About Anesthesia Technology

  • Anesthesia technologists are well versed with the pharmacology of anesthetic & nonanesthetic drugs, their preparation, dilution, labeling. They are trained in preparing Anesthesia trolleys checking the machines for suction, gas system operation, working of OT tables, various gases used in OT, inhalational agents usage. They assist with the administration and monitoring of anesthesia and have extensive knowledge of anesthesia techniques, instruments, supplies, and technology.
  • Anesthetic technicians are mainly employed by anesthetic departments or operating theatre suites, but can be found in other areas of clinical practice including emergency departments, intensive care units (ICU), and day surgery clinics.
  • Anaesthesia Technology specialists are allied healthcare professionals who assist in the management and monitoring of anesthesia and has an all-encompassing knowledge of anesthesia techniques, technology, supplies, and instruments. Anesthetists are the single largest hospital medical specialty and their skills are utilized in all facets of patient care. Besides, anesthetists have a range of practice that expands beyond anesthesia comprising intensive care and pain management.   In India, many institutions and universities offer Anaesthesia Technology Course, thereby providing opportunities to students to take up the profession of an Anaesthetist.


  • Anaesthesia technicians are mainly employed by anaesthesia departments or operating theatre suites, but can be found in other areas of clinical practice including emergency departments, intensive care units (ICU) and day surgery clinics.
  • Anaesthesia Technicians work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses and support staffs.
  • Anesthesia are of different types namely regional anesthesia(only makes that part of the body unconscious that is to be operated),local anesthesia (similar to regional anesthesia but it is only applied to smaller area) and general anesthesia (makes the body unconscious).


  • Diploma in Anesthesia
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Anesthesia

–B.Sc. Anesthesia Technology

–B.Sc. Operation Theatre and Anesthesia Technology

–B.Sc. Anesthesia and Operation Theatre Techniques

–B.Sc. Medical Technology (OT and Anesthesia Technology)

  • MIN. ELIGIBILITY : 12th (PCB) 50%


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Anesthesiology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Anesthesia

Eligibility Criteria for Pursuing an Anaesthesia Technology Program

The basic eligibility requirement to pursue Anaesthesia Technology Course at the UG and PG level is

Under-Graduate (UG): To pursue an undergraduate degree in Anaesthesia Technology, one has to complete class X and class XII from a recognised educational board with Biology/Chemistry/Physics as major subjects in class XII, with an aggregate score of at least 50 percent. Some colleges/universities also accept candidates with Botany/Computer Science/Biochemistry/Zoology as major subjects in class XII.

Post-Graduate (PG): To pursue a postgraduate degree in Anaesthesia Technology, the basic eligibility criteria is B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology or MBBS graduate or equivalent degree in a pertinent discipline completed from an approved university, with an aggregate score of at least 55 percent. Other degrees applicable are B.Sc. in Medicine/Ayurveda /Homeopathy/Unani/Physiotherapy/ Nursing from a recognised university or equivalent.

Course Curriculum for Anaesthesia Technology Program

Anaesthesiology/Anaesthetics is the branch of medical science which deals with the utilisation and effects of different kinds of anaesthetics to the human body. This course study facilitates in administering and monitoring the application of anaesthetics at times of surgical operations. This course is offered by many medical colleges/universities/institutions across the nation. The admission to the same is on the basis of an entrance exam conducted by the corresponding university or institution which offers the course.

 Structure of a Basic UG Anaesthesia Technology Course

  1. Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology is a three-year course divided into six semesters comprising different theory subjects together with a few research projects and clinical internship. Subjects taught include:


First Year Second Year Third Year
Physiology Applied Pathology Anaesthesia Technology: Applied
Human Anatomy Applied Pharmacology Anaesthesia Technology: Advanced
Microbiology Introduction to Anaesthesia Technology Anesthesia Technology- Clinical
Pathology (Clinical Pathology, Hematology and Blood-Banking) Medicine Relevant to Anaesthesia Technology Communication Skills and Personality Development
Applied Microbiology
Subsidiary Subjects
Healthcare Constitution of India Computer Application
English Sociology Research and Biostatistics
Hospital Posting Environmental Science and Health Ethics, Database Management

Type of Job Profile and Average Salaries

The primary task of an Anaesthesia specialist is to assist doctors/surgeons during surgery, by administering proper doses of anaesthesia and operating anaesthesia equipment whenever needed. Anaesthesia specialists take care of anaesthesia equipment setup, anaesthesia supply and stock, pre and post-surgery anaesthetic management including patient care and monitoring. Anaesthesia specialists work in CCUs, ICUs, Surgery wards, Operation Theatres, and Emergency departments. With the healthcare sector witnessing a rapid growth phase Anaesthesia specialists are in demand these days

Job Type Job Description Average Annual Salary in INR


Average Annual Salary in INR


Anesthesiologist Assistant Works under the direct supervision of the supervising medical anesthesiologist, and monitor patients under anaesthesia 3-4 lakhs 7-11 lacs
Cardiac Anaesthetist Offer assistance in heart surgeries by performing anesthesia-related procedures 6-7 lakhs 19-20 lakhs
Anaesthesia Technician Assist anesthesiologists by performing duties prior to, during, and post-surgical procedures. 2.50 lakhs 6-8 lakhs
Paediatrics Anaesthetist They manage pain in patients from newborn to teenagers before and after surgery. They also monitor  patients’ vital signs like body temperature and heart rate, during surgery 3 lakhs 12 lakhs
Obstetrics Anaesthetist They work with obstetrician, neonatologist and labour and delivery ward nurse to make sure the highest quality care for the mother and the baby is given. They give anaesthesia for perinatal operative procedures through general and regional anaesthesia 3 lakhs 15 lakhs
Top Recruiters for the above Job Profiles

There are several top companies offering opportunities for both fresh graduates and qualified and experienced Anaesthesia specialists. Some of the top recruiters include                

Apollo Hospitals Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City
Fortis Healthcare Billroth Hospital
Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre
Max Super Speciality Hospital Manipal Hospital
AIIMS Saifee Hospital
Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre Columbia Asia Hospital
BLK Super Speciality Hospital Kokila Ben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Centre

Best Colleges in India

BLDE (Deemed to be University)
Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute
KLE University, Belgaum
Srinivas College of Allied Health Sciences, Mangalore
Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology (SJIC), Bangalore
K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore
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