MBBS In Kerala


There are total 33 medical colleges in Kerala offering 4505 MBBS Seats. Out of these, 1755 seats are in 12 government medical colleges and the rest 2750 seats are in 21 private medical colleges. In which, 16 Government and Private Medical colleges are offering 500+ Seats for Post Graduate Program i.e MD/MS/Diploma program. These seats are inclusive of Non Clinical and Clinical Specialty. For super specialty, the students can choose from 6 colleges that offer 76 seats under DM/MCH programs.

In Kerala, there are 85% Seats reserved for State Counseling and remaining 15% is meant for AIQ Counseling.


Fees & Seats - Govt Medical Colleges

Refer to the below table for Total Tuition Fees, MBBS intake, Establishment Year, Cut off for All India Quota and State Quota Seats for every Govt Medical College in Kerala

Sr. No. Name of Medical College Year of Establishment Annual Intake
Total Course fee (Govt. Seat) Cut
off (State
off (All India
1 Government Medical College, Thrissur 1981 175 1.66 Lacs 652 671
2 Govt. Medical College, Pariyaram, Kannur(Govt. Medical College,Pariyaram, Kannur) 1995 100 2.09 Lacs 648 655
3 T D Medical College, Alleppey (Allappuzha) 1963 175 1.27 Lacs 648 662
4 Government Medical College, Ernakulam 2000 110 1.33 Lacs 648 662
5 Government Medical College, Kottayam 1960 175 1.62 Lacs 655 675
6 Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut 1957 250 2.09 Lacs 670 681
7 Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram 1951 250 1.62 Lacs 661 682
8 Government Medical College, Parippally, Kollam 2017 110 2.21 Lacs NA 618
9 Government Medical College (Institute of Integrated
Medical Sciences),Yakkara, Palakkad
2014 100 2.19 Lacs NA 649
10 Government Medical College, Manjeri, Malapuram Dist. 2013 110 1.62 Lacs 650 655
11 Government Medical College, Idukki. 2022 100 NA NA 646
12 Government Medical College, Konni 2022 100 NA NA 645

Fees& Seats - Private Medical Colleges

In the table below you can find the TotalTuition Fees, MBBS intake, Establishment Year, Cut off for All India Quota and State Quota Seats for every Govt Medical College. In Kerala, Private Medical Colleges participate solely in State Counseling procedures and not in All India Counseling. Hence, All India Quota cut off details is not available.

Name of Medical College Year of Establishment Annual Intake (Seats) Total Course Fee (Govt. Seat) Cut-off (State
(Govt. Seat)
Course fee
(Mang. Seat)
1 Govt.Medical College, Kannur 2006 150 NA NA NA NA
2 Dr. Somervel Memorial CSI Hospital
& Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
2001 100 34.4 Lacs 580 69.7
3 KMCT Medical College, Kozhikode,Calicut 2008 150 34.1 Lacs 580 69.7
4 Travancore Medical College, Kollam 2009 150 34.4 Lacs 594 65.2
5 Azeezia Instt of Medical Science,Meeyannoor, Kollam 2008 100 34.4 Lacs 569 1 Cr. 149
6 Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur 2002 100 34.4 Lacs 626 50.2
7 Sree Gokulam Medical College Trust &
Research Foundation,Trivandrum
2005 150 34.4 Lacs 583 72.7
8 Sree Uthradom Thiurnal Academy of
Medical Sciences, Trivandrum
2006 100 NA NA 33
9 Karuna Medical College, Palakkad 2006 100 NA NA 33.50
10 Sree Narayana Instt. of Medical
Sciences, Chalakka, Ernakulam
2009 100 39.1 Lacs 550 38.1
11 Amrita School of Medicine, Elamkara, Kochi(Deemed) 2000 100 NA NA 87
12 Pushpagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences
and Research Centre, Tiruvalla
2002 100 17.60 Lacs 614 50
13 Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Medical College, Kolenchery
2001 100 34.4 Lacs 616 50
14 Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur 2002 100 34.4 Lacs 621 37
15 M E S Medical College, Perintalmanna,
Malappuram Distt.
2002 150 34.4 Lacs 609 NA 338
16 Believers Church Medical College
Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala
2016 100 34.4 Lacs 597 67.5
17 Al-Azhar Medical College and Super
Speciality Hospital,Thodupuzha
2014 150 80.6 Lacs 545 80.6
18 P K Das Institute of Medical
Sciences, Palakkad,
2014 150 36.6 Lacs 539 82
19 Mount Zion Medical College, Chayalode,
Ezhamkulam Adoor, Pathanamthitta
2014 100 34.2 Lacs 561 83.2
20 DM Wayanad Institute of
Medical Sciences, Wayanad
2013 150 36.4 Lacs 553 83
21 Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut 2010 150 34.4 Lacs 566 71.4
22 Dr. Moopen s Medical College, Wayanad, Kerala 2013 150 NA NA NA NA

Private Medical Colleges Vs MBBS Abroad

There are numerous benefits to the MBBS Abroad over study at Private Medical College in India. You can refer to the below table to understand the values we fetch in MBBS Abroad on various critical parameters, that are crucial before deciding the right path

MBBS Abroad

Key Parameter MBBS Abroad Private Medical College
University Type Public & Private Both Only Private
World Ranking Available Not Available
Recognition WHO, WFME, ECFMG, US GMC,UK etc NMC and very few international recognition
Teaching Experience Up to 200 Years Mostly up to 10 Years
Tuition Fee 5/6 Years 3-5 Lacs/Year(Affordable) 8-15Lacs/Year(Expensive)
Global Exposure Very High, Students from across world No Exposure
Teaching Methodology Small Groups of 15-20 Students in each batch, Test after every Conceptual Class 100-150 students in a batch
Grading of Academics Mostly European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) University Level, CBME
Opportunities for Global Medical PG US, CANADA, Gulf Region, UK and other European Countries incl India Primarily India
Patient Interaction Moderate to High Very Less
Affiliated Hospitals Multiple Hospitals for different speciality College Hospital only

Teaching Experience of Medical Colleges

In Kerala, most of the college established before Year 2010, very few colleges established in last 10 years. It is always important to select an old medical college as there is no shortage of faculties and they are well experienced too, which is the primary requirement of a MBBS student for their learning.

Experience of Teaching Name of Medical College
Less than 5 years

1. Government Medical College , Parippally , Kollam
2 Government Medical College, Idukki.
3 Government Medical College, Konni

5-10 years

1. Government Medical College , Manjeri , Malapuram
2. GovernmentMedicalCollege (Institute of Integrated Medical Sciences) , Yakkara , Palakkad
3.Dr. Moopen s Medical College, Wayanad, Kerala

10-25 years

1. Malabar Medical College , Kozhikode , Calicut
2. DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences , Wayanad
3. Mount Zion Medical College, Chayalode, Ezhamkulam Adoor, Pathanamthitta
4. P K Das Institute of Medical Sciences, Palakkad, Kerala
5. Al-Azhar Medical College and Super Speciality Hospital, Thodupuzha
6. Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala
7. M E S Medical College, Perintalmanna Malappuram Distt. Kerala
8. Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
9. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery
10. Pushpagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla
11. Amrita School of Medicine, Elamkara, Kochi
12. Sree Narayana Instt. of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Ernakulam
13. Karuna Medical College, Palakkad
14. Sree Uthradom Thiurnal Academy of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum
15. Sree Gokulam Medical College Trust & Research Foundation, Trivandrum
16. Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
17. Azeezia Instt of Medical Science, Meeyannoor, Kollam
18. Travancore Medical College, Kollam
19. KMCT Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut
20. Dr. Somervel Memorial CSI Hospital & Medical College, Karakonam, Thiruvananthapuram
21. Kannur Medical College, Kannur
22. Government Medical College, Ernakulam

More than 25 years

1. Goverment Medical College , Thiruvananthapuram
2. Government Medical College , Kottayam
3. T D Medical College, Alleppey (Allappuzha)
4. GovernmentMedicalCollege, Thrissur
5. Government MedicalCollege, Pariyaram, Kannur
6. Government MedicalCollege, Kozhikode, Calicut

NEET-UG Exam dates 2024

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET (UG) 2024 examination on Sunday,5th May 2024 in pen & paper mode. The examination will serve as a uniform entrance examination for MBBS admission and other stream like BDS/ BAMS/ BSMS/ BUMS/ BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses

You can find the below Schedule for NEET-UG 2024 Exam

Notification for NEET 2024 15th Dec 2022 09-Feb-24
Release of NEET 2024 Application form March 23 To be Announced
Last date to submit NEET 2024 Application form April 23 16-Mar-24
NEET Admit Card 2024 release date 4th May 2023 To be Announced
NEET 2024 Exam Date 7th May 2023 5th May, 2024
NEET 2024 Result 13th June 2023 14-Jun-24

NEET-UG 2024 Cut Off

Like previous years, the NEET (UG) Cut off for qualification will be 50 percentile for candidates from General category. Often the candidates confuse percentage with percentile system in this exam.

Please find the table below indicating Actual NEET UG cut off for 2021 and 2022 and NEET 2023 Cut off

Category Cut-off Percentile NEET 2021 NEET 2022 NEET 2023
General 50th percentile 138 117 137
SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile 108 93 107
General (PwD) 45th percentile 122 105 121
SC/ST/OBC (PwD) 40th percentile 108 93 107

Kerala NEET-UG Counselling 2024 dates

Seat allocation is being done in multiple phases both in All India counseling and State counseling of Kerala. This is because, many seats become vacant due to withdrawal of seats by the students for not getting college of their choice, not able to arrange the funds for fees, Lack of proof of their category under which they applied etc. Once the dates for reporting to the college/ Fee deposits/Submitting documents is passed all such seats made available for the next rounds. In the below table, you can find the details for counseling rounds in All India and State counseling followed for MBBS Seat Allocation-

Counselling Round Dates
Announcement of Counseling Dates 2023 11th July
All India Quota seats in Kerala / Deemed Universities/Central Universities (Round-1) 2023 15th-26th July
All India Quota seats in Kerala / Deemed Universities/Central Universities (Round-2) 2023 8th-18th Aug
All India Quota seats in Kerala / Deemed Universities/Central Universities (Mop Up Round) 2023 31st Aug - 6th Sept
All India Quota seats in Kerala / Deemed Universities/Central Universities(Stray Round) 2023 18th Sept - 23rd Sept
Kerala State Counseling 2023 (Round-1 /Round-2 / Mop Up/ Stray Round) 15th July- 15th Sept

Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Thiruvanthapuram Kerala, Prepares and publish the State Merit list of under each category. Students can assess their chance to get college of their choice based on previous year’s Cut offs of that college. If you want to be sure about the chances it is recommended to use MOKSH College Predictor which utilizes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology. Also, this college predictor will give you an idea and will predict the college possible for you based on your current NEET Ranking, Reservation category and Other Quotas applicable for you.

Eligibility for Kerala NEET-UG 2024 Counselling

  • Your age must be no less than 17 years.
  • You must have qualified the NEET exam.
  • Kerala MBBS Cut-off 2024: 10+2 with a score of at least 50% in PCB (for general category), 45% (for general PH) and 40% for ST/SC/OBC.
  • Your core subjects for 10+2 have to be Biology, Chemistry, English, and Physics.
  • For those who wish for state quota seat must meet the NEET domicile criteria of Kerala.

How to Register for Kerala NEET UG Counselling 2024

  • Register on the official website https://www.cee.kerala.gov.in/main.php and obtain your credentials.
  • Fill the application form with all the necessary details including your personal and academic ones.
  • Once you successfully fill the form, you will now be given with a unique registration ID and password which will further be used to complete the application process.

Remember you are supposed to be very meticulous while filling your details otherwise there are chances of your application getting rejected.

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Documents Required for Counselling

The documents that are mandatory to be produced CEE, Thiruvanthapuram Kerala for UG counseling and admission process are illustrated below. Candidates must note that unavailability of any of the documents is likely to lead to the cancellation of the MP MBBS admission process.

  • 10th and 12th standard certificate
  • 10th and 12th standard mark sheet
  • NEET hall ticket
  • NEET Score card
  • Birth certificate
  • Identity proof (Aadhaar card, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID)
  • 10 Passport sized photographs (The photograph must be the same as those used in the NEET application form and hall ticket)
  • Fee payment receipt
  • Printout of the MP MBBS admission form

Documents that are subject to applicability

  • Reservation category certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • PWD (Persons With Disability) certificate
  • Gap period affidavit
  • Income certificate
  • Freedom fighter certificate

Reservation in All India Quota Seats 2024

A very important aspect that you, as an aspirant, need to understand is the policy of Reservation in force when it comes to admission through NEET UG. The Central Government’s Reservation Policy governs the norms of reservation for all seats to be filled in the All India counseling process. However, it may be different for various categories of Institutes like Autonomous, Central University Colleges, Deemed University Colleges and All India Quota.

The reservation policy currently in force for AIQ is –

General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS) 10%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL) 27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 5%

Reservation in KeralaState Quota Seat 2024

Pl find the reservation categories in Kerala for 85% State Quota Seats.

  • State Merit (SM) -50%
  • Economically Weaker Sections in General Category (EWS) -10%
  • Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) -30%
  • Ezhava (EZ) -9%
  • Muslim (MU) -8%
  • Other Backward Hindu (BH) -3%
  • Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian (LA) -3%
  • Dheevara and related communities (DV) -2%
  • Viswakarma and related communities (VK) -2%
  • Kusavan and related communities (KN) -1%
  • Other Backward Christian (BX) -1%
  • Kudumbi (KU) -1%
  • Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes -10%
  • Scheduled Castes (SC) -8%
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST) -2%
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Your Chance to get a MBBS Seat in Kerala

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for a couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!

MOKSH AI-based MBBS college predictor predicts your chances of getting an MBBS seat in Kerala State Medical colleges in All India Counseling NEET-UG 2024 and Kerala State Counseling NEET-UG 2024 under various Seat categories like Govt., Management, or NRI Seat. For assessing your chances of getting a seat, the MOKSH Predictor algorithm takes categories/sub-categories or various Quotas into consideration as per Govt. regulations. It also takes into account historical data published by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) or State Dept. responsible for counseling The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE).

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Medical PG in India or NEXT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting a Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

Total Applicants NEET PG 2022 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
2.06 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS (Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist?

NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of the internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will clear NEXT-2 are awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the Next Exam.

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting a PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much more easily. US Healthcare system is considered one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during an internship, and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.

Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.

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Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether she is fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK.

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK.The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).
After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. The COVID pandemic has resulted in a major change that has affected life everywhere and at every level.
Especially the healthcare sector has faced unprecedented pressure. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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Medical PG in Germany

Medical PG in Germany

PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 which would qualify you to apply for the visa.

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.

This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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