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The top medical colleges in Telangana are host to some of the best educational facilities, accommodation, faculties and peer groups. These have also been ranked among many top medical colleges in India.

  • There are a total of 5 government colleges and 25 private medical colleges in Telangana.
  • Some of these colleges include Osmania Medical College, SVS Medical College, Kakatiya Medical College, Gandhi Medical College, and many more.
  • These colleges offer undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate medical courses to the students. Some of the top medical courses offered by these colleges include MBBS, MD, MS, and M.Ch.

NEET 2020 is scheduled on July 26. Check the latest updates here.

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: Rankings

Several private organizations, as well as government agencies, release rankings for top medical colleges across the country every year. These include rankings by NIRF, India Today, QS Rankings, The Week, and many more.

The colleges are ranked across a number of parameters like teaching, placement records, learning and resources, outcomes, and professional practice, among others. Listed below are some of the top rankings for top medical colleges in Telangana as released by various ranking agencies.

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: NIRF Ranking

NIRF rankings are released annually by the Ministry of Human Resource Development for different colleges and universities. These rankings are released for different categories, helping the candidates to choose the best one for them.

NIRF ranks colleges across the following parameters: Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcome, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Peer Perception.

Out of all the top medical colleges in Telangana, none has managed to feature among the list of 40 top medical colleges in India in 2020.

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: India Today Ranking

India Today releases a list of top colleges across various domains in India. The following table shows the top medical colleges in Telangana as released by India Today in 2019.

College Name

India Today Rank 2019

India Today Rank 2018


Average Annual Fee

Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad




INR 1,88,000

Osmania University




INR 1,20,000

  • Only Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad have been ranked amongst the “top medical colleges” list of India Today.
  • India today has ranked 50 medical colleges from across the country.
  • Osmania University didn’t participate in the survey last year.

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: Fee Structure

Studying medicine is an expensive affair, but the fee gets a little relaxed when one studies at a government medical college. In a private medical college though, the tuition fee can be a huge amount to manage. The average medical fees for most colleges touch 7 figures. Here is the fee structure for the top medical colleges in Telangana.

College Name

Average Annual Fees

Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad

INR 1,88,000

Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

INR 1,20,000

SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar

INR 12,00,000

Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Nalgonda

INR 45,00,000

Bhaskar Medical College, Hyderabad

INR 10,00,000

Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

INR 3,00,000

Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Peerancheru

INR 60,000

Bhaskar Medical College, Yenkapally

INR 11,55,000

Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar

INR 5,90,000

MNR Medical College & Hospital, Sangareddy

INR 49,50,000

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: Cut Off

Different colleges have varying NEET cut off lists, which makes the students eligible for admissions in these institutes. Traditionally, the colleges that rank higher have a higher cut-off score as compared to the medical colleges that have a low rank. Also, government colleges have a higher cut off as compared to their private counterparts, mainly due to reasons like low fees, better faculty and exposure.

The table below shows the cut off scores generally accepted.


Qualifying Percentile Cut Off

Cut Off Score

Unreserved (UR)



Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR PH)



Scheduled Caste (SC)



Scheduled Tribe (ST)



Other Backward Classes (OBC)












The chart below shows the cut off ranks college wise.

Cut-off Ranks of Top Medical Colleges In Telangana

Source: Official Institute Websites

The cut off depends upon the total number of seats sanctioned, the number of applicants, the performance of the applicants in the particular year, and the cut off trends of previous years.

Top Private Medical Colleges in Telangana

There are 25 Private medical Colleges in Telangana. The  top private medical colleges in Telangana provide good infrastructural facilities such as laboratories, medical support, computer labs, etc. The following are the list of top private medical colleges in Telangana.

* This is the fee  that the candidates have to pay for admission through the entrance exam. Candidates from the Management quota have to pay INR 140,000

Top Government Medical colleges in Telangana 

The following are the list of top government medical colleges in Telangana

College Names Average Fees
Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad INR 75,000
ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad INR 100,000
Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad INR 46,125
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad INR 103,365
Government Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad INR 61,900
Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal INR 10,250
Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad INR 40,850-INR 166,000
Indian Institute Of Public Health - [IIPH], Hyderabad INR 225,000
JSPS Government Homeopathic Medical College, Hyderabad INR 48,400
PV Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Hyderabad INR 30,286 

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: Admission Process

With both private and government medical colleges in Telangana, the state is catering to the needs and demands of the medical aspirants. The following graph shows the ratio of private and public medical colleges in Telangana.

Number of Top Medical Colleges in Telagana

Source: Official Survey

The admission process of all top medical colleges in Telangana is the same. Candidates are required to write the NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) exam, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

  • All students who have studied biology, physics and chemistry in their Class XII are eligible to write the exam.
  • Once the exam is conducted, its scores are released pretty shortly. The candidates are required to score a minimum percentile in their respective category in order to qualify the exam.
  • Only those candidates who qualify the exam will be eligible to sit for counselling. On the basis of their NEET scores, the students are allotted the colleges as per their preference in counselling.
  • The candidates who are happy with their allotted college, have to block their seat by paying in a token amount.
  • The candidates who aren’t satisfied with their allotted college have the option to sit for the second round of counselling. This process continues until all the seats in the medical colleges across the country are filled.

Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Osmania University is one of the 2 colleges from Telangana ranked by India Today among the top medical colleges in India.

  • The number of seats available for the MBBS course in this college is 250.
  • The fee for MD course, diploma medical courses and MS courses in Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad is around INR 56,200.

The following chart compares the course duration of different medical courses offered at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Various Medical Courses Duration in Osmania Medical College
Source: Osmania Medical College Official Website

Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad

Gandhi Medical College has been ranked as the best medical college in Telangana by India Today. The institute has been ranked as 16th in India, an improvement of 4 ranks as compared to last year’s 20th rank.

The following table shows the course durations at Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.

Course Name

Time Duration

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

5 years

Master of Surgery (MS)

2 years


2 years

Doctorate of Medicine (MD)

2 years

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: Entrance Exam Wise

The medical colleges in India shortlist students for their courses mainly only on the basis of score obtained in NEET and NEET PG exams. Mentioned below are some colleges according to the entrance exam score they accept.

Top Medical Colleges in Telangana Accepting NEET

NEET is conducted by the NTA once every year. The exam is held for the admission to 90,000 seats in various MBBS and BDS colleges in India.

  • This is the one common exam conducted for all medical colleges in the country. It is conducted every year in the month of May.
  • The exam is conducted in 11 different languages including Hindi, English, Oriya, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, and Kannada.
  • There are 180 questions in the paper from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

This year, the exam is set to be conducted on July 26, 2020. Some of the top medical colleges in Telangana accepting NEET score are:

  • Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
  • SVS Medical College, Mahbub Nagar
  • Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  • Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad


Top Medical Colleges in Telangana: FAQs

Ques. Which college is best for medical studies in Telangana?

Ans.  Among government colleges, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad and Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad are the best ones to study medicine.

Ques. How many medical colleges are there in Telangana?

Ans.  There are 4 government medical colleges, and 23 private medical colleges in Telangana.

Ques. Which medical college has the lowest fees in Telangana?

Ans.  Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Peerancheru charges the lowest fee of INR 60,000 for the entire course.

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

Ans. While a few colleges offer an MBBS degree in 4 years and 6 months of academic work, the maximum duration for an undergraduate medical course in Telangana is 5 years.

Ques. What are the other courses offered by top medical colleges in Telangana?

Ans. Along with an undergraduate MBBS and BDS degree, the medical colleges in Telangana also offer postgraduate MS degrees in psychiatry, surgery, ophthalmology, and dentistry, among others. The colleges also offer specialized diplomas and doctorate courses in medicine to the candidates.

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