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Masters of Sciences Anatomy or MSc Anatomy is a postgraduate degree course. Its duration is 2 years and is divided into total 4 semesters i.e. 2 semesters per year. An individual has to prepare for both practical and theory exams that are held at end of each semester.

A student looking for admission to this course should possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized university. Some colleges also conduct entrance exams for admission to this course.

MSc in anatomy helps in understanding the basic concepts of research methodology and development of skills required for teaching medical students. You can study different subjects like Gross Anatomy, Comparative Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, Developmental Anatomy and Neuroanatomy etc.

There are many reputed colleges that offer this course and it is a good option for those students who want to make their career in research and education.  Tuition fee for MSc Anatomy may range from 40 thousand INR to 2 Lakh INR. The course structure is divided into theory subjects, practical and project work.

M. Sc. In Anatomy graduates can expect a salary between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25, 000 every month.  An individual pursuing this course can get job as a medical technician, genetic counselor, urologist and cardiologist, etc. There are many sectors/areas in which a person can work after completion of this course like Biomedical Companies, Clinics and Hospitals, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies and colleges/Universities.

What is M.Sc. in Anatomy about?

MSc in Anatomy is mainly the scientific study of the morphology of the human body. It is further divided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy or topographical anatomy is the study of anatomical structures that can be seen without using microscope. Microscopic anatomy is the study of tiny anatomical structures with the aid of microscopes that involves histology (the study of the organization of tissues), and cytology (the study of cells). Anatomy, human physiology (the study of function), and biochemistry (the study of the chemistry of living structures) are corresponding basic medical sciences that are usually in tandem to students studying medical sciences.

Who should opt for M.Sc. Anatomy?

An individual who wants to enhance his or her knowledge of life sciences and related subjects should opt for this course.  MSc in anatomy is a good choice for an individual who wants to make their career in anatomical sciences. 

If you want to teach medical students human anatomy, then you should go for MSc in Anatomy. A candidate who pursues this course should possess strong medical background and knowledge. A person who has decided to make a career in the medical field or wants to enhance his or her technical skills should also opt for this course

Top Colleges for Master of Science [M.Sc] (Anatomy)

  • M.Sc (Medicine) in Delhi-NCR
  • M.Sc (Medicine) in Maharashtra
  • M.Sc (Medicine) in Chennai
  • M.Sc (Medicine) in Uttar Pradesh
  • M.Sc (Medicine) in Telangana

Duration of M.Sc. Anatomy

The duration of M.Sc. Anatomy is 2 years that is divided into 4 semesters. But in some colleges like Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences the duration of this course is 3 years.

Top Institutes

There are many colleges in India offer MSc in Anatomy. Some of the top colleges are mentioned below:-

Name of the InstituteState
Adesh UniversityPunjab
All India Institute of Medical SciencesAIIMS Delhi
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)Pune
Bharathiar UniversityTamil Nadu
Bharati Vidyapeeth UniversityMaharashtra
Dr. Hahnemann Homoeopathy Medical College and Research CentreTamil Nadu
Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences /Andhra Pradesh University of Health SciencesAndhra Pradesh
Government Medical CollegePunjab
Government Medical CollegeAmritsar
Kasturba Medical CollegeKarnataka
Lady Hardinge Medical College -L.H.M.C.Delhi
NIMS UniversityRajasthan
Teerthanker Mahaveer UniversityUttar Pradesh
University of MadrasTamil Nadu

Eligibility Of the Master of Science [M.Sc] (Anatomy)

A student must have passed BSc with minimum one subject of Biological Sciences/BAMS/MBBS/BHMS/ BPT/ B. Pharm or any other equivalent graduation from a recognized University. BSc graduates with Physics and Chemistry optional could be considered for admission to this course if seats are left.

How to Get Admission in Master of Science [M.Sc] (Anatomy)

You can get into this course by three ways:-

1. Entrance Exams: - There are many colleges set entrance exam as a criterion to get into this course like Manipal University and Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences - SAIMS.

2. Direct Entry:-

Some institutes like University of Madras and Bharathiar University also give direct entry to students on the merit basis. 

3. Lateral Entry:-

Some institutes like Teerthanker Mahaveer University and Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University offer lateral entry to this course. 

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