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List of Top Medical Colleges in KolkataåÊBased on 2023 Ranking

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| Updated On - Dec 31, 2022

Top Medical colleges in Kolkata include IPGMER Kolkata, Kolkata Medical College, WBUHS Kolkata, etc. They offer several Medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, MD, MCh. and many others at UG, PG, Research, and Certification level. Kolkata also known as the "City of Joy" hosts 51 medical colleges. There are 30 private and 21 best government medical colleges in Kolkata.

  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research is one of the top-ranked medical colleges in Kolkata and the best medical college in West Bengal.
  • Kolkata Medical College, IPGMER Kolkata, and NUJS Kolkata are some of the best government medical colleges in Kolkata.
  • Admissions to the best Medical colleges in Kolkata are offered through NEET, and NEET-PG scores are followed by a GD/ PI round.
  • Academy Allied Health Sciences is the best BSc Nursing college in Kolkata ranked among the top medical colleges in Kolkata.
  • The average fees for Medical courses in the best medical colleges in Kolkata can be anywhere between INR 6,500 - INR 4,63,000.
  • Some of the best medical colleges in Kolkata with a fee structure of less than INR 25,000 are IPGMER Kolkata and Kolkata Medical College.
  • R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata Medical College, IPGMER, and CNMC Kolkata are some of the best Medical colleges in Kolkata for MBBS. Check: Best B.Sc (Medicine) Colleges in Kolkata 
  • The best Medical colleges in Kolkata do not offer direct placements but offer compulsory internship programs with average stipends of around INR 25,000 per month.

Top 10 Medical Colleges in Kolkata

There are around 119 Medical colleges in West Bengal, including 56 Medical colleges in Kolkata. Kolkata Medical College and IPGMER Kolkata are the best Medical colleges in Kolkata. Tabulated below are the top 10 Medical colleges in Kolkata with the number of Medical seats available:

Name of College Seats Intake
Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata 528+
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata 720+
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata Maniktala, Kolkata 55+
R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  439+
Techno India University Salt Lake City, Kolkata 175+
Kingston School of Management and Science Barasat, Kolkata 132+
University of Calcutta 81+
Jadavpur University - [JU], Kolkata  221+
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University Of Technology - [MAKAUT], Kolkata  18+
Sister Nivedita University-[SNU], Kolkata 120+

Top MBBS Colleges in Kolkata

Kolkata hosts some of the most prestigious and top-ranked Medical Colleges in India. IPGMER Kolkata, Jadavpur University, and Sister Nivedita University are the top Medical colleges in Kolkata. Amongst 56 only 13 colleges offer MBBS courses. IPGMER Kolkata is the best MBBS college in Kolkata and it has a seat intake of 200+ for MBBS courses. Tabulated below are the best medical colleges in Kolkata for MBBS along with the number of MBBS seats:

College Name  MBBS Seats
Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata 250+
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata 200+
Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata 250+
R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  250+
KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  150+
ESI-PGIMSR Medical College and Hospital Joka, Kolkata 100+
Santiniketan Medical College Bolpur Kolkata 150+
Calcutta National Medical College Beniapukur, Kolkata 250+
College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata 125+
Government Medical College - GMC Kolkata 250+

Ranking of Medical Colleges in Kolkata

Rankings of the best medical colleges in Kolkata are released every year by various ranking agencies like NIRF, Outlook, India Today, etc. Each ranking agency has its own set of parameters on which they judge and rank a particular college. Some of the parameters include the quality of the faculty, the student-teacher ratio, the overall perception of the university, placements, etc.

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: NIRF Rankings 2022

National Institutional Ranking Framework is a method that is adopted by the Indian government to rank top Education institutions in India based on various parameters. It is under the Ministry of Education. Every year NIRF publishes ranking lists of top Institutions in India for different domains. NIRF is the most trustworthy and popular Ranking agency in India. 

NIRF ranks the institutions based on 5 major parameters which carry different weightage to get a ranking. The following chart shows the weightage allotted to the 5 different parameters considered by NIRF for the ranking of top colleges in India.

NIRF Ranking Parameters Weightage

Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research and Medical College-Kolkata are the only colleges ranked by NIRF rankings 2022 amongst the list of top 50 medical colleges in India.

NIRF Ranking 2022 College Name NIRF Score
21 Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research 57.02
43 Medical College 49.73

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: India Today Rankings 2022

India Today is one of the leading and well-reputed English news magazines in India which is published by Living Media India Limited every week. The Marketing & Development Research Associates (MDRA), a marketing and research firm from Delhi and India Today, conducts a college ranking survey. It ranked Indian colleges in fields like Science, Arts, Commerce, Management, Engineering, etc.

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India Today Ranking Parameters and Weightage

India Today has released a list of top medical colleges in India. The list includes 53 top private and government medical colleges in India. Only 1 college from Kolkata managed to secure a position in the list of top medical colleges in India released by India Today. Medical College and Hospital Kolkata is the best medical college in West Bengal and is ranked 22 among the top medical colleges in India.

India Today Ranking 2022 College Name 
22 Medical College and Hospital Kolkata

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: The Week Rankings 2021

The Week collaborates with Hansa Research every year to release a list of top colleges in various streams across India. Engineering is one of the disciplines which was released this year.

The following chart shows these parameters and their Weightage:

Engineering Colleges in West Bengal The Week Ranking

Medical College has been ranked at 16th position as per the latest The Week 2021 rankings.

The Week 2021 Ranking  College/ University Name 
16 Medical College Kolkata

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata NAAC Accreditation

The top NAAC Accreditated medical colleges in Kolkata are as follows:

College Name NAAC Accreditation
R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital A+
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Kolkata  A+
Calcutta University A
Brainware University Kolkata  A

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal

The top Medical colleges in West Bengal are well known for their academic excellence and high ROI (Return on Investment). The following table enlists the Top 10 Medical colleges in West Bengal along with their average annual fees structure:

College/ University Name  Average Annual Fees 
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research - [IPGMER], Kolkata INR 15,000
R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital - [RGKMCH], Kolkata INR 12,000
IIT Kharagpur - Indian Institute of Technology - [IITKGP], Kharagpur INR 27,500
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences - [NUJS], Kolkata -
Nilratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital - [NRS], Kolkata INR 47,100
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology - [MAKAUT], Kolkata INR 90,000
Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology - [GNIPST], Kolkata INR 2,40,250
Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering - [BUIE], Bankura INR 77,700
Haldia Institute of Management - [HIM], Midnapore INR 1,18,000
Supreme Knowledge Foundation Group of Institutions - [SKFGI], Hooghly INR 1,47,000

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: NEET Cutoff

NEET is the most common National level entrance exam in India for admission into Medical courses. The top Medical colleges in Kolkata offer admissions solely based on NEET or NEET PG scores. The application process for NEET 2023 is expected to be started in the 1st week of December 2022. The exam is scheduled for the 1st week of May 2023. Click on the links given below in the table to check the latest cut-off list of the top medical colleges in Kolkata.

College Name  Cutoff Details 
Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata Check Cutoff 
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata Check Cutoff 
Swami Vivekananda University - [SVU], Kolkata Check Cutoff 
R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  Check Cutoff 
KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  Check Cutoff 
Nilratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital - [NRS], Kolkata Check Cutoff 
Calcutta National Medical College - [CNMC], Kolkata Check Cutoff 
Jagannath Gupta Institute Of Medical Sciences And Hospital - [JIMSH], Kolkata Check Cutoff 
ESI Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Science And Research - [PGIMSR], Kolkata Check Cutoff 
The West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences - [NUJS] Check Cutoff 

Top 10 Government Medical Colleges in Kolkata

The top government medical colleges in Kolkata are well renowned for their high-quality education and research facilities. Apart from that, students prefer to pursue medical courses from the top government medical colleges in Kolkata because the fees are very less compared to private colleges. Some of the best medical government medical colleges are given below in the table chart:

College/ University Name  Average Annual Fees 
Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata INR 15,520
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research - [IPGMER], Kolkata INR 15,000
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences - [NUJS], Kolkata -
Nilratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital - [NRS], Kolkata INR 47,000
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology - [MAKAUT], Kolkata INR 90,000
Ananda Mohan College - [AMC], Kolkata INR 6,660
National Institute of Homeopathy - [NIH], Kolkata INR 35,450
Calcutta National Medical College - [CNMC], Kolkata INR 11,000
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education And Research - [NIPER], Kolkata INR 62,044
ESI Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research - [PGIMSR], Kolkata INR 1,00,000

Top Private Medical Colleges in Kolkata

There are around 30 recognized private medical colleges in Kolkata. The top private medical colleges in Kolkata include IMS Kolkata, RGKMCH Kolkata, and many others. Check out the table below which list some of the best private medical colleges in Kolkata along with their average fees:

College/ University Name  Average Annual Fees 
R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital - [RGKMCH], Kolkata INR 12,000
NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata INR 3,13,500
Institute of Management Study - [IMS], Kolkata INR 65,000
George Group of Colleges, Kolkata INR 88,300
Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology - [GNIPST], Kolkata INR 2,40,250
Sister Nivedita University - [SNU], Kolkata INR 1,19,000
The Neotia University - [TNU], Kolkata INR 1,00,000
Institute of Genetic Engineering -[IGE], Kolkata INR 1,00,000
Pailan College of Management and Technology - [PCMT], Kolkata INR 1,98,000
Dinabandhu Andrews Institute of Technology and Management - [DAITM], Kolkata INR 2,49,000

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata with Fees

Check out some of the best medical colleges in Kolkata along with their fees structure tabulated below:

College/ University Name  Average Annual Fees 
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research - [IPGMER], Kolkata INR 15,000
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences - [NUJS], Kolkata -
NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata INR 3,13,500
Nilratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital - [NRS], Kolkata INR 47,100
George Group of Colleges, Kolkata INR 88,300
Institute of Management Study - [IMS], Kolkata INR 65,000
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology - [MAKAUT], Kolkata INR 90,000
Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology - [GNIPST], Kolkata INR 2,40,250
Adamas University, Kolkata INR 80,000
The Neotia University - [TNU], Kolkata INR 1,00,000

Best BSc Nursing Colleges in Kolkata

The top Nursing colleges in Kolkata offer popular nursing courses such as MSc Nursing, BSc Nursing, etc. at the UG, PG, Diploma, or Certificate levels. GIMT Kolkata is one of the best private BSc Nursing colleges in Kolkata. The college has a seat intake of 60+ for the BSc Nursing course. Below is the list of best BSc Nursing colleges in Kolkata with seat availability.

College Name  BSc Nursing Seats
GIMT - Gandhi Institute of Management and Technology Salt Lake City, Kolkata 60+
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata -
Calcutta National Medical College Beniapukur, Kolkata 50+
R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  65+
KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  150+
Aliah University New Town 24 Parganas (South), Kolkata 60+
Santiniketan Medical College Bolpur Kolkata 150+
Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata 50+
School of Nursing, Ruby General Hospital College Kasba, Kolkata 30+
Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Kolkata 60+

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: Admission Process

There are around 52 Medical colleges in Kolkata which include 30 private and 22 best-government medical colleges in Kolkata. Most of the top-ranked and best medical colleges in Kolkata are affiliated with WBUHS Kolkata and MAKAUT Kolkata. 

The admission process of most medical colleges in Kolkata is similar to the top medical colleges in India. Most of the best Medical colleges in Kolkata admit students through NEET NEET-PG scores followed by a GD/ PI round. There are some medical colleges in Kolkata that offer direct admission based on 10+2/ graduation scores into various medical courses like PG Diploma in Medicine, Ph.D., BPT, etc.

Read About: How to prepare for NEET

Kolkata Medical College

Kolkata Medical College or popularly known as KMC Kolkata is one of the best Medical colleges in Kolkata. The Institute is ranked 32 by NIRF and 24 by India Today Ranking 2021 among the best medical colleges in India. 

  • The Medical College Kolkata was established in 1835 by the British East India Company.
  • Kolkata Medical College offers various medical courses such as MBBS, MD, BSc Nursing, etc. at UG, PG, or Research levels. 
  • The average course fee at Kolkata Medical College is around INR 15,520.
  • Admission to the college is offered through the scores of the National Level entrance exam called NEET and Personal Interview. 

The Infographic below depicts the number of seat intake of Kolkata Medical College in various courses offered by the Institute:

Kolkata Medical College Seat Intake

R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital is one of the top 10 government medical colleges in Kolkata. The college was established in 1916 and is affiliated with WBUHS Kolkata. R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital is also ranked among the best MBBS colleges in India.

  • R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital offer various courses like MBBS, MS, MD, M.Ch, and DM in various specializations and some Super specialty courses. 
  • Admission to R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital is offered through entrance based. Aspirants should qualify entrance exam and appear in college-level counseling for final procedures.
  • For some courses, students are also shortlisted based on the state-level entrance exam called WBJEE Medical exam.
  • The average annual fee for different courses offered by the college is around INR 15,250.

Check out the table below which shows the number of courses and seat availability at R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata:

Course Name  Seats Available 
B.Sc. 60
MBBS 250
MD 104
MS 55
M.Sc. 36
PG Diploma 4
DM 11
M.Ch. -
FPM 5

West Bengal University of Health Science (WBUHS)

West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS) was established on 1st January 2003. The University offers various UG, PG, Diploma, M.Phil, and post-doctoral courses with different specializations. WBUHS Paramedical Courses Admission 2022 Open; Apply Till June 30.

  • WBUHS Kolkata is a State University and is one of the best Medical colleges in Kolkata. See WBUHS Kolkata Admission 2022   
  • The University also offers various nursing, dental, Ayurveda, and pharmacy courses such as BDS, B.Sc (Nursing), etc.
  • Admission to WBUHS Kolkata is offered on merit and entrance is based on NEET scores followed by a Personal interview round.
  • The average annual fee for different medical courses at West Bengal University of Health Sciences is around INR 1.5 Lakhs.

The table below shows the number of medical courses and their seat intake at the West Bengal University of Health Sciences:

Course Name  Seats Available 
B.Sc. 850
MD 949
M.Sc. 167
MBBS 925
MS 449
MHA 126
B.Sc. (Post Basic) 150
BHMS 613
MDS 38
MBA/PGDM 40

Institute Of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research - [IPGMER], Kolkata

Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Kolkata, well renowned as IPGMER Kolkata was established in 1957. The Institute is affiliated with WBUHS Kolkata and approved by MCI. IPGMER is known for its flagship MBBS program.

  • IPGMER Kolkata offers various medical courses and Super specialty courses such as MCh, DM, MS, MBBS, etc. at UG, PG, Diploma, and Research levels. 
  • IPGMER Kolkata admits students based on NEET-UG/ NEET-SS/ NEET-PG or JENPAUH scores followed by a GD/ PI round.
  • The average annual fee for pursuing any course offered by IPGMER Kolkata can range around INR 7,500. 
  • There is no such placement cell at IPGMER Kolkata, students are offered internships in various Hospitals and clinics to gain experience and learn and explore hands-on exposure with senior expert doctors.

Tabulated below are famous courses offered by IPGMER Kolkata along with the number of seat intake:

Course Name  Seats Available 
UG Diploma 203
BPT -
MD 144
B.Sc. -
DM 60
MBBS 200
PG Diploma 14
MS 61
M.Ch. 38
M.Sc. -

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: Entrance Exam Wise

All the top medical colleges in Kolkata accept the score of NEET. Some colleges like R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital accept WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam) Medical scores. Listed below are some top medical colleges in Kolkata according to the entrance exam score that they accept-

Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata for WBJEE Medical

WBJEE or West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam is a state-government-controlled centralized test that is conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board every year for admission across various governments as well as private medical colleges in West Bengal.

Given below is a list of Top Medical Colleges accepting WBJEE Medical scores-

College Name  MBBS Seats
Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Kolkata  150
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata 200
KPC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  150
R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata  250
Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata 250
Techno India University, Kolkata 100
Calcutta National Medical College - [CNMC], Kolkata 250
ESI Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Science And Research - [PGIMSR], Kolkata 100
Nilratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital - [NRS], Kolkata 250
West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), Kolkata  925

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Top Medical Colleges in Kolkata: FAQs

Ques. How much does it cost to study nursing in Kolkata?

Ans. The fees for nursing courses in Kolkata vary depending on the colleges. The average costs for pursuing nursing courses in the top government medical colleges in Kolkata are less compared to private colleges in Kolkata and can range anywhere between INR 6000 - 80,000 per year.

Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for admission into the top MBBS colleges in Kolkata?

Ans. For admission into the top MBBS colleges in Kolkata, candidates must have to complete their 10+2 in the science stream with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks from a recognized board. Cal so aspirants must have to qualify Neet entrance exam and main face group discussion or personal interview round.

Ques. Which is the No 1 Medical College in West Bengal?

Ans. Kolkata Medical College Kolkata is considered one of the best medical colleges in West Bengal and it is the number one medical college in West Bengal. It is Government Medical College that offers various medical courses at UG, PG, Research, or diploma level

Ques. How many marks are required in NEET for MBBS in Kolkata Medical College?

Ans. The average marks in the mid-exam required for a candidate to get admission into the top medical colleges in Kolkashould be between 720 - 108 which varies depending upon the category of a candidate.

Ques. How many govt MBBS colleges are in West Bengal?

Ans. In West Bengal, there are around 67 government colleges that offer different medical courses h s MBBS, MCh, BDS, etc. Some of the best government medical colleges in West Bengal include Kolkata Medical College, IPGMER, IIT Kharagpur, and many others. 

Ques. What is the salary of an MBBS doctor in West Bengal?

Ans. The average salary of an MBBS doctor varies depending upon their specialization in every part of the country. However, the average salary of an MBBS doctor in West Bengal at the entry level can be anywhere between INR 5.7 - 12 LPA and can grow up to INR 40 Lakhs or even more experience and expertise.

Ques. Do MBBS students get a salary?

Ans. MBBS is one of the most lucrative career options, TS MBBS students get a salary then they become doctors apart from that during their MBBS program students need to complete at least six months of compulsory internship where they are paid an average stipend between INR 25,000 to 40,000 monthly.

Ques. Do MBBS students do surgery?

Ans. Yes, MBBS students do surgery. MBBS is a 5-years six months Bachelor's degree course. During the course curriculum, MBBS students have to practice surgery on various animals and dead humans.

Ques. Do the best medical colleges in Kolkata offer placement?

Ans. No, the best medical colleges in Kolkata do not offer direct placement whether they offer internship opportunities in their Institute hospitals average stipend is between INR 25,000 to 45,000 per month.

Ques. Which are the top Nursing colleges in Kolkata?

Ans. Some top Nursing colleges in Kolkata include the Academy of Allied Health Sciences, R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital, and Sister Nivedita University - [SNU] Kolkata.

Ques.  Which College is best for Medical studies in Kolkata?

Ans. According to India Today Rankings, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, and R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital are the best colleges in Kolkata for medical studies.

Ques. Which college is best for Medical studies in India?

Ans. As per rankings by some top-ranking agencies in India,  AIIMS( All India Institute for Medical Sciences) Delhi and CMC( Christian Medical College), Vellore,  are the best colleges in India to study medicine.

Ques. How many Medical Colleges are there in Kolkata?

Ans. There are a total of 9 top medical colleges in Kolkata out of which 8 are government and 1 is private.

Ques. How many Medical Colleges are there in India?

Ans. There are 1,567 top medical colleges in India with 996 private and 571 government medical colleges.

Ques. What is the total duration of an MBBS course?

Ans. The total duration of MBBS courses varies from college to college. But usually, an undergraduate degree in medicine lasts between 4 years 6 months, and 6 years for the entire course.

Ques. What are the top medical colleges in Kolkata recognized by?

Ans. The Medical Council of India (MCI) recognizes the top medical colleges and their qualifications.

Ques. Top medical colleges in Kolkata accept scores of which exam?

Ans. The top medical colleges in Kolkata accept NEET scores and WBJEE Medical scores for admission into the colleges.

Ques. How many colleges are under WBJEE medical?

Ans. As many as 110 medical colleges in West Bengal accept WBJEE Medical scores for admission.

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List of Top Medical Colleges in KolkataåÊBased on 2023 Ranking

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Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research - [IPGMER]
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research - [IPGMER] logo
8/10 (19 Reviews)

UG Diploma in Medical

15.00 K

Diploma in Paramedical

15.00 K


NIRFranking 21 out of 50 in 2022

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences - [NUJS]
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences - [NUJS] logo
8.4/10 (11 Reviews)

PG Diploma in Medical

No Fees Found



University of Calcutta
University of Calcutta logo

University of Calcutta

Kolkata, West Bengal | UGC Accredited

7.3/10 (2875 Reviews)

M.Phil/Ph.D in Medicine

No Fees Found



George Group of Colleges
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George Group of Colleges

Kolkata, West Bengal | AICTE Accredited

7.7/10 (14 Reviews)

B.Sc (Medicine)

No Fees Found

Certificate in Medical

No Fees Found