Top 5 Private MBBS Colleges in India in 2022


The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions on Earth. It is a service to society, which brings with it immense respect, satisfaction, stability, responsibility and financial gains. Through this field, one can aim to reach the global stage and help solve problems that affect the world.

Given below is a list of top private MBBS colleges which provide quality education along with the opportunity to grow and conduct research. They introduce students to a whole new world of possibilities.

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

Established in 1918 and maintained by the Christian Medical College Vellore Association, CMC is one of the top medical colleges in India. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship and higher specialty courses in medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, and related disciplines, as well as courses in Bioengineering.

The college and its peripheral units have 2,800 beds for in-patients and over 8, 000 beds for outpatient treatment. The college also provides a range of distance learning courses in family medicine, diabetes, mental health, community health, and Covid care.

The number of seats available for MBBS studies is 100 out of which 16 seats are available for all India general category and 84 seats are reserved for Minority Network Category and CMC Vellore Staff quota.

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Established in 1953 by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Kasturba Medical College is a top-ranked private medical college. It is the flagship institute of MAHE which has also received the Institute of Eminence status.

KMC offers five undergraduate courses, 25 postgraduate courses, 14 super-speciality courses, M.Sc. degree, integrated PhD (MS/MD +PhD) and fellowship and certificate programs in various medical disciplines.

With its world-class infrastructure and centres of research, the institute also boasts of 1.5 lakh square feet library, labs and international collaborations. The undergraduate program has an intake of 250 students per year.

St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences (SJNAHS)

St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru was established in 1964 by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. Spread over 132 acres, SJNAHS consists of:

  • Medical College: A hospital with 1,350 beds for all medical and surgical departments including super-speciality departments
  • College of Nursing: A research institute including a biorepository 
  • Institute of Health Care Management and Paramedical Studies

St. John’s Medical College ranks 12th in the NIRF medical category. The institute offers graduate (MBBS), postgraduate (MD/MS), super speciality (DM/MCh) and various diploma courses. All the courses are recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The undergraduate program has an intake of 150 students per year with 10 seats available for All India General Open Merit and remaining reserved for Roman Catholic Christians and Karnataka Open Merit students.

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA)

Ranked 20th in the University category and 21st in Medical Colleges category by NIRF Rankings 2021, the university has a world-class infrastructure, a vibrant student community, 12 research centres, 37 research laboratories and nine constituent institutes.

The constituent institutes include Institute of Technical Education and Research, School of Hotel Management, Institute of Business and Computer Studies, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sum Nursing College, Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, SOA National Institute of Law, Institute of Dental Sciences and Institute of Agricultural Sciences.

The Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital: Faculty of Medical Sciences offers five undergraduate, 18 postgraduate, 15 postmaster, B.Sc. and PhD programs.

SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre

Sprawling over a 33.61-acre campus and affiliated to the SRM University, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre ranks 20th in the NIRF Medical category.

The college offers an extensive range of courses across diverse disciplines in undergraduate, postgraduate, and super-speciality programs.

Apart from quality education, the institute has 1,210 beds of which 910 are teaching beds and 300 are non-teaching beds. The institute has 35 dialysis machines in its dialysis centre which makes it one of the largest centres for dialysis in Tamil Nadu. The college also boasts of facilities such as a central library, a medical research centre, translation medicine and research, a blood bank and an eye bank.

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