Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY



Postgraduate Programme



The MD Anaesthesiology course at MGMCRI was established in the year 2008. It is a three year, MCI recognized course that leads to the award of a postgraduate degree, MD Anaesthesiology. The aim of this program is to ensure that by the end of 3 years the student acquires knowledge, basic skills, and professional attitudes in the specialty, to become a competent professional serving the needs of the community.

There are 3 major components of course conduct

  • Competency-Based Learning and Training (CoBaLT)
  • Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA)
  • E-Portfolio

Postgraduate medical training in Anaesthesiology is a closely supervised program, with graded responsibility assigned to each student as they progress through the course. Objective assessment of a student’s capability is monitored through their performance of a set of professional activities, defined by the department, through which their progress is graded. Ultimately as students attain their milestones, trust is transferred to the student, to independently perform the tasks. This pattern of training equips the students with the thinking capacity for dynamic problem solving and discovery of new knowledge in the field, by the time they graduate.


As a minimum criterion of eligibility, aspiring candidates should complete MBBS/BAMS with a minimum aggregate score of 50%, with a 1-year compulsory internship and must have acquired the eligibility through NEET PG exam conducted by the Govt. of India.



3 Years

11 Seats / Year




We incorporate the MCI and SBV university curriculum into the postgraduate medical training, in which all students are expected to refer and utilize to guide them in achieving their academic goals, to become knowledgeable, ethical, professional and community-oriented physicians.

MCI – Curriculum

This document was prepared by various subject-content specialists to guide post-graduate training in anaesthesiology. The purpose of this document is to provide teachers and learners with illustrative guidelines to achieve defined outcomes through learning and assessment.

Entrustable Professional Activity

Entrustable Professional Activity or “EPA” describes a measurable activity or task that requires specialized knowledge and skills, incorporating multiple competencies. They are ‘critical activities’ in the professional life of physicians agreed upon by the specialty community that must be assessed and approved overtime, in the ongoing creation and training of the postgraduate. The faculty of the department, work with the students and along with multisource feedback, assist the student in attaining their milestones appropriately. The EPA system objectively assesses the domains required by the student and allow the teacher to identify areas of strength and weakness of the individual, thereby having a tailor-made the approach of learning for each student.


The e-portfolio represents the student on a professional, social media platform which includes a collection of one’s own digital artefacts articulating experiences of professional and academic achievements and learning. All postgraduates are expected to create and maintain an e-portfolio, throughout their academic tenure. Using the e-portfolio has shown to develop metacognitive skills through a standard- based activity. The e-portfolio consists of a digital, interactive log of the day to day activities of the student with regular monitoring and interaction by the authorized departmental and administrative faculty. This online monitoring through the portfolio authenticates the activities documented by the postgraduate, in actual time, permanently engraving the student’s entire academic experience online. The e-portfolio will be available to each alumnus even beyond their graduation. It represents an authentic permanent, collective compilation of the student’s work which can be used as part of an application process for employment or education beyond the course.