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Fellowship Exams



The Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of India offers a Fellowship in the specialty of Coloproctology, designated as FACRSI whereby a specialty Diploma Certificate would be granted by the Association after examining the eligible candidates who have undergone training in the specialty  through the instructional course  organized by this Association as a part of its National Training Programme.

Earlier ACRSI used to organize Basic Instructional Course in April & Advanced Instructional Course in September which was followed by Annual Conference. From 2013 both the courses were clubbed together and followed by an Examination.

Examination Criteria

  • He/She should be a post graduate of General Surgery either MS / DNB in General Surgery.
  • He/She should be a member of ASI / ACRSI (Both).
  • He/She should attend Training Course in Coloproctology.
  • He/She should attend Annual Conference preceding & succeeding  examination.

The Examination

The Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons of India would hold the Fellowship Examination once every year. This examination is designed to identify those surgeons who have detailed knowledge of Coloproctological Diseases and wish to practice as a specialist in Coloproctology Surgery. They should have reached a stage, where they should be capable of tackling complicated & complex Colorectal Problems independently. The emphasis of the examination would be on the scientific & clinical knowledge of the surgeon. They must know the scientific basis of investigations & treatment & must be able to undertake or guide research projects & must know the importance of surgical audit.

Download the Syllabus for the examination: Click Here

Download the recommended readings for the examination: Click Here

Examination Fee

Full fee for all 3 parts  Rs. 15000
Part I only  Rs. 5000
Part II only  Rs. 5000
Part III only  Rs. 5000
Fellowship initiation fee  Rs. 3000

FACRSI is a Fellowship Diploma conferred by the Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India after training and examination of the eligible surgeons. This diploma presently is not recognized either by the Medical Council of India or the National Board of Examination, Delhi (NBE).

Payment Method – For Examination Fee-Only

Demand draft should be drawn in favor of “The Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India” payable at Mumbai and send it to:

Dr. Kushal Mital,
C/O Dr. Niranjan Agarwal,
Salasar Nursing Home
B/Ground Floor, Salasar Classic,
Fatak Road, Near Nagar Bhavan Hall,
Bhayndar West, Mira-Bhayandar,
Dist. Thane-401101.

You can also make the payment through NEFT/IMPS as per the following details:
(Please email transaction details once you send it, else we would not be able to identify it):

Account Name: Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India
Account Number: 197301000003327
Bank & Branch: Indian Overseas Bank , Mira-Bhayandar Branch
IFSC: IOBA0001973
MICR: 400020067

Application Form

Completed application form (to be filled up online-only, link given below) along with a copy of bank demand draft of the examination fee or neft details should be sent with the following documents to the below-mentioned address:

  • Two recent photographs.
  • Photocopy of the fellowship instructional course of ACRSI.
  • Photocopy of the attendance certificate of national conference of ACRSI.

Dr. Pradeep Sharma
Convenor, Fellowship Exams.
RH A 1/2, Just Three, Sunshree Emerald,
NIBM Road, Pune. Maharashtra. 411048

Examination Pattern

FACRSI examination consists of 3 parts.

Part – I   –
MCQ (90 min, 100 marks); Short Answer Questions (120 min, 100 marks)

Part – II  –
Long Answer Question (120 min, 100 marks); Viva Voce (90 marks) ; Log book (10 marks)

Part – III –
Long and Short Cases (100 marks)


  • The Examination is held immediately after the fellowship course in the month of April.
  • 50% marks are Minimum Pass Marks
  • One should qualify Part – I to be eligible for Part –II and to be eligible for Part – III, one should pass Part –II examination.
  • One is declared to have passed the fellowship examination if he clears all the tree parts.
  • Usually Part –I and Part –II are held on day 1. While as Part–III is held on day 2 and is usually completed by the afternoon depending on the number of candidates.

Fellowship is awarded in the next convocation in Annual national conference ACRSICON usually held in the month of September.

Links to Application Form

Fellowship Course & Exam Date: 2nd to 3rd October 2021
(Kindly first read the Examination Criteria above before applying)


Part 1 & Part 2: Online

Fellowship Course Online Registration Form: Click Here

Fellowship Exam Registration Form: Click Here

(Plase act fast! Last Date to submit the form is 20th September 2021.)

For assistance call at ACRSI Desk:

Phone No : +91 982 133 5611 | Contact Person : Riya Rakesh Kanal

Office Time :  Mon To Fri – 11 am to 9 pm & Sat – 9 am to 7 pm

Past Course and Exam DetailsClick here

History of ACRSI Fellowship Exam resultsClick here