The courses offered by the medical colleges include the degree of MBBS whose duration is four-and-a-half years and it must be followed by Compulsory Rotating Residential Internship (CRRI) which is of one year. MS in Surgical Specialties, MD and DNB (an enhanced level of P.G. and Super Specialization) are the post-graduate courses consisting of two years that are offered in the colleges. One must qualify the entrance examinations in order to be enrolled successfully into the medical courses and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) at Vellore, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) organise entrance exams at national levels.
Medical Colleges in Southern India
Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are the several southern Indian states which boast of famous medical colleges. Andhra Pradesh is well-known for its medical colleges including Kurnool Medical College, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Mamata Medical College, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, etc. Amritha Medical College, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Government Medical College at Thrissur, Pushpagiri Medical College at Thiruvalla, Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College at Karakoram, Azeezia Medical College and others are the ones based in Kerala. Karnataka is also a favourite destination for medical students who choose to study in Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences at Hubli, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore Medical College, Kasturba Medical College at Mangalore, Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences at Davengere, JSS Medical College at Mysore, etc. are amongst the noted medical colleges in southern India.
There exist many Allopathic medical colleges in Tamil Nadu which comprise Thanjavur Medical College at Thanjavur, Stanley Medical College at Chennai, Chengalpattu Medical College at Kanchipuram, Madurai Medical College at Madurai, Coimbatore Medical College at Coimbatore, Tirunelveli Medical College at Tirunelveli District, Government Vellore Medical College at Vellore, Christian Medical College at Vellore, Government Theni Medical College at Theni, Government Dharmapuri Medical College at Dharmapuri, Government Thiruvarur Medical College at Thiruvarur, Government Sivgangai Medical College and others.
Medical Colleges in Western India
Medical colleges in western India comprise the institutes situated in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat which offer various medical courses. Maharashtra's Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Armed Forces Medical College at Pune, B.J. Medical College, Pune, Government Medical College at Akola, Maharashtra Institute of Medical Science and Research, Latur, Dr. V.M. Government Medical College, Government Medical College of Nagpur, Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, etc are well acclaimed. Pandit Deendayal Medical College, B.J. Medical College at Ahmedabad, M.P. Shah Medical College, Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College at Ahmedabad and others existent in Gujarat are popular medical colleges. One will come across many medical colleges comprising AIIMS Jodhpur, SMS Medical College at Jaipur, Sardar Patel Medical College at Bikaner, Jhalawar Medical College at Jhalawar, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College at Ajmer, Government Medical College at Kota, Dr. S.N. Medical College at Jodhpur and more.
Medical Colleges in Eastern India
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences at Gangtok, Sikkim, Medical College Kolkata, Calcutta National Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital at Kamarhati, North Bengal Medical College in Siliguri, Murshidabad Medical College at Murshidabad, Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital at Kolkata are some of the medical colleges in West Bengal. Medical colleges in eastern India also involve Odisha's All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Bhubaneshwar, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College at Cuttack, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences at Bhubaneshwar, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Shri Ramachandra Bhanj Medical College, MKCG Medical College and Hospital at Brahmapur, etc. North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences of Meghalaya and Regional Institute of Medical Sciences located at Manipur are a few of the numerous medical colleges in this part of the nation.
Others include Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College at Jamshedpur, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Jharkhand, Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and Assam Medical College and Hospital of Assam. The medical colleges in Bihar are Patna Medical College and Hospital, Nalanda Medical College, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, Jai Prakash Narayan All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Patna, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, etc.
Medical Colleges in Northern India
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and Government Medical College at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital at Shimla and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College at Kangra belonging to Himachal Pradesh, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research of Chandigarh, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Army College of Medical Sciences, University College of Medical Sciences, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research all based in Delhi, Christian Medical College at Ludhiana, Government Medical College at Patiala, Government Medical College of Amritsar, Anovus Institute of Clinical Research in Punjab are amongst the medical colleges in northern India.
Medical Colleges in Central India
Medical colleges in central India consist of institutes existent in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. AIIMS Raipur of Chhattisgarh, All India Institute of Medical Sciences of Bhopal, People's Medical College at Bhopal, Gandhi Medical College at Bhopal, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College at Indore, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Medical College at Jabalpur, Gajara Raja Medical College at Gwalior, Gandhi Medical College at Bhopal, Rewa Medical College at Rewa are all present in Madhya Pradesh.