PMT Gurumantra, a website launched by the medical students of Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi, provides you with the list of top medical colleges, which was prepared after consulting the medical students all across India. There are plenty of magazines and websites which can provide you with the list of top medical colleges across India. They claim that their survey is based on education facilities and research opportunities provided by the institution but it is usually seen that they include some of the private colleges in the list too which don’t seem to fit in.
We, at PMT Gurumantra, have prepared the list after ample research and discussion with the students of those particular colleges. We have taken following parameters to prepare the list:
üInternal PG (as in VMMC & IMS-BHU)
üAverage number of patients visiting the OPD per day
üCity (Delhi = Mumbai > State Capital > Cities >Town
üState (North-East < South / North < UP/Bihar< MP < Maharashtra < Gujarat)
üfNumber of State P.G. seats (UG:PG ratio)
üBond for rural posting (in Maharashtra)
üPast academic record
üHostel facilities (you are going to spend the most unforgettable 5 1/2 years of your life here!!!)
üRagging scenario – yes it is still prevalent in many colleges in UP and Bihar; but it’s fun in rest of the colleges.
üFees (lowest in AIIMS, MAMC, LHMC & UCMS)
üRecreation Facilities – sports, culture, literature – AIIMS and AFMC are the colleges where you would get ample opportunity to groom your interests and passion.
üAttendance – yes! Not now, but once into college you would realize that you should have chosen a college where regular attendance is not a compulsion – here too AIIMS leads the list.
. Salary – Confirm the current salary paid to the interns and PGs to the students in the college you are taking. Compare it with other colleges. It is lower in MP, Maharashtra and other states…In Delhi the salary paid to the interns is around 12-14000 and to the PGs its 50000 approx..
It is clear how our ranking would be different from the others because they take research and hospital facilities to be the only criteria. They fail to realize the importance of these small but significant factors. It is also important to note that the ranks which these magazines give should not be and actually I must say, are not followed while choosing the college, the reasons being:
ØAFMC is ranked 2nd by these magazines but no student getting under 1000 rank in AIPMT goes for it. In fact many students prefer taking less known medical colleges in B grade towns of MP, UP and Bihar instead of AFMC. Even some students getting selected in AFMC only prefer taking a drop than joining it.
ØVMMC is seen nowhere in the list but is the fourth college to be filled in AIPMT counselling after MAMC and simultaneously with UCMS and LHMC.
ØManipal and many private colleges have been included in the list but no one prefers it over any government medical college.
ØThey don’t take into account the Internal PG factor which is the most deciding factor while choosing a medical college.
Moral of the story is that don’t believe in such lists prepared by any magazine or news channel.They include the names of some selected colleges for the sake of earning some bucks.
It should also be noted that a single list of top medical colleges can never serve as a priority list for a single student. Hence we haveprepared a priority list which would help you to select the college of your choice according to your needs and preferences.
Everyone knows it is the first choice for every medical student.
But students from southern states can choose in between JIPMER (better) and CMC Vellore if they don’t want to remain away from home. JIPMER has Internal PG advantage on its side and is better known as AIIMS of the south.
Excellent faculty, Excellent academic record, good infrastructure, inexpensive – just Rs.2500/year including hostel, delhi city as well as the Delhi PG advantage makes it the first choice in AIPMT counselling. It has been a trend always and every student follows it blindly. Same rules apply here – Southern candidates should better choose JIPMER and among the North Indians, those who care for their PG seats can choose in between VMMC and BHU in preference to MAMC.
3. VMMC = BHU = Jipmer = CMC (Vellore)
4. UCMS = LHMC
While University College of Medical Sciences is usually chosen by the boys, LHMC (Lady Harding Medical College) is only for the girls. No internal PG but Delhi PG advantage.
5. Bj, Ahmedabad
Good college and has PG advantage.
6. KGMC, Lucknow = GMC, Chandigarh = MMC, Chennai = Medical college, Banglore
ØGood colleges; city advantage.
ØKGMC particularly good in academics and research but UP disadvantage.
ØChoose on the basis of location
7. Grant Medical College / Seth GS , Mumbai
Note: Seth GS, Mumbai has very good infrastructure and is excellent in academics, hence it used to be the 3rd choice of students but because of the bond restriction, it should be avoided now.
It also has very good infrastructure and is excellent in academics, but because of the bond restriction, it should be avoided now. Still you can consider if you want to study in a good medical college.
9. SMS, Jaipur
Consider it only when you can acclimatize in the Armed Forces and can tolerate such a degree of discipline or if you belong to the army background. There is also bond restrain and you would have to give a sum of Rs.15 lakhs if you don’twant to serve in the army after completing the course. Otherwise, it is undoubtedly one of the best medical colleges in the country with excellent infrastructure, academics, recreation and sports facilities and many other benefits – the greatest onebeing a lieutenant and serving the army and that too with a handsome salary and allowances.
But strictly speaking life is not as good as it appears to be. You can easily leave it as the option and prefer any other college instead.
11. Rohtak/Simla/Goa/ MGM Indore / GMC Bhopal/ Topiwala Mumbai /other colleges in state capitals
After all the main colleges have slipped from your hands, you are free from the confusion. After it, all the colleges are similar and have no special benefits as such. Hence, here city and the state factors come to play. Choose the college which is nearest to your home. But avoid UP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, North east unless it’s your home state.
Over all list of the top Medical Colleges
2.2. MAMC, New Delhi
4.4. VMMC, New Delhi
6 6. UCMS, New Delhi
7.7. LHMC, New Delhi
8.8. New AIIMS ( Bhopal, Patna, Jodhpur, Rishikesh etc.) = CMC, Vellore
9.9. Grant/Seth GS, Mumbai
1 10. BJMC, Ahmedabad
111. MGIMS, Wardha