MBBS - Syllabus and Subjects

Syllabus and subjects for MBBS:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Subjects:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology Including Bio-Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Humanities & Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine including Toxicology
  • Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Orthopaedics
  • Radiotherapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Specialisations
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • E.N.T. (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
  • Psychiatry
  • Anaesthesiology

Training Period and Time Distribution as per MCI Regulations

1. Every student shall undergo a period of certified study extending over 4 ½ academic years divided into 9 semesters, (i.e. of 6 months each) from the date of commencement of his study for the subjects comprising the medical curriculum to the date of completion of the examination and followed by one-year compulsory rotating internship. Each semester will consist of approximately 120 teaching days of hours each college working time, including one hour of lunch.

2. The period of 4 1//2 years is divided into 3 Phases as follows:

(a) Phase-1 (two semesters) – consisting of Pre-clinical subjects (Human Anatomy, Physiology including Bio-Physics, Biochemistry and introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities). Besides 60 hours for the introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities, rest of the time shall be somewhat equally divided between Anatomy and Physiology plus Biochemistry combined (Physiology 2/3 and Biochemistry 1/3).

(b) Phase-II (3 semesters) – consisting of para – clinical/clinical subjects.
During this phase teaching of para-clinical and clinical subjects shall be done concurrently.
The para-clinical subjects shall consist of Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine including Toxicology and part of Community Medicine.
The clinical subjects shall consist of all these detailed below in Phase III.
Out of the time for Para-clinical teaching approximately equal time is allotted to Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine and Community Medicine combined (1/3 Forensic Medicine and 2/3 Community Medicine).

(c) Phase-III (continuation of study of clinical subjects for seven semesters after passing Phase-1)
The clinical subjects to be taught during Phase II and III are Medicine and its allied specialties, Surgery and its allied specialties, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Community Medicine.

Besides clinical posting as per schedule mentioned herewith, rest of the teaching hours be divided for didactic lectures, demonstrations, seminars, group discussions, etc. into various subjects.

The Medicine and its allied specialties training will include General Medicine, Pediatrics, Tuberculosis and Chest, Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Infectious diseases etc. The Surgery and its allied specialties training will include General Surgery, Orthopedics Surgery including Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anesthesia, Dentistry, Radiotherapy etc. The Obstetrics & Gynecology training will include family medicine, family welfare planning etc.

3. The first 2 semesters (approximately 240 teaching days) shall be occupied in Phase 1 (pre-clinical) subjects and introduction to a broader understanding of the perspectives of medical education leading to delivery of health care. No student shall be permitted to join the Phase II (Pare-clinical/clinical) group of subjects until he has passed in all the Phase 1 (Pre-clinical) subjects for which he will be permitted not more than four chances (actual examination), provided four chances are completed in three years from the date of enrollment.

4.  After passing pre-clinical subjects, 1 ½ year (3 semesters) shall be devoted to para-clinical subjects. Phase II will be devoted to para-clinical and clinical subjects, along with clinical posting. During clinical phase (Phase III) pre-clinical and para-clinical teaching will be integrated into the teaching of clinical subjects where relevant.

5. Didactic lectures should not exceed one third of the time schedule; two third schedule should include practical, clinical or/and group discussions. Learning process should include living experiences, problem-oriented approach, case studies and community health care activities.

6. Universities shall organize admission timings and admission process in such a way that teaching in the first semester starts by 1st of August each year.

7. The supplementary examination may be conducted within 6 months so that the students who pass can join the main batch and the failed students will have to appear in the subsequent year.

M.B.B.S. Syllabus 

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Subjects of Study


General Medicine




Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases


Skin & STD






General Surgery






Ear Nose And Throat


Obstetrics and Gynaecology including Family Welfare Planning


Community Medicine





Internship - Internship is a phase of training wherein a graduate is expected to conduct the actual practice of medical and health care and acquire skills under supervision so that he/she may become capable of functioning independently. Time allocation to each discipline is approximate and shall be guided more specifically by the actual experience obtained. Thus a student serving in a district or taluk hospital emergency room may well accumulate skill in surgery, orthopedics, medicine, obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics during even a single night on duty. Responsible authorities from the medical college shall adjust the intern experience to maximize intern’s opportunities to practice skills in patient care in a rough approximation of the time allocation suggested.




Community Medicine

3 months


2 months

Surgery including Orthopaedics

2 months

Obst./Gynae. Including Family

2 months

Welfare Planning

15 days


15 days


15 days


15 days


1 Month

 Elective Postings(Elective Subjects):

Elective posting will include Two of the following for 15 days in each subject.

  • Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Psychiatry
  • Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
  • Anaesthesia
  • Radio-diagnosis
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Department

The jobs and salaries may vary depending on the type of course taken up by the candidate.