M. B. B. S.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M. B. B. S.) are the two first professional undergraduate degrees awarded upon graduation from medical school in medicine and surgery by universities in various countries that follow the tradition of the United Kingdom. The naming suggests that they are two separate degrees; however, in practice, they are usually treated as one and awarded together.The students complete a course of four and a half years followed by one year of a compulsory rotatory internship before applying for the degree. Regulating Authority is planning to reduce course by six month means it will be four year duration with credit based system.

The course is divided into four parts with only the second part lasting one and a half years. Students take an examination at the end of each part. The first part comprises pre-clinical subjects: anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The second part includes para-clinical subjects: pharmacology, microbiology, pathology and forensic medicine. The third part comprises clinical subjects and is divided into Part I comprising preventive and social medicine, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology and Part II comprising general medicine, general surgery & orthopedics, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology respectively. The 12 month internship is compulsory to attain both the degrees and registration with the Medical Council of India.

Following M. B. B. S. they can apply for post graduate (specialty) courses which will be for 2 to 3 years they will receive a degree as M. D., M. S., D. N. B. depending on the subjects. Following this they can also further do super specialty courses in Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Immunology etc. for 3 more years, they will be awarded the degree as D. M. (medical), M. Ch. (surgical), D. N. B. (medical/surgical).

P. G. Diploma in Clinical Pathology (D. C. P.)

The postgraduate program intends to impart medical education to graduands to prepare competent specialists capable enough to recognize health needs of an individual or a community and shoulder professional commitment judicially aligning to the guidelines of the national health policy.They must mandatorily master skills retaining to the speciality required to be practiced at the secondary and tertiary levels of the healthcare delivery system. It is expected of them to be aware of contemporary advances and developments in the discipline concerned. They must also be skilled and qualified enough with both theoretical and practical knowledge and dexterous surgical skills to train and develop fellow faculties in their respective specialties.

P. G. Diploma in Radiotherapy (D. M. R. T.)

A postgraduate specialist having undergone the required training

  • must be proficient in recognizing health needs of community
  • needs to be competent to handle effectively the medical problems
  • must be aware of the recent advances pertaining to his speciality


PG students shall acquire the basic skills in teaching medical or paramedical students. They are advised to be enlightened about the principles of research and methodology and modes of consulting library as mostly post graduation necessitates self study and research.

P. G. Diploma in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (D. P. M. R.)

This program proposes to standardize Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation teaching at the postgraduate level throughout the country so that it will benefit in achieving uniformity in postgraduate as well as undergraduate medical teaching. The prospective graduands are expected to be able to treat patients with functional disability, physical impairments or deformities to enhance and restore optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues, and nervous system as in stroke patients.

P. G. Diploma in Anaesthesiology (D. A.)

The program relates to study of use and effects of various kinds of anaesthetics to human beings imparts the basics of intensive transphysion therapy, pharamcology and pharmacodynamics of inhaling anaesthetics, anesthesia in traumatology and orthopedics, pediatrics and neonatology, toxicology and the likes. The dosage of the anaesthetics differ from patient to patient depending on their condition. The course will help the student to monitor and direct the usage of anesthesia during the surgical operations.

P. G. Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (D. L. O.)

This program has been devised with tha aim to produce a competent Otorhinolaryngologist who competent in recognizing the health needs of ENT patients and carrying out professional obligations aligning with the principles of National Health Policy and professional ethics. They must acquire competencies pertaining to ENT that are required to be practiced in the community as well as all the levels of health care system. They should have acquired skills in effectively communicating with the patient, family and community and must be enlightened about the contemporary advances and developments in medical science as related to Otolaryngology. They needed to be oriented to the principles of research methodology and should be compatible enought to educate medical and paramedical professionals.

P. G. Diploma in Ophthalmology (D. O.)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmology builds on medical and surgical concepts learned in anatomy, physiology and ophthalmic diseases during the graduate degrees. Ophthalmology proposes to avert blindness, ascertain ocular health and rehabilitate patients with visual imparity. The program pertains to but is not limited to the study in ocular anatomy, physiology, optics, genetics, pathology, practical ophthalmic science. As demanded by most of the postgraduate diploma courses, they are expected to be capable of practicing at the secondary and tertiary level of the health care delivery system by the time of completion of the program. Postgraduate program generally demands self-directed study methodologies and necessitates gaining knowlegde emanating from clinical and academic work. Basic expertise in teaching and training the specialty are also essential.

P. G. Diploma in Psycological Medicine (D. P. M.)

This program intends to provide the prospective graduand with practical competencies.Acquisition of practical competencies being the keystone of postgraduate medical education, postgraduate training is skills oriented. Learning in postgraduate program is essentially self-directed and primarily emanating from clinical and academic work. The formal sessions are merely meant to supplement this core effort.

P. G. Diploma in Child Health (D. C. H.)

The program intends to facilitate affordable access to an international standard of practice for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in pediatrics and all its sub-specialty areas for a range of patients spanning from neonates to adolescents. The program is devised to educate doctors and nurses who have studied the latest evidence based recommendations for prevention, management and treatment.

P. G. Diploma in Dermatology Venerology & Leprosy (D. D. V. L.)

The programs intends to impart to the postgraduate student, professional competence in diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases, common skin diseases, cosmetic dermatological diseases and leprosy independently. Graduant must independently be able to attend medical emergencies related to skin, venereal diseases and leprosy and adopt preventive measures at individual and community levels against communicable and non-communicable venereal diseases, skin diseases, leprosy and other such ailments. They should be qualified with skills to impart necessary knowledge and laboratory skills to other medical or paramedical faculties. They should also be able to observe the basic responsibilities and duties discharged unto him as a professional with compassion and sense of justice.