Dermatology is a part of medical science that deals with the skin and its diseases.  People of different ages are concerned about their skin, beauty and complex and due to this there is huge demand for well-trained dermatologists. An individual who practices dermatology is called as a dermatologist. Dermatology study is related to physiology and pathology of the nails, hair and skin in order to diagnose the problem and provide treatment according to the issues such as eczema, chemical peel, acne, fungal infection, cryosurgery, birth-marks and skin cancer.  

Dermatologists utilize surgery, medication and radiotherapy to treat these disease and conditions.  Candidates interested in practicing dermatology career must train as a registered nurse i.e (RN) and must complete his/her training and education in dermatology.  Some dermatologists play a major role in advising their patients of benefits and disadvantages of various skin care events. A dermatologist might also perform as a research on causes of physical deformities or treatments for skin irritation, skin cancer etc,.

List of Courses:-


  • Certification Course in Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Diploma in Dermatology
  • Bachelor of Science in Dermatology
  • Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology
  • Master in Science in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dermatology
  • Doctor of Medicine in Dermatology & Venereology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Dermatology & Venereology

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (12th Std.) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for the bachelor degree course is 3 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a graduation degree with science subject science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for master's degree and post graduate diploma course is 2 years.


Some of the sub-specialized fields of dermatology are:-


  • Dermatopathology
  • Teledermatology
  • Mohs surgery
  • Immunodermatology
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology

Job Prospects

There are lots of career opportunities in the field of dermatology. A graduate in dermatology can seek career option in following areas such as in nursing homes, private or govt. hospitals, clinics and dispensaries. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.

A graduate student working as a private practitioner or in clinic helps them to gain the confidence and revenue. Experienced dermatologists can pursue rewarding careers abroad as the demand is increasing tremendously. A graduate professional can also apply jobs in foreign countries and work there.


Dermatologists make a remuneration somewhere between Rs.1.5 lacs – Rs.3 lacs per annum in the initial stage, and go up to Rs. 5 lacs per annum after gaining some experience. Their promotion prospects include becoming medical director or department head etc. In government hospitals the income is mostly based on the grade or  pay scale.  Although dermatologists working in a private hospital also earn good remuneration. Dermatologists can make more money by having his /her own private clinic.

Medical Colleges for Dermatology

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AJIMSRC), Mangalore was established in 2002 under the aegis of Laxmi Memorial Education Trust. The institute has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals &...

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Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospitals

Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospitals (AVMCH), Pondicherry was established in 2000 with due approval from the Government of India and Medical Council of India. The first batch of 100 Medical students was admitted successfully...

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Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya

Mandya, Karnataka, India

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Mandya was established in 1986 by the then honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Ramakrishna Hegde in the holy presence of Padmabhushana Dr.Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Maha...

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Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh was established in 1877 as Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh by Sir Syed. It was one of the first purely residential educational institutions set up either by the government or the...

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi was established in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament, to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care. The Institute was...

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Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences

Eluru , Andhra Pradesh, India

Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAM), Godavari was established in 1999, as a non profit society and is named after the famous patriot Alluri Sitaramaraju. The Medical College was started with b achelor of Medicine,...

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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

Thrissur, Kerala, India

Amala Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Thrissur established in 1978, is a multi-disciplinary medical network of pedagogical, therapeutic, research and outreach programs. An AIMS is affiliated to Kerala University of Health...

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Amrita School of Medicine, Coimbatore

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita School of Medicine (ASM), Coimbatore was established in 2002 by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma. The school offers the best education in an environment that supports the practice of new skills as well as an individual...

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University (AVVU), Coimbatore was established in 1994 as a School of Engineering ans later it became a University in 2003 under the aegis of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The University is a multi-campus,...

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Armed Forces Medical College

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune was established in 1948 by an act of parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defense medical organizations. The college is managed by...

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