Stream: Otolaryngology Duration: 2 Years
Course Type: Post Graduation
M.S. in Otolaryngology is a postgraduate course in surgery. Otolaryngology (sometimes called ENT or Otorhinolaryngology) is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck disorders. It is a type of surgery, and practitioners are considered surgeons.
Otolaryngologists diagnose and provide medical and/ or surgical therapy for prevention and treatment of diseases, allergies, neoplasms, respiratory and upper alimentary systems, deformities, disorders and or injuries of the ears, sinuses, nose, throat, jaws, face, and the other head and neck systems. Head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and treatment of disorders of hearing and voice are fundamental areas of expertise for such surgeons.
Typically, the duration of the course is 2 years. Average monthly salary offered to successful postgraduates of the course in India varies between INR 30,000 and 80,000.
The course aims to train eligible candidates to adequately:
Listed here are the main highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||M.S. in Otolaryngology|
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Duration||2 years, full- time|
|Admission Process||MBBS recognized by the Medical Council of India, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%|
|Average Course Fee||INR 3K to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 15 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Fortis Healthcare , MAX Healthcare, Care Hospitals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Apollo Hospitals, Kailash Hospital, Adecco India Private Limited, Jaypee healthcare limited, Meditrina Hospitals Private Limited etc.|
The average tuition fee charged in India for M.S. in Otolaryngology ranges between INR 3,000 (government institutes) to 5 lacs (private institutes).
Listed below are some of the best institutes in India that offer M.S. in Otolaryngology.
|SR.NO.||INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INR||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1||ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES||New Delhi||1,944||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the Medical Council of India.||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|2||KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE||MANGALORE, KARNATAKA||15,10,000||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the Medical Council of India.||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|3||ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE||Pune, Maharashtra||64,400||Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate in any of the professional MBBS examinations recognized by the Medical Council of India.||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
|4||MAULANA AZAD MEDICAL COLLEGE||New Delhi||10,000||Admission is based on the candidate’s performance in the relevant entrance test.|
Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.
For admission to the course, eligible applicants need to:
After obtaining the first postgraduate degree, i.e. MS/MS/DNB, such professionals can go for further specialization in medical or surgical fields. Candidates can additionally proceed with research in a specialization related to their Master’s degree, such as Ph.D. in Otolaryngology. They are needed to complete a 3- year M.Ch. in Otolaryngology after that.
Lucrative employment opportunities for such successful professionals abound in sectors such as hospitals of both the State and central governments. Additionally, they also have opportunities available in NGOs, private hospitals, clinics, missionary hospitals and charitable hospitals run by railways and defense. They can also take up research work with organizations such as ICMR.
Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Otolaryngology Physician, Lecturer & Professor, ENT - Coastal Maine Otolaryngologist, Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Consultant, ENT Assistant, Researcher, Professor, ENT Surgeon, Private Practitioner, among others.
Some of the major areas that employ such professionals are:
Some of the popular professional avenues open for postgraduates in the course are mentioned below along with the basic duties and salaries associated with each job profile.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Otolaryngology Physician||Otolaryngology Physicians look at, find, and treat issues, ailments, and wounds of the ear, nose and throat. They counsel with patients to decide the appropriate course of treatment. They prescribe and arranges tests to decide the degree of infection and help analyze condition. They require a degree in prescription from a certified school.||3,10,000 – 8,11,804|
|Otolaryngologists||Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.||2,18,393 - 10,25,312|
|Pediatric Otolaryngologist||Pediatric Otolaryngologists treat children from the newborn period through the teenage years. They choose to make pediatric care the core of their medical practice, and the unique nature of medical and surgical care of children is learned from advanced training and experience in practice.||2,80,212 - 14,430,622|
The major components of study that form part of the course’s curriculum are listed here.