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Master of Chirurgiae or M.Ch (Gastroenterology Surgery) is a 3-year course. Candidates should have obtained an MBBS Degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Admissions to M.Ch course are on the basis of counselling after clearing entrance tests depending on the colleges. Some of them are:

  • NEET
  • PGI Chandigarh DM MCH Entrance Exam

Some of the reputed colleges offering Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery) are:

  • Geetanjali University
  • Career Point University
  • Alvas Engineering College
  • Padamshree Group of Institutions
  • National Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Amity Institute Of Hospital Administration
  • Dayananda Sagar College of Hospital Administration

The average tuition fees for Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery) comes between INR 30,000 to INR 25 lacs for a span of three years.

Major Job profile and designations for these graduates are Associate Consultant, Critical Care Physicians, Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon, Medical Consultant, Clinical Associate and Practice Manager etc.

Graduates with this degree have an opportunity for the industries like Institute of liver and biliary sciences, Max healthcare institute Ltd, DR. D.Y. PATIL hospital and research center, Fortis Healthcare Ltd, Cuttack Hospital Pvt Ltd, Kamineni hospitals Pvt Ltd, Jindal nature care institute Bengaluru,  Aditya Birla Group, Technip and Medtronic.  

The average salary for graduates Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery) is around INR 3 Lacs to INR 17 Lacs which increases with experience and expertise.

Top Colleges for Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery)

  • M.Ch in Delhi-NCR
  • M.Ch in Maharashtra
  • M.Ch in Chennai
  • M.Ch in Uttar Pradesh
  • M.Ch in Telangana

M.Ch (Gastroenterology Surgery): Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course:

Course LevelGraduate
Duration5 years
Examination TypeProfessional system
Eligibility10+2 with science subjects
Admission ProcessBased on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests
Course FeeINR 30,000 to 25 lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 lacs to17 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesInstitute of liver and biliary sciences, Max healthcare institute Ltd, DR. D.Y. PATIL hospital and research center, Fortis healthcare Ltd, Cuttack Hospital Pvt Ltd, Kamineni hospitals Pvt Ltd, Jindal nature care institute Bengaluru, Aditya Birla Group, Technip, Medtronic etc.
Job PositionsAssociate Consultant, Critical Care Physicians, Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon, Medical Consultant, Clinical Associate, Practice Manager and others such.

Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery): What is it about?

M. Ch. in Gastro Intestinal Surgery which is a 3 year long post graduate academic degree awarded for a program in the field of surgery. The Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery has a comprehensive surgical program focusing on Oncological Surgery of the GI Tract

  1. Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery
  2. Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery
  3. Liver Transplant
  4. Advanced Laparoscopic Surgical Procedures
  5. Specialised Colorectal Surgery Including Sphincter Saving,
  6. Stapled And Pouch Procedures
  7. Intra-Abdominal Vascular Reconstructions
  8. Retroperitoneal Tumour Excisions
  9. Intra-Abdominal Trauma

This indicates that candidates will have to stay in the college hostel during the course period irrespective of their residential area.

M.Ch. is the equivalent of Doctor of Medicine (D.M.) when compared to M.S. (Master of Surgery) and M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), in terms of an advanced course. M.Ch. Candidates also participate in surgical operations.

All candidates joining the M.Ch. training program work as full-time residents during the period of training, attending not less than 80% of the training during each calendar year, and are given full-time responsibility, assignments and participation in all facets of the educational process.

Top Institutes Offering Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery)

Name of InstituteCityFees
Amrita UniversityTamil NaduINR 25 Lakh(course)
AIIMSDelhiINR 30,000 (course)
Maulana Azad Medical College - [MAMC]DelhiINR 1.2 Lakh (course)
Narayana Medical College & HospitalGulbargaINR 3 Lakh (course)
Government Medical CollegeKozhikodeINR 66,000(course)
Stanley Medical College, [SMC] ChennaiChennaiINR 1 Lakh(course)
King George's Medical UniversityLucknowINR 1 Lakh (course)
Faculty of Medical SciencesDelhiINR 30,000 (course)
PGI ChandigarhChandigarhINR 40,000 (course)

Eligibility for Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery)

Candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • Candidates should have obtained an MBBS Degree from an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidate should have completed a 1- year compulsory rotating internship after passing the final professional examination which is MBBS before 30th April of the academic year.

Indian nationals can apply under the General category. Foreign nationals or Non- Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under the Foreign/ NRI Category.

Admission of students to this course is done based on competitive examination held either at the state-level or at all-India level.

Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery): Admission Process

The admissions are only based on merit and the entrance examinations are conducted by medical colleges and universities. Candidates who are eligible will be selected for interview and counselling.

The admission procedure varies from institute to institute and one may apply through online or offline mode respectively. They should fill in all the details and submit the form before the deadlines.

Some of them are:

  • PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Entrance Examination)
  • L.L.R.M.M.C. D.M. & M.Ch. Entrance Examination
  • JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research)
  • CSM Medical University DM/M Ch Entrance examination
  • Banaras Hindu University (BHU) DM M.Ch Entrance Examination
  • AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences )M.Ch Entrance Examination
  • All India D.M/M.Ch. Entrance Examination

Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery): Syllabus and Course Description

Various subjects of study of Master of Chirurgiae in Gastroenterology Surgery have been mentioned below.

General Principles of GI SurgeryOperative Techniques
Operating Room TechniquesEndoscopy
GI Surgical TubesLaparascopic Surgical Procedures
Management of Surgical InfectionsUse of RFA and lasers in GI Surgery
Postoperative Complications -

Master of Chirurgiae [M.Ch] (Gastroenterology Surgery): Career Prospects

Listed here are the areas offering lucrative employment opportunities to successful postgraduates of the course.

  • Health centers
  • Laboratories
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Private practice
  • College/University
  • Private Practice/Firm
  • Foundation/Trust
  • Company
  • Government – Central
  • Government – State & Local
  • Hospital

Students who have finished the course with good percentage and brilliant technical knowledge may seek a career in a hospital or medical institute.

To build a career in this field, gastroenterologists at initial stage can expect a salary of around INR 6 lacs per annum. Their pay scale can differ with their designation, experience and eligibility. They can also start a private clinic or health care centers as well.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Associate ConsultantThey are responsible for agreeing to job plans (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 covers organised on a rota basis.INR 2 to 4 Lacs
Critical Care PhysiciansThey are responsible for conducting daily rounds on ICU patients and collect radiology, microbiology, pharmacy-related inputs from other disciplines, during these rounds.INR 2 to 4 Lacs
Upper Gastro-Intestinal SurgeonResponsible for providing tertiary services including advanced laparoscopic interventional surgery, interventional endoscopy, surgical ERCP services, bariatric surgery and advanced oesophagogastroscopy surgery and servicesINR 11 to 12 Lacs
Medical ConsultantMedical Consultants are responsible for providing services directly to a doctor or a healthcare facility. They may also work for organizations that provide medical-consulting services.INR 2 to 9 Lacs
Clinical AssociateThey carry out tasks relating to the monitoring and management of clinical trials. Regionally based associates work out of home-based offices providing monitoring of clinical trials.INR 3 to 5 Lacs
Practice ManagerWhether it's a small or large practice, the primary duties of a physician practice manager are to plan, coordinate, direct, and supervise various elements of a medical facility. They may oversee billing and collections, design patient services, or implement work policies for employees.1,781,672

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