College of Physicians and Surgeons

The origins of the College go back to the year 1913. In 1913 the British Government through its Governor gave an assent to start such an institution in consonance with the “Royal College of Surgeons of England”. Dr. Rajab Ali Patel the then Indian Doctor agreed to establish such a college by dropping the prefix ROYAL and hence the birth of the institution “college of Physicians and Surgeons” now popularly known as CPS took place. Initially it was registered under the Bombay Society Act of 1860 in March 1913. vide Annex—(1). Established as a sister institute similar to the Royal College of Surgeons in London which dates back to the 14 th century and was bestowed a further charter in 1843 granting it the present title of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Up to 1875 training of “Hospital Assistants” was carried out at the Grant Medical School Mumbai, and the duration was only 3 years. The course was academically poor with several glaring infirmities. The University of Bombay discontinued and abolished the degree of L.M. & S. at the same time.The main functions of the CPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons)  are directed towards the promotion of the practice of general medicine, surgery and other specialities, and conduct examinations for the award of postgraduate degrees of FCPS and MCPS. There are Many Colleges of Physians and Surgeons In India at different states.

Introduction of FCPS

Fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS). College of Physicians and Surgeons is a firm responsible for the registration of Postgraduate Doctors of India. It makes rules, enrolls doctors and conducts exams for the Post graduation in India. Currently, CPS is registering for FCPSI, II and MCPS. CPSP also enrolls foreign qualified doctors. USA medical board, uk medical board, postgraduate medical degree, undergraduate medical degree,

These are the following courses we provide

F.C.P.S. (Three year course)

FCPS (MED) FCPS in Medicine
FCPS (SURG) FCPS in Surgery
FCPS (MID-GY) FCPS in Midwifery & Gynaeocology (Mid. & Gyn.)
FCPS (OPTHL) FCPS in Ophthalmology
FCPS (CH) FCPS in Child Health
FCPS (DERMT) FCPS in Dermatology and Venereology
FCPS (ORL) FCPS in Oto Rhino-Laryngology
FCPS (ORTHO) FCPS in Orthopaedics
FCPS (ANAES) FCPS in Anaesthesiology
FCPS (PATHO) FCPS in Pathology

Diploma Courses (Two year course)

DOMS -Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery
DGO -Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics

DCH -Diploma in Child Health
DPB -Diploma in Pathology and Bacteriology
DDV -Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology
DA -Diploma in Anaesthesia
DORL -Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (E.N.T.)
DORTHO -Diploma in Orthopaedics
DPM -Diploma in Psychological Medicine
DMRE – Diploma in Medical Radiology & Electrology
TDD– Diploma in Tuberculosis Diseases
DFP -Diploma in Family Planning
DPH -Diploma in Public Health.

Divisions of Physicians and Surgeons Specializations ::

Physicians Specializations :

Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Paediatrics and Child Health
Public Health
Radiation Oncology

Surgeons Specializations :

Dental Surgery & Subspecialties
Emergency Medicine
ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Surgery & Subspecialties

physiciansThe CPS has played an important role in training its Fellows in Research Methodology dissertation writing and computer orientation for both trainers and trainee through workshops. Up to March 2003 about 5519 MCPS and 5194 FCPS have graduated from this College. To ensure examination process in compare with international recognition, college invites examiners Royal Colleges of England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Middle East, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait. Joint Committee of Higher Medical training of England, which represents UK’s all Royal Colleges has recognised the Fellowship of CPS at par with its MCPS.

The US Boards of Internal Medicine, FRC Canada for the purpose of entry on the specialists register maintained by the General Medical Council, UK.

The Saudi Council for Health Specialities also recognises FCPS of the College at par with MRCP and FRCS awarded by Royal Colleges of UK. Besides, the colleges in collaboration with WHO has launched an awareness programme on reproductive health issues and to develop a curricula for postgraduate and undergraduate medical education and development of learning material for the trainers.

The Department of Medical Education of the College through a series of workshops has trained over 12,000 teachers to update them with new methodologies. In 1996, this department was redesigned as “WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Educational Development of Health Personnel.”

Is there any exemption in duration of training for Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Otorhinolaryngology specialization?

The training of the diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (i.e. DGO, DRCOG, Graded specialist from the armed forces) and in Otorhinolaryngology (i.e. DLO, Graded Specialist from the armed forces) will be accepted as equivalent to a maximum of one year training (irrespective of the number of diplomas acquired) towards MCPS requirements.

Important Dates :

Following are the important information for aspirants

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET-PG for Students who are willing to join the CPS-PG Courses 2017  shall be held by National Board of Examinations as per the following schedule :

Availability of Information Bulletin (NEET-PG 2017) 26th September 2016 onwards

Online Registration and Scheduling for NEET-PG 2017 -26th September to 31st October 2016

Examination Dates for NEET-PG 2017 5 th to 13th December 2016

Declaration of Results By 15th January 2017 Email Official Website

Last date of submission of Form for CPS 2017 Counselling Process and Dates of Counselling will be declared

Subsequently after NEET-PG 2017 results are declared


  •  The duration of the full time resident stipendiary house post for the Diploma course is of two years.
  •  All the courses are recognised by Maharashtra Medical Council.
  • Allotment shall be made strictly on merit based on the results of the NEET-PG 2017
  • Merit List of In-Service Medical Officers will be declared separately based on the NEET-PG 2017 results and other criteria as laid down by the Public Health Department as per GR dt. 03/05/2011
  • For details of CPS courses, Mumbai visit,
  • For more details on DHS-CPS courses, visit.
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