The purpose of this program is to standardize Physiology teaching at Post Graduate level and achieve uniformity in undergraduate teaching. Accordingly, the training in M.D. Physiology should be distinctive from that in M.Sc., Ph.D., (Physiology) where the approach to the subject is primarily experimental.


Program Objectives:

A candidate qualifying in the M.D. (Physiology) examinations should be able to:-


  • Be a competent physiologist
  • Effectively teach undergraduate medical (and paramedical) students the basic physiological mechanisms of the human body, with reference to their implications in the pathogenesis of diseases (Pathophysiology) and the physiological basis of their management
  • Conduct clinical/experimental research having significance to human health and patient care
  • Interact with the allied departments by rendering services in advanced laboratory investigations
  • Acquire skills in conducting collaborative research in the field of physiology & allied sciences
  • Demonstrate to the students how the knowledge of physiology can be used in a variety of clinical settings to solve diagnostic and therapeutic problems



 Academic Year for the MD/MS course shall commence from 2nd  May of the year of admission.



The Curriculum and the Syllabi for the course shall be as prescribed in these regulations and are subject to modifications by the Academic Council from time to time.



 English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of the  M.D./M.S. courses.



The guidelines issued in this regulation and syllabus for the MD/MS degree course training program are intended to maintain good academic standards and to impart quality training in Medical Education.

Most of the guidelines are consistent with the norms laid down by the University, Medical Council of India and the practice followed throughout India in different Universities.  Moreover, for upgrading the standard of  MD/MS degree course training, the University can issue such other guidelines from time to time.




(i) A candidate pursuing the MD/MS degree should work in the concerned department of the college for the full period as a full-time student.

 (ii)  A candidate is required to put in a minimum of 80% of attendance both in theory and practical separately in each subject before admission to the examination. However, the candidate should not be absent continuously as the course is a full time one.

(iii)   A candidate lacking in the prescribed attendance and progress in any one subject in theory and practical, wherever necessary, in the first appearance shall not be permitted for admission to the entire examination.


(2) Progress :

Every candidate shall attend symposia, seminars, conferences, journal review meetings, grand rounds, CPC, case presentations, clinics and lectures during each year as prescribed by the department and not absent himself from work without valid reasons.


(3) Conduct:

(i) No candidate is permitted to run a Clinic/work in Clinic / Laboratory / Nursing Home while studying the postgraduate course. 

(ii)   No candidate shall join any other course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by this University or any other University in India or during the period of registration.


 (4) Punctuality:

A Post-graduate  MD/MS student is expected to follow the discipline of the institution and follow punctuality, not only regarding the college time table but also in the hospital clinics and laboratory.


(5) Obedience: 

(i)  It is universally true that the student should be obedient and receptive to his / her total involvement in the teaching/learning process, the instructions issued by the P.G. Teacher, HOD and the competent authority from time to time must be followed.

(ii) The assignments allotted by the concerned P.G. Teachers and HOD must be completed within stipulated time with full involvement and dedication.  Individual Department discipline must be followed. The acts of insubordination and Indiscipline shall not be tolerated.


(6) Monitoring progress of study:

(a) Work Diary / Log Book:

(i)  Every MD/MS candidate shall maintain a work diary / Log Book and record his/her acquired skills, during the training period duly certified by the various Heads of  Departments where he/she has undergone training including outside the institution,  participation in the training program conducted by the department such as Day to day patient record, relevant record pertaining to his/her specialty must be maintained for presentation during final examination.  The record includes – Case records, models, Clinical photographs, X-rays, etc. relevantly particular case and specialty, journal reviews, etc.

(ii) Special mention may be made of the presentations by the candidate as well as details of clinical or laboratory procedures if any conducted by the candidate.  The work diary shall be scrutinized and certified by the Guide once in three months, Head of the Department and the Dean of Santosh Medical College and presented in the University practical/ clinical examination.

(iii)   The candidate is also required to participle in the teaching and training program for the Under Graduate student.

(iv)  In addition, the Head of the Department shall involve their Post- Graduate students in Seminars, Journal Club, Group Discussions and Participation in Clinical, Clinico-Pathological conferences.

(v)  At the end of the course, the candidate should summarize the contents and get the Log Book certified by the Head of the Department.

 (vi) Every Post-Graduate candidate should be encouraged to present short HMRC papers in conferences and improve on it and submit them for publication in reputed Medical journals, Motivation by the Heads of Departments shall be essential in this area to sharpen the research skills of the Post-Graduate candidates.

(vii)   The Log Book should be submitted at the time of practical examination for the scrutiny of the Board of Examiners.


 (b) Periodic tests : 

(a) The Internal Assessment tests may be held once in three months during the course of three years of study.  These tests shall consist of of-(i) theory (ii) practical/oral and Viva.

(b) During the course of three years, the concerned departments will conduct three tests,  two of them by annual tests,  one at the end of the first year and the other in the second year. The third test may be held three months before the final examination.

(c) The average of all the above test marks may be taken for the I.A. marks of the candidate.


(c) Permission / Leave for attending Conference, Research Work, etc :

(a) Special leaves can be granted on the recommendation of the P.G. Guides & HOD for attending conference, symposium, Seminars which will not be exceeded 10 days in a year.

(b)  Official deputation for Research work, clinical posting, library work, etc. can be given on the recommendation of the P.G. Guide and P.G. Teacher provided that the student produces an attendance certificate of the institution he was deputed to.

(c)  No other leave apart from this shall be applicable.



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