Mbbs In India

Overview

The Govt. of India has restructured the entire medical education system in India, which was very essential to bringing uniformity. So, as a part of this revamping, the NEET-UG Exam conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) replaced the former AIPMT exam in 2017. It took almost 5 years of hearings of multiple petitions by the Supreme Court to eventually scrap the AIPMT exam. Currently, aspirants get seats in medical colleges for MBBS and dental on the basis of their rank in the NEET-UG exam.

Change in Medical Colleges Footprint from 2014 to 2023
Change in Medical Colleges Footprint from 2014 to 2022

MBBS in India - Important Links

Medical Colleges and MBBS Seats Availability

Currently, there are more than 706 Indian medical colleges in India. Among these, 389 are government medical colleges, and the remaining 317 are private medical colleges. In these colleges, total seats for Academic Year 2023-24 are more than 1 lakh; if we further bifurcate, 56 thousandseats are held by government medical colleges, and the remaining 52 thousand seats are in private medical colleges. In the last 10 years, 327 medical colleges in India have been established, which account for nearly 50% of the total number of medical colleges. Karnataka has the highest count of MBBS seats among all Indian states, with 11745 MBBS seats, followed by Maharashtra (10845), Tamil Nadu (11600), and so on. You can refer the table given below for detailed information

Medical Colleges and MBBS Seats Availability

If we analyze the distribution of MBBS seats in India, we find that the southern part of India has the maximum number of seats, followed by the west, north, and East in that order. Due to the lower availability of seats and the higher number of applicants in UP and Bihar, the cutoff always goes on the higher side in comparison to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. For further clarity, here is a graphic representation of the number of MBBS Seats in each Indian state

State/Union Territory Total MBBS Colleges Total MBBS Seats
Govt Pvt Total Govt Pvt Total
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 1 - 1 114 - 114
Andhra Pradesh 18 19 37 3235 3250 6485
Arunachal Pradesh 1 - 1 50 - 50
Assam 13 - 13 1550 - 1550
Bihar 13 8 21 1615 1150 2765
Chandigarh 1 - 1 150 - 150
Chhattisgarh 11 3 14 1555 450 2005
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 1 - 1 177 - 177
Delhi 8 2 10 1247 250 1497
Goa 1 - 1 180 - 180
Gujarat 23 17 40 4250 2900 7150
Haryana 6 9 15 835 1350 2185
Himachal Pradesh 7 1 8 770 150 920
Jammu & Kashmir 11 1 12 1247 100 1347
Jharkhand 7 2 9 730 250 980
Karnataka 24 46 70 3750 7995 11745
Kerala 12 21 33 1755 2900 4655
Madhya Pradesh 15 12 27 2400 2400 4800
Maharashtra 32 36 68 5125 5720 10845
Manipur 3 1 4 375 150 525
Meghalaya 1 - 1 50 - 50
Mizoram 1 - 1 100 - 100
Nagaland 1 - 1 100 - 100
Odisha 12 5 17 1675 850 2525
Pondicherry 2 7 9 380 1450 1830
Punjab 5 7 12 850 950 1800
Rajasthan 26 9 35 3925 1650 5575
Sikkim - 1 1 - 150 150
Tamil Nadu 38 36 74 5250 6350 11600
Telangana 28 28 56 3890 4600 8490
Tripura 1 1 2 125 100 225
Uttar Pradesh 35 33 68 4303 5600 9903
Uttarakhand 5 3 8 700 450 1150
West Bengal 26 9 35 3825 1450 5275

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