Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a 4-year undergraduate course, including compulsory 6 months of clinical internship, and involving the science of physical movement aimed at preventing disease and disability.
To be eligible to apply for the course, aspiring candidates need to have attained the 10+2 qualification from a recognized educational Board. The course is offered in the country at an average annual course fee ranging between INR 1 and 5 Lacs, varying across institutes.
Successful graduates of the course are lucratively employed in areas such as hospitals, health institutes, fitness centers, private clinics, etc., with an average annual initial salary ranging between INR 2 and 8 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field and relevant skillset.
Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below.
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized educational Board.|
|Admission Process||Counseling after qualification of a relevant entrance examination.|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Total Course Fee||INR 1 to 5 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 8 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas/Fields||Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Health Institutions, and such.|
Physiotherapy is a branch of healthcare that applies modes of physical movement such as exercise, massage, besides education, advice, and counselling services to circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, pain, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions, or other environmental factors.
Students enrolled to the course are taught on an advanced level about core physiotherapeutic skills such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and application of electro-physical modalities, which have been proven to cure a range of disabilities and disease related to spine, back, neck, and even stress-related incontinence.
BPT Course: Top Institutes
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country are tabulated below along with their corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||LOCATION||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Christian Medical College (CMC)||Vellore||INR 40,603|
|Madras Medical College (MMC)||Chennai||INR 1,150|
|SRI Ramachandra University||Chennai||INR 66,667|
|Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC)||Mumbai||INR 29,143|
|Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER)||Kolkata||INR 12,500|
|Government Medical College (GMC)||Nagpur||INR 24,200|
|Topiwala National Medical College (TNMC)||Mumbai||INR 35,060|
|PT Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMES)||Rohtak||Not Mentioned|
|M.S. Ramaiah Medical College||Bangalore||Not Mentioned|
|Maharajah’s institute of Medical Science||Vizianagaram||INR 64,000|
|Baba Farid University of Health Science||Faridkot||INR 53,333|
|Manipal University (MU)||Manipal||INR 99,500|
|Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS)||Nashik||INR 20,830|
|Santosh University||Ghaziabad||Not Mentioned|
|Bundelkhand University||Jhansi||INR 40,755|
|Maharaja Agrasen Medical College (MAMC)||Agroha||INR 47,705|
|Hamdard Institute of Medical Science and Research (HIMSR)||New Delhi||INR 1,00,000|
|NIMS University||Jaipur||INR 52,222|
Candidates wishing to pursue the course are needed to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria listed below in order to apply for the course:
Interested eligible candidates are offered admission to the course in India mostly on the basis of performance in a relevant institute-specific entrance test. Often subsequently, two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview are held for assessment of the candidate’s general aptitude for the course.
BPT Course: Syllabus and Course Description
Tabulated below is a semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus.
|English||Orientation to Physiotherapy|
|Pharmacology||Research Methodology & Biostatics|
|First Aid & CPR||Introduction to Treatment|
|Constitution of India||Clinical Observation Posting|
|General Medicine||Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy|
|General Surgery||Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training|
|Orthopedics and Traumatology||Allied Therapies.|
Aspiring eligible candidates having adequate patience, compassion for the sick and injured, and significant physical stamina, are ideally suited for the course. Such candidates would ideally be excellent at interpersonal skills in order to counsel patients who may not always respond quickly.
Successful graduates of the course find gainful employment opportunities in both private and government sectors, besides having the option of pursuing private practice.
Graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing Master of Physiotherapy or other higher certifications in any of the sub-specialties in the discipline.