One of the most prestigious professions of the country, medical science is something that has been an exclusive privilege for the creamy layer of the society. This is one profession that does not accept academically poor students even if better students are not available. The reason for the same is highly justified. After all it is lives that we are dealing with, and a small compromise on our part will result in the loss of a precious human life.
As mere mortals, since we do not have the power to gift life to an individual, we have absolutely no right to take it away from one either. Hence, it is all the more important that the students who become doctors in the future are trained in an appropriate way.
This raises competition amongst colleges to prove themselves as the best in terms of quality of education. To serve a nation that has a population of over a billion and to cater to the medical needs of the same, being one of the top 10 institutions of excellence is no child's play. Because of the immense competition that is involved, this list is dynamic in nature. Here is the list that has been compiled after careful consideration in the context of 2018.
1. All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Established in 1956, this institute works autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A leader in cardiac and neurological studies, this institute offers its students an opportunity to witness some of the finest cardiac transplants of the world.
The Medical Toxicology Lab and the DNA Profiling Lab, that were established in 1990, rank amongst the best in the world. Thus, the students of this institute have exposure to some of the finest facilities in terms of medical education.
2. Christian Medical College, Vellore
As the name suggests, this is a network of hospitals in and around Vellore, Tamil Nadu, that is run by the minority Christians and intends to provide quality training and research facilities to medical students.
A pioneer in terms of technology, this medical college holds the record of performing the first reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the world. Over the years, the college has stood tall to its promise of delivering quality education with a human touch.
3. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
Established just after the Second World War (in the year 1948), the aim of this institution was to provide a pool of doctor-soldiers, who could be recruited either in the Army or the Air Force or even in the Navy as per the demands. Over the decades, the institution has managed to stand tall to its initial goal and deliver the quality it has always intended to.
4. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
This college has four wings - Lok Nayak Hospital, G B Pant Institute of Post graduate Medical Education & Research, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences and Guru Nanak Eye Center. Each of the four wings is a centre of excellence in its own way.
Having an outpatient attendance of over 7000 on a daily basis, the hospital is an excellent place of learning. The 290 undergraduate students and the 245 ones who are pursuing their postgraduate degree have very good exposure to real-time patient management.
5. Grant Medical College And Sir J. J. Group Of Hospitals, Mumbai
Established in 1845, this college laid the foundation for quality teaching and practise of medical science way back in 1845. The institute teaches its upcoming team of medical personnel to provide quality medical care and to work hard to make the same affordable to the poor and the needy.
Over the years, the college has remained consistent in its performance and has ensured that it stays true to the values that form the foundation of this institute of learning.
6. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
One of the pioneers of women empowerment in the country, this institute was established over a decade back in 1916. Since then it has come a long way by producing quality medical professionals for generations.
For a college that started with a mere 80 beds, the institute now has over 1200 beds and an equally well-equipped outpatient department. The alumni of this institution are well placed in almost all the top institutes of the country.
7. King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
This is another centre of medical excellence that has been the pride of the country for decades now. One thing that sets this college apart from that of all others is the fact that it has always kept itself updated in terms of medical technology while staying true to its values. The cardiology department of this college is particularly reputed at a global level.
8. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
With about Rs 3 crore worth ongoing research projects, this institute is one of the best places for pursuing academic research in the field of medical sciences. With a campus that is over 30 acre in dimensions, this college makes its way to the best in the country despite being a college that is not aided by the government. The infrastructure of this college is commendable, to say the least.
9. University College Of Medical Sciences (UCMS) – University of Delhi, New Delhi
This college is very selective while choosing its students and that is one of the reasons why it has been steady in holding its position as one of the top medical colleges of the country. It has eminent faculty who are a part of the expert groups of UNICEF, WHO, UNAID, World Bank, ICMR and CSIR. Other than the usual medical learning, the institute offers a number of specialised certificate courses as well.
10. Bangalore Medical College And Research Institute, Bangalore
This institute has more than 2500 beds to its credit, which ensures that the students studying in this institution have a very good experience of dealing with live cases all the time.
The library of the college is also commendable with access to thousands of books and over 120 journals on a monthly basis. The teacher to student ratio here is also praiseworthy.