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    Points To Look At While Choosing A Top Medical College

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    8 Sep'22  4 min read
    Points To Look At While Choosing A Top Medical College
    Synopsis

    As you prepare for NEET 2023, 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 44 colleges of India offering a five years undergraduate program in medicine.

    Points To Look At While Choosing A Top Medical College
    Synopsis

    As you prepare for NEET 2023, 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 44 colleges of India offering a five years undergraduate program in medicine.

    Top medical colleges of India, that offer a five year undergraduate programme in medicine, together placed 59.5 per cent of their students. The remaining 30.5 per cent took up higher studies. This percentage is drawn from among the students who completed the degree programme in the five years stipulated time.

    In 2018, the National Institutional Ranking Framework began ranking medical colleges across India. That year, it ranked a total of 25 colleges. In 2019, the number of colleges ranked went up to 30 ever since each year 10 more colleges were ranked, bringing the number up to 50 colleges in the year 2021. It remained the same for 2022.

    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, six 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

    • Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad

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    Top Colleges To Offer UG Programme

    A total of 151 medical colleges participated for the NIRF 2022, out of which only the top 50 ranked.

    Top 10 Medical Colleges that offer UG ProgrammeTop 10 Medical Colleges that offer UG Programme

    Institute With Maximum Graduates

    Overall 93.6 per cent of the students graduated within the five years course duration, among the 44 compared colleges. Out of these 44 colleges, only 10 institutions saw 100 per cent of their students graduate within the stipulated five years. [See graph below].

    Top Institutes With Maximum GraduatesTop Institutes With Maximum Graduates

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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, four colleges had 100 per cent placement in the 2019-20 placement programme. Colleges included Christian Medical College, Vellore; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore; Maharishi Markandeshwar, Ambala and Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam. See the graph below for placement figures of top 10 colleges with the highest placement percentage.

    Top 10 Medical College: Placement PercentageTop 10 Medical College: Placement Percentage

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    Colleges Where Students Opt For Higher Studies

    On an average, 30.5 per cent of the students from these 44 colleges went for higher studies after completing the undergraduate programme.

    Institutes with Maximum Per cent of Students Opting for Higher Studies In 2020 (In %)Top 10 Medical Institutes: Students Opting for Higher StudiesTop 10 Medical Institutes: Students Opting for 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 has been left out from the list for correct comparison.

    Top 10 Medical Institutes: Female ParticipationTop 10 Medical Institutes: Female Participation

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    Maximum Number Of Foreign Students

    Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam not only had the highest percentage of international students but the number of students was high too. The institute admitted 140 students from outside the country.

    The graph below gives information on the foreign students and the total number of students in all the batches in the year 2020-21 of each college. Out of the 44 institutions listed for this study, 20 colleges had no students from outside the country.

    Top 10 Medical Institutes: Foreign StudentsTop 10 Medical Institutes: Foreign Students

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    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.

    Top 10 Medical Institutes: Reserved CategoryTop 10 Medical Institutes: Reserved Category

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    Institutes With High Percentage of EWS Students

    More than one-third of the colleges had no students from the Economically Backward or Weaker section (EWS), bringing the overall average percentage of students to 4.5 per cent only.

    Top 10 Medical Institutes: EWS StudentsTop 10 Medical Institutes: EWS Students

    There are more than 600 medical colleges in India under the National Medical Commission (NMC), offering admission for MBBS degree, with major colleges managed by government bodies than private. Most medical institute’s admission is based on National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) ranks.

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    • Health
    • Educational stages
    • Health care
    • Academia
    • Tertiary education
    • Undergraduate education
    • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate)
    • National Institutional Ranking Framework

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