Gastroenterology is a division of medicine wherein  the digestive system as well as disorders associated with the same are studied. Diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract as well as the related organs are focused on in this branch.


Gastroenterologist are those medical doctors who are skilled in treating diseases related to the gastrointestinal system and liver. Candidates who have pursued a course in gastroenterology are known as gastroenterologists.

Basic Eligibility



For taking admission into this course a student should have completed his/her 2 years intermediate, Higher School Certificate or equivalent course with science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The duration for this course is 3 years.



For taking admission into this course a student should have completed his/her bachelor degree from a recognized University. The duration for this is 2 years.


Few specializations under gastroenterology: -


  • Laboratory scientist
  • Hepatologist
  • Nutrition specialist
  • Gastrointestinal oncologist
  • Clinical trialist
  • GI physiology/functional bowel specialist
  • General gastroenterologist

Job Prospects

Students who have finished the course with good percentage and brilliant technical knowledge may seek a career in a hospital or medical institute. Gastroenterologists can also work in health-related institute or as a lecturer in medical institutes/college.

Pay package: -

To build a career in this field, gastroenterologists at initial stage can expect a salary of around Rs. 6 lakh per annum. Their pay scale can differ with their designation, experience and eligibility. Gastroenterology doctors earn as much as Rs.15 lakh per annum, depending on where they practice. They can also start a private clinic or health care centre as well.

Medical Colleges for Gastroenterology

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 man. AIMS is part of the...

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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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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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Dr.S.N. Medical College & Hospital

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Dr.S.N. Medical College & Hospital (SNMCH), Jodhpur was established in 1965. The college is affiliated to the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences. Dr. SN Medical College, which is located in Jodhpur (Rajasthan), is one of the prestigious medical colleges in...

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Government Medical College, Kozhikode

Calicut, Kerala, India

Government Medical College, Kozhikode was established in 1957 as the second medical college in Kerala. Since then the institution has grown into a premier centre of medical education in the state. It was formerly affiliated to the University of Calicut and now to...

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Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER), Kolkata was established in 1957 by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. Since then the institute is best known as a Medical Learning Center of Excellence and a Specialty...

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Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Manipal, Karnataka, India

Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal was established in 1953. The Kasturba Medical College started with only the pre-clinical section at Manipal as the students had to go to Mangalore for their clinical training. In 1969, when the clinical programme started in...

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King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai was established in 1926. The medical college provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and super specialty medical courses; in undergraduate and...

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King George's Medical University, Lucknow

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

King George's Medical University (KGMC), Lucknow established in 1911 has been a frontrunner among medical education institutions in the country. This came about by an act passed on the 16th September 2002 by the Government of Uttar Pradesh under Chief Minister...

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