The M.D. degree course in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy (3 candidates per year) was started in the year 1973 and in 1986 Diploma in Leprosy (2 candidates each year) was introduced. From 2010, Diploma in Leprosy (which was earlier converted into Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy) was abolished and all the five postgraduate course seats were changed to MD degree course in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy. From 2014, the postgraduate admission occurs in two sessions January and June with three candidates per session being admitted to the course selected through entrance examination. 

The post doctoral fellowship (PDF) courses – Pediatric Dermatology (1 candidate per year) and Dermatosurgery and Lasers (1 candidate per year) and PhD course (1 candidate per year) was started in the year 2017.

As on 31st March 2018, the department has 18 students undergoing training for M.D., Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy; one student each undergoing Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship training; Dermatosurgery and Lasers Fellowship training and PhD training. The students are awarded M.D degree after they pass the Exit exam (theory & practical) at the end of three years. Fellowship candidates are awarded their fellowship degree after they pass the Exit exam (theory & practical) at the end of one year. Last year, six postgraduates were awarded M.D degree from the department.

The Department also conducts lecture classes for MBBS students and MPH students, bedside clinical classes for MBBS and nursing students and training for MRD trainees. 

Academic Schedule (Postgraduates):

Tuesday & Friday (8 - 8.30 AM ) Postgraduate presentation on short topics
Monday (3 - 4.30 PM ) Dermatopathology/Consultant lecture/ Interdepartmental lecture 
Wednesday   Journal club/ Interesting cases discussion/ Challenging cases discussion/ Thesis presentation (review of progress)/ Morbidity and Mortality presentation
Thursday   Spotters presentation 
Friday   Case discussions

Academic Schedule (PDF):


(3 – 4.30 PM)  

Histopathology (along with postgraduate schedule) 
Tuesday   Short topic review; Case discussions  
Wednesday  Journal club/ Interesting Case/Challenging case (along with postgraduate schedule)  
Thursday   Spotter presentation (along with postgraduate schedule) 
Friday   Project 

Skill development (Peripheral postings):

  • Department of Pathology (Postgraduates)
  • Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology (PDF in Pediatric Dermatology)
  • Department of Plastic surgery (PDF in Dermatosurgery and Lasers)