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Total Number of MBBS Seats in India in 2022 | MBBS Eligibility & Fees | Check List of 50 Best Indian Medical Colleges

What makes MBBS so special that every year almost 2 million students apply for its competitive exam, i.e NEET. In this article, we will discuss what MBBS is in detail and who is eligible for pursuing an MBBS course. Here you will get the total number of MBBS seats in India in 2022 and the list of top 50 medical colleges offering MBBS degree & their fees.

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What is MBBS? What are the eligibility criteria for an MBBS degree?

MBBS is the short form for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery : Program that imparts knowledge for students to conduct diagnoses, find treatment and medicines, and perform surgeries. It is 5.5 Years full-time undergraduate degree program in the medical and surgical field with 4.5 years of academic education followed by a 1-year compulsory internship. In standard terms, it is the first step toward becoming a doctor in India. 

Students aspiring to become doctors must pass the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) conducted yearly by NTA. National Testing Agency has laid down specific eligibility criteria for a student to appear in NEET UG Exam. Few of these eligibility criteria: -

Criteria
Conditions
Minimum Qualification
Candidates must have a 10+2 or equivalent certification from a recognized board, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core courses.
Age Limit
The candidate must be at least 17 years of age.
Upper Age Limit
There is no upper age limit.
Qualifying Marks
NEET eligibility marks for class 12 are not aggregate marks for PCB subjects. Each category has a different class 12 percentage required for the NEET examination.
1. UR - 50%
2. OBC/SC/ST - 40%
3. PWD - 45%
Number of attempts
The number of attempts is not limited to the MBBS entrance exam, i.e NEET.
Nationality
Indian Nationals, NRIs and OCIs are eligible to apply. Foreign Nationals aspirants can also apply to study MBBS in India; for them, qualification criteria remain the same i.e. NEET.

Many students ask, can I get admission to MBBS without NEET? Well, from the above eligibility criteria, it is clear that a student can't get admission to MBBS without qualifying for the NEET Exam.

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Types of MBBS colleges :

After qualifying for the NEET Exam, students must appear in counselling conducted by various governing bodies like MCC & state counselling bodies for admission to MBBS programs. National Medical Commission controls medical education in India and the Ministry of Health Affairs. There are mainly three types of MBBS colleges in India.

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Government Medical Colleges

Government MBBS colleges are that kind of medical colleges which are governed by govt., which could be state or central govt.. Education in these colleges is provided at very subsidized rates because the Government funds these institutes, and a student has to pay nominal fees ( as compared to other types of MBBS colleges) for studying in these colleges. As per the latest data shared by the Ministry of Health Affairs, there are 321 Government medical colleges in India. Most of the top medical colleges in India are govt. medical college.

Deemed ( Private) Medical Colleges

Deemed or Private colleges are privately governed medical education institutes which are now owned, governed or financially funded by govt. However, Academic fees at these institutes are considerably high compared to govt. colleges, still academic curriculum & course structure of these institutes remain exactly same as other types of govt. colleges as laid down by NMC. There are 49 deemed colleges in India which take admission through MCC & their own counselling. On the other hand Private colleges take admission through state counselling and management/NRI quota.

Semi-Government Medical Colleges

Semi govt medical colleges are a kind of hybrid college, where govt. don’t control directly but provide some assistance, be it financial or establishment or any other type, to private colleges. These are society or trust colleges with a quota for both govt. seats and private seats. Academic fees of these colleges are higher than govt’ medical colleges and lower than private colleges.

Fees of MBBS Colleges in India

MBBS is one of the most prestigious & sought professional courses by students and you may be well aware that good things don't come cheap. Pursuing an MBBS course is a costly affair, especially if you are planning to join a private college. MBBS fees in private colleges are generally higher compared to Govt. Medical colleges. In the table given below, we have tried to summarize the fee range of medical colleges in India

Types of Medical Colleges & their fees
Central Government Medical CollegesRs. 6,000-30,000 per year
State Government Medical CollegesRs. 10,000- 1,50,000 per year
Deemed or Private Medical Colleges Rs. 5,00,000- 30,00,000 per year

Fees of few Medical Colleges in India

All AIIMS MBBS Fees
Rs. 6,000-15,000 per year
AFMC MBBS feesRs. 80,000 ( Full course)
MAMC MBBS feesRs. 20,000-25,000 per year
VMMC MBBS fees
Rs. 15,000 per year
KGMU MBBS fees
Rs. 40,000-50,000 per year
JIPMER MBBS feesRs. 34,920 per year
Jamia Hamdard MBBS feesRs. 12 Lakh-15 Lakh per year
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU Aligarh
Rs. 47,840 per year
Lady Hardinge Medical College ,New Delhi
Rs. 1,355 per year
 B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad
Rs. 25,000 per year
Dr. B.S.A Medical College, Delhi
Rs. 1,11,000 per year
Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College
Rs. 1,00,000 per year
Gandhi Medical College Musheerabad Secunderabad
Rs. 29,000 per year
Government Medical College, Surat
Rs. 27,000 per year
Government Medical College, Kozhikode
Rs. 25,370 per year
Govt. Medical College, Nagpur
Rs. 99,300 per year
Govt. Medical College, Patiala
Rs. 1,66,000 per year
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal MC, Mumbai
Rs. 1,07,330 per year
M.G.M. Medical College, Indore
Rs. 1,17,850 per year
Nilratan Sirkar Medical College
Rs. 9,000 per year
Patna Medical College, Patna
Rs. 6,100 per year
R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur
Rs. 40,535 per year
PT. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak
Rs. 80,000 per year
Stanley Medical College, Chennai
Rs. 17,123 per year
Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri Govt. Med. College, Mandi
Rs. 60,000 per year
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai
Rs. 1,23,200 per year
S.N. Medical College, Agra
Rs.36,000 per year
S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur
Rs. 1,08,200 per year
S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack
Rs. 26,450 per year
RUHS College of Medical Sciences, Jaipur
Rs.1,08,200 per year
R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur
Rs. 40,535 per year
Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai
Rs. 1,23,200 per year
Dr.S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur
Rs. 49,048 per year
Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
Rs. 1,00,000 per year
Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
Rs. 70,000 per year
Jannayak Karpoori Thakur Medical College and Hospital, Madhepura
Rs. 25,840 per year
KGMC, Lucknow
Rs. 54,600 per year
Medical College, Baroda
Rs. 25,000 per year
MG Inst. of Medical Sciences, Sevagram Wardha
Rs. 1,80,200 per year
Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad
Rs. 30,000 per year
Nalanda Medical College, Bihar
Rs. 6,100 per year
Punjab Govt. College MBBS Fees
Rs. 1,66,000 per year
Tamilnadu Govt. College MBBS Fees
Rs. 13,610 per year
Rajasthan Govt. College MBBS Fees ( Govt. Seats)Rs. 60,800 per year
Rajasthan Govt. College MBBS Fees ( Paid Seats)Rs. 8,30,000 per year
Rajasthan Private College MBBS FeesRs. 15-30 Lakh per year
Uttarakhand Govt. College MBBS FeesRs. 1,71,500 per year
Uttarakhand Private College MBBS FeesRs. 18-25 Lakh per year
Private College MBBS Fees State-wise
Punjab private college MBBS fees (Govt. Quota) Rs. 4 Lakh
Punjab private college MBBS fees (Management Quota)Rs. 10 Lakh
West Bengal private college MBBS fees (Govt. Quota)Rs 2.5-3 Lakh
West Bengal private college MBBS fees (Management  Quota)Rs 9.5-11 Lakh
Uttar Pradesh private college MBBS fees ( Govt. Quota)Rs. 12 Lakh
Karnataka private college MBBS fees ( Govt. Quota)Rs. 11 Lakh
Madhya Pradesh private college MBBS fees ( Govt. Quota)Rs.  8 Lakh

Medical Bond in India for MBBS course:

MBBS is a highly sought-after program; this is confirmed through the evidence that more than 20 Lakh students fill out the application form to take the MBBS entrance test. The government also makes a significant investment in students who take MBBS courses at Govt medical schools by providing admission to students at a reduced academic rate and hostel costs. In certain states, Govt. requires mandatory service bonds in exchange for their participation in MBBS/PG programs in order to allow qualified doctors to aid in the health system of the state. Below is the list of service bonds that are available in different states and colleges.


S. No.
State
Bond/Service
Discontinuous Bond(In case Left College)
1.
All AIIMS
No Bond
No
2.
IMS BHU/ DU
No Bond
3 Lakh
3.
ESIC
1 year/ 5 Lakh
-
4.
AFMC
7 Years/ 63 Lakh
63 Lakh
5.
Assam
5 Years/ 10 Lakh
30 Lakh
6.
Bihar
No Bond
No Bond
7.
Chandigarh
No Bond
-
8.
Chhattisgarh
2 Years/25 lakh
25 Lakh
9.
Goa
5 Years/ 5 Lakh
30 Lakh
10.
Gujarat
1 Year/ 20 Lakh
20 Lakh
11.
Haryana
7 Years/ 40 Lakh
40 Lakh
12.
Himachal Pradesh
No Bond
-
13.
Jharkhand
No Bond
20 Lakh
14.
Karnataka
1 Year Compulsory
-
15.
Kerala
No Bond
10 Lakh
16.
Madhya Pradesh
1 Year/ 10 Lakh
30 Lakh
17.Maharashtra
1 Year /10 Lakh
10 Lakh
18.
Manipur
-1 Lakh in first year, 2.5 Lakh afterwards
19.
Meghalaya
-10 Lakh
20.
Odisha
2 Years/ 25 Lakh
10 Lakh
21.
Punjab
No bond
No
22.
Rajasthan
2 Years/ 5 Lakh
5 Lakh
23.
Tamil Nadu
5 Years/ 5 Lakh
10 Lakh
24.
Telangana
No bond
3 Lakh
25.
Uttar pradesh
2 Years/ 10 Lakh
-
26.
Uttarakhand
No Bond
-
27.
West Bengal
No Bond
1 Lakh

Total MBBS seats in India & How many students apply for it?

Every year lakhs of students appear for the MBBS entrance exam. Do they really know the total number of seats available for admission? Recently while answering a question, Union Health Minister released a detailed statement about the total number of medical seats in India. A detailed view of the state-wise total number of seats for Government as well as private colleges is given below.

S.No.
Name of the State/UT
Government Colleges
Government Seats
Private College
Private Seats
Total Colleges
Total Seats
1
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1
100
0
0
1
100
2
Andhra Pradesh
13
2485
18
2850
31
5335
3
Arunachal Pradesh
1
50
0
0
1
50
4
Assam
9
1150
0
0
9
1150
5
Bihar
12
1515
8
900
20
2415
6
Chandigarh
1
150
0
0
1
150
7
Chhattisgarh
8
965
4
600
12
1565
8
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
1
150
0
0
1
150
9
Delhi
8
1247
2
250
10
1497
10
Goa
1
180
0
0
1
180
11
Gujarat
18
3700
13
2000
31
5700
12
Haryana
5
710
7
950
12
1660
13
Himachal Pradesh
7
770
1
150
8
920
14
Jammu & Kashmir
9
1047
1
100
10
1147
15
Jharkhand
7
680
2
250
9
930
16
Karnataka
21
3150
42
6995
63
10145
17
Kerala
10
1555
21
2700
31
4255
18
Madhya Pradesh
14
2180
11
1900
25
4080
19
Maharashtra
29
4825
33
5070
62
9895
20
Manipur
2
225
1
150
3
375
21
Meghalaya
1
50
0
0
1
50
22
Mizoram
1
100
0
0
1
100
23
Odisha
9
1375
4
750
13
2125
24
Puducherry
2
380
7
1250
9
1630
25
Punjab
5
800
7
950
12
1750
26
Rajasthan
17
3055
9
950
26
4005
27
Sikkim
0
0
1
150
1
150
28
Tamilnadu
38
5225
32
5500
70
10725
29
Telangana
11
1840
23
3200
34
5040
30
Tripura
1
125
1
100
2
225
31
Uttar Pradesh
35
4303
32
4750
67
9053
32
Uttarakhand
5
700
3
450
8
1150
33
West Bengal
20
3225
7
1000
27
4225

Total
322
48012
290
43915
612
91927

The above table shows that the total number of Government MBBS seats in India is 48012 & 43915 is the total number of MBBS seats in Private colleges. Tamilnadu has the highest number of Medical seats, followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra & Uttar Pradesh.

The same report also mentioned that since the academic year 2017-18, there has been an increase of 36% in the number of medical seats, which you can see in the table below.

Year
Govt. Colleges
MBBS Seats
Private Colleges
MBBS Seats
Total No. of Colleges
Total No. of Seats
2017-18
237
31483
243
36040
480
67523
2018-19
253
33893
248
36540
499
70433
2019-20
279
42222
260
38090
539
80312
2020-21
289
43435
269
39840
558
83275
2022-23
322
48212
290
43915
612
91927

From the above table, it is evident that since 2017-18 a total of 24,404 MBBS seats have been increased, including 16,729 in Govt. Medical Colleges. Now let's have a look at the top Medical Institutes offering MBBS degrees in India. 
We have also made a detailed video on the total number of MBBS seats in India, you can watch it below.

Best Indian Medical Colleges in India-Top MBBS college in India

S.No.
College Name
1
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
2Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
3Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi, VMMC
4University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
5JIPMER Puducherry
6Armed Forces Medical College(AFMC), Pune
7Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences & Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
8Govt Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh
9Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
10Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai
11Dr. B.S.A. Medical College, Delhi
12S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur
13Madras Medical College, Chennai
14Inst. Of Medical Sciences (IMS), BHU, Varanasi
15Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
16Bangalore Medical College & Research Institiute
17KGMC, Lucknow
18NDMC Medical College, Delhi
19Medical College, Kolkata
20Stanley Medical College, Chennai
21Bahiramjee Jijibhai Medical College, Pune
22Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthpuram
23Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai
24RUHS College of Medical Sciences, Jaipur
25Medical College, Baroda
26Gandhi Medical College Musheerabad, Secunderabad
27S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack
28Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
29Govt. Medical College, Kottayam
30Mysore Medical & Research Institute, Mysore
31Inst. of PG Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
32Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner
33Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur
34Patna Medical College, Patna
35R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur
36Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh
37M.G.M. Medical College, Indore
38Pt. D.D.U. Medical College, Rajkot
39Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer
40Govt. Medical College, Patiala
41Dr. R. N. Cooper General Hospital , Juhu, Mumbai
42Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak
43Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
44Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru
45ESIC Medical College, Faridabad
46Nilratan Sirkar Medical College, Kolkata
47S.N. Medical College, Agra
48Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
49Rajendra Institue of Medical Sciences, Ranchi
50Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad

As every aspirant wants to join the best MBBS college available to him as per his rank, therefore it becomes imperative to know which are the best medical colleges providing MBBS degrees. While creating a preference list, one question arises in every MBBS aspirant, how to arrange the colleges in proper priority order. Here We have prepared a list of the 50 best Indian medical colleges, which will help students from all regions of India including North India, South India or Easter region to choose a best medical college as per their rank for admission in MBBS.

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