Candidates aspiring to be doctors need to appear for the NEET entrance examinations, which form the basis of admission to the medical colleges in India. Out of the ten medical colleges in Pune, half are private, and half are government-run. Specific eligibility criteria have to be fulfilled to appear in this entrance exam. Let us see more details about the exam and the colleges which take students based on NEET score.
NEET exam eligibility criteria:
The National Testing Agency has set the norms for the NEET exam, which is conducted every year to admission aspirants to MBBS and BDS colleges in India.
Here are the criteria which have to be fulfilled to appear the exam:
- Candidates must have completed 12th class from any recognised board in India, with Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and English.
- General category candidates must score at least 50% in 12th, and the SC, ST, and OBC should score at least 40%.
- The age limit should be 17-25 years for the general category, and it is 17-30 years for the reserved class and PwD candidates.
- To be eligible for the All India quota, the candidate must be a citizen of India, a Person of Indian origin, or Non-Resident Indian, or a Foreign National. For state quota, they need to have completed 10+2 from the respective states.
Here are the details of 5 medical colleges in Pune which admit candidates based on NEET score:
|College name||Affiliation||Ranking||Courses offered||MBBS course fees and number of seats|
|B. J. Govt. Medical College, Pune||Approved by the Medical Council Of India (MCI) and is affiliated with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik.||Top 25 in Maharashtra||MBBS
|INR 4.7 lakh;
|Armed Forces Medical College, Pune||Affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and approved by Medical Council of India||Top 25 in India||MBBS
|INR 64.95 K;
|Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune||It is a private medical college affiliated with the deemed university named Bharati Vidyapeeth University and has been approved by MCI||Ranked 40 as per India Today 2020||MBBS.||INR 99.91 lakh;
|Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune||It is a private college affiliated with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, and approved by MCI||N/A||MBBS,
|INR 60.30 Lakh;
|Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research, Pune||It is a private college affiliated with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik and approved by MCI.||MBBS,
|INR 38 lakhs; 150 seats|
Place opportunities for medical graduates:
The rising demand for medical professionals has resulted in numerous work opportunities for medical graduates. Some of the job profiles are:
- Medical Researcher
- Healthcare Consultant
- Medical Officer
- Nurse Educator/Trainer
- General Physician
- Medical Assistant
Further studies after MBBS:
Students are trained in healthcare centres as physicians, medical assistants, consultants, and others during a year of MBBS internship. So they can register as doctors with the MCI. Those aiming for further studies can apply for a postgraduate degree in Medical Science and get the opportunity of working with qualified doctors in the healthcare sector. They can even work as a research associate with pharmaceuticals. By appearing in the Combined Medical Services Examination, they can get a chance to work with the central government organisations. Some also opt for foreign universities for pursuing specialised medical courses.
Medical aspirants go through a challenging journey preparing for one of the difficult entrance examinations, i.e. NEET. So, they must choose the right college with their NEET score. This is extremely important for paving their future path in becoming doctors and providing the best services in the healthcare sector.
Check out the list of top Medical Colleges in Pune at https://www.shiksha.com/medicine-health-sciences/colleges/mbbs-colleges-pune