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

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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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 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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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. It is an autonomous college of Govt. of Karnataka. In 1957, it was handed over to the...

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Christian Medical College, Vellore

Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore was established in 1900, seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service, and research. The objective of the college is the establishment,...

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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 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The degrees awarded by the university are recognized by national statutory bodies like MCI, DCI, Central council of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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