Pediatrics is a division of medical science, which deals with the health care of newborns, children and adolescents.  Pediatrics mainly focus on children up to 12 years of age. He advises parents on how to take care of their children, administers their immunization and treats illness which mainly affects children.The demand for talented and proficient paediatricians is growing day by day.  Government and  private hospitals are always on the look out for skilled  pediatricians.

Graduates in paediatric surgery must develop extraordinary skills for operating the newborns or infants with small surgical instruments. A pediatrician is quite well trained to diagnose a wide range of injuries and diseases that impact children.  They are skilled to treat majority of the cases which they come across, however they may also refer patients to sub-specialists with the pediatrics specialization.A graduate who is skilled in this field is known as a pediatrician.

List of Courses:-


  • Diploma Pediatrics
  • Diploma in Child Health
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing in Child Health Nursing / Pediatrics Nursing
  • Master of Science Nursing in Child Health Nursing / Pediatrics Nursing
  • Master of Chirurgical in Pediatric Surgery
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Child Health
  • Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (Std.12th) examination from a recognized board. The duration for the bachelor degree course is 3 years and for diploma course is 2 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree is holding a graduation degree in any stream. The duration for master's degree  post graduate diploma course is 2 years.


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


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Developmental Behavior
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Endrocology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Medical Genetics
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Physical Medicine
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Neonatal and Prenatal Medicine

Job Prospects

Pediatricians are mostly involved in treatment of infant babies and children. Any injuries or diseases in children are taken care by pediatricians.   The value of talented professionals in this area is increasing day by day, leading to creation of numerous jobs opportunities for the talented and young doctors.  Pediatrics has emerged as one of the most prominent career options in India.  

Students can also pursue fellowship training from a huge range of specialties, but it would require additional years of certification and training. A graduate in pediatrics can work as pediatricians or child specialists in various private and government hospitals or they can work as an independent practitioners as well.

Some Job Types are:-


  • Schools
  • Clinics and Heath Departments
  • Nursing homes
  • Orphanages and old age homes
  • Military
  • Hospitals
  • Training Institutes as educators
  • Industrial houses and factories
  • Railways and public sector medical departments

Remuneration: -

The remuneration in the area of pediatrics depends upon the standard of the organization, particularly at the starting level.  In the govt sector, per month pay package is around Rs. 50,000 for beginners level practitioners, Rs. 60,000 for middle-level practitioners and Rs. One lakh for senior paediatricians. In private sector, the equivalent packages are around Rs. 35,000 to 40,000, Rs.60,000, Rs 1 lakh to 5 lakhs. In private practice, a doctor’s earnings depend upon his reputation.

A graduate in pediatricians can also start their own specialist children's centre and can make more money. At the Senior level pediatricians get the income packages around Rs. 20,00000 – Rs. 35,00000 every year.  In United States for common pediatrician the standard income is about $135,000 every year and depending upon their experience and qualifications, most of pediatricians in the United States get around $70,000 and $400,000 every year.

Medical Colleges for Pediatrics

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 Institute of Medical Science

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS), Kochi was established in 1998. AIMS is part of the Health Sciences campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). AIMS brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and...

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Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Kochi was established in 1998 to provide affordable medical care in a patient–friendly atmosphere and in a spirit of compassion, previously beyond the reach of the common...

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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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