Master of Chirurgiae


By- Akanksha Yadav

What is the M.Ch. course?

The full form of M.Ch. course is Master of Chirurgiae. It is a postgraduate course. The duration of this course is 3 years. The students can go for 3 years long M.Ch. course after completing their MS degree. If the student wants to study this course right after completing his/her MBBS degree, the duration of this course will be 5 years. This degree is considered to be the highest master's degree in the Surgical Science field. M.Ch degree holders are called super-speciality surgeons. After completion of this course, surgeons can perform scientific research in a specific field of surgery.

Some of the top medical colleges/institutes offering M.Ch. course is-

  • All India institute of medical Sciences – [AIIMS], New Delhi
  • Christian Medical College – [CMC], Vellore
  • Banaras Hindu University – [BHU], Varanasi
  • Kasturba Medical College – [KMC], Manipal
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research – [PGIMER], Chandigarh
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate. Medical education and research – [JIPMER], Pondicherry
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
  • King's George Medical University, Lucknow
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College

This course is available in various government and private colleges in India. The private colleges' fees are usually higher than the government colleges'. The average course fee in government colleges is INR 20,000-40,000 per annum and in private colleges, the average course fee is INR 80,000-1,00,000 per annum.

What is the duration of an M.Ch. course?

The duration of this course is 3 years. But if the student wants to pursue it right after doing MBBS course, the duration of this course will be 5 years.

Top specialisations available in M.Ch. course:

  • Cardiac surgery
  • General surgery
  • Urology
  • E.N.T
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Cardiovascular thoracic surgery
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Anatomy
  • Plastic surgery
  • Gastroenterology surgery


Duration : 3 years

Specialization : medical

Eligibilty & Entry Requirements

What is the eligibility required for the M.Ch. course?

The aspirants who are wishing to pursue M.Ch. course are advised to fulfil all the requirements of the course in order to get admission into the course. If the student fails to fulfil all the requirements of the course, his/her admission might get cancelled.

  • The student should have a professional master's degree in the field of medical science like MS, MD, DNB or equivalent.
  • The student should be registered with the Medical Council of India (MCI) or the State Medical Council.
  • The student should have cleared the entrance exam (NEET SS) or any other entrance examination before the cut-off date.
  • Students who have an MBBS degree can also opt for this course but the duration of the M.Ch. course will be 5-6 years.
  • The MBBS graduate should be registered with MCI or State Medical Council.

Top M.Ch. entrance examinations:

The main entrance examination for M.Ch. course is NEET SS (Super Speciality) examination. It is a national-level medical entrance examination which is conducted by the National Board of Examination [NBE]. Institutes like AIIMS, and PGIMER conduct their own entrance examination for admissions into M.Ch. courses.

Course Syllabus

What are the subjects in the M.Ch. course?

The students who are planning to pursue M.Ch. course can check the detailed syllabus of the course below.

First Year
Clinical exposure to bed responsibilities
On-call duties (houseman)-in patients only
Exposure to intensive care and artificial respiratory support with ventilators
Academic work-Journal Club/Topic Discussion
Protocol submission for research projects
Surgical work mainly as an assistant in all surgical procedures-emergency + electives. In addition, he/she is allowed a few operations under supervision.
Second Year
Ward responsibilities + outpatients (supervision of Ist year residents)
Project work
Perform emergency and elective operations as specified below
Academic presentation - topic discussion/journal clubs/ grand rounds and case conferences
Surgical work as outlined by the supervisor(s)
Third Year
Ward responsibilities similar to 2nd year + outpatients (supervision of Ist year)
Emphasis on completion of projects/data analysis
Academic work -as before along with intra-department clinical case presentations
Expected to perform major abdominal operations independently
Ward responsibilities (lesser duties) + outpatients
Submission of research projects
Clinical case presentation - 3 times/ week along with topic discussion
Surgical work as mentioned


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