Neurologists are the experts who diagnose and treat all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous systems which includes their coverings, blood vessels and other effector tissues like muscles.

Career Options

  • - Neuroscientist - Neuroanatomist - Neurobiologist - Neurochemist - Neurological Surgeon

Educational Qualifications

  • - 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board. - Seat through competitive exams like NEET, AIIMS, JIPMER Puducherry, CMC-Vellore, etc. to get into medical colleges.

Personal Skills

  • - Ability to work in a team - Communication Skills - Passion and Commitment - Physical Qualities

Courses to be pursued

  • - MBBS - MD - M.Ch in Neurosurgery

Top Colleges

  • Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore Address: Ida Scudder Road, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004 Phone: 0416 228 1000 Website:
  • Government Medical College Address: Gandhi Nagar, Kottayam, Kerala 686008 Phone: 0481 259 7284 Website:

Working Conditions

Neurologists mostly work indoors, in a pleasant environment and well-lit examination rooms. As most other physicians do, they are not able to follow a 40-hour workweek. The profession can be quite stressful, and treating patients properly may require a neurologist to work more than 60 hours in a week.

Top Companies

  • Apollo Hospitals Address: Sunny Side Building, 3rd Floor, East Block, No. 8/17 Shafee Mohammed Road, Chennai - 600 006 Phone: +91-44-28290200 / 28293333 +91-44-28296677 Website:
  • Fortis Healthcare Address: Tower A, Unitech Business Park, Block - F, South City 1, Sector - 41, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122001 Phone: +91 124 4921021, +91- 124 4921071, +91 124 4921033 Website:

Successful Persons

Dr. Chandran Gnanamuthu

Dr. Chandran Gnanamuthu is a Bangalore based neurosurgeon and has an experience of 37 years in his field. Dr. Gnanamuthu practices at Fortis Hospital in Bangalore. He completed MBBS from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore in 1975, MD in General Medicine from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore in 1980 and DM in Neurology from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore in 1986.

Dr. Abhaya Kumar

Dr. Abhaya Kumar works as a Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon. He had a fellowship in Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery in United Kingdom. He has expertise in Brain Tumour Surgery, Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery and Stereo tactic Radio Surgery.

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