M.S. General Surgery or Master of Surgery in General Surgery is a postgraduate Surgery course. Surgery is a branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures. General Surgery is a sub field of Surgery which deals with surgical treatment of abdominal organs, e.g. intestines inclusive oesophagus, stomach, colon, liver and furthermore of the thyroid gland and hernia. Though the course has been termed as ‘General Surgery’, it is not as much a General as one would expect as it involves surgical procedure involving including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues. As it mostly involves the skill and ability to care for many different surgical problems, it is often referred as ‘Jacks of all Trades’ amongst the medical community. The duration of Masters in General Surgery Course is 3 years, imparted in 6 Semesters, including the period of examination. If a student has completed a recognised Two Year Postgraduate Diploma Course in the same subject, the period of training, including the period of examination, shall be 2 years. The candidates must qualify in the Examinations within 5 Years of the date of his/her admission. However, a candidate may be permitted to undergo a further period of study and training of minimum 6 months duration in a recognised Post-Graduate Department in the speciality of an Institution approved by Medical Council of India for every subsequent appearance up to a maximum of 2 Appearances.

The candidates will not be, however, permitted to appear for more than 7 attempts in the final examination and shall be discharged from the course if he/she fails to fulfil this provision. The candidates joining M.D/M.S./M.D.S. degree courses are called Junior Residents in the Clinical Disciplines and Junior Demonstrators in Basic Clinical Disciplines. Surgical residents are trained in the principles of surgery and actually operate under supervision. Master of Surgery provides a Doctor qualification in surgery. Upon successful completion of the course doctors become certified Surgeon. The course is not available under Distance Education mode as it is practical based. The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a statutory body with the responsibility of establishing and maintaining high standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India. It registers doctors to practice in India.

M.S. General Surgery Eligibility

  • M.S. (General Surgery) can be pursued by those candidates who have completed M.B.B.S./B.D.S. from the colleges recognized by Medical Council/Dental Council of India and should have completed internship. The candidate should have obtained full registration either from MCI or any of the state council.
  • As per the regulations of statutory bodies, as laid out in Post-Graduate regulations 2000 of Medical Council of India, the minimum percentage of marks in the entrance test for eligibility for admission to Post-Graduate courses shall be 50 % for all candidates and for SC, ST, category-I & OBC the eligibility will be 40%.
  • Most state government-affiliated programs at the M.S. level accept 50% of students based on the national examination and 50% based on state examinations. 
  • In addition, 50% of positions are also reserved in most states for physicians belonging to the economically underprivileged segments of Indian society as specified in the Indian Constitution.
    The foreign nationals are required to send their applications routed through Diplomatic Channels. They are also required to appear in the Competitive Entrance Examination along with other regular candidates. Some Institutes will only conduct admission on the basis of qualifying examination marks.
  • The foreign nationals will be considered against the seats advertised under the 'Sponsored' category.

Some of the M.S. General Surgery Entrance Examinations


M.S. General Surgery Course Suitability

  • Candidates who are sensitive towards the health needs of the community go for this Course. M.S. degree is meant for those who have a penchant for surgical and related procedures.
  • Doctors who feel that they can serve the humanity better by fixing someone's fracture or removing tumours etc. are perfectly suited for this type of medical course.

How is M.S. General Surgery Course Beneficial?

  • The Course develops skills as a self-directed learner, recognize continuing educational needs, use appropriate learning resources to practice surgery.
  • It makes an individual competent to handle medical problems effectively.
  • Masters in Surgery facilitates candidates to understand and gain knowledge of individual field and speciality of Medicine.
  • Masters in Surgery commands is more lucrative as compared to M.D. Some major operations are equal to one month's salary of Physician.


M.S. (General Surgery) can be pursued by those candidates who have completed M.B.B.S./B.D.S. from the colleges recognized by Medical Council/Dental Council of India and should have completed internship. The candidate should have obtained full registration either from MCI or any of the state council.
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