How hard is it to get MD Radiodiagnosis/Radiology seat in India?

About Radiology

Doctor of Medicine in Radiodiagnosis is a three-year postgraduation course. Radiodiagnosis is a branch of medical science, which focuses on the use of radiation, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance as diagnostic, therapeutic, and research tools in medicinal practices. It is related to anatomy, pathology, physiology, and interventional procedures. After specializing in Radio-diagnosis, one can join any Radiological Sciences Laboratory or get employed in hospital settings, academic/educational institutions or they can do private practices of medical imaging for the genitourinary, biliary, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, and other organs like the brain, head, and neck, through the use of X-Ray, MRI, CT, and Angiography. The advantage of radiology is that the starting salary is very good in comparison to other branches of medicine. A radiologist who can handle all modalities i. e. USG, X-ray, CT, MRI can easily earn 3-5 lakh per month in a center doing all investigations by giving 6–8 hr. So, the positive points of radio are early settlement, almost no emergency, chances of violence are less, more like a corporate job. There are many options after M. D. /DNB Radiology/DMRD. Join any govt hospital. Get a fixed salary. Few states allow Private practice also. But this is the less preferred option for maximum candidates. Most of the private doctors earn good money and course is more preferred by the females. In private practice, initial expenditures are quite high to plan a set up and buy the CT Scan Machine, MRI machine or other ultrasound machine dopplers etc which are quite heavy on the pockets.

About Radiology seat

In MD Radiology department number of seats are quite less as compared to other branches. Most of the colleges are having one or two seats and maximum number of seat in good colleges are about 10 to 12. In the process of counselling, usual observation is that the MD Radiology seat gets over at a very early stage and is opted by higher rank students. If you are looking for the MD Radiology seat, then you will have to plan early and prepare accordingly. Not only this, it is also important to choose the right college where you can get enormous exposure in MD radiology department. As some colleges do not have good number of patients and investing money worth crores may not fetch the desired outcome. Hence, choose the college as per the number of patient workload and if you’re looking for very good college then need to try from round 1 itself. Especially in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Pondicherry the number of seat in MD radiology department is very less. States like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh are having good number of seat but in case of Maharashtra, there is a domicile issue and in case of Uttar Pradesh, the fee structure starts from 25 to 30 lakhs and in Karnataka, in general, the fee structure of 10 lakhs get over by the AIR of 16000 to 17000.

MD Radiology seat under MCC in Government colleges get over by the rank of 4000 to 5000 and Private seat in Deemed university start by the rank of 7,000 where the fee structure is approximately 25+ lakhs. So if you are looking for this seat in private colleges or Deemed colleges with a fee structure of around 25 to 30 lakhs per annum, then approximately AIR must be around 20000.

Management and NRI seat fees structures range 15 lakhs per annum to 1 crore per annum depending upon college to college.

Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospt., Puducherry248,00,000183894310345529
Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi630,00,0009224
Bharati Vidyapeeth Dee. Univ. Med.College, Pune835,00,00018180159199237
BVDU Medical College and Hospital, Sangli135,00,00016882
Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Kancheepuram440,00,0002345128924
Dr. DY Patil Medical College and Hospt., Pune1340,00,000203352152920214
Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai765,00,000315302275743734
Dr. DYP Edu. Soc. Deemed Uni., Kolhapur539,35,0002439928975
Hamdard Inst. of Med. Sciences and Research, New Delhi1+1(MM)40,00,00016303 19273(MM)
Institute of Medical Sciences and SUMH, Bhubaneswar430,00,00014025117574015
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, KLEU, Belagavi1126,77,00012037
JLN Medical College, Datta Meghe, Wardha737,85,0002175822173
JSS Medical College, Jagadguru426.12,5009701
K.S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangaluru429.88,00012355
Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar620,00,000992711043
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Univ., Manipal730,80,000567347684672
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Univ., Mangalore630,80,00073787962
M.M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana1039,95,000310352590427597
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and RI, Puducherry848,00,000330173379739265
Meenakshi Medical College Host. and Res. Inst., Chennai550,00,000417124409019050
MGM Medical College, Aurangabad325,00,00012689
MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai425,00,00011043125668692
Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital555,00,000232033710028994
Rural Medical College and PIMS, Loni325,00,0001280312932
Saveetha Medical College, Chennai840,00,0002698119706
SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Vadodara6+5(JM)28,50,000 25,65,000(JM)12933 15202(JM)13957
SDU Medical College, Kolar131.50,000158775473
SHRI B. M. Patil Med. College Hospt. University, Vijayapura234,00,00014770
Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and RI, Kancheepuram448,00,0004199344761
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai1548,00,000471426113565490
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Inst. of Med.Scien., Puducherry448,00,000432415225253714
Sri Ramachandra Med. College and Res.Inst., Chennai1222,00,0005848
Sri Siddhartha Medical College DU, Tumkur325,00,00014640
SRM Medical College and Hospital, Chennai450,00,0002768332164
Vinayaka Missions Medical College and Hospital, Karaikal240,00,0002974032997
VMKV Medical College and Hospital, Salem138,12,0002691831140
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore3+2(MM)32,10,00013957 15426(MM)