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By Nidhi Agarwal
6 Jul'22  3 min read
Points To Look At While Choosing A Top Medical College

As you prepare for NEET 2022, what factors do you think will help you choose your dream medical college? Is it the placement, or the national rank or the per cent of graduates? Find out how the top colleges featured in each factor among the top 45 colleges of India.

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Points To Look At While Choosing A Top Medical College

As you prepare for NEET 2022, what factors do you think will help you choose your dream medical college? Is it the placement, or the national rank or the per cent of graduates? Find out how the top colleges featured in each factor among the top 45 colleges of India.

Top medical colleges of India, that offer a five year undergraduate programme in medicine, together placed 52 per cent of their students. The rest, i.e 36 per cent of their students pursued higher studies. This percentage is drawn from among the students who completed the degree programme in the five years stipulated time.

In 2018, National Institutional Ranking Framework began ranking the medical colleges across India. That year, it ranked a total of 25 colleges. In 2019, the number went up to 30 colleges were ranked and ever since each year 10 more colleges were ranked, bringing the number up to 50 colleges in the year 2021.

Careers360 conducted a thorough analysis of the colleges offering undergraduate programmes under different parameters as mentioned in the NIRF report.

Among the 50 medical colleges that were ranked by NIRF, five colleges offer only postgraduate programmes and hence have been left out of this report. These five colleges are:

  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

  • National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi

Top Colleges To Offer UG Programme

The number of participating medical colleges for the NIRF 2021 were 111, out of which the top 50 were ranked. In 2020, 118 medical institutes participated, out of these only 40 ranked colleges.

Top-Medical-Colleges-who-offer-UG-ProgrammeTop Medical Colleges who offer UG Programme

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Institute With Maximum Graduates

Overall 87.6 per cent of the students graduated in the minimum stipulated time, that is five years, among the 45 compared colleges.

Institutions like Christian Medical College, Vellore; Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh saw 100 per cent of their students graduate within the stipulated duration of five years. We now look at the next 10 colleges.

Top-Medical-Institutes-students-graduated-in-five-yearTop Medical Institutes

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Colleges With Highest Placement Record

After MBBS, students generally go for post graduation but MBBS itself is a degree that can lead to successful placements. As for the number of students who got placed, it was highest in both Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Mangalore, with 199 and 186 students placed.

Top-10-Institutes-In-Terms-of-PlacementsTop 10 Institutes In Terms of Placements

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Colleges Where Students Opt For Higher Studies

On an average, 35 per cent of the students from these 45 colleges went for higher studies after completion of their undergraduate programme.

Top-10-Institutes:-Higher-StudiesTop 10 Institutes: Higher Studies

Colleges With Maximum Girl Students

Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi which is an all women’s college and tops the list on technicality. Hence has been left out from the list for correct comparison.

Top-10-Institutes-Highest-Female-CandidateTop 10 Institutes: Highest Female Candidate

Maximum Number Of Foreign Students

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai not only had the highest percentage of students but the number of international students was high too. The institute admitted 141 students from outside the country.

In the graph below, the information is of the foreign students and the total number of students in all the batches in the year 2019-20 of each college. Out of the 45 institutions listed for this study, 17 colleges had no students from outside the country.

Highest-per-cent-of-Foreign-studentsHighest per cent of Foreign students

Colleges with Maximum Socially Challenged Students

The Socially Challenged group of students include the Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Other Backward Class category students. We present it in the graph below.

Highest-per-cent-of-Socially-Challenged-studentsHighest per cent of Socially Challenged students

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Institutes With High Percentage of EWS Students

Almost half of the colleges had no students from the Economically Backward or Weaker section (EWS), bringing the overall average percentage of students to 3.5 per cent only.


High Percentage of EWS Students

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