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How to Choose Right Medical College

Numerous flaws have infected medical education (or training) in India. The reasons for this are many. Among them, the first one is a syllabus that is outdated. There is no proper mechanism to update and keep up with the relevant scenario. An example of this would be the continuation of outdated modes, whereas the focus should be on modern diagnostic instruments. Students hardly get the opportunity to explore new medical science domains. Above all, some medical colleges focus on the teacher-centric approach that indirectly promotes passive learning.
However, there are a few colleges in India that have overcome these limitations long back and are now ranked among the best medical colleges across the nation. Before, letting you know about them, here are a few tips that you must consider while choosing a suitable college for medical studies.

Ranking of the College

Ranking of a college is the top criteria that you should consider. Of course, opinions vary, since the ranks that are given by the various bodies might differ since each institute has its own criteria. However, most medical colleges are ranked on the basis of the following three criteria-

● How long has the institute been established? In other words, the popularity of the institute.
● The flow of patients.
● The availability of seats.

Status of the Equipment

The institute must have adequate equipment to cover all the students. The best way is to have feedback from those who passed out or is in the final year.

Number of Departments

It’s simple. More a variety of cases, greater will be the opportunity for practical work.


It is important to check the faculty of a college. If the faculty consists of reputed and renowned personnel, then it would be an optimal choice to consider.

Top Medical Colleges in India

Based on the above criteria, here are few top medical colleges in India:

1) Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi

It has got great infrastructure and also has excellent lab facilities. Students who pass out from this college get opportunities in the Army or take up different PG courses.

2) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

This happens to be among the best medical colleges in the field of medicine. The campus is quite large and clean.

3) Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

It is a good college for MBBS and has got a decent infrastructure. One of the advantages is the medical hospital attached to the institute.

4) KMC Manipal

Kasturba Medical College is one of the most esteemed educational units of the country for higher education. This not only attracts people from India but also from different countries across the globe. Students from over 30 countries pass out from this institute every year. It has one of the finest learning environments and has got an international infra-structure and a faculty that are of top class. The most striking feature of this college is the state of the art labs. It has one of the finest learning environments.

The primary aim of KMC is to train competent and caring physicians. Students are encouraged to do everything on their own. A sense of freedom, as well as responsibility, is infused among the students. They also get a scope to meet expert doctors and other fellow students from various parts of the world. Built with the best set of medical equipment and state of the art facilities for both students and patients, KMC is definitely an experience of a lifetime for all aspiring doctors.

Choosing Wisely is the Best Decision

It is essential to do proper research before choosing the right medical institution. Always choose wisely. The medical profession is a serious job, and hence, best and proper education is required to be obtained from a college to shine as a doctor in the future.

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