The word Anaesthesia/Anesthesia is coined from two Greek words: "an" meaning "without" and "aesthesis" meaning "sensation". Anaesthesia refers to the practice of administering medications either by injection or by inhalation (breathing in) that block the feeling of pain and other sensations, or that produce a deep state of unconsciousness that eliminates all sensations, which allows medical and surgical procedures to be undertaken without causing undue distress or discomfort. There are various courses of Anaesthesia such as Diploma, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), and Master of Science (M.Sc.). An Anesthesia specialist has knowledge of anaesthesia techniques, technology, supplies, and instruments. In India, many institutions and universities offer Anaesthesia Technology Course, thereby providing opportunities to students
For Diploma in Anaesthesia:
Admissions for this course are done on the basis of the merit list, which will differ for different institutions and colleges. Aspirants can get the application form and prospectus from the institution or through online mode from the official website of the college. Shortlisted candidates are notified through their website or by email.
For B.Sc. in Anaesthesia:
The admission process for this course varies from institute to institute. Some institutes select students on a merit basis i.e. mark obtained in their 10 and +2. While some of the institutes grant admission to the students on the basis of the score which they get in the entrance examination for the course such as NEET.
For M.Sc. in Anaesthesia:
The admission in this course varies for different institutes. Mostly, the admission is done on the basis of performance in the entrance exam (Such as NEET PG) and personal interview. Some institute also provides admission directly on the basis of merit list.
The following list has the names of entrance exams conducted in India for admission into UG or PG of Anaesthesia:
NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
AICET (All India Common Entrance Test)
BVP CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test)
NEET - PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
AIIMS - PG (All India Institutes of Medical Sciences)
JIPMER - PG (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What do Anaesthesia specialists do?
A: They Administer anaesthesia to patients after calculating the right amount before undergoing surgery or operation.
Q: What is the average salary of Anaesthesia specialists?
A: The average salary of an anaesthesiologist is 10 - 12 lakh rupees per annum.
Q: Where do Anaesthesia aspirants work?
A: Normally the working areas of Anaesthesia specialists are hospitals, clinics, etc.
Q: What is the eligibility criteria for M.Sc. in Anaesthesia?
A: The basic eligibility criteria is that the candidate must have completed a B.Sc. or MBBS with Physics, Chemistry, Biology as main subjects with a minimum aggregate mark of 50%.
Q: How to get admission into B.Sc. in Anaesthesia?
A: The admission process for B.Sc. in Anaesthesia varies from institute to institute. Some institutes select students on a merit basis i.e. mark obtained in their 10 and +2. While some of the institutes grant admission to the students on the basis of the score which they get in the entrance examination for the course such as NEET.
Q: What is the exam type in M.Sc. in Anaesthesia?
A: in M.Sc. in Anaesthesia, the exam is carried out in the semester pattern. 2 semesters for each year and 4 in total.
Q: Do anesthesiologists stay during surgery?
A: Yes, your anesthesiologist remains in the operating room to monitor your safety. He or she also makes decisions about intravenous (IV) fluids, the need for blood products, antibiotics, pain medications, and where you will recover after the surgery.
Q: What is the side effect of anaesthesia?
A: Side effects of anaesthesia can occur during and after the procedure. Most are minor, temporary, and result from general anesthesia. These can include nausea and vomiting, sore throat, postoperative delirium (confusion after regaining consciousness), muscle aches, itching, chills and shivering.