India is facing a shortage of qualified doctors. Although not a new problem, it continues to be a significant issue across the country. One of the ironies of this shortage of doctors is the higher than average number of students in India trying to earn an MBBS in Delhi or other medical universities in India.
A Closer Look at the Numbers
Unfortunately, the small numbers in graduating classes from the universities offering an MBBS in Delhi and across the country do little to help this shortage.
While the numbers vary from year to year, it is not uncommon for tens of thousands of students to apply for seats in MBBS programs in the country that are able to provide education for just around 82,000 new students every year. This number includes public and private medical schools and students working towards both non-clinical and clinical specializations.
To make matters even more complicated, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, which is considered the top program offering the MBBS in Delhi, accepts less than 100 students each year out of the up to 90,000 applicants.
In addition to the shortage of seats, an MBBS in India can be costly. Students attending government universities can typically expect fees from INR 20,000 to up to INR 7.5 lakh. Private colleges are significantly more expensive, with fees up to INR 1 Cr.
The challenges in obtaining a seat combined with the costs involved make and MBBS abroad a better option for many students and their families.
At Zordha, we help students to understand the options and the challenges in pursuing an MBBS in Delhi. For more assistance on choosing the best MBBS program, see us online.