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Medical colleges in West Bengal

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West Bengal is considered to be one of the most talented states in all terms. No matter it is dance, art or education. When it comes to education, west Bengal has a long way to go in terms of medical education.


At present, west Bengal has approximately 20 private and government medical institutes under recognized universities. These colleges offer courses like MBBS, BPT, B pharmacy, BAMS, BDS, BUMS, BMLT, MS, MD and many more medical courses.

The admissions to these colleges are done by entrance exams. One of the national level exam is NEET accepted by the state institute. Apart from that, there is one more entrance exam called WBJEE which is one of the most popular and widely accepted by all the institutes of West Bengal.

Let us talk about the medical colleges of the state and how to get admission in them.

Top medical colleges

West Bengal has approximately 20 institutes and colleges for medical studies. Some of the most reputed institutes are

  • Bankura Sammilani Medical College
  • Burdwan Medical College & Hospital
  • Calcutta National Medical College
  • Medical College, Kolkata
  • Nilratan Sircar Medical College
  • North Bengal Medical College
  • RG Kar Medical College
  • Gramin medical college and hospital
  • KPC medical college and hospital
  • Midnapore medical college
  • Malda medical college
  • Murshidabad medical college

Admissions to the medical college

Admission to these medical colleges in done on the basis of entrance exams. NEET is the primary entrance exam considered for the medical studies.

Apart from it, another important entrance exam for west Bengal is WBJEE. West Bengal joint entrance examination is conducted by WBJEEB (West Bengal joint entrance examination) for admissions to medical, dental and pharmacy courses. The WBJEE score is accepted by all the institutes mentioned above and some other self financed institutes.

How to apply for WBJEE?

Mostly people get confused about how to apply for WBJEE. In the lack of guidance and awareness, they may end up missing chance or making bad decisions. So it is very important to know about the procedure and requirements for WBJEE.

WBJEE application process will start from July 20, 2017. Before applying for it, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for the same. The basic eligibility requirements consider the citizenship of the candidate, age limit and certain academic requirements.

WBJEE also employs a reservation criterion in which some seats are reserved for candidates from SC/ST / PwD/OBC-A/OBC-B.

Four essentials for WBJEE

WBJEE eligibility criteria pave the way towards the next four essentials of WBJEE exam.

Let us check these all one by one.

WBJEE application process: post meeting the eligibility criteria, candidate is required to fill up the form. WBJEE application process is as simple as other exam process. It includes registration, filling up of form and uploading the documents. After doing all these steps, candidate has to pay the application fee.

WBJEE exam: one who has paid the fee and want to get admission to a reputed medical college for better future must prepare well for the exam. Preparing well means making yourself familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus. WBJEE exam syllabus is released way before the commencement of the exam.

Thus you have enough time to prepare for it and master yourself in the topics you are weak at.

WBJEE results: post giving the exam comes WBJEE results which are released on the official website of WBJEE. This forms the basis for merit list and cut off fixed by all the institutes accepting WBJEE scores.

WBJEE counselling: the last step which makes sure whether you are selected or not is WBJEE counseling. It shortlists some candidates for admission process as per assigned criteria. Allotment of seat in the institutes and document verification is done in the counseling process. Candidates clearing the exam and attending the counseling are allotted seats in medical colleges.

From now on they can start their race to follow their dreams!!

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