LIST OF TOP MEDICAL COLLEGES IN KOLKATA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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Kolkata is the city that has some of the oldest colleges in India. Kolkata also hosts some of the oldest Top Medical Colleges of the country. There are 8 governments and 1 private medical college, taking the total number to 9.

  • Some of the top medical colleges in Kolkata include Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, etc.
  • Medical College and Hospital has been ranked the best medical college in Kolkata by India Today and it is also considered to be the oldest medical college in Asia.

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Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: Rankings

Rankings of best medical colleges in Kolkata are released every year by various ranking agencies like NIRF, Outlook, India Today, etc. Each ranking agency has its own set of parameters on which they judge and rank a particular college. Some of the parameters include the quality of the faculty, student-teacher ratio, the overall perception of the university, placements, etc.

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: NIRF Rankings

NIRF or National Institutional Ranking Framework is the national ranking agency of India run by the Ministry of HRD. NIRF ranks universities based on the following parameters-

  • Teaching, Learning, and Resources(TLR)
  • Research and Professional Practice(RP)
  • Graduation Outcome(GO)
  • Outreach and Inclusivity(OI)
  • Perception(PR)

No Medical College in Kolkata could make its place in the NIRF list of the top 40 medical colleges in India.

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: India Today Rankings

India Today is a weekly English-Language news magazine published by Living Media India Limited. Every year, India Today releases a list of Top Medical Colleges in India. India Today ranks colleges and universities on parameters like –

  • Learning Experience 
  • Placement Performance
  • Future Orientation
  • Living Experience
  • Selection Process, Governance, and Establishment

College Name

India Today Rank 2019

Average Annual Fee

Medical College and Hospital

20

INR 9,000

R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital

22

INR 15,250

India Today ranked two medical colleges from Kolkata in its list of Top 50 Medical Colleges in India.

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: Outlook Rankings

  • The outlook is a weekly general-interest English news magazine published in India. Outlook also releases a list of Top Colleges every year.
  • This year, outlook released a list of Top 20 Medical Colleges in India. 
  • No Medical College from Kolkata was in the list released by Outlook.

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata NEET Cutoff

The following table shows the top medical colleges in Kolkata based on the cut off marks of the entrance exam they accept. All the medical colleges in Kolkata accept NEET scores for their admissions.

College Name

Approximate Cut Off Marks (NEET) General

OBC

SC

ST

Medical College and Hospital

515+

498

420

370

Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER)

530+

505

450

390

R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital (RGKMCH)

490+

450

390

320

Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (NRS)

510-560

460

390

350

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: Admission Process

The top medical colleges in Kolkata offer multiple medical courses for UG and PG. The ratio of public and private medical colleges in Kolkata is shown in the chart below-

Number of Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata

There are a total of 9 Medical Colleges in Kolkata out of which 8 are public and 1 is private.

The admission process of most medical colleges in Kolkata is similar as candidates only need to take the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

  • NEET is conducted by the National Testing Agency( NTA)
  • All students who have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in class 12 are eligible to take the exam.
  • This year, the exam will be conducted on September 13, 2020.

Medical College and Hospital

According to the India Today rankings, Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata is the best Medical College in Kolkata.

  • The Medical College Kolkata was established in 1835 by the British East India Company.
  • It is considered to be the oldest medical college in Asia.
  • It is affiliated to West Bengal University.
  • The college offers undergraduate courses, postgraduate courses, diploma courses, and some super specialty courses.
  • The college accepts the NEET score for admissions.
  • The famous courses offered by the college include-

Medical PG Degree Courses Offered:

Course

Total Student Intake

MS GENERAL MED

23

MD GYNAE+OBSTETRICS

22

MD Ophthalmology

22

MD Pediatrics

12

MS GENERAL SURGERY

12

MD ANAESTHESIA

12

MD Pathology

9

Diploma Gynae OBS(DGO)

20

MBBS

250

Diploma Ophthalmology

20

The average annual fee is INR 9,000.

R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

The college is ranked 22 by India Today in 2019 and was ranked 11 by India Today in 2017.

  • R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital was established in 1886. 
  • The full form of this college is Radha Gobinda Kar Medical College and Hospital. The college is named after its first secretary Dr. Radhe Gobind Kar.
  • It is a government college affiliated to the West Bengal University.
  • The college offers MBBS, MS/MD courses.
  • R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital accepts the NEET score for the admission.
  • The students can also apply by taking the WBJEE Medical exam.
  • The average annual fee for the college is INR 15,250.

West Bengal University of Health Science (WBUHS)

  • The West Bengal University of Health Sciences Act 2002 was passed by the West Bengal Legislature and the West Bengal University of Health Sciences came into existence in 2003.
  • The university offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma,  M.Phil, and post-doctoral degrees. 
  • Apart from these, the university also offers various nursing, dental, Ayurveda, and pharmacy courses.
  • WBUHS has two constituent colleges- College of Medicine and JNM hospital and College of Paramedical and Allied Health Sciences.

Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital

  • The college was established in 1873. It was initially named Sealdah Medical School. Later, in 1950 it was renamed and named after a great educationist, social activist, freedom fighter, and an alumnus of this college- Sir Nil Ratan Sircar.
  • NRSMCH Kolkata was initially affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Later, in 2003, it affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata.
  • All admission into the college is done through NEET UG/PG/PD examinations.
  • The college reserves seats for domicile. The following chart shows the reservation of seats for domicile-
NRSMCH Kolkata UG Seats Reservation
NRSMCH Kolkata PG Seats Reservation

Some of the famous courses offered by the institute are-

Course Name

Student Intake

M.B.B.S

250

M.D – General Science

12

MD/MS – OBSTETRICS GYNAECOLOGY

12

MS – GENERAL SURGERY

10

MD – RADIO DIAGNOSIS/RADIOLOGY

9

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: Entrance Exam Wise

All the top medical colleges in Kolkata accept the score of NEET. Some colleges like R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital accept WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam) Medical score. Listed below are some top medical colleges in Kolkata according to the entrance exam score that they accept-

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata for WBJEE Medical

WBJEE or West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam is a state-government controlled centralized test which is conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board every year for admission across various governments as well as private medical colleges in West Bengal.

Given below is a list of Top Medical Colleges accepting WBJEE Medical score-

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata for NEET

NEET or National Eligibility Entrance Test is the most important national exam for medical admissions in India. The exam is scheduled for May 3 in 2020. The application fee for NEET is INR 1500 for general category students. All students who have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in class 12 are eligible to take this exam.

Given below are some of the top medical colleges in Kolkata to accept NEET score-

  • Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital
  • R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital

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Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: FAQs

Ques.  Which College is best for Medical studies in Kolkata?

Ans. According to India Today Rankings, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata and R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital are the best colleges in Kolkata for medical studies.

Ques. Which college is best for Medical studies in India?

Ans. As per rankings by some top-ranking agencies in India,  AIIMS( All India Institute for Medical Sciences) Delhi and CMC( Christian Medical College), Vellore,  are the best colleges in India to study medicine.

Ques. How many Medical Colleges are there in Kolkata?

Ans. There are a total of 9 top medical colleges in Kolkata out of which 8 are government and 1 is private.

Ques. How many Medical Colleges are there in India?

Ans. There are 1,567 top medical colleges in India with 996 private and 571 government medical colleges.

Ques. What is the total duration of an MBBS course?

Ans. The total duration of MBBS courses varies from college to college. But usually, an undergraduate degree in medicine lasts between 4 years 6 months and 6 years for the entire course.

Ques. What are the top medical colleges in Kolkata recognized by?

Ans. The top medical colleges and their qualifications are recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Ques. Top medical colleges in Kolkata accept scores of which exam?

Ans. The top medical colleges in Kolkata accept NEET scores and WBJEE Medical scores for admission into the colleges.

Ques.How many colleges are under WBJEE medical?

Ans. As many as 110 medical colleges in West Bengal accept WBJEE Medical scores for admission.

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