Mapped: Distribution of Medical Colleges in India

44% of the total UG medical seats are in South India

Updated - January 17, 2018 04:08 pm IST

Published - January 16, 2018 03:52 pm IST - Chennai

44% of UG medical seats are in South India. Picture for representational purpose only.

44% of UG medical seats are in South India. Picture for representational purpose only.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, recently said in Parliament that 85 applications to set up new medical colleges across the country had been received for the academic year 2018-19.

In this context, The Hindu takes a look at the existing number of government and private medical colleges in each state.

Hover over/click on any state to see the exact number of colleges in that state:



Data shows that there are a higher number of medical colleges in South India. South Indian states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana account for 44% of UG seats and 39% of PG seats.

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