CPS – College of Physicians & Surgeons

CPS – College of Physicians & Surgeons

2019-10-04 :05:30:06 am | by: Admin

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 CPS MUMBAI provide

FCPS Specializations

FCPS Courses (Three year course)

FCPSMED : FCPS in Medicine
FCPSSURG : FCPS in Surgery
FCPSMID-GY : FCPS in Midwifery & Gynaeocology (Mid. & Gyn.)
FCPSOPTHL : FCPS in Ophthalmology
FCPSCH : FCPS in Child Health
FCPS DERMT : FCPS in Dermatology and Venereology
FCPSORL : FCPS in Oto Rhino-Laryngology
FCPS – ORTHO : FCPS in Orthopaedics
FCPSANAES : FCPS in Anaesthesiology
FCPSPATHO : FCPS in Pathology

CPS Specializations / Branches :

Diploma Courses (Two year courses)

Various Diploma courses offered by CPS (equivalent to MCI recognised Diploma)

DOMS : Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery
DGO    : Diploma in Gynecology 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(Part I & II)
DMRE : Diploma in Medical Radiology & Electrology(Part I & II)
TDD : Diploma in Tuberculosis Diseases
DFP : Diploma in Family Planning
DPH : Diploma in Public Health
DTM : Diploma in Transfusion Medicine
DTMH : Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Health
DGM : Diploma in General Medicine
DGS : Diploma in General Surgery
DDIAB : Diploma in Diabetology
DMO : Diploma in Medical Oncology
DCARD : Diploma in Cardiology
DMAS : Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery
DGEN : Diploma in Gynaecological Endoscopy
DIART : Diploma in Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technique
DURO : Diploma in Urology
DIMM : Diploma in Immunology
DICU : Diploma in Intensive Care
DNEU : Diploma in Neurology
DNEP : Diploma in Nephrology
DHON : Diploma in Haemato Oncology
DPORTHO : Diploma in Paediatric Orthopaedics
DPICU : Diploma in Paediatric Intensive Care
DPNEU : Diploma in Paediatric Neurology
DPCARD : Diploma in Paediatric Cardiology
DNEO : Diploma in Neonatology
DPNEP : Diploma in Paediatric Nephrology
DLDNP : Diploma in Learning Disability and Neuro Developmental Paediatrics
DPGHN : Diploma in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
DPURO : Diploma in Paediatric Urology
DEME : Diploma in Emergency Medicine

All courses are recognised by :

1. Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) vide GR Extraordinary 4-B dated 15 March 2010 through notification no. PGM.1010/CR-18 (Part 2)/ 10/EDU-2 read with the MMC Act 1965.

2. Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) vide GR no. MCG/10/2011/460646/J dated 26 August 2011.

3. Rajasthan Medical Council (RMC) since 2016.

National Recognition :
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,New Delhi (MOHFW) in the Notification dated 17 October 2017 , Recognised all the Diploma courses being offered by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai. The Notification – S.O. 3402(E).—In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 11 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the Central Government after consulting the Medical Council of India, hereby makes the further amendments in the First Schedule of the Act, namely and inserted all Broad Speciality Diploma Courses (two years courses at the Post MBBS level) offered by the College Of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai , with the following note.

Note :

  • The CPS qualifications shall not be treated as a recognized medical qualification for the purpose of teaching.
  • Further, any postgraduate degree course to be run by the CPS shall be with the prior approval of this Ministry subject to fulfilment of stipulations prescribed on the lines of Minimum Standard Requirement Regulations of MCI.
  • Session start from August And September

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

The 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.


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