LIST OF TOP MEDICAL COLLEGES IN BANGALORE BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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Bangalore is a major educational hub and has several renowned educational institutes. Bangalore is a place of opportunities and the weather of Bangalore is also one of the reasons for making it the option for further studies. 

  • There are around 62 medical colleges in Bangalore. 
  • Among them, around 47 are private medical institutes and 15 are public medical institutes.

Number of Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore

  • St. John’s Medical College is ranked as the best medical college in Bangalore by most of the agencies. It has been ranked 14th position by NIRF 2020, 4th rank by Outlook 2019, 14th rank by India Today ranking and 13th rank by the Week 2019.
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute is the best government medical college in Bangalore and has the least annual fees than any other medical colleges. It has been ranked 12th position by Outlook 2019, 13th rank by India Today 2019 and 9th rank by the Week 2019.

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore: Ranking

Various institutes are ranked by various agencies based on certain categories like country-wise, state-wise, city-wise, etc. The top agencies that rank the institutions are NIRF, Times, Week, QS Ranking, Outlook, etc.  These agencies use various parameters to rank the institutions. The institutions that participate in the survey are ranked and the ones who do not participate are not ranked. 

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore: NIRF Ranking

NIRF ranks the institutions across India based on 5 parameters and they are (1) Teaching, Learning & Resources, (2) Research and Professional Practice, (3) Graduation Outcomes, (4) Outreach and Inclusivity and, (5) Perception

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

List of top medical colleges in Bangalore according to NIRF survey

Name of the Institute

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019

Change

Average Annual Fees

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences4NP-INR 21,300

St. John’s Medical College

14

12

-2

INR 5,56,400

M. S. Ramaiah Medical College3027-3INR 40,00,000
  • NIRF has created a rank list of top 40 medical colleges in India in 2020 and 3 colleges from Bangalore qualified for this ranking, compared to 2 last year.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) has been ranked as the best medical college in Bangalore by NIRF with an all India rank of 4.

Top Medical College in Bangalore: Outlook Ranking

The Outlook magazine, in partnership with Drishti Strategic Research Services, did research of the Best 25 medical colleges in India. Their rankings are listed below.

List of top medical colleges in Bangalore according to Outlook survey

Name of the Institute

Rank 2019

(out of 25)

Rank 2018

(out of 25)

Change

Average annual fees

St. John’s Medical College

4

4

0

INR 556,400

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute

12

13

+1

INR 14,850

M.S.Ramaiah Medical College

21

20

-1

INR 4,000,000

  • Outlook has ranked 3 medical colleges from Bangalore out of 25, from all over India as the top medical colleges in India.
  • St. John's Medical College has been ranked as the best medical college in Bangalore with 4th rank in all India ranking 
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute is the public medical college with the least expensive annual fees and is ranked as the 2nd best medical college with an Outlook rank of 12.
  • The rank of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute has improved by 2018 rank by 1 position. And the rank of M.S Ramaiah Medical College has been decreased by 1 position in 2019.

Top Medical College in Bangalore: India Today Ranking

List of top medical colleges in Bangalore according to India Today Ranking.

Name of the Institute

Rank 2019

(out of 49)

Rank 2018

(out of 39)

Change

Average annual fees

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute

13

NP

-

INR 14,850

St. John’s Medical College

14

14

0

INR 556,400

M.S.Ramaiah Medical College

NP

22

-

INR 4,000,000

  • India Today has ranked 2 colleges from Bangalore out of 49 medical colleges across India as the best medical colleges in India. 
  • In the 2018 ranking list, there were 3 colleges from Bangalore from a list of 39 best colleges.
  • According to India Today, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute have been ranked as the best medical college in Bangalore.
  • The rank difference in Bangalore Medical & Research Institute and St. John's Medical College is very low. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute is just 1 rank above than St. John's Medical College.

Top Medical College in Bangalore: ROI (Return of Investment)

Medical studies through private colleges are way too expensive and that is why the competition is very high for admission to government colleges. Though the top and recognized private medical institutes provide the students with high packages. Below is the list of top colleges and their return on investment to get an idea of whether the money invested in the medical studies will be worth it or not. 

Name of the Institute

Average Annual Fees

Average Placement Salary

ROI Rank*

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute

INR 1,48,50

INR 5,00,000

1

M.S.Ramaiah Medical College

INR 4,00,0000

INR 10,00,000

2

St. John’s Medical CollegeINR 5,56,400INR 6,48,0003

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore: Admission Process

The admission into most of the medical colleges in Bangalore is done through the national level entrance examination. After merging of AIIMS and JIPMER into NEET, NEET is the only medical entrance examination for admission into MBBS, BDS, and Ayush course. For postgraduate courses, the admissions are taken through NEET-PG and AIIMS-PG. 

St. John’s Medical College

St. John's Medical College was established in 1963 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India. It is accredited by NAAC and recognized by UGC and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science (RGUHS). It has always received 5-star grading by UGC. They offer MBBS, BSc, M.S, MSc and M.D courses.

  • It has been ranked 14th by NIRF, 4th rank by outlook, 14th rank by India Today and 13th rank by week.
  • They take admission into MBBS courses through NEET-UG and M.D and M.S through NEET-PG.
  • The annual fees for MBBS are Rs. 556,400 and for M.S and M.D are Rs. 850,000.
  • They take around 190 students into UG courses and 159 students into PG courses.
  • The average salary package for the UG course is around INR 54,000 and PG courses are around INR 65,000.
Approved Seat Intake of Year 2016 & 2017

Placement data of 5 year UG program

Academic year

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Average salary package per month

2016 - 2017

55

45

INR 54,000

2015 - 2016

57

37

INR 52,000

2014 - 2015

53

23

INR 50,000

Placement data of 2 year PG courses

Academic year

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Average salary package per month

2017 - 2018

30

21

INR 60,000

2016 -2017

26

18

INR 57,000

2015 - 2016

35

25

INR 55,000

Placement data of 3 year PG courses

Academic year

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Average salary package per Month

2017 - 2018

72

65

INR 65,000

2016 -2017

70

61

INR 62,000

2015 - 2016

71

60

INR 60,000

Salary Package of PG Courses of Previous 3 Years

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute

Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute (BMCRI) is a government medical college established in 1955 by the Mysore Education Society. It is an autonomous body and is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science. They offer undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate  and diploma programs in the field of medical science.

  • It has been ranked 13th position by India Today 2019, 12th rank by outlook 2019 and 9th rank by Week 2019 among the best medical colleges in India.
  • The college has 4 hospitals attached to it: Victoria Hospital, Vani Vilas Women and Children's Hospital, Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital.
  • The annual fees for MBBS are INR 14,850 and for M.S and M.D is around INR 1,00,000
  • They take admission into the MBBS course through the NEET-UG entrance examination and for M.S and M.D they take admissions through AIIMS-PG.
  • The alumni were placed with an average salary package of around 5 lakhs.
BMCRI Placement Data for previous 2 Years

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College is a private medical college established in 1979. It is approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. They offer UG, PG, and doctorate courses in the field of medical sciences.

  • It has been ranked 21 by Outlook 2019, 26 by India Today and 25 by the Week among the top medical colleges in India.
  • The admission into MBBS is done through NEET-UG and admission into M.S and M.D through NEET- PG.
  • The annual fees of MBBS are INR 4,000,000 and M.S and M.D are INR 7,500,000.
  • The average salary placement is around INR  4,20,000.

Top Medical College in Bangalore: Entrance Exam Wise

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore: Through NEET-UG

NEET-UG is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). This exam is conducted in the month of May for admission into MBBS/ BDS courses in approved and recognized Medical/ Dental colleges in India.  Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act 2019, has merged the AIIMS and JIPMER exams with NEET. Now only one common and uniform examination i.e NEET will be conducted for admission into any medical institute in India.

  • NEET is conducted in 154 centers across India and approximately 1,500,000 candidates appear for the exam every year.
  • There are around 117 colleges in India that accept NEET scores.

Top medical colleges in Bangalore that accept NEET-UG scores

  • St. John’s Medical College
  • Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute
  • M.S. Ramaiah Medical College

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore: Through NEET-PG

NEET-PG exam is conducted in the month of January by the National Board of Examination (NBE). This exam is conducted to provide admission into 19.953 Doctorate of Medicine (MD), 

  • 10,821 Master of Surgery and 1979 PG Diploma seats offered by the medical institutes across India. 
  • It is a computer-based test and consists of 300 objective type questions. The exam is conducted in 162 centers across India. 
  • Separate counseling is conducted for the all India quota, state quota and central and deemed universities.

Top medical colleges in Bangalore that accept NEET-PG scores:

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore: Through AIIMS-PG

AIIMS-PG is a post-graduate entrance examination for admission into postgraduate courses like Master of Surgery (MS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), Doctorate of Medicine (DM) and MCh course. It is a national level examination and is held twice a year.

Top medical colleges in Bangalore that accept AIIMS-PG scores

  • Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute

Top Medical Colleges in Bangalore: Placement Wise

  • The average placement of the top medical colleges in Bangalore is in the range of 4-6 lakhs per annum.
  • The highest average placement salary is provided by St. John's Medical college i.e, around 6.48 Lakhs.
  • The highest placement of all the top institutes goes to around 10 lakhs.

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Top Medical College in Bangalore: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best medical college in Bangalore?

Ans. St. John's Medical College has been ranked as the best medical college in Bangalore.

Ques..Which is the least expensive medical college among the top medical colleges in Bangalore?

Ans. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute is the least expensive medical college with an annual fee of Rs. 14,850.

Ques. How do the medical colleges in Bangalore take admissions? 

Ans. The admissions in medical colleges are done through national levels entrance examinations like NEET-UG for undergraduate courses and NEET-PG, and AIIMS-PG for postgraduate courses.

Ques. What is the NEET cut-off for M.S. Ramaiah Medical College?

Ans. NEET 2018 cutoff for reference:

Category

Minimum qualifying percentile

Marks range

Unreserved (UR)

50th Percentile

691 - 119

Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)

45th Percentile

118 - 107

Scheduled Caste

40th Percentile

118 - 96

Scheduled Tribe

40th Percentile

118 - 96

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

40th Percentile

118 - 96

SC-PH

40th Percentile

106 - 96

ST-PH

40th Percentile

106 - 96

OBC-PH

40th Percentile

106 - 96

Ques. What is the cut-off of government seats in M.S. Ramaiah Medical College?

Ans. To get a government seat the student should score above 500 in the NEET-UG.

Ques.Is there any difference in fee structure if the candidates get admission through the KEA seats?

Ans. Yes, there is a slight difference in the fee structure. The candidates who were admitted through the government seats will have to pay Rs. 111,953/ year, whereas the other candidates with private seats will have to pay Rs. 785,565/ year.

Ques. Can International students take admission in M.S Ramaiah Medical College and what is the fee structure for them?

Ans. Yes, Ramaiah Medical College also encourages International candidates to take admission. The international and NRI students have to pay Rs. 4,000,000/ year.

Ques.What is the range of average salary packages of all these top medical colleges in Bangalore?

Ans. The average salary ranges from 4 - 6 lakhs for MBBS students.

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