College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai or CPS Mumbai or CPS Bombay, established in 1913, is an autonomous body imparting Postgraduate Medical Education and offers 10 Fellowships, 39 Diplomas and 2 Certificate Courses. Located in Mumbai near KEM Hospital, it caters to doctors from all over India.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Mumbai
AbbreviationCPS Mumbai
MottoSpreading Health Education Nationwide
FounderH.W. Stevenson
  • Mumbai
Dr. Girish Maindarkar


The origins of the college go back to the year 1913. In 1913 the British Government through its Governor gave an assent to start such an institution in consonance with the "Royal College of Surgeons of England". Dr. Rajab Ali Patel agreed to establish such a college by dropping the prefix 'Royal' and hence the birth of the institution "College of Physicians and Surgeons" now popularly known as CPS. Initially it was registered under the Bombay Society Act of 1860 in March 1913. vide Annex—(1). Established as a sister institute similar to the Royal College of Surgeons in London which dates back to the 14th century, CPS functions as an examining body and provides affiliations to different district & private hospitals and medical colleges. CPS Mumbai has been offering various Fellowship and Diploma courses at the Postgraduate level to meet the shortage of specialist doctors in India. It is the only examining body besides the National Board of Examinations (NBE) to have been Recognised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to impart Postgraduate Medical Education and currently has around 1600 Doctors pursuing specialisation under its ambit.


On 21 April 1912 a meeting of the committee was called to discuss the proposal for forming a college. The proposal was put to vote and passed unanimously. It was also decided that college should function as Registered Society. Steps were, therefore, taken to register it under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and documents were signed to that effect on 4 March 1913.

Surgeon General H W. Stevenson was unanimously elected as Founder President.

Dr. Temulji B. Nariman and Col. C. H. L. Meyer were elected as Vice-Presents. The college committee converted itself into the first Council of the college. Then the constitution was drafted and passed unanimously.

Administration office

CPS is situated in the prime locality of Mumbai near KEM Hospital, Parel and its office comprises an area of approximately 80,000 sq. feet in a five storied building having different departments and the department heads run the day-to-day activities of CPS.

The CPS has four lecture halls, and 4 examination halls which accommodate approximately 500 students. Even the DNB examinations are held in the CPS twice in a year.


Various Fellowship courses offered by CPS (equivalent to MD/MS/DNB)

Course Course name
FCPS(MID-GY) FCPS-Midwifery & Gynaeocology
FCPS(OPTHL) FCPS-Ophthalmology
FCPS(CH) FCPS-Child Health
FCPS(DERMT) FCPS-Dermatology and Venereology
FCPS(ORL) FCPS-Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
FCPS(ORTHO) FCPS-Orthopaedics
FCPS(ANAES) FCPS-Anaesthesiology


Various diploma courses offered by CPS.

Course Course name
DOMS Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery
DGO Diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics
DCH Diploma in Child Health
DPB Diploma in Pathology and Bacteriology
DDV Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology
DA Diploma in Anaesthesia
DORL Diploma in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (E.N.T.)
DORTHO Diploma in Orthopaedics
DPM Diploma in Psychological Medicine
DMRE Diploma in Medical Radiology & Electrology
TDD Diploma in Tuberculosis Diseases
DFP Diploma in Family Planning
DPH Diploma in Public Health
DGM Diploma in General Medicine
DGS Diploma in General Surgery
DDIAB Diploma in Diabetology
DEME Diploma in Emergency Medicine
DMO Diploma in Medical Oncology
DCARD Diploma in Cardiology
DMAS Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery
DGEN Diploma in Gynaecological Endoscopy
DURO Diploma in Urology
DPORTHO Diploma in Paediatric Orthopedics
DICU Diploma in Intensive Care
DNEU Diploma in Neurology
DNEP Diploma in Nephrology
DHON Diploma in Haemato Oncology
DPNEU Diploma in Paediatric Neurology
DPCARD Diploma in Paediatric Cardiology
DPNEP Diploma in Paediatric Nephrology


Certificate Courses:(One Year)

Course Course name
C-DIAB Certificate in Diabetology
C-HIV Certificate in HIV/AIDS

State Medical Council recognition

All FCPS courses are recognised by

1. Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) vide GR Extraordinary 4-B dated 15 March 2010 through notification no. PGM.1010/CR-18 (Part 2)/ 10/EDU-2 read with the MMC Act 1965.

2. Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) vide GR no. MCG/10/2011/460646/J dated 26 August 2011.

3. Rajasthan Medical Council (RMC)

4. Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

5. Odisha Medical Council

All Diploma courses are recognised by

1. Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) vide GR Extraordinary 4-B dated 15 March 2010 through notification no. PGM.1010/CR-18 (Part 2)/ 10/EDU-2 read with the MMC Act 1965.

2. Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) vide GR no. MCG/10/2011/460646/J dated 26 August 2011.

3. Rajasthan Medical Council (RMC)

4. Chhattisgarh Medical Council (CMC)

5. Madhya Pradesh Medical Council (MPMC)

6. Odisha Medical Council (OMC)

7. Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli

National recognition

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi (MOHFW) in the Notification dated 17 October 2017, recognised all the diploma courses being offered by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai. The Notification - S.O. 3402(E).—In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 11 of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956), the Central Government after consulting the Medical Council of India, hereby makes the further amendments in the First Schedule of the Act, namely and inserted all Broad Specialty Diploma Courses (two years courses at the Post MBBS level) offered by the College Of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai , with the following note.

Note : (i) All the admissions should be through NEET PG and centralized counselling and as per Government policy from time to time. (ii) The CPS qualifications shall not be treated as a recognized medical qualification for the purpose of teaching. (iii) Further, any postgraduate degree course to be run by the CPS shall be with the prior approval of this Ministry subject to fulfilment of stipulations prescribed on the lines of Minimum Standard Requirement Regulations of MCI.

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