Doctorate of Medicine (MD) Anaesthesia Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Stream Medicine
Duration 3-years
Course Anaesthesia
Course Type Post Graduate

MD Anaesthesia is a 3-year postgraduate degree in medicine. The eligibility for which is MBBS degree from MCI recognized institute with minimum qualified marks as required.

Top Institutes offering MD Anaesthesia course are:

Selection of eligible candidates is based on the rank obtained in the national level entrance National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Post Graduate (NEET-PG). AIIMS conducts its own entrance examination and selection is based on the obtained merit. The average tuition fee in India for MD Anaesthesia course ranges around INR 25 lakhs for private institutes, however, it is as low as INR 5K for AIIMS

MD Anaesthesia refers to the practice of administering medications either by injection or by inhalation that will induce a temporary state of loss of sensation or awareness, thus blocking operative pain and suffering. Anaesthesia includes analgesia (relief or prevention from pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (memory loss), or unconsciousness. Generally, a patient is anesthetized to perform painless medical procedures (surgery or dentistry) that would otherwise cause severe or intolerable pain.

Anaesthetists are qualified doctors who hold an MBBS and MD degree in medicine and have at least 2 years of work experience in medical practice.

MD Anaesthesia: Course Highlights

Listed here are the major highlights of the course.

Name of the course M.D. in Anaesthesia
Course Level Post Graduate
Duration 3 years, full time
Stream Medicine
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility MBBS degree recognized by the Medical Council of India
Admission Process Based on results of the entrance examination (NEET) or personal interview in some cases
Average Course Fee INR 5K to 25 Lakh
Average Starting Salary INR 1 to 12 Lakhs
Top Recruiting Companies Apollo Hospitals, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Wockhardt Hospital, Columbia Asia, Medanta, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Max Hospital, etc.

MD Anaesthesia: What is it About? 

The course essentially aims to train eligible candidates in:

  • administering drugs that reduce or eliminate chronic pain that a patient might undergo during surgical procedures.
  • managing administration of Anaesthesia to patients of all ages keeping the risk factor in mind and all types of surgical subspecialties, both for elective and emergency procedures.
  • demonstrating skills in ethical, medical, and legal aspects related to the practice of anesthesiology, besides critical care.
  • developing diagnostic skills and becoming efficient in laboratory procedures relevant to the diagnosis and evaluation of patients.
  • developing competency in managing critically ill patients in emergency and Intensive Care Units (ICU) requiring routine to advanced monitoring, mechanical ventilation and other procedures.

The three broad categories of Anaesthesia are:

  • General Anaesthesia– This is a state of controlled and complete unconsciousness, where the patient has no memory of the procedure and feels nothing. It includes all major operations related to brain or lungs or heart or abdomen or major arteries.
  • Sedation– It involves using less amounts of Anaesthesia to create a ‘sleep-like’ state, thus leaving the patient physically and mentally awake, but not unconscious.
  • Regional Anaesthesia– When local Anaesthesia is injected near to the nerves and the particular area of the body becomes numb.
  • Local Anaesthesia– It numbs a small part of the body. Common examples include removal of teeth or mild eye operation.

The procedure of administering Anaesthesia is applicable to all surgical specialties including General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric, Plastic, Neuro and Cardiac Surgery.

Top Institutes offering MD Anaesthesia

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India offering MD Anaesthesia.

SR.NO. COLLEGE/INSTITUTE STATE AVERAGE TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) in INR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ADMISSION PROCEDURE
 1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi 5,011 Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in an entrance test organized by AIIMS. Selection is made on the basis of merit in the entrance test and the choice of discipline allocated on the basis of personal counseling. 
 2 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh 10,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Aside from performance in NEET, candidates are also selected on the basis of obtained merit in a test conducted by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS).
 3 Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry 8,205 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 4 Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka 16,33,334 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 5 St. John’s Medical College Bengaluru, Karnataka 151,503 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 6 Stanley Medical College (SMC) Chennai, Tamil Nadu 20,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 7 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 25,00,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 8 Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 32,265 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 9 Assam Medical College Dibrugarh, Assam 25,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 10 Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJM Medical College) Davangere, Karnataka 501,600 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 11 Armed Forces Medical College Pune, Maharashtra 64,400 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 12 Maharishi Markandeshwar University Ambala, Haryana 1,759,817 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG and NEET MDS.
 13 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College  Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 71,450 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based either on performance in NEET or in MP-PMT (Madhya Pradesh Pre Medical Test)
 14 Andhra Medical College Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 12,00,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 15 Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 39,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Admissions is as recognized/permitted by the Medical Council of India/Himachal Pradesh University strictly in accordance with the conditions laid down by the MCI and the State Government.
 16 Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute Bengaluru, Karnataka 59,070 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Admission to 50% seats based on performance in State Entrance Examination conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and to the rest 50% of seats, Based on performance in the All India Entrance Examination conducted by Director General of Health Services, (Medical Examination Cell) New Delhi on merit basis.
 17 Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune, Maharashtra 1,590,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 18 Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, Tamil Nadu 116,950 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in an institute- specific entrance examination, clinical test and interview. The examination consists of a variety of multiple choice questions, distributed across all disciplines of medicine.
 19 Santosh University Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 466,666 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 20 Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University Gurugram, Haryana 20,00,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 21 Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Karad, Maharashtra 800,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in All India Entrance Test, Post-Graduate Medical, Dental course – PGM AIET. 
 22 Madras Medical College Chennai, Tamil Nadu 23,450 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  1. Based on rank obtained in the Tamil Nadu Post Graduate Entrance Examination for 50% of seats for students who have completed their M.B.B.S from Tamil Nadu and
  2. for the remaining 50% of seats, based on rank obtained in the All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination conducted by DGHS, New Delhi
 23 Deccan College of Medical Sciences Hyderabad, Telangana 80,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 24 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 60,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 25 SRM University Chennai, Tamil Nadu 20,00,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 26 Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi 10,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 27 Manipur University Imphal, Manipur 5,512 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 28 Geetanjali University Udaipur, Rajasthan 1,000,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 29 P.E.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PESIMSR) Andhra Pradesh 319,725 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.
 30 Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Faridkot, Punjab 150,000 INR Candidate should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in a professional MBBS/BDS examination recognized by the Medical Council of India. Based on performance in NEET-PG.

MD Anaesthesia: Course Duration

The duration of MD Anaesthesia is three years, spread over six academic terms. The three years of study include both theoretical and practical elements.

The duration of the course is 2 years for those who have completed a recognized postgraduate diploma in the same specialty.

Eligibility for MD Anaesthesia

To pursue the course, candidates need to have obtained MBBS degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and completed one year of compulsory internship after passing the final professional examination which is MBBS before the month of April of the relevant academic year.

MD Anaesthesia: Admission Process

Admission to MD Anaesthesia is based on the candidate’s performance in the national level entrance examination National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG which is a single window entrance examination to MD/MS/PG diploma courses in Medicine.

Some institutes such as AIIMS and CMC Vellore conduct their own entrance examinations and select students based on performance in such exams. However, some institutes also provide admission on the basis of marks obtained in MBBS and work/internship experience of the candidates.

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (NEET) PG – NEET PG is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MS/MD and PG Diploma courses in India at medical/dental colleges approved by the Medical Council of India/ Dental Council of India. NEET-PG is a single window entrance examination for entry to MD/MS/Post Diploma courses.

MD Anaesthesia: Syllabus and Course Structure

Listed here are the major components of the course’s curriculum.

Subjects of Study
Applied Anatomy Applied Physiology
Muscle Function Cardiovascular Physiology
Kidney and Body Fluids Nervous System
Endocrinology Applied Clinical Pharmacology
Obstetrics and Pediatrics General Anaesthesia
Regional Anaesthesia Control of acute pain
Neurosurgery and management of head injuries Cardiovascular Surgery
General Anaesthesia Anaesthesia for specialties
Anaesthesia in Remote Areas Cardiac Anaesthesia
Thoracic Anaesthesia Neurosurgical Anaesthesia
Intensive Care Medicine Pain Management

Students pursuing the course are needed to carry out an assigned research project under the guidance of a recognized postgraduate teacher, the result of which is submitted in the form of a thesis submitted at least six months before the theoretical and clinical/ practical examination.

MD Anaesthesia: Career Prospects

Qualified postgraduates of the course often work as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), as advanced practice nurses working in hospitals and clinics.

Upon successful completion of the course, postgraduates are offered an average monthly salary ranging between INR 40,000 and 1,00,000.

Such professionals are hired in government and private hospitals and clinics, academic institutions, private clinics and nursing homes etc.

Listed below are some of the career opportunities that such postgraduates can explore.

Doctorate of Medicine [MD] in Anesthesia
Job Title Job Profile Average Annual Salary in INR
Anesthesiologists/ Anesthetists Anesthetists provide a wide range of medical services to patients before any surgical procedure. They also play a key role in providing care to patients, during and after surgery. They are the only physicians having an expert knowledge of extremely potent drugs during the surgery to ensure absence of pain. Anesthesiologists are extensively trained in human physiology (how the body works), particularly the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and liver. 6,99,685 – 1,184,864
 Nurse Anesthetists An Anesthetist specializes in the administration of Anaesthesia. They perform essential duties of anesthesiologists, but work at a facility where an anesthesiologist can offer supervision such as quality control or as an emergency back-up when needed. They are the sole Anaesthesia providers in nearly all hospitals. 6,02,757 – 1,188,078
 Anaesthesia Professor Professors teaching the specialty train students and their medical colleagues on how to administer Anaesthesia depending on the physiology of body via consultations and formal seminars. They also coach house-staff and medical and undergraduate students. They also play a significant role in conferences held by the clinical services in hospitals.  60,000 – 75,000
Intensive Care Specialist An Intensive Care Specialist is a medical specialist who is proficient in comprehensive clinical management of critically ill patients as a part of a multidisciplinary team. This usually involves invasive and non-invasive diagnostic techniques, monitoring, and treatment methods designed to support vital organs.  2,59,416 – 1,800,000

Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Anaesthesia) Fee Structure in India


7.13 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES81.30 L  (Maximum Fee)
16.64 L (Average Fee)
7.11 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES1.03 Cr (Maximum Fee)
39.16 L (Average Fee)

Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Anaesthesia) Fee Structure By state


Karnataka

3.42 LPUBLIC COLLEGES81.30 L
36.25 L
3.42 LPrivate COLLEGES96.90 L
44.03 L

Uttar Pradesh

72 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.12 L
99.50 K
1.16 LPrivate COLLEGES96 L
47.38 L

Maharashtra

2.11 LPUBLIC COLLEGES79.50 L
40.55 L
24 LPrivate COLLEGES78.75 L
47.43 L

Rajasthan

7.13 KPUBLIC COLLEGES21.52 K
13.29 K
19.60 LPrivate COLLEGES65.10 L
41.57 L

Delhi NCR

49.80 KPUBLIC COLLEGES56.20 K
53 K
8 LPrivate COLLEGES96 L
53.38 L

Andhra Pradesh

33 KPUBLIC COLLEGES10.80 L
5.57 L
12.96 LPrivate COLLEGES13.80 L
13.38 L

Madhya Pradesh

1.93 LPUBLIC COLLEGES41.41 L
21.67 L
21.52 LPrivate COLLEGES41.26 L
33.74 L

Punjab

3.75 LPUBLIC COLLEGES3.75 L
3.75 L
7.11 KPrivate COLLEGES50.17 L
25.30 L

Tamil Nadu

90 KPUBLIC COLLEGES29 L
14.95 L
67 KPrivate COLLEGES4.73 L
2.29 L

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