M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) – Course Details, Duration, Fees & Career Options

MBBS Doctor

Medical profession is considered to be the most noble and lucrative profession. In the Medical field, joining a M.B.B.S. course and becoming a Doctor is really very tough due to limited availability of seats. One has to put their maximum effort and should excel in board Exam as well as in Entrance Exam.

The full form of MBBS is “Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery“. As the nomenclature suggests, its a two separate Bachelor degree treated as one and conferred together. The duration of MBBS course in India is 5.5 years with 4.5 years of classroom study and ONE year rotating internship. On completion of the program, students are eligible to prefix “Dr.” before their name and to be called as a Doctor.


Eligibility for M.B.B.S.

The minimum eligibility for securing admission to MBBS program is clearing HSC(10+2) or equivalent examination with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English from a recognized board. Students should also clear NEET (UG) conducted by CBSE for MBBS and BDS admission.


MBBS Course Fee in India

The Course Fee for MBBS vary with Institutions. The Fee in Central Govt. Funded Institutions like AIIMS are heavily subsidized and may cost you around Rs. 10,000 per annum. The course fee in other institutions under All India Quota may cost you anywhere between Rs. 50,000 to Rs.2 lakhs annually. The course fee in Private Medical Colleges & Universities are not defined, it can be anywhere around Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.15 lakhs per annum.


Top TEN Medical Colleges for MBBS in India

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
  • JIPMER College, Puducherry
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  • University College of Medical Science & Research Centre, New Delhi


Syllabus / Subjects in MBBS

The MBBS program train students to acquire knowledge and skills for diagnosing and treating many diseases affecting Humans. The subjects taught in MBBS are

  • Anatomy
  • General Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Community Medicine
  • Dermatology & Venereology
  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery


Post Graduation after MBBS

After securing M.B.B.S. degree, aspirants can pursue post graduation with MD / MS / DNB / Diploma in various fields like

  • Anatomy
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Maternity & Child Health
  • Dermatology
  • Paediatrics
  • ENT
  • Cardiology
  • Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro Surgery
  • Organ Transplant Anaesthesia & Critical Care
  • Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Apart from Medical field, MBBS graduates can also pursue

  • MBA in Hospital Management
  • Masters in Health Administration(MHA)
  • Masters in Public Health
  • M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences


Career Options after MBBS

  • Start your own Clinic
  • Lecturer in any Medical College
  • Government Doctor in Government hospital
  • Junior Doctor in Private hospital
  • Hospital Management / Administration (After MBA in Hospital Management)
  • Clinical Research field
  • Medical Analyst
  • Medical reviewer

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