M.Sc. in Anesthesia is a post graduate course in science. The 2- year long course is spread over 4 semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of 6 months. This is a professionally- oriented course involving specialization in anesthesia which is imperative in surgery, emergency wards and in ICUs (Intensive Care Units).
The average course fee charged in India ranges between INR 1 to 3 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The basic criterion of eligibility for admission to the course is graduation (B.Sc.) completed from a recognized university with Chemistry, Physics and Biology as main subjects, and a minimum aggregate score of 45%.
The average annual salary offered in India to successful post graduates of the course ranges between INR 2 and 11 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Listed below are the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester- based|
|Eligibility||Graduation with Chemistry, Biology and Physics as main subjects, with a minimum aggregate score of 45%.|
|Admission Process||Counseling after taking entrance examination/ direct admission|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 3 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 20 Lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Fields/ Areas|
The course is designed to offer eligible candidates a real- time exposure to operation theatres, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), and Emergency Wards where anesthesia is indispensable.
Through the course, students are exposed taught aspects such as anesthesia dosage, equipment, agents, patient- monitoring, and real- time operations.
As a minimum criterion of eligibility, aspiring candidates need to have completed graduation in Science (B.Sc.) stream from a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects, and with a minimum aggregate score of 45%.
Admission process for the course may vary between institutes. A few top institutes also have an entrance test and round of personal interview in place for admission to the course. Students are selected based on the obtained merit. A few institutes also offer direct admission to the course.
There is only one college in India offering M.Sc. in Anesthesia. Institutes either offer MS in Anesthesia, or offer the course as part of other PG courses or diploma courses.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE IN INR|
|Symbiosis Institute of Health Science||Pune||1 to 3 Lacs|
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Pre- Anesthetic Patient Assessment|
|Pre operative Patient Investigation|
|Anesthetic Fitness criteria and pre surgery checklist|
|Infection control in operation theatre|
|Biostatistics and Epidemiology|
|IT application for Allied Health Care|
|Techniques in Anesthesia|
|Safety Measures in operation Theatre|
|Review of literature-I|
|Pathology and case presentations-I|
|Principles and practices of management|
|Emerging Trends in Allied Health|
|Procedures in Thoracic and Cardiac OT|
|Procedures in Neuro OT|
|Procedures in abdomen, Obstetrics, gynecology and urology OT|
|Procedures in Ear, nose, throat (ENT), Ophthalmic and Pediatrics OT|
|Applied Management in OT and Anesthesia Unit|
|Pathology and Case presentations-II|
|Review of literature-II|
|Hospital Management System|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|Procedures in Orthopedic and Trauma Care|
|Critical care services|
|Transfusion and IV therapy|
|Recovery room and Day care|
|Biomedical instrumentation in OT and Anesthesia|
|Quality Assurance, standardization and accreditation|
|Pathology and case presentation –III|
|On Job Training|
|OJT is for the period of two months, before the final examination|
The discipline essentially involves calculations, statistical observations, lab reports etc., and eligible candidates are trained in areas such as Clinical Studies, Forensic Science, and Biopharmaceutical Science.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Anesthesiologist Assistant||Anesthesiologist Assistants work under the direct supervision of the Supervising Medical Anesthesiologist, and monitor patients under anesthesia.||7 to 11 Lacs|
|Anesthesia Technician||Anesthesia Technicians assist Anesthesiologists by performing duties before, during, and after surgical procedures.||2 to 8 Lacs|
|Cardiac Anesthetist||Cardiac Anesthetists provide assistance in heart surgery by performing anesthesia- related procedures.||12 to 18 Lacs|
|Assistant Professor||Assistant Professors teach students in the field of Anesthesia in various universities and colleges –both private and government.||8 to 12 Lacs|