MBBS in India

Medical Council Medical Council of India offers a large list of around 479 government and private medical colleges / deemed universities for 61070 seats. Admission to any government or private college it depends on the NEET-UG score. India is really not a cheap and easy option for MBBS. Till 2015, the agents from across the country used to call the students and parents for this purpose. The agents used to promise guaranteed admission to MBBS in private medical colleges. Either the system was manipulated or agents cheated people. You would wonder where they came to know about your aspirations to become a doctor!

The government introduced a new system very late in April, 2016. For those who already registered for the original NEET exam conducted in the month of May, 2016 gave state level as well as NEET exam. However, the students were not sure which one would be finally accepted. The case was fought between the government of India and the private medical colleges in a big way right at the Supreme Court, The fate of around 6.50 Lac students was hanging without any final decision for almost 5 months. Private colleges fought to have the right to take entrance exams.

The government of India stuck to its decision to follow the resolve to wipe out capitation fees system. They announced one more chance for the students. The NEET 2 exam was taken in July, 2016 for the students who wished to take it. Accordingly, if the students filled their preferential forms for the colleges after NEET 1 were not eligible for the NEET 2. Also, those who filed NEET 2 forms were conveyed that NEET 1 scores would not be counted. What did the students do in such a mess? They opted for MBBS abroad as a viable option in a MCI approved university abroad.


None of the private medical college or deemed universities were allowed to conduct their own entrance test in 2017. The Supreme Court also accepted the government suggestion. The private colleges lost their complete control and manipulations over admission process. The manipulation was done all these years due to the control of the Entrance Test remained with the private medical colleges in India. However, from 2016, these private colleges will have to accept the students through NEET.

All the medical seats in private colleges admission were allotted (Except NRI Quota seats) through a Nationwide Entrance Test (NEET-2). This was originally proposed by the government to the Supreme Court of India and finally made as a rule. NEET Eligibility was then reduced to only 145 Marks for open category and 118 for reserved category.

By 2018, the system is fully established with NEET 2018 as the exam to allocate the around 64,000 medical seats throughout India. Accordingly, in order to continue their existing revenues per medical seats, the private colleges have started jacking up the annual fees. For NEET 2018, there is absolutely no need to approach any agents. If you are on merit, no one can stop your admission to private medical college or a deemed university.

Expected System for Admission to Private Medical Colleges in India 2018:
The whole system would be cleaned and all the admission to private medical colleges would be through a single NEET exam in 2018. Accordingly, there would be more than 30,000 medical seats available in India. So it can be expected that students who appear for the NEET 2018 exam would get admission in government medical colleges and another students would be able to get the admission to the private medical colleges with average fees of Rs. 60 -80 Lacs.

Medical colleges in India