MS in ENT: Click here to know about the course, duration, syllabus, eligibility criteria, entrance exam, top universities, career opportunities and more

Career Goals: MS ENT specialists can work as Chief surgeons, ENT specialists, General ENT consultants, Senior data analysts, Otolaryngologists, Senior OPT, Medical specialists, Research assistants and ENT assistants etc.

By- Akanksha Yadav

About the course:

MS ENT is a 3-year-long postgraduate medical program which is focused on the key aspects of otolaryngology and ENT (ear, nose and throat) studies. MS ENT course teaches the students on how to perform surgeries on patients suffering from ENT-related problems. These degree holders are allowed to perform surgeries as part of medical treatment.

MS ENT is available in most medical colleges including government and private ones. The fees in private colleges are usually higher than the government ones. The tuition fees for MS ENT can go from INR 20,000 to INR 25, 00,000 per annum. Individuals also go for MCH (Oncology) programs. They are basically super-specialized fields of ENT.

The duration of MS ENT:

MS ENT course is a 3-year postgraduate course. During this course, students are trained in ENT-related surgeries. ENT is a branch of medical science which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck.

The eligibility criteria for MS ENT:

Students wanting to pursue the MS ENT course can check the eligibility criteria of the course below.

  • The student should have an MBBS degree from an institute/college recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidate should have completed his/her 1-year mandatory internship after completing his/her graduation.
  • The candidate should have qualified for NEET-PG or the required entrance examination.
  • Admission is usually based on merit in the entrance exam. It is given on the basis of merit list which is based on marks obtained in the entrance exam and counselling process.

Subjects in MS ENT:

During MS ENT, students study various subjects related to the ENT field. The year-wise list of ENT subjects is given below.

Year 1:

  • N.T
  • General surgical methods
  • Anesthesia
  • General medicine ward
  • Plastic surgery
  • Neuron surgery
  • Cardio-thoracic surgery
  • Maxillary surgery

Year 2-

  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Basic audiology
  • Basic neurology
  • Radiography and radiotherapy
  • ENT Surgical methods and upper aerodigestive tract endoscopy
  • Anaesthesia methods
  • Practical session
  • Operation theatre session

Year 3:

  • General surgical methods
  • Internship/practical training
  • Thesis presentation
  • Research work presentation
  • Comprehensive viva

Top entrance examinations:

Here are the top entrance examinations in the MS ENT field.

  • NEET PG- The full form of this examination is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate. This exam is conducted by the National Board of Examinations. MBBS students, who want to do post-graduation in the medical field, sit for this exam.
  • AIIMS INI CET- This exam is conducted by AIIMS for admissions in postgraduate courses like MD, MS, and M.CH. DM and MDS etc.

Career opportunities after MS ENT:

After finishing the post-graduation degree in the ENT field, individuals can start their own clinic and practice privately or they can also join any hospital. They can expect a salary of INR 10, 00,000 to INR 40, 00,000 per annum.

After their MS ENT degree, individuals can work as

  • Chief surgeon
  • ENT specialist
  • General ENT consultant
  • Senior data analyst
  • Otolaryngologist
  • Senior OPT
  • Medical specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • ENT assistant


Some of the top MS ENT graduates’ recruiting organizations are

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Fortis Medical Research Institute
  • Max Hospital
  • Medanta Hospitals
  • Ramachandra Hospital
  • Gangaram Hospital
  • Sparsh Hospitals
  • AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)

Top employment sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Pathology clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Government and private hospitals
  • Institutions/universities

Top institutes/colleges offering MS ENT:

MS ENT course is offered in various colleges in India. The top institutes/colleges are

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • SV Medical College, Tirupati
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (Kadapa)
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi
  • Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai
  • MGM Medical College, Indore
  • Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal
  • Grant Medical College (GMC), Mumbai
  • King’s George Medical College, Lucknow
  • NIMS University, Jaipur
  • Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
  • Government medical college, Amritsar

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