Otorhinolaryngology/E N T (Ear, Nose, Throat) Course and Career Guide

10Oct,2020
By Sanjeet Nayak

Otorhinolaryngology or E N T (Ear, Nose, Throat) Course is a study of treating the diseases or impairments occurring in the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck. This course specializes students in diagnosing and treating the disorders efficiently through medication or complex surgical procedures. The Otorhinolaryngology or E N T (Ear, Nose, Throat) program covers diverse aspects of subjects like Anatomy and Physiology.

It also enhances the practical knowledge of the students through lab sessions. After successfully completing a degree in this course students will be able to diagnose the symptoms properly and suggest required therapies. Read the full article in order to get a broad idea of the course.

What the course focuses on?

  • Different types of disorders occurring in Ear, Nose, and Throat.
  • Enhancing their analytical skills in diagnosing the disorders.
  • Different types of remedies available for various allergies, neoplasms, deformities, injuries.
  • Surgical details involved in the treatment process.
  • Anatomical and Physiological aspects.

Highlights:

Course Name  E N T (Ear, Nose, Throat)/Otorhinolaryngology
Course Level
  • Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology or P.G. Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)
  • Master in Surgery (M.S.) Otolaryngology
Duration
  • Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology or P.G. Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO): 2 Years
  • Master in Surgery (M.S.) Otolaryngology: 3 Years
  • Master of Chirurgiae in E.N.T: 3 Years
Examination Type Yearly/ Semester
Eligibility Varies with degree
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiter

Max Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Jaypee Hospitals, Medanta, Columbia Asia, Fortis Healthcare, Action Balaji, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, etc

Top Career Scopes ENT Specialist, ENT Assistant, Medical Scientist, Research Assistant, Otolaryngologist, etc

Top Colleges

 Otorhinolaryngology Courses and Eligibility:

Course Duration Eligibility
Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology or P.G. Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) 2 years
  • Candidates should have completed their MBBS from any medical college recognised by the medical board.
  • Students must have a minimum of 65% or above aggregate marks.
  • Applicants should have 1 year or 12 months of professional experience in the health care field.
Master in Surgery (M.S.) Otolaryngology 3 Years
  • Candidates should have completed their MBBS from any medical college recognised by the medical board.
  • Students must have a minimum of 50% or above aggregate marks.
  • Students should have 2 years or 24 months of professional experience in the health care field.
Master of Chirurgiae in E.N.T 3 Years
  • Candidates should have completed their masters (MD/MS/DNB) from any medical college recognised by the medical board.
  • Students must have a minimum of 55% or above aggregate marks.
  • Students should have 2 years or 24 months of professional experience in the ENT Surgery.

Skills Required 

  • Good memory and retention
  • Service mentality
  • Stamina and patience
  • Advanced concentration
  • Emotional stability
  • Good analytical ability
  • Decision making

Syllabus:

Course Curriculum for Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology or P.G. Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology

Year I Year II
Ear Basic Immunology
Audiology Microbiology as related to ENT
Nose and Paranasal Sinuses Wound Healing Principle
Oral Activity Intensive Care in ENT Principles
Pharynx and esophagus Anaesthesia in ENT
Larynx and tracheobronchial tree Biomaterials used in ENT
Skull base Medical Negligence in Otolaryngology
Neck Principle of Chemotherapy
Imaging and Radiology Principle of Radiology
Principle of Laser Surgery
Principle of use of Nuclear Medicine

Course Curriculum for master in Surgery (M.S.) Otolaryngology

Year I Year II Year III
E.N.T. Pediatric Otolaryngology ENT OPD
General Surgical Methods Basic Audiology General Surgical Method
Anesthesia Basic Neurology Internship/ Practical Training
General Medicine ward Radiology and Radiotherapy Thesis presentation
Plastic surgery ENT surgical methods and upper aerodigestive tract endoscopy Research Work Presentation
Neuro Surgery Anesthesia methods Comprehensive Viva
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Practical Session
Maxillary Surgery Operation Theatre Session

Course Curriculum for Master of Chirurgiae in E.N.T

Theory Disorders: Medical/Surgical Management Practicals
Ear Ear History taking pertaining to Otolaryngology and examination
Audiology Nose and paranasal sinuses Monitoring skills
Nose and Paranasal Sinuses Oral cavity and Salivary Glands Therapeutic skills
Oral cavity Pharynx and Esophagus Diagnostic skills
Pharynx and esophagus Larynx Surgical skills
Larynx and tracheobronchial tree Neck/Face
Skull base Paediatrics Otolaryngology
Neck
Imaging and Radiology

Admission Process:

The admission process for a degree in Otorhinolaryngology/E N T (Ear, Nose, Throat) is very dynamic as various institutes have their very own criteria and process of admission. It is often based on the candidate’s merit in MBBS (Marks Secured in the Academic Session). However, the top institutes offer admission on the basis of candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam (National/State/University level), followed by a round of counselling and personal interview.

Top Entrances:

1. JIPMER 

  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Total number of questions: 250
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours

2. AIIMS

  • Minimum Qualification: The candidate needs to have an MBBS degree from any university recognized by the Medical Council of India or State Medical Councils.
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  • Exam Mode: Online

3. CMC Vellore

  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Marking Scheme: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hours

4. COMEDK PGET

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have a BDS or MBBS degree that should be recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Marking Scheme: No Negative Marking

5. NEET PG

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have an MBBS degree that should be recognized by the Medical Council of India.
  • Exam Date: 5th January 2021
  • Exam Mode: Online

Otorhinolaryngology Career Scope:

Career Profile Average Salary per Annum
ENT Specialist Rs 8 lakhs
ENT Assistant Rs 5 lakhs
Medical Scientist Rs 6 lakhs
Research Assistant Rs 4 lakhs
Otolaryngologist Rs 9 lakhs

Top Recruiters

  • Max Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Jaypee Hospitals
  • Medanta
  • Columbia Asia
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Balaji Action
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital

Top Recruiting Cities:

  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Noida
  • Pune
  • New Delhi

FAQ's

Q: What are the top colleges to consider for ENT?
A: Some of the top colleges to consider are as follows:

  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post medical Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Kasturba Medical College, Udipi

Q: What are the career prospects available after MS in ENT?
A: Besides practice in government and private organizations, private practice, and research, such professionals can also pursue teaching in universities and colleges. ENT Specialists also examine medical and surgical disorders of the ear, nose and throat, assist eye surgeons, neurosurgeons, and general surgeons in complex cases, check on the progress of patients, perform surgeries on voice box and face, and treat hearing disorders.

Q: What is the eligibility for MS in ENT?
A: As a minimum criterion of eligibility, students aspiring to pursue the course need to have completed:

  •  10+2 education with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics as main subjects.
  • MBBS from a recognized university.
  • A compulsory 1-year rotating internship.

Q: What are the top job profiles in this field?
A: Some of the top job profiles in this field are:

  • ENT Specialist
  • ENT Assistant
  • Medical Scientist
  • Research Assistant
  • Otolaryngologist

Q: What are the top entrances to consider for ENT?
A: Some of the top entrances to consider are as follows:

  • JIPMER 
  • AIIMS
  • CMC Vellore
  • COMEDK PGET
  • NEET PG
  • AIPGMEE

Q: Who are the top recruiters in this field?
A: Some of the top recruiters in this field are:

  • Max Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital
  • Jaypee Hospitals
  • Medanta
  • Columbia Asia
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Action Balaji
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital

 

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