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MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a 2-year full-time postgraduate course in medicine.  Obstetrics and Gynecology are the two surgical–medical specialties dealing with the female reproductive organs in their pregnant and non-pregnant state, respectively, and as such, are often combined to form a single medical specialty and postgraduate training program.

The course includes major components of study such as:

  • Obstetrics Pathology, Gynecological Pathology, Operative Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • Medical & Surgical Diseases, Complication in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
  • Social Obstetrics & Gynecology, Abnormal Pregnancies, Common Disorders & Systemic Diseases associated with pregnancy.
  • Common Obstetrical Operations, Infant Care, Neonatal hygiene, Breast feeding.
  • Artificial feeding, Management of premature child, Asphyxia, Birth injuries, Common Disorders of New-born babies, etc.

Some of the institutes that offer the course in India are listed here:

  • DAV College, Chandigarh
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research [JIPMER], Pondicherry.

Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:

  • PU CET

The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is the successful completion of MBBS from an institute recognized by the Medical Council of India or any of the State Medical Councils, and with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 5 Lacs.

Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 3 to 20 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.

Such graduates are hired in capacities such as:

  • Obstetrician/ Gynecologist, Senior Registrar, Lecturer, Clinical Associate.
  • Junior Consultant, Senior Resident, Consultant, General Physician, etc.

Top Colleges for Master of Science [M.Sc] (Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing)

  • Master of Science [M.Sc] (Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing) in Karnataka
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] (Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing) in Tamil Nadu
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] (Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing) in Kerala
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] (Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing) in Punjab
  • Master of Science [M.Sc] (Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing) in Maharashtra

MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Course Highlights

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

Course LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System
EligibilityMBBS with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
Admission ProcessEntrance Exam + Group Discussion/ Personal Interview
Average Course FeeINR 10,000 to 5 Lacs
Average SalaryINR 3 to 20 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesFortis Healthcare, MAX Healthcare, Care Hospitals, Indian Council of Medical Research, Apollo Hospitals, Kailash Hospital, Adecco India Private Limited, Jaypee healthcare limited, Meditrina Hospitals Private Limited, etc.
Top Recruiting AreasColleges & Universities, Medical Colleges, Govt./ Pvt. Hospitals, Content Writing (Medical), Nursing Homes, Medical Labs, among others.
Job PositionsObstetrician/ Gynecologist, Senior Registrar, Lecturer, Clinical Associate, Junior Consultant, Senior Resident, Consultant, General Physician, and suchlike.

MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology: What is it About?

The program includes a comprehensive, advanced study of the entire clinical pathology associated with the female reproductive organs, and provision of care to both non-pregnant and pregnant patients.

As an academic discipline, Gynecology and Obstetrics consists of course components such as:

  • Pregnancy-related common diseases, obstetrics pathology, abnormalities during pregnancy.
  • Obstetrical operations, gynecological pathology, infant care, premature child treatment.
  • Breast feeding and artificial feeding, general diseases in infants, labor complications, etc.
  • Research-based study of clinical and surgical training in gynecology.

Top Institutes offering MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi, Delhi NCR1,944
Christian Medical CollegeVellore, Tamil Nadu1,17,000
Armed Forces Medical CollegePune, Maharashtra64,400
Kasturba Medical CollegeMangalore, Karnataka12,50,000
Maulana Azad Medical CollegeNew Delhi, Delhi NCR10,000
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research - [JIPMER]Pondicherry6,200
Lady Harding Medical CollegeNew Delhi, Delhi NCR10,000
Madras Medical CollegeChennai, Tamil Nadu13,667
Grant Medical CollegeMumbai, Maharashtra82,400
Sri Ramachandra UniversityChennai, Tamil Nadu14,00,000
Government Medical CollegeAmritsar, Punjab11,000
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical CollegeMumbai, Maharashtra86,825
Christian Medical CollegeLudhiana, Punjab1,33,000
Osmania Medical CollegeHyderabad, Telangana66,666
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College - [BJMC], PunePune, Maharashtra72,650
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and ResearchKolkata, West Bengal10,000
Bangalore Medical College and Research InstituteBangalore, Karnataka95,000
SMS Medical CollegeJaipur, Rajasthan6,000
Government Medical CollegeSurat, Gujarat14,000
Government Medical CollegeThiruvananthapuram, Kerala61,667

Eligibility for MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

  • MBBS from an institute recognized by the Medical Council of India or any of the State Medical Councils.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of MBBS.
  • A compulsory 1-year rotating internship in the department.

MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, mostly, NEET PG, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

A few institutes also conduct their own entrance tests for admission to the course in the country.

Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • CMC Vellore
  • PU CET
  • KCET
  • GCET
  • MU OET
  • OJEE
  • DSAT.

MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Syllabus and Course Description

listed here are the major theoretical components of study that form part of the course’s curriculum.

  • Basic sciences as related to Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Obstetrics including diseases of Neonates
  • Principles and Practice of Gynecology and Gynecological Pathology
  • Recent Advances in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Career Prospects

Qualified and trained gynecologists are hired across nursing homes, government hospitals, private clinics, pharmaceutical organizations, etc.

Successful postgraduates of the course may even choose to pursue private practice, or take up advanced research in the field through courses such as Ph.D. in a given branch of gynecology.

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

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Obstetrician/ GynecologistAn Obstetrician/ Gynecologist is a therapeutic doctor who specializes in women’s reproductive health, such as maintenance, fertility of reproductive organs, and treatment of reproductive abnormalities.1,220,838
ProfessorsProfessors teach students in a wide range of disciplines at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct in the area of specialization.9,13,657
General PhysicianGeneral Physicians diagnose, treat, and manage a wide range of conditions, including sprains, infections and flus, and determine if the condition warrants a specialist or more intensive care.5,33,931

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