Neuroscience is a division of science which deals with the study of nervous system. Neuroscience involves various disciplines such as physics, mathematics, psychology, computer science, philosophy and medicine.  Neuroscience is also known as neurobiology. Though, neurobiology is categorically associated to the biology of nervous system whereas neuroscience is concerned with the science of the nervous system, both terms are interchangaeable.

Neuroscience programs essetially study the relationship between nervous system and the brain. It helps in solving issues related to nervous systems and the brain. This field with its widescope offers several career options to many students.


Few courses offered under neuroscience: -


  • Bachelor Of Science in Neuroscience
  • Doctor Of Medicine In Neurology
  • Master Of Philosophy In Neuro-Sciences
  • Master of Chirurgical in Neurosurgery
  • Post Basic Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing

Basic Eligibility



For admission into bachelor’s degree a student needs to complete his/her higher secondary education or 10+2 with subjects such as biology, physics and chemistry from any recognized university/institute. The duration for this program is 3 years.



For admission into master’s degree a student should have a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. The duration for this program is 2 years.


Few specializations under neuroscience: -

Students aspiring to take up neuroscience as a career can specialize in either one of the following options: -


  • Neural engineering
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Neuroscience studies
  • Neurology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Psychiatry

Job Prospects

A career in neuroscience is a challenging but an interesting field in science. Neurologists get paid quite well. Therefore, most students opt for a career in neurology in comparison to psychiatry and neuropathology. It is easy to find a profitable job in hospitals, companies associated with research, government organizations and maybe even pharmaceutical companies.

Medical Colleges for Neurosciences in India

Armed Forces Medical College

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune was established on 1948 by an act of parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. It is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged...

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Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), Bangalore was established in 1955 as a private Medical college by Mysore Education Society. The Founders of this Society were Dr. R. Shivaram, Dr. Mekhri, Dr. B.K. Narayana Rao and Dr. B.V. Ramaswamy. In...

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Christian Medical College Vellore

Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) was established in 1918 as a Medical School only for Women. In 1942, CMC was upgraded to a medical college affiliated to the Madras University and opened its doors to men students in 1947. It is also known as CMC Vellore was...

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Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science, Nagpur was granted this status by the University Grants Commission in 2005. Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science is the first self funded University of this region and another feather was added to its cap when it was...

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Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada was established in 1986. The Degrees awarded by the University are recognized by the statutory bodies like the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council of India, the Central Council of Indian Medicine...

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Gajra Raja Medical College (GRMC)

Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh, India

Gajra Raja Medical College (GRMC), Gwalior was founded in 1945, by Maharaja Jiwaji Rao and Maharani Shreemant Vijaya Raje on the occasion of the birth of their heir apparent Yuvraj Madhav Rao Scindia. Built in the revered memory of her mother of Maharaja Jiwaji...

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Gauhati Medical College

Guwahati, Assam, India

Gauhati Medical College (GMC), Guwahati has enjoyed a prestigious status in the country for its academic pursuites and patients care, and as a referral centre for speciality and superspeciality treatment. took its start under the stewardship of Professor I. Jahan...

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Govt.Medical College, Kozhikode

Calicut, Kerala, India

Govt.Medical College, Kozhikode was established in 1957 as the second medical college in Kerala, is a premier medical college located in the city of Kozhikode in Kerala. Since then the institution has grown into a premier centre of medical education in the state....

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Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

Patna, Bihar, India

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna was established in 1983, as an autonomous organization on the pattern of all India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The main aim is to provide the best Medicare facilities to the peoples in and...

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Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences

Delhi, Delhi, India

Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi was established in compliance with the directives of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in response to a public interest litigation in 1993. The Institute is an autonomous body registered under the Societies...

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