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How many medical colleges are there in India?

As per the Medical Council of India, there are 544 medical colleges in India that offer an MBBS course.

Of these, 57 medical colleges are privately managed, 232 are managed by the Government and 250 are managed by trusts or societies.

49% of all the medical colleges in India are found in just 5 states (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh). Below is a state-wise total of medical colleges.

StateNumber of medical colleges
Karnataka58
Tamil Nadu54
Maharashtra52
Andhra Pradesh51
Uttar Pradesh50
Kerala34
Telangana25
Gujarat25
Orissa22
West Bengal19
Madhya Pradesh18
Rajasthan16
Bihar_test16
Assam15
Haryana11
Delhi11
Chattisgarh11
Punjab10
Pondicherry9
Himachal Pradesh6
Andaman Nicobar Islands6
Uttarakhand5
Jharkhand4
Jammu & Kashmir4
Tripura2
Manipur2
Chandigarh2
Sikkim1
Others1
Meghalaya1
Goa1
Bhopal1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Grand Total544

Source: Medical Council of India

With this infrastructure, India can admit upto 68004 students every year for the MBBS course. The quality of these colleges are controlled by the Medical Council of India, which conducts regular inspections and grants approvals for courses & intakes.


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