M.Ch. in Paediatric Surgery is a 3-year full-time postgraduate course, the minimum eligibility for admission to which is the successful completion of M.D./ M.S. from a university recognized by the Schedules to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, along with the completion of a year of compulsory internship. The program is spread over 3 years including relevant internship.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test conducted by the university.
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Dietician, Resident physician, Dialysis Technician, Senior resident, Dietician, Pediatric intensivist, General Surgeon, and such.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2,000 and 7 Lacs for a span of 3 years, and the average annual salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 2 and 10 Lacs, increasing with the candidate’s experience and expertise.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course
|Examination Type||Annual system|
|Eligibility||M.D./ M.S. completed from a niversity recognized by the Schedules to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, along with a year of internship|
|Admission Process||Based on rank obtained in the entrance test conducted by the concerned university|
|Course Fee||INR 1,295 to 14,09,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 7 to13 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Apollo Hospital, Ganga Ram Hospital, AIIMS, Escorts, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||research and medical institutes, military hospitals, private hospitals, and such.|
|Top Job Profiles||Dietician, Cardiologist, Resident Physician, Dialysis Technician, Senior resident, Dietician, Cardiac Anesthetist, among others such.|
The program prepares enrolled students to work in hospitals/ such medical facilities as Paediatric Surgeons. It aims to build in them:
As the youngest subspecialty of surgery, Paediatric Surgery involves the surgery of foetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Candidates enrolled to the course are responsible for taking care of patients in the specific department under the supervision of faculty members, and are needed to participate in research activities as a part of the course’s curriculum.
Master of Chirurgiae is an advanced program in the field of surgery which enables candidates to become experts in the field of paediatrics.
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|Name of Institute||City||Average fees|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences||Delhi||INR 1,295 (course)|
|Armed Forces Medical College||Pune||INR 1 lakh (course)|
|Maulana Azad Medical College||Delhi||INR 4,200 (course)|
|King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College||Mumbai||INR 2 lacs (course)|
|Kasturba Medical College||Manipal||INR 14,09,000 (course)|
|Amrita School of Medicine||Kochi||INR 800,000 (course)|
|College of Medical and Health Sciences||Chennai||INR 2,40,000 (course)|
|Pandit Bhagway Dyal Sharma University of Health Sciences||Rohtak||INR 64,000 (course)|
|Institute of Medical Science||Varanasi||INR 900,000 (course)|
|Narayana Medical College and Hospital||Nellore||INR 12,00,000 (course)|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to have:
completed M.D./ M.S. from a university recognized by the Schedules to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
|Master of Chirurgiae in Uttar Pradesh||Master of Chirurgiae in Andhra Pradesh||Master of Chirurgiae in Telangana||Master of Chirurgiae in Andhra Pradesh|
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s score at the level of M.S./ M.D./ M.B.B.S.
Some such entrance tests held in the country for admission to the course are
A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|YEAR 1||YEAR 2|
|General Knowledge of basic medical sciences as Applied to Paediatric Surgery||Malignancy in Childhood|
|Growth and Development||Paediatric Operative Surgery|
|Genetics of surgery||Trauma in children including burns|
|Common Paediatric Conditions and their treatment||Specialised investigative behaviour|
|Neonatal Surgery||Pathology of surgical conditions|
|Organisation of Intensive care unit||Aetiology and treatment of congenial deformations|
|Foetal Anatomy and physiology||Applied and regional anatomy|
|Metabolism and Physiology||General Pathology|
|Biochemical and metabolic considerations related to paediatric surgery||Pharmacokinetics|
The program adequately prepares students of the course for:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay in INR|
|Paediatrician||Paediatricians work with patients whose ages range from birth to 21 years old. They explain health and behavioural issues to parents and inform them of the next phase of their child's growth. Much of their time is spent attending to minor injuries, ordering immunizations, and treating common childhood infectious diseases. Along with medical issues, parents consult with Paediatricians to determine if their children are developing at the appropriate rate. As the child's doctor, Paediatricians are responsible for assessing situations and advising parents about any developmental issues or concerns. For children with chronic or dangerous health conditions such as heart murmurs, or leukaemia, Paediatricians coordinate with specialists on the child's treatment. They discuss treatment plans with parents and recommend services that can assist families facing these situations. Some Paediatricians also work as advocates for children's health issues on the governmental level.||13 lacs|
|Pediatric Intensivist||Children who are critically ill require careful monitoring in Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). Paediatric Critical Care Specialists coordinate the care of these children which is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other health care specialists. They use the special medicines or treatments that can only be offered in the PICU. Paediatric Critical Care Specialists treat children from birth through the teen years. They professionally care for children who are sick by means of medical practice. Their advanced training and experience prepares them to give children in PICUs the unique medical care that they need. Paediatric Critical Care Specialists know how to examine and treat children in ways that put them at ease. In addition, Paediatric Critical Care Specialists use medical equipment that is designed just for children. Most PICUs are arranged and decorated for children.||12 lacs|
|Senior Resident||They complete brief admission examinations on each patient when appropriate, and document clinical findings. They attend ward rounds with consulting staff, as required, and remain available to discuss patient treatment plans. Also, they perform clinical procedures as requested by consulting medical staff and nursing staff. Such procedures may include phlebotomy and provision of intravenous drugs to patients. They record medical histories, perform physical examinations, orders, and interpret diagnostic studies. Additionally, they perform related medical procedures.||7 lacs|
|General Physician||General Physicians (also called General Practitioners or GPs) are the medical professionals that people go to when they are first seeking medical advice and treatment. Primarily, they work with the same group of patients who are registered with their practice and can find themselves dealing with a huge range of different ailments, injuries, and illnesses. General practitioners (GPs) are equipped with knowledge of a broad range of illnesses, and treat patients of all ages. Typical responsibilities include patient consultations at home and within the surgery, physical examinations , diagnosis and treatment of illnesses/ailments. Also, they perform minor surgery, health education, practice management and administration. They also liaise with other healthcare professionals and/or hospitals.||10 lacs|