B.Sc Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology is an Undergraduate degree with a three-year duration. The course comes under allied Health care which deals with the handling of anesthesia treatment and procedures in an operation theatre. 

Generally, Anaesthesia is given to make the patients lose the feeling of pain and sensation to perform surgeries. The professionals are trained to decide the right anesthesia technique and dosage for each patient. Also, they are required to maintain patient records and sterilization of the operation theatre.

This is a separate specialty study that forms a great part of the medical field. The course has specializations like General Anaesthetics, Neuro Anaesthetists, Intensive care, Paediatric Anaesthetics, Obstetric Anaesthetics, Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists, etc. Top hospitals require Anaesthesia professionals and operation theatre executives. So, this course graduates are always in demand and are paid well.


Some of the subjects you would study during the course are as follows:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Anesthetic Agents
  • Microbiology
  • Applied Pathology
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Pathology (Clinical Pathology, Hematology and Blood-Banking)
  • Ethics, Database Management
  • Ethics, Database Management
  • Anaesthesia Technology Introduction
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Sociology
  • Techniques in Anaesthesia
  • Safety Measures in Operation Theatre
  • Pre-Operative Patient Investigation
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Infection Control in Operation Theatre
  • Principles and Practices of Management
  • Research and Teaching Methodology
  • Pre- Anaesthetic Patient Assessment
  • Anesthetic Fitness Criteria and Pre-Surgery Checklist
  • Pathology and Case Presentations-I
  • Anesthetic Agents

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Anaesthesia course must be known before applying for any college. They are as follows:

  • Students should have cleared Class 10th and 12th with 45% aggregate marks from any recognized College/University.
  • Students should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in the 12th class.
  • Students should be 17 or above during admission. 
  • Many colleges have the procedure of doing admission based on the 12th marks and some colleges take students on the basis of entrance exams like NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), Bangalore University Entrance Exam, BVP CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test), AICET (All India Common Entrance Test), etc.

Future Scope

All major hospitals need operation theatre executives to equip, sterilize and assist surgeons and nurses for the surgery. So the hospitals hire exclusive Anesthesia and Operation theatre specialist for the successful execution of surgeries. Pre-surgery, suring surgery, and post-surgery works in operation theatre are done by these professionals. The salary is also pretty good starting from INR 2 lakhs to 10 lakhs per annum. One can also go for post-graduate studies to upgrade themselves and to gain higher payscale jobs.

B.Sc Anaesthesia Technology Colleges in India

Many colleges in India provide B.Sc Anaesthesia Technology courses. We have listed some of the prominent ones here:

  • St Johns Medical College, Bangalore
  • Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana
  • Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre. Bangalore
  • Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla
  • Acharya Institute, Bangalore
  • Manipal University, Manipal
  • Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology (SJIC), Bangalore
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), UP
  • MIOT International, Chennai
  • D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai
  • Amrita University, Kochi
  • JSS Medical College, Mysore
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi
  • Mahatma Gandhi Mission Institute of Health Sciences, Mumbai


B.Sc in the operation theatre and anesthesia technology fees range from INR 25,000 to 1 Lakh per year.

No. The distant education learning is not available for B.Sc Operation Theatre & Anesthesia technology course.

There are a plethora of job opportunities for this course. Some of them are listed below:

  • Anaesthesia Technician
  • Operation Theatre Technician
  • Anaesthetist
  • Clinical Associate
  • Lecturer/Professor
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • Associate Consultant
  • AnesthetistConsultant
  • Medical Consultant
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist