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College of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India

Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (Dip.MAS)

[1 Year Online Programme] [Live surgery stream] [Internship] [Contact Session]

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Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) began its Fellowship program in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) way back in 2005-06. Since then more than 50 such skill courses have been completed and FMAS is awarded to more than 1500 surgeons from across the globe.

Minimal access surgery (MAS), over the years has grown multiple folds. However, the educational initiatives to teach MAS haven’t been many. To fill the gap, AMASI started its educational foundation 'College of AMASI'.

Dip.MAS Program

Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (DipMAS) is offered as a flagship program of College of AMASI. DipMAS is carefully designed by internationally renowned Minimal Access Surgeons and Academicians.

DipMAS is first of its kind mentor led, blended learning program in minimal access surgery.

All due care has been taken to ensure that, the standards are not diluted, and a meaningful diploma is awarded to the deserving surgeons. The modern methods of teaching, learning & evaluation are being used to ensure global acceptance.

DipMAS endeavours to educate, enhance and enable minimal access surgeons with state-of-the-art surgical skills and encourage clinical research.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • To acquire and upgrade the basic knowledge for clinical laparoscopic applications
  • To understand all the basic principles (instruments, materials, equipment and anaesthesia) and be able to perform the most frequently used basic laparoscopic techniques
  • To be able to perform basic technical tasks in laparoscopic surgery including intra-corporeal suturing and knotting techniques, two hand coordination for dissection and safe use of energy sources
  • To be able to describe results and potential complications of laparoscopic procedures and manage them
  • To be able to perform some advanced laparoscopic procedures like in fields of HBP, Bariatric, Upper GI, Hernia, Gynaecology and Colorectal surgeries and to gain hands on experience of the advanced procedures


Course Faculty

Course Directors

Dr C Palanivelu

Founder Chairman, GEM Hospital & Research Center

Dr Dilip Gode

President - ASI 2018, DMIMS, Nagpur

Dr P Senthilnathan

Head HPB Surgery, GEM Hospital & Research Center

Course Coordinators

Prof Venkatachalam

College of AMASI

Dr Bhaskar Rajakumar


Course Faculty

Dr Ajay Haribhau Bhandarwar

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr Deborshi Sharma

Delhi, New Delhi

Dr Ishwar R Hosamani

Hubli, Karnataka

Dr Jaisingh Shinde

Pune, Maharashtra

Dr Jugindra S

Imphal, Manipur

Dr Kalpesh Jani

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Dr Laxmana Sastry G

Hyderabad, Telangana

Dr Manabesh Pramanik

West Bengal, Kolkata

Dr Manash Ranjan Sahoo

AIIMS, Bhubaneswar ,Odisha

Dr Mukund Thakur

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Dr Navneet Chaudhry

Ludhiana, Punjab

Dr Om Tantia

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr Parthasarathi R

Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Dr Prashant Rahate

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Dr Pravin Suryawanshi

Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Dr Ramanuj Mukherjee

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr Ramesh Ardhanari

Madurai, Tamilnadu

Dr Roshan Shetty A

Mangalore, Karnataka

Dr Roy Patankar

Mumbai, Maharshtra

Dr Sandip K Halder

Howrah, West Bengal

Dr Satish Kumar R

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Dr Srivastava K. N

Delhi, New Delhi

Dr Tamonas Chaudhuri

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr Vijayaraghavan Rajagopalan

Bangalore, Karnataka


  • General Laparoscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Appendix Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Upper GI Surgeries
  • Colorectal Surgeries
  • Gynaecological Procedures
  • HBP Surgeries
  • Bariatric Surgeries
  • Hernia Surgeries


The Diploma in MAS (DipMAS) will be offered as a blended learning program (partly online and partly offline). The course will be divided into 2 semesters of six months each.


The student will be able to interact and discuss with the assigned mentor on regular basis through the contact sessions.

There will be a minimum of 6 virtual sessions (one-to-one) and a one-week in person session.


DipMAS includes formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are part of every module as multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Overall program will have two summative assessments.

The second summative assessment will comprise of practical examination/observations in OT for their selected areas of optional modules.


Online pre-informed streaming of Laparoscopic Surgeries will be arranged for candidates during their contact sessions. The candidates are required to attend & observe the surgeries from their place online and get their queries answered online.

Eligibility Criterion for Selecting Candidate

  • Should be an AMASI Member and non-members should enroll online as members of AMASI
  • MS (General Surgery/ Surgery) or DNB (Surgery) passed surgeons with 2 years of experience who are performing laparoscopic surgeries routinely.
  • Associate AMASI members
    1. Should have passed their qualifying exam (MS/MD/DGO in Obs & Gynaec)
    2. Should be regularly performing laparoscopic surgery (Certificate from HOD/ Head of Institute necessary / Self for consultants)



  • 5,900/- Registration fee (non refundable)
  • 59,655/- Course fee (on confirmation of admission)


  • Contact Session fee
  • Examination & Convocation fee

Notes * :

* Course fee is inclusive of all taxes.

* Conversion and bank charges for international payments will be additional.

* At no instance the registration fees of Rs 5,900 shall be refunded, if the applicant is either disqualified or fails to take up or complete the course.

* On short listing the names if the applicant chooses not to take up the course, he shall inform not later than 10 days from the date of short list announcement

* Course fees either in part or in full shall not be refunded if the applicant fails to complete the course or attend the convocation.

* All expenses during the travel & lodging during of workshop, convocation or any course related travels are not part of the course fees and shall be borne completely by the registered learner.

Key Dates

February, 2019

Academic session begins

December, 2019

Course Completion (on or before)