Gujarat is a State situated in western India and the state houses a large number of medical colleges. The medical colleges in Gujarat are of different kinds and can be divided into different categories like Allopathic, Homeopathic or Ayurvedic. Medical education started in Gujarat long ago, with the establishment of B. J. Medical College (BJMC), Ahmedabad in 1871. After that, many medical colleges were established in Gujarat. Most of the medical colleges in Gujarat are affiliated to the Gujarat University and South Gujarat University. The colleges are mainly situated in the major cities like Ahmedabad, Surat etc.
The medical colleges in Gujarat are affiliated by the Indian government and are recognised by the Medical Council of India (MCI). They are mainly governed by the State government and different municipal corporations. The most interesting thing about the medical colleges in Gujarat is that they mainly admit the students from Gujarat only.
The medical colleges in Gujarat offer several courses to the students in different fields of medical science. The courses are offered at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and the courses include MBBS, MD, MS, M. Ch etc. The colleges also offer several diploma courses like DA, DCH, DCP, DGO, DO, DPK, DVD etc. and they offer some professional training courses, as well. The courses are offered mainly in the fields like Anaesthesia, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Dermatology, Psychological Med, Pathology & Bacteriology, Pharmacology, Preventive and Social Medicine, Physiology, Paediatrics, Tuberculosis. The college also offers MS in Anatomy, Ophthalmology etc.
Though, the admission criterion differs from college to college; however, most of the medical colleges in Gujarat take admission through an entrance examination conducted in Gujarat. The minimum required educational qualification is Higher Secondary certificate examination (Science Stream) under 10+2 educational pattern of the Gujarat Higher Secondary School Education Board or Central Board of Secondary Education from any school in Gujarat. The medical colleges in Gujarat have been working on achieving their aims and objectives since their inception and they have earned considerable recognition in all over India, as well. Some of the major colleges in Gujarat include BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, Municipal Corporation Medical College, Surat, Smt. NHL Municipal Medicine College, Ahmedabad, Cu Shah Medical College, Surendra Nagar, Gujarat, Govt. Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat, Govt. Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, Govt. Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot, Gujarat, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karmsad, Gujarat, Shri Mp Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Center, Vadodara, Gujarat, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science & Research, Bharuch, Gujarat etc. are among the most popular ones. All of these colleges are playing a major role in the development of medical education in Gujarat.