Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS]
MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is composed of 2 Words, M.B. – ‘Medicinae Baccalaureus’ (Bachelor of Medicine in Latin) and B.S. – ‘Bachelor of Surgery’ (in English). Though the name suggests 2 separate degrees, however, it is only 1 degree. It is an Undergraduate Academic Degree Course dealing with Medicine and Surgery. The duration of the MBBS course extends over a period of 4½ academic years which are divided into 9 semesters. Each semester is of 6 months duration. After the completion of an academic study, a candidate must complete 1 year of compulsory rotating internship. Each semester consists of approximately 120 teaching days. All over the duration of M.B.B.S. is 5½ years. MBBS is required to become a Doctor in Allopathic Medicine. Candidates are given an in-depth and proper knowledge of the human body through theory, practical experience in the dissection of bodies and observing various types of surgeries.