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MBBS Seats in Indian Government & Private Colleges: MBBS Admissions for the year 2021-2022

MBBS Seats in Indian Government & Private Colleges: MBBS Admissions for the year 2021-2022

In India, there is a huge craze for pursuing medical education and become an MBBS doctor because of which the ratio of medical aspirants appearing for NEET entrance exam is increasing every year.

Although the biggest drawback in India, is that the total number of seats for both MBBS and BDS are limited and not everyone manages to secure admission in Indian medical universities because of the huge competition that is going on between the aspirants in order get into different medical courses in India.

The admissions for medical courses in India include all government, semi-government, private and deemed medical colleges and central universities and in this article, we will provide information about the total number of MBBS seats in India.

MBBS Admissions in India

  • There is a cut-throat competition among medical aspirants in order to get admissions in Indian medical colleges for MBBS as the medical seats are limited.
  • Every year, for all India MBBS admissions, the NTA conducts the NEET entrance exam which is the most competitive exam in any profession and all the aspiring candidates who wants to pursue MBBS or BDS courses will have to appear for it, in order to get admissions in Indian medical colleges be it government or private.
  • In India, admissions in all the esteemed medical colleges is done only on the basis of NEET scores including the AIIMS and JIPMER and there are no other medical entrance examination for MBBS admissions in India.

The total number of MBBS seats in India are mentioned below:

  • In Government medical colleges, the total number of MBBS seats including AIIMS, Central Universities, ESIC college = 44555
  • In Private & Deemed medical colleges the total Number of MBBS seats are = 43815
  • In Deemed Universities the total number of MBBS seats are = 8050

In India, the total Undergraduate MBBS seats are divided into two categories:

  • =15% for all India quota
  • 85% for respective state counselling quota

Upon the successful completion of the eligibility criteria, these 85% of respective state counselling quota is allocated to the domicile candidates of a particular state. Besides this, in the process of allotment only those medical aspirants will be considered who are qualifying in NEET cut-off percentage.

Out of total MBBS seats, 15% of seats are reserved for all India quota and are filled on the basis of NEET counselling in India which include government medical and dental colleges.

Cut off Percentage for MBBS

The cut off percentage for MBBS for different categories are mentioned below through which you will get a hint for this year’s NEET cut off score:

Category NEET Cut-off marks NEET 2021 – Cut-off
General 720-138 50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC 137-108 40th percentile
General-PwD 137-122 45th percentile
SC/ST/OBC-PwD 121-108 40th percentile

In India, as there are limited number of seats for MBBS the competition is quite tough although the cut off is not much higher. Hence it is the fact that if you want to secure admissions in India in your preferred university, you will need to score more than the passing score and not just qualify the exam.

Seats Quota & Total Medical Seats in India

According to the below mentioned statistics, you will get to know about the available medical seats and quota in India:

Total number of medical colleges offering MBBS in India – 595

As on 28th November, 2021 the Number of MBBS seats are – 8837

In India the total number of Government medical colleges in India are - 302

Number of Private medical colleges - 218

Deemed Universities - 47

Central Universities - 03

Total Number of AIIMS for MBBS in India - 19

For your reference, below mentioned are the top best medical colleges in India:

  • AIIMS - New Delhi
  • Kasturba medical college - Manipal
  • PGIMER - Chandigarh
  • Christian medical college - Vellore
  • King George’s medical university - Lucknow
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College - Aligarh
  • Chennai’s Sri Ramchandra medical college and research institute
  • JIPMER - Puducherry
  • BHU - Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences - New Delhi


Total Colleges Total Seats
Andhra Pradesh 1 50
Bihar 1 100
Chhattisgarh 1 100
Delhi 1 107
Madhya Pradesh 1 150
Maharashtra 1 50
Orissa 1 150
Pondicherry 2 200
Rajasthan 1 100
Uttarakhand 1 100
Total 11 1107

Following is the list of Government Seats in India for MBBS

Government Colleges
  Total No of Colleges Total Seats
Andaman & Nicobar 1 100
Andhra Pradesh 13 2360
Arunachal Pradesh 1 50
Assam 6 900
Bihar 9 1140
Chandigarh 1 150
Chhattisgarh 6 670
Delhi 6 1015
Goa 1 180
Gujarat 17 3350
Haryana 5 710
Himachal Pradesh 6 720
Jammu & Kashmir 3 485
Jharkhand 3 280
Karnataka 18 2550
Kerala 10 1455
Madhya Pradesh 10 1570
Maharashtra 23 4080
Manipur 2 200
Meghalaya 1 50
Orissa 7 1150
Pondicherry 1 180
Punjab 3 600
Rajasthan 14 2600
Tamil Nadu 25 3450
Telangana 8 1440
Tripura 1 125
Uttar Pradesh 18 2278
Uttarakhand 3 425
West Bengal 14 2600
Total 236 36836

Following is the list of Private Medical colleges and Seats in India for MBBS

Private Colleges
Total No of Colleges Total Seats
Andaman & Nicobar 0 0
Andhra Pradesh 19 2850
Assam 0 0
Bihar 3 400
Chandigarh 0 0
Chhattisgarh 3 450
Daman & Diu 0 0
Delhi 1 200
Goa 0 0
Gujarat 7 1000
Haryana 6 850
Himachal Pradesh 1 150
Jammu & Kashmir 1 100
Jharkhand 0 0
Karnataka 39 6195
Kerala 21 2800
Madhya Pradesh 12 1800
Maharashtra 30 4220
Manipur 0 0
Meghalaya 0 0
Orissa 4 500
Pondicherry 7 1050
Punjab 5 1050
Rajasthan 8 1200
Sikkim 1 100
Tamil Nadu 24 3600
Telangana 18 2650
Tripura 0 0
Uttar Pradesh 30 4150
Uttarakhand 3 450
West Bengal 4 550
Total 247 36315

Mentioned below is the List of Central Medical Universities and Seats for MBBS in India

Central Universities
Total Number of Colleges Total Seats
Uttar Pradesh 2 151
Total 2 151

So, this is the complete information about the medical seats for MBBS course in India, thus, all the aspirants are suggested to not to lose hope once the NEET results are out. If any of the aspirant score less marks that does not mean that he cannot become a doctor or is not intelligent because he could not get into an Indian medical college it simply means that the competition is tough and there are other factors because of which meritorious candidates fail to secure MBBS admissions in India such as reservation system, huge amount of donations in Indian private medical colleges and so on.

The number of medical seats in India remains the same but the ratio of medical aspirants planning to pursue MBBS in India are increasing every year and the competition is also increasing, so the aspirants are advised to not to give up on your dream and plan to pursue MBBS in Abroad, MBBS in Russia, MBBS in China and MBBS in Bangladesh.

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