This post will be of help to medical education aspirants from Assam. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best medical colleges in Assam. Government and Private – I’ve covered both types of medical colleges in this post.
In this post, you will find the names of popular medical colleges in Assam. Apart from the names of medical colleges, you will also find additional details such as – medical courses, their duration, eligibility, admission process, scope and career prospects.
MBBS is the most popular medical course in Assam. It is a very popular choice among PCB (Biology) group students in Assam.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of candidates apply for MBBS admission in Assam. Only a handful of candidates manage to find their way into premier medical colleges.
Both students and parents may use this guide to find the right medical college. A good medical college must satisfy the following criteria – infrastructure, amenities, faculty, rating, recognition status etc.
The colleges mentioned in this post fares well in the above mentioned parameters. Come, let us check out the list of colleges now. Here it is –
List of medical colleges in Assam 2019
Here are some of the popular medical colleges in Assam –
- Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam
- Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat, Assam
- Silchar Medical College, Silchar, Assam
- Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, Tezpur, Assam
- Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Barpeta, Assam
- Guahati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam
The above list has not been ranked in any order. The above mentioned list consists of two different types of medical colleges. Let us find out more about the different types of medical colleges. Here it is –
Types of medical colleges in Assam
There exists two main types of medical colleges in Assam –
- Government medical colleges
- Private medical colleges
The classification of colleges has been carried out on the basis of the entity that owns the college. Government colleges are owned and operated by the State or Central Government. Private medical colleges are owned and operated by private charitable trusts and educational trusts.
Government colleges are known to charge very low tuition fees. These colleges provide subsidized education to its students. Private medical colleges are known to charge relatively higher tuition fees.
Medical entrance exams are conducted to facilitate medical admission process. These exams are conducted at State, College and National levels. Based on candidates’ performance in relevant medical entrance test, a merit list is formed. Based on one’s rank and position in this list, seats are distributed among deserving candidates.
Popular medical courses
MBBS is the most popular medical course in India. It is an undergraduate level Degree course. MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The academic program is 5½ years long. Out of it, one year is dedicated towards internship program.
After completing MBBS, graduates may register with relevant chapter of MCI and start medical practice. They may even go for higher studies. MBBS graduates have access to different types of PG medical courses such as – MS, MD, PG Diploma programs, DNB etc.
Doctors have access to different types of job profiles and opportunities. They have access to Government jobs, private sector jobs and self-employment opportunities.
Doctors are hired by healthcare institutes such as –
- Government hospitals
- Private hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Community healthcare centers
- Primary healthcare centers
- And more…
If you are interested in self-employment, you may even start your own medical practice in the form of a hospital or clinic. You may also check the list of medical colleges in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.