MBBS In West Bengal

Overview

A total of 32 medical colleges of West Bengal offer MBBS admission to 4725 MBBS seats in West Bengal. From these total MBBS seats in West Bengal 2023, a share of 3725 seats is held by 25 Government medical colleges of West Bengal and the other share i.e. 1000 seats are reserved by the 7 private medical colleges. The similar figure of medical colleges (26) offer postgraduate studies as well but the number of seats comes down to 1561 for pursuing MD/MS/Diploma courses. Super specialty studies can only be done at 7 medical colleges of West Bengal and seats allocated to DM/MCH programs amount to 197.

In West Bengal, 15% seats of the total MBBS seats in West Bengal 2023 are reserved for the all India quota and rest 85% of the MBBS seats in West Bengal are meant for the state quota.

Index

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 West Bengal

LIST OF GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGES IN WEST BENGAL
Sr. No. Name of
Medical College
Year of Inception of College Annual Intake (Seats) Total Course fee
(Govt. Seat)
Cut off(State Counseling) Cut off
(All India counseling)
1 Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata 1948 250 1.30 Lacs NA 645
2 Medical College, Kolkata 1838 250 1.30 Lacs NA 662
3 Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura 1956 200 1.30 Lacs NA 624
4 Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan 1969 200 1.30 Lacs NA 628
5 Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata 1948 250 1.30 Lacs NA 641
6 North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling 1968 200 1.30 Lacs NA 626
7 RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata 1916 250 1.30 Lacs NA 641
8 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalyani, Nadia 2019 50 0.1 Lacs NA 647
9 Purulia Government Medical College & Hospital 2020 100 1.30 Lacs NA 619
10 Raiganj Government Medical College & Hospital, Raiganj 2019 100 1.30 Lacs NA 619
11 Diamond Harbour Government Medical College and Hospital 2019 100 1.30 Lacs NA 623
12 Coochbehar Government Medical College & Hospital, Coochbehar 2019 100 1.30 Lacs NA 620
13 Rampurhat Government Medical College & Hospital, Rampurhat 2019 100 1.40 Lacs NA 623
14 Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College, Joka, Kolkata 2013 100 7.20 Lacs NA 635
15 Murshidabad Medical College & Hospitals, Murshidabad 2012 125 1.30 Lacs NA 620
16 Malda Medical College & Hospital, Malda 2011 125 1.30 Lacs NA 621
17 College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata 2011 125 1.30 Lacs NA 636
18 College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia 2010 125 1.30 Lacs NA 625
19 Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata 1957 200 1.30 Lacs NA 651
20 Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore 2001 200 1.30 Lacs NA 620
21 Barasat Government Medical College & Hospital 2022 100 NA NA NA
22 Jalpaiguri Government Medical College 2022 100 NA NA NA
23 Prafulla Chandra Sen Government Medical College & Hospital 2022 100 NA NA NA
24 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Government Medical College & Hospital 2022 100 NA NA NA
25 Tamralipto Government Medical College & Hospital 2022 100 NA NA NA

Fees & Seats - Private Medical Colleges

In the table below you can find the Total Tuition Fees, MBBS intake, Establishment Year, Cut off for All India Quota and State Quota Seats for every Govt Medical College. In West Bengal, 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.

LIST OF PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGES IN WEST BENGAL
Sr.
No.
Name of
Medical College
Year of Inception of College Annual Intake (Seats) Total Course Fee (Govt. Seat) Cut-off (State Counseling)
(Govt. Seat)
Total Course fee(Mangmt.) State Counseling Cut-off (Mangmt. Seat)
1 Shri Ramkrishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Sanaka Hospitals, Durgapur 2019 150 16.20 Lacs 553 49 Lacs  
2 Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Kolkata 2018 150 15.88 Lacs 559 49 Lacs  
3 Gouri Devi Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Durgapur 2016 150 28.57 Lacs 551 92 Lacs  
4 IQ City Medical College, Burdwan 2013 150 19.84 Lacs 562 70.1 Lacs  
5 ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Haldia, Purba, Midnapore 2011 100 24.76 Lacs 556 82.4 Lacs  
6 KPC Medical College, Jadavpur, Kolkata 2008 150 NA NA 1.00 Cr.  
7 Santiniketan Medical College, Bolpur, West Bengal 2021 150 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) 8-15 Lacs/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 West Bengal, most of the college established before Year 2000, very few colleges established in last 5 - 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.

Teaching Experience Name of Medical College
Less than 5 years

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalyani, Nadia
2. Purulia Government Medical College & Hospital
3. Raiganj Government Medical College & Hospital, Raiganj
4. Diamond Harbour Government Medical College and Hospital
5. Coochbehar Government Medical College & Hospital, Coochbehar
6. Rampurhat Government Medical College & Hospital, Rampurhat
7. Shri Ramkrishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Sanaka Hospitals, Durgapur
8. Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Kolkata
9. Barasat Government Medical College & Hospital
10. Jalpaiguri Government Medical College
11. Prafulla Chandra Sen Government Medical College & Hospital
12. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Government Medical College & Hospital
13. Tamralipto Government Medical College & Hospital
14. Santiniketan Medical College, Bolpur, West Bengal

5-10 years

1. Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College, Joka, Kolkata
2. Murshidabad Medical College & Hospitals, Murshidabad
3. Gouri Devi Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Durgapur
4. IQ City Medical College, Burdwan

10-25 years

1. Malda Medical College & Hospital, Malda
2. College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata
3. College of Medicine and JNM Hospital,Kalyani,Nadia
4. Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore
5. ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Haldia, Purba, Midanpore
6. KPC Medical College, Jadavpur, Kolkata

25+ years

1. Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata
2. Medical College, Kolkata
3. Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura
4. Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan
5. Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata
6. North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling
7. RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata
8. Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

NEET-UG Exam dates 2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET (UG) 2022 examination on Sunday, 17 July 2022 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 tentative date for NEET UG 2023 Exam

EVENT NEET 2022 (Actual) Expected Date NEET 2023
NEET exam notification 6th April 15th Dec 2022
NEET application form date by NTA 6th April March 23
Last date to submit NEET application form  20th May April 23
NEET UG Admit Card Release Date 1st/2nd Week Jul 1st Week of May 2023
NEET Exam Date 17th July   7th May 2023
NEET Result 7th Sept 1st Week of Jul 2023

NEET-UG 2023 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.The Department of Health & Family Welfare (DHFW), Kolkata, is responsible for conducting State counseling for allocation of 85% of MBBS Seats in Govt and Private Medical College under State Quota. However, MCC is the governing body for filling rest 15 % seats through All India Quota seats in Govt Medical College and 100% Seats in Deemed University. Those who qualified NEET are eligible to apply in both the counseling processes.

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

Category Cut-off Percentile NEET-UG 2021 Cut-off
(Actual)
NEET-UG 2022 Cut-off
(Actual)
NEET-UG 2023 Cut off
(Expected)
General 50th percentile 138 117 125
SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile 108 93 98
General (PwD) 45th percentile 122 105 110
SC/ST/OBC (PwD) 40th percentile 108 93 98

West Bengal NEET-UG Counselling 2023 dates

Seat allocation is being done in multiple phases both in All India counseling and State counseling of West Bengal. 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 NEET-UG Counselling 2022 (Actual) NEET-UG Counselling 2023 (Expected)
Announcement of Counselling Dates 3rd Week of Oct 2022 3rd Week of Aug 2023
Result of All India Counselling Round-1/Round-2 1st/3rd Week of Nov 2022 1st Week/3rd Week of Sep 2023
Result of All India Counselling Mop Up and Stray Round 4th Week of Nov/1st Week of Dec 2022 4th Week of Sep/1st Week of Oct 2023

The State Common Entrance Test Cell, West Bengal under the guidance of DMER, Mumbai is responsible for conducting State counseling for allocation of 85% of MBBS Seats in Govt and 100% Private Medical College under State Quota. However, MCC is the governing body for filling rest 15 % seats through All India Quota seats in Govt Medical College and 100% Seats in Deemed University. Those who qualified NEET are eligible to apply in both the counseling processes.

Eligibility for West Bengal NEET-UG 2023 Counselling

  • Your age must be no less than 17 years.
  • You must have qualified the NEET exam.
  • West Bengal MBBS Cut-off 2023: 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 West Bengal.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The mode of application will be online and candidates are advised to submit it before the deadline on wbmcc.nic.in/ug. Once you successfully fill the application form, you will be asked to pay the application fee. Just be cautious while filling your necessary details so as to avoid any unforeseen circumstances later.

Documents Required for Counselling

  • NEET result copy

  • NEET admit card 2023
  • High School Certificate (Class 10)
  • Class 12/Intermediate/Senior Secondary School examination certificate and its mark sheet
  • Certificate of bona fide resident which is issued by the competent authority (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate which must be issued by the authority, if applicable
  • Character certificate which must be issued by the school/institute last attended
  • Resident certificate (if applicable)
  • Benchmark disability certificate which must be issued by the Medical Board of PGIMS, Rohtak
  • Income certificate (for SC/BC category candidates)
  • Certificate of dependents of freedom fighters
  • Certificate of ESM issued by the authority
  • Printout of online application form
  • One must have four passport size photographs
  • Provisional allotment letter
  • Aspirants ID proof - Aadhaar card/PAN card/Driving License/Passport/Voter ID/Ration card or any other government proof

The documents required for MBBS Admission in West Bengal 2022 are listed below.

RESERVATION POLICY

QUOTA PERCENTAGE OF SEATS
Reservations under All India Quota Seats 15%
Reservations for other than All India Quota 85%

You should take a minute and check if your Caste qualifies to get the advantage of reservation in the All India Quota. For that, you need to check the Government List of the Castes that are included as 'Scheduled'. Click on the links below and confirm whether your Caste is Reserved in the All India Quota for your State.

Your Chance to get a MBBS Seat

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 West Bengal State Medical colleges in All India Counselling NEET UG 2023 and West Bengal State Counselling NEET-UG 2023 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-category or various Quotas into consideration as per Govt. regulations. It also takes into account historical data published by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) or State Dept. responsible for counseling Department of Health & Family Welfare (DHFW).

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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 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 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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Details of all Govt and Private College in West Bengal

You can find complete information about any Govt and Private Collegeof West Bengalby clicking on the respective college in the table below

Govt Medical College
Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata
Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan
Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling
RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalyani, Nadia
Raiganj Government Medical College & Hospital, Raiganj Diamond Harbour Government Medical College and Hospital
Coochbehar Government Medical College & Hospital, Coochbehar Rampurhat Government Medical College & Hospital, Rampurhat
Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College, Joka, Kolkata Murshidabad Medical College & Hospitals, Murshidabad
Malda Medical College & Hospital, Malda College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata
College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore Purulia Government Medical College Hospital
Barasat Government Medical College & Hospital Jalpaiguri Government Medical College
Prafulla Chandra Sen Government Medical College & Hospital Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Government Medical College & Hospital
Tamralipto Government Medical College & Hospital
Private Medical College
Shri Ramkrishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Sanaka Hospitals, Durgapur Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Kolkata
Gouri Devi Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Durgapur IQ City Medical College, Burdwan
ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Haldia, Purba, Midnapore KPC Medical College, Jadavpur, Kolkata
Santiniketan Medical College, Bolpur, West Bengal

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