Master of Surgery


By- Akanksha Yadav

What is the MS course?

The full form of the MS course is Master of Surgery. It is a 3 year long postgraduate medical program. After completing this program, the students become surgeons in their respective fields of specialisation. Under this course, various specialisations subjects are available. The student can choose any subject of their choice for specialisation. The upper age limit for the aspirant applying for this MS course should not exceed more than 35 years.

Admission into this course is given on the basis of marks obtained in the MBBS program and the student's performance in the qualifying entrance examination. During this course, the aspirants study human body parts, diseases, and different surgical techniques to treat and prevent those diseases.

What is the duration of the course:

The duration of this programme is 3 years. These three years are then divided into 6 semesters. During the program, the students can choose their preferred subject of specialisation. 

Specialisations available:

Some of the specialisations available in the MS courses are mentioned below.

  • Orthopaedics
  • Urology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • General Surgery
  • Ayurveda 
  • Anatomy
  • Anaesthesia
  • Neurosurgery
  • Traumatology and Surgery

Top recruiting areas:

After completion of the MS degree, the students can work in the following fields.

  • Government Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Starting their private practice
  • Teaching jobs
  • Join the Army/Air Force etc as Surgeon
  • Researchers at research institutes
  • Biochemical Companies

The MS degree holders can work as

  • Surgeons at private and government hospitals
  • Work as a Researcher at different research institutions
  • Work at Bio-chemical Companies
  • Consultancy Services in various hospital
  • Working with different Non-profit Organisation

Top recruiting organisations:

After the MS degree, the graduates can work in the following organisations.

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Fortis Medical Research Institute
  • Max Hospital
  • Medanta Hospitals
  • Kokilaben Hospital
  • Lilawati Hospitals
  • Tata memorial Hospitals
  • AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)

Duration : 3 years

Specialization : medicine

Eligibilty & Entry Requirements

What is the eligibility asked for the MS course?

The students are advised to check the eligibility of the course before taking admission. The candidate should meet all the requirements of the course in order to get admission. If the student doesn't meet all the requirements, he/she will not get admission into the course.

  • The student should have an MBBS degree with 50% marks for General Category Candidates. It is 40% for the students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes from a recognised medical college/institute.
  • The student should have completed the one-year mandatory rotatory internship and get the completion certificate of the same issued by March 31 of the academic year.
  • The student should have a provisional or permanent registration certificate issued by MCI or State Medical Council (SMC).
  • Admission is strictly done based on academic merit. 
  • The student should have qualified for the relevant entrance exam with requisite marks. Some colleges conduct their own entrance exam while some accept national-level entrance examination marks like the NEET PG exam.

Some of the top entrance examinations for MS courses are given below.

  • NEET PG- The full form of this examination is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate). It is a national-level medical entrance examination which is conducted by the National Board of Education (NBE).
  • AIIMS PG- This examination is conducted by AIIMS. It is an institute-level entrance examination.
  • PGIMER- It is a university-level examination conducted twice a year in January and July by the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER). Through this exam, the students get admission into various postgraduate courses in medical science like DM/MCH, Research Fellowship, and Medical diploma etc.

Course Syllabus

What are the subjects in the MS course?
The students can check the semester-wise subjects listed below.

Semester I

Semester II

General Surgery

General Surgery


Neuro Surgery

Radiology and Radiotherapy

Plastic Surgery

Ortho and Traumatology


Pediatric Surgery







Semester III

Semester IV

General Surgery


Intensive Coaching



Semester V

Semester VI

Research Project Research Project

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