LIST OF TOP MEDICAL COLLEGES IN PUNE BASED ON 2020 RANKING

By Akanksha Gupta
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The top medical colleges in Pune offer bachelor's courses in MBBS, BHMS, BAMS, and Masters in MD and MS. There are a total of 30 colleges offering medical courses in Pune, which provide full-time medical courses.

  • Out of these 30 colleges, 11 are under government control, whereas 19 are under private control.
  • Out of these 30 colleges, 8 provide MBBS degree, 5 in BHMS, 3 in BAMS. As for the MS and MD, they have 9 and 14 colleges, respectively.
  • The best medical colleges in Pune are Armed Forces Medical College and Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth.

Top Medical Colleges in Pune: Rankings

There are various agencies in India which are responsible for providing college ratings. They give the ranking based on courses such as Engineering, Medical, Law, etc. The ranking might be sub-divided into government and private institutes. Different agencies look for various factors while ranking an institute, the primary being placement records, standard of faculty, Teacher to student ratio, perception regarding the institute, and other such data.

Top Medical Colleges in Pune: NIRF Ranking 2020

The National Institute Ranking Framework is a government-run agency, and it provides the most unbiased and accurate rankings in India. Here is the list of top Medical Colleges in Pune by NIRF.

  • Only Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth participated in the NIRF ranking.
  • It managed to secure the 24th spot in 2020 after dropping 4 places from its 20th spot in 2019.
  • The number 1 college on this list, AIIMS Delhi, scored 90.69 whereas D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth scored 52.05.
  • However, AFMC, which did not participate in this ranking, is the best overall college in Pune.

As per the NIRF website, it looks at the following factors while deciding the ranks of participating institutes. The major factors are Teachers & learning resources, General perception about the institute, Graduation outcome, Research & Professional Practice, and Outreach and Inclusivity. These parameters carry different weightage, which plays an essential role in deciding the rank of any given institute. The break-up of the factors is described in the chart below.

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Top Medical Colleges in Pune: Jagran Josh Ranking

Jagran Josh is also a popular organization that releases the list of best colleges for different fields in our country. It publishes a yearly list with the different colleges ranked based on various factors observed by Jagran Josh.

  • Jagran Josh ranks AFMC Pune as the best medical college in the city.
  • Dr. D Y Patil is the second-best college as per Jagran Josh.
  • BJ Government Medical College and Bhartiya Vidyapeeth are also good for pursuing a career in medicine.

While ranking the top law colleges in Kolkata, Jagran Josh looks at the following parameters which carry different weights. The relevance of each parameter can be seen in the graph given below.

Jagran Josh Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Top Medical Colleges in Pune: Fee Structure

College Name

Total Tuition Fee (INR)

AFMC

64,950

Bharti Vidyapeeth

84,78,000

Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College

31,50,000

BJ Government Medical College

5,27,000

Dr. D Y Patil Medical College

99,00,000

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

Medical career is one of the popular choices in India. This means a lot of mediocre colleges are present everywhere. If you are looking for the Top Medical College in Pune, then a solid ROI should definitely be your priority. Here is the list of best ROI medical colleges in Pune.

  • Armed Force Medical College is one of the best colleges in India in terms of ROI. Its tuition fee is just INR 65,000, and you get placed in a military hospital with a starting stipend of INR 1 Lac.
  • BJ Government Medical College is also a good choice when it comes to ROI. Here you pay INR 5.5 Lacs for the complete course and get INR 20,000 internship per month.
  • The remaining colleges are not suitable for ROI as you get a median package of INR 5-8 Lacs after graduating from these colleges.

Top Medical Colleges in Pune: Admission Process

In Pune, there are 19 private medical colleges and 11 government-run colleges. To get admitted to these colleges you need to clear NEET or NEET PG for undergraduate and Post Graduate courses, respectively. AFMC also conducts its own exam.

Number of Top Medical Colleges in Pune

Armed Forces Medical College

One of the most prestigious medical colleges in India, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is directed by the Ministry of Defense. The college requires additional screening before a candidate is admitted.

  • A candidate must pass class 12th with 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized school.
  • The candidate should be unmarried and cannot marry during the course.
  • The candidate should be medically fit as per required by MoD.
  • The previous year cut-offs for NEET were 596-720 for boys and 610-720 for girls.
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Dr DY Patil Medical College

Established in 1996, Dr. DY Patil Medical College/ Padmashree Dr. DY Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre has been recognized by the Medical College of India and has been accorded the status of Deemed-to-be-University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). To get admitted to Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, one needs to fulfill the following criteria:

  • A candidate must pass class 12th with 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized school.
  • For PG Course, they should have a valid graduation certificate from a recognized medical institute.
  • A score of 300+ in NEET is enough to qualify for admission at DY Patil.

Bharati Vidyapeeth

Bharati Vidyapeeth University is a deemed to be university located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It was established in the year 1964. The university is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ grade and approved by University Grants Commission (UGC). To get admitted to Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, one needs to fulfill the following criteria:

  • A candidate must pass class 12th with 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized school.
  • For PG Course, they should have a valid graduation certificate from a recognized medical institute.
  • A candidate should score at least 350 in NEET to get admission here.

BJ Government Medical College

BJ Medical College is one of the best and largest medical colleges in India. The college was established in 1871 and is affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. 

  • The college is associated with with the Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad since its inception
  • Admission to BJ Government Medical College is through an entrance examination conducted in Gujarat.
  • A candidate must pass class 12th with 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English from a recognized school.
  • For PG Course, they should have a valid graduation certificate from a recognized medical institute.
  • The general ranks for BJ Medical College open around 450 and close around 2400.

Given below is the NEET 2019 qualifying marks of the BJ Government Medical college:

Category

NEET Marks

UR (Regional)

539

UR Women (Regional)

548

UR (State)

555

UR Women (State)

564

Top Medical Colleges in Pune: Entrance Exam Wise

To get admitted to the Top Medical Colleges in Pune, you need to appear for NEET for an Undergraduate course and NEET PG for a Postgraduate course.

Top Medical Colleges in Pune Accepting NEET

NEET has become the only entrance exam to be conducted for the medical field. A candidate appearing for NEET must be at least 17 years old and at most 25 years old. NEET UG admissions are conducted after the counseling sessions.

  • Candidates must have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, and an optional subject.
  • The 12th score for a general candidate should be 50% or above, whereas candidates from PWD/ SC/ ST/ OBC should have at least 45% marks. As for SC/ ST/ OBC PWD candidates, their marks should be 40%.
  • The UG exam is MCQ type with a time limit of 3 hours, and a maximum mark of 720 can be obtained.
  • The paper for the UG exam has 4 sections, viz. Physics (45 questions), Chemistry (45 questions), Zoology, and Botany (45 questions each). A total of 180 questions are there in the exam.
  • The marking scheme is +4 for correct answers, -1 for wrong answers, 0 for unattempted questions.

Top Medical Colleges in Pune Accepting NEET PG

NEET PG is a computer-based exam of 3.5 hours and consists of 300 questions divided over 3 sections.

  • The candidate appearing for NEET PG should have an undergraduate degree in medicine from an MCI recognized college with at least 50% marks.
  • The marking pattern is the same as that of the NEET-UG.
  • NEET PG admissions are conducted after the counseling sessions.

Top Medical Colleges in Pune: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best medical college in Pune?

Ans. The best medical college in Pune is Armed Forces Medical College. Another brilliant choice would be the BJ Government Medical College.

Ques. Why isn’t AFMC ranked by NIRF?

Ans. Unlike other colleges, MHRD of India doesn’t handle AFMC. AFMC comes under the Ministry of Defense and follows its own standards. So, it isn’t ranked by NIRF.

Ques. What is the Fees structure at Top Medical Colleges in Pune?

Ans. The fee structure varies greatly, one could complete their study at AFMC under INR 1 Lac, whereas at other colleges, the fee for one year would be INR 10 Lacs.

Ques. How the placements at the Top Medical Colleges in Pune?

Ans. If you are at the Top Government Medical College in Pune, then you will get a decent stipend while you study there, around INR 1 Lac for AFMC and INR 20,000 at other government colleges.

If you are at a private college, then the best package you would get will be around INR 10 Lacs.

Ques. What are the exams that I need to clear for joining the Top Medical Colleges in Pune?

Ans. At an undergraduate level, you need to qualify NEET, and for PG, you need to qualify NEET PG.

Ques. Should I join colleges where the fee is around INR 1 Crore?

Ans. If you are planning to work at a hospital after your graduation, then I would suggest re-take NEET. In case you want to run your own hospital, then you could join the colleges. Just know that you would take more than ten years to get back the amount you invested (as per the placement statistics).

Ques. Is there any impact of choosing one medical course over others?

Ans. Yes as well as no. If you are choosing BHMS or BAMS at a reputed college, then you would be as good as a regular MBBS student. Still, more people would prefer an MBBS student. However, if you are planning on pursuing BAMS at a substandard college, then I would suggest you rethink this.

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