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MD Anatomy

MD Anatomy or Doctor of Medicine in Anatomy is a 3- year non-clinical branch of post graduation that can be pursued after MBBS. This course deals with the structure of human body. The programme will include subjects like:

  • Genetics
  • Embryology & Genetics
  • Surgical and applied anatomy and Recent Advances
  • Gross anatomy
  • Radiological anatomy

What is the course outcome of MD Anatomy?

After the completion of the degree, doctors will be ready for:

  • Problem solving
  • Knowledge in Anatomy
  • Good communication skills
  • Practical and procedural skills
  • Professionalism, attitude

They will also be able to:

  • Be a good anatomist
  • Work as a medical faculty or professor both at undergraduate and post graduate level
  • conduct various research problems both at basic and applied level
  • mentor post graduate and doctoral students in their thesis
  • work in the science of physical anthropology to solve medical legal problems for identification of individuals of different race and areas
  • Demonstrate adequate management skills to function as an effective leader of the team engaged in teaching and research.
Course Name Doctor of Medicine in Anatomy
Course Duration 3 years
Course Level Post graduate
Eligibility MBBS or any equivalent with a minimum 50%
Entrance exam NEET
Admission Process Based on the counseling process
Job Profiles Researcher, Professor, Medical Scientist, etc
Recruiting Areas Medical colleges, Laboratories, Hospitals, Private practice, etc
Top Recruiters Fortis Health Care, Apollo, Columbia Asia, Railways, etc
Average Salary 10- 12 LPA

MD Anatomy Admissions in Karnataka

MD Anatomy Admission Criteria:

  • Candidates should have completed MBBS or any other equivalent subjects like BAMS/ BHMS etc from any recognized medical institute.
  • They should have scored a minimum aggregate 50% - 55% or equivalent CGPA at the level of graduation.
  • They must complete one year of compulsory rotatory internship
  • They must also be registered with MCI or any state medical council.

Students should have completed their bachelors from any institutes which is recognized by:

  • An Act of Central / State Government
  • A Gazette notification of Central / State Government
  • Executive orders issued by Central / State Government


  • Candidates seeking admission should have obtained their qualification from any recognized board/ university.
  • They must have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration from a recognized University as per program requirement.
  • Those who are holding foreign degree must be registered practitioners in the country from where they have obtained their degree and also must obtain a temporary registration certificate from medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Those with foreign qualification must submit equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, as per program requirements. For more details on these refer to the official website of AIU:

Admission Process of MD Anatomy:

  • Admission is based on merit list of the entrance test.
  • Most of the colleges conduct counseling
  • Candidates are selected through merit list which will be based on their performance in the exam and the counseling process
  • Some colleges also accept direct admission
Exam Tentative Date
NEET-PG 2nd Week of May 2021

Medical Seat Distribution (through NEET PG):

  • SC (Scheduled Caste) - 15%
  • ST (Scheduled Tribe) - 75%
  • OBC (Other Backward Class)- 27%
  • PWD (Person With Disability) - 5%

MD Anatomy Syllabus

Below Is the MD Anatomy Syllabus:

MD Anatomy Syllabus
Gross anatomy Anatomy of entire body including upper limb, lower limb, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, perineum, head and neck, brain and spinal cord
Developmental anatomy/embryology
  • General embryology: gametogenesis, fertilization
  • Systemic embryology
  • Physiological correlations of congenital anomalies
  • Histology and histochemistry
  • Cytoplasm - cytoplasmic matrix, cell membrane
  • Nucleus - nuclear envelope, nuclear matrix
  • Cell cycle - mitosis, meiosis, cell renewal
  • Microscopic structure of the body
  • Principles of light, transmission and scanning, electron
  • Systems/organs of body - Cellular organization, light and electron microscopic features, structure
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Brain and its environment, Development of the nervous system, Neuron and Neuroglia, Somatic sensory system
  • Detailed structure of the central nervous system and its applied aspect.
  • Genetics
  • Human Chromosomes - Structure, number and classification, Chromosome abnormalities, Autosomal and Sex chromosomal abnormalities syndromes
  • Single gene pattern inheritance: Autosomal and Sex chromosomal pattern of inheritance, Intermediate pattern and multiple alleles
  • Multifactorial pattern of inheritance: Criteria for multifactorial inheritance, Teratology, Structure gene
  • Counseling and Ethics of Genetics.
  • Immunology
  • Gross features, cytoarchitecture, functions, development and histogenesis of various primary and secondary lymphoid organs in the body
  • Biological and clinical significance of the major histocompatibility complex
  • Common techniques employed in cellular immunology and histocompatibility testing.
  • Applied anatomy and recent advances
  • Clinical correlations of structure and functions of human body
  • Recent advances in medical sciences which facilitate comprehension of correlations and applications in clinical problem solving.
  • Surface Marking and Radiology
  • Anthropology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • MD Anatomy Career Scope

    After completion of their masters, students can choose to work in different profiles like:

    • Medical Scientist
    • Anatomy and Physiology Instructor
    • Researcher
    • Medical Consultant
    • Anatomy Professor
    • Lecturer/ Assistant Professor
    • Anatomy Reader
    • Medical Coder
    • Team Leader/Trainer
    • Medical Coder Trainee
    • Medical Transcriptionist/ Proofer Reader

    They can work in different sectors of health industry like:

    • Government hospitals
    • Research & Educational Institutes
    • Super-specialty hospitals
    • Laboratories
    • Clinics
    • Nursing homes
    • Medical colleges
    • Armed Forces
    • Private Nursing Homes
    • Healthcare Management Centers
    • Clinical Mentoring Services

    They can also work in corporate like:

    • Fortis Health Care
    • Apollo
    • Columbia Asia
    • Edanta Health City
    • Aster healthcare
    • Hosmet hospitals
    • AIIMS
    • Sparsh hospitals
    MD in Anotomy

    MD Anatomy Fee structure in Karnataka

    College & Location Government Quota Fees per Annum
    Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore INR 38,900
    Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore INR 38,900
    Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli INR 38,900
    Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya INR 38,900
    Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences ,Belgaum INR 38,900
    Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences ,Hassan INR 38,900
    Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences ,Shimoga INR 38,900
    Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences ,Raichur INR 40,500
    Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences ,Bidar INR 38,900
    Jaya Jagadguru Murugharajendra Medical College ,Davangere INR 1,02,786
    M.S.Ramaiah Medical College ,Bangalore INR 1,02,786
    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College ,Bangalore INR 1,02,786
    Nijalingappa Medical College and Research Centre ,Bagalkot INR 1,02,786
    Sri Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital ,Chitradurga INR 1,02,786
    Father Muller Institute of Med. Education and Research ,Mangalore INR 1,02,786
    Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre ,Bangalore INR 1,02,786
    Navodaya Medical College, Raichur INR 1,02,786
    Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore INR 1,02,786
    K.S.Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore INR 4,95,000
    B G S Global Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore INR 87,286
    The Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Bangalore INR 1,02,786

    Ranking of MD Anatomy Colleges in Karnataka

    MD Anatomy Ranking
    College Location
    The Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Center Bangalore
    Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Gadag
    St. Johns Medical College Bangalore
    Srinivas Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre Mangalore
    B G S Global Institute of Medical Sciences Bangalore
    Khaja Bande Navaz Institute Of Medical Sciences Gulbarga
    Yenepoya Medical College Mangalore
    Kasturba Medical College Manipal
    A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences Mangalore
    Navodaya Medical College Raichur
    Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Medical college Dharwad
    Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre Bangalore
    Father Muller Institute of Med. Education and Research Mangalore
    Al-Ameen Medical College Bijapur
    Sri Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital Chitradurga
    S. Nijalingappa Medical College and Research Centre Bagalkot
    Shymanuru Shivashankarappa Institute Of Medical Sciences Davangere
    K.Venkataramana Gowda Medical College and Hospital Sullia
    Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Bellur
    Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College Gulbarga

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