MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
It is the most popular Degree program in medical line. The Medical Council of India regulates the Course.
The minimum eligibility for the course is 10+2 with the subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% marks. Selection is made on the basis of the entrance exams, and the admission in different Institutes, Colleges depend on the cut off marks obtained.
Same Entrance Examinations like NEET is also the basis for few other Undergraduate Medical Courses like:
- BDS – Bachelor of Dental Surgery
- BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
- BUMS – Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery
- BHMS – Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery
The duration of the MBBS Program is 5.5 years, including internship. The Course also provides the students real live experiences in practicing and performing clinical procedures.
Students, with few basic skills, like MBBS Course, as it guarantees 100% job placement, including of own enterprise.
Some of the Top Institutes for MBBS course are: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Christian Medical College, Vellore; Armed Forces Medical College, Pune; Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.Students may also note that for admission to the following Medical related Courses, there are no Entrance Exams.
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
- Bachelor of Science in Bio Technology
- Bachelor of Technology in Bio-Medical Engineering
Bachelor of Dental Science
This is an Undergraduate Program of five years duration, including of one year internship.
This is the only professional program of dental surgery in India.
The course is liked by many students, as this also provide job guarantee, including starting of own enterprise.
The Dental Council of India regulates the Course, and it covers subjects like: human anatomy, physiology & biochemistry, dental material, prosthodontics, microbiology, embryology & histology, general & dental pharmacology and pathology, periodontics, pedodontics, orthodontics and dentistry.
The admission conditions stipulate that the students should have passed the 10+2 examination with science stream and have had Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English in 12th stream; and also pass the Entrance Exams conducted.
Allocation of seats to the selected students is on the basis of rank, choices opted by them and also the cut off marks fixed in each Institute.
Some of the leading Dental Colleges are:
- Dental College & Hospital, Aurangabad
- Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai
- Dental College, Gujarat
- Government Dental College & Research Institute, Bengaluru
- Amrita College of Dentistry, Kerala
- Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
Like MBBS, the BDS also has scope for advanced studies and also research.
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery – 5.5 years
This also is an Undergraduate Course coming under the Medical stream. This course is becoming more attractive, as people are also believing in a treatment with no side effects.
The Degree is awarded after 4.5 years of class studies and 1 year of internship.
Here again, the admission is for Science stream students, passed 12 with Chemistry, Physics and Biology, with 50% marks, and who come into the relvant ranking in Entrance Examinations.
Few top names of colleges offering this Degee are:
- Bharati Vidyapeeth Homeopathic Medical College, Pune
- National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata
- Government Homeopathic Medical College, Bangalore
After graduation, they can start their career in practicing or in a production unit. Those interested in higher studies can go in for MD with specialization, which is of three years.
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. B.A.M.S.
It is also an undergraduate course which is awarded after successful completion of a five and a half years program.
The Course is open to Science stream students after completing 12th. Those with Sanskrit will have an added advantage as the Course contents also include Sanskrit as a subject, as many of the resources are in that language.
The duration of BAMS is 5½ years including internship.
The Course has an importance in Indian conditions, as it is an ancient system followed in select parts in India. Over the years, its benefits spread across including countries abroad, especially because of its curing ability, and no side effects.
After graduation, one can pursue his/her career in government hospitals, dispensaries, ayurveda hospitals, teaching jobs, etc.
In this stream after graduation, one can go for Doctor of Medicine in Ayurveda (M.D.(Ayu) and Master of Surgery in Ayurveda (M.S. (Ayu).
Some of the top Ayurveda colleges are:
- Sri Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College, Chandigarh
- Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
- Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat
Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
An Undergraduate Course on Alternative System of Medicine, with a scope for Post graduate and Ph D levels.
People like this as it is related to old tradition, it has healing mechanism and it has no side effects.
The eligibility of the course is that one should pass 12th standard with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in physics, chemistry and biology. Those candidates who have Urdu in their studies are given preference.
Admission in reputed Institutes is through Entrance Examinations.
The candidate who pass out the Course is called as a Hakeem (Doctor) and eligible to do the Government/private practice.
Few Top Institutes providing this Course:
- Tippu Sultan Shaheed educational Trust Unani Medical College, Gulbarga
- HMS Unani Medicine College Sadashiv Nagar, Tumkur
- National Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
- Luqman Unani Medical College & Hospital, Bijapur