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Exploring MBBS Colleges in Kerala A Comprehensive Overview

Are you part of the 33% of students exploring science in your higher education? Many choose this path to enter the esteemed medical field, a cornerstone of India's reputation. The medical domain opens doors to diverse courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, and BHMS.

MBBS, a preferred choice, sees a staggering 7 Lakh annual applications for a mere 79.8K seats nationwide. This 5.5-year journey, including a mandatory internship, propels you into the world of doctors and physicians. Fees vary across colleges, with government institutions offering economical alternatives.

Crucial to your medical dreams is NEET, the sole entrance exam by NTA. Without conquering NEET, your admission to any Indian undergraduate medical course remains elusive.

India boasts several excellent medical colleges, with AIIMS leading the pack. Kerala, known for its tourism, houses outstanding educational facilities and top-notch medical colleges. Explore the best in the state to chart your course toward a fulfilling medical career.    

MBBS Colleges in Kerala: Eligibility Criteria

A candidate needs to know the eligibility criteria of the course they are pursuing. If a candidate is not eligible for the course then he or she will not be able to apply for that course. Eligibility criteria means there are certain terms and conditions which are laid by colleges or education authorities on the basis of which students are eligible to apply for that particular college or course. Below we have listed down common eligibility criteria which a student needs to fulfill for applying to the MBBS course :-

The student or candidate’s age should be a minimum of 17 years.

The student should pursue a science stream in 10+2 with subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with mathematics being an optional subject.

The students should complete their 10+2 examination with at least 50 to 60% from a recognized board. Students who belong to reserved category need to attain at least 40%.

These were all the common eligibility criteria students should also look out for additional eligibility criteria mentioned by Medical Council of India.

MBBS Colleges in Kerala: Admission Process

Admission process means steps which a student needs to follow for getting admission in a college. Below we have listed down admission process for the MBBS Course:-

First the student needs to fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned.

For getting admission to a MBBS course a student compulsorily needs to give NEET entrance exam. NEET entrance exam is conducted by NTA. It is conducted every year. This year 13 Lakh students appeared for NEET examination.

The results are declared by NTA on their official website. After the results are declared a mandatory counselling session is kept in every state. First a national wide counselling is organized where only 15% of the whole seats are allotted to students who scored the desired marks. After which 85% of the seats lie with every state for the medical colleges located there. Which means that when Kerala counselling is organized 85% seats are to be allotted to medical aspirants who are residents of Kerala. In the counselling session the seats are offered to students on two basis. 1st is on the basis of colleges listed by students as their preferred college and next the rank scored by them in NEET entrance exam.

Once they get their preferred college the candidate needs to fulfill further formalities and they secure their admission in the college for which they have been allotted the seat.

MBBS Colleges in Kerala: List of Top MBBS Private Colleges in Kerala

There are no specializations available in MBBS courses. MBBS course is an undergraduate program hence it does not include any specialization degrees available and it also does not have any further extra courses. In Kerala almost 75% of the registered students appeared for NEET entrance exam. The seats available for MBBS in Kerala are more than 3500 including both government and private colleges. You can check the complete list mentioned below.

College Name:Al-Azhar Medical College and Super Specialty Hospital    

Estd: 2014

Total Intake: 150

College Name: DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences         

Estd: 2013

Total Intake: 150

College Name: Karuna Medical College, Palakkad           

Estd: 2006

Total Intake: 100                            

College Name: Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut      

Estd: 2010

Total Intake: 150

College Name: Mount Zion Medical College, Chayalode

Estd: 2014

Total Intake: 100                                          

College Name: P K Das Institute of Medical Sciences      

Estd: 2014

Total Intake: 150                                          

College Name: Sree Gokulam Medical College Trust & Research Foundation      

Estd: 2005

Total Intake: 150

College Name: Sree Narayana Instt. of Medical Sciences             

Estd: 2009

Total Intake: 100

College Name: Sree Uthradom Thiurnal Academy of Medical Sciences   

Estd: 2006

Total Intake: 100

Total Number of MBBS Seats of Private Non-Minority Medical Colleges in Kerala 1150.   

MBBS Deemed Medical College in Kerala:

Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Jubilee mission medical college , Thrissur

Amrita school of medicine , kochi

DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences, Wayanad, Kerala

Pushpagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla

Sree Narayana Instt. of Medical Sciences, Chalakka,Ernakulam

Academy of Medical Sceiences,Pariyaram, Kannur

Kannur Medical College, Kannur

P K Das Institute of Medical Sciences, Palakkad, Kerala

Career Opportunities Available for MBBS Graduates and Expected Salary:     

MBBS is seen as one of the most reputed courses in India and trains a person or a student for becoming a doctor. To be noticed that every physician would have a MBBS degree for sure. But other than that, after MBBS half of the students go for Pursuing Master of surgery in various specializations such as anesthesiology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, ENT etc. But it should be noted that there are also many self-employment and freelancing opportunities available after completing MBBS as well.

Job Position: Physician

Expected Salary: Rs. 6 Lakhs Per annum

Job Position: Medical officer

Expected Salary: Rs. 7 Lakhs per annum

Job Position: Dietician

Expected Salary: Rs. 5 Lakhs per annum

Job Position: D Pediatrician

Expected Salary: Rs. 5.5 Lakhs per annum

Job Position: Medical surgeon

Expected Salary:  Rs. 10 Lakhs per annum.

Top recruiters for MBBS Graduates                       

In MBBS it is mandatory to do a 1 year internship after which a candidate gets the MBBS degree. Internships are generally offered by the college itself. For MBBS graduates the top recruiters generally would be hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medical research departments etc.

Below we have listed down top recruiters for MBBS graduates:-  

Lilavati Hospital

Apollo Hospitals

Cipla ltd.

Sri Ganga Ram hospital

Fortis Healthcare Ltd

Medanta Hospital

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Wockhardt Ltd

Religare Health Insurance Company Ltd

Apollo Munich Health Industries Co Ltd

Understanding MBBS Fees in Private Medical Colleges in Kerala:                                                                                        

There are 3 categories of seats in private medical colleges of Kerala

1.  Category A – Annual fee for MBBS at self-financing colleges is Rs 6-8 lakhs for Government Quota

2.  Category B – Annual fee Rs 15-25 lakhs for Management Quota.

3.  Category C (NRI Seats) – The fees for NRI quota MBBS seats in Kerala private colleges range between Rs25 lakhs to Rs one crore for the complete duration. Annual tuition fees under the NRI quota are approximately Rs 15-35 lakhs. Additional expenses on the hostel, food, deposits etc., are not included.

We have helped many students for their MBBS admission in Kerala and all over India. Many students don’t have very good marks but still manage to get a good college through smart counselling. While many students with very good marks fail to land a seat in any college. Expert counselling not only assures a good college but also helps in getting the best possible college while saving your lakhs of rupees. Kerala allows admission to non-domicile students in their private medical colleges through state counselling.

Whether you're considering a private, public, or public-private institution, Kerala’s array of MBBS colleges provides a spectrum of choices. Stay tuned for updates on medical exams, and embark on your journey to a fulfilling medical career.

Here is the updated list of all the Best Medical Colleges in Kerala officially made by the National Medical Commission. For detailed information about fee structure, Courses offered, Admission Procedure, Cut-off list, Facilities available and complete college review CONTACT US.