M.Ch. in Urology is an advanced degree in medicine, designed to equip experienced, qualified doctors with an evidence- based approach to healthcare practice and offering them the opportunity to obtain a postgraduate qualification whilst enhancing their surgical clinical expertise.
The course focuses on the problems related to urinary tracts of males and females and also on the reproductive system of males. The time duration for the course is three years, divided into six semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of six months.
The average annual fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 and 3 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. Basic eligibility for pursuing this course is an MS/ DNB degree from a recognized institute.
Fresh postgraduates of the course in India earn upto INR 20 Lacs, varying depending upon the candidate’s expertise. Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Urologist, Professor/ Lecturer, Urology Consultant etc.
Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below –
|Course Level||Doctorate Degree|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||MS/DNB Degree from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Counselling after entrance exam|
|Course Fee||INR 3 to 5 Lacs|
|Average Salary||INR 3 to 20 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas/Fields||Kidney & Uro-stone Clinics, Hospitals, Govt. Jobs, etc.|
Urology is a branch of medical & surgical specialty, dealing with the disorders related to the genitourinary tract, and the adrenal glands. In particular, the course is concerned with kidney, bladder and urinary problems, as well as men's sexual and reproductive health.
Enrolled students are trained in both surgical and non-surgical procedures, in surgery for cancers, treatment of incontinence and infertility, and assistance with gender reassignment, among others.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in India along with the approximate annual fee charged by each.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES IN INR|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)||New Delhi||2000|
|Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)||Pune||69,400|
|Christian Medical College (CMC)||Vellore||1,17,000|
|Madras Medical College (MMC)||Chennai||56,500|
|Maulana Azad Medical College||New Delhi||25,000|
The basic criterion of eligibility for pursuing M.Ch. in Urology is an MS/ DNB degree in General Surgery, with a minimum aggregate score of 55%, completed from a university recognized by the Medial Council of India.
Also, candidates should have passed the MS/ DNB in not more than two attempts and they must have a permanent registration from the Medical Council of India or any of the State Medical Councils.
A minimum experience of 24 months in General Surgery is a necessary requirement for a candidate to be eligible for the course, as experiential learning.
The general admission process for most universities consists of a relevant entrance examination, which is followed by a round of personal interview. Based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance examination, selections are made.
Some of the major entrance tests held in India for admission to the course are PGIMER, JIPMER, AIIMS PG, BHU, etc., for which application forms are filled online.
Although, a few institutes have their own admission procedures in place.
Urology is one of the most career- oriented field in the area of medicine and surgery. Such postgraduates are hired in hospitals, private and government research fields, and NGOs etc.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Urologist||To help patients with problems related to kidneys, adrenal glands, and bladder.||8 to 20 Lacs|
|Lecturer/Professor||To teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department and to supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate (Masters) or research graduate (MPhil/PhD) students.||4 to 7 Lacs|
|Consultant Physician||To assume the ultimate responsibility for the care of referred patients.||3 to 5 Lacs|
|Researcher||To discover new methods of enhancing human health and perform research on specimens, such as bacteria and viruses, regularly perform reviews, clinical investigations and write technical reports during research processes.||5 to 6 Lacs|
|Urology Technician||To review patient records, explain procedures, set up equipment and assist with tests.||2.5 to 4 Lacs|
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Anatomy & Embryology of GU tracts|
|Applied Physiology & Biochemistry|
|Investigative Urology & Genito-urinary Radiology & Imaging including nuclear medicine|
|Male Infertility, Andrology & Urological endocrinology|
|Sexual Dysfunctions- Investigation & Management|
|Perioperative care, management of urological complications|
|Urodynamic and Neurology|
|Urolithiasis Medical, Biochemical & Surgical aspects|
|Uro-oncology- Adult & Pediatric|
|Urinary Tract Infections & Sexually transmitted diseases|
|Newer Developments in Urology|
|Operative Urology- open & endoscopic|
|Behavioral & Social aspects of Urology|
|Neonatal Problems in Urology|
|Retroperitoneal Diseases & Management|
|Medical aspects of the kidney diseases|
|Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery|
|Biostatics & Epidemiology|
|Experimental &Research Methodology and evidence based medicine|
|Ethics in Medicine|