MD Pathology: Career, Fees, Admission, Salary, Cutoff, Placement

MD Pathology is a 3-year degree program in diagnostics & study of disease.

MD Pathologist, study about high-quality diagnoses in any specified clinical situation after the examination of samples of tissues, blood, bodily fluids, whole bodies (autopsies), etc.

Pathologists also can suggest treatment options based on the diagnosis and report.

Especially, MD Pathologist is helpful in research-based studies on cancer or other terminal diseases.

Career Scope

The pathologist can open their own diagnostic lab, and also a highly specialized lab like oncology, or immunology. In the coming days, it’ll be in high demand due to the rise in cancer.

Associated with medical colleges/universities.

A great scope to Work in a pathology.

You can also do a DM/fellowship/Super-specialisation in molecular genetics, onco-pathology, cytology, etc.

Therefore, if you are a person who does not want to sit for a long time under a microscope, then a hospital is a good option for you. And if you want to live a balanced life, then pathology will be a good option.

It is said in the medical field that “Without laboratories, men of science are soldiers without weapons.”

Quick Facts(MD Pathology)

M.D. Full-Form Doctorate of Medicine
Age limit No limit
Duration 3 years
Eligibility %age 55%
Average Pkg. 8-10 Lacs Per Year
Average Fee 1000 to 12 Lacs Per year
Total Seats in India 2179
Colleges offering M.D Biochemistry 338 Colleges
Eligibility MBBS passed from MCI Recognized institute.
Job Title Pathologist, Assistant Professor- Pathology, Consultant Pathologist, Editor – Medicine, and Life Sciences, Etc.


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Fees Structure

Fees of MD Pathology vary from 1 thousand to 15 lac per year. Government college having minimum fees wherever private college is having fees up to 15 lacs per year.

Admission Procedure

PG Admissions is done on the basis of the NEET PG Score of the concerned candidate conducted by NTA(National Testing Agency). After the NEET-PG Results, counselling is conducted by the state counselling committee for state quota seats and all Indian seats.

M.D. Anatomy Admission Process


  • Anatomical pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Forensic pathology
  • General Pathology
  • Hematology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunopathology
  • Molecular pathology
  • Plant pathology
  • Surgical pathology
  • Systemic Pathology
  • Veterinary pathology


College UR
MAMC, Delhi 200-10000
GMC Kottayam 3000-7000
MMC Chennai 3000-6000
LHMC New Delhi 5000-10000

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MD Pathology Cutoff 2021 of Deemed Universities:

College Name category Cutoff Round-wise Annual Fees
1st round  2nd round Mop up
Kalinga, Bhubaneswar OPEN 37792 32439 55106 7.50 Lakh
SDU, Kolar OPEN N/A N/A N/A 7.50 Lakh
SSIMS, Tumkur OPEN 69124 83792 71310 8.85 Lakh
JLN, Belagavi OPEN 62820 58454 N/A 9,44500Lakh
KS Hegde, Mangaluru OPEN 49279 51335 N/A 9.80Lakh
AVMC, Chennai OPEN 73049 62779 N/A 10 Lakh
IMS, Bhubaneswar OPEN 55507 50479 N/A 10 Lakh
MGM, Puducherry OPEN 86411 99757 N/A 10 Lakh
Saveetha, Chennai OPEN 69644 41273 N/A 10 Lakh
Meenakshi, Chennai OPEN 76089 77136 86163
JSS, Mysore OPEN 50612 46315 N/A 10 .13 Lakh
SRMCH, Chennai OPEN 33745 32773 48841 11Lakh
NRI N/A N/A 88890
DY Patil MC,  Kolhapur OPEN 65741 72639 46610 11 Lakh
Shri B.M. Patil medical, CHRC OPEN 82394 97185 93661 12 Lakh
SMC, Ghaziabad OPEN 62686 95905 91285 12 Lakh
Yenepoya, Mangalore OPEN 73571 45242 47086 12.10 Lakh
MMQ N/A 57324 N/A
Chettinad, Chennai OPEN 70468 50075 N/A 12.50 Lakh
Sree Balaji, Chennai OPEN 83562 84787 85231 12Lakh
GITAM, Visakhapatnam OPEN 70836 N/A N/A 12Lakh
JLN, Datta meghe Wardha OPEN 99364 N/A 98078 13.90 Lakh
A.C.S, Chennai OPEN 79417 97648 98543 14 Lakh
DY Patil, Pune OPEN 82417 71778 75891 14 Lakh
Hamdard, Delhi OPEN 44528 44528 15 Lakh
MMQ 69279 51496 92514
Krishna, Karad OPEN 97885 86762 95753 15 Lakh
MGM, Navi Mumbai OPEN 80858 70401 59819 15 Lakh
MGM, Aurangabad OPEN 81513 N/A 84215 15 Lakh
SRKS, Vadodra OPEN 46145 46388 43203 15 Lakh
JNM 75646 N/A 107965
Vinayaka, Karaikal OPEN 99486 N/A 104694 15 Lakh
BVDU, sangli OPEN 77002 94726 101668 15 Lakh
MMU, Ambala OPEN 92977 98501 96198 15.95Lakh
Amrita, Kochi OPEN 38961 46192 N/A 16 Lakh
Rural, Loni OPEN 95904 71782 100251 16.80 Lakh
 KMC, Manipal OPEN 58454 70246 70368 19.60 Lakh
KMC, Managaluru OPEN 64847 81513 N/A 19.60Lakh
DY Patil, Navi Mumbai OPEN 97687 97192 93131 20 Lakh
Sri Sathya Sai, Kanchucherry OPEN N/A 97538 107552 20 Lakh
BVDU, Pune OPEN N/A 29.40Lakh
SRM, Chennai OPEN 41253 44567 N/A 35Lakh
Raja Rajeswari MC, Bengaluru OPEN 76958 76377 N/A N/A
Sri Lakshmi Narayana, Puducherry OPEN N/A N/A N/A N/A


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Salary, Job Titles, Placement Stats  

According to the survey, An average salary of a pathologist in India is around 25 lacs per year and 1250 per hour. And, the average range is between 15 Lacs to 35 Lacs per year. A doctorate degree is the highest education degree for a pathologist. Average Pathologist Salary in India


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