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A Masters of Surgery degree (commonly known as MS) is a full time 3- year post-graduate programme that offers in-depth comprehensive and practical based coursework in surgical training. Surgery is a branch of medical science that involves the treatment of injury or disease through operative procedures.

Ranking sources such as NIRF, IndiaToday, The Week, etc, have ranked various MS colleges in India based on certain parameters. Top MS colleges in India intend to provide quality education for medical aspirants.

Top 10 MS Colleges in India by NIRF

National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) determines the ranking of the MS colleges in India based on some set of parameters. NIRF uses the following ranking parameters:

  • Teaching, Learning, and Resources (TLR) - 30%
  • Research and Professional Practice (RP) - 30%
  • Graduation Outcomes (GO) - 15%
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) - 15%
  • Peer Perception (PR) - 10%

Below mentioned is the list of top MS colleges in India by NIRF ranking 2020:

NIRF Ranking 2020

Name of the college 

  NIRF Score 

1

      All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

90.69

         2         

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

80.06

3

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

73.56

4

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Uttar Pradesh

64.72

5

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research(JIPMER), Pondicherry

63.17

6

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal

62.84

7

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

62.20

8

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

57.90

9

St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru

57.83

10

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh

56.22

Top 10 MS Colleges in India by The Week

Following is the list of top 10 MS colleges in India by The Week ranking 2020:

The Week Ranking 2020

Name of the College

The Week Score

      1      

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 

895

2

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

785

3

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

705

4

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry

691

5

Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

688

6

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Uttar Pradesh

670

7

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

640

8

Grant Medical College (GMC), Mumbai

632

9

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal 

616

10

Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai

606

Top 10 MS Colleges in India by IndiaToday

Refer to the below-mentioned list of Top 10 MS colleges by IndiaToday ranking 2020:

India Today Ranking 2020

Name of the College

MS Total Tuition Fees (INR)

      1      

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 

10,500

2

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

7,96,000

3

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

34,600

4

Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

20,000

5

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry

33,600

6

King George's Medical University, Lucknow  

72,000

7

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Uttar Pradesh 

15,000

8

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi

82,000

9

University College of Medical Science, New Delhi

40,600

10

Grant Medical College (GMC), Mumbai

2,47,200

Top MS Colleges in India based on Zones

The Week releases the rankings of top MS colleges in India every year according to different zones. The rankings of MS colleges in various zones are listed below.

Top MS Colleges in North India

As per The Week ranking following are the top MS colleges in North India:

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  2. Christian Medical College (CMC), Ludhiana
  3. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
  4. Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow

Top MS Colleges in South India

Below mentioned are the top MS colleges in South India according to The Week ranking:

  1. Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
  2. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
  3. St.John’s Medical College, Bengaluru
  4. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi
  5. Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangaluru
  6. M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru

Top MS Colleges in West India

Cited below are the top MS colleges in West India according to The Week ranking: 

  1. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram 
  2. Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune
  3. K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai

Specialisation-wise MS Colleges in India

Master of Surgery offers specialisations in various medical courses such as ENT (Ears, nose, and throat), Obstetrics, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Human Anatomy, Ayurved, etc. The majority of the students often choose MS in Surgery as it gives better scope of higher income and a bright future. Cited below are the top MS colleges with the specialisations that offer the highest package.

Top MS Colleges for General Surgery in India

Master of Surgery in General Surgery is selected by a majority of the students who are willing to pursue a Postgraduate degree because this is most often known as “Jack of all Trades” and has the highest scope of income. 

Listed below are some of the top MS colleges for General Surgery in India:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal 

Top MS Colleges for ENT in India

Master of Surgery in ENT(Ear, Nose and Throat), commonly referred to as otolaryngology has the highest demand in treating and diagnosing diseases related to Throat, Ear, Nose, Head and Neck. Below mentioned are some of the top MS colleges for ENT in India:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research(PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College(CMC), Vellore
  • Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal 
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research(JIPMER), Pondicherry

Top MS Colleges for Orthopaedics in India

Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery that involves traumatic, chronic, acute, overuse injuries and functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Cited below are some of the top MS colleges for Orthopaedics in India: 

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research(PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College(CMC), Vellore
  • Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Uttar Pradesh

Fee Structure for Top MS Colleges in India

Various MS colleges in India offer Postgraduate degrees with varying fee structures from low to high depending on some of the parameters such as the type of college, facilities provided, etc. Below listed is the fee structure for the top public and private colleges for MS Degree:

Public MS Colleges Fees Structure

Following are some of the top public MS colleges with their fees based on the NIRF ranking 2020:

Name of Public Colleges

MS Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

10,500

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

7,100

Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Uttar Pradesh

15,000

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry

33,600

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

72,000

Private MS Colleges Fees Structure

Cited below are some of the top private MS colleges with their fees based on the NIRF Ranking 2020:

Name of Private Colleges

MS Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)

Christian Medical College(CMC), Vellore

7,96,000

Kasturba Medical College(KMC), Manipal

1,77,000

St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru

9,34,000

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences(AIMS), Kochi

56,66,600

Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana

23,44,000

Entrance Exams Accepted by MS Colleges in India

Top MS colleges in India offer admission based on the students' merit in various national or state-level entrance examinations. 

Following are the popular entrance exams to get into MS colleges in India:

  • NEET PG
  • AIIMS PG
  • JIPMER PG
  • PGIMER
  • NIMHANS PG
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology PG Entrance Exam

Admission and Eligibility Criteria for MS Colleges

Admission to MS colleges for any specialisation is done in two ways, merit-based admission and management quota admission in private colleges. The eligibility criteria to get admission in MS colleges is as follows:

Eligibility Criteria for MS colleges in India

Eligibility criteria refer to standard guidelines that every student needs to follow to get an admission. Students have to fulfil the eligibility criteria to pursue MS courses in India that even includes age limit, internship requirements and academic merit. Listed below are the general eligibility criteria for MS colleges in India:

  • Degree Certificate - Students must complete their undergraduate (UG) MBBS degree with good merit and obtain a pass certificate from the college or university.
  • Internship - Aspirants must complete at the minimum of one internship to gain work experience and acquire a completion certificate issued from the organisation he/she worked for.
  • Registration Certificate - Aspirants must acquire a permanent registration certificate issued by State Medical Council (SMC).

Admission in MS Colleges

There are around 200 colleges in India where students can pursue MS courses in various specialisations such as ENT (Ears, nose, and throat), Obstetrics, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Human Anatomy, Ayurved, etc. 

Following are the general admission criteria for MS colleges in India:

  • Most of the top colleges’ admissions are based on the NEET PG exam score.
  • Colleges like AIIMS, JIPMER, etc. conduct their entrance exams to provide admissions to students.
  • Students must complete their MBBS course with good merit and acquire a pass certificate from the college or university.
  • After securing admission, the candidate must upload the essential documents and report at the verification centre.

Cut Off for Top MS Colleges in India

Top MS colleges in India offer admission to students on the basis of the cutoff of the entrance exams conducted country or college wise. The cutoff may vary every year depending on certain parameters set by institutions. NEET PG, AIIMS PG, JIPMER PG are some of the popular exams conducted for MS admissions in India.

NEET PG Cut Off

National Board of Examination (NBE) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (Post Graduate) (NEET PG) at the national level to provide admissions to students in MS colleges in India. Below mentioned is the NEET PG cut off category wise:

Category

NEET PG Cut Off (Percentile) 

NEET PG Cut Off (Marks)

General 

30

275

PWD

25

252

SC/ST/OBC

20

230

AIIMS PG Cut Off

All India Institute for Medical Sciences Post Graduate Exam (AIIMS PG) is conducted by the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to provide admissions to students in AIIMS located at various places in India.

Below mentioned is the AIIMS PG cut off category wise:

Category

AIIMS PG Cut Off (Percentile) 

AIIMS PG Cut Off (Rank)

General 

91.648

2190

OBC

80.483

5108

SC

53.026

12,246

ST

50.486

12,774

Scope of MS

The scope of MS is undoubtedly very high in India as well as abroad. There is a wide range of career opportunities for those who acquire an MS postgraduate degree. Surgeons are not only benefited by money, but they also receive huge respect and value from society. The nation’s health lies in their hands. 

Below mentioned is the scope of MS:

  • There is a wide range of job profiles such as Lab technician, Researcher, Plastic surgeon, Neonatal surgeon, Paediatric surgeon, Ophthalmologist, etc. for the students who have pursued their MS degree.
  • Students can also apply for government department jobs to build their careers with better income and security.
  • Other career options include pursuing higher education such as a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) where one can attain in-depth knowledge which provides better career prospects.

MS Placements

Every year various MS colleges in India offer good placement opportunities to students. As per PayScale, the average MS package in India is INR 8-9 LPA.

Top MS Recruiters

Following are some of the recruiters from the top MS colleges in India as per the placement package based on the official website:

Name of the Colleges

Top Recruiters

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

Medtronic Inc, Baxter International Inc, Siemens, Novartis International etc.

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Cipla, Aurobindo Pharma, Sun Pharma, Piramal Enterprises Ltd, etc.

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Biocon, Novartis International, Cipla, etc.

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry

Baxter International Inc, Siemens, Braun Melsengen, Lupin Ltd, etc.

Average CTCs offered in Top MS Colleges in India

As per glassdoor, the average salary for students pursuing MS ranges from 6-7 LPA. Following are the average salaries offered in various top MS colleges in India on the basis of the institute’s official website:

Name of the Colleges

Average Package Offered (INR)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

10-12 LPA 

Post Graduate Institute of Medical and Education Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

9 LPA

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal

8-9 LPA

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

8-9 LPA

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry

10 LPA

FAQs

Ques 1. What are the fees for MS in private institutions?

Ans. The fees for MS in private institutions varies from 8 - 50 lakhs.

Ques 2. Is AIIMS Delhi better than JIPMER?

Ans. Both AIIMS, Delhi and JIPMER are government institutions that offer MS in various specialisations, but AIIMS, Delhi is usually referred to as a better college than JIPMER.

Ques 3. What higher education options does a student have after securing an MS (PG) degree?

Ans. Students can pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree after pursuing an MS degree.

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