I am Manoj studying in Standard XII – Science. I would like to know how I should go about entering the Medical line. Which are the colleges in Mumbai/ Maharashtra to which I can get admission into. If I have an OBC certificate will it help me get admission into Medical? Also I would like to know when the CET exams are held after standard XII and which are the colleges I can get admission after the CET exams?
To get into medicine, you can study one of the medical science courses that are offered after 10+2 with Science (you must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology). The courses that are offered are – MBBS (allopathic medicine), BDS (Dental Science), BHMS (Homeopathy), BAMS (Ayurved) and BUMS (Unani). To study any of these in Mumbai and Maharashtra, you have three options:
1) Appear for MH-CET (Maharashtra Health Sciences Common Entrance Test) conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Government of Maharashtra for admission to health science courses.
MH-CET will be held in April month every year. You can collect the information brochure and application form from your college/school on or before 8th March and submission of the form is in March month.
2) Appear for the CBSE-PMT examination conducted by CBSE and get admission into MBBS course in any of the 15% seats reserved for all India candidates in all the medical colleges in Maharashtra funded by the Government. The examination is held in May and last date of application for this year’s examination is over.
3) Appear for entrance examinations conducted by institutions where candidates are admitted through all India entrance tests.
For OBC candidates, seats in all Medical colleges are reserved as per Government of India policies. But all candidates have to appear and qualify in the MH-CET/ CBSE-PMT/ other entrance examinations to be considered for admission.
Some of the colleges offering medical science courses in Mumbai and Maharashtra:
Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Sion, Mumbai- 400022 (BAMS)
Ayurved College (Affiliated to Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University), Pune- 411043 (BAMS)
Bharati Vidyapeeth's Homeopathic Medical College, Pune (BHMS)
Bharati Vidyapeeth's New Medical College, Erandawane, Pune- 411038 (MBBS)
Bharati Vidyapeet's Dental College and Hospital, Katraj Dhankawadi Education Complex, Puna Satara Road, Pune- 411043 (BDS)
Grant Medical College, Byculla, Mumbai- 400008 (MBBS)
Government Dental College and Hospital, P.D., Mello Road, Fort, Mumbai- 400001 (BDS)
K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Ayur Vihar, Eastern Express Highway, Sion, Mumbai- 400077 (MBBS)
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai- 200022 (MBBS)
Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai- 400209 (MBBS)
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyanagar, Sector-7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai- 400706 (MBBS, BDS)
Sethi G.S. Medical College and King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai- 400012 (MBBS)
Topiwala National Medical College, Dr. A.L. Nair Road, Mumbai- 400008 (MBBS)
Terna Medical College, Sector-1, Phase-1, Kopar-Khairane, Navi Mumbai- 400701 (MBBS)
Tibbia College and Hospital (University of Bombay), Baitul Aman, Mumbai- 400008 (BUMS)
Unani Medical College and Hospital, KB Hidayatullah Road, Pune- 411001 (BUMS)
Yerala Homeopathic Medical College and Research Centre, Curry Road, Mumbai- 400012 (BHMS)
Institutions where admission is based on all India entrance test:
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 411 001
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Sewagram, Wardha 442 102