There are 36 medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh till the date. Out of these 22 colleges are in private management and 10 are government colleges. There are four autonomous colleges named as Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RGIMS). There are a total 4850 MBBS seats in all colleges including 1800 seats in Government Medical Colleges. The Government colleges are likely to add another 500 seats from 2012-13.
The Government is rationalising the faculty in the Government medical colleges in order to secure approval of Medical Council of India (MCI) for the additional seats. Apart from these, 100 seats would be available in the Government Medical College in Nizamabad. Further, three new private medical colleges, Apollo Medical College, Mallareddy Medical College and Vizag Medical College are going to start from 2012-13. These will have 100 seats each and some other private medical colleges have also secured additional seats on their own by fulfilling MCI guidelines. All these would add 100 more MBBS seats to the students of Andhra Pradesh.