Post Graduate Geriatric Training in India

for Doctors

 “In India, postgraduate training consists of a 3-year residency. While the 1990s saw the first academic department of geriatric medicine at Madras Medical College, Chennai, no further programs began until 2010, when three new departments were established at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi; Christian Medical College, Vellore; and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.  A proposed component of the National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly was to add Union Government support for 36 new annual postgraduate positions in geriatrics sponsored by 18 new geriatric medicine departments in 18 states by 2017. …”

– Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7e, Chapter 6: International Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine


Details of Approved Training Programs in Geriatric Medicine in India 


Ser No Name of Medical College Place / Loc Nos PG Resident per year  
PG Resident Fellowship in Geriatric Med/ Certificate Course PHD
1. AFMC Pune 02 Nil Nil
2 GOA MEDICAL COLLEGE Bam-bolim Panaji Goa 02 Nil Nil  
3. AIIMS Rishi-kesh 06 01 (Life style diseases) 02  
4. Govt Medical College, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar (Aurangabad) 05


(Post MBBS fellowship in Geriatric Medicine – 1 year)

5. Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU Varanasi 03


(Geriatric Rheumatology)

6. Dr DY Patil Med College, hosp & research Centre Pimpri, Pune 02 (Applied) Nil Nil  
7. Medical College Kolkata 03 10 (PGDGM(IGNOU)    
8. SMS Medical College Jaipur 02 Nil Nil  
9. Yenepaya Medical College Mangalore 02


(Post MD 23 months fellowship)


Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals


Mumbai 04  

Government Medical College

12. Madras Medical College Chennai 9

Bengaluru Baptist     Hospital


Bengaluru 2 (DNB)

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Kochi


Kochi 01
15. AIIMS Delhi New Delhi 06 Nil Nil  
16. CMC Vellore Vellore 5 1 seat – post MD/DNB Internal Medicine or MD/DNB Family medicine Nil  
17. Bangalore Medical college and research institute, Bengaluru Bengaluru 02 Nil Nil  
18. JSS Mysore Mysore 02 2/year (applied)  

S N Medical College, Jodhpur


Jodhpur 02  
20 BLDE DU Shri B M Patil medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Vijayapura Vijayapura 02 Nil Nil