Undergraduate Programmes

The MBBS undergraduate medical curriculum has been created to ensure that the medical doctor who emerges from its training program is capable of assisting the nation achieve its goal of health for all.

In addition, it aspires to ensure that the “graduate” meets or exceeds Global bench‐mark in knowledge, attitude, skills and communication.

This programme covers all preclinical, para-clinical and clinical subjects through theory classes, practical sessions and clinical training as mandated by the National Medical Commission (NMC) guidelines. The Institute focuses on integrated learning for students to understand the role of each subject in accurate diagnosis and holistic treatment.

About MBBS

MBBS is the basic bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery. In full, it is read as Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Generally, the MBBS course covers 5 to 6 years of study, including one year or rotational internships.

It includes subjects such as anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, community health, medicine, paediatrics, and surgery. The curriculum is designed so the degree holders can then choose a specialisation for further majoring and practising.

MBBS Orientation

The goal of the Orientation Program is to prepare a learner to study medicine effectively.


(a) Orient the learner to:

  • The medical profession and the Physician’s role in society
  • The MBBS programme-subjects, postings, career opportunities, etc.
  • Alternate health systems; i.e. AYUSH in India and history of Medicine
  • Medical ethics, attitudes and professionalism
  • Health care system and its delivery
  • National health programmes and policies
  • Universal precautions and vaccinations
  • Patient safety and biohazard safety
  • Principles of primary care(general and community based care)
  • The academic ambience
  • Rural Indian scenario
  • Sathya Sai Healthcare Mission
  • Self-health awareness; Anthropometry, BP, RBS, haemoglobin, Lipid profile, Blood group, immunisation against Hep B and Tetanus

(b) Enable the learner to acquire the enhanced skills in:

  • Language
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Communication
  • Learning including self-directed learning
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Use of information technology and artificial intelligence

(c) Train the learner to provide:

  • First-aid
  • Basic life support
    • In addition to the above, learners maybe enrolled in one of the following programmes which will be run concurrently: Local language programme/English language programme/Computer skills
    • These may be done in the last two hours of the day. These sessions must be as interactive as possible.
    • Sports (to be used through the Orientation program as protected 4 hours/week)
    • Leisure and extracurricular activity (to be used through the Foundation Course as protected 2 hours per week).
    • The time committed for the Foundation Course may not be used for any other curricular activity.
    • The Foundation Course shall have a minimum of 75% attendance of all students mandatorily. This will be certified by the Director of the college.
    • The Foundation Course shall be organized by the Coordinator appointed by the Director of SMSIMSR and shall be under supervision of the Heads of MBBS phase I departments.

Foundation Course 2023-24

Subjects / Contents
Teaching hours
Orientation 30
Skills Module 34
Field visit to Community Health Center 08
Introduction to Professional Development and AETCOM module 40
Sports, Yoga and extra-curricullar activities 16
Enhancement of language/computer skills 32
Total 160

One week+ spread over 6 months at the discretion of the college

Postgraduate Programmes

Diplomate National Board (DNB) is a full-time 3-year post-graduation level program.

The eligibility of the course is qualifying MBBS or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% and above aggregate percentage along with passing the DNB- NEET entrance test.

The goal of DNB course in General Surgery is to produce a competent surgeon who:

  • Has acquired the competence pertaining to surgery that is required to be practised in the community and at all levels of health care system
  • Has acquired the skills to manage the patients of trauma and all life saving surgeries effectively.
  • Has acquired skill in effectively communicating with patient and his attendants.
  • Has the desired surgical skills to independently operate on elective and emergency cases
  • Is aware of the latest developments in the field of surgery
  • Is oriented to principles of research methodology
  • Has acquired skills in educating medical and paramedical professionals

The goal at the end of this three year DNB training in General Medicine is to enable the individual to:

  • function as a junior Consultant in the field of general medicine with a analytic and ethical mind
  • be well familiar with the purpose of what should be done and what can not be done
  • be able to provide preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative medical care.

The goal of this DNB course in Paediatrics is to produce a competent paediatrician who:

  • Recognizes the health needs of infants, children and adolescents and carries out professional obligations in keeping with principles of the National Health Policy and professional ethics
  • Has acquired the competencies pertaining to pediatrics that are required to be practiced in the community and at all levels of health care system
  • Has acquired skills in effectively communicating with the child, family and the community
  • Is aware of the contemporary advances and developments in medical sciences as related to child health
  • Is oriented to principles of research methodology
  • Has acquired skills in educating medical and paramedical professionals
  • Is aware of the contemporary advances and developments in medical sciences as related to child health

The goal of this DNB course in OBG is to produce an obstetrician/gynaecologist who

  • has acquired knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology and Patho-physiology related to reproductive system
  • is competent to manage all normal and pathological states
  • is able to function as a productive member of any team engaged in healthcare, research and education

The goal of this DNB course in Anesthesiology is to enable the candidate to function as a specialist anaesthesiologist who:

  • is well trained in Practice of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain Management, Resuscitation of all acute or acute on chronic conditions
  • is able to serve as a trainer imparting such knowledge to the doctors in training and subordinate ancillary medical staff
  • should possess diagnostic skills as well as skills with laboratory procedures, and current technologic tools, their judicious use and sensible interpretation in various clinical settings based on In depth knowledge of all basic sciences and all disciplines of clinical medicine
  • should have dedication to the specialty, to patients under his care, to the institution
  • is able to work as a team with surgeons, nursing staff, hospital administration and with other clinicians, understanding, adjusting and instructing where necessary with a balanced mind and leadership qualities.

About DNB

DNB is a full-time 3-year postgraduate level program for doctors who have completed their MBBS qualification, and meet the entry requirements.

The Diplomate of National Board (DNB) is the title awarded by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.