by Indians. With a glorious legacy of over 80 years, 10 lakh patients and 50,000 plus surgeries annually, these institutes are among the top ranked in the city and country with the Latin maxim "Non Sibi Sed Omnibus- not for self but for all", embedded in every heart.

Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore

The Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute was started as a private Medical college in the year 1955 by Mysore Education Society. The Founders of this Society were  Dr. R. Shivaram, Dr. Mekhri, Dr. B.K. Narayana Rao and Dr. B.V. Ramaswamy. In the year 1957 it was handed over to the then Government of Mysore and was affiliated to Mysore University and then on to the Bangalore University. In the year 1996 it got affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.

University College Medical Sciences, Delhi

The University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) was established in 1971 as a Constituent College of University of Delhi. It imparts various medical and paramedical courses. Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital is the associated teaching hospital with 1000 beds. UCMS is known for its quality research and has a National ranking of 7th based on the number of publications in PubMed indexed journals.

Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi

The Institute started functioning as College of Medical Sciences in 1960. The Institute Of Medical Sciences is one of the three institutes of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India and comprises three faculties: Faculty of Medicine, which conducts MBBS, B.Sc, MD and MS courses, DM and M.Ch courses, Ph.D courses and M.Sc. (Health Statistics) besides a few postgraduate Diploma courses.

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India was the first medical school for women in Asia. It was founded by Dame Edith Mary Brown. It became officially recognised by the government in 1915. Christian Medical College Ludhiana Society, on behalf of the Church, seeks to contribute to the health needs of India by training primarily Christian Medical, Dental, Nursing and other health professional students and by providing holistic health services to the community and the nation, with people of the Christian faith serving in Christ's name alongside with those of other faiths, who identify with these aims and goals.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS) brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of medical treatment. Our full range of primary and specialty care medical services enables cross-specialty consultation, which assures outstanding treatment for each patient. Our extensive infrastructure offers extensive facilities comprising 25 modern operating theatres, 210 equipped intensive-care beds, a fully computerized and networked Hospital Information System (HIS), a fully digital radiology department, a 24/7 telemedicine service and a NABL accredited clinical laboratory.

BJ Government Medical College, Pune

BJ Medical School was started in 1871 which was upgraded to College in 1946. After the centenary celebrations of Sassoon Hospital in 1968, the staff society was born, thanks to the efforts of research minded academicians Dr. Deodhar, Dr. Mutalik and others to provide a platform for sharing and exchange of research work at Staff conferences. B. J. Medical College stepped into international research in 1998 with collaboration of Johns Hopkins University USA which is continued till now. Research published through this collaboration made WHO to change guidelines for prevention of mother-to-infant HIV transmission.

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