Top 15 Medical Colleges In India 2018

By Sashikanth

Most of the students know that the admissions to the medical colleges in India will be done only through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). After the release of the NEET results, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), conducts the counselling event for NEET for 15% of All India Quota (AIQ). However, 85% seats are reserved for the respective states.


There are some top-class medical colleges in India that include central, state and private ones. The Medical Council of India looks after the standards. Students who are aiming for medical seats after qualifying for NEET are advised to consider the top medical colleges.

Here are the top 15 medical colleges in India prepared based on the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), which is approved by HRD Ministry.

NIRF Rank 2018 Name of the University 
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research 
Christian Medical College 
Kasturba Medical College 
King Georges Medical University 
 Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)
Banaras Hindu University 
Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences
Aligarh Muslim University 
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
Jamia Hamdard 
M.S. Ramaiah Medical College 
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital 
Dayanand Medical College 
 15University College of Medical Sciences 

Top 15 Best Medical Colleges In India

1. 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.

2. Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research, Chandigarh

This institute is popular across the country as PGIMER. It was established in 1962. The institute offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses along with PhD programs.

Top 15 Best Medical Colleges In India

3. 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 healthcare professionals with a commitment to excellence.

Top 15 Best Medical Colleges In India

4. 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, have 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.

Top 15 Best Medical Colleges In India

5. 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 m.

Top 15 Best Medical Colleges In India

6. JIPMER, Pondicherry

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research originated as École de Médicine de Pondichérry and was established by the French Government in the year 1823.

Top 15 Best Medical Colleges In India

7. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

The Institute of Medical Sciences in BHU started functioning as College of Medical Sciences in 1960. It is one of the three institutes of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, and comprises of three faculties. The Faculty of Medicine is responsible for conducting medical courses. The university also offer postgraduate diploma courses along with MBBS, BSc, MD and MS courses.

8. Institute Of Liver And Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi

The institute was founded in 2009. The autonomous institute is dedicated for liver and biliary diseases. This is a private institute and is approved by UGC and Medical Council of India (MCI).

9. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh

The university was established in 1877 and is one of the oldest medical institutes in India. The Faculty of Medicine, which was affiliated to AMU, established in 1993, looks after the medical courses. The Master of Chirurgiae in plastic surgery is a popular course in the institute.

10. Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute, Chennai

The institute was established in 2005 and is affiliated to SRM Institute of Science and Technology. This medical college is famous for providing world-class infrastructure and laboratories for research.

11. Jamia Hamdard, Delhi

The institute offers a wide range of courses along with medical courses. It was established in 1906 and is accredited by NAAC. The Jamia Hamdard Faculty of Nursing is also popular across the country.

12. M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

The medical college was established in 1979 and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). Along with MBBS, it also offers various Doctor of Medicine programs such as community medicine, pathology, radiodiagnosis, general medicine, etc.

13. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi

The institute is accredited with NBA and is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. It was established in 2001 and offers a three-year Doctor of Medicine degree in physiology, tropical medicine, forensic medicine, biophysics, etc.

14. Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana

The medical college was established in 2001 and is affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. This institute also offers both undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. The community medicine and dermatology courses are popular.

Top 15 Best Medical Colleges In India

15. 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.

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