Top Medical Colleges in India

Top Medical Colleges in 2023

Top Medical Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking 2023

July 25, 2023

In India, there are around 783 medical colleges with over 1,63,111 seats. There are a total of about 706 colleges that offer MBBS degree for over 1,08,248 seats. It is always a confusing question for students to opt for which college during the NEET Counselling procedure. NIRF Ranking comes here to the rescue and helps you find out the top Indian medical colleges. NIRF Ranking is the National Institutional Ranking Framework by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

The NIRF provides an approach for classifying educational institutions across the nation. In order to determine the broad criteria for rating different colleges and institutions, the process is based on the general suggestions and broad understanding reached by a Core Committee established by MHRD. The criteria include a broad range of parameters, including “Teaching, Learning, and Resources”, “Research and Professional Practices”, “Graduation Outcomes”, “Outreach and Inclusivity”, and “Perception”. These five parameters again are sub-categorised and every sub-category holds a percentage in calculating the overall score of the medical college.

List of top medical colleges in India according to the NIRF Ranking 2023

Rank No. Name City State Score Institute ID
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi New Delhi Delhi 94.32 IR-D-N-15
2 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh Chandigarh 81.10 IR-D-U-0079
3 Christian Medical College Vellore Tamil Nadu 75.29 IR-D-C-45654
4 National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences Bangalore Karnataka 72.46 IR-D-U-0236
5 Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research Puducherry Pondicherry 72.10 IR-D-U-0368
6 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 70.84 IR-D-U-0436
7 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 69.62 IR-D-N-33
8 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 68.75 IR-D-U-0500
9 Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Manipal Karnataka


66.19 IR-D-C-7242
10 Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 65.24 IR-D-U-0266
11 Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital Chennai Tamil Nadu 64.43 IR-D-C-49008


12 King George`s Medical University Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 63.93 IR-D-U-0523
13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur Jodhpur Rajasthan 62.43 IR-D-U-0689
14 Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi Delhi 61.73 IR-D-C-32922
15 Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 61.35 IR-D-I-1110
16 Siksha `O` Anusandhan Bhubaneswar Odisha 60.66 IR-D-U-0363
17 All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar Khordha Odisha 60.65 IR-D-U-0688
18 Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 60.61 IR-D-I-1441
19 St. John’s Medical College Bengaluru Karnataka 60.49 IR-D-C-40453
20 S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu


60.47 IR-D-U-0473
21 Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research Chennai Tamil Nadu


60.44 IR-D-I-1486
22 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh Rishikesh Uttarakhand 60.06 IR-D-U-0691
23 Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences New Delhi Delhi 59.59 IR-D-U-0106
24 Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research Kolkata West Bengal 58.49 IR-D-C-16428
25 Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research Wardha Maharashtra 58.48 IR-D-U-0295
26 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 57.39 IR-D-U-0356
27 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna Patna Bihar 57.30 IR-D-U-0686
28 Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 56.92 IR-D-U-0496
29 Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 56.36 IR-D-U-0107
30 Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Mangalore Karnataka 56.30 IR-D-C-7251


The list above includes the overall ranking of all the medical colleges, may it be government, private, deemed to be, or autonomous colleges, institutes or universities.

Before choosing a seat during counselling, one must go through the college ranking and other details to find the best medical college for them. Along with the colleges mentioned above, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune is also considered to be among the best for pursuing an MBBS degree. Some of the colleges mentioned above are also on the list of best medical colleges in the world. However, ranking alone should not be the sole influencing factor when making a choice for medical college. Other factors that should be considered include finances, tuition fees and additional college charges, college location, living/accommodation, and much more.

Getting admission into the top medical colleges is quite a challenging task. You must attain a very high score in the entrance examination to get your dream college. From starting your preparation with a reliable study plan to maintaining work-life balance and time management, everything holds great significance in scoring well. You must begin your preparation early so that you cover the entire syllabus and later get appropriate time for revision and mock exams.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. How are NIRF scores calculated?

Ans. The NIRF scores are calculated based on the five-set parameters that include Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research Productivity, Impact and IPR, Graduation Outcome, Outreach, and Inclusivity and Perception. These parameters compute a score under each sub-category. The percentages of points assigned to each category are used to calculate the total score. The maximum value for the total score is 100.

Q2. Which is the No. 1 medical college in India?

Ans. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) located in Delhi is the No.1 medical college in India.

Q3. How to get admission into top medical colleges for pursuing MBBS/MD/MS degree?

Ans. You can get admission into the top medical colleges by attempting and scoring high in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. For admission to MBBS or other medical undergraduate degrees, you need to attempt the NEET-UG entrance examination, and for admission to MD/MS postgraduate degree, you need to attempt the NEET-PG entrance examination.

Q4. How many rounds of Counselling are there in NEET-UG 2023?

Ans. There are four rounds of NEET-UG 2023 Counselling – Round 1, Round 2, Round 3 and Stray Round. The NEET-UG Round 1 counselling has been started from 20th July 2023.

Q5. What is the validity of NEET results?

Ans. The NEET results are valid only for one year, i.e., an ongoing academic year.

Q6. Who is eligible for the NEET state quota?

Ans. Aspirants with a valid domicile and residency proof of a particular state and avail the state quota of the respective state. Also, an aspirant must possess all other relevant documents for the NEET-UG Counselling process, such as admit card, valid photo ID proof, marksheet of grades 10th and 12th, provisional allocation letter and more.

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