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

Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

Thrissur, Kerala, India

Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur (AIMS) brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of medical treatment. The full range of primary and specialty care medical services...

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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 man. AIMS is part of the...

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Armed Forces Medical College

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune was established on 1948 by an act of parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. It is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged...

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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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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. The college is affiliated to...

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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 from the portals of learning -...

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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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Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science, Nagpur was granted this status by the University Grants Commission in 2005. Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science is the first self funded University of this region and another feather was added to its cap when it was...

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Deccan College of Medical Sciences

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad was established in 1984 under the aegis of Dar-us-Salam Educational Trust to promote education and welfare of weaker sections of Muslims. This is the College in the state of Andhra Pradesh for Muslim Minorities,...

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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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