Five most sought-after medical colleges in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack

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SCB Medical College and Hospital. (Photo courtesy:

It is always a tough choice to make when it comes to pick the right colleges or universities for higher or professional courses. The medical services industry is yet another competitive field in terms of academics and work. Each year, Indian students aim to ace the NEET exams—National Entrance Examination Test. The exam is usually taken at an entrance level by all medical colleges so far.

Here is a list of top medical colleges in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences [KIMS], Bhubaneswar

First established in 1992 as Industrial Training Institute, but later in 2017 renamed to Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology [KIIT]. Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences or better known as KIMS is part of the parent KIIT Group. It is a private academic institution that offers a variety of programmes in UG, Masters and Doctoral levels of study. It received an ‘A’ rank from the NAAC.


Collegedunia : 8.6 / 10

Shiksha : 4.3 / 5

Courses offered : B.Tech, B.Com [Hons.], MBBS, BBA, B.Tech, M.C.A, BCA

Number of Students : 27,000

Address: KIIT Road, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024.

Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar

IMS & SUM Hospital is a private institution and begun offering MMBS courses from 2007 upon the permission of the Medical Council of India. It is affiliated with Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan.


Collegedunia :8.2 / 10

Shiksha : 4.4 / 5

Courses offered : MBBS, M.D, M.S

Number of Students : 750 including interns

Address: K8 Lane 1, Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751003.

Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar

A private college that was established in 2006 and had been affiliated too. Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital offers only dental programmes.


Collegedunia : 7.4 / 10

Shiksha : 4.4 / 5

Courses offered : BDS

Number of Students : 336

Address: High Tech Hospital Road, Pandara, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751025.

SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack

It is also known as SCB, a public medical college named after Srirama Chandra Bhanja —erstwhile maharaja of Mayurbhanj State. It is considered as one of the oldest centre’s that promises medical teaching and training in India. An undergraduate institution that offers various medical and surgical disciplines.


Collegedunia : 8.4 / 10

Shiksha : 4.6 / 5

Courses offered : MBBS

Number of Students : 2,137

Address: Manglabag, Mangalabag, Cuttack, Odisha 753007.

Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack

An autonomous research institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of India. It was first established in 1975 and is affiliated to Utkal University.


Collegedunia : 8.3 / 10

Shiksha : 3.9 / 5

Courses offered : M.P.T, MOT, BPO, Diploma, B.P.T, BOT

Number of Students: 299

Address : Olatpur, P.O. Bairoi Cuttack [District Cuttack] Orissa, India – 754010.


For students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, the mentioned colleges are the most sought-after institutions in the year 2021. Apart from students of Odisha, even students from different states can also take a deeper look at the mentioned campuses.

by City Buzz Staff

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