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COVID-19 Cases Are Declining, But Will NEET 2021 Be Postponed Further?

As per the schedule released by NTA, NEET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on August 1. The situation created by the pandemic has brought us to the question of the exam postponing this year again.

Though the exam schedule has been released, NTA has not yet released the notification for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021. The application process and other details will be announced on the official website ntaneet.nic.in in the coming days. However, as per reports, there are chances of NEET 2021 being postponed due to the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country. Recently, the Prime Minister’s Office took the decision to postpone NEET PG till 31 August, 2021. However, no decision has been taken on NEET UG. As per the last official notice, NEET 2021 will be conducted on August 1, 2021 (Sunday).

Will NEET 2021 Be Postponed Further?
Will NEET 2021 Be Postponed Further?

Pen and Paper Mode Needs To Change?

The notice stated that NEET 2021 will be conducted in Pen and Paper Mode in 11 languages. However, amid the recent rises in COVID-19 cases, this method of examination is questionable. The Information Bulletin with detailed information on Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Examination Fees, Exam Centres, etc. will be announced soon.

NEET UG 2021: Will it be Postponed?

Last year, NEET UG was conducted on September 13, 2020. The second phase of the exam was conducted on October 14, 2020 for the students who either stayed in containment zones or were themselves infected by the virus. The situation this year is also similar, or considerably worse than last year. This has posed the question of postponement of the exam again this year.

Some other exams like JEE Main (April and May session), NEET PG 2021, Class XII board exams, UPSC CSE (Prelims) have already been postponed in light of the second wave of the pandemic. If the situation worsens, there are chances that NTA might postpone NEET UG 2021 too.

However, it must be kept in mind that NEET 2021 is scheduled for August 1, 2021, which is already quite late. So candidates must keep their preparation on track and rely only on official notice released on the website. Until any official communication about the postponement is conveyed, students must consider August 1 as the final date. Do check out some important topics for NEET UG 2021.

NEET PG 2021 Postponed Amid COVID-19 Surge, New Dates To Be Announced Soon

Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan announced on Thursday that NEET PG 2021 has been postponed amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in India.

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, NEET PG 2021 has been postponed. The information about the postponement of the postgraduate medical entrance exam was given by the Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, on Thursday.

The minister tweeted, “In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases, Government of India has decided to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on April 18. Next date to be decided later.”

Demand for Postponing the Exam by Aspirants

The demand for postponing the NEET PG 2021 exam was put forth by thousands of MBBS students. On Thursday afternoon, a group of students also filed a petition for postponement of the exam in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases. The exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 18, 2021. NEET PG Admit Card 2021 has also been released by the National Board of Education. However, new admit cards will be released after the announcement of the revised exam dates.

Many MBBS students are already working at their respective institutes for treatment of patients with COVID-19. This was already putting them under pressure, while risking a large population towards the spread of coronavirus.

CBSE Board Exams Postponed

The update on postponement came after the postponement of CBSE Class 12th board exams. CBSE also cancelled the exams for Class 10th. The decision for postponement or cancellation of exams have been taken in the interest of student’s health and well-being.

The revised NEET PG 2021 Exam Dates will be announced on natboard.edu.in and nbe.edu.in. Keep visiting our website for regular updates on NEET exam dates, admit card, application and more!

NEET 2021: Health Ministry Says ‘Yes’ to Twice a Year Format for the Exam

There was a bit of confusion with whether NEET 2021 to be conducted twice this year. But now, all this confusion has subsided with the declaration of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently. According to them, NEET 2021 will be conducted twice and will be conducted on the lines of JEE Main Exam 2021.However, the schedule of the examination is not finalised yet.

NEET 2021: Why will it be conducted twice?

The Health Ministry officials recently met with their counterparts from the Education Ministry and the National Testing Agency. Various issues were discussed on – Online and Offline modes of the NEET 2021 exam and multiple sessions.NEET 2021 Twice a year

A senior official in the medical education department of the Health Ministry said – “While we felt that a large number of NEET aspirants still may not be ready for appearing in the examination in online mode, there is now a consensus on conducting the test twice this year”.

If NEET 2021 is conducted twice a year, it will allow the aspirants to be ranked on the basis of the best score out of two attempts. The same format has been followed in the JEE Main exam since last year. According to a NTA official, this format of NEET 2021 exam will destress the students and will allow them to improve upon their last score.

Last week, Mr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank during an interview to a TV channel, had confirmed that officials from the Education and Health Ministry had a lengthy meeting on the various issues faced by the students. They discussed the topic of NEET to be conducted twice in a year.

NEET is usually conducted in the first week of May every year. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed till September last year. Hence, the National Testing Agency is yet to release the dates for the exam this year. Now, aspirants are at least little relieved after knowing about this recent update on the NEET 2021 exam.

Preparation For NEET 2021 Through NTA Offered Study Supplements, Check Details

With NEET 2021 dates not out yet officially, aspirants must be involved in intense preparation for the time being. So here are the best study supplements for the aspirants who are at their final level of preparation. To crack NEET 2021 on the first attempt, aspirants must follow an effective study plan and use the best study supplements like – Mock Tests, Online Education Portals, Books, etc.

Study Supplements for Effective PreparationNTA Study Supplements NEET 2021

During your NEET 2021 preparation, medical students must follow some of the books written by experts. These books contain sample and previous year exam papers which you can revise during these final hours. Some of the best books for an effective NEET 2021 preparation are mentioned here:

  • Concept of Physics by H.C. Verma
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd
  • Physical Chemistry by O. P. Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
  • Objective Biology by K.N. Bhatia

Apart from books, you can take the NTA NEET Mock Test on the official website of NTA – https://nta.ac.in/Quiz. Taking mock tests are vital during the final hours of preparation.

You can also watch online lectures on various social media platforms given by experts or NEET Toppers to strategize for your exam during the final phase. You will find plenty of such lecture series on the official website of NTA as well.

The IIT-PAL videos are available separately on the NTA website for all the three subjects of NEET 2021 that is – Physics, Chemistry and Biology. You can also take mock tests, and access to question papers on various Educational Portals available these days.

Also Check | NEET 2021 Revision Plan

Few NEET 2021 Preparation Hacks

  1. Revision of the topics is important during the final stages of preparation. This will help to memorize each and every concept till the exams.
  2. Make notes on important chapters and concepts and put them on sticky notes and put them on the walls of your study room so that they appear before your eyes every day.
  3. Practise more and more mocks. You can also download the NTA’s National Test Abhyas App for taking mocks.
  4. Refer NCERT Books so that you don’t miss any important topics as the questions of NEET 2021 will be based on these books mostly.
  5. Take care of your health and also take sufficient breaks to relax your mind.

Stay tuned for the latest updates on NEET 2021 and keep preparing!

NEET 2021: Worried Aspirants Want Answers On Exam Schedule, Syllabus and Long Delay

There is a constant worry among parents and students about the NEET 2021 dates. The Education Ministry has not clarified on delaying the announcement of the exam. This has led to worries among the NEET 2021 aspirants as they are not sure whether the exam will take place before the 12th boards or not. Even if it is delayed, a declaration from the Education Ministry will help them to plan accordingly. Many parents and students are curious as to why there is a delay in any announcement on NEET 2021, meanwhile JEE Main 2021 is already accepting applications.

Why Are NEET Aspirants Worried?

Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal (Nishank) has already declared the dates of the JEE Main 2021 and JEE Advanced 2021. These exams will happen as per schedule.

But for NEET 2021 there are no notifications, and neither the authorities are coming clean on when they will release the notifications. Hence, there’s worry among the aspirants and parents about the fate of the NEET 2021 exam.NEET 2021

Some of the major queries among students are mentioned below-

1.What will be the NEET Paper Pattern?

Many NEET 2021 students are unsure about their NEET syllabus and NEET 2021 Exam Pattern. The Honorable Education Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has already stated that there will be reduction of the syllabus. But there is no clarity on the final topics which is to be declared by NTA.

2.What will be the age limit for the NEET 2021 exam?

Students have questions on the NEET age limit as well. As per existing norms, the lower age limit for admissions is 17 years.

3.When is NEET 2021 going to be conducted by NTA?

According to Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, NEET 2021 will not get cancelled. But there are no notifications about the exam yet.

4.Will NEET be conducted twice a year?

The Education Minister has recently announced that the JEE Main 2021 will take place 4 times – February, March, April, May. So, various NEET 2021 aspirants are suggesting to make the exam available two times a year. This will give an opportunity to them to attempt the exam twice.NEET 2021

5.What are the provisions for the NEET 2020 dropouts?

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many students did not take the exam last year. So, aspirants who want to appear this year have questions about their applications.

6.Will the NEET 2021 be conducted offline again?

The Education Ministry will consider the option to conduct the exam online. But having said that, the authorities have said that conducting such a popular exam online in this pandemic will require robust infrastructure which they don’t have yet.

What are the reactions of NEET 2021 aspirants so far?

Many parents and students are stressed due to delay in notifying about the NEET 2021 exam dates. Many have moved to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to express their concerns.

Likewise many aspirants shared their concerns with the Education Minister. One more candidate requested to conduct the exam online and also asked about the syllabus.

Aspirants are now eagerly waiting for the Education Ministry to come forward and break the suspense over the NEET 2021 exam dates, syllabus and exam mode. This will lessen all their worries so that they can plan accordingly.

NEET 2021 Smart Study Plan To Help Crack The Exam in One Go

One of the prestigious exams National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, or better known as NEET, is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). During this lockdown, there has been a lot of postponing and rescheduling of the NEET exam keeping the students on their toes all the time. NEET 2020 was conducted on 13th September 2020. As for NEET 2021, it is tentatively scheduled in May 2021.

So, students are urged to make a comprehensive study plan, and for that, knowing and understanding the syllabus is a must. Let’s browse through the essential tips and tricks to prepare a perfect NEET 2021 study plan here below.

How to put together a smart study plan for NEET 2021?JAC Delhi 2020 Counselling

With the reduction in CBSE Syllabus for 2020 to 2021, it may impact NEET 2021 syllabus as well. So, stay tuned for official updates. Students have to be prepared with whatever the changes that the NTA will decide. Given below are some of the most effective factors of a smart study plan, that will help you crack the NEET 2021 exam with flying colours.

  • Make the syllabus familiar

Let’s face it, the NEET Syllabus is vast, with students being overwhelmed whenever they lay their eyes on it. However, don’t worry about the exam much, because being familiar with the syllabus can make this mountainous task seem a lot easier. Make sure you keep glancing at this syllabus frequently, as soon as you get it in your hands. This will make the concepts seem easier and ultimately help a lot in knowing where you stand in your study preparation.

  • Quality Study Material

You will be recommended many of the study materials, not just by your tuitions, but also by the authority of NEET 2021. Those are adequate enough, but along with that, you are supposed to be collecting relevant study material to prepare for this year, including texts as well as question and sample papers.

  • Make a comprehensive but simple timetable

Study timetables will not be effective – they give the students a clear sense of how to proceed with their studies. The timetable doesn’t have to be extravagant in its preparation – just a simple timetable, but comprehensive and covering all the syllabus one should be made by the students. The students are advised to spend more time on making a personalized timetable so that they get more than enough time to not only study but revise as well.

  • Make quick notes

Just studying and byhearting is not the key to wholesome learning and not at all a recommended move if you are wishing on cracking the NEET 2021 exam. Make sure that you have fast notes while studying so that they can be the anchor you can fall back on while revising or even before going to the exam. If you want to be successful in NEET, make a separate book for these notes – this book will be the key in your revision time, making it easy and comfortable.

Study Plan For Memory Retention and Practice

Given below are some tips which will help you stay regular on your studies and also ensure that you do not forget what you have learned in the past few days-

  • Revision

Once you are done with your initial studying, spend a day without touching anything from your study. Then dive in for a revision with a legitimate NEET Revision Plan, and it should be a thorough revision. Make sure your timetable dedicates enough time for revision. Peruse the notes that you made while studying and go through the topics that you found particularly hard during studying. Take help of online options, including Google and YouTube, so as to help you revise even more comfortably.

  • Solve sample papers and mock tests

NEET Sample papers and mock tests are available in plethora, not just online, but also in your classes or from those who’ve appeared for the exam before. The students actually benefit the most from solving sample papers and appearing for mock tests. Not only do they give you an adequate sense of timing, but also makes sure that you are ready for any kind of questions that come in the NEET exam 2020 and NEET 2021; because these sample papers and mock tests will help you whenever you appear for it.

  • You come first

Students think over exhausting themselves would make sure that they are successful in their NEET 2021 exam. However, that’s not the case at all. Whatever you have planned in your timetable, you have to add enough time to get rest and relax from all the exam hullabaloo. Proper diet, a little bit of exercise and breaks in between the study sessions are important. No exam is worth you tiring yourself; and if you are happy and healthy, you can concentrate more properly and have a better chance of passing your examination with excellent grades.

Study Materials for NEET 2021 Preparation

Mentioned below are some of the much-needed books and reference texts that students can peruse while studying for the NEET 2021 examination –

Subjects Book Names Authors
Physics NEET 2020 Physics Guide- 5th Edition Disha Publications
Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Chemistry Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
40 Days Chemistry for NEET Sudhanshu Thakur
Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2 R.K. Gupta
Biology Complete NEET Guide: Biology MTG Editorial Board
Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2 Trueman
NEET 2020 Biology Guide- 5th Edition Disha Publications

The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered everything into chaotic confusion, but the students are advised to not lose their hearts and still study as hard and dedicatedly as possible. There is always the question of how to prepare for all of the competitive examinations, even more so for the NEET examination, may it be of the previous year or even NEET 2021.

The tips and strategy for NEET 2021 mentioned in this article will not only help the students to concentrate on their studies but also increase their chances of appearing in the top ranks. Concentrate and focus is the mantra for cracking the test!

Top Medical Colleges in India: NIRF Rank, Courses Offered and Admissions

India is one of the top countries across the globe where many graduates earn medical degrees every year. Our country is known to produce the best doctors in the world because of the best healthcare infrastructure and low cost of medical expenses. The majority of top medical colleges in India were established in the early 90s and are recognized by central and state governments. The top medical colleges in India are established in parallel to the top government hospitals to ensure the availability of medical staff in case of emergencies.

There are around 1650 medical colleges in India, out of which 511 offer MBBS education and around 600 colleges that offer postgraduate medical courses.

  • NEET (UG) is the entrance examination for undergraduate medical courses for top medical colleges in India and NEET (PG) is the medical entrance examination for the admission to the postgraduate medical courses of top medical colleges in India.
  • The top medical colleges of India offer first-class medical facilities to the students.
  • These colleges offer specializations in different subjects like General Medicine, General Surgery, ENT, Physiotherapy, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, etc.
  • The admission to various courses of top medical colleges in India depends upon the NEET Cut Off.

List Of Top Medical Colleges In India as per NIRF

The top medical colleges in India grant degrees such as MBBS, MS, MD, BDS, MDS and many undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

  • Medical courses in India are offered under different specializations including Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Health and Fitness.
  • Soon after NEET 2021 Results, Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the NEET 2021 Counselling to admission to these top medical colleges in India.
  • Below is the list of top medical colleges in India as per the ranking issued by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD in 2020 for medical colleges.
  • In addition, annual fees for the MBBS course or major course of that particular college has been provided. Also, India Today Medical Colleges Rankings 2020 have also been added for top medical colleges in India.
NIRF 2020 Ranking Top Medical Colleges in India MBBS Fees / Year (INR) India Today 2020 Ranking
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences 1628 1
2 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research 6000
3 Christian Medical College 48,530 2
4 National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences 21,300
5 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences 50,000
6 Banaras Hindu University 10,400 7
7 Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi 92,870 30
8 Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research 5000 5
9 Kasturba Medical College 14,40,000 13
10 King George’s Medical University 55,000 6
11 Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences 60,000
12 Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital 15,000
13 Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research 75,000 22
14 St. John’s Medical College 5,24,000 17
15 Aligarh Muslim University 90,000 19
16 Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital 30,455 9
17 ,Maulana Azad Medical College 2000 4
18 Christian Medical College, Ludhiana 6,60,000 28
19 University College of Medical Sciences 5,096 10
20 JSS Medical College, Mysore 13,38,000 38
21 Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru 13,22,000 29
22 Jamia Hamdard 1,35,000
23 Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan 90,000
24 Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth 20,45,000 43
25 Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh 25,000 15
26 Dayanand Medical College 2,69,000 26
27 Sawai Man Singh Medical College 2455
27 PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research 4,00,000
29 Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences 1,21,000
30 M. S. Ramaiah Medical College 40,00,000 27
31 S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology 22,50,000
32 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology 1,23,000
33 Maharishi Markandeshwar, Ambala 13,50,000
34 Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai 22,00,000
35 Annamalai University, Chidambaram 27,00,000
36 K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore 11,76,000 35
37 Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Satara 19,80,000
38 Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati 1,29,600
39 Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal 17,450
40 Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry 19,59,000

Many other top medical colleges in India are not included in NIRF rankings such as Armed Forces Medical College, Pune & Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi.

  • These are a few top medical colleges in India with very low tuition fees.
  • Along with this Grant Medical College, Mumbai also is a great option which has comparatively higher fees.

Also Read | What medical courses can you opt after 12th?

NEET Cut Off for Top Medical Colleges in India

Given below is the cut off ranks/closing ranks for some of the top medical colleges in India. These ranks do vary according to various subcategories of students. However, the ranks given below are for the general category for top medical colleges in India.

College Name Closing Rank
AIIMS New Delhi 53
Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi 32055 – 95035
BHU Varanasi 6467 – 13303
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 3383 – 30521
JIPMER Puducherry 156
King George’s Medical College, Lucknow 88 – 496

NEET Cut Off for Top Medical Colleges in India

Admission Process for Top Medical Colleges in India

  • The top medical colleges in India offer multiple seats in both MBBS and MD, MS and other courses.
  • Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available depending upon the eligibility.
  • Approximately, out of 1650 medical colleges in India, 1066 colleges are private and 584 are public / government colleges.

Top Medical Colleges in India

Due to a large number of students taking admissions in various colleges without a deserving rank or talent, the central government had to interfere in the counselling of seats in all the colleges.

NEET Entry for UG Courses

  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – UG is conducted for admission to most of the top medical colleges in India.
  • NEET (UG) is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), set up by MHRD.
  • Students who have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects in class 12th are eligible for NEET 2021 exam.
  • Now, all the AIIMS take admissions for MBBS under NEET 2021 only.
  • Once the NEET 2021 Result is out, candidates can take part in NEET 2021 Counselling which is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
  • Under all the colleges, 85% seats are reserved under state quota and 15% seats are reserved under All India Quota. This means 85% of the seats will be filled by residents of that particular state only.
  • Counselling is held for all the major courses of top medical colleges in India such as MBBS, BDS, B.Sc and other similar courses.

Other Entries- Management Quota

Many private colleges have management quota. These do not require a specific counselling or cut off ranks to be qualified.

  • This is a quota allotted for paid seats for students of families who have a strong financial background.
  • For Postgraduate courses, many top medical colleges in India require qualification in the NEET (PG) exam.
  • However, few colleges also take admissions on the basis of merit in bachelor’s degree.
  • AFMC Pune is the only government college conducting a separate assessment for students.
  • This is because students graduating from AFMC Pune will be medical officers in various Armed Forces of India.
  • AFMC Pune conducts a short written test and conference interviews to assess a candidate for future in the Armed Forces.

Top 25 Medical Colleges In India

Considering all the top medical colleges in India before admissions is a viable option. But the information on all the medical colleges cannot be accumulated in a single place. We have tried to keep this head detailed with 25 top medical colleges in India.

  • Important details regarding the top medical colleges in India have been shared so that you can compare some points easily.
  • The first step for admission to these colleges is NEET and to conquer it, you must know the NEET 2021 Exam Pattern in detail.

Let us now discuss the medical colleges in India in the order of their rankings.

1.All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is an autonomous university which was established in the year 1959. The institute is consistently ranked No.1 the top medical colleges in India for the last 10 years. There are 15 AIIMS all over India out of which AIIMS Delhi is topmost of them. The institute offers programs in 42 different streams. AIIMS conducts research in more than 42 disciples and publishes research papers from time to time.

  • Courses Offered: AIIMS offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. This medical college offers 92 courses across three streams that are inclusive of undergraduate programmes in Medicine, Nursing and related areas. The postgraduate courses cover almost all the basic and clinical medical specialities as well as super specialities. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc., MD, MDS, M.Sc. Nursing, MHA, M.Ch., DM, BDS, BMMS, PhD courses. The best part is that the average annual fees for General Category students for these courses at AIIMS New Delhi range from INR 800 to INR 1685!
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET, AIIMS PG, CSIR UGC NET for JRF, ICMR JRF, ICMR SRF, DBT JRF, DBT SRF, GATE). For Ph.D., candidates need to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview.
  • Scholarships: AIIMS Delhi offers merit-based and merit-cum-means-based scholarship to students gaining top-scores in the entrance exams held for respective courses.
  • Cut Off Rank: The cut off rank for admission to MBBS Course at AIIMS New Delhi was 53. The rank is expected to go lower this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2.Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh was established in 1962. The institute is ranked 2nd in the top medical colleges in India in NIRF Ranking 2020.

  • Courses Offered: PGIMER offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are B.Sc., B.Ph.T., MD, MS, MDS, DM, M.Ch, MHA, MPH, M.Sc., Fellowship PGI, Post-Doctoral Fellowship PGI and PhD courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination. The institute offers admission to the PG courses like MD, MS, MDS, etc. through the PGIMER entrance examination. The entrance test is conducted to provide fellowship and admissions to other courses like M.Sc., DM, M.Ch, MHA, etc.

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3.Christian Medical College, Vellore

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore was established in 1918 with the purpose to provide healthcare facilities to people through missionary hospitals. The college is a private college, affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai. This college is less opted by students, even though being one of the top medical colleges in India. This is due to reservation of up to 84% for sponsored students in the college.

  • Courses Offered: CMC offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma courses in the field of Medicine, Surgery and Nursing. The most popular courses offered by the institute are BPT, B.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. Nursing, M.Ch., DM, BPO, MBBS, PG Diploma, MPT, Fellowship programs, M.Phil., etc.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination followed by an interview. NEET UG is conducted for the admission to MBBS course in the college while NEET PG is the entrance test is conducted to provide admission to MD or MS courses.

4.National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka is an autonomous university which was established in the year 1847. The institute is consistently ranked in the top 20 medical colleges of India for the last 10 years. The institute is known as the best institutes for mental health and neuroscience education all over the country. The institute has been granted the status of autonomous college by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • Courses Offered: AIIMS offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. This medical college offers multiple courses across different streams in Medicine, Neuro and related areas. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, MD, MDS, M.Ch., DM, BDS, and PhD courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS and NEET MDS. Candidates have to appear for the entrance exam conducted by the university that is followed by an interview to pursue PhD courses.

5.Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences is a private medical institute which was established in 1983. The institute is located in Lucknow and has been placed at 4th place in the NIRF ranking 2020. The institute always comes up in the top 25 medical colleges across the country.

  • Courses Offered: The college offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are B.Sc., BPT, MD, MHA, M.Sc., DM, M.Ch, Post-Doctoral Certificate, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination; NEET UG and NEET PG. Candidates have to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview to pursue PhD courses.

Also Read | Detailed NEET 2021 Syllabus 

6.Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

BHU was established in 1916. It is a public institution with a 1300-acre main campus situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh which consists of 140 departments, 3 institutes, 14 faculties, 4 interdisciplinary centres, 3 constituent schools and a constituent women’s college. It is one of the top medical colleges in India due to its low fees and outstanding faculty.

  • Courses Offered: The college offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The institute offers different programs like MBBS, MD, M.Ch., MS, DM, BDS and MDS courses in the field of medicine.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the entrance exam conducted by the institute followed by an interview.
  • Cut Off Rank: The cut off rank for admission to MBBS course of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is 6467 – 13303 (opening and closing rank respectively).

7.Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu is a private deemed to be a university which was established in the year 1994. The institute has six campuses and 15 constituent schools spread across the southern part of the country.

  • Courses Offered: The college offers a total of 207 undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, integrated-degree, dual-degree and certification programmes in Engineering, Business, Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Biotechnology, Mass Communication and Social Work.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the entrance exam conducted by the institute followed by an interview.
  • Cut Off Rank: The cut off rank for admission to MBBS course of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is 32055 – 95035 (opening and closing rank respectively).

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8.Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

JIPMER is a government medical institute located in Puducherry which was established in 1964 as an autonomous university. The university is placed at the 8th rank by MHRD in the NIRF ranking 2020.

  • Courses Offered: JIPMER offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, MD, MS, DM, M.Ch., Diploma, Ph.D., Certificate, Fellowship, B.Sc., M.Sc., MPH courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS, NEET MDS, etc.
  • Cut Off Rank: The cut off rank for admission to MBBS Course of JIPMER, Puducherry is 156 (closing rank).

9.Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Kasturba Medical College is a medical college which is situated in Manipal, Karnataka. The college is ranked 9th by the NIRF ranking in the year 2020. KMC was established in 1953. The institute is one of the top medical colleges in India in the southern part of the country. The fees for KMC Manipal is pretty high.

  • Courses Offered: KMC, Manipal offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, M.Sc., MD, MS, M.Ch., Ph.D., PG Diploma and M.Phil courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET-UG, NEET-PG, NEET SS, NEET MDS, etc.
  • Cut Off Rank: The cut off rank for admission to MBBS Course of Kasturba Medical College is 3383 – 30521 (opening and closing rank respectively).

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10.King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

King George’s Medical University (KGMU) is a medical college which is located in Lucknow. The institute was initially named as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University. The University has 9 medical colleges, 7 nursing colleges and 1 paramedical college. It is considered one of the top medical colleges in India due to its outstanding presence in India’s most populous state, UP.

  • Courses Offered: The institute offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, B.Sc., BDS, MD, DM, BMMS and diploma courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG and NEET PG and the University level entrance tests.
  • Cut Off Rank: The cut off rank for admission to MBBS Course of King George’s Medical University, Lucknow is 88 – 496 (opening and closing rank respectively).

11.Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi is deemed to be a private university which was established in the year 2009. It has also collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a mono-super-speciality hospital and research centre for liver and biliary diseases located in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India.

  • Courses Offered: ILBS offers various postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are M.Ch., DNB, DM, Ph.D., PDCC courses. It also offers PG Diploma and Certification courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The university conducts ILBS entrance examination to provide admission to the courses like DM, M.Ch., DNB, PDCC, etc. In order to pursue a PhD course, candidates have to appear for the entrance examination followed by an interview.

12.Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai

The Madras Medical College is an educational institution located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the third oldest medical college in India which was established after Ecole de Médicine de Pondichéry and Medical College, Kolkata. The college is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University and has nine affiliated hospitals and colleges.

  • Courses Offered: The institute offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma medical courses. The college offers courses like MBBS, B.Pharma, BPT, and BSc in Nursing at UG level and MD, MS, M.Pharma & MSc in Nursing at PG level. It also offers PG Diploma in Diabetology and DM, MCh as the Super Specialty in various disciplines.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the merit for most of the courses.

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13.St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru

St. John’s Medical College is a public institution affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences which is located in Bangalore and was established in the year 1999.

  • Courses Offered: The college offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, MD, M.Ch., MS, B.Sc., P.B.B.Sc., M.Sc., Fellowship and Diploma.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG and NEET SS entrance tests. For Ph.D., candidates need to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview.

14.Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research, Chennai

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai is a private deemed to be a medical university which was established in the year 1985 by Sri Ramachandra Educational and Health trust.

  • Courses Offered: The institute offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, BDS, MDS, MD, MS, M.Ch., Ph.D., and other various courses in different branches of studies.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG and NEET SS entrance tests. For Ph.D., candidates need to appear for the NEET MDS exam followed by an interview.

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15.Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a leading public central university located in the city of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. It has 12 faculties that comprise 98 departments, 15 centres and three academies with 28,000 students, about 1,342 teachers and nearly 5,610 non-teaching staff members.

  • Courses Offered: AIIMS offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. In Medicine, it offers MBBS, MD, MS, M.Ch., BDS, MDS, PG Diploma, PhD courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS and NEET MDS entrance tests.

16.Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College is a public institution that is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and was established in 1995.

  • Courses Offered: VMMC offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, MD, MS, M.Ch. and B.Sc. (Hons) courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG and NEET PG.

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17.Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) is a public institute that is affiliated to Delhi University which was established in 1959 and is ranked 17th in NIRF 2020 ranking. However, this college is considered to be one of the top medical colleges in India due to its very low fees. The average annual fees for MAMC is only INR 2000 which is only higher than annual fees of AIIMS Delhi by INR 400. The college has had an average salary of whopping INR 50 LPA to 1 Crore per annum in the past few years.

  • Courses Offered: The institute offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, MD, MS, Diploma courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG and NEET SS exams.

18.Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Christian Medical College is a medical college affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. The institute was established in 1894 and is located in Ludhiana, Punjab. It has 47 departments and comprises a 755 bedded hospital with 24×7 services and busy outpatient department (OPD). It consists of Medical College, Dental College, College of Nursing, College of Physiotherapy and Institute of Allied Health Sciences.

  • Courses Offered: The college offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, BDS, MDS, MD, MS, PG Diploma, B.Sc., BPT, M.Sc. courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS and NEET MDS. For Ph.D., candidates need to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview.

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19.University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi

Established in 1971, University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) is a medical college affiliated to University of Delhi (DU). Also, it is associated with Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital that runs various medical and paramedical courses and serves as a teaching hospital.

  • Courses Offered: UCMS in total offers 22 courses across five streams inclusive of Paramedical, Dental, Medical, Science, Pharmacy in five degrees namely BSc, MBBS, MD, MS (Surgery) and MSc.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the merit. For admission to the master and PhD courses, the admissions are made on the basis of the entrance examinations followed by an interview conducted by the University.

20.JSS Medical College, Mysore

JSS Medical College is a private medical college affiliated to the JSS University, Mysore. The institute was established in the year 1984 and is consecutively ranked in the top 25 medical colleges as per the NIRF ranking every year.

  • Courses Offered: JSS offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, PG Diploma, M.Sc., B.Sc., MPH, MD, MS, M.Ch. /DM, M.Phil, PhD courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG and NEET SS entrance exams. In order to get admission to the M.Phil. and PhD courses, candidates need to appear for the written college entrance examination followed by an interview.

21.Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru

Kasturba Medical College is a private college in Mangalore which was established in the year 1995 and is consistently placed at 21st place in the ranking by NIRF 2020. The institute is affiliated to Manipal University and offers various medical courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

  • Courses Offered: KMC, Mangalore offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, MD, MS, PG Diploma, B.Sc., B.Opt, Fellowship courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG and NEET SS exams. For Ph.D., candidates need to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview.

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22.Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Jamia Hamdard University is a government-funded deemed to be a university. It was set up in 1989 and was launched by then Prime Minister, Mr Rajiv Gandhi. As per the NIRF 2020, Pharmacy ranks, this college has been ranked No 1. So, if you are looking for pharmacy courses, this is the best university out there.

  • Courses Offered: Jamia offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are B.Pharma, MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc., MD, MDS, M.Sc. Nursing, MHA, M.Ch., DM, BDS, BMMS, PhD courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, and the University entrance exams followed by an interview.

23.Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan is a deemed university that was established in 2007. It is ranked 23rd in the NIRF 2020 ranking. SOA offers MBBS, MD, MS, MDS and various other courses.

  • Courses Offered: The institute offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc., MD, MDS, M.Sc. Nursing, MHA, M.Ch., DM, BDS, BMMS, PhD courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS and NEET MDS entrance tests. For Ph.D., candidates need to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview.

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24.Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth is a deemed university that was established in 2003. The institute is placed at the 25th place by the NIRF ranking 2020. It is one of the best medical colleges of the country which offers various medical programs like MBBS, MD, MS, DM and M.Ch. courses

  • Courses Offered: The college offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, MD, M.Ch., DM, BDS, MS courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PF, NEET SS and NEET MDS exams. To pursue doctorate courses, candidates need to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview.

25.Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh

Government Medical College and Hospital is a medical school and a tertiary care hospital which was established in the year 1991. The college is administered by the Punjab University and is ranked in the top 50 medical colleges by MHRD in the NIRF ranking every year.

  • Courses Offered: The institute offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level medical courses. The most popular courses offered by the institute are MBBS, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc., MD, MDS, M.Sc. Nursing, MHA, M.Ch., DM, BDS, BMMS, PhD courses.
  • Mode of Admission: The admissions to all these courses are made on the basis of the national entrance examination, NEET UG, NEET PG, NEET SS, NEET MDS, etc. Candidates need to appear for the college entrance examination followed by an interview to get admission to the PhD courses.

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Top Medical Colleges In India: Zone Wise

Following table gives the ranking of top medical colleges in India zone wise. These rankings have been released by India Today, a leading news agency in India.

Top Medical Colleges In India: North

College Name Total Seats
AIIMS New Delhi 107
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 250
University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi 150
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (AMU), Aligarh 150
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 124

Top Medical Colleges In India North

Top Medical Colleges In India: East

College Name Total Seats
R G Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata 200
IPGMER, Kolkata 200
Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga 100
Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata 200

Top Medical Colleges In India East

Top Medical Colleges In India: West

College Name Total Seats
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune 150
Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai 200
Dr D Y Patil Education Society’s D Y Patil Medical College, Kolhapur 150
K J Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai 50
Grant Medical College, Mumbai 250

Top Medical Colleges In India: West

Top Medical Colleges In India: South

College Name Total Seats
Christian Medical College, Vellore 130
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (SRMC), Chennai 250
Kasturba Medical College(KMC), Manipal 250
Bangalore Medical College And Research Institute, Bangalore 250
St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore 150

Top Medical Colleges In India South

  • These were the top medical colleges in India that are ranked in the top medical colleges in India rankings as per the NIRF Ranking for the year 2020.
  • The colleges are ranked on the basis of the facilities, faculty members, infrastructure and the quality of education they provide.

There are various other factors that decide NIRF Rankings such as the number of students under scholarships and the growth in average salary through placements. But to get admission to these top medical colleges in India, you must qualify the NEET 2020 exam. So, why stop here? Do check out the tips and tricks to get you through NEET 2021 preparation.

NTA Might Be Revising Dates For NEET UG 2021 Soon

It is being reported that NTA is considering revising the dates of NEET 2021. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the delayed NEET 2020 Exam Dates. The postponing of the current year dates of NEET and JEE Main has already caused trouble with the academic calendar for students. The decision on NEET 2021 dates would be taken only after the situation of COVID-19 spread is under control and schools are set to re-open.

For now, schools and colleges are shut until 31st July 2020. There’s varying response from various authorities over reopening the schools and colleges and thereby conducting the exams that have not been conducted due to the country-wide lockdown. However, most of the universities are conducting open-book online exams which are now being seen as the new normal.

Delay in 2020, Means Delay in 2021

The dates for NEET 2020 have been postponed twice since March 2020. Considering the gap of around 2 months, it is unlikely that the COVID-19 situation in the country would come under control so soon. This could mean another delay in the NEET 2020 exams. The new date for NEET 2020 is 13th September 2020.

If that happens, it is likely that the NEET 2021 Application Forms could not be released by Nov-Dec 2020. Moreover, the possibility of conducting the JEE Main January 2021 session by NTA will also come at a halt. The dates for a lot of other exams might coincide such as CBSE Boards, NEET (UG), JEE Main and JEE Advanced. This will put pressure on authorities, as well as, hamper the performance of students in respective exams. This is also another reason why NEET 2021 dates might be shifted from the expected dates.

Another reason for this delay could be the inappropriate time for preparation. Most of the students start their preparations from class 11th. Delay in class 10th results and admissions to class 11th have caused a gap in preparations of NEET and other competitive exams. Similarly, students of class 11th and 12th are deprived of classroom education due to closure of schools and coaching institutes amid COVID-19 pandemic. This has deteriorated their preparations for the NEET 2021 examination.

In such a situation, it seems that the best option for NTA would be to postpone the dates for NEET 2021. Another relief that can be provided is a reduction in the NEET Syllabus for students, similar to the revised curriculum of CBSE, that has been released recently.

Will Reduced Syllabus Of Class 12th Change NEET 2021 Syllabus Too?

The closure of schools and delay in results due to the countrywide lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the academic calendar by over 5 months for students. The Ministry of Human Resource Development received around 1.5k suggestions from educationists on reducing the curriculum from class 9th to 12th. Accepting the suggestions, CBSE has decided to reduce the 30% of class 11th and 12th syllabus. As per the notice, the core concepts have been retained while a few topics from various NCERT and CBSE books have been deleted. Education Minister of India, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, also tweeted about the reduction in CBSE Syllabus.

CBSE confirmed the reduction in the class 11th & class 12th syllabus for 2021. However, there is no clarity on reduction of syllabus for Class 1st to 8th.

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What Topics Have Been Deleted For Class 11th and 12th?

CBSE has reduced the syllabus proportionally to the time lost. Classes usually resumed in April for Classes 12th and, in July for Class 11th (after 10th results). Many students want the government to reschedule the academic calendar without removing any topic.

Students can check the revised CBSE 2021 curriculum by visiting this page – CBSE Revised Curriculum 2021. Given below is the list of topics and chapters removed from the syllabus of PCB for Class 11th and 12th.

  • Topics/Chapters removed from Physics – Check here
  • Topics/Chapters removed from Chemistry – Check here
  • Topics/Chapters removed from Biology – Check here

The reduction is being appraised by many students while a few are criticising this move. On one hand this reduction will help students to focus on core topics effectively, while on the other hand, it could also mean less knowledge of certain topics.

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How Will This Impact NEET 2021 Syllabus?

NTA or MHRD has not announced any reduction in syllabus for the NEET 2021 exam or JEE Main 2021. NEET syllabus has been very similar to the CBSE curriculum in the past few years. However, there are some topics which are crucial to learn advanced concepts. Due to possible differences in the curriculum now, students might have to depend on the coaching institutes for grasping these advanced concepts.

NTA has clarified that there is no reduction in the syllabus for current year exams. NEET 2020 has already been postponed until 13th September 2020 due to exponential growing cases of the COVID-19 disease. Coaching Institutes usually start classes as early as April but are currently offering online classes to students, which also started around April 2020. While these institutes are trying to cover all the topics, it is yet questionable whether subsidising knowledge will help the students or deter their overall education quality?