Courses Under Medicine and Surgery

Medical and surgery is the field of study where one can learn scientific principles in order to treat diseases, prevent diseases and improve the standard or quality of life. In the medical field, there are several medicines and surgery courses available for senior secondary graduates in India. Some of the courses are like a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Dental Diploma, and so on. In this article, we are going to discuss medicine and surgery courses, its eligibility criteria and fees. Medical education and its accreditations are monitored and regulated by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

This organization is responsible for ensuring that all medical schools/colleges/universities provide the best medical education in India along with the specified guidelines and rules. Dental Council of India (DCI) and the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) also two other authorised bodies that approved dentist and pharmacy courses in India.

Courses under the Medicine Department

Medical is a separate department, under which there are many different courses. Some of which are listed below

  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Nephrology
Courses under Surgery department

Surgery is also a separate department which has many other courses. It depends on the capacity of a particular medical college are named according to the body organs or systems.

  1. General surgery
  2. Cardiothoracic surgery
  3. Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  4. Neurosurgery
  5. Orthopaedic
  6. Trauma and Emergencies
  7. Oncology
  8. Ophthalmology and ENT
Undergraduate Medicine and Surgery Courses

Here we have provided a list of the medicine and surgery courses with their duration, fees and eligibility criteria.  

Undergraduate Degree/Diploma

Full Form of Degree/Diploma

Duration

Fees

Minimum Requirements

BPT

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

4.5 years

Varies; Rs. 60,000 at Indian Institute of Health Education & Research in Patna;  Rs. 2 lakh at Arihant Institute of Paramedical Sciences

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCBE 45-50%

Entrance Exam

BNYS

Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences

5.5 years

Varies; Rs.45,000 annually (Sant Hirdaram Medical College, Bhopal) - Rs.1 lakh annually (JSS Institute, Coimbatore)

Age: 17-22

HSC/10+2 with 50% in PCB

BDS

Bachelor of Dental Sciences

5 years

Up to 10-12 lakh at the private institute; cheaper in govt institute

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCBE 50%

Entrance Exam

BHMS

Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery

5.5 years

Rs. 36,000 up to Rs.2-3 lakh

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCB 50%

Entrance Exam

DHMS

Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery

4 years

Varies based on the institution

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCB 50%

Entrance Exam

BAMS

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

5.5 years

Varies; Rs. 24,000 at Indian Medical Care Institute in New Delhi

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCB 50%

Entrance Exam

BUMS

Bachelor in Unani Medicine

5.5 years

Varies based on the institution

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCBE 50% or passed Pre-Tib 1-year Exam

Passed Urdu, Entrance Exam, Certificate of passing the  8th class examination in Hindi

BVSc & AH

Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry

5 years

Varies based on the institution

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCBE 50%

Pass All India Pre-Veterinary Test

Entrance Exam

B.Pharm.

Bachelor of Pharmacy

4.5 years

Varies based on the institution

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCB 50%

Entrance Exam

D.Pharm.

Diploma of Pharmacy

2 years

Varies based on the institution

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: CPB/M 40%

Entrance Exam

BOT

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

4.5 years

Varies based on the institution

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: CPB/Botany & Zoology 45-50%

Entrance Exam

Interview

BMLT

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology

3-4 years

Varies; Rs. 61,800 at S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences Management Technology & Research in Agra

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: Science 50%

Pre-University Vocational course with Lab Tech as a vocational subject

B.Sc. Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

4 years

About Rs. 60,000- 2,00,000

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCBE 45%, Entrance Exam

MBBS

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

5.5 years

From Rs. 332-970, up to 2-3 lakh

Age: 17

HSC/10+2: PCBE 50%

Entrance Exam


Career opportunities:-

Job Profiles:
  • Anaesthetist or Anaesthesiologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Chief Medical Officer (C.M.O)
  • Chiropodist
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Dermatologist
  • E.N.T. Specialist
  • Enterologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • General Practitioner
  • General Surgeon
  • Gynaecologist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Admitting Officer
  • Neurologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Obstetrician
  • Orthopaedist
  • Paediatrician
  • Pathologist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Radiologist
  • Resident Medical Officer
Medicine and Surgery Employment Areas-
  • Medical Colleges
  • Medical Foundation/Trust
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmaceutical &
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Polyclinics
  • Private Practice
  • Research Institutes
  • Biomedical Companies
  • Health Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories

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