DM M Ch after MD MS

After a lot of hard work to clear PG medical entrance exams, students have to face another hurdle after getting a good rank. That hurdle is to choose a good PG specialty branch. Nowadays after doing MD/MS, it has become almost a necessity to do DM/M.Ch as PG seats are increasing every year and so is the competition.

I am enlisting here the MD/MS courses by doing which the students could get into the respective DM/M.Ch courses.

Different States and institutes have different criteria on which super-specialty courses can be done by doing which MD/MS courses. 90% of these criteria are the same in all institutes or states so students have to manually check their respective states of allowed super-specialty courses.

More important than State and Institute rules are MCI Regulations. It mentions all details of all DM/ M. Ch courses and prerequisite MD/ MD courses for a candidate to be eligible for super specialty courses.

The following are MD courses which are the prerequisite for DM courses according to MCI PG Medical Regulation 2000 (click here for pdf).

MCI Rule: D.M. (DOCTOR OF MEDICINE) for which candidates must posses recognized degree of M.D. (or its equivalent recognized degree) in the subject

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    522 thoughts on “DM /M.Ch Courses Allowed After MD /MS

    1. Hardik says:

      Hello Sir! Thank you very much for providing this useful information. I have asked around and some students doing M.D. Microbiology at civil hospital have told me that one can’t do MD Endocrinology or MD Immunology after Md Biochemistry. Is there any other way to confirm your article sir? Please acknowledge.. Thank you very much.

    2. shri says:

      hello sir,,,nice info….
      May i know a DNB candiate elligible for writing DM enterncae.,,,,please clerify….
      As per maharastyra DM enternece criteria–>”The candidate must possess recognized postgraduate degree MD/MS or its equivalent from a medical college recognized by MCI”……………….i agree DNb is equivalent bt nowhere it is being done from medical college………….here in criteria they have asked eqivalent degree from medical college………………..

      plz clrify,,,thanks

    3. kalpana jaju says:

      Sir I have checked net for options post my MD microbiology I haven’t found anything kindly suggest something I m interested to do something that is clinically oriented thanking you – Dr. Kalpana jaju

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        In India right now there are not major career opportunities for Medical Genetics but in future is bound to play a big role and high demand. You can also open a Genetic counseling clinic which is gaining some interest of people in India.

    4. kalpana jaju says:

      K thank u sir that wz exactly what I wanted to know because I had heard that once u finish MD u can’t do any other MD .your information was very useful for me

    5. Sharath Chandra says:

      Apologize for one mistake about the BHU DM endocrinology eligibility link on above comment on feb 22nd, It should be read as MD Biochemistry , I mentioned as MD Micro, by mistake, the rest are same … The prospectus reads : For the DM (endocrinology) MD/DNB in Biochemistry candidates are also eligible , Thank You

    6. SHAILESH BARPHE says:

      Hi myself Dr SHAILESH BARPHE. Did MD pulmonary medicine want to do DM cardiology. Why only maharashtra allows MD pulmonary medicine for Dm Cardio n why not other exams??? B coz Mic rule states that MD pulmonary medicine is eligible for DM Cardio. Pls send me any links of exams where I can opt for DM Cardio with MD pulmonary Med.

    7. dharanir says:

      sir i got 51.48 and i am mbc. Will i be qualified for counselling, if yes then what course will i get???????

    8. Dr Cool says:

      Very helpful article sir…but I would like to point out that DNB candidates are eligible for DM….reference is from AIIMS and Kerala super speciality prospectus

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Yes, thank you for pointing that out but it only applies to those specific exams. For example MH-SSET information brochure mentions no such thin that DNB candidates are eligible for DM/ MCh.

        • Dr Cool says:

          I think it’s d other way round…Even Jipmer and CMC vellore have clearly stated that DNB students are eligible for superspeciality…the same with Tamilnadu MGR university and Delhi university

        • S. Mohinish says:

          1st of all , i like 2 thank you 4 ur valuable reply as this thread clears many doubts.

          I would like 2 knw more bout DNB non-surgical courses , present scenario of DNB in regards of passing rate n scope in future..
          I love teaching , taking classes ..
          Do DNB ppl eligible for geting teaching posts in govt setup / shd hv certain period of exp. as tutor ?? Bcz prospectus says smethg but practically i see diff thg happeing…
          Kindly rply evn if my qustn seems silly bcz i dnt hv any basic info reg Dnb.
          Thank you…

    9. pooja says:

      hello sir..after completing md anesthesia i want to do fellowship or dm in critical care medicine..what is the procedure for applying for ccm? where is it available? what are the salary packages after doing fellowship in ccm?

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Depends on the exam but AIIMS Upper Age limit is 35 years, Upper age limit is relaxable in case of SC/ST candidates by a maximum of 5 year, OBC Candidates by a maximum of 3 years and The upper age limit is not applicable to sponsored candidates.

    10. Dr.Umesh says:

      Respected Sir, can you please tell if any superspecialisation can be done after DNB Pathology? I have DNB counseling on 31. Thanks

    11. Medha says:

      sir after M.D. pathology what are further aspects, i dont want to b a paraclinician all my life i want to do something more. please help

    12. KALYAN says:

      Sir, I’m from Andhra pradesh, I’m doing Diploma(pumlonology) in medical college, do I have any chance to do DM Cardiology ? I’m planning to do post diploma (respiratory medicine) in DNB, after that, can I do DM cardiology ? Please give me clarity sir. Thanx in advance.

    13. Dr aditya says:

      Sir right now I m doing MD in pathology ,but I m interested in clinical side , am I eligible for writing entrance after my MD? ..becoz most of them r telling I m not eligible..can u please tell me whether I m eligible or not,and post few links supporting the same

    14. anna says:

      sir i am pursuing my md degree in medicine and i want to prepare for my dm examinations from now only …kindly guide me about the upcoming branches in which competition is less and practice is gud i mean financially..and also guide me about the study material fo DM examinations…
      what are the future prospectus for DM oncology?
      please guide sir ..

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Study material for DM entrance exams are same as that of PG medical entrance exams and only difference being that DM entrance exams are comparatively easier to crack as they have difficulty level lower than MD exams. Few other reasons are also involved like residents do not get enough time to study and many people do not even give these exams.
        Now coming to branches, nowadays there is competition in everything. Medical Oncology is something which has high future prospects as oncology is something which is far from saturated when it comes to treatment or even development of new drugs for that matter.

    15. anna says:

      sir i am doing MD Medicine and this is my second year i want to prepare for my dm examinations .. kindly guide me about the study material and the upcoming branches in wchich the competition is less and practice is gud..
      please guide about the future prospectus of medical oncology….

    16. kalpana jaju says:

      Sir I m in my final yr MD micro n want to prepare for DM immunology from now itself kindly guide me how I should proceed n what I should read for that

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        You should start reading subject-wise books which I have mentioned in a article on this site itself. There is no separate preparation strategy for DM entrance exams as questions are very much similar only difference being that exam is a bit on easier side.

        • kalpana jaju says:

          Sir , did u mean v have to read all the ug subjects for DM exam I didn’t get you could u plz post the instructions for DM prepn again

          • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

            Yes you have to study all the UG subjects just like preparation for AIPGMEE but main weightage is of the subject of your specialty. For example in MH-SSET 100 marks weightage is for all subjects included for MBBS course and 50 marks are for respective specialties like Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Pathology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Resp. Medicine and Anesthesia. So a Pharmacologist will get 50 marks questions from Pharmacology subject and 100 marks from all the subjects included for MBBS course.

    17. jaishree shinde says:

      sir i m from maharashtra i got md biochemistry in pgmcet 1st round i have option among md biochemistry ; md pharmac ; md psm ;md micro n dcp.sir i m confused which br s better to choose..kindly guide me..

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        If you want a totally non-clinical subject and want to work in Pharma industry then Phamac is a good option. Otherwise I would say DCP should be a choice if you have interest in Patho.

    18. jaishree shinde says:

      thank u sir.sir s secondary dnb after dcp s difficult to pass.passing rate are low.actualy i m interested in patho but after dcp i m confused about its scope in practice.kindly give ur opinion.

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        If you are interested in Pathology then DCP should be your option. Don’t think too much about passing rate of DNB right now. It is better to wait for couple of years to pass the subject which you like rather than doing something which you don’t like. After DCP you can get SR posts in Govt. hospitals or you can open your own patho lab if you are willing to invest. Also there are few opportunities in which DCP people also get hired in patho labs if they have enough experience.

    19. shradha says:


    20. Sapan verma says:

      I am getting following degrees courses eye,ent,surgery, radiotherapy, anesthesia,psychiatry& all diplomas except dmrd.unfortunately no subject is of my choice.i want to m.d medicine or dermatology. What should I do ?can I go for diploma in skin

    21. dibyajyoti says:

      sir, what are the scopes after doing dnb psychiatry,,,any superspecialty after it dm or other, job prospectus and salaries at different fields?

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Psychiatry is one the few branches in which along with the practice of the speciality i.e. psychiatry in this case you also have to do General practice to earn good money, Unless you become a very good and famous psychiatrist. Still in India people count going to a psychiatrist as a taboo.
        I don’t know about the salaries in private hospitals.

        Doctor of Medicine (DM) (Geriatric Mental Health) at ‘King George Medical University’, Lucknow ( and DM (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) at ‘National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences’ (NIMHANS), Bangalore ( for candidates of MD/DNB psychiatry. Other awaiting super-specialty psychiatry course is DM (Addiction Medicine) at ‘National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre’ of ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences’, New Delhi and ‘Centre for Addiction Medicine’, NIMHANS, Bangalore.

    22. Dr. Preetish says:

      i am doing MD Pharmacology..i am interested in doing DM Clinical Pharmacology..can you suggest me how to prepare for it?it will be a great help,

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Prepration strategy for DM entrance exams is similar to AIPGMEE only with only difference being you should concentrate more on your primary subject i.e. Pharmacology in your case. For other subjects you can go for subject wise book I have mentioned in an article on this website only.

    23. rahul says:

      sir i did MD Medicine from pgims rohtak n now desperate for interventional cardiology but the problem is that i m 40 years of age n not eligible for DM CARDIOLOGY entrance u know about any option of doing DM or equivalent degree in cardiology from ABROAD ( options other than USMLE etc ) …any information will be highly obliged..plzz help

    24. jigneshbalar says:

      hello sir, i m a gynecologist…
      can i get a list of MCH surgical oncology seats whole over india where i eligible for it….
      and i want schedule and detail of that exam

    25. dr alok kumar panigrahy says:

      sir i had completed MD anasthesiology and want to do dm in transplant anasthesia plz guide me which books to read and what is the future of transplant anasthesia

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Books to read for superspeciality entrance exams are same as that of PG medical entrance exams. You can find all the lists of recommended books in the article here.
        About transplant anaesthesia I do not have information as none of my contacts are doing it right now. But I will try and get any information if I could.

    26. Dr komal says:

      I have recently completed my MS degree in obgy….can I pursue fellowships or short courses in UK without giving any exams ???

    27. dr.ashwini reddy says:

      Hello sir..iam doing md anesthesia and i want to prepare for super speciality entrance exams..what exams can i appear for ? Iam from Karnataka and wanted to hav sum info regarding rguhs ss cet for anesthesia..many thanks

    28. rohan sardana says:

      thank you for all the information provided
      i just wanted to verify if there is any state or hospital other than Maharashtra(as mentioned by yourself) to consider MD pathologist for DM Clinical Hematology…

      also any link which gives good guidance for the same…..

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        I have not gone through information brochures of other state/ institutes, so I do not know specific criterias of their respective entrance exams. I gues you have to manually check it.

    29. kalpana jaju says:

      Sir after I do a fellowship like neuroinfection can I practice what r the career scopes after doing it. For clinical immunology I think there are only 4 seats available so how should I prepare myself if I want to appear for the exam

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Sorry, no idea about future scopes in this field.
        Also for preparation you just have to prepare like AIPGMEE with more weightage on your subject. You can also go through respective exams Information brochures for morr details on weightage.

    30. Akshay says:

      Sir i have done my mbbs from mamc delhi and have just completed my md medicine from lhmc delhi.. i wanted to know if it is possible for me to add dnb medicine degree to my qualifications. That is can i do post-graduate dnb in medicine ? And how to give dnb exam for it.. will i have to just clear theory n practical exam of dnb or give full 3 yr time to d course ? Where to find more details about it.. i tried looking up at d website but cud not find anythng relevant to my query.. thanx in advance

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Even I am coming across this query for the 1st time only. I don’t think anyone could stop you from doing DNB if you want to. About course duration, I have never heard of a lesser duration course for MD candidates. But you should contact NBE officials for a confirmed answer.

    31. kalpana jaju says:

      Sir mci has added DM infectious diseases in the list I think but details are not available .if u get any details kindly post it on the site will b thankful to u

    32. Tanmoy Ganguly says:

      Sir I have completed my MD Pathology..I have 2 quaries..1. Are there any DM courses apart from Hematopathology? and 2. Any DNB superspeciality course following MD Pathology?

    33. Tanmoy Ganguly says:

      I have completed MD Pathology…I have 2 quarries..1. Are there any DM courses apart from hematopathology? and 2. Is there any DNB superspeciality course following MD Pathology?

    34. surya says:

      Sir if a person is doing two pg courses at two different colleges how will the mci recognise that student when will a pg student name registered with mci if mci çatch that student whats the punishment will be given

        • surya says:

          Sir if the candidate gets certificate by managing with the staff in the college (or if the college doesnt take originals)and gets admitted in other college and leave the seat in first college in 6 months
          Will there be any list of candidates joining pg in various colleges with mci will it be known to mci immediately after joing in second college
          Are there any regulations regarding taking seat in two diff institutes?
          Thankinv you sir..

          • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

            This is illegal. It is not allowed to do 2 courses at once. If caught you are liable to be prosecuted.
            I don’t know about the exact punishment which could be given but relly good chances that your registration will be cancelled.

          • surya says:

            Ok thanq sir for your quick reply
            Sir,what are the chances of knowing mci within 6 months in second college
            I was thinking mci will recognise pg degree students only after completing course

    35. manoj says:

      i have completed my MD medicine what options are available for me if i want to do study further outside india ,is there any entrance test and any other good option

    36. manoj says:

      hi sir i have completed my md medicine i want to do further studies outside india are there options available what is the procedure or any other option available

    37. dr manoj says:

      hi sir i have completed my md medicine i want to do further studies outside india what are the options available kindly guide me ,are there any entrance test or any other option available

    38. shahbaaz says:

      sir dm clinical hematology after md pathology is it a clinical field or lab diagnosis field for md pathologist?

    39. shahbaaz says:

      what is the scope of oncopathologist vs clinical hematologist… from which university i can pursue oncopathology dm or fellowship?

    40. ahtisham Khan says:

      Sir I m 3rd year student of mbbs in private medical college
      My college is start in 2011.
      2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 batch present in my college
      after this batch mci not given the permission to take admission in my college
      After completing my mbbs
      M I do govt job
      Or do private practice
      Or do prctice in private hospital
      I m from up and my college also in up

    41. Stuti Sharma says:

      Lot of useful information here, Thanks a lot! Sir, I did my MD in Pathology and followed it up with Diploma in Human Genetics and European Diploma in Molecular Cytogenetics. Currently I am interested in doing a fellowship in Medical/Clinical Genetics, but in my knowledge, there is no centre offering such a course to an MD Path. Since you have mentioned the eligibility as “MD/MS in branch”, I would like to know from you if there are any such centres.

    42. dt.m.swathi says:

      i have done my M.D Biochemistry.i want to pursue D.M Endocrinology. can any colleges allow biochemistry for D.M. ENDO exam

    43. Dr Yog says:

      Hello sir, is there any way of joining DM clinical site apart from DM clinical pharmacology after MD Pharmacology??? Please help…

    44. Arindam Sur says:

      Sir I have finished MD Biochemistry and now I’m preparing for DM hematology.Am I eligible for DNB Hematology too??

    45. Abhishek says:

      Hello Sir, I m doing Md in Anaesthesiology i wud like to do DM in critical care further i wud like to know how to start preparation for it as if only 2-3 institute provide that course as SGPGi,St.johns.Is it like that all medical subjects i have to read or Only Medicine????

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Well that depends on the pattern of the exam which you are giving. Usually exams have main subject of passing as half the weightage and rest from other subjects. Reading the PG entrance books are enough to crack superspecility entrance exams as well.

    46. HARSHIT says:

      Hello sir,myself Dr.Harshit,have finished DNB ANAESTHESIOLOGY.I want to ask one thing that why are Anaesthesia people not allowed for DM in either cardiology or Nephrology.If DM cardiology is allowed after MD Respiratory Medicine,why not Anaesthesia people should be allowed for the same.Is there any specific body to whom we can write on this issue.

    47. SANKAR says:

      SIR ,

    48. dr gaurav says:

      sir,please give any information regarding governament order by which AIIMS,PGIMER,SGIPGI have set upper age limit for DM/Mch entrance of 35 years for general catagory students.thanks

    49. rahul says:

      Dear Dr Paresh, its indeed a great forum and you are guiding a lot of people.
      My name is Rahul and i have done MD in gen medicine from Bangalore, Karnataka.
      I belong to UP and i had done my MBBS from Maharashtra. I am planning to appear in subspeciality exams.
      I have a few questions to ask you.

      1. Is the DM entrance state specific?
      2. If it is so, then can you please suggest me what all state exams i can write?
      2. What is the acceptable maximum age to appear in DM/DNB subspeciality entrance exam?
      3. Does the DNB subspecialty applicant needs to have domicile for that particular state where the “applied for” hospital is located?
      4. Can you kindly suggest me a site which gives a comprehensive list of all the hospitals offering DM/DNB in medicine subspecialities?

      Sincere thanks and regards.

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        1. I don’t know about all of them, but as far as I know, any state person can appear for it.
        2. You have to check individual state super specialty exam eligibility for that.
        3. There is no official maximum age but AIIMS has this 35 years maximum age for open category students.
        4. List of DM courses can be found on MCI website here.

    50. dr priyanka says:

      hello sir,i have completed M.D. want to do DM or fellowship in pediatric nephrology..can u provide list of colleges???

    51. harsh pareek says:

      Sir , I belong to an health portal, so in that case I need your help.
      please provide me all the name /eligibility/duration of the courses available in INDIA.
      All these details which you will provide me , will be published by your name only.

    52. rahul says:

      Dear Dr Koli, I have gathered that their is no age criteria in all india DM entrance examination (except AIIMS), especially with respect to Uttar Pradesh. Can you kindly confirm the same please. Regards.

    53. rahul says:

      Hello sir…a marvellous effort indeed to spare so much of your valuable time and solving others queries.Best wishes for you….
      I want to know whether like DM enterance exams,fellowship enterance exams like FNB also ask questions on all the UG subjects.

    54. Abha says:

      Please tell the course with institute name running fellowship/DM/ Phd course run in India after Completion of MD (Physiology).

    55. Sudhanshu Gupta says:

      What is the scope of DA + IDCCM course.How much I can expect to earn after completion of IDCCM. Or is there some other good fellowsip that are better recognized pan india except mci post DA.

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        IDCCM is a very common course done after DA and earning potential is very high in it. From my friends I had come to know that people in ICUs earn minimum 1 lakh per month and even going more than 2 lakhs per month over a period of time.

    56. Dr kalpana says:

      Sir I did my ug from andhra Pradesh n m doing MD microbiology now wanted to o know if I wanted to appear for pg cet again can I write Maharashtra cet now

    57. Dr.Anne says:

      Sir, I did my md physiology and wish to do study further. DM immunology is not available as a course anywhere in India as per mci site. kindly advise .With Thanks, Anne

    58. Balaji says:

      Im doing ms ent
      I like mch neuro very much
      Before few urs ent surgeons r allowed to do mch neuro
      Now it is not so
      Wil they rechange the criteria in near future
      If not I also wish to do six yrs dnb neuro after ms ent
      Plz help me regarding this

    59. shabana begum says:

      sir heylo…am preparing for my pg entrance…i qualified AIIMS exam this novemnber. i may get ophthalmology in aiims. but am intersted in neurosurgery. can i do neurosurgery after ms opthal?

    60. shabana begum says:

      sir am preparing for my pg entrance. i qualified this november AIIMS. i may get ophthalmology.. but am intersted in neurosurgery. can i do neurosurgery after specialising in opthal?

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Hi, You can do almost all DM courses with an MC Medicine degree. All the courses allowed are mentioned in this article. Also only AIIMS has age limit for DM entrance exams as far as I know. So you can give state level and other institutes DM entrance exams.

    61. Aviraj says:


    62. IMRAN says:

      Sir, I have done M.D physiology in 2013. Now working in a medical college. I am interested in M.D / D.N.B in General Medicine. Will I be allowed to do as per MCI? Kindly guide. I have heard that I wont be allowed for….Please do reply how to go about it

    63. IMRAN says:

      Sir, I have done M.D Physiology in 2013, now working in Medical college. I am interested in doing M.D / D.N.B General Medicine. Am I allowed to pursue another Master’s Degree now ? or is it that i will not be allowed for entrance exams…Please help with the information

    64. IMRAN says:

      Sir can i do MD / DNB in General Medicine after MD in Physiology? I have completed MD Physiology in 2013 and working in a medical college now. I am planning to give All India PG and PrimaryDNB entrance test. Am i allowed to appear them and suppose if i clear can i take MD / DNB MEDICINE?is it allowed to have Dual masters….Please help with the information

    65. Saumya says:

      My kind appreciation for your activities. If a doctor can do better services knowing complementary subjects with his/ her merits, Its a two way advantage for doctor and patients. It should be allowed by MCI.

    66. Anuj says:

      sir, thnx for sharing the information and guiding everyone….ms ent people are eligible for mch neurosurgery in AIIMS.
      my query is….do u have any idea about whats the process of making a post graduate degree eligible for super-speciality exams…i mean….is it some kind of decision taken by the mci in isolation or are the candidates(ent in above case or pulmonary med pgs being eligible for cardiology) allowed to make a submission.

    67. Anuj says:

      sir, thanx for sharing the information and guiding everyone……
      my query is……do u have any idea about “how a particular post graduate degree (e.g. Ent pgs being allowed to appear in Mch courses) is allowed to be eligible for DM/MCH courses….i mean is this done by mci in isolation or can the candidates make a submission

    68. DIMPLE says:

      Sir first of all i would like to congradulate you as well as thank u for creating such a huge forum for all d medicos to discuss and clear our doubts. thank u sir.

    69. DIMPLE says:

      SIR thank u so much for creating such a huge discussion forum. sir i did my MD Anatomy , i want to know whT re the DM courses which i can do?and where? is der any fellowship courses which i can do to enter into the clinical side?

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Most of the people do fellowships after doing MS Orthopedics. Earning varies, I have seen starting package of poeple from Rs. 50000 and it increases as your experience grows. After this sky is the limit depending on your skills.

            • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

              A doctor can either be salaried or can be paid depending on the number of patients seen or operated. It all depends on the hospital/ clinic you are tieing up with. Earning per surgery can go as low as Rs. 2000/ surgery as far as I have heard. As there is too much competition in the healthcare sector nowadays, some surgeons are ready to do surgeries for very less. Upper limit can go in lakhs depending on the type of surgery, hospital and your skills.

    70. Tarun says:

      Sir , i wanted to know whether i can do degree after diploma Anaesthesiology ? Can we re-appear in Aipg exams after finishing diploma and take up a degree seat in other speciality like surgery or medicine ?

    71. shahbaaz says:

      sir you have mentioned that md path is not eligible for dnb hemat but in dnb 2015 information bulletin md path is eligible for dnb hemat…kindly clarify this thing sir and regarding syllabus of dnb cet ss medical grp it is basic applied sciences and a pathologist should prepare in medicine rather than pathology for the entrance?

        • DR Saumya says:

          As per the Mci regulations regarding second MD I got the answer of rti filed regarding the query from Mci. It is that one can be specialist in 2 subjects and practice both.

            • dr saumya says:

              Registration Number MEDCI/R/2015/60655
              Name Saumya Singh
              Date of Filing 11/12/2015
              Request filed with Medical Council of India
              Status REQUEST DISPOSED OF as on 08/01/2016
              Reply :‐ The Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 are silent regarding pursuance of second PG
              degree. Thus, the PIO is of the view that you are entitled to pursue PG degree in another subject and once you
              obtain such recognized medical qualification and get your additional qualification registered you may practice
              as a Specialist in that subject.
              CPIO Details :‐
              Shikhar Ranjan
              Phone: 01125367033
              [email protected]
              First Appellate Authority Details:‐
              Dr. Reena Nayyar
              Phone: 01125361272
              secy‐[email protected]
              Nodal Officer Details
              Telephone Number 011‐25361330
              Email Id [email protected]

            • mridul says:

              sir can u please send me the scanned copy or atleast a photo of the document to me on MCI reply of allowing dual MD degree RTI u filed??itz very important at the moment .kindly send me to my email id

              [email protected]

          • Dr Saumya says:

            Registration Number MEDCI/R/2015/60655
            Name Saumya Singh
            Date of Filing 11/12/2015
            Request filed with Medical Council of India
            Status REQUEST DISPOSED OF as on 08/01/2016
            Reply :‐ The Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000 are silent regarding pursuance of second PG
            degree. Thus, the PIO is of the view that you are entitled to pursue PG degree in another subject and once you
            obtain such recognized medical qualification and get your additional qualification registered you may practice
            as a Specialist in that subject.
            CPIO Details :‐
            Shikhar Ranjan
            Phone: 01125367033
            [email protected]
            First Appellate Authority Details:‐
            Dr. Reena Nayyar
            Phone: 01125361272
            secy‐[email protected]
            Nodal Officer Details
            Telephone Number 011‐25361330
            Email Id [email protected]

            • mridul says:

              DEAR SAUMYA SIR, can you plz send me the scanned copy of ur RTI reply of MCI which you got regarding persuance of dual degree ?it will be really heplfull if u send it to my id ….my id is

              [email protected]

            • mridul says:

              dr saumya, can u please send me the scanned copy or atleast a photo of the document to me on MCI reply of allowing dual MD degree RTI u filed??itz very important at the moment .kindly send me to my email id

              [email protected]

            • guru says:

              DEAR SAUMYA SIR, can you plz send me the scanned copy of ur RTI reply of MCI which you got regarding persuance of dual degree ?it will be really heplfull if u send it to my id ….my id is [email protected]

    72. Timirkant says:

      Hi sir
      Thank you for such a wonderful post.
      I would like to know that after completing MD psychiatry in India, what are the fellowships available abroad ?
      For eg. If I would like to do child or geriatric psychiatry fellowship at US, then what is the way for it.
      How to apply for it ? What is the procedure to be done ? Is it allowed for Indians to do fellowship or some kind of entrance exams like MLE has to be given?
      Kindly throw some light. Thank you

    73. Dr. Aparna Srivastava says:

      Hello sir,
      I want to know way are the options after I complete my study I.e M.D transfusion I not go into superspecialization for Any subject..kindly reply nd guide…

    74. shri says:

      HELLO KOLI SIR…..THANKS for all info….
      sir wn do usually AIIMS condcut DM enternace exams,,i mean wt month,,,
      plz provide the link if possible,,,,
      thanking you

    75. dr karishma says:

      I have done my mbbs and was trying for a pg seat.But even after 3 repeats my score is not good enough. I have decided to pursue a course in MD patho or MD biochem. But i want to know about job prospects after these. And also what clinical courses can i take after doing MD in either of them.

    76. Dilip Vaishnav says:

      sir, plz help, I hv taken MD forensic in jan 2016 in PGI, but in all india my rank is 10096, via which I could get DA from MP, Im 2012 mbbs paas out ,cant study anymore fr all india ….. should I stay with FM or change to DA….????

    77. Shehbaz says:

      Does any university allows to pursue DM neurology or any other DM courses other than neuroradiology after MD in Radiology.. I was interested in clinical subject sply Medicine or peds but stuked up with radiology residency..

      • Pavel Barman says:

        Shehbaz and donald matthew…. i am a radiologist, 3 years post MD. I also feel the same. I also want to give PG entrance once again. I am earning quite a lot as compared to my other friends but somehow i feel i would be better off with a clinical subject. If you are still studying, just leave MD radiology. you wont have any regrets, i assure you. You would have been a topper like me and so you could easily clear AIPGMEE once again. For me though, i feel its too late.
        This is my mail ID: [email protected].
        Feel free to contact.

    78. DR DHARM says:

      Hello sir,i m MD in fmt nd working as asst proff in reputed mc,bt m not satisfied,want to do any clinical diploma or degree,ths year in aipgmee i got 294 rank in ST category then any possibility to DMRD OR MD MEDICINE,MS,MD IN OBS N GYNAE…….CAN I registerd in state med council seprately after any clin diploma or degree course,after diploma i hv to surrender my FM DEGREE

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        You don’t have to surrender your degree. You can practice both subjects afterward. You can check out the previous year allotment lists with your general cat rank as reserved category respective ranks are close every year. You will get an idea about which seat will be possible for you.

      • Mukesh Badmera says:

        Sir …I have done..dch from Mumbai..through cps courses…then secondary dnb …now. M I eligible for above superspecializations…plz reply

    79. DR DHARM says:

      Mean sir i can continue my job as asst proff in med college after my clinical md/diploma nd eligible for separately practice of clinical side after my college time 9am-5pm.state council registered me in another speciality??without cancel my prior reg.?….WHEN a candidate fill th form f aipgmee wt mean of column that you have already pg in any md/ms if yes then you fill further detail….

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        No, you have to leave your present post of Assistant professor to work as a resident doctor in any institute. You cannot do both simultaneously. After finishing your 2nd PG you can choose to do whatever you want to do.

    80. DR DHARM says:

      Hello sir my all ind aipgmee rank is 25000 nd m belong to ST category,any possibility to gt DMRD,MD,MS IN GYNAE ,MEDICINE,DGO ……In any college f india

    81. NARESH KUMAR says:

      HELLO SIR! I have just passed mbbs from mamc.delhi… since both MS ortho and MS surgery are eligible for MCH surgical oncology..i want to ask that will the MCH COURSE CONTENT be different for the one ms ortho..and ms surgery… i mean will they be the same onco surgeon after mch …or the one with ms ortho will be doing surgeries of bone cancers and the one with ms gen surgeon will be doing surgeries of other cancers….. kindly tell me sir as i want to take mch onco after taking ms orthopedics not gen surgery…

        • S. Mohinish says:

          Sir .
          Do Dnb really equivalent to MD in current scenario , with regards of getting job in govt hospitals ?
          Promotion scope for DNB candidate in Govt institute ??
          Do Dnb graduate eligible 4 DM/Mch just aft completng his Course or shd hv sme wrk exp. ??

          • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

            DNB candidates are supposed to do 1-year residency in Govt hospitals to be eligible for faculty jobs in govt medical colleges. I don’t know the specific criteria’s for promotions. And yes, DNB graduates are eligible for DM/ M Ch courses.

    82. Umer says:

      Hello Sir…. I would like to know if there Is any case is going on for MD pulmonology…. As to remove DM CARDIOLOGY … To the list of MD pulmonology….. And Sir are there any chances of removing cardiology for MD pulmonology like endocrinology has been removed for MD biochemistry.

    83. dr vivek sharma says:

      sir any fellowship or something super pg after d.c.p (diploma in clinical pathology ) and plz arrange these branches in order in respect of monietry term : psm, pharmac, micro , forensic , dcp thankyou

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        If you are opening a private lab then DCP has highest earning potential. Otherwise Pharmacology has high potential over a period of time if you do good in private companies. I don’t have information about fellowships. Do not think about money too much. Take branch of your liking.

    84. dr vivek sharma says:

      sir is there any fellowship or super pg we can do after d.c.p ( if i dont want to appear pgdcet patho )

      , and plz arrange these branches to opt in goof financial terms: psm , d.c.p , pharmac, micro , fmt
      thankyou sir

    85. mridul says:

      sir, can u please send me the scanned copy or atleast a photo of the document to me on MCI reply of allowing dual MD degree RTI u filed??itz very important at the moment .kindly send me to my email id

      [email protected]

    86. dr Dharm says:

      sir can a person registered in state medical council in second MD without cancellation of prior MD regisr. may pursue dual reg in same state med council,nd eligible for practice in both speciality seprately.

    87. Nirbhay says:

      Hello sir …plz. Give me your expert advice , which one is better to choose …MD anesthesia Sgpgi …or. Permitted ms orthopedic

    88. dryuvrajsharma says:

      my interest is in cardio

      can md pulmonary medicine/ tb and respiratory disease can appear for dm cardio?

      can md pulmonary medicine / tb and respiratory disease can appear for dnb cardio?

      wat is better to take md pulmonary medicine in recognised seat or md medicine / pediatrics in permitted seat + bond of 5-10 yrs

      can md pulmonary medicine again give aipgmee for md radio or other ? ( double degree)

    89. dryuvrajsharma says:

      sir i have huge interest in cardio/ radio? keeping that in mind i have few questions please reply fast

      can md pulmonary medicine can appear for dm cardio?

      can md pulmonary medicine can appear for dnb cardio

      can md pulmonary medicine can again appear for aipggmee for md radio or other degree( double degree)

      wat is better md pulmonary medicine in recognised seat or md medicine / pediatrics in permitted seat + bond of 5- 10 yrs?

    90. Dr Vikrant says:

      Sir i basically wanted do pg in Paeds or medicine….but even after trying for 3 yrs I could not make it… Now I m getting md pathology in Sion hospital Mumbai…what is future scope after doing me pathology….and are there any clinical courses that can be done after doing md path…

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        If you are capable of cracking entrance exams again, you can do any clinical course you want. But remember that in states like Maharashtra there is bond of Rs. 20 lakhs for those who leave the seat after last date.

    91. Naimish says:

      sir after MD in RESPIRATORY there is course of DM CARDIOLOGY..
      i want to know chances of geting DM CARDIOLOGY
      is it advisable to do MD RESPIRATORY MEDICINE and than DM CARDIOLOGY??

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        There are only few states like Maharashtra which allow DM Cardiology after MD Respiratory medicine. I don’t know how many do. So chances are that way less. Also doing DM is your choice. You can go for it after any course if you like.

    92. mridul says:



      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Yes you can have dual degree from any university. Reply for RTI was that there is no such rule that you cannot have dual degree in MCI PG Medical regulations. So it is allowed.

    93. mridul says:


    94. dr naveen says:

      sir what clinical dm courses or clinical fellowship courses that can be done after md community medicine?

    95. sumetha suga says:

      after md spm,can we do medical genetics and infectious medicine ,,,,in the list it is given as any md/ms course for medical genetics

    96. Ankita says:

      Sir I am DCH MD Pediarics
      I want to do DM in hemat oncology
      How do i go about it
      Are there any seats in mumbai coz i live in mumbai

    97. sidra says:

      sir,i am doing M.D biochemistry from
      Hyderabad . Any fellowship courses available after that?
      and which DNB course is better post MD, DNB HEMAT or DNB IMMUNOLOGY?
      Also any scopes of MD biochemistry in US and UK

        • varsha says:

          hi sir, i am getting MD pulmonology in my state entrance…i am interested in DM critical care….but apart from critical care, what are the other DM courses i could do with pulmonology…i heard DM cardio after pulmonolgy is eligible only in maharashtra…i belong to andhra and couldnt find the list of eligible courses for DM in states of telangana and andhra…it would be great if could upload any file for states of telangana and andhra…
          i am genuinely interested in MD general medicine or paeds..i am also confused if i should wait for another 6months and try my luck at nov central exams or should i take pulmonology…kindly help..

          • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

            All the DM courses allowed after MD Pulmonology have been mentioned here. I don’t know about Andhra but if it has a separate entrance exam for DM courses you can have a look at its information brochure to know which courses are allowed after which MD.
            Regarding taking Medicine, if you are opening your own clinic then I think you can take Pulmonary medicine and then do the practice. Taking seat or not depends on your liking. If you are comfortable with Pulmonary medicine then take it, and if you are confident that you can crack the exam again and want MD medicine only then wait.

    98. Varsha Jain says:

      hi sir, i am getting MD pulmonology in my state entrance..i am interested in DM critical care…apart from critical care, what are the other DM courses pulmonology is eligible for…i heard DM cardiology after pulmonolgy is eligible only in maharashtra…and not in aiims…i am from andhra and i couldnt find the list of courses eligible for respective DM would be great if u could help with the info regarding DM eligibility in andhra and telangana…thanks in advance…

        • Dr.Moumita says:

          sir I have seen the previous questions and your rplies regarding the 2nd Degree but what about the courses like diploma or DNB? If some one did his MD in a suject and have a NEET rank then is he allowed to take a diploma in his choicable subject of take a DNB seat?

    99. Dr. Moumita says:

      sir have seen those previous question and your replies regarding the 2nd PG degree courses but what about the diploma or DNB? If someone did his MD in a subject and have a rank in NEET then is he allowed to take even diploma in his choicable subject or persue a DNB course in a different subject?

    100. SONAL GUPTA says:

      Sir, I have a question. Please Can You tell, how to enter directly into M.Ch. for Plastic Surgery ? I have heard that there are some fields in which we can directly do M.Ch.(6 yrs.) and Plastic Surgery is one of them. Which exams we need to give for it, if we want an M.Ch. seat in Delhi or Mumbai ? Are the PG Exams for M.S. and M.Ch. same ? Is the Course of the PG Exams same ?

    101. Dr pallavi jain says:

      Sir, what are the benefits of doing DNB FNB fellowship program in laboratory medicine . I have done MD biochemistry.

    102. S. Mohinish says:

      1st of all , i like 2 thank you 4 ur valuable reply as this thread clears many doubts.

      I would like 2 knw more bout DNB non-surgical courses , present scenario of DNB in regards of passing rate n scope in future..
      I love teaching , taking classes ..
      Do DNB ppl eligible for geting teaching posts in govt setup / shd hv certain period of exp. as tutor ?? Bcz prospectus says smethg but practically i see diff thg happeing…
      Kindly rply evn if my qustn seems silly bcz i dnt hv any basic info reg Dnb.
      Thank you…

    103. Baseerat says:

      Sir I’ve finished my Dnb family med this year, kindly guide me about some fellowship courses which are ‘vng scope in both govt and private sector

    104. med student says:

      Dear Dr P Koli,

      Kindly provide details on following queries, if possible at your end:

      A. Govt. Institutes for pursuing MCh Plastic Surgery post M.S. (E.N.T.).

      B. Any special comments regarding Preparation for the Entrance Exams of these respective Institutes, like details to score well in the theory of the respective institute’s entrance exams.

      To share with you I came across 2 Institutes: these are AIIMS, New Delhi and PGI, Chandigarh.
      It would be grateful of you, if you address and Add any other.

      Thank you.

    105. med student says:

      Dear Dr P. Koli and Forum Members,

      Kindly provide the following details, if possible at one’s end:

      A. Institutes for pursuing MCh Plastic Surgery, after M.S.(E.N.T.)
      (To share my knowledge i am aware of only 2 institutes: AIIMS, Delhi and PGI, Chandigarh).

      B. any special comment on MCQ Preparation for respective Institute’s ‘Question’ Pattern.

      C. Does the MCQ Paper, and hence the preparation, differ for Eligible Candidates from different specialties i.e. Gen. Surgery, E.N.T., Orthopedics (as these are the specialties eligible for AIIMS and PGI)?

      Thank you.

    106. Dr. Kavitha says:

      Sir, what super specialization is possible after MD/DNB Emergency medicine? Is it possible to do DM cardio after emergency medicine??

    107. Swathanthra Shanker says:

      sir, DNB cet ss eligibilty criteria says md /dnb medicine on pathology for DM clinical hematology . what does this mean? Im a MD pathology degree holder. can i apply or not? if yes then syllabus is that of general medicine, basic sciences and recent advances? PLEASE CLARIFY.
      other options (universities/ colleges) for dm clinical hematology after md pathology also may be guided.. other entrances.

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        Maharashtra state allows DM Clinical Hematology after MD Pathology. And yes even DNB SS of Hematology can be done after MD Pathology. I do not know in details about the exam pattern. It is better to check the information brochure of respective exams.

    108. shanu says:

      i have competed diploma in cinical pathology. what can I do now? i am not interested in doing MD pathology. am i eigible for superspeciaities ? how about doing PhD ??

    109. Anirudh Gupta says:

      Hello sir, I am MD Microbiology and i am currently employed as an Assistant professor. I want a guidance as to take which path. What DM or PDCC or fellowship courses I can go for? Can I give FRCP? What is its benefit? If I want to go abroad to US or Canada how is it possible. Kindly help.

    110. pinky says:

      Hello sir, kindly inform,1.fees of dm course in government medical college after md medicine & stipend of dm course in government medical colleges there bond after dm course?

    111. Rikrak says:

      Physiology deals with all functions of the body. But only immunology and medical genetic is offer as super specialties. Don’t you think sir there should be more to offer.

    112. Dr Vinayak Abhishek says:

      Sir can you please give me a list of medical colleges offering sponsored superspecialisation courses in India.

    113. Sapan says:

      As per latest reports there will be NEET SS on 10th June 2017,is there any age limit for super speciality courses like D.M.and Mch in India at present?

    114. Siddhi says:

      Hello sir
      I have completed M.Sc. in Microbiology. What course should i do if i want to pursue further in Dermatology or Hematology..

      Kindly help me out.

      Thank you.

    115. sonam says:

      Sir is it difficult to pursue DM cardiology after doing MD paedetrics as compared to MD medicine???do MD medicine holders have any distinct advantage

    116. Tushar says:

      Sir , aftet dnb emergency medicine , can i give exam for super speciality cardiology?? What are the future of emergency medicine in india?

    117. Dr. MAMUNI DEBBARMA says:

      Helo sir i want to become a neurologist professor . But i want to do my md on non clinic subject that i cn study at night so which subject will give to me chance to do dm on neurologist and then i will get chance to research about brain function.

    118. kumar says:

      Sir i am doing md biochem in aiims what should i do aftr completing my md should i go dm ( if so which dm is availble for biochem ) or i should start preparing again for md to take some clinical

    119. Atar says:

      Sir,I m doing MD psychiatry, and want to do DM neurology , but it seems that there is no such provisions of doing dm neurology after md psychiatry, what can I do ?

      • denz87 says:

        atar sir.
        as far as i know after MD can do DM in addiction n DM in adolescent mental health n DM geriatric mental health…also u can do fellowship in sleep disorders..
        but m not very sure …..
        so have asked the same question…..
        hopefully Koli sir would reply to our queries.

    120. Thokchom ratan mani singh says:

      Can I do DM clinical immunology after MD Biochemistry i have seen it left a blank on the eligibility criteria of the information brochure neetss

    121. Shubham says:

      Which law of MCI restrict paediatric candidate to opt for endo
      The reference u hav given in ur article is of 2013 but still till 2017 it was not followed

    122. Thokchom ratan mani singh says:

      A new brochure of neetss has no space for giving dm for MD biochemistry it is rather a frustrating rule and more frustrating to a young MD student leaving no future for further but still these biased MCI allowing msc phd to be a faculty and cutting every DM I hope better to omit this preclinical biochemistry from MBBS curriculum so that like me young MD student should not be stucked leaving a full stop to further career this MCI are all biased and seems to be run by a clinical branch they only think they are the real doctors

    123. rahul says:

      sir what is the subject we have to prepare for mch/dnb exam i want to be oncosugeon and how difficult is take admission in mch/dnbas compare to pg entrance

    124. Rima says:

      Hello Sir

      Is it still allowed to pursue 2 MDs in India? I am currently pursuing MD-Dermatology and would like to pursue MD-General Medicine next. Is that possible? Are there any regulations that can prevent me from doing so?


      • guru says:

        yes….its possible,as there is no restriction given in post graduate medical education 2000…but certain university (dr mgr university,JIPMER,pgi ,AIIMS) restrict candidates from applying for second MD…now if u want to do second MD degree u have to clear NEET and join a university other than above listed…

    125. Ahmed says:

      Hi sir.. I am pursuing MD PSM currently and i am willing to upgrade in future to clinical Sub.. Can i do MD/DNB in pediatrics aftr completion..?

    126. Hritvik says:

      Sir plz tell me, does any clg favour internal specialty seat after doing pg from that clg like VMMC.
      PLZ reply

    127. Dr Shristi says:

      Sir, please help me with option of DM reproductive medicine seats. I have completed my M.S Obs Gynae from Delhi university college.

    128. Mrs. Anita Teli says:

      Hello sir, very good information. I am a Physiologist working in a medical college. I am interested in pursuing higher education, Can you highlight the options? as per the information provided by you there is only one course available after Physiology. I have heard about ‘Electro-physiology’ as well but don’t have any idea about that, can you please provide any information on that? It would be a great help for me.

      • Dr. Paresh Koli says:

        In this article, I have only mentioned courses of DM and MCh. Courses like diploma and fellowships have to be checked from the individual institutes/ universities. It is better to talk to someone who had done the course you mentioned.