MS in Urology is a 2- year long postgraduate course, designed to prepare eligible candidates with the requisite skills needed to deal with diseases related to the urinary tract and male reproductive organs. The course is divided into four semesters of six months each, wherein candidates are imparted advanced lessons in the discipline, in terms of both theoretical and practical work.
Students having MBBS or equivalent degree from a recognized university are eligible to apply for the course. The average fee for the course in India ranges between INR 3 and 30 Lacs, varying across institutes.
Successful postgraduates of the course are employed in sectors such as government hospitals, defense services, private clinics, etc. with an average initial annual salary ranging between INR 3 and 15 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise and skillsets.
Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below.
|Eligibility||MBBS degree from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Counseling after taking entrance test|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Course Fee||INR 3 to 20 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 15 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Govt. Hospitals, Defense Services, Health Ministry, etc.|
Urology is the branch of medical science which is concerned with the treatment of disorders of the male and female urinary tract systems such as bladder and continence problems, and also diseases related to the male reproductive system. In the male anatomy, urinary system sometimes overlaps with the reproductive system, resulting in diseases and disorders.
The course is designed to impart advanced learning to eligible candidates in the scientific basis of clinical urology, enabling them to treat diseases like erectile dysfunction, bladder cancer, infertility, etc. Students learn the nature and importance of research methods used in acquire both fundamental and advanced knowledge of the subject.
Listed below are the top institutes in the country offering the course along with their corresponding location and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)||Chandigarh||INR 2,000|
|Osmania Medical College (OMC)||Hyderabad||INR 66,666|
|Sharda University||Greater Noida|
|B.J. Medical College (BJMC)||Ahmadabad||INR 3,000|
|Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS)||Wardha||INR 4,73,000|
|All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)||New Delhi||INR 1,944|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)||Pondicherry||INR 6,400|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University (AVVU)||Coimbatore||-|
|Christian Medical College (CMC)||Vellore||INR 1,26,000|
|Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)||Pune||INR 64,400|
|Kasturba Medical College (KMC)||Mangalore||INR 15,00,000|
|Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)||New Delhi||INR 10,000|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College||New Delhi||INR 10,000|
|Madras Medical College (MMC)||Chennai||INR 20,500|
|Grant Medical College (GMC)||Mumbai||INR 82,400|
|King George’s Medical College (KGMU)||Lucknow||-|
|Sri Ramachandra University||Chennai||INR 14,00,000|
|Seth GS Medical College (GSMC)||Mumbai||INR 29,600|
|Government Medical College (GMC)||Amritsar||INR 15,000|
|Christian Medical College (CMC)||Ludhiana||INR 3,98,000|
Interested candidates aspiring to pursue the course are required to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
For admission to the course, eligible candidates are required to qualify a relevant entrance examination, followed by subsequent rounds of group discussion and personal interview, wherein candidate’s general aptitude for the course is assessed.
Admission to the course is made on the basis of either a State or national-level entrance examination, or a separate examination conducted by the concerned university itself. A merit list is subsequently released by the institute, whereby available seats are allotted to candidates, on the basis of academic performance.
Candidates appearing in the final year of MBBS examinations are also welcome to apply, but admission to such candidates is made provisionally, until the fulfilment of the minimum MBBS score criterion.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus in tabulated below.
|Emergency Room Procedures|
|Minor O.T. Procedures|
|General Surgical Operative Procedure|
|Major Operating Room Techniques|
|Specialty Procedures for Urology|
Aside from pursuance of private practice, some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below, along with the corresponding salaries and basic duties involved in each profession.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Urologist||To examine and diagnose disorders and diseases of the genitourinary tract and organs, and recommend and order tests to determine extents of illnesses, and help diagnose such medical conditions.||INR 4 to 10 Lacs|
|Lecturer||To teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department.||INR 3 to 7 Lacs|
|Consultant||To provide services directly to a doctor or healthcare facility, working for an organization that provides medical-consulting services.||INR 4 to 8 Lacs|
|Super Specialty Doctor||They specialize in treating diseases related to the genitourinary tract and related organs.||INR 10 to 15 Lacs|
|Operation Theatre Technician||To put the gowns and gloves on the surgeon and surgical assistants, scrub surgical instruments. Surgical Technologists set up a sterile operating room environment and are responsible for maintaining the same. They are responsible for making sure that the patients receive the best possible care throughout the surgery.||INR 3 to 4 Lacs|