Degrees offered: B.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons), M.D., M.Phil., M.S., M.Sc., M.V.Sc.

What is Anatomy

Anatomy is a study of the structure of the human body. It is a specialised branch of Medicine. Anatomy course is divided into two sections that is macroscopic anatomy also known as gross anatomy is the study of large organs example brain and microscopic anatomy is the study of the small organs example nerve cell of a brain. They learn about the functioning of the human body and other species. To study the tissues and organs, students are introduced to optical instruments. They also get to learn about new technologies such as X-ray, ultrasound, sonography and magnetic resonance imaging to examine the body.

Anatomy Course - Highlights

Course name

Anatomy course 


B.Sc - 3 Years

MD - 3 years 

MS - 3 years

M.Sc - 2 years 

Ph.D. - 3 years


For bachelor’s degree- candidates should qualify 10+2 examination from a recognised board/institute.

For master’s degree- candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute/university.

For a Ph.D. - candidates should have a master’s degree from a recognised institute/university.

Course level

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate

Course type


Admission process

Through an All India Level Entrance Exam or University Level Entrance Exam

Course fees 

Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,40,000 per annum

Course Entrance exam


Jobs after the course 

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Reader anatomy, Trainee medical coders, Demonstrator, Trainer, Doctor

Expected starting salary

Rs 1.8 lakhs per annum to Rs 4.8 lakhs per annum

Anatomy course can be pursued as a B.Sc. in Anatomy, MD in Anatomy, MS in Anatomy, M.Sc. in Anatomy, Ph.D. in Anatomy. It is part of a biology course. The course teaches about the human body structure and its functioning. Anatomy is the study of organs and tissues in animals, human bodies, and other organisms. Anatomy can be studied in two forms that are regional anatomy (the study of interrelationships of all structures) and systematic anatomy (the study of the structure that makes a discrete body system). Students completing anatomy courses can work from anywhere in the world as it has several job opportunities outside India as well.

There are various types of Anatomy courses that a student can pursue:

B.Sc in Anatomy: B.Sc. in Anatomy is an undergraduate course. Students should complete their 10+2 qualification to pursue B.Sc. in Anatomy.

MD in Anatomy: MD in Anatomy is a three-year postgraduate programme. There are many institutes/colleges that offer MD in Anatomy.

M.Sc in Anatomy: This is also a two-year postgraduate course that can be pursued if an aspirant wants to become a medical teacher.

Ph.D. in Anatomy: Ph.D. in Anatomy is a doctoral programme. Candidates should have a master’s degree to pursue a Ph.D. in Anatomy. Many universities offer a Ph.D. in Anatomy.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Anatomy

To get admission to anatomy courses, aspirants should fulfill the eligibility criteria specified by the institute. If the candidates failed to fulfill the eligibility criteria then the admission will get cancelled by the institute. Eligibility criteria are different for different institutes/universities. The common eligibility criteria for is given below:

For the Undergraduate (UG) Level:

  • Candidates should complete 10+2 education with at least 60 per cent marks from a recognised board/institute.

  • Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the compulsory subjects in 10+2.

For Postgraduate (PG) Level:

  • For MD Anatomy, candidates should qualify MBBS examination from a recognised institute/university.

  • For M.Sc Anatomy, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute/university.

For Doctoral Level:

  • Candidates should have a master’s degree from a recognised university/institute.

Top Entrance Examinations:

There are many institutes/universities that offer admission to these courses on the basis of the entrance examinations conducted at the All India level or conducted by the institute. Several students appear for the entrance examinations every year to get admission to the anatomy course. Some of the popular entrance examinations are given below:

Scope of Anatomy in India and Abroad

Anatomy is a study that deals with the functions and structures of the human body. There are many scope for the students who have completed their studies in the field of anatomy. Several job opportunities are available inside India as well as in other countries. Anatomy course helps students in the understanding of the internal body. The demand for doctors is increasing on a daily basis as new technologies, new illnesses, new medicines are introduced in the market.

Many people after completing a master’s degree get a good opportunity in India as well as other countries. They are hired at a good profile with a good salary package. So there is a good scope of anatomy courses around the world.

Course Fees Anatomy

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
62.20 K
B.Sc.(Hons) in Anatomy at OPJS University, Rajgarh
70.29 K
B.U.M.S. in Anatomy at Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
1.70 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Anatomy at Adesh University, Bathinda
87.00 K
M.S. in Anatomy at Goa University,Taleigao Plateau, Goa
3.00 K
M.D. in Anatomy at Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj
2.71 K
M.Sc. in Anatomy at All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh
1.35 Crores
M.S. in Anatomy at Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam
17.70 Lakhs
M.D. in Anatomy at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar
2.02 Lakhs
Ph.D in Anatomy at Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad
96.33 K
Ph.D in Anatomy at Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
6.00 Lakhs
Ph.D in Anatomy at Rama University, Kanpur
96.33 K
Ph.D in Anatomy at Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
1.20 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Anatomy at Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut
Data not available
3.26 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Anatomy at SGRRIMHS College of Paramedical Sciences, Dehradun
Data not available

Course Subjects

Before pursuing Anatomy, aspirants can check the syllabus of the course to get an idea about the subjects that are covered in the programme. There are several courses for Anatomy such as B.Sc. in Anatomy, MD in Anatomy, M.Sc in Anatomy, and Ph.D. in Anatomy. These courses provide in-depth knowledge of the course. The syllabus for the courses are given below:

B.Sc Anatomy Syllabus:

Year I

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Biochemistry

  • Medical Statistics & Research Methodology 

  • English

Year II

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Biochemistry

  • Computer & Computer Application

Year III

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Biochemistry

  • Psychology & Education 

MD in Anatomy Syllabus:

  • General Anatomy

  • Gross Anatomy

  • Embalming and Museum Techniques.

  • Radiological Anatomy

  • Embryology General embryology

  • Genetics

  • Comparative Anatomy

  • Histology

  • Neuro Anatomy

  • Applied Anatomy including Radio Anatomy and Recent Advances

M.Sc. in Anatomy Syllabus:

Year I

  • Basics of  Anatomy

  • Basics of Physiology

  • Basics of Biochemistry

  • Research Methodology

  • Basics of Anatomy (Lab)

  • Basics of Physiology (Lab)

  • Basics of Biochemistry(Lab)

Year II

  • Anatomy- I

  • Anatomy- II

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Anatomy Practical – I

  • Fundamental of Computer Lab

Year III

  • Anatomy- III

  • Anatomy- IV

  • Teaching Practice

  • Anatomy Practical II

  • Thesis

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

After completing a course in anatomy, aspirants can choose some amazing career path. There are several job opportunities for the students such as trainee medical coders trainer, demonstrator, medical scientists, and many more. Details of job profiles after completing the anatomy course are mentioned below:

Lecturer (Assistant Professor): The role of the lecturer is to provide a better understanding of the course and guide them for the laboratory assignments.

Trainee Medical Coders: The responsibility of trainee medical coders are to analyse the records and data for reimbursement. They also review and verify the diagnosis, medical procedures, and treatment results.

Demonstrator: Demonstrator helps students to increase their knowledge and also helps to gain experience in medical education by demonstrating them in the anatomy practical classes.

Trainer: The role of the trainer is to train the students in the field of Anatomy. They provide in-depth knowledge about the course to the students. He/She instructs the students about human body parts, muscular and skeletal systems, cell structure, tissues and organs.

Medical Scientist: Medical scientists are responsible for investigating and conducting research to improve human health. They also prepare some medical samples to analyse and improve health.

Pharmaceutical Scientist: A person with an anatomy background can also work in pharmaceutical companies to test and research for the new products and medicine.

Doctors: Many people from anatomy backgrounds become a doctor and start their own practice. Doctors can also work in schools, colleges, and universities.

Anatomy Course - Top Recruiters

There are several institutes/research centres/laboratories that offer many different job opportunities to the students who have completed the anatomy course. Some of the top recruiters are mentioned in the table given below

All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Bibinagar

Saraswati Medical College

Optum Global Solutions

Vee Technologies Private Limited

Government Medical College, Ambikapur

Omega  Healthcare Management Services

Questions related to Anatomy

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which is best msc anatomy ya msc zoology?

ginnisachdeva02_9364270 Student Expert 5th Jul, 2020


There are less number of opportunities in India for zoology than anatomy as zoology includes animal behaviorist, animal trainer, etc where anatomy includes study of animal organs and you are allowed to work in hospitals or any other government medicine department to train the scientists  dentists, doctors, etc. Also, salary of antomist varies from 2-10 lakhs per annum.

Thank you


will u suggest me the Colleges which offer msc anatomy and ive completed my ug in physiotherapy

lakshita shaan 2nd Jul, 2020


here are the colleges

1. all india institute of medical sciences , delhi

2. armed forces medical college, pune

3. government medical college, rajindra hospital , patiala

4. NIMS university, jaipur

5. OPJS university, churu

6. teerthanker mahaveer university, moradabad

7. geetanjali university, udiapur

8. krishna institute of medical sciences university, satara

9. university of madras , chennai

10. adesh university, bathinda

hope this helps!


Am i eligible to do Msc. Medical Anatomy under Manipal university, after BDS graduation?

priyaankasarkar Student Expert 26th Jun, 2020

To be able to study M.Sc Medical Anatomy, you should have studied Anatomy as a subject in your Undergraduation. Now because Anatomy is a subject in BDS, you are eligible for studying M.Sc Medical Anatomy not alone from Manipal University but also from any University that offers this course. According to the eligibility criteria mentioned in the official website: you should have completed your B.Sc/B.Sc Nursing/B.Sc Allied Health Sciences/BAMS/MBBS/BHMS/BPT/B.Pharmacy/BDS from a recognised University with a minimum aggregate of 50%. Admisison is based on merit scored in the qualifying examination.


Is anatomy and morphology of frog and earthworm there in neet 2020 syllabus or not?

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 9th Jun, 2020

Hi aspirant

No, frog and earthworm are not included in NEET syllabus of biology, in your NEET syllabus there is only brief account on the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and reproductive for cockroach only.

But it has been seen that many times questions in NEET have been asked from earthworm and frog, for example in NEET 2017 questions were asked from frog.

So it's better if you study , frog and earthworm as well for your neet examination.

Thank you


top msc anatomy college ? what are the procedure for gettng addmsn ?

Mounika Sonti 4th Jun, 2020


Hope you are doing great!!!

Some of the best Colleges for M.Sc Anatomy colleges in India are listed below:

  • Kasturba Medical College,Mangalore
  • Kasturba Medical COllege,Manipal
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New DElhi
  • Armed Forces medical College,pune
  • Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research,New Delhi
  • B J Medical College,Ahmedabad

For more information , kindly go through the link given below:,M.Sc.&branch=Anatomy

Hope it helps!!!

Good Luck!!!

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