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As kids, many of us might have dreamed to become doctors or surgeons. Maybe you would have role-played as doctors in child’s play. But maybe the passion runs a lot deeper and you want to be a doctor to be able to help people and cure sickness (Hopefully you’re no scared to see a little bloodshed).

The healthcare or medical industry is one of the largest, evergreen and ever-growing industries in an economy like ours. Aspirants for any course in medical must have biology in their 11th and 12th standards or PUC. That means Physics, Chemistry and Biology are important.

NEET, JIPMER and AIIMS are the most important medical entrance exams one has to take in order to get into top medical colleges top medical colleges. These entrances play an important role for aspirants as they decide your chances of getting into courses like MBBS, BDS, Bachelor of Homeopathic medicine and surgery (BHMS), Bachelor of Unani medicine and surgery (BUMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) etc. But, there are other options for students to work in the healthcare industry by taking up paramedical courses like Nursing, Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Therapy (BASLP), Radio technology, Nuclear medicine, Lab technology, Optometry, Physical Therapy and several medical diploma courses available.

  • MBBS

Aspirants who want to do their MBBS must write NEET, the national entrance exam for getting admissions into medical colleges. It is one of the most popular and prestigious course and it is for 5 ½ years along with a 1-year long internship at the end. MBBS is the minimum qualification after which you can take up an MD in the specialty of your choice. NEET is the only entrance exam to get admissions into one of the 66,620 seats of MBBS in India. State entrance exams are no longer conducted so, it is important to apply and write NEET then submit the scored to Karnataka CET or any state CET board. It can also be submitted for COMED-K.

Some of the top medical colleges in India include AIIMS Delhi, JIPMER, Stanley Medical College, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, St. John’s Medical College, Christian Medical College, King George’s Medical College, University College of Medical Sciences Delhi, Kasturba Medical College, Institute of medical Sciences BHU, AFMC, Lady Hardinge Medical College for Women etc.

Here is a list of medical colleges of Karnataka for you to choose from. It also includes the top private medical colleges of Karnataka and the best government medical colleges. They are separated on the basis of government and private colleges so that you can make a choice.

S.l. No NAME OF COLLEGE TYPE
1 A J Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Mangalore Private
2 Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Bellur Private
3 Al-Ameen Medical College,Bijapur Private
4 Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore Government
5 Basaveswara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga Private
6 Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum Government
7 BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore Private
8 Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences,Bidar Government
9 Dr BR Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore Private
10 Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College, Bangalore Government
11 ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga Government
12 Father Mullers Institute of Medical Education and Research, Mangalore Private
13 Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences, Mallasamudra, Mulgund Road, Gadag Government
14 Government Medical College, Mysore Government
15 Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga Government
16 Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan Government
17 Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum Private
18 JJM Medical College, Davangere Private
19 JSS Medical College, Mysore Private
20 K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore Private
21 K V G Medical College, Sullia Private
22 Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli Private
23 Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Private
24 Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Private
25 Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore Government
26 Khaja Banda Nawaz Institute of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga Private
27 Koppal Institute of Medical Sciences, Koppal Government
28 M S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore Private
29 Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga Private
30 Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya Government
31 MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital, Bangalore Private
32 Navodaya Medical College, Raichur Private
33 Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur Government
34 Rajarajeswari Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore Private
35 S S Institute of Medical Sciences& Research Centre, Davangere Private
36 S. Nijalingappa Medical College & HSK Hospital & Research Centre, Bagalkot Private
37 Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore Private
38 SDM Medical College , Dharwad Private
39 Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga Government
40 Shri B M Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bijapur Private
41 Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Hospital, Tumkur Private
42 Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar Private
43 Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur Private
44 Srinivas Institute of Medical Research Centre, Srinivasnagar Private
45 St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore Private
46 Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka Private
47 The Oxford Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bangalore Private
48 Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary Government
49 Vydehi Institute Of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore Private
50 Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore Private

For NRI quota seats and Management quota seats one has to contact the desired medical college with the NEET scores. Eduprov education consultancy is always ready to help you choose the best medical college for you to attend.

  • BDS

Dental is also a popular course choice among biology students. Bachelor of Dental Surgery, aka BDS, is 5 years duration with one year compulsory internship. This course is also offered through NEET. As per the official notification, around 30,000 seats have been reserved for BDS aspirants for admission to dental colleges in India.

It includes the same process as medical colleges. For dental admissions, some of the top dental colleges in Bangalore are-

Dayanada sagar dental college and hospital

MS Ramaiah Dental College Bangalore

RV Dental College Bangalore

Vokkaligara Dental College

VS Dental College Bangalore etc.

Some other medical courses that require NEET marks and qualifications are –

  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery – BAMS
  • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery – BHMS
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery – BUMS
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy – B.Pth or BPT
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science – B.VSc
  • Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yoga – BNYS
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery – BSMS

There are a few more medical and paramedical courses that do not need NEET scores but help in getting a job in medical industry. They are well paying, fulfilling and very important.

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (Non-Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Science in Cardiac or Cardiovascular Technology
  • Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor in Psychology

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