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

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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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 Sciences....

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

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Burdwan Medical College

Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan was established in 1969 by the University of Burdwan under the style Burdwan University Medical College. It was taken over by the Government of West Bengal in 1976 and renamed as Burdwan Medical College....

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Centre for Distance Education, Shivaji University

Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Centre for Distance Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur was established in 1968. In order to enhance the quality of their education and reach out to the larger section of the society which has for various reasons remained distant...

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Chettinad Academy of Research and Education

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE), Kanchipuram was established in 2005 as a part of Chettinad University. CARE is the Deemed University under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 and accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade. It is...

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