Education & Careers in India


Courses in India



Medical Science Courses are

Homeopathy Veterinary Physio Therapist
Pharmacists Optometry Radiologist & Radiotherapist Nursing Speech Therapist

Medical Regulatory Authorities

Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Dental Council of India (DCI) are the regulatory authorities in respect of medical and dental education, respectively. The students must take admission only to medical colleges and courses that are approved by the MCI and DCI.

Medical Education in India

Education in Medical and Dentistry is offered at four levels:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  2. Postgraduate diplomas in specific areas such as Child Health (DCH), Laryngology and Otology (DLO), Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGO) and postgraduate degree in broad specialities - Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), and Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)
  3. Postgraduate degree (super specialities)-Doctor of Medicine (DM), and Master of Chirurgiae (MCh) also known as post-doctoral degrees
  4. Research degree M.Phil and PhD.

There are also postdoctoral certificate courses (PDCC) of one-year duration in super-specialities open to holders of MD and MS degrees. Besides, the National Board of Examination (NBE) conducts examinations for the award of Diplomat of the National Board (DNB) as equivalent to postgraduate degrees (MD and MS) and post-doctoral degrees. Many medical colleges also offer MSc (Medical Non-clinical) courses.

Higher Level Courses In Medicine And Dentistry

  • MD/MS Clinical Sciences Anaesthesiology, Dermatology & Venereology, Medicine (General), Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiodiagnosis, Radiotherapy, Skin & Venereal Disease, Surgery (General), Transfusion Medicine, Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
  • Basic Clinical Sciences Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Forensic Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology
  • Others Community Medicine, Hospital Administration, Preventive & Social Medicine
  • DM Cardiology, Clinical Immunology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Medical Genetics, Medical Oncology, Neonatalogy, Nephrology, Neurology, Neuro Radiology
  • MCh Cardiothoracis Surgery, Oncology, Proctology, Genito-Urinary Surgery, Neurosurgery, paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Urology
  • MDS Prosthodontics, Orthodontics,Periodontics, Endodontics, Pedodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Public Health Dentistry, Operative Dentistry.

Eligibility and Entrance to Medical courses

The entry requirement for both MBBS and BDS courses is a pass in 10+2 examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science. The candidates must have completed 17 years on December 31 of the year of admission. All India common entrance test will be there for selection of candidates.

Note  : Open payment seats are available in several Private/trust medical colleges of  Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, UP and Bihar which are also open to respective state residents.



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