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MS Physiology is a 3-year postgraduate program in the surgical field focusing on physiology.  Trained students of the course are licensed and can practice and conduct surgery professionally. As certified Surgeons, such professionals treat patients of various kinds.

Top Institutes offering this course are:

  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
  • KLE University, Belgaum
  • Allahabad State University, Allahabad
  • SN Medical College, Agra
  • North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling

The course has been designed to produce skilled professionals who, with valuable exposure and experience in the field, can understand the body deeply and heal through physiological methods. The average course fee charged in India ranges between INR 30,000 - 2 lacs for the total duration. The average annual salary offered to successful postgraduates of this field lies between INR 6-12 lacs per annum.

Top Colleges for Master of Surgey [M.S.] (Physiology)

  • MS in Delhi-NCR
  • MS in Maharashtra
  • MS in Chennai
  • MS in Uttar Pradesh
  • MS in Telangana

MS Physiology: Course Highlights

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

Course LevelPostgraduate
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester System
EligibilityMBBS completed from a university recognized by the Medical Council of India
Admission ProcessBased on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test.
Course FeeINR 30,000 - 2 lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 6 - 12 lacs
Top Recruiting Organizations'Bombay Hospital, Medanta Hospital, Apollo Hospital, etc.
Top Recruiting Areas'Health centers, hospitals, laboratories, medical colleges, medical foundation/trust, non-profit organizations, nursing homes, polyclinics, private practice, research institutes, and such.
Top Job ProfilesPhysiology Surgeon, Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Physiologist, and suchlike.

MS Physiology: What is it About?

With the increasing number of diseases and ailments, doctors and surgeons play a very important part in the betterment of human life. As a result, the demand for such qualified surgeons has increased, and so has the purview of job opportunities for such professionals in the healthcare sector.

Such professionals perform Physiological Surgery with medical processes and instrumental techniques and investigate and treat pathological conditions, for instance, disease or injury. Major components of study that form part of the course are Basic Medical Sciences for General Surgery, Neurosurgery, E.N.T, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Cardiovascular Surgery.

MS Physiology: Who should opt?

Ideal candidates for the course would possess:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Presentation-preparation and delivering skills
  • Tremendous patience
  • Report writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and team-work skills
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis
  • Time management skills
  • Problem-solving skills.

Top Institutes offering MS Physiology

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

Name of InstituteCityAverage Fees per annum in INR
All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi2,550
Bangalore Medical CollegeBangalore66,700
Bankura Sammilani Medical CollegeBankura18,000
Burdwan Medical College and HospitalBundwan17,200
Christian Medical CollegeLudhiana2.65 lacs
Christian Medical CollegeVellore1.14 lacs
Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical CollegeBangalore5 lacs
Dr. DY Patil UniversityNavi Mumbai5 lacs
Dr. NTR University of Health SciencesVijayawada37,500
Father Muller Medical CollegeMangalore1 lacs
Goa Medical College and HospitalBicholim1.31 lacs
Gandhi Medical CollegeAmritsar74,300
Gandhi Medical CollegeBhopal65,400
Gandhi Medical CollegeKozhikode36,000
Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust UniversityDehradun7.47 lacs
Indira Gandhi Medical CollegeShimla13,000
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeWardha15 lacs
Kasturba Medical CollegeMangalore15,100
King George’s Medical UniversityLucknow39,100
KLE UniversityBelgaum88,800

Eligibility for MS Physiology

Candidates aspiring for admission to the course are required to fulfill the following minimum eligibility criteria.

  • Post-graduation (MBBS or equivalent degree), completed from an institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or any of the State Medical Councils.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 55% (50% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the level of post-graduation.
  • 1- year compulsory rotating internship.
  • Preferably, a minimum of 12 months of professional experience, as most reputed institutes prefer candidates with work experience.

MS Physiology: Admission Process

Generally, in most of the colleges and institutes offering the course, admission is provided based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test, conducted at any of State and national levels, followed by a subsequent round of counseling.

The round of counseling involves two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined. A merit list is subsequently released issued by the institute allocating available seats to the qualifying candidates.
Some such entrance exams held in the country are listed below:

  • AIIMS Postgraduate – Post Doctoral Courses Entrance examination
  • AIPGMEE – All India Post Graduate Medical / Dental Entrance Examination
  • All India Common Medical Entrance Test for MBBS and PG
  • Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences New Delhi
  • DM and M.Ch. Entrance examination MH – SSET Directorate of Medical Education and Research Mumbai Common Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER PG Medical Entrance examination

MS Physiology: Syllabus and Course Description

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

Semester 1

Semester 2

Orientation to the DepartmentPhysiology: Theory and Practical
Choosing the subject for Thesis and GuideThesis Work
Writing the ProtocolRecapitulation of Undergraduate Physiology through attending Undergraduate Lectures
Recapitulation of Undergraduate Physiology through attending Undergraduate Lectures

Semester 3

Semester 4

Physiology: Theory and PracticalPhysiology: Theory and Practical
Thesis WorkSubmission of Thesis

Semester 5

Semester 6


MS Physiology: Career Prospects

Popular areas of employment for such postgraduates include private clinics, government hospitals, healthcare centers, medical Institutes, nursing homes and research institutes, etc.

Related MS Physiology courses are:

  • M.Sc. Pharmacology
  • M.Sc. Clinical Research

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Some of the popular professional avenues open to postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
Physiology Surgeon

Physiology Surgeons work in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

They examine and monitor human body, its physiological organs and systems such as respiratory, nervous and cardiac systems. The Surgeon's duty is to diagnose and treat physiological disorders and long-term illnesses of the patients.

5-10 lacs
Clinical psychologist

Clinical Psychologists focus on diagnosing and treating the mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders experienced by patients.

They treat other common problems like learning disorder, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

5-8 lacs
Exercise physiologistExercise Physiologists are those physiologists who are concerned with the health of sports personalities, athletes and players, but may also see general patients. They analyze a patient's fitness to improve and maintain good health.3-6 lacs
Physiology professor

Physiology Professors teach college-level courses that cover topics like human body parts, cell structure, tissues, and organs. They also teach about the muscular, skeletal, nervous, other systems, and their functions that make up the human body. Metabolism, homeostasis, and fluid balance are also covered in the subject study of Anatomy and Physiology.

The responsibilities of a Professor involve giving lectures and guiding students in lab assignments.

4-8 lacs

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