Top Medical Colleges in Andhra Pradesh (AP)
Andhra Pradesh Medical Colleges: Without any doubt, one of the most educated and developed towns in India currently is Andhra Pradesh. According to its area, it is the seventh largest state in India, and if you are counting the population, it is the tenth largest. As an attraction to the state, it has various historical places and film industries.
Different educational research institutions in the state like to provide amazing educational facilities to the students and that too at a very low price. So, it is no wonder that some of the best medical colleges in the country are located in the state. More than a lakh students apply for the Medical Entrance Examination every year.
Let us look at the top 10 medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh. We hope that this will help the aspiring students who are willing to pursue MBBS. But before application, you must look at the criteria’s which you need to fulfill to get admitted to these medical colleges.
Criteria for Admission:
- The minimum age of admission must be 17 for courses like BDS and MBBS. There is no restriction on the maximum age of a candidate.
- The student who is willing to apply for admission must have passed subjects like Chemistry, Physics, English, Biology/Biotechnology individually. He also has to score a minimum of 50% marks in these subjects.
Here’s the list of top rated medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
1. Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati
One of the most esteemed colleges in Andhra Pradesh was established way back in 1960. The capacity of each batch is increasing as more students like to study here for their bright career. In the year 2000, the admission capacity was 150, which increased to 200 in 2013. Right now, the college offers postgraduate, degree, and diploma courses on most of the disciplines.
Address: Alipiri Road, Chitoor District, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 517507.
2. Guntur Medical College, Guntur
The Guntur Institute of Medical Sciences/Guntur Medical College is attached with the Government General Hospital in Guntur which consists of 1500 beds. Established way back in 1946, the college is known for offering graduate and undergraduate courses for the students willing to study medical science.
Address: Kanna Vari Thota, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, 522004.
3. Narayana Medical College, Nellore
Known for its professionalism, the college is very disciplined in its terms and sets some great global standards for many other colleges on the use of modern technology. The students studying here are often found ethically more strong than many other colleges. There are certain departments in which their hospital is a lot better than others like Neurology, Neuro Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, etc. Address: Chintareddy Palem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, 524003.
4. Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada
Established in 1988, the college was started by SSES (Sri Siddhartha Educational Society). There are departments for almost all subjects in the Siddhartha Medical College like pre-clinical, para-clinical, and clinical subjects. For every department, they have separate laboratories and an amazing library facility.
Address: NH 16 Service Road, Near Health University, Gunadala, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, 520008.
5. Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool
Sri Venkateswara University permanently affiliated the college in 1959. The postgraduate diploma and degree courses which the college provides are MD (Physiology), MS (Anatomy), MD (Pharmacology), MD (Biochemistry), MD (Pathology), MD (Microbiology), MD (Forensic Medicine), DCP, etc.
Address: Bhudawarapet, Kisan Ghat Road, Near Bharat Petroleum, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, 518002.
6. PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam
The college was established on 2002 and was inaugurated by the President and one of the legendary scientists in Indian history, Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam along with the chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. The NTR University of Health Sciences affiliated the college. There are separate hostel facilities for both boys and girls here. The college is majorly known for its postgraduate clinical courses.
Address: NH 219, Chittoor District, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, 517425.
7. Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam
Established in 1923, this college is also affiliated by the NTR University of Health Sciences. It is the 6th oldest medical college in India and certainly the oldest in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the rare colleges which are recognized by the Medical Council of India. Till now there have been 52 principals of the college. Right now, the position belongs to Dr. P. V. Sudhakar. There are a total of 34 departments for clinical, para-clinical, and basic sciences. One of the oldest medical libraries in the state has 32,000 books along with 107 journals.
Address: Maharanipeta, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
8. Maharaja Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram
The MIMS has become a great part of Vizianagaram as they had not seen such great medical facilities before that. They intend of covering the not so far Araku tribal belt. So, not only they are producing some of the best doctors, but they are also helping people with their treatment facilities in the rural parts of Andhra Pradesh.
Address: Nellimarla, Near MDO Office, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, 535217.
9. Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
The inauguration of the college was done by the then chief minister of Andhra Pradesh S. N. Sanjeeva Reddy on 17th of November 1958. The college was privately managed till 1976. It was taken over by the government of Andhra Pradesh in 1977. After that, they transformed it into one of the best medical colleges in the state in 1981. The different courses which are offered in the college are M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S., D.M. Neonatology, and M. Ch. The NTR University of Health Sciences affiliates the college.
Address: Pithampuram Road, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, 533001.
10. Katuri Medical College, Guntur
Established in 1997, the college is known all over the country for its amazing research, medical education, and patient care. Right now, they only offer the M.B.B.S. courses, but they are evolving quickly and will start new courses like M.D. pretty soon. They already started small courses in different aspects from 2005 like Laboratory Technician and Pharmacy technician course. The college is affiliated by the NTR University of Health Sciences and is linked closely with the International Medical and Technological University.
Address: Katuri Nagar, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, 5000019.