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The top medical colleges in West Bengal are known for their academic excellence. Some of them are built-in 18th century, serving the nation for more than a century and producing some of the finest Doctors in the world. 

  • The top medical colleges in West Bengal offer postgraduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate diploma courses.
  • There are a total of 75 medical colleges out of which 56 are public and 19 are private.
  • The selection in these colleges is mainly based on the NEET score for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Some of the top medical colleges in West Bengal are Kolkata Medical College, R G Kar Medical College, Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Institutes of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research.
  • According to the data published by many ranking agencies, Kolkata Medical College is the topmost medical college in West Bengal.

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: Ranking

Various ranking agencies release the list of top medical colleges in West Bengal 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.

Ranking agencies like NIRF, Indiatoday, SuccessCDs, The Week and Outlook also release rankings in different categories including state-wise and city-wise. These include rankings like Top Medical Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Top Medical Colleges in Uttar Pradesh, etc. Given below are some of these ranking lists released for West Bengal colleges.

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: NIRF Ranking

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a body under MDRD, provides a ranking of the institute based on Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research, and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Perception, Outreach, and Inclusivity.

Here is a pie chart showing the percentage of each weightage of each parameter in the ranking:

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Unfortunately, there is no medical college of West Bengal in the list of NIRF’s medical colleges in India.

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: The Week Ranking

The Week and Hansa Research conduct surveys each year to rank the top colleges of India since 2008. The ranking is based on the combination of both Perceptual score and Factual score. The perceptual score is given mainly according to the number of nominations a college received and the rank given.

The factual score is calculated by some parameters. The following chart shows these parameters and their Weightage.

The Week Ranking Parameters and Weightage

The following table shows top Medical Colleges In West Bengal according to The Week ranking all over India :

College Name

The Week Ranking 2019

The Week Ranking 2018


Average Annual Fees

Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata




INR 15,520

Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata




INR 8,100

  • According to The week, Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata is the topmost college of West Bengal
  • The ranking for both the colleges listed above has improved in 2019.
  • The Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata jumped 3 steps above in 2019 and got 15th rank all over India
  • The Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata also jumped 4 steps above in 2019 and got 17th place.

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: Outlook Ranking

The outlook ranking survey is conducted by the Indian Centre for Academic Rankings and Excellence (ICARE) which is a government recognized rating agency. 

The following pie chart shows the different parameters through which the outlook ranks a medical college and their weight:

The Outlook Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Here are the top colleges in West Bengal by the outlook:

College Name


Ranking 2018

Ranking 2019

Average Annual Fees

Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata


Not Participated


INR 15,520

Here is a table which shows the scores of these institutes, in each parameter:

College Name

Institute Profile & Selection Process 



Personality develops. &

exposure (200)

Infrastructure & facilities (175)

Placements &

Graduating Outcome (175)




Kolkata Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata







  • Only Kolkata Medical College and Hospital participated in the outlook ranking 2019 from West Bengal.
  • It is the 19th  in the list of the top medical colleges in India with a score of 686.

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: India Today Ranking

India today also ranks medical colleges in Association with the Marketing & Development Research Associates (MDRA) which is a Delhi based research and marketing agency. 2019 is its 23rd ranking edition which is conducted between November of 2018 and April of 2019. It ranked colleges in 14 different fields which are science, arts, commerce, dental, medical, engineering, law, architecture, mass communication, BCA, BBA, hotel management, fashion, and social work.

It ranks colleges on the basis of following parameters:

  • Intake Quality & Governance
  • Academic Excellence
  • Infrastructure & Living Experience
  • Personality & Leadership Development
  • Career Progression & Placement

Apart from these parameters, MDRA had also done a Perceptual Survey involving 555 students of final year,560 faculty members, 291 recruiters and professionals, 381 career accelerators in 24 cities.

Physical verification of the data provided by the institute is done by some of the best MDRA researchers. In case any wrong data is found, college is asked for the correction.

Here is the table showing top medical colleges in West Bengal:

College Name

Ranking 2018

Ranking 2019



Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata




INR 24,000

R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital




INR 12,000

  • Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata is the top medical college in West Bengal, it also improved its ranking jumping 1 step ahead in 2019 as compared to previous year ranking.
  • The R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, slipped 3 places as compared to previous year ranking but safely secured its position in the top 25 medical colleges in India.

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: Admission Process

There are a total of 56 public and 19 private medical colleges in West Bengal accepting scores of NEET and NEET PG.

Number of Top Medical Colleges In West Bengal

Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata

It was founded in 1835 by the British Government with the purpose to train the youth in the field of medical irrespective of creed and caste. The college has one of the oldest and biggest libraries in the Bengal with the total number of books is around 22,000, every day more than 800 books are issued by the library. In the year 2018, the total number of the National and International Journals subscribed are 19 and 18 respectively. 

  • The institute offers PG courses in many fields like general surgery, anatomy, biochemistry, psychiatry, radiodiagnosis, etc.
  • The institute also offers 6 kinds of PG diploma in  Anesthesia (DA), Gynae OBS (DGO), Otolaryngology (DLO), Ophthalmology (DO), Orthopedics (D-Ortho) and Tuberculosis & Chest Disease (DTCD)
  • Some of the Super-specialty courses offered are DM Cardiology, DM Endocrinology, DM Neurology.
  • The college accepts students through NEET and NEET PG exams.
  • The total MBBS seats in the college are 250.
  • The Kolkata Medical College charges a very less amount for living on campus
  • The cutoff ranking for the general category is increasing over the year.
  • These are some of the main programs offered by the institute with the highest cutoff.
  • Among these courses, cutoff for MD General Medicine and Paediatrics is highest.

Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata

Originally built in 1707, it was named as Presidency Hospital, the first hospital of Calcutta. In 1957 the institute gets its original name, it is the Post Graduate Medical College in the  Eastern part of India. The institute offers postgraduate, undergraduate, and post-doctoral courses, paramedical courses, nursing courses, and specialist medical diplomas and degrees.

  • The institute of postgraduate medical education and research is a government medical college.
  • There is a total of 150 MBBS seats in the college.
  • Some of the postgraduate courses offered by the institute are MD General Medicine, Radiodiagnosis, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Pathology, MS General Surgery, etc. 

RG Kar Medical College and Hospital

The institute has been founded by a famous Nationalist doctor R.G. Kar. During British rule, the native doctors of India were discriminated against and humiliated by the British doctors. When Dr. R.G. Kar returned to India from the UK, he decided to open a non-official medical institute with 8 other doctors motivated by the same nationalist movement. In 1887 “Calcutta Medical School” was founded later in 1948 its name was changed to “R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital

The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and postgraduate diploma medical courses. The college accepts students through NEET and NEET-PG exams.

  • The cutoff rank of MS orthopedics is highest.
  • The cutoff rank of MD general medicine and MS general surgery is also high.

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: Entrance Exam Wise

The admissions in the medical colleges of West Bengal are mainly done through NEET and NEET-PG exam. Some colleges also accept students through JENPAUH and  WBPGNAT for the Bachelors’s and Master’s degree programs in Nursing.

The institute accepts students through different exams for a different course. The following table shows the exam name and corresponding course:        

Exam Name




MBBS program

IGPMER, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata Medical College, 


BPT and B.Sc.(Nursing)

University of Calcutta, Rammohan College, Bankura Christian College


M.Sc (Nursing)

Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal University of Health Science


MD and MS programs

KPC Medical College and Hospital, Bankura Medical College, North Bengal Medical College, Calcutta National Medical College


Super-specialty courses 


Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal Accepting NEET UG Exam

NEET-UG is a national level exam for the entrance in Medical and Dental institutes. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which comes under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), India Government. Every year more than 15 lakh candidates register for the exam and the number of students is increasing every year.

  • It is conducted once a year in an offline mode having 3 sections Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • The total number of questions is 180 which needs to be done in 3 hours.
  • The exam also has a negative marking scheme, with +4 marks awarded for every correct answer and -1 mark penalty for every wrong answer. The total score for the exam is 720.

The following table shows the minimum percentage required in class 12th to be eligible for NEET-UG exam category wise:


Minimum Percentage



General PwD 






The following are some of the top medical colleges in West Bengal accepting NEET-UG scores:

  • Kolkata Medical College and Hospital
  • Institute Of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata
  • R.G. Kar Medical College

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal for Nursing

The top medical colleges in West Bengal accept students for Nursing courses like BPT, Nursing, BASLP, B. Sc and M.Sc nursing by the scores of WBJEE JENPAUH. It is conducted every year by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB).

  • Candidates need to pay the application fees of INR 500 which is non-refundable.
  • The mode of payment is online through net banking or credit/debit card.
  • The question paper contains a total of 100 MCQ type questions that need to be solved in 2 hours.
  • Candidate needs to give two exams one is of biology and the other one is physics and chemistry.
  • There is negative marking in the exam, a candidate will gain +2 marks for each correct answer and lose -½ marks on each wrong answer. 

Some of the top medical college in West Bengal for Nursing are:

  • R G Kar Medical Colleg & Hospital, Kolkata
  • Bankura Sammilani Medical College & Hospital, Bankura
  • Institutes of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal NEET Cut Off

NEET cutoff 2019 West Bengal represents the minimum marks one has to secure a seat at a government medical college in West Bengal. Given the cutoff is based on so many different variables, it can vary from one year to another.






Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura





Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan





Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata





Medical College, Kolkota





RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata





Institute of PG Medical Education and Research, Kolkota





Also Check, Top Medical Colleges in India

Top Medical Colleges in West Bengal: FAQs

Ques. What are the top five medical colleges in West Bengal?

Ans. The top five medical colleges in West Bengal are  Kolkata Medical College, R G Kar Medical College, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Institutes of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, and Nilratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata.

Ques. How many seats are there for an MBBS in West Bengal government medical colleges from the NEET?

Ans. Total MBBS seats in West Bengal in 2018

  • Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura (Govt.150)
  • Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan(Govt.150)
  • Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata(Govt.150 + 50= 200)
  • College of Medicine and JNM Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia(Govt.100)
  • College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata(Govt. 100)
  • Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College, Joka, Kolkata(Govt.100)
  • Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata (Govt.150)
  • IQ-City Medical College, Burdwan(Pvt.150)
  • KPC Medical College, Jadavpur, Kolkata(Pvt.150)
  • Malda Medical College & Hospital, Malda (Govt.100)
  • Medical College, Kolkata (Govt.250)
  • Midnapore Medical College, Midnapore(Govt.100 =100) 50 seats not permitted for 2018-2019
  • Murshidabad Medical College & Hospitals, Murshidabad(Govt.100)
  • Nilratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata(Govt.250)
  • North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling(Govt.100)50 seats not permitted for 2018-2019
  • RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata(Govt.200)
  • ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Haldia, Purba Midnapore (pvt,0 )
  • Jagannath Gupta Institute of Medical Sciences, Budge Budge Kolkata (pvt, 150)

Ques. How many SC quota seats are there in medical colleges in West Bengal?

Ans. There are about 365 seats for SCs in government medical colleges across West Bengal and around 127 in Kolkata.

Ques. What is the condition of hostels in new government medical colleges of West Bengal?

Ans. The hostel conditions in medical colleges of West Bengal are really pathetic to be honest. The campus is extremely dirty and really impossible for Students to live. 

Ques. What does Free Exit for NEET counseling round one mean?

Ans. The Free exit in NEET Counselling 2019 means that if a candidate is allotted a seat in the round 1 of NEET 2019 counseling but do not report/join the allotted college then s/he will not be penalized and will be eligible to participate in the next round of counseling.


7.6 /10

Placement Experience :

Placements are fair enough for cse/it and ece . If you are taking EE, ME and CI then you have to think about your self study because core companies are very less . And if some core company will come in that case they'll get very low packages. One benefits is that , there are lot of sales and marketing companies are coming in this college and they are offering quite good package around 7-10 lacs .

Campus Life :

Okay so every student wants a huge campus, playground, smart classrooms. Yeah you'll get a good campus here . A small playground,but most of the guys opt playing in the nearby parks . Classrooms are well equipped with projector, AC, duct. Every year a cultural fest and sports fest is organised by College committee, so someone can participate in that .

Loan/ Scholarship Provisions :

Fees are too high in this college. If you are opting engineering then you have to pay something around 650000 college fees for four years. It doesn't include examination fees which is 2k per semester. As far I know no scholarship will be provided by college

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9.4 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

I choose this professional course as I want to be a doctor as doctor save life of other Faculty: students ratio is 20:200 per department most Faculty are more than 15 years experience Most of them are PhD In every 1 month gap all departments takes exam which gives students boost for preparing exam

Campus Life :

Every year annual fest is done on the September month All types of book are available for ur respective departments in the library Cricket football and many games are played Social club for students run by students is student welfare committee

Placement Experience :

After doing mbbs course we get government job in hospital and package given is approximately 45 thousand. Lastly it is sure that we get job

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4.3 /10

Placement Experience :

The placement department is hopeless for the management department they try to invite some companies but according to my seniors mostly poor roles are provided and students tends to pursue their masters after the completion. Companies like TCS, Byjus, Paytm, Deloitte, wipro visits campus for placement and the average pay is around 3lpa. The alumni network is still growing not much to brag about. I think the placement team should start working hard and take the placement season seriously for the students.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum according to me can be improved with some corporate visits and guest lecturer beside that few teachers are really good and have mastered the art of teaching but sometimes it's a mixed bag, I feel like the management building needs a dedicated library and more practical approach while teaching, the course Structure is fair but lack any sort of specialization it'd be great if the university add specialization at the undergraduate level like in finance, marketing and HR to name a few.

College Events :

The campus life is a mixed bag of feelings we don't have acres of land, we've a building and talking about the extracurricular activities they're very few to be very honest and lack opportunities. We've some sports team and some other creative teams but the engagement there is very low. The fests are not that great either like I'm in second year and due to covid-19 I've never experienced any fest so far all I heard from my seniors is that the fests are pretty sad and not to expect much.

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