MS Course Details

Degree Masters
Full Form Master of Surgery
Duration Course Duration of Master of Surgery [MS] is 3 Years.
Age No age limit
Minimum Percentage 50%
Subjects Required Subjects corresponding to Post-graduation.
Average Fees Incurred INR 54,000 - 18 L per annum
Similar Options of Study MD, M.Ch
Average Salary Offered INR 10 L per annum
Employment Roles General Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon etc.
Placement Opportunities Government and Private Hospitals.

About Master of Surgery [MS]:

  • MS or Master of Surgery is a postgraduate surgery course.

  • Surgery is a branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures.

  • General Surgery is a subfield of Surgery which deals with the surgical treatment of abdominal organs, e.g. intestines inclusive esophagus, stomach, colon, liver and furthermore of the thyroid gland and hernia.

  • Below mentioned are some of the top colleges for Master of Surgery [MS]
    • AIIMS, Delhi

    • CMC, Vellore 

    • AFMC, Pune

  • Though the course has been termed as ‘General Surgery’, it is not as much a General as one would expect as it involves surgical procedure involving including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues.

  • The duration of Masters in General Surgery Course is 3 years, imparted in 6 Semesters, including the period of examination. 

  • The candidates must qualify for the Examinations within 5 Years of the date of his/her admission.

  • However, a candidate may be permitted to undergo a further period of study and training of minimum 6 months duration in a recognized Post-Graduate Department in the specialty of an Institution.

  • The course is not available under Distance Education mode as it is practically based.
  • The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India. It registers doctors to practice in India.

What is Master of Surgery [MS]?

  • It's a three-year course, where the aspirant will learn a lot about the process of Anaesthesia and its wider application on the Radiotherapy and Radiology.

  • General Surgery, Neurosurgery and Cardio-theriac are some of the topics and subjects which are covered in the Master of Surgery syllabus.

  • Elite and profound hospitals like Fortis, Apollo, and AIIMS are some of the major recruiters and employee partners in terms of the getting engaged with the professionals of Master of Surgery [MS]. There are many job opportunities in the related field.

  • Being a Master of Surgery [MS] professional, the practical implementation of the subjects read is one of the challenges of its own while working in such critical situations. 

  • The candidates joining MD/MS/MDS degree courses are called Junior Residents in the Clinical Disciplines and Junior Demonstrators in Basic Clinical Disciplines. Surgical residents are trained in the principles of surgery and actually operate under supervision.

  • Master of Surgery provides a Doctor qualification in surgery. Upon successful completion of the course, doctors become certified Surgeon.

Why Choose Master of Surgery [MS]?

  • Cardio-Thoracic being one of the most contemporary and wider practice-oriented subjects in the Master of Surgery [MS], there are huge vacancies in the field.

  • Working as a full-time Surgeon in some of the elite and reputed Hospitals like AIIMS, Fortis is a one-time opportunity for all the optimist graduates having a tag of Master of Surgery [MS].  

  • Dr Williams, Dr Myles are some of the famous personalities who always motivate the upcoming generation to take up Master of Surgery.

  • Internship opportunities in some of the most prolific and professional organizations like Artemis Hospital, Manipal Hospital while graduating will add a lot of weight in terms of experience in the Resume.

  • Working as Urological Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, Resident (General Surgery) Cardiothoracic Surgeon in some of the most reputed R&D organizations in the field of professional medicine are some of the MS placement opportunities.

Top Colleges for Master of Surgery [MS]:

Sl. No.

Name of the College


AIIMS, Delhi



CMC, Vellore



AFMC, Pune



Madras Medical College (MMC Chennai)



Armed Force Medical College (AFMC Pune)

Eligibility Criteria for Master of Surgery [MS]:

  • As per the regulations of statutory bodies, as laid out in Post-Graduate regulations 2000 of Medical Council of India, the minimum percentage of marks in the entrance test for eligibility for admission to Post-Graduate courses shall be 50% for all candidates and for SC, ST, category-I & OBC the eligibility will be 40%.

  • Most state government-affiliated programs at the M.S. level accept 50% of students based on the national examination and 50% based on state examinations. 

  • In addition, 50% of positions are also reserved in most states for physicians belonging to the economically underprivileged segments of Indian society as specified in the Indian Constitution.

  • The foreign nationals are required to send their applications routed through Diplomatic Channels.

  • They are also required to appear in the Competitive Entrance Examination along with other regular candidates.

  • Some Institutes will only conduct admission on the basis of qualifying examination marks.

  • The foreign nationals will be considered against the seats advertised under the 'Sponsored' category.

Admission Procedure for Master of Surgery [MS] :

  • Aspirants have to go through different Entrance exams conducted by the individual university in accordance with their admission criteria.

  • The applicants have to download the admission form for the opted university from their respective websites. 

  • Applicants also have to complete the application form in prior to the deadline mentioned by the particular university via there website.

  • Declaration of the result will be out to the students, once the process of evaluation is completed and will be published on the respective website of the college. 

Entrance Exams for Master of Surgery [MS]:

  • AIIMS Postgraduation entrance exam (AIIMS PG)


  • BHU Postgraduation entrance exam (BHU PET)

  • Annamalai University PG-Medical entrance exam

  • CMC Vellore


  • Gujarat University PG-Medical entrance exam

  • JIPMER PG-Medical entrance exam (JIPMER MBBS)



Entrance Exams For Master of Surgery [MS]

See Various Master of Surgery [MS] Colleges in India

Fee Structure of Master of Surgery [MS] in India

(In Lakhs)

Fee Structure by State for Master of Surgery [MS]

All Over India

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Public Colleges
₹ 4,986 (Minimum Fee) (Maximum Fee) ₹ 82,500
₹ 48,300 (Average Fee)
Private Colleges
₹ 2,000 (Minimum Fee) (Maximum Fee) ₹ 1.80 Cr
₹ 13.10 Lakh (Average Fee)

Andhra Pradesh

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Private Colleges
₹ 8.70 Lakh ₹ 9 Lakh
₹ 9 Lakh


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Private Colleges
₹ 10.50 Lakh ₹ 16.50 Lakh
₹ 16.50 Lakh


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Public Colleges
₹ 49,570 ₹ 68,380
₹ 66,380


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Public Colleges
₹ 6,235 ₹ 1.14 Lakh
₹ 42,000


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Public Colleges
₹ 24,000 ₹ 2.55 Lakh
₹ 2.05 Lakh


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Private Colleges
₹ 2,000 ₹ 60 Lakh
₹ 25.30 Lakh


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Private Colleges
₹ 40,000 ₹ 52.50 Lakh
₹ 43.50 Lakh


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Public Colleges
₹ 27,030 ₹ 20.12 Lakh
₹ 1.80 Lakh
Private Colleges
₹ 88,800 ₹ 51 Lakh
₹ 6 Lakh


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Private Colleges
₹ 30 Lakh ₹ 45 Lakh
₹ 45 Lakh

Pondicherry / Puducherry

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Private Colleges
₹ 4.35 Lakh ₹ 15 Lakh
₹ 8 Lakh


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Public Colleges
₹ 7,110 ₹ 45,000
₹ 45,000
Private Colleges
₹ 4 Lakh ₹ 15 Lakh
₹ 10 Lakh


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Public Colleges
₹ 21,675 ₹ 1.12 Lakh
₹ 60,000
Private Colleges
₹ 18,000 ₹ 1.80 Cr
₹ 30 Lakh

Tamil Nadu

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Public Colleges
₹ 36,000 ₹ 3.78 Lakh
₹ 60,000
Private Colleges
₹ 60,000 ₹ 1.50 Cr
₹ 3 Lakh


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Private Colleges
₹ 75,000 ₹ 16.80 Lakh
₹ 16.50 Lakh

Uttar Pradesh

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Public Colleges
₹ 35,250 ₹ 1.12 Lakh
₹ 64,000
Private Colleges
₹ 9.80 Lakh ₹ 66.50 Lakh
₹ 54 Lakh

West Bengal

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Public Colleges
₹ 15,000 ₹ 78,000
₹ 30,000

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