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PGD in Orthopaedics is a 2 year post graduation level orthopaedics course, the eligibility to which is completion of M.B.B.S.  Admission process of this course is carried out based on the candidate’s performance in their high school exams. Some institutes may include their entrance exam score. Those entrance tests may include various quantitative tests.

Some of the institutions that provide PGD in Orthopaedics course are: 

  • Andhra Medical College, Vishakhapatnam
  • Darbhanaga Medical College, Darbhanga
  • BLDE University, Bijapur
  • West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata
  • ACPM Medical College, Maharashtra

This course is a post graduate level orthopaedics course. It commonly called as D.Ortho. This field of medicine is connected with specialists dealing with conditions involving the musculoskeletal systems. This includes the content for orthopaerdic trainees and advanced therapists. This program prepares the specialists who have achieved competence in dealing with conditions involving with musculoskeletal systems and proficient in surgical and non surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

The average course fee charged for this course is between INR 90,000 - 3 Lacs for the span of 2 years. These graduates are capable in working in some employment areas like Research Institutes and Medical Colleges and universities, Defence Services, Pharma companies, Nursing Homes, etc. Also there are various job positions available based on the candidates interest.

PGD in Orthopaedics: Highlights Table

Course Levelpost graduate diploma
Duration of the Course2 years
Examination TypeSemester
EligibilityM.B.B.S. completion
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based (May also look at graduation percentage) / Merit Based
Course FeeBetween INR 2 lac to 5 lac
Average Starting SalaryINR 50,000 to 3 lac
Top Recruiting CompaniesResearch Institutes and Medical Colleges and universities, Defence Services, Pharma companies, Nursing Homes, etc.
Job PositionsOT assistant cum Technician, Orthopaedic surgeon, medical officer etc.

PGD in Orthopaedics: What is it about?

PGD in Orthopaedics provides the appropriate content in advanced therapists. Students gain the skills and qualification to complete for specialist posts in orthopedics within the government established medical organizations. The clinical practice provides the experience in clinical examination and evaluation of individual patients in order to prescribe and provide appropriate prosthesis or orthotic to each and every individual patient.

This diploma course is to provide the graduate with a clear concept of the role and responsibility of orthopedic technologists towards patients, colleagues and clinical terms. This provides job in health care sectors.

PGD in Orthopaedics: Top Institutions Table

Name of the InstituteLocationAverage Course Fee (in INR)
All India Institute of Medical ScienceNew Delhi20 k
King George’s Medical UniversityLucknow72 k
Maulana Azad Medicine CollegeDelhi48.3 k
Armed Forces Medical CollegePune1.29 lac
University college of Medical ScienceNew Delhi2 lac
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeAligarh2 lac
Vardhaman Mahavir Medical CollegeNew Delhi82.5 k
Govt. Medical College and HospitalChandigarh90 k
Madras Medical CollegeChennai61 k
Government Medical CollegeKozhikode40 k
B J Medical CollegeAhmedabad9 k
Mysore Medical CollegeMysore30 k
Stanley Medical CollegeChennai50 k
Nilratan Sircar Medical College & HospitalWest Bengal70 k
Indra Gandhi Medical CollegeShimla1.17 lac
Moti Lal Nehru Medical CollegeAllahabad35.25 k
Goa Medical College and hospitalGoa2 lac
Government Medical CollegeKerala1.35 lac
Gajra Raja Medical CollegeGwalior1.12 lac
Coimbatore Medical CollegeCoimbatore1.50 lac

PGD in Orthopaedics: Eligibility

The candidates who have completed their higher education that is M.B.B.S. as their major discipline with at last minimum aggregate marks obtained in their exams are eligible for this course. Some institutions consider the score in the entrance tests based on the subjects covered and may consider that scores also.

PGD in Orthopaedics: Admission Process

Admission process is carried over by considering the merit score of the student in their bachelor degree exams and some institutes conduct their own entrance exams followed by a personal interview round. 

PGD in Orthopaedics: Syllabus and Course Description Table

Subjects of Study
Anatomy and Physiology Technology
Technical Drawing
General Health Education
General Mechanical Skills
Mechanical Operations
Functional Anatomy
Workshops Management
Clinical Practice

PGD in Orthopaedics: Career Prospects

On successful completion of this course the graduates are capable of working in various employment areas like Research Institutes and Medical Colleges and universities, Defence Services, Pharma companies, Nursing Homes, etc. Also there are various job positions available based on the candidates interest like OT assistant cum Technician, Orthopaedic surgeon, medical officer etc. The candidate can join defense services such as army or naval forces. An Orthopedic can start its career in working with high profile hospitals, either in the public or private sector, according to the choice of individuals. There are many other options for orthopedic degree holders, they can open their own Clinic and provide services to the patients. You can also opt to teach at universities and colleges or enter into research as orthopedic doctor.

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary (in INR)
OT TechnicianOT Technician handles all the lab equipments and also maintenance phase is also done in OT Rooms2 to 3 Lacs
ProfessorProfessor is capable of teaching the management subjects in deeper manner to students in colleges4 to 5 Lacs
PharmacistThis profession includes the formulations and medications2 to 4 Lacs
Medical OfficerMedical Officer diagnosis the issues in patients health and maintain the requirements for the hospital and organization6 to 7 Lacs
PhysiotherapistThe therapist who helps in improving the physical health of the patient4 to 6 Lacs

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