What are medical courses?

Medical courses are vocational or even technical degree programs that students interested in medicine and surgery can opt for. Indian colleges offer various courses to meet the growing demand for doctors, surgeons and pharmacologists. The foundation of this discipline is the want to help people who may be suffering from various diseases or illnesses, and work towards a better state of living.

To find out more about various medical courses offered in India, read on.

Job Prospects at UG Level

After completing undergraduate medical courses, several avenues open for candidates depending upon their area of specialisation. These opportunities include:

·         Cardiologist

·         Dermatologist

·         Neurologist

·         Nutritionist

·         Physician

·         Paediatrician

·         Radiologist

·         Bacteriologist

·         Chief Medical Officer

·         General Surgeon

·         Resident Medical Officer

·         Obstetrician

·         Pathologist

·         ENT

·         Enterologist

·         Dental Hygienist

·         Dental Assistant

·         Oral Pathologist

·         Dental Surgeon

·         Dental Lab Technician


Also, pass outs of MBBS medical courses can serve biomedical companies, health care centres, hospitals, laboratories, medical colleges, nursing homes and research institutes, as well as go into private practice.


Job Prospects at PG Level

There are a lot of options available for students who complete their postgraduate medical courses, including MD, MS and MDS. MDs can serve in the capacities of bacteriologists, chiropodists, gynaecologists, obstetricians, pathologists, anaesthetist or anesthesiologists, physicians, physiologists, paediatricians, and nutritionists among others. On the other hand, pass outs of MS courses can look forward to job prospects like the cardiothoracic surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, neonatal surgeon, ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon, endocrine surgeon, colorectal surgeon, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, paediatric surgeon, vascular surgeon, urological surgeons, etc.


MDS pass outs can apply for profiles like:

·         Dental Hygienist

·         Oral Pathologist

·         Public Health Specialists

·         Professors

·         Dental Surgeon

·         Dental Assistant

·         Private Practitioners


Skill Sets Required


A basic skill set is mandatory for all candidates who want to pursue a medical degree be it at the undergraduate level or postgraduate one. These skills will help you in becoming more efficient at the job. A doctor or surgeon needs to have, primarily, good communication skills because the patient interaction is the basic requirement in this field. Patience is also a very important trait.

·         Communication skills

·         Observation skills

·         Patience

·         Confidence

·         Empathy

·         Respectfulness

·         Thoroughness


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Medical at UG Level: Eligibility, Admission Process, Course Fee and Entrance Exams

Eligibility Criteria:

At the undergraduate level, candidates interested in pursuing medical courses need to have a science background with a minimum of 50 percent marks at the 10+2 level. They need to have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English at the intermediate examination level. Also, a candidate must be at least 17 years of age and less than 25 years.

Admission Process:


·         Common Entrance Test: Most of the top Indian colleges offering medical courses consider scores obtained in National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), which is organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Below mentioned are some of the reputable colleges that accept NEET scores for admission to undergraduate medical courses:

·         Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)

·         Christian Medical College (CMC)

·         Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)

·         Kasturba Medical College

·         Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS)

·         Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS)

·         SDM College of Dental Sciences

Apart from the national-level NEET, other states and college-specific entrance exams conducted to enrol students to medical courses in India include:

·         VMU AICEE - Vinayaka Missions University All India Common Entrance Examination

·         MHT CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

·         KCET – Karnataka Common Entrance Test

·         BHU PMT – Banaras Hindu University Pre Medical Test

·         DUMET – Delhi University Medical/Dental Entrance Test

·         All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Along with NEET scores, some colleges, like Christian Medical College, also conduct an online aptitude test to enrol students to undergraduate medical courses.

Duration, Delivery Type, and Fee Structure:



Delivery Type

Fee Structure (INR)

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

5.5 years to 7.5 years


1,500 per year to 7.6 lacs per year

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

4 years to 5 years


23,000 per year to 5 lacs per year


Medical at PG Level: Eligibility, Admission Process, Course Fee and Entrance Exams

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who want to pursue medical courses at the Master’s level need to have an undergraduate-level degree i.e. for MD/ MS programs, an MBBS degree is required, and for MDS, a BDS degree is required. Candidates also need to have completed their 12 months of rotating internship.

Admission Process:


  • Common Entrance Test – Several colleges offering postgraduate medical courses require scores from NEET PG (National Eligibility Entrance Test for Post-graduation) which is organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
  • NEET MDS - National Eligibility Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery is another common entrance test conducted at the national level to enrol students to MDS medical courses.

College Specific Exams: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts AIIMS PG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences Post Graduate Entrance Examination) at the national level to enrol students to postgraduate medical courses. Also, it is held two times in a year.

Below mentioned is the list of reputable colleges that provide postgraduate medical courses:

·         Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)

·         Christian Medical College (CMC)

·         Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)

·         Kasturba Medical College

·         Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS)

·         Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS)

·         SDM College of Dental Sciences

Duration, Delivery Type, and Fee Structure:



Delivery Type

Fee Structure (INR)

MD (Doctor of Medicine)

3 years


1,900 per year to 12.5 lacs per year

MS (Master of Surgery)

3 years


1,900 per year to 15.1 lacs per year

MDS (Master of Dental Surgery)

3 years


19,000 per year to 12.1 lacs per year


Specialization at UG Level

Most of the colleges that offer medical courses provide their students with opportunities to gain specialisation in areas, including:

·         Orthopaedics

·         Ophthalmology

·         Paediatrics

·         Radiotherapy

·         Obstetrics and Gynaecology

·         Dermatology

·         Anaesthesiology

Specialization at PG Level

Candidates who are pursuing MD medical courses can specialize in the following disciplines:

·         Cardiology

·         Clinical Pharmacology

·         Endocrinology

·         Neurology

·         Rheumatology

·         Pulmonary Medicine

·         Gastroenterology

·         Nephrology

·         Clinical Haematology

MS students can specialise in:

·         Otorhinolaryngology

·         General Surgery

·         Obstetrics and Gynaecology

·         Ophthalmology

·         Orthopaedics


MDS students can specialise in:

·         Prosthodontics

·         Orthodontics

·         Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

·         Periodontics

·         Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

·         Operative Dentistry

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