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Apart from being an agricultural state, Punjab is also an educational hub for North Indians. Punjab has one of the oldest medical colleges of India, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, established in 1894.

  • Government Medical College, Christian Medical College, Dayanand Medical College, and Hospital are some top medical colleges in Punjab among many others.
  • There are 10 medical colleges in Punjab, out of which 6 are private and 4 are public colleges. 
Number of Top Medical College In Punjab

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: Rankings

Various ranking agencies release the list of top medical colleges in Punjab on the basis of 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 gives ranking to both private medical colleges and government medical colleges across the country.

Top Medical Colleges in Punjab: NIRF Ranking

NIRF is the initialism for National Institutional Ranking Framework. It is the national ranking agency for colleges and universities in India and is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Listed below are the top medical colleges in Punjab in 2020 according to the NIRF survey-






Christian Medical College, Ludhiana




INR 6,60,000

Dayanand Medical College and hospital, Ludhiana




INR 4,40,000

As per the table above, there are only two medical colleges in Punjab which are placed in the list of NIRF survey. This does not mean that all other colleges which are not included in the list are not good colleges. Of course, they are good colleges but there are certain conditions and guidelines that a college must follow to be included in the rankings by the ranking agency.

  • Only two colleges, Christian Medical College and Dayanand college and hospital are included in the ranking by NIRF in 2020.
  • Other colleges that are there in Punjab are- Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Government Medical College, and some others.
  • Dayanand Medical College and hospital, Ludhiana has seen a drop of 2 positions in its ranking this year.

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 our investment that we made after the course is completed. Given below is the list of colleges and there on the basis of 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


Punjab Institute of Medical Science, Jalandhar

INR 2,20,000

INR 10,00,000


Dayanand Medical College and hospital, Ludhiana

INR 4,40,000

INR 10,00,000


Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

INR 6,60,000

INR 12,00,000


Government Medical College, Patiala

INR 4,40,000

INR 7,20,000


Adesh Institute of Medical Science and Research, Bhatinda

INR 12,00,000

INR 8,50,000


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

  • If we make a return on investment ranking into account the 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 are situated in Ludhiana.
  • Other colleges in the list are Government Medical College, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital which gives 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

The admission in medical colleges of Punjab is done on the basis of 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 Medical Colleges in Punjab: Admission Process

Candidates who are willing to take admission to the medical college of Punjab must take the NEET exam and for further details must visit the Department of Medical Education and Research, Baba Farid University, Government of Punjab, to get them registered for NEET Punjab State Counseling. 

Following the flow chart will give you a brief idea of the entire selection process for top medical colleges in Punjab.

  • Candidate Registration: Register to the official website.
  • Choice Filling and Locking (Round 1): You have to choose the courses and colleges of your preference and finally lock-in the preferences in the online portal.
  • Seat Allotment Result (Round 1): The seat allotment will be published online on the basis of available vacancies and candidate’s choices.
  • Reporting to college: Those who will be allotted a seat in the first round, will be required to either reject the allotted seat or report to the allotted college and complete the admission formalities.
  • New Registration (Round 2): For candidates who couldn’t register in the first round of counseling.
  • Fresh Choice Filling and Locking (Round 2): Similar to round 1 mentioned above.
  • Seat Allotment Result (Round 2): Similar to round 1 mentioned above.
  • Reporting to college (Round 2): Here it is to be noted that, those who will be allotted a seat in the second round of counseling (15% AQI Quota) will not be permitted to vacate their seats as per the orders made by the Supreme court of India.

Government Medical College, Amritsar

Government Medical College Amritsar was established in the year 1864, at that time It was the only medical college present in Northern India. 

  • The Amritsar Medical college is famous for imparting very good healthcare and medical education service for so many years. 
  • It is affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Christian Medical College

Christian Medical College Ludhiana was the 1st medical college for women in Asia. The college was founded by Dame Edith Mary Brown in 1894. 

  • It is one of the best MBBS colleges in Punjab. 
  • The CMC Ludhiana is run by the minority Christian community. 
  • It is affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

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 bed and a daily 500 outpatient 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. 

  • The GGS Medical College Faridkot was founded in the year 1973 to provide Quality Education and Good atmosphere. 
  • It is affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

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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 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 in Government College in Punjab?

Ans.  There are a total of 1225 seats in Punjab, 15% is reserved for All India Quota. Therefore remaining 1042 seats approximately. By rounding up and by considering the fact that 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 2019?

Ans. I think this time as the paper of NEET 2019 was easier than 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 as a safe score and for colleges in Delhi the cut off is set to rise to more than 650. Also, the marks this year of the topper will be more than 700, for sure.

Ques. Which College has best infrastructure?

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


8.5 /10

Faculty :

The knowledge level of every faculty member in our college is just incomparable to any other colleges I have known. Every department has a lead known as the Head of the department. He or she is responsible for all the academic and non- academic activities of the college. Every staff is well versed in their field with high graduation. Their ways of teaching is one which is really inspiring to the students.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

The fee in the University is found to be very feasible. It is easy and possible for all students to pay it without any difficulty. Every student has to pay the fees in a year to year basis. Each year has two semester?s for about six months of each. The yearly payment of fees includes the fees for both the semesters. It is also very affordable to all students of every stage.

Placement Experience :

The placement department of the University undertakes the many steps to achieve the desired results for the students. It conducts Placement Test well before the placement arrives in each and every department (Final Year Students). In-plant training or internships for students are provided in industries during summer and winter vacation.

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