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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 Streams] [Mentor Connect]

  • Classes starts on 4th July 2020.
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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

Dr P Senthilnathan

Head HPB Surgery, GEM Hospital & Research Center

Dr Tamonas Chaudhuri

Dr Tamonas Chaudhuri

Secretary, College of AMASI




College of AMASI

Course Faculty

Dr. Abhay Dalvi

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Ajay Haribhau Bhandarwar

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Alok De

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. Anand Nande

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Aruna Tantia

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. Bhupinder Singh Pathania

Jammu, Jammu Kashmir

Dr. Biswarup Bose

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. C J Varghese

Thrissur, Kerala

Dr. Deborshi Sharma

Delhi, New Delhi

Dr. Dilip Gode

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Dr. Ishwar R Hosmani

Hubli, Karnataka

Dr. Jasingh Shinde

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Dr. Jugindra S

Imphal, Manipur

Dr. Kalpesh Jani

Baroda, Gujarat

Dr. Kavitha Yogini

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Laxmana Sastry G.

Hyderabad, Telangana

Dr. Manabesh Pramanik

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. Manash Ranjan Sahoo

Cuttak, Odisha

Dr. Manish Joshi

Bangalore, Karnataka

Dr. Mukund Thakur

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Navneet Chaudhry

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Om Tantia

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. P Senthilnathan

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Parthasarathi

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Prashant Rahate

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Prashanth Rao

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Pravin Suryawanshi

Aurangabad, Bihar

Dr. Raja Pandian

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Rajashekar Mohan

Mangalore, Karnataka

Dr. Ramanuj Mukherjee

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. Ramesh Ardhanari

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Roshan Shetty A

Mangalore, Karnataka

Dr. Roy Patankar

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Sameer Contractor

Baroda, Gujarat

Dr. Sameer Rege

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Sandip K Haldar

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. Satish Kumar R

Bangalore, Karnataka

Dr. Sharad Sharma

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dr. Soumen Das

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. Srivastava K. N

Delhi, New Delhi

Dr. Tamonas Chaudhuri

Kolkata, West Bengal

Dr. Vijayaraghavan Rajagopalan

Bangalore, Karnataka

Dr. Rakesh Shivahare

Indore, Madhyapradesh

Dr. Anand Vijay

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Praveen Raj Palanivelu

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Mahesh Rao

Sikar, Rajasthan

Dr. Suresh Chandra Hari

Hyderabad, Telangana

Dr. Lakshmi Kona

Hyderabad, Telangana


  • 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 an online program. The course will be divided into 2 semesters of six months each.


The student will be able to interact and discuss with mentor through pre-scheduled virtual contact sessions.


DipMAS includes formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are part of every module as multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Overall program will have 2 summative assessments.

Certificate will be issued by College of Minimal Access Surgeons of India will be issued on successful completion of the final summative assessment with a minimum score of 70% mark.


Online pre-informed streaming of Laparoscopic Surgeries will be arranged for candidates.

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 Prior to receiving the Dip.MAS certification the student should be awarded with a Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
  • 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)


Medical Council of India does not recognize courses that are offered through online or blended learning platform.

No. The aim of this course is to be a form of continuing professional development that will increase your clinical knowledge, demonstrate tips & tricks of Laparoscopic Surgery and hence improve your laparoscopic skills. It is not a replacement to formal medical education and specialization.

No, it is a blended learning program with online modules and an observership program for a duration of 5 days which is available across different centres in the country. All you need is a laptop/ desktop/ tablet/ mobile with good internet connection. The program is available for a duration of 1 year or course duration (whichever is longer) from your date of joining the course. You could study as much as you can and as many times as you wish in that duration.

Once you complete the enrolment process, you will be provided with a unique enrollment number and login details to If in case, you haven’t received the same within 3 working days from enrolment, please feel free to call us on +91 78997 23391 or write to us on

Our team is always ready to assist for queries, feel free to call us on +91 78997 23391 (Mon-Fri, 9AM – 6 PM), email us on We promise to resolve the query at the earliest.

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.

The final online test dates will be mentioned to you one month prior. The assessment will be available only on the scheduled dates.

Three attempts, third attempt will be released on email request only.

If you are not able to clear the test in the provided number of attempts. You have to pay Re-exam fee, for details Contact +91 9686199051 or write to us at

If you feel that something is wrong with respect to the content or assessment, you can write at, directing it to the course coordinator, Dr. Bhaskar Rajakumar.

Once you successfully pass your final exam and complete the obervership program you will receive the certificate at the convocation. If you need assistance, please feel free to call on +91 78997 23391

This course completion certificate is issued by college of AMASI. This training course will help you enhance your knowledge and understanding of different techniques in laparoscopy surgery . Presently, there are no credit points accredited to any university / medical body for this course.

No. We do not provide any placement assistance or guarantee.

Yes. The course and the content are relevant across the globe for Minimal Access Surgeons. International Students before enrolling can contact the learner management team by writing to or call +91 9686199051

For any feedback regarding the course, please write to us at


Course Fee
  • 6,000/- Registration fee (non refundable)
  • 64,000/- Course fee (on confirmation of admission)
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All above mentioned fees are in INR and applicable only in SAARC countries and Africa. Conversion and bank charges for international payments will be additional.

Notes :

* Course fee is inclusive of 18% GST and 2.5% Processing fee.

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

* At no instance the registration fees of Rs 6000 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 or any course related travels are not part of the course fees and shall be borne completely by the registered learner.

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