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Master of Surgery in General Surgery or MS General Surgery is a 3-year post graduate program in the surgical field. The minimum eligibility for this is an M.B.B.S. with a minimum one-year internship. Admission to MS General Surgery is based on counseling after clearing entrance exams. NEET and AIIMS are some such entrance exams.

Some of the top institutes which provide admission to MS General Surgery are mentioned below.

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Manipal University, Manipal
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai

MS General Surgery graduates can work as Cardiac anesthesia, Anesthesiologist, Anesthesia Technician (AT), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Anesthesiologist Assistant (AAs) and Medical Consultant in Apollo hospital, Ganga Hospital, UPSC, and AIIMS etc.

Subjects studied under this degree are Basic Medical Sciences as related to General Surgery, Neurosurgery, E.N.T. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Cardio-vascular Surgery as related to General Surgery and Recent Advances in General Surgery.

Such graduates can work in many areas like universities, hospitals, clinics, government organizations and research organizations with an average starting salary between INR 10 to 30 Lacs per year which would only increase with experience in the field.

Top Colleges for Master of Surgery [MS] (General Surgery)

  • Master of Surgery [MS] (General Surgery) in Tamil Nadu
  • Master of Surgery [MS] (General Surgery) in Karnataka
  • Master of Surgery [MS] (General Surgery) in Gujarat
  • Master of Surgery [MS] (General Surgery) in Kerala
  • Master of Surgery [MS] (General Surgery) in Maharashtra

MS General Surgery: Course Highlights

Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration2 year
Examination TypeYear Wise
Eligibility10+2, MBBS degree from a recognized university
Admission ProcessBased on counseling after clearing Entrance Tests (AIIMS, NEET, etc.)
Course FeeINR 10 to 60 Lacs p.a.
Average Starting salaryINR 10 Lacs to 30 Lacs p.a.
Top recruiting companiesApollo hospital, Ganga Hospital, UPSC, and AIIMS
Job Profiles Cardiac anesthesia, Anesthesiologist, Anesthesia Technician (AT), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Anesthesiologist Assistant (AAs) etc.

MS General Surgery: What is it About?

MS General Surgery is a Post Graduate Academic Course imparted in the medical field of General Surgery. General Surgery is a subfield of Surgery which deals with the surgical treatment of abdominal organs, e.g. intestines inclusive esophagus, stomach, colon, liver and furthermore of the thyroid gland and hernia.

The duration of Masters in General Surgery course is 3 years, imparted in 6 Semesters, including the period of examination. If a student has completed a recognized two Year Postgraduate Diploma Course in the same subject, the period of training, including the period of examination, shall be 2 years.

The course is not available under Distance Education mode as it is practically based. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India. It registers doctors to practice in India.

Top Institutes Offering MS General Surgery

Name of InstituteCity Average Annual Fees
Manipal UniversityManipalINR 5.3 Lakh (course)
AIIMSDelhiINR 10,000 (course)
Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital (HTMCH)Bhubaneswar INR 5.5 Lakh (course)
Amrita School of Medicine (ASM)CoimbatoreINR 2 Lakh(course)
Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS)VizianagaramINR 10.5 Lakh (course)
MES Medical CollegePerinthalmannaINR 52 Lakh(course)

MS General Surgery: Eligibility 

To pursue a program in General Surgery field, students have to meet the given eligibility criteria.

  • Students have to qualify 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.
  • After 10+2, students have to pass the MBBS degree from a recognized university.

General Category: Indian nationals, Foreign Nationals holding OCI/PIO cards are eligible for admissions under General category. 

Foreign/NRI Category: Foreign nationals with OCI/PIO cards or NRI or Indian nationals supported by either Parents or Brothers or Sisters or Spouse having an NRI status are eligible for admissions under Foreign/NRI category. 


Candidates completing their compulsory rotating internship on or before 30.04.2019 are eligible.

Note: Candidates completing internship after 30.04.2019 are not eligible for the admissions in this academic year.


Candidates should have obtained permanent registration with Medical Council of India/State Medical Councils & Karnataka Medical Council and should submit the same on or before the commencement of classes.

MS General Surgery: Admission Process

The admission is purely based on the merit and the medical colleges and universities conduct common entrance examination for the candidates.

Every year different universities and institutions conduct the PG medical entrance examinations for both the MS and MDS courses. The eligible candidates from the written examination will be called for the counseling and interview process.

Mentioned below are some of the common entrance exams for the course.

  • AIIMS Post Graduate – Post Doctoral Courses Entrance examination
  • AIPGMEE – All India Post Graduate Medical / Dental Entrance Examination
  • All India Common Medical Entrance Test for MBBS and PG
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University Entrance examination
  • Annamalai University – PG Medical Entrance Exam
  • Army Dental Corps Short Service Commission (SSC) , BDS and MDS Entrance examination
  • Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Faridkot Post Graduate Entrance Test
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi Entrance examination
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune All India Post Graduate (PG) Medical Entrance Test
  • BHU PG Medical Entrance Test
  • CETPGMC – Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences MD, MS Entrance examination
  • Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore Entrance examination
  • COMEDK PGET  PG Medical Entrance Exam

General Category: Admissions will be done on the basis of the valid rank obtained in the Entrance Test.

Foreign/NRI: Admissions will be done on the basis of valid Score in the Entrance Test.

MS General Surgery: Syllabus and Course Description

A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Year I

Year II

Year III

General Surgery

General Surgery

General Surgery


Neuro Surgery

Intensive Coaching

Radiology and Radio-therapy

Plastic Surgery


Ortho and Traumatology

Paediatric Surgery



Cardio Thoracic





MS General Surgery: Career Prospects

The career in surgery is a field for those professionals whose demand is always felt. Besides general surgery, there are other surgeries specializations such as cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery and dental surgery.

Surgeons can work in private clinics, government hospitals, healthcare centers, medical Institutes, nursing homes and research institutes etc. With an experience of 8-10 years, a surgeon can open his/her own hospital.
It is easy to get jobs for the doctors who have completed their post-graduation in general surgery as there many hospitals now that provide surgery for the treatment.

These graduates can work as surgeons in various private hospitals or government hospitals. This job comes under the most reputed jobs in the medical field. Graduates in M.S General Surgery can also work in the teaching field.

Mentioned below are a few job profiles in this field along with their description and average annual salary.

Job ProfileDescriptionAverage Annual Salary
Associate ConsultantConsultant anaesthetists will be expected to agree a job plan which includes (on a full time basis and subject to job planning) five half day clinical commitments to theatre lists, urgent work and other sessions, including some flexible, along with daytime and out of hours emergency cover organised on a rota basis.INR 2 to 4 Lacs
Critical careThe consultant intensives must do daily rounds on all ICU patients. It is desirable to get radiology, microbiology, pharmacy and input from other disciplines, during these rounds. It is helpful if members from the primary consultant's team are present during the ICU rounds. INR 2 to 4 Lacs
Upper Gastro-Intestinal SurgeonThey provide tertiary services including advanced laparoscopic interventional surgery, interventional endoscopy, surgical ERCP services, bariatric surgery and advanced oesophagogastric surgery and servicesINR 11.8 lacs
Urological Surgeon They specialize in treating diseases and maintaining the health of male reproductive organs, as well as the urinary tract in both males and females. As a urologist, you can help patients who have problems with their kidneys, adrenal glands, and bladder.INR 22 to 30 lacs
Vascular SurgeonVascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.INR 10 to 25 lacs
Anesthesiologist Assistant (AAs)An anaesthesiologist assistant is a health care professional who works under the supervision of an anaesthesiologist, primarily assisting him while he prepares a patient for anesthesia. INR 15 to 25 lacs
Medical ConsultantMedical consultants, as independent contractors, can provide services directly to a doctor or healthcare facility. They can also work for a company that provide medical-consulting services.INR 2 to 9 lacs
Clinical AssociateClinical Research Associate is responsible for tasks that relate to the monitoring and management of clinical trials. Regionally based associates work out of their home office providing monitoring of clinical trials, assuring ache.INR 3 to 5 lacs

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