Topiwala National Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai Central
Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, popularly and fondly known as Nair College, is generally the third choice for MBBS aspirants in Maharashtra after GS Medical College (KEM Hospital) and LT Municipal Medical College (Sion Hospital) get filled up.
Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital is a 5 minute walk from Mumbai Central Station (W.Rly.). Good connectivity to all parts of the city. People commuting by central line can come from Byculla. Most of the time the students are spending time in the campus itself and are not much bothered about which part of the city they are in.
- MBBS : 120
- BPTh (Physiotherapy): 10
- BOTh (Occupational Therapy): 10
- BASLP (Audio-Speech Language Pathology): 10
Dental (BDS) course is not available in Topiwala National Medical College but is offered by Nair Hospital Dental College, which is situated about 100 metres from Nair Hospital campus but is administratively a different institute. Ayurvedic (BAMS), Unani (BUMS), Homeopathic (BHMS), or Pharmacy (BPharm) courses are not available in TN Medical College.
15% of seats at all Government & Municipal, Medical and Dental colleges are reserved for candidates of the All India Entrance Examination nominated by the Director General of Health Services - Government of India. Please approach their office for details regarding this procedure. Director, All India Entrance Examination Board conducts this examination in the month of May. The examination is followed by interviews held in New Delhi.
Out of the remaining 85% seats, 50% seats are reserved for open merit and 50% are reserved for SC/ST/OBC & Nomadic Tribes.
TN Medical is an aided college and therefore does not take NRI students or foreign nationals.
The infrastructure is good enough with majority of the equipments in laboratories being in good condition.
- MBBS: Rs. 16,000/year
- B.Sc (OT/PT/ASLP): Rs. 2,200/year
Lots of communication problems otherwise helpful. All of them are MDs in their subjects and are quite renowned.
Students are sent to the following hospitals:
Kasturba Hospital and the very own Nair Hospitals.
There are abundant patients in these hospitals, so get a good opportunity to gain practical experience.
It is a good eclectic mixture of students from all parts of the country. Localities for around 40% of the strength. Like other medical colleges Boys to Girl ration isnt skewed, it 50:50 approx.
The crowd is quite friendly and students do mix up well with their batch mates. A few exceptions are always there.
The canteen is huge. It is the same canteen whcih the visitors to the hospital use, nevertheless there are a few tables reserved for the medical students. The canteen is spacious and always has a place to accodmodate the crowd students coming in. The food may not be the best but definitely edible. Half of the crowd thrives on it.
Maratha Mandir, the theatre very well known by the fans of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge because of its more than 500-week screening of the movie. There is a CCD nearby which is frequented by many students. The college being in South Bombay has many options, which can be reached by cabs or the busses or even train. Just hope that ou are able to smmugle some time for all this.
Quite strict about postings. Attendance for lectures is quite student friendly but then if you strech it to far letters are sent to parents on the non-fulfilment of minimum required attendance.
Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital
Dr. A.L. Nair Road, Mumbai- 400008.
A must take if you get it.