Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


What is the MBBS course?

The full form of the MBBS course is the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. It is a 5.5-year-long undergraduate course for students who want to become doctors. The duration of this course is of five years and six months which includes one year of rotational internship at hospitals, health centres, and health camps organised by non-profit organisations (NGOs). 

During the MBBS program, the students study subjects like anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, community health & medicine, paediatrics, and surgery etc. After completion of the course, the students can work in both private and public hospitals. They can work as a general physician, paediatricians, medical coders, medical assistants, medical surgeons, medical officers etc. The average salary student can expect after completing MBBS is INR 5-6 LPA.

There are various MBBS colleges in India. The average course fee in these colleges is INR 30,000 to INR 2 lakhs per annum.

What is the duration of the MBBS program?

The duration of an MBBS program is 5.5 years which includes 1 year of rotatory internship. The internship is a mandatory part of the program. Without completing the one-year internship, the students don't get the completion certificate of the MBBS program. 

Specialisations available in MBBS course:

Some of the specialisations which are available in the MBBS course are given below.

  • Ophthalmology
  • General medicine
  • General surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Paediatrics
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedics

Top recruiting companies:

  • Medanta Hospitals
  • Fortis Healthcare Ltd
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Apollo Munich Health Industries Co Ltd
  • Sri Ganga Ram Hospital
  • Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre
  • Wockhardt Ltd
  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd
  • Cipla Ltd
  • Religare Health Insurance Company Ltd

Duration : 5.5 years

Specialization : Medicine, surgery

Eligibilty & Entry Requirements

What is the eligibility required for the MBBS course?

The eligibility criteria are one of the most important requirements to fulfil for admission. Any student who is planning to pursue an MBBS course should know the eligibility requirements of the program. If the student fails to fulfil all the requirements of the course, he/she will not get admission. That is why the student should make sure that he/she meets all the requirements. The detailed MBBS eligibility criteria have been provided below for the aspirants.

  • The student should have qualified for his/her class 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects.
  • The student should have cleared the exam with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (for the general category). For the reserved category, the minimum mark requirement is 40%. 
  • The student should have cleared the required medical entrance examination. Some colleges conduct their own entrance examination while some accept the NEET examination scores. 
  • The minimum age requirement is 17 years to register for the NEET exam.
  • The upper age limit for this course is 25 years.

Course Syllabus

What are the subjects in the MBBS course?

The students who are going to take admission into the MBBS course can check the semester-wise subjects of the course here. The subjects of all 10 semesters are mentioned below in the table. The students will do 6 months mandatory internship after the completion of 10 semesters.


Fundamentals of Disease and Treatment

Locomotor System

Introduction to Medical Practice I

Introduction to Molecular Medicine

Cell Biology

Introduction of Embryology and Histology


Health and the Environment

Neuroscience 1 (Peripheral System)

Basic Haematology

Respiratory System

Healthcare Concepts



General Pathology

Environmental Pathology


Nutrition Disorders

Hereditary Disorder



Systemic Pathology

Alimentary System


Common Symptoms and Signs

Cardiovascular System



Special Pathology

Growth Disturbance and Neoplasia

Clinical Pathology


General Pathology



Epidemiology of communicable diseases

Reproductive and child health

Epidemiology of non‐communicable diseases



Infectious disease

Diseases of the immune system, connective tissue and joints

Nutritional disease

Haematology and Oncology

Geriatric disease



Endocrine disease

Brain Death, Organ donation, Organ preservation

Metabolic and Bone disease

Nervous system

Emergency medicine and critical care



Nervous system

Environmental disorders, poisoning and snake bite

Kidney disease

Emergency medicine and critical care

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