Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a professional course for which the students are awarded with the degrees in medicine and surgery upon successful completion of the course. The course aims at imparting the quality education and training to students to help contribute to the growing sector of health and medicine.

The course is regulated by the Medical Council of India and is spanned for four and a half years divided into semesters, followed by a compulsory internship for a year.

The minimum eligibility for the course is 10+2 with the subjects- Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Different institutes have different cut off marks however the selection is made on the basis of the entrance exams conducted either on the national level or by individual institutes.

The tuition fee varies according to the government funded or private colleges. The average fees ranges around Rs. 35,000 pa in government aided colleges to around Rs. 2 Lakhs pa. However, AIIMS is one such institute with the fee structure as low as around Rs. 6000.

Who should opt for MBBS course?
Students who have a keen interest in learning the basics of human body, its workings and also the diagnosis of diseases and their cures, should opt for this course. This course has a structure which develops a person’s psyche towards the feelings of service and ailment of the sufferers of various diseases. The students, after doing this course, also become an active participant in community as they are always ready to help the ones in need through their medical practices.

Any student who wishes to have a career in the medical field, be it a surgeon, a medical director, a specialist like a gynecologist or an anesthetist etc. should consider this as the best field of study because this gives an introduction to all the discourses in detail.

MBBS Duration:
The complete duration of the course is five and a half years which includes a rotating internship of one year. The course is usually divided into 9 semesters of 6 months each. Apart from the regular courses the students are also supposed to participate in hands-on training in the wards and out-patient departments. This provides the student with real life experiences in practicing and performing clinical procedures integral to their further practice as a doctor.

Top Institutes for MBBS:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Christian Medical College, Vellore
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

MBBS Eligibility
Usually, the minimum eligibility for the course is 10+2 with subjects with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. English is also a mandatory subject for eligibility in many of the universities and colleges. However, AIIMS requires an aggregate of 60% for the general category candidates and 50% for SC/ST candidates.

Also, along with these prerequisites, certain universities like Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi limits the age of the candidates ranging between 17 and 25. While, on the other hand, AIIMS has set the lower limit to be 17 years of age for any candidate to apply for the course.

The basic eligibility for admission in any of the Medical Colleges is 10+2 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology along with English. However, this is not the only criteria for admission; the students have to take an entrance exam in order to prove themselves fit for the admission in any of the medical colleges. The major entrance exams are AIIMS Entrance Exam and NEET Exam.

MBBS Admission Form Availability:
Usually the forms for the entrance exams are available online. The forms for AIIMS are available in the last week of January and the entrance exam usually takes place in the last week of May. Similarly, other entrance exams also take place in the months of May-June after the result of 10+2 is declared.

Once the result for the entrance exam is declared, the students are called for counseling based on the merit prepared considering both the marks obtained in the entrance exam and the qualifying (10+2) exam.