List of Top Medical Colleges In Jharkhand based on 2020 Ranking

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The top medical colleges in Jharkhand offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a number of fields. Some of the colleges are RIMS Ranchi, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Birsa Agricultural University, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, among many others. 

  • There are a total of 20 medical colleges in Jharkhand. Among them, 13 are public colleges and 7 are top private medical colleges in Jharkhand. 
  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur is ranked as the best medical college in Jharkhand by India Today with 37th rank among the top medical colleges in India.
  • RIMS Ranchi and Patliputra Medical College are also ranked on the list of top medical colleges in Jharkhand.
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Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: Ranking

The ranking of medical colleges is done through various agencies like NIRF, Outlook, India Today, Times, QS Ranking, etc. These agencies rank the institutes based on certain parameters. All these agencies have different methodologies to conduct the research. The medical institutes from Jharkhand have been ranked in the ranking list of very few agencies like India Today. 

Some of the top government medical colleges in Jharkhand include Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS Ranchi), Sai Nath University, Birsa Agricultural University, KB Women’s College, among many others. 

Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: India Today Ranking

India Today releases the list of India’s best colleges across numerous specializations of study. The agency’s list of top medical colleges in India includes private, as well as government colleges from all over the country. 

  • Only one medical college from Jharkhand has been ranked among the top medical colleges in India in India Today ranking 2019.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM), Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur is ranked as the best medical college by India Today with 37th rank in 2019 and 34th rank in 2018. The rank has decreased by 7 positions.

Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: Cut off

Tabulated below are the top medical colleges in Jharkhand with their cut off marks required for admission in MBBS: 

College NameCut off (General Candidates)
RIMS Ranchi1523-3246
MGM Medical College & Hospital2769-4372
Patliputra Medical College3901-5417

Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: Admission Process

There are a total of 20 top medical colleges in Jharkhand offering medical programs in undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels. The admission into most of the medical colleges in Jharkhand is taken through the national-level entrance exam called NEET and NEET PG. 

List of Public/private medical colleges in jharkhand

Source: Official Survey

Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi

RIMS was established in 1960 under an act of Jharkhand Assembly. It was named after the first president, Rajendra Prasad. It is an autonomous body affiliated to Ranchi University. They offer MBBS, BDS, MS, MD, M.CH and diploma courses in various departments. It has a medical hospital and it came into existence in 1965. 

  • RIMS Ranchi takes admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate courses through NEET-UG and NEET-PG.
  • The MBBS course is of 5.5 years and the annual fees are INR 7,270. According to MCI, the seats for MBBS have increased to 150 seats.
  • The BDS course is of 5 years and the annual fees are INR 9,350. About 63 seats are available every year for BDS.
  • About 15% of the seats are filled through the central quota and the rest through the JCECE Board examination.
  • The annual fees for PG courses like MS are INR 180,000 and MD is INR 105,000.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur

MGM Medical College, established in 1961 is one of the best medical colleges in Jharkhand. It is affiliated to Kolhan University, Chaibasa and is approved by the Medical Council of India. They offer full-time programs in MBBS, DCH, DGO, DG MRD, MD, and MS.

  • MGM Medical College takes admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate courses through NEET-UG and NEET-PG.
  • The MBBS course is of 4.5 years + 1-year rotatory internship. Only 50 seats are available every year for the MBBS course.
  • The PG courses in the board specialty are of 3 years and diploma courses are of 2 years after MBBS. They provide only 11 seats for PG courses every year.
  • The annual fees for MBBS are INR 9130, MD is INR 1,500 and MS is INR 1,500.

Patliputra Medical College, Dhanbad

Patliputra Medical College was established in 1971 in Patna and was under private management. The college was then transferred to Dhanbad by the government of Bihar and attached to Sadar hospital. It is affiliated to Vinoba Bhave University (VBU) and approved by the Medical Council of India. They offer MBBS, M.D, M.S, diploma, and paramedic courses.

  • Patliputra Medical College offers admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate courses through NEET-UG and NEET-PG.
  • The MBBS course is for 5.5 years and has a total fee of INR. 42.2 LPA.
  • Currently, the college only admits 50 students in MBBS and offers full-time education. 

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Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: Entrance Exam wise

Admission to top medical colleges in India is done on the basis of marks secured in the national level entrance exam namely NEET. Additionally, for admission in postgraduate medical colleges, one needs to appear in NEET PG.  

Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: Through NEET 

NEET UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for undergraduate) is a national level entrance examination conducted for admission into  MBBS/ BDS courses in approved and recognized Medical/ dental colleges across India. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

  • The exam is conducted once a year in the month of May.
  • It is held in 155 cities across India and approximately 15 lakh candidates appear for the exam every year.
  • It is a 3-hour exam held in 9 languages: Assamese, Bengali, English. Gujarati. Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
  • There are around 117 colleges in India that accept NEET scores.
  • The seats are reserved for certain categories like 10% seats for general economically weaker section, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 27% for OBC - Non Creamy layer, and 5% for Persons with disabilities

The following graph shows the category wise cut off marks required in NEET: 

 NEET UG 2019 Cut Off 
Source: Official Website


MGM Medical Colleges & Hospital, JamshedpurSome of the top medical colleges in Jharkhand accepting NEET scores are mentioned below:

  • Patliputra Medical College, Dhanbad
  • Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi
  • Kolhan University

Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: Through NEET-PG

NEET PG (National Eligibility cum entrance test for post-graduation) is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admission into PG courses.in the recognized medical colleges across India. It is conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) and they 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 conducted once a year in the month of January
  • The exam is conducted in 162 centers across India. Separate counseling is conducted for all India quota, state quota and central and deemed universities.
  • Around 143,148 students appear for the examination every year.
  • The question paper consists of 300 objective type questions.

Some of the top medical colleges in Jharkhand that accept NEET PG are Ranchi University and Kolhan University. 

Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: Placement Wise

Medical colleges usually do not conduct placements, but they offer internships in their own hospitals or in other city hospitals. The internships pay around INR 18,000 to 20,000 per month.

  • The MBBS graduates can join their university hospitals as junior residents or can start their own private practice.
  • The average placement of these top medical colleges is in the range of 5 - 12 lakhs per annum.
  • The highest average salary is that of RIIMS Ranchi and that is around 12 lakhs per annum.

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Top Medical Colleges in Jharkhand: FAQs

Ques. Which college is ranked as the best medical college in Jharkhand?

Ans.  MGM Medical Colleges & Hospital, Jamshedpur is ranked as the best medical college by India Today and Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi is ranked as the best medical college by Careers360.

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

Ans. All the 3 medical colleges are quite cheap as they all are government colleges and their annual fees are around INR 6000 - 9000.

Ques.  How are the admissions conducted in these top medical colleges?

Ans.  The admissions are conducted through the national-level entrance examination called NEET-UG for undergraduate courses and NEET PG for postgraduate courses.

Ques.  Is there any other exam conducted for BDS courses in Jharkhand?

Ans.  No. NEET is the only exam conducted for MBBS, BDS and Ayush courses.

Ques. What is the approved intake for MBBS courses in these top medical colleges?

Ans.  The MGM Medical College accepts 100 students, Rajendra Medical College accepts 180 students, and Patliputra Medical College accepts 50 students every year into the MBBS courses.

Ques. What is the average salary package a student can expect from these top medical colleges in Jharkhand?

Ans.  The average salary package of these top medical colleges in Jharkhand is in the range of INR 5 lakhs to INR 12 lakhs per annum.

Ques. Which of the top medical colleges in Jharkhand has the highest average salary package?

Ans.  RIIMS Ranchi has the highest average salary package of 12 lakhs per annum.

Ques.  What is the cut-off for NEET for admission into these top medical colleges in Jharkhand?

Ans. The following table shows the cut off rank required for admission through NEET. 

CategoryCut-off scores
UR701 - 134
OBC/ SC/ ST133 - 107
UR-PH133 - 120
OBC/ SC/ ST119 - 107
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