All about MD
Sahiba.Sharma, 21 Nov 2019, #NEET

All about MD - To excel in the field of medicine, experts highly recommend candidates to opt for Doctor of Medicine or MD degree for specialization in post graduation. Job of a MD is not easy, and thus, it is obvious that course of study will not be easy as well. MBBS degree holders can opt for MD as their course and they will then be offered 'n' number of specializations to choose from. These specializations include Radiotherapy, Anatomy and General Medicine. It must be noted by candidates that admission to MD course in most of the colleges is through National level Eligibility cum Entrance Test, commonly known as NEET PG, except for some colleges who do not come under the ambit of aforementioned exam. As per MCI, 220 medical colleges of the nation, both government and private, offer a total of 17950 seats for MD course. Aspirants seeking admission in MD course should be familiar with the details of the aforesaid course like fee structure, eligibility, admission process, etc. Read this article by Careers360 to know more about MD admission procedures and requirements.
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All about MD - Course Details

Course duration of MD is 3 years and the curriculum of the said course id competency-based. It must be noted that as per PG Medical Regulation Act, 2000, Medical Council of India, the below mentioned points will also be followed while teaching the course at colleges:

  • Learning - For all post graduate programs including MD, learning will be autonomous and self-directed

  • Assessment - Most essential and also the twin pillars for success of the exam will be summative and formative assessments

  • Approach - The act recommends a modular approach in order to get a systemic exposure to the various sub-specialties which are related to the discipline.

  • Role of society - An important feature of the teaching plan is that the entire learning process will include such a learning process which will be ‘derived from’ or ‘targeted to’ the societal requirements. This will be done to expose students to activities which are community based

All about MD - Eligibility Criteria

In order to pursue MD course, candidates are required to fulfill a set of eligibility conditions as specified by the authorities for admissions. These conditions are a mix of educational qualification, registration, internship requirement, etc. Also, candidates who seek admission through NEET PG will have to fulfill NEET PG eligibility criteria 2020 in order to qualify. Whereas those who seek admission through AIIMS, JIPMER or other institutes who do not accept NEET PG scores will have to fulfill institute-wise eligibility conditions.

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Here we are listing the eligibility criteria of NEET PG 2020 for MD course

  • Degree - The candidate needs to hold MBBS degree or provisional MBBS pass certificate as recommended under Indian Medical Council Act 1956.

  • Registration - The candidate must possess permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by MCI or State Medical Council showing MBBS qualification.

  • Internship - The candidate also needs to have completed one year of internship or must complete it on or before March 31 in the admission year.

Candidates can refer to the table below for complete eligibility criteria of mentioned exams.

Eligiblity criteria of related exams

Name of examEligibility criteria
NEET PG 2020Click Here
AIIMS PG 2020Click Here
JIPMER PG 2020Click Here
PGIMER 2020Click Here

All about MD - Admission Process

The admission process of most of the medical institutes, for post graduate courses, functioning in the country is going to be based on the scores of NEET PG 2020. National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts NEET PG which is an eligibility cum entrance exam. The exam is conducted for admission to MS/MD/PG Diploma courses

In the below given division MD seats will be filled after declaration of NEET PG result 2020:

  • 50% All India quota seats (all states except Jammu & Kashmir)

  • State quota seats. (including Jammu & Kashmir)

  • DNB Broad specialty courses
  • Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions

  • All Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities

NEET PG scores will not be applicable for admissions to MD course in the below mentioned institutions:

  • JIPMER, Puducherry

  • PGIMER, Chandigarh

  • AIIMS, New Delhi and other AIIMS

  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru

  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Qualifying Percentile for NEET 2020

MD aspirants must go through the table below for category-wise NEET PG 2020 qualifying score. Candidates must keep in mind that admission to MS will be granted to candidates who qualify NEET PG 2020 by securing the below-mentioned cut off

Category-wise NEET PG 2020 cut off


Qualifying Percentile


50th Percentile

OBC, SC, and ST

40th Percentile


45th Percentile

All about MD - Colleges

It is commonly MBBS graduate's dream to pursue MD or MS after completion of their graduation. There are multiple reasons for the same, some consider this as an opportunity to gain more knowledge and be more qualified , others find this to be a higher revenue extracting course. Here, the role of colleges and their rankings highly matter. Candidates who complete their MS specialization from renowned and highly sought for colleges have a higher chance of becoming successful in their future endeavors as it matters a lot. Institutes like LHMC or CMC, Vellore are such colleges who have really high brand value and post graduates from these colleges are always eyed by hiring teams and other people in the society

Top colleges for MD degree (in no particular order)

Name of college





New Delhi

CMC Vellore


Tamil Nadu

Maulana Azad Medical College


New Delhi

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune



Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC)


New Delhi


In a nutshell, MBBS is a pre-level course whereas MD is an advanced level post-graduate course. Only those candidates who are MBBS degree holders can opt to choose from MD and MS. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the full form of MBBS and it is a course that medical aspirants pursue after completion of their 10+2 and only if they qualify medical colleges' entrance examinations.

MD course can be pursued by candidates after completing their MBBS degree. In this post graduate course aspirants can opt for any specialization that they wish to study and understand in depth. Some of these are Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy, Pediatrics, Nuclear Medicine and Ophthalmology.

MBBS degree in colleges is taught for a duration of 50 months, this includes mandatory one year rotational internship. However, MD specialization is taught for a duration of 3 years. Institutes such as AIIMS, PGIMER, and JIPMER do not accept NEET PG scores and conduct their own examinations for entrance.

MD vs. MS

MD and MS (Master of Surgery) have things in common, they are as mentioned below

  • Both are post graduate degree courses
  • Admission process for them are same, which is qualifying NEET PG entrance exam
  • At the time of counselling candidates gets to choose for MD or MS, which is on the basis of their rank in NEET PG

Aspirants who opt for MS specialization will become surgeons and those who opt for MD will become physician

All about MD - Fee Structure

The MD course fee can vary widely depending on the type of institute - private or public. Also, within these two groups as well the fee may vary from one institute to another; the variation is more pronounced in private colleges than in public colleges, as could be expected.

Speaking of fee charged by public colleges, the premier medical institute in the country, AIIMS Delhi and the other AIIMS charge an annual tuition fee of only Rs. 702. Other components of fee structure include pot money, electricity, Gymkhana Fee, and caution money. The total annual fee after adding all the components is less than Rs. 2000. Also, AIIMS doesn’t charge any hostel fees from its students. While some of the other government medical colleges may charge a bit higher, still it is far less than what is charged by private institutes.

For example, CMC Vellore, which is a private institute, charges Rs. 1200 an annual tuition fee, Rs. 15,000 as one time establishment fee, and Rs. 1,20,000 as university fee. The total annual fee comes out to be around Rs. 1,42,000. This fee is probably on the lower side for a private institute, as some institutes charge much higher.

Given the disparity in fee structure between government and private colleges, it is no surprise than most students would ideally like to take admission into a government institute. But the consequence of this is that the competition for a government seat is higher, and the candidate would need a good rank, whatever the exam may be - NEET PG, AIIMS PG, or JIPMER PG.

Refer the table below to check the fee structure of some of the popular government as well as private medical colleges.

Fee Structure of MD course at popular Medical Colleges



Fee Structure



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Christian Medical College, Vellore


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Banaras Hindu University (BHU)


Click Here

JIPMER Puducherry


Click Here

St. John’s Medical College


Click Here

All about MD - Career Opportunities

Career is not a very easy choice and is not easily made for any of us. It takes in endless toiling and hard work and if you have pursued MD then its harder. Thus, a few career options are mentioned below to give candidates a fair idea of how to go about with their future plans.

  • Government job - It is not easy but not impossible either. A lot of jobs are available in the government sector which will pay you hefty salaries and will come with a lot of additional perks like security. Candidates would be pleased to know that a lot of Doctor recruitment exams are conducted by UPSC where MD qualified doctors can try their luck
  • Clinical setup - To be the master of your art setting up a clinic is the first stair that candidates need to step on. Having set up a clinic, candidates can have their own rules made on convenience basis.The beginning might not be great but if you cope through that then undoubtedly your future is safe and secure
  • Private job - We have seen a large number of medical hospitals opening up in our vicinity and most of these always are in hiring process for MD specialized doctors. Thus, there is an ever-increasing demand and shortage in availability of such medical practitioners.
  • NGO - If you believe in serving the poor and needy then NGOs are best options for you. Also you must note that not all jobs in NGOs are unpaid as some will pay u really well. If you think you got the nerve for it then go hit the nail
  • Further studies - This is never an option for an MD degree holder, it is always a choice. Having said that, it does not at all mean that this is not a good option. It is great if you decide to study further and add more feathers to your cap. However, candidates must keep in mind that their superspeciality option will depend upon the specialization that they opted for while pursuing MD

All about MD - Specialisations

MD Specialisations

Aerospace Medicine

Marine Medicine



Medical Genetics

Respiratory Medicine



Sports Medicine


Nuclear medicine

Immunohematology and Blood transfusion



Infectious Diseases

Community medicine

Palliative Medicine

Tropical Medicine

Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy


Hospital Administration

Emergency Medicine


Radio diagnosis

Family Medicine


Health Administration

Forensic Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


General Medicine


Pulmonary medicine

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What do we have to fill in the state of eligibility (15% all india quota) column in neet form? Do we have to fill the domicile state or any state of our choice?

Harshit 15th Dec, 2019
Hello dear !
You have to fill your domicile state only for which you are eligible to get admission under 85% of state quota. Further at the time of counseling you would have to produce documents proving your domicile state filled in the application form . Those documents can  be your

  1. Domicile certificate
  2. your 10th and 12th class marksheet indicating that you have studied in a recognised institution in your domicile state .
Thanks !
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I am a 2017 passout from 2017. I gave neet in 2017 2018 and 2019. This year I took admission in Btech Agrivultural Engineering but still wants to give neet.Which code should I opt for????

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Dec, 2019
Hello Akriti

As you are pursuing btech, you need to choose the code 07 as code 07 is for aspirants who have passed any other examination which in scope and standard is equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects .

You are eligible for neet examination only if you have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology in your class 12th board examination from a recognized board if you belong to general category ; while it's only 40% aggregate in pcb for obc, sc and st categories , 45 % aggregate in pcb for pwd category.

Steps you need to follow for filling neet application form are listed below "-

  • First of all you need to do registration
  • Then filling in the application of NEET 2020
  • Now you need to upload scanned images of the documents
  • Then NEET application fee payment
  • And finally printing of confirmation page.

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i am in 1st year of bsc but i have not attaining any of the semesters.what should be my code in neet 2020 ?

KISHORE LOHRA 15th Dec, 2019

dear satyabrata,

since you're a candidate who are now currently in first year of bsc course. so still your qualification code in neet ug is 05.

Here I am describing about the code 05

The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.

if you want to know more information about neet ug then you can go through the below link


Did locomotary dissablity of lower limb is eligible for ph category reservation in neet?

Harshit 15th Dec, 2019
Hello dear !
First of all I want to tell you that as per the latest NEET(UG)-2020 information brochure , a total of 5% of reservation is provided to physically handicapped aspirant.
There are various guidelines and criteria under which a physically handicapped candidate gets 5% reservation under pwd quota (person with disability) .
As per mci latest circular for neet-2020 , locomotive disability of limbs is included in criteria for pwd quota.
But the main important thing to note is the locomotive disability must be 40%-80% for the candidate to be eligible to get admitted in a medical course under pwd quota through neet -2020 .
This assesment would be done by medical board of governers at specified centres by mci which i am listing down here
  1. Vardhman mahaveer medical college and safdarganj hospital , new delhi
  2. All india institute of physical medicine and rehabilitation (for locomotor disability only) , hazi ali , mumbai
  3. Institute of post graduate medical education and research , kolkata
  4. Madras medical college , park town , chennai
  5. Goa medical college , tiswadi , goa
  6. Sms medical college , jaipur , rajasthan
  7. Institute of medical sciences , banaras hindu university , varanasi , uttar pradesh
So you have to verify your disability at one of these centres and get your ph certificate.
Afterwards you will be eligible for admission under pwd quota if your disability is assesed to be between 40%-80%.
Thanku , feel free to ask any doubt

the eligibility of mbbs of goverment college (marks in 10+2) with neet exam

Arpita Mandal 15th Dec, 2019
Cut off marks varies every year depending upon the students appeared, marks that students obtained, difficulty level of the question and so on. So it's tough to predict, but i am sharing previous years and 2020 expected cutoff, go through the link, hopefully you will get an idea about the cutoff

And you need to score a aggregate of 50% marks in PCB including English in +12 from any recognised board be it CBSE/ICSE/STATE BOARD etc.
Best wishes!
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