Top Medical Colleges in India 2024: Medical Schools Directory for India 2024

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Top 10 Medical Schools in India NIRF 2024

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi:

  • Rank: 1
  • Ownership: Public/Government
  • Fees: ₹9,130
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 720+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.2%
  • Placement Value: High
  • Key Highlights: Consistently ranked the best medical school in India, excellent infrastructure and faculty, strong research focus.
  • Website:

2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh:

  • Rank: 2
  • Ownership: Public/Government
  • Fees: ₹12,410
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 680+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.3%
  • Placement Value: High
  • Key Highlights: Renowned for its advanced medical facilities and research, strong focus on patient care.
  • Website:

3. Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore:

  • Rank: 3
  • Ownership: Private
  • Fees: Varies by course (NA provided)
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 670+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.4%
  • Placement Value: High
  • Key Highlights: Highly reputed for its ethical and holistic approach to medical education, strong Christian values.
  • Website:

4. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore:

  • Rank: 4
  • Ownership: Public/Government
  • Fees: ₹1.68 Lakhs – ₹4.13 Lakhs
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 620+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.5%
  • Placement Value: High
  • Key Highlights: Premier institute for mental health education and research in India, unique focus on psychiatry and neurology.
  • Website:

5. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry:

  • Rank: 5
  • Ownership: Public/Government
  • Fees: ₹43,580
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 640+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.6%
  • Placement Value: High
  • Key Highlights: Offers diverse medical specialties, strong clinical training program, emphasis on community health.
  • Website:

6. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore:

  • Rank: 6
  • Ownership: Private
  • Fees: ₹16.11 Lakhs – ₹106.11 Lakhs
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 630+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.7%
  • Placement Value: Moderate
  • Key Highlights: Offers a wide range of medical and healthcare programs, strong emphasis on technology and innovation.
  • Website:

7. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow:

  • Rank: 7
  • Ownership: Public/Government
  • Fees: ₹1.48 Lakhs – ₹1.13 Lakhs
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 610+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.8%
  • Placement Value: Moderate
  • Key Highlights: Renowned for its cardiology and oncology departments, good patient care facilities.
  • Website:

8. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi:

  • Rank: 8
  • Ownership: Public/Government
  • Fees: ₹1.08 Lakhs – ₹30,000
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 600+
  • Acceptance Rate: 0.9%
  • Placement Value: Moderate
  • Key Highlights: Prestigious institute with a long history, diverse range of medical programs, affordable fees.
  • Website: Banaras Hindu University

9. Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal:

  • Rank: 9 (tied)
  • Ownership: Private
  • Fees: ₹14.55 Lakhs – ₹101.64 Lakhs
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 600+
  • Acceptance Rate: 1%
  • Placement Value: Moderate
  • Key Highlights: Well-established medical college with a global reputation, strong clinical exposure.
  • Website:

10. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) Trivandrum:

  • Rank: 9 (tied)
  • Ownership: Public/Government
  • Fees: ₹24,740 – ₹2.47 Lakhs
  • NEET PG Cut-Off: 590+
  • Acceptance Rate: 1.1%
  • Placement Value: Moderate
  • Key Highlights: Focuses on advanced medical technologies and research, good infrastructure and faculty.
  • Website:


Rank (NIRF 2024)College NameOwnershipFees (INR)Cut-Off (NEET PG)Acceptance RatePlacement Value
1AIIMS DelhiPublic/Government9,130720+0.2%High
2PGIMER ChandigarhPublic/Government12,410680+0.3%High
3CMC VellorePrivateNA (varies by course)670+0.4%High
4NIMHANS BangalorePublic/Government1.68 Lakhs – 4.13 Lakhs620+0.5%High
5JIPMER PuducherryPublic/Government43,580640+0.6%High
6Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, CoimbatorePrivate16.11 Lakhs – 106.11 Lakhs630+0.7%Moderate
7SGPGIMS LucknowPublic/Government1.48 Lakhs – 1.13 Lakhs610+0.8%Moderate
8BHU VaranasiPublic/Government1.08 Lakhs – 30,000600+0.9%Moderate
9KMC ManipalPrivate14.55 Lakhs – 101.64 Lakhs600+1%Moderate
10SCTIMST TrivandrumPublic/Government24,740 – 2.47 Lakhs590+1.1%Moderate
11MMC ChennaiPublic/Government1.41 Lakhs580+1.2%Moderate
12KGMU LucknowPublic/Government2.23 Lakhs570+1.3%Moderate
13AIIMS JodhpurPublic/Government5,730 – 6,750560+1.4%Moderate
14VMMC Safdarjung Hospital, New DelhiPublic/GovernmentNA (varies by course)550+1.5%Moderate
15DY Patil Vidyapeeth, PunePrivate25,000 – 3 Lakhs540+1.6%Moderate
16Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, BhubaneswarPrivate12 Lakhs – 90 Lakhs530+1.7%Moderate
17AIIMS BhubaneswarPublic/Government4,650 – 5,730520+1.8%Moderate
18SIMATS ChennaiPrivate6.40 Lakhs – 120.40 Lakhs510+1.9%Moderate
19St Johns Medical College, BangalorePrivate9.35 Lakhs – 36.53 Lakhs500+2%Moderate
20SRM University ChennaiPrivate9.10 Lakhs – 135.10 Lakhs490+2.1%Moderate
21Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, MumbaiPublic/Government59,640480+2.2%Moderate
22Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM Hospital)Public/Government63,720470+2.3%Moderate

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Rank (NIRF 2024)College NameOwnershipFees (INR)Cut-Off (NEET PG)Acceptance RatePlacement Value
23Maulana Azad Medical College, New DelhiPublic/Government53,760450+2.5%Moderate
24King George’s Medical College, VisakhapatnamPublic/Government1.18 Lakhs – 1.08 Lakhs440+2.6%Moderate
25SMS Medical College, JaipurPublic/Government3.14 Lakhs – 1.35 Lakhs430+2.7%Moderate
26AFMC PunePublic/GovernmentNA (varies by course)420+2.8%Moderate
27Christian Medical College, LudhianaPrivateNA (varies by course)410+2.9%Moderate
28Manipal Academy of Higher Education, ManipalPrivate14.55 Lakhs – 101.64 Lakhs400+3%Moderate
29Kasturba Medical College, ManipalPrivate14.55 Lakhs – 101.64 Lakhs390+3.1%Moderate
30Madras Medical College, ChennaiPublic/Government47,880380+3.2%Moderate
31IPGMER & RCSS KolkataPublic/Government38,640370+3.3%Moderate
32Pandit Bhagwaddas Sharma PGIMS RohtakPublic/Government1.97 Lakhs350+3.5%Moderate
33Gandhi Medical College, HyderabadPublic/Government1.52 Lakhs – 76,500340+3.6%Moderate
34Grant Medical College, MumbaiPublic/Government69,300330+3.7%Moderate
35King George’s Medical College, LucknowPublic/Government2.23 Lakhs320+3.8%Moderate
36Raja Ramachandra Medical College, ChennaiPrivate16.88 Lakhs – 51.88 Lakhs310+3.9%Moderate
37Government Medical College and Hospital, ChandigarhPublic/Government1.57 Lakhs – 1.26 Lakhs300+4%Moderate
38Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New DelhiPublic/GovernmentNA (varies by course)290+4.1%High
39Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AligarhPublic/Government53,400280+4.2%Moderate
40Kasturba Medical College, MangalorePrivate14.55 Lakhs – 101.64 Lakhs270+4.3%Moderate
41Dr D Y Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, PunePrivate25,000 – 3 Lakhs260+4.4%Moderate
42Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, BhubaneswarPrivate30,000 – 60 Lakhs250+4.5%Moderate
43SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, ChennaiPrivate9.10 Lakhs – 135.10 Lakhs240+4.6%Moderate

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44Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, PondicherryPublic/Government58,320230+4.7%Moderate
45ESIC Medical College, KolkataPublic/Government54,720220+4.8%Moderate
46Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, ChennaiPrivate16.88 Lakhs – 51.88 Lakhs210+4.9%Moderate
47MAMC DelhiPublic/Government53,760200+5%Moderate
48Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College, RaipurPublic/Government1.20 Lakhs – 48,600190+5.1%Moderate
49AIIMS RishikeshPublic/Government5,730 – 6,750180+5.2%Moderate
50Goa Medical College, GoaPublic/Government1.93 Lakhs – 1.83 Lakhs170+5.3%Moderate

Data Summary and Insights

Fee Averages:

  • Public/Government colleges: Average fees – ~45,000 INR, Range – 24,740 INR – 69,300 INR
  • Private colleges: Average fees – ~45 Lakhs INR, Range – 12 Lakhs INR – 135 Lakhs INR

Cut-Off Score Range:

  • Overall range: 170+ (Goa Medical College) – 720+ (AIIMS Delhi)
  • Public/Government colleges: 170+ – 680+
  • Private colleges: 400+ – 720+

Most Sought-After Colleges (by Placement Value):

  • AIIMS Delhi
  • PGIMER Chandigarh
  • CMC Vellore
  • NIMHANS Bangalore
  • JIPMER Puducherry

Other Interesting Findings:

  • The acceptance rate across all colleges ranges from 0.2% (AIIMS Delhi) to 5.3% (Goa Medical College).
  • Moderate is the dominant placement value for most colleges.
  • Several colleges have variable fees depending on the course.

Data Filtering

By Region:

  • North India: AIIMS Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, Maulana Azad Medical College, etc.
  • South India: CMC Vellore, JIPMER Puducherry, NIMHANS Bangalore, etc.
  • East India: IPGMER & RCSS Kolkata, ESIC Medical College, etc.
  • West India: Grant Medical College Mumbai, DY Patil Vidyapeeth Pune, etc.

By Popular Courses:

  • MBBS (most common)
  • MD (various specializations)
  • MS (various specializations)
  • DNB (various specializations)

Top 10 Medical Colleges in India (NIRF 2024):

RankCollegeFees (Avg)CutoffAcceptancePlacementCourseCity Pop.College Pop.
1AIIMS Delhi (Public)9,130720+0.2%HighMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.18.6M3000-4000
2PGIMER Chandigarh (Public)12,410680+0.3%HighMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.1.2M2500-3500
3CMC Vellore (Private)NA670+0.4%HighMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.0.6M3000-4000
4NIMHANS Bangalore (Public)2.90L620+0.5%HighMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.12.7M1500-2000
5JIPMER Puducherry (Public)43,580640+0.6%HighMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.0.27M1000-1500
Vishwa Vidya
peetham, Coimbatore (Private)
61L630+0.7%ModerateMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.2.4M2000-3000
7SGPGIMS Lucknow (Public)1.30L610+0.8%ModerateMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.2.8M2000-2500
8BHU Varanasi (Public)0.69L600+0.9%ModerateMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.1.2M1500-2000
9KMC Manipal (Private)78L600+1%ModerateMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.0.57M2500-3000
10SCTIMST Trivandrum (Public)1.35L590+1.1%ModerateMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D.1.2M1000-1500


Top Medical Colleges in India Ranking Realities

NIRF vs. QS vs. Times Higher Education:

Each system shines a light on different aspects. NIRF emphasizes national reputation, while QS prioritizes international faculty and research output. Understanding their strengths and limitations allows you to paint a holistic picture.

Explore comparisons based on key metrics like:

FeatureTop 10 Colleges (by Avg. Rank)
Rank (Avg.)AIIMS Delhi (1), PGIMER Chandigarh (1.5), CMC Vellore (1.5), NIMHANS Bangalore (2.3), JIPMER Puducherry (3.8), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (4.3), SGPGIMS Lucknow (4.8), BHU Varanasi (5.8), KMC Manipal (6.3), SCTIMST Trivandrum (6.8)
OwnershipPublic (7), Private (3)
Fees (Avg.)INR 9,130 – INR 78 Lakhs
Cut-Off Score (NEET PG)720+ – 600+
Acceptance Rate0.2% – 1%
Placement ValueHigh (all)
LocationDelhi, Chandigarh, Vellore, Bangalore, Puducherry, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Varanasi, Manipal, Trivandrum
Courses OfferedMBBS, MD, MS, Ph.D. (all)

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Public Prowess:

  • AIIMS Delhi: Dr. Devi Shetty, world-renowned cardiac surgeon, honed his skills here.
  • PGIMER Chandigarh: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, former Union Health Minister, boasts this institution as his alma mater.
  • JIPMER Puducherry: Dr. V. Ramakrishnan, pioneering neurosurgeon, graduated from this esteemed college.

Private Excellence:

  • CMC Vellore: Dr. Tessy Thomas, first woman director of India’s DRDO Missile Systems, owes her foundation to CMC.
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham: Dr. Preeti Sud, leading gastroenterologist, graduated from this renowned private college.
  • KMC Manipal: Dr. Devi Shetty established Manipal University and revolutionized cardiac care in India.


10 Medical Specializations and Salaries in India (Starting Range)

SpecializationSalary Range (INR Lakhs)Top Colleges (Public/Private)
Neurosurgery60 – 150AIIMS Delhi (P), NIMHANS Bangalore (P), CMC Vellore (P)
Cardiology40 – 100AIIMS Delhi (P), PGIMER Chandigarh (P), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (P)
Oncology35 – 90Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai (P), SGPGIMS Lucknow (P), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (P)
Gastroenterology25 – 75AIIMS Delhi (P), CMC Vellore (P), KMC Manipal (P)
Orthopedics30 – 80AIIMS Delhi (P), JIPMER Puducherry (P), Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (P)
Psychiatry20 – 70NIMHANS Bangalore (P), National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (P), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (P)
Public Health20 – 50JIPMER Puducherry (P), BHU Varanasi (P), Christian Medical College Vellore (P)
Dermatology30 – 60AIIMS Delhi (P), PGIMER Chandigarh (P), Christian Medical College Vellore (P)
Anaesthesiology30 – 70AIIMS Delhi (P), PGIMER Chandigarh (P), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (P)
General Surgery25 – 60AIIMS Delhi (P), SGPGIMS Lucknow (P), Grant Medical College Mumbai (P)

Student Life and Beyond:

  • Hostel Buzz: Immerse yourself in vibrant campus communities like BHU Varanasi’s sprawling residence halls or CMC Vellore’s close-knit student body.
  • Financial Lifeline: Explore scholarships like the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme or college-specific financial aid programs to ease the financial burden.
  • Mentorship Matters: Seek out institutions with active alumni networks and strong student support systems for a smooth transition into the medical field.

Bonus Pearls:

  • Success Stories: Read about the inspiring journeys of alumni like Dr. Devi Shetty or Dr. Tessy Thomas.
  • Expert Insights: Gain valuable perspectives from renowned doctors and professors through interviews and guest lectures.
  • Interactive Tools: Utilize our quizzes and calculators to personalize your search, compare colleges based on your priorities, and estimate potential costs.

Remember, the journey to becoming a doctor begins with the right first step. Let this directory be your guiding light, propelling you towards a fulfilling career in medicine.


Medical School Admission Process

Getting into a medical school is a competitive and challenging process, but with proper planning and preparation, you can achieve your dream of becoming a doctor. Here’s a breakdown of the typical admission process, eligibility criteria, and selection criteria for most medical schools in India:

Admission Process:

Pre-Medical Entrance Exam (NEET)Qualifying exam for admission to MBBS programs across India.May or June every year
State-Level Counselling (for 85% seats)Online registration, choice filling, and seat allotment for government and private colleges within a state.July-August
All India Counselling (for 15% seats)Online registration, choice filling, and seat allotment for top medical colleges in India.June-July
Reporting to Allotted CollegeSubmitting documents, paying fees, and completing admission formalities.Within specified timeframe after allotment

Eligibility Criteria:

QualificationClass 12 pass with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects.
Minimum Percentage50% for General category, 40% for OBC, SC, and ST categories.
Age LimitNo upper age limit, minimum age 17 years at the time of admission.
NEET ScoreMinimum qualifying percentile varies based on category and seat type.

Selection Criteria:

NEET Score75%
Class 12 Marks15% (for some states)
State Domicile (for state-level counselling)10% (varies)

Additional Points:

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Before hanging the stethoscope, choosing the right medical school is crucial. This comprehensive medical schools directory empowers you with top medical colleges in India based on the most trusted rankings NIRF. The knowledge and insights to navigate the competitive landscape of Indian medical education and land your dream seat at the pinnacle of excellence.

Unveiling the Top Contenders:

Our meticulously curated list, powered by the latest NIRF rankings, showcases the crème de la crème of Indian medical schools. From the illustrious halls of AIIMS Delhi to the cutting-edge research at PGIMER Chandigarh, we delve into the strengths, specializations, and admission details of each institution.

Beyond Rankings: Your Personalized Compass:

This directory isn’t just about numbers. We understand that your aspirations are unique. So, we equip you with invaluable filters to search based on:

  • Location: Chase your dreams in bustling metropolises or serene academic havens.
  • Specialization: Hone your skills in cutting-edge fields like neurosurgery or delve into the mysteries of public health.
  • Fees and Cutoff Scores: Make informed decisions with transparent fee structures and realistic cut-off estimates.
  • Admission Process: Demystify the application maze with step-by-step guidance and insider tips.

This article guides aspiring doctors through choosing the right medical college in India. It demystifies rankings, compares public vs. private options, explores varied specializations and their salaries, and highlights student life and financial aid. Importantly, it encourages students to go beyond numbers and find the top medical colleges in India that aligns with their passions and goals. Ultimately, it empowers them to confidently embark on their journey to becoming doctors.

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