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What an MBBS course offers is education and training to help an individual acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are needed to practice as a doctor.

Students aspiring to take up medicine as career very often face the dilemma as to which medical college is better equipped to provide them with these necessary knowledge and skills. In India the dilemma at the first level is whether to study in a government college or a private medical college. By default in India government medical colleges are preferred by students over private medical colleges. The primary reason is the fee structure. But besides that there other reasons why government colleges are preferred? Important among these are

1.   These colleges on account of very high volume of patients provide ample and rigorous clinical practice and experience, a key requirement for any MBBS course. In this regard private colleges face the limitation as the volume of patients in  affiliated or attached  private hospitals is significantly low and in some cases where they have affiliations with government hospitals theses arrangements are inadequate

2.    The level of education is also higher in government colleges; there have been cases where students studying in private colleges had to seek extra tuitions from outside.

3.     The economical fee structure as mentioned earlier of government colleges vis a vis additional fees, development fees, special contribution, capitation fee etc charged by the private institutions.

4.     Latest equipment and gadgets are generally available in all government colleges providing students with exposure to the latest advancements in medical sciences.

But having said above on one count where in general private medical colleges score above the government colleges is the students facilities- classrooms, hostels, mess, labs etc.

Though above comparison is largely true there are obvious exceptions like Kasturba Medical College, Manipal or St. John’s Bangalore. These and some other private colleges are on all counts better than most of the government colleges. Also there has been a change which is coming by and private medical colleges are improving and the gap between private and government colleges is fast disappearing. We hope that they will soon be at par and better.

Although there is no official ranking system for medical colleges in India, surveys have been conducted by number of private agencies taking into account factors like facilities, patient volume, past placements, faculty etc. One such survey was conducted by DoctorNDTV last year. The ranking of medical colleges basis this survey is as below

 

  Ranking of Medical Institutes

 

Ranking

Medical Institute

Location

1.       

AIIMS

New Delhi

2.       

Christian Medical College

Vellore

3.       

Armed Forces Medical College

Pune

4.       

JIPMER

Pondicherry

5.       

Madras Medical College

Chennai

6.       

St. John’s Medical College

Bangalore

7.       

Kasturba Medical College

Manipal

8.       

Maulana Azad Medical College

New Delhi

9.       

Stanley Medical College

Chennai

10.   

Grant Medical College

Mumbai

11.   

Christian Medical College

Ludhiana

12.   

Seth GS Medical College

Mumbai

13.   

Lady Hardinge Medical College

New Delhi

14.   

King George’s Medical College

Lucknow

15.   

Kasturba Medical College

Mangalore

16.   

Sri Venkateswara Medical College

Tirupati

17.   

Institute of Medical Sciences

Varanasi

18.   

Medical College

Thiruvananthapuram

19.   

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

Aligarh

20.   

Govt. Medical College

Srinagar

Source: www.doctorndtv.com

 

My suggestion to students is that rather than looking at above data from the point of view of ranking and relative positioning, look at it to identify the top twenty medical colleges in India.

 

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