Course Description

This programme aims to standardize Ophthalmology teaching at Post Graduate level so that it helps in achieving uniformity in undergraduate teaching as well as and resultantly creating competent Ophthalmology surgeons with appropriate expertise.

Programme Objectives:

A candidate qualifying in the M.S. (Ophthalmology) examinations should be able to:

  • Offer the current quality of ‘standard of care’ in ophthalmic diagnosis and therapeutics, medical or surgical, in common and easily managed situations at the level of health service
  • Periodically self assess his/her performance and keep abreast with the ongoing advances in the field and apply the same in his/her practices
  • Be aware of his/her own limitations to the application of its speciality in situations referral to more qualified centres or individuals
  • Apply research and epidemiological methods during his/her practice and present or publish his/her work
  • Contribute as an individual/group towards the fulfilment of national objectives for prevention of blindness
  • Effectively communicate with patients and their relatives so as to inform them sufficiently about the treatment and ensure compliance.


 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.


  1. a) The duration  of  certified  study  and  training for the M.D. / M.S. Post  –

Graduate (Clinical ) courses  shall  be  three  completed  years  including the period of examination.

  1. b) No exemption shall be given from this period of study and training.

Provided that in the case of students having a recognised two years Post graduate diploma course in the same subject, the period of training including the period of examination, shall be two years.


The  duration for completion of  the course  is  double  the duration of the

course i.e. 6 years to pass the examination, from the date of joining the course, otherwise he/she has to get fresh admission.


The guidelines issued  in this regulation and syllabus  for the MD/MS degree course training program are intended to maintain  a 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.


(1)  Attendance:

(i) A candidate pursuing 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 minimum of 80% of attendance both in theory and practical separately in each subject before admission to the examination. However, 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 meeting, grand rounds, CPC, case presentation, 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 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 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 for 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.

  • Monitoring progress of study:
  • 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 study. These tests shall consist of-

(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 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 tests 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 attendance certificate of the institution he was deputed to.

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



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