Doctorate of Medicine in Pediatrics Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Doctorate of Medicine in Pediatrics or MD Pediatrics is a 3-year long post-graduation level course with qualifying exams conducted towards end of the course.

The minimum eligibility criterion to be fulfilled is the completion of an MBBS degree with minimum 55% marks from a recognized university. Admission to the same is based on counselling after clearing an entrance exam.

Some of the top colleges which provide admission to the course are mentioned below.

MD in Pediatrics is a postgraduate medicine program that focuses on medical diagnosis and cure of infants, children and adolescents. Pediatricians are responsible for managing the health of child including physical, mental and behavioural health issues.

The course fee charged by medical institutes in India for MD in Pediatrics ranges from INR 5 lacs to 25 lacs. However, for AIIMS, the fees are as low as 5K for deserving candidates. The fee structure solely depends upon the type of institute.

The Pediatricians in government sector can expect a salary near INR 5 lacs to 10 lacs while in private sector, one can expect anything between INR 7 lacs to 12 lacs. With a year of experience and excellent track records, Pediatricians can earn more.

MD Pediatrics: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post Graduate
Duration Three Years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility MBBS from a recognized institute
Admission Process Counselling after taking PG entrance examination
Course Fee INR 5K to 25 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 4 to 10 Lacs
Top Recruiting Fields/Areas Apollo’s Children Hospital, AIIMS, Rainbow Hospital for Women & Children, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Institute of Child Health, Columbia Asia Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Christian Medical Hospital, P.D. Hinduja Hospital.

MD Pediatrics: What is about?

MD Pediatrics course is designed to skill doctors with all kinds of pediatric diseases. It is a specific branch of medical courses that deal with the health care of babies and adolescents from birth to 18 years of age.

Pediatrician course is delivered in a way to produce paediatricians who diagnose and treat injuries, dysfunctions, malignancies, infections, genetic defects and organic diseases.

The course guides the doctor so that they can counsel the children and their parents about right care, diet and disease prevention tips. The subjects cover a wide portion of the syllabus.  

Top Institutes Offering MD Pediatrics

Some of the leading institutes in India which Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics have listed here along with the corresponding locations and fees charged.

College Name Location Average Annual Fees in INR
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi 5,011
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh 10,000
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry 8,205
Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka 16,33,334
St. John’s Medical College Bengaluru, Karnataka 151,503
Stanley Medical College (SMC) Chennai, Tamil Nadu 20,000
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 25,00,000
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 32,265
Assam Medical College Dibrugarh, Assam 25,000
Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJM Medical College) Davangere, Karnataka 501,600
Armed Forces Medical College Pune, Maharashtra 64,400
Maharishi Markandeshwar University Ambala, Haryana 1,759,817
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College  Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 71,450
Andhra Medical College Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 12,00,000
Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 39,000
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute Bengaluru, Karnataka 59,070
Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune, Maharashtra 1,590,000
Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, Tamil Nadu 116,950

Eligibility for MD Pediatrics

Aspiring candidates who want to enroll for the course and become Pediatricians must possess below-mentioned eligibility criteria.

  • Successful completion of MBBS degree for any recognized university with minimum aggregate of 55%.
  • Candidates should have completed 1 year of compulsory internship after qualifying the final professional examination of MBBS.
  • Must have 10+2 passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology as main subjects.

MD Pediatrics: Admission Process

Candidates who have completed their MBBS course can take admission in Pediatrician degree. Admission to MD Pediatrics is based on performance in the national level entrance examination- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG- which is a single window entrance examination to MD/MS/PG diploma courses in Medicine.

Candidates who have secured the qualifying percentile for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) are eligible for admission. List of some other examinations are:

  • All India Post Graduate Medical/Dental Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research) Entrance Exam
  • Separate exams conducted by AIIMS, PGI, GMCH, AFMC Pune etc.

However, some medical institutes in India also provide direct admission based on the marks obtained in MBBS course and work experience of the aspiring candidates.

MD Pediatrics: Syllabus and Course Description

Main subjects covered in the discipline are:

  • Growth and Development
  • Neonatology
  • Behavioral & Developmental Disorders
  • Social Pediatrics
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease
  • Renal Disorders
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Infections (Neonatal infections)
  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Immunology & Rheumatology
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Skin Diseases
  • Eye Diseases
  • Orthopedics
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Social Issues: Children with special needs
  • Fetus and Newborn
  • Adolescent Health
  • Digestive System
  • Urological Disorders
  • CNS (Central Nervous System)

Every candidate pursuing Pediatrician degree is required to carry out compulsory research work on a selected project under the guidance of a qualified postgraduate teacher.

It is mandatory for every candidate to submit a dissertation and the final acceptance of the dissertation is a precondition for the candidate to appear in the final examination.

MD Pediatrics: Career Prospects

There are immense opportunities waiting for Pediatricians upon successful completion of the course. The doctors recognize the key importance of child healthcare and provide valuable contribution to the national health status.

Pediatricians can find several roles and responsibilities in employment areas such as Private and Government hospitals, research laboratories, clinics, Medical Centers, military and railway services.

Doctors can become reputed Pediatricians, Pharmacy manager, Consultant, Professors etc. and can easily earn anywhere in between 4 lacs to 30 lacs. Some job roles, profile and average salary for MD in Pediatrics are discussed below.

Doctorate of Medicine in Pediatrics annual salary
Job Title Job Profile Average Annual Salary in INR
Pediatricians Pediatricians are specialized doctors who deal with specific health issues, diseases and disorders related to stages of growth and development of babies/ children. In this area of medicine, the doctor works closely with patients and their families. Along with general medicine, growth and development monitoring are the basis of any pediatrician's practice. INR 11, 81,956 to 29, 58, 977
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics  A Professor or Assistant Professor in the field of pediatrics educates students on infants and child physiology, trains them in preventive health maintenance for healthy children, and provides knowledge on medical care for children, infants, adolescents and young adults. INR 7,20,000 to 10,80,000
Neonatology Doctor Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in treating newborns. Neonatology research typically involves clinical trials, where doctors work with pharmaceutical companies or medical device manufacturers to develop new therapies or new tools to improve surgical outcomes. INR 12, 00, 000 to 24,00,000
Pediatric Intensivist or Critical Care Pediatrician Critical care Pediatricians diagnose, treat and monitor infants, children and adolescents with unstable life- threatening conditions. Children who are critically ill require careful monitoring in pediatric intensive care units (PICU). INR 5,00,000 – 10,00,000

Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Pediatrics) Fee Structure in India

11.43 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES10.80 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.89 L (Average Fee)
1.77 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES2.16 Cr (Maximum Fee)
54.62 L (Average Fee)

Doctorate of Medicine [MD] (Pediatrics) Fee Structure By state


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1.77 LPrivate COLLEGES51.75 L
28.44 L

Uttar Pradesh

88.22 K
63.61 LPrivate COLLEGES72.01 L
67.81 L


1.50 L
27 LPrivate COLLEGES43.89 L
35.45 L


54.29 K
5.80 LPrivate COLLEGES5.80 L
5.80 L


3.27 L
30.12 LPrivate COLLEGES30.12 L
30.12 L


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Faculty :

Faculty of NIA is among the best in Ayurveda in India, there are about 4 faculty in my subject likewise 13 subjects in certain subject faculty number is even more upto 6 or 7 and then a dean academics, Director. Minimum criteria of joining as lecturer the entry level post is 3 year teaching experience in post graduate college

Admission :

All Inda PG entrance Exam, it is come of the best college for post graduation in Ayurveda, I filled the form after its notification of All India PG entrance exam and after clearing the exam attended the counselling there I have chosen one subject of MD (Postgraduation) out of 13 available subjects it offers PG in.

College Events :

Youth festival with sports cultural dance competitions etc once a year and and seminars, workshops are frequently arranged, they are quite bog and engage and invite paper from pan India and sometimes international level, further they are sometimes in collaboration with industries or funded by Ministry

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Placement Experience :

Placements is almost sure for us all. After completing this course, everyone will be eligible enough to join any prime medical college to pursue as a specialist doctor.Our college also provides internships after the MBBS course.

Admission :

The admission process s completely depends upon the scores obtained in NEET PG and on the basis of this students get seats in every department.The admission process is simple but getting qualified for admission is very tough.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

I spent total maximum of 3-4 lakhs approx for this course. Fees are reasonable and can be easily affordable. Our college also provide scholarships for all the students who come first in every department. This is very helpful.

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