Located in Vijayawada, Government Siddhartha Medical College is one of the most prestigious medical colleges of Andhra Pradesh. With just 150 seats, this college promises to provide the best healthcare education through undergraduate and postgraduate diploma programs and well-trained and highly educated teaching staff.
The college is headed by Dr. R. Sasank, M.B.B.S. from Andhra Medical College, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra University (1981), MD (Pathology) from JJM Medical College, Davangire, University of Mysore (1987). He started as a tutor in this college in 1981 and assumed the charge of Principal in 2014.
The Siddhartha Medical College was constituted by Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education, Vijayawada – 10 in 1980 and was later handed over to the then established, A.P. University of Health Sciences in 1986.
Siddhartha Medical College is recognized by the Medical Council of India, thus giving its MBBS and MD students the freedom to practice in any part of India. The campus is spread across 1,48,000 sq.ft. of 57 acres of land.
The college was linked to the NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada till 2000 but was eventually brought under the direct control of the Director of Medical Education. However, after being recognized by the Medical Council of India, it was again attached to the NTR University.
Siddhartha Medical College has also collaborated with various other government hospitals where its students get a hands-on experience of what they are taught.
Siddhartha Medical College is a co-ed institution and has separate hostels for boys and girls. It has spacious classrooms, state-of-art laboratories, and computer labs, along with a great library, auditorium, cafeteria, and blood bank. Students can enjoy playing their favorite sports in its huge playground. Transportation is provided to the students as well.
For pursuing undergraduate courses from Siddhartha Medical College, one can apply through NEET UG Medical Examination, and to do a PG program, one can apply through national NEET PG Medical exam. Admission through Andhra Pradesh NEET State Entrance Test is also a possibility
Note – The students seeking admissions in Siddhartha Medical College must fit the eligibility criteria mentioned under the admission guidelines.
Students seeking admission in Siddhartha Medical College should have completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before December 31 of the year of his/her admission to the first year of MBBS/ BDS program.
For undergraduate courses
For postgraduate courses
The students seeking admission in undergraduate courses are required to carry the below-mentioned documents.
The students taking admission in post-graduation courses are required to carry original copies of:
The fees structure of Siddhartha Medical College ranges from Rs 30,000 to 1 lakh per year, depending upon the course. The hostel fee is Rs 3500 per month.
Siddhartha Medical College promises a bright career. With just 150 students and 250 faculty members, it assures every student gets the best of the education facilities provided by the college.
A lot of Siddhartha Medical College alumni are successful doctors in the US. Dr. Naga Pushpa Guntupalli, who completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Siddhartha Medical College, is one of them. According to the Riverside Healthcare website, she completed her adult psychiatry residency from Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass and will now look after in-patient psychiatric patients in Riverside Medical Center.
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