The MBBS course is of five and a half years' duration which includes four and a half years of classroom study and practicals, followed by a year of internship.
The postgraduate programmes are generally of three years' duration leading up to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Surgery (MS) degree.
Those who go in for a postgraduate diploma course need to undertake a minimum of one years' course for full registration with the State Medical Council.
The major Specialisations include General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), Psychiatry and Anaesthesiology.
Specialised courses are also available in some other disciplines including community medicine, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, forensic medicine, communicable diseases, venereology, preventive and social medicine, anatomy, radio diagnosis and hospital administration.
Super Specialisations which require a further 3-5 years of study are available in areas such as Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardio-thoracic surgery, Conito-urinary surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Clinical Haematology.