Students who appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam for this year are still eagerly waiting for their results to come out. With over 16 lakh aspiring candidates have applied for the exam, and only about 1.63 lakhs seats available (from all courses), competition will be tough, and the desire to know the results from the students just keeps growing day by day.
Just a month ago, 16 lakh candidates from all over the country gave the NEET examination in September. The pen and paper-based examination offer candidates the golden ticket to studying at India’s most prestigious medical colleges — like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi & Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry — to name a few. The exam offers students admission to courses like the famous Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Study (MBBS) course, the Bachelor of Dental Surgery course, and the AYUSH mandated courses like the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS).
All the candidates who have given the NEET exam are happy with the fact that at least they finished giving the exam with the hopes that their hard work paid off for them, but a lot of them are still very confused as to what to do after getting the results. This confusion comes from the fact that candidates, if they pass, are put into the dilemma of choosing the best medical college for them. For the very students who just gave the NEET exam in September and are reading this, why not spend time researching about the perfect college for yourself rather than aimlessly waiting for the NEET results?
Usually, students who did well in the NEET exam and got exceptional marks would eventually aim for studying their preferred choice of courses at prestigious universities like AIIMS & JIPMER. There are other good medical colleges to choose from too, after all, there’s about 355 medical colleges as well as 125 dental colleges to choose from. But students should take note of the fact that some universities and colleges from this list will always stand out, and the very elite colleges will require the student to have scored exceptionally well in the NEET exam.
This article will give an overview of some of the best universities/colleges that accept admission to their courses through NEET marks too.
The Top Medical Colleges in India
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi — This is not common knowledge, but AIIMS is actually a group of autonomous government-run public medical universities spread throughout India, with the forerunner institute in Delhi being considered the best of them. AIIMS, New Delhi is a public hospital as well as the most sought after medical research university in India that offers the famous five-year-long MBBS bachelors degree to students who excelled in the NEET exams. AIIMS, New Delhi was ranked as the Number 1 medical college in India by the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2021, it was also Number 1 university in the category of Life Sciences and Medicine as well 151-200 in the world in the category of Medicine by QS World University Rankings. The university is also known among people for its excellent faculty, genius-level students, impressive infrastructure, minimal cost of education (basically lower fees for impressive education), and reservation in PG courses. The institute is known for providing the world with its groundbreaking achievements in the field of medicine, and it does not look like it’s going to slow down either. Even in the country, AIIMS is considered the premier institute for an aspiring doctor who wishes to study from and be the best.
- Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu — CMC, Vellore, just like AIIMS, New Delhi, is a Christian community-run medical college that is also a hospital cum research institute. The university is run by private entities and was founded in 1900, way before India became a nation. CMC, Vellore was ranked second in medical colleges ranking in India in 2020 by India Today and third in the medical colleges ranking by the NIRF in 2020. CMC also offers the MBBS course, just like AIIMS. CMC is also reputed for its brilliant faculty, green & spacious campus, exposure for undergrads to hands-on experience, and its community-oriented programs for students to become aware of problems that the rural and urban populations face in the medical sense.
- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, Puducherry — Despite what the name of the Institute may suggest, JIPMER also provides the MBBS medical course for undergraduates. JIPMER was ranked 8th in the medical colleges ranking in India by the NIRF in 2020, and 3rd in the medical colleges ranking in India by The Week in 2019. The campus is pretty big too, with adequate student hostels, staff quarters, an auditorium, sports fields and playgrounds. The university also has a student’s union called the JIPMER Students Association (JSA) as well as alumni groups for those who graduated from the MBBS course. The university has its designation as an Institute of National Importance, it also awards its own degrees. Students aspiring to work in the college can work as research students who conduct extensive research into modern medicine and medical education. This institute is also revered for its good faculty who reside on the campus itself, and also publish research papers in journals that have a reputed status in the national as well as international medical communities.
This is a short list, but these are the best colleges that are available for students to choose from after clearing their NEET 2021 exam. After studying all those NEET Important Questions as well as preparing for them, students will be able to properly choose the best colleges that suit their preferences rather than blindly picking popular choice colleges which they might not like studying at later on.