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Top Medical Colleges in Punjab Based on 2023 Ranking

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| Updated On - Dec 31, 2022

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab include the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Christian Medical College, Dayanand Medical College, etc. Punjab hosts more than 75 medical colleges including 57 private and 18 government medical colleges in Punjab. Top medical colleges in Punjab offer several Medical courses with various specializations at UG, PG, and research levels. 

  • PGIMER Chandigarh, Dayanand Medical College, and Christian Medical College with a rank of 2, 36 & 40 respectively among the best medical colleges in India
  • Punjab has one of the oldest medical colleges in India, Christian Medical College Ludhiana, which was established in 1894.
  • Admission to most of the medical colleges in Punjab is offered through medical entrance exams such as NEET and NEET PG. Some universities also conduct their entrance exams such as LPUNEST and PGIMER for admission.   
  • The average cost of pursuing courses in top medical colleges in Punjab ranges between INR 70,000 to 22,00,000 depending upon the course and college.
  • Some of the well-renowned and best BSc Nursing colleges in Punjab are CT University, GMCH Chandigarh, Chandigarh University, PGIMER Chandigarh, etc.

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Top Medical Colleges in Punjab Rank Wise

Various ranking agencies release the list of the best medical colleges in Punjab based on different parameters every year. These rankings are based on parameters like Perception of the University, Teacher-Student Ratio, Placement Reports, Faculty Quality, and many more. Many ranking agencies release separate ranking lists for Private Medical Colleges and Government Medical Colleges.

There are many ranking agencies like NIRF, Economic Times, Business Today, The Week, Times B School, QS Rankings, Jagran Josh, etc, which give ranking to both private medical colleges and government medical colleges across the country.

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: NIRF Ranking 2022

National Institutional Ranking Framework also known as NIRF is a methodology adopted by the Indian government to rank top Education institutions in India. NIRF ranks an Institute based on 5 different parameters. It is under the Ministry of Education. Every year NIRF publishes ranking lists of top Institutions in India for 8 different domains. NIRF is the most trustworthy and popular Ranking agency in India. 

  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the top Medical college in Punjab and has secured 2nd rank among the top Medical colleges in India.
  • Christian Medical College and Dayanand Medical college have also been included in the ranking by NIRF rankings 2022.
NIRF Ranking 2022 College Name NIRF Score
2 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research 79.00
36 Christian Medical College, Ludhiana 51.89
40 Dayanand Medical College 50.32

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

NIRF Ranking Parameters Weightage

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: Outlook Rankings 2022

Outlook or Outlook ICARE Ranking is one of India’s most trusted private Ranking agencies. Each year it publishes a list for ranking top institutions of different domains. Outlook ranks an Institute based on various parameters such as placement records, Education quality, etc.

The weightage of various parameters based on which Outlook ranks a college is tabulated below:

The Outlook Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Outlook has released different lists for private and government Medical colleges in India. There are 36 colleges ranked by the latest Outlook Icare 2022 Ranking, including 23 private and 13 government Medical colleges in India. Tabulated below are the top Medical colleges in Punjab ranked by the Outlook Icare 2022:

Outlook Ranking 2022 College Name  Outlook Score
10 Government Medical College and Hospital - GMCH Chandigarh  596.67
12 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital - DMCH Ludhiana  571.78

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: India Today Rankings 2022

India Today is one of the leading and well-reputed English news magazines in India 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.

The weightage of various parameters based on which India Today ranks a college is tabulated below:

India Today Ranking Parameters and Weightage

India Today has released a list of top medical colleges in India. The list includes 53 leading private and government medical colleges in India. Government Medical College and Hospital - GMCH Chandigarh is the best medical college in Punjab as per the India Today Ranking 2022. It is placed in 15th position in the list of top medical colleges in India. Below is the list of top medical colleges in Punjab ranked by India Today 2022.

India Today Ranking 2022 College Name 
15 Government Medical College and Hospital - GMCH Chandigarh 
28 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital - DMCH Ludhiana 
29 Christian Medical College Ludhiana
49 Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Amritsar

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: ROI (Return on Investment)

The ROI is the most important thing that one must see or look into during the selection of college. The ROI rank tells you how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a particular college. It is the comparison of the return you get (placement) on your investment (fees). 

ROI is very important as we invest handsomely of the amount during the whole period of studying in college and along with that we too spend precious half a decade of our lives in studying in college. So it is very much important to choose the college which will give us a return on the investment that we made after the course is completed. Given below is the list of colleges and there based on Return on Investment they give after the course is completed.

College Name

Average Annual Fees

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank*

Guru Govind Singh Medical College, Faridkot

INR 80,000

INR 9,50,000

1

Punjab Institute of Medical Science, Jalandhar

INR 2,20,000

INR 10,00,000

2

Dayanand Medical College and hospital, Ludhiana

INR 4,40,000

INR 10,00,000

3

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

INR 6,60,000

INR 12,00,000

4

Government Medical College, Patiala

INR 4,40,000

INR 7,20,000

5

Adesh Institute of Medical Science and Research, Bhatinda

INR 12,00,000

INR 8,50,000

6

*ROI= (Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)*100%

  • If we take a return on investment ranking into account Guru Govind Singh College is the best college.
  • Other top colleges that are on the top in the return on investment rank are, Christian Medical College and Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, both situated in Ludhiana.
  • Other colleges on the list are Government Medical College, Dayanand Medical College, and Hospital which give a handsome salary after the course is completed.
  • Return on Investment depends on several conditions like your course, the company or the hospital which you are working with, what all recruiters come to the college for recruitment and some other conditions as well.

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: Entrance Exam Wise

Admission to medical colleges in Punjab is done based on a national-level entrance examination known as NEET. It is conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency). NEET-UG is conducted for admission to the MBBS program and NEET PG for admission in MD/MS programs.

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab Accepting NEET Score

  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  • Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Aadesh Institute of Medical Science and Research
  • Gian Sagar Medical College, Patiala
  • Baba University of Health Science, Faridkot
  • Guru Gobind Singh Medical College

Top 10 Private Medical Colleges in Punjab 

Tabulated below is the list of top 10 private medical colleges in Punjab along with their fees structure:

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: Admission Process

There are a total of 79 recognized Medical colleges in Punjab out of which 57 are private while 18 are government medical colleges. Around 39 of the total are approved by UGC and 13 by MCI (Medical Council of India).

Almost all the best medical colleges in Punjab follow the same procedure for admission and offer admission based on the counseling process of the NEET exam. However, some popular universities like LPU Ludhiana and PGIMER Chandigarh conduct their entrance exam called LPUNEST, and PGIMER while few offer direct admission.

Mentioned below are the details of some of the best medical colleges in Punjab.

Government Medical College, Amritsar

Government Medical College or GMC Amritsar was established in 1864 and is one of the oldest medical colleges in India. It is approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. GMC Amritsar is famous for imparting very good healthcare and medical education service for so many years. 

  • GMC Amritsar is ranked 29 by NIRF among the top medical colleges in India. 
  • Government Medical College, Amritsar offers several medical courses such as MBBS, Doctorate of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), and many others at UG, PG, and Research levels. 
  • Admission into GMC Amritsar is solely done through the counseling process of the NEET exam and may be followed by a personal interview round.
  • The average fees for pursuing courses at GMC Amritsar range between INR 1.25 - 6.75 LPA depending upon the type of course.

Christian Medical College

Christian Medical College [CMC], Ludhiana is a private medical college, established in 1984. It is affiliated with BFUHS, Faridkot, and approved by MCI. The college offers several medical courses at UG, PG, and research levels with several specializations. Christian Medical College is one of the best MBBS colleges in Punjab

  • Christian Medical College Ludhiana was the 1st medical college for women in Asia and it was founded by Dame Edith Mary Brown in 1984.
  • The CMC Ludhiana is run by a minority Christian community. 
  • The average cost of opting for any medical course can be between INR 94,660 to 6.6 Lakhs per year depending on the courses.

Chintpurani Medical College

Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital Pathankot were established in the year 2011. It is one of the private medical colleges in Punjab. 

  • The Chintpurni Medical College has an attached hospital with 320 beds and a daily 500 outpatients come for treatment. 
  • It is affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Guru Govind Singh Medical College

Guru Gobind Singh Medical College Faridkot is one of the most popular Govt. Medical colleges in Faridkot, Punjab. Established in 1973, it is approved by MCI (Medical Council of India) and affiliated with BFUHS, Faridkot. Students need to qualify for NEET and NEET PG for admission to the courses offered by GGSMCH.

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Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: FAQs

Ques. What is the preference of Punjab medical colleges for MBBS counseling?

Ans. Following priorities according to toppers choices.

Punjab Govt. Medical Colleges

  • GMC Patiala
  • GMC Amritsar
  • Guru Gobind Singh Medical College & Hospital, Faridkot

Overall Medical College ranking(including Pvt)

  • CMC,Ludhiana(Pvt rank-4)
  • Dayanand Medical College and hospital, Ludhiana (Pvt rank-10)
  • GMC Patiala
  • GMC Amritsar
  • Guru Gobind Singh Medical College & Hospital, Faridkot

Ques. What are the top private medical colleges in India?

Ans. So here is the list of the top 7 private medical colleges in Punjab ( as found online)

  • Christian Medical College, Patiala
  • SGRD Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Amritsar
  • Dayanand Medical College
  • Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research
  • Luxmi Bai Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital
  • Adesh Institute of Medical Science and Research

Ques. What are the NEET marks to get admission to Government College in Punjab?

Ans.  There are a total of 1225 seats in Punjab, 15% is reserved for the All India Quota. Therefore remaining 1042 seats approximately. By rounding up and by because students who got 570 and above would go for All India seats (there are 211 such students in Punjab according to official data); your state rank had to be 1250. This state rank corresponds to 431.

Ques. How many marks are required to get a government medical college in the NEET in 2021?

Ans. I think this time as the paper of NEET 2021 was easier than in the last few years, the cut-off will be set to increase by 20–25 marks than last year. Following the last year’s trends, something around 560 will be considered a safe score and for colleges in Delhi, the cut-off is set to rise to more than 650. Also, the marks this year for the topper will be more than 700, for sure.

Ques. Which College has the best infrastructure?

Ans. Government Medical College, Amritsar has the best infrastructure. 

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Top Medical Colleges in Punjab Based on 2023 Ranking

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PopularityRatingHighest FeesLowest Fees

Government Medical College / Rajindra Hospital-[GMCP]
Government Medical College / Rajindra Hospital-[GMCP] logo

Government Medical College / Rajindra Hospital-[GMCP]

Patiala, Punjab | UGC, MCI Accredited

7.7/10 (10 Reviews)

MD

1.00 Lakhs

MS

1.10 Lakhs



Baba Farid University of Health Sciences - [BFUHS]
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences - [BFUHS] logo

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences - [BFUHS]

Faridkot, Punjab | DCI, UGC, MCI, CCH, CCIM Accredited

7.8/10 (146 Reviews)

M.Sc (Medicine)

40.00 K

B.Sc (Medicine)

30.00 K



Panjab University - [PU]
Panjab University - [PU] logo

Panjab University - [PU]

Chandigarh, Chandigarh | AICTE Accredited

7.7/10 (1104 Reviews)

M.Sc (Medicine)

1.34 Lakhs



Chandigarh University - [CU]
Chandigarh University - [CU] logo

Chandigarh University - [CU]

Chandigarh, Chandigarh | NCTE, UGC, COA, PCI, BCI Accredited

8.9/10 (1135 Reviews)

B.Sc (Medicine)

1.00 Lakhs

M.Sc (Medicine)

85.00 K



Chitkara University - [CU]
Chitkara University - [CU] logo

Chitkara University - [CU]

Patiala, Punjab | NCTE, UGC, COA, PCI, INC Accredited

7.9/10 (268 Reviews)

B.Sc (Medicine)

3.16 Lakhs

Master of Physiotherapy(MPT)

92.00 K



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