List of Top Medical Colleges In Orissa based on 2020 Ranking

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The list of top medical colleges in Odisha includes a total of 29 colleges. Amongst them, there are 17 top govt medical colleges in Odisha and 12 private medical colleges. The top-ranked medical college in Odisha is the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University.

  • There are many other top-ranking colleges like SCB Medical College and Hospital Cuttack Odisha, Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, etc.
  • These universities provide MBBS, MD, BDS, and MDS courses and are among the top medical colleges of Orissa.
  • SIksha 'O' Anusandha University, Bhubneswar is ranked as one of the best medical colleges in Odisha by the NIFR ranking 2019.

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Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: Rankings

Ranking agencies like NIRF, Business Today, The Week and many more releases the list of top Medical colleges every year. These rankings are based on parameters like - Teaching, Learning & Resources, Graduation Outcomes, Facilities and many more.

Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: NIRF Rankings

NIRF is the national ranking agency that ranks colleges and universities in India and it is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The list below shows top Medical Colleges in Odisha as per NIRF rankings 2019 and 2018:

Institute NameNIRF Rank 2019NIRF Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fee
Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar2119-2INR 8,90,000
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology3020-10INR 16,75,000

From the above ranking it is quite evident that:

  • Siksha 'O' Anusandha University, Bhubneswar and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology have been consistent in remaining as the topmost universities of the state. Their rankings have deteriorated this year.
  • Very few colleges are able to manage proper rank in order to be in the top 100 colleges declared by NIRF.

NIRF bases its rankings on 5 different parameters. They are listed in the table given below.

NIRF Ranking Parameters

Source: Official Website

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Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: Return on Investment (ROI)

Before taking admission to any institutes, it is very much important to get a clear idea about the return on investment of that institute. The course of medicine is very much popular as well as costly in private institutes. It also offers a lot of high paying job opportunities in the future. So based on that, students can choose their college of interest so that they get the best out of the course. Below is the list of ROI of top medical colleges in Odisha.

Institute NameAverage Annual FeeAverage Placement PackageROI %
Centurion University of Technology and Management, BhubaneswarINR 1,13,000 INR 2,40,000 1.12

Since most of the medical colleges don’t provide the campus recruitment process in which students get recruited by various companies. In the medical field of study, students get job opportunities mainly by internships or training in various medical facilities. So they don’t have any general placement package like in engineering or any other field of study. 

Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: Admission Process

Odisha doesn’t have a lot of colleges that provide Medical courses in them. All over the state, there are around 29 colleges who provide these courses. Out of these 29 colleges, 12 are private and the no. of government medical colleges in Odisha stands at 17.

List of Public Private medical colleges in Odisha


Source: Official Survey

There are two entrance exams, based on which both public and private colleges in Odisha take admission for all the medical courses.  The list of exams along with its description is mentioned below.

Entrance ExamsDescription
NEETThis is the national level entrance exam for admission into all public and private institutes to study medical courses. Students can take admission in UG level courses via this entrance exam.
NEET PGThis is the national level entrance exam for admission into all public and private institutes to study medical courses. Students can take admission in PG level courses via this entrance exam.

These are some of the main entrance exams based on which both public and private colleges in Odisha give admission for Medical courses.  

Accepted exam scores in Odisha


Source: Official Survey

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar

It is one of the most prestigious colleges of the state and it has been ranked as the best college by more than one ranking agency. It was established in the year 2007. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University is among the few universities that have made to the rankings.

  • It offers UG programs like Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] and many more.
  • The university doesn’t have any PG programs for medical studies.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of NEET or AIIMS. Based on the scores of these exams, students will be given admission.
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 8.9 Lakhs per year.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar

The college is one of the most popular colleges in Odisha. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology was awarded the ‘Institution of Eminence’ among 20 institutes. It was established in 1992.

  • It offers UG programs like Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] and many more.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of NEET. Based on the scores of these exams, students will be given admission.
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 16.75 Lakhs.
  • Students get job opportunities through various internship programs.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar

It is one of the prestigious institutes of the state and was established by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, GOI. All India Institute of Medical Sciences was established with the aim of delivering high standard education in the field of medicine. It was established in 2012.

  • It offers UG programs like Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] and Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Nursing).
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of NEET or AIIMS. Based on the scores of these exams, students will be given admission.
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 3,500 to INR 5,900.

Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: Entrance Exam Wise

Students who are willing to take admission in the top medical colleges of Odisha can apply via national level entrance exams. The colleges accept both and will have different cut off marks for different subjects.

Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: Through NEET

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is a national level entrance exam for admission into undergraduate medical programs at some of the most prestigious colleges of the country, which includes both public and private institutes.

Given below are some of thetop medical colleges in Odisha through NEET:

  • Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack
  • Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur
  • Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences,  Bhubaneswar
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar

Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: Through NEET PG

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for postgraduates or NEET-PG is a national level entrance exam for admission into postgraduate medical programs. Some of the top colleges in Odisha through NEET PG exams are listed below:

  • Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack
  • Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, Bhubaneswar
  • Hi-tech Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar

Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: Cut Off

Given below is the list of medical MBBS colleges in Odisha with their cut-offs:

College NameNEET Cut off (General)
Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital222-1724
Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital, Behrampur1820-7501
Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences32779-95867
All India Institute of Medical Sciences542
Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital34691-149106
Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research2585-8015
SLN Medical College and Hospital, Koraput8395-9822
Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College, Mayurbhanj1804-9741
Government Medical College and Hospital, Balasore6052-9648
Government Medical College, Balangir8683-9573

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Students must choose the correct specialization before taking admission in any college. Given below is a brief description of the same:

Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: For Dermatology

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The various subjects included in Diploma in Dermatology curriculum are as follows: Skin Biology and Common Disorders, Skin diseases in pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and old age, Moles, Skin Cancers, Infections and Infestations, Skin Systemic Disease, Hair, Nails and Oral Lesions and Clinical Practice. The course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of various skin problems and their treatments.

Some of the top medical colleges in Odisha for Dermatology are:

  • Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital
  • Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati College and Hospital
  • Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences

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Top Medical Colleges in Odisha: FAQs

Ques. How to get admission into top medical colleges in Odisha?

Ans: Students can give the national entrance exam of NEET through which they can get admission to all public and private institutes of the country.

Ques. Which is the best college in terms of rankings?

Ans:  Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar is the only college of the state that is ranked by most of the ranking agencies.

Ques. What was the last cut off for an MBBS in Odisha?

Ans. The cutoffs for medical colleges in Odisha under 85% state quota for general category in 2018 is as follows:

Government MBBS

  • SCB Medical College, Cuttack- 558
  • MKCG Medical College, Berhampur- 528
  • VSS IMSAR, Burla- 525
  • PRM Medical College, Baripada- 505
  • SLN Medical College, Koraput- 502
  • Government Medical College, Balasore- 508
  • Government Medical College, Balangir- 503

Ques. Which one would be the best medical college in Odisha after SCB?

Ans. After SCB, MKCG is the second-best college in Odisha.

Ques. Is there a medical college in Balangir?

Ans. Yes, Balangir in Odisha has Government Medical college and Hospital, considered best in for medical education. 

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