Pathology Careers

Pathology Careers

Pathology is a branch of medical science that deals with the study of the essential nature of diseases, particularly the structural and functional changes these diseases produce. It involves the laboratory examination of molecules, cells, tissues and organs and its interpretation. 

The German pathologist Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902) is regarded the father of pathology. With the help of the compound microscope, Virchow was among the earliest physicians to encourage the study of manifestations of diseases which were visible only at the cellular level. 

With the development of new research techniques, such as electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology, the study of pathology has gained much depth. Now, biomedical scientists and pathologists can find out the cause of many diseases by studying the changes occurring in patients by testing blood, urine, stool etc.

In the broadest sense, nearly all research which links manifestations of disease to identifiable processes in cells, tissues, or organs, can be considered pathology. A medical doctor that specializes in pathology is called a pathologist. Pathologists are experts at interpreting the state of body tissues as they appear under the microscope.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have completed their M.B.B.S. in order to be eligible for admission to an M.D. program in pathology. The course takes 3 years to complete. Students who have completed a recognised two-year post graduate diploma program in pathology can complete the course in 2 years.

The candidates are evaluated based on the level of knowledge, skill and competence they display at the end of the training. The examinations are based on a grading or marking system and certification is given on obtaining a minimum of 50% marks in theory as well as practical work. You can appear for the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) examination at the end of 3 academic years, i.e. six academic terms. A diploma course in pathology can be completed in 2 academic years, i.e. four academic terms.  Each academic term is 6 months long.

Career Prospects

Once you’ve completed your studies in M.D. Pathology, a number of job options are open to you. You can expect a starting salary of Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 3.5 lakhs per annum in a well-established, private hospital. You can also find jobs in government hospitals like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). 
You also have the option of starting your own pathology laboratory. Other options include appearing for the Combined Medical Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, Government of India. Doctors can appear for Provincial Civil Service Examination conducted by the respective Provincial Service Commissions.

Here is a list of the institutes in India that offer courses in M.D. Pathology. All these institutes are recognised by the Medical Council of India.

Note: These colleges areeither recognised or permitted under section 10(A)


Pathology Courses Offered

StateMedicalCollege / Medical InstitutionManagementYear of Inception
of College
Annual Intake (Seats) (Information as Per Institution
/ MCI / Govt. of India
Andhra PradeshNizam’s Institute of Medical SciencesGovt.4
Andhra PradeshAndhra Medical CollegeGovt.1923

2

Andhra PradeshGandhi Medical College, HyderabadGovt.1954

2

Andhra PradeshGuntur Medical CollegeGovt.1946

2

Andhra PradeshKakatiya Medical CollegeGovt.1959

2

Andhra PradeshKamineni Institute of Medical SciencesSociety1999

2

Andhra PradeshKurnool Medical CollegeGovt.1957

2

Andhra PradeshMamata Medical CollegeSociety1998

2

Andhra PradeshNarayana Medical CollegeSociety2000

2

Andhra PradeshOsmania Medical CollegeGovt.1946

12

Andhra PradeshRangaraya Medical CollegeGovt.1958

2

Andhra PradeshS V Medical College,TirupatiGovt.1960

2

Andhra PradeshSiddhartha Medical CollegeGovt.1980

2

AssamAssam Medial CollegeGovt.1947

4

AssamGuwahati Medical CollegeGovt.1960

4

BiharKatihar Medical CollegeTrust1987

1

BiharDarbanga Medical CollegeGovt.1946

7

BiharPatna Medical CollegeGovt.1925

8

ChandigarhGovernment Medical College, ChandigarhGovt.1991

3

ChattisgarhPt. J N M Medical CollegeGovt.1963

2

DelhiArmy Hospital Research & ReferralGovt...

2

DelhiLady Hardinge Medical CollegeGovt.1916

3

DelhiMaulana Azad Medical CollegeGB Pant HospitalGovt.19584
DelhiUniversity College of Medical SciencesGTB HospitalUniv.19712
DelhiAll India Institute of Medical SciencesGovt.19564
GoaGoa Medical CollegeGovt.19632
GujaratGovernment Medical College, BhavnagarGovt.19952
GujaratB J Medical College, AhmedabadGovt.194613
GujaratSmt. N.H.L.Municipal Medical CollegeMunicipal Corporation1963
GujaratMedical College, BarodaGovt.19495
GujaratPramukhswami Medical CollegeTrust19872
GujaratMP Shah Medical CollegeGovt.19558
GujaratPandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, RajkotGovt.19953
GujaratGovernment Medical College, SuratGovt.19645
HaryanaPt. B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesGovt.19606
JammuKashmirSher-I-Kashmir Instt. Of Medical Sciences, SrinagarTrust19881
JammuKashmirAcharya Shri Chander College of MedicalHospitalSociety19954
JammuKashmirGovernment Medical College, JammuGovt.19725
JharkhandRajendra Institute of Medical SciencesGovt.19607
KarnatakaKasturba Medical College, MangaloreTrust19556
KarnatakaKasturba Medical College, ManipalTrust19536
KarnatakaAl-Ameen Medical CollegeTrust19842
KarnatakaB L D E A s Shri B M Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research CentreTrust19863
KarnatakaBangalore Medical CollegeGovt.19552
KarnatakaCommand Hospital Air ForceGovt...1
KarnatakaFather Muller’s Institute of Medical Education and ResearchTrust19991
KarnatakaGovt. Medical College, MysoreGovt.19245
KarnatakaJJM Medical CollegeTrust19658
KarnatakaJSS Medical CollegeTrust19845
KarnatakaKarnataka Institute of Medical SciencesGovt.19575
KarnatakaKempegowda Institute of Medical SciencesSociety19801
KarnatakaKLE Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, BelgaumTrust19634
KarnatakaM S Ramaiah Medical CollegeTrust19793
KarnatakaMahadevappa Rampure Medical CollegeTrust19634
KarnatakaSri Devaraj URS Medical CollegeTrust1986
KarnatakaSri Devaraj URS Medical CollegeTrust19862
KarnatakaSri Siddhartha Medical CollegeTrust19881
KarnatakaSt. Johns Medical CollegeSociety19632
KarnatakaYenepoya Medical CollegeTrust19992
KeralaGovt. Medical College, CalicutGovt.19572
KeralaMedical College, ThiruvananthapuramGovt.19516
KeralaT D Medical CollegeGovt.19631
KeralaGovernment Medical College, KottayamGovt.19603
Madhya PradeshShyam Shah Medical CollegeGovt.19632
Madhya PradeshGandhi Medical College, BhopalGovt.19552
Madhya PradeshM G M Medical College, IndoreGovt.19482
Madhya PradeshGajra Raja Medical CollegeGovt.19463
Madhya PradeshNetaji Subash Chandra Bose Medical CollegeGovt.19553
MaharashtraBharati Vidyapeeth Medical CollegeTrust19893
MaharashtraMahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College, Navi MumbaiTrust19892
MaharashtraPadmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College, Nerul,Navi MumbaiTrust19892
MaharashtraGovernment Medical College, AurangabadGovt.19564
MaharashtraSRTR Medical CollegeGovt.19743
MaharashtraBombay Hospital Institute of Medical SciencesUniversity..1
MaharashtraGrant Medical CollegeGovt.18457
MaharashtraInstitute of Navel Medicine, INHS, AswiniGovt.19722
MaharashtraLokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical CollegeBrihan Mumbai Mahanagar Palika19646
MaharashtraSeth GS Medical CollegeBrihan Mumbai Mahanagar Palika192510
MaharashtraSeth GS Medical CollegeBrihan Mumbai Mahanagar Palika192510
MaharashtraTata Cancer Research Memorial InstituteGovt...5
MaharashtraTopiwala National Medical CollegeBrihan Mumbai Mahanagar Palika196410
MaharashtraGovernment Medical College, NagpurGovt.19474
MaharashtraIndira Gandhi Medical College & HospitalGovt.19683
MaharashtraJawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (Meghe), WardhaTrust19903
MaharashtraMahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, SevagramKasturba Health Society19694
MaharashtraArmed Forces Medical CollegeGovt. (Ministry of Defense)19628
MaharashtraBJ Medical College, PuneGovt.19644
MaharashtraRural Medical CollegeTrust19842
MaharashtraDr Vaishampayan Memorial Medical College, SolapurGovt.19633
MaharashtraDr. D Y Patil Education Society’s D Y Patial Medical College, KolhapurSociety19892
MaharashtraGovt. Medical College, MirajGovt.1962
MaharashtraKrishna Institute of Medical SciencesTrust19843
MaharashtraGovernment Medical College, NandedGovt.19882
ManipurRegional Institute of Medical SciencesSociety19722
OrissaMKCG Medical CollegeGovt.19622
OrissaMKCG Medical CollegeGovt.19622
OrissaVSS Medical CollegeGovt.1959
OrissaSCB Medical CollegeGovt.19444
PondicherryJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & ResearchGovt.19562
PunjabChristian Medical College, LudhianaTrust19534
PunjabDayanand Medical College & HospitalSociety19634
PunjabGovernment Medical College, AmritsarGovt.19437
PunjabGovernment Medical College, PatialaGovt.19539
PunjabPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education & ResearchGovt...19
RajasthanDr SN Medical CollegeGovt.19651
RajasthanJawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AjmerGovt.19651
RajasthanR N T Medical CollegeGovt.19611
RajasthanSMS Medical CollegeGovt.19474
Tamil NaduChennai Medical CollegeGovt.18354
Tamil NaduChristian Medical College, VelloreTrust19422
Tamil NaduMadurai Medical CollegeGovt.19542
Tamil NaduPSG Institute of Medical SciencesTrust19851
Tamil NaduThanjavur Medical CollegeGovt.19592
Tamil NaduRajah Muthiah Medical CollegeTrust19852
Tamil NaduSri Ramachandra Medical College & Research InstituteTrust19853
Uttar PradeshJawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AligarhUniv.19618
Uttar PradeshMoti Lal Nehru Medical CollegeGovt.19615
Uttar PradeshInstitute of Medical Sciences, BHUUniv.19603
Uttar PradeshLLRM Medical CollegeGovt.19663
Uttar PradeshGSVM Medial CollegeGovt.19556
Uttar PradeshKing George Medical CollegeGovt.19117
Uttar PradeshSanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesGovt...2
Uttar PradeshS N Medical CollegeGovt.19397
UttaranchalHimalaya Institute of Medical SciencesTrust19953
West BengalDr BC Roy Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical SciencesGovt...
West BengalNorth Bengal Medical CollegeGovt.19684
West BengalInstitute of Postgraduate Medical Education & ResearchGovt.2002































































































































































































































































































































































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