Nephrology is the study of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. It constitutes the treatment of sickness related to kidney including the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation).

This article will provide the aspirant’s information about nephrology courses, including:

  • Course
  • Streams
  • Duration
  • Admission Procedure
  • Eligibility
  • Examination
  • Jobs & Careers Opportunities


The type of courses that are offered in the Nephrology are:

  • Bachelor courses
  • Masters in Nephrology
  • Diploma Courses
  • Certification Courses


It is counted under the stream of medical sciences. The candidates are required to opt the science stream in the 10+2 which includes physics, chemistry, and biology.


Type of courses Duration
UG Courses  B.Sc – 3 Years
B.Tech/B.E – 4 Years
PG Courses 2 Years
Diploma Courses 1 Year
Doctoral Courses 2 Years

Admission Procedure

The admissions for in any university or colleges is taken through NEET and common entrance tests (CET if applicable) by the respective universities.

STEP 1 – Registration: The forms of the institute/ universities are made available before the examination either through offline or online mode. The candidates are supposed to fill the respective forms and submit it.

STEP 2 – Qualifying NEET and CET: The candidates are supposed to qualify the NEET and CET (if applicable) for taking admission in the desired university/ college.

STEP 3 – Counselling: After qualifying the respective NEET and CET (if applicable) with the minimum marks stated by the concerned authorities, the candidates have to go through a series of counseling for acquiring and locking the seats.

The candidates are called for the counseling, depending on their score in the CET (if applicable) and NEET.

STEP 4 – Verification of documents: After the candidates are allotted the seats, they are supposed to report to the respective university/ college for verification of documents.

STEP 5 – Taking admission: After verification of documents the final admission is carried out along with the submission of the admission fee.


The basic requirements for taking admission in the course, are:

  • Qualifying the 10+2 examination with science stream, including the subjects physics, chemistry, and biology
  • The candidate must have appeared in the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) and the respective CETs (if applicable).

The candidates must have qualified the respective entrance examination with the minimum cutoff of as declared by the university/ college, he/she wants to take admission in.


UG courses

  • Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university/ organization.

PG courses

  • Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.
  • Aspirants must have a degree of graduation in their respective fields with the minimum qualifying marks specified by the institute/ university.

Diploma Courses

  • Aspirants must have passed the school along with the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) /tenth standard/equivalent examination


As mentioned earlier in section 5, some universities/ institutions conduct separate entrance tests for admissions and candidates are required to qualify that entrance in order to take admission. To be a part of the entrance test the candidates must abide by the series of step mentioned below:

  • Registration
  • Filling the application form (online or offline)
  • Submission and payment of application fee

Jobs and Career Opportunities

The professions that are most preferred in after acquiring a degree in nephrology, are:

  • Nephrologists
  • Consultants
  • Professor
  • Pediatric Nephrologist
  • Surgeon
  • Transplant Nephrologist
  • Nephrology Specialist
  • Urologist
  • Intervention Nephrologist
  • Dialysis Medical Officer