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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.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT]

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT] in Tamil Nadu
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT] in Punjab
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT] in Gujarat
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT] in Uttar Pradesh
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT] in Karnataka

BPT Course: Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below.

Course LevelUndergraduate
Duration4.5 years
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized educational Board.
Admission ProcessCounseling after qualification of a relevant entrance examination.
Examination TypeSemester System
Total Course FeeINR 1 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 8 Lacs
Top Recruiting Areas/FieldsHospitals, Educational Institutions, Health Institutions, and such.

BPT Course: What is it about?

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.

Christian Medical College (CMC)VelloreINR 40,603
Madras Medical College (MMC)ChennaiINR 1,150
SRI Ramachandra UniversityChennaiINR 66,667
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC)MumbaiINR 29,143
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER)KolkataINR 12,500
Government Medical College (GMC)NagpurINR 24,200
Topiwala National Medical College (TNMC)MumbaiINR 35,060
PT Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMES)RohtakNot Mentioned
M.S. Ramaiah Medical CollegeBangaloreNot Mentioned
Maharajah’s institute of Medical ScienceVizianagaramINR 64,000
Baba Farid University of Health ScienceFaridkotINR 53,333
Manipal University (MU)ManipalINR 99,500
Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS)NashikINR 20,830
Santosh UniversityGhaziabadNot Mentioned
Bundelkhand UniversityJhansiINR 40,755
Maharaja Agrasen Medical College (MAMC)AgrohaINR 47,705
Hamdard Institute of Medical Science and Research (HIMSR)New DelhiINR 1,00,000
NIMS UniversityJaipurINR 52,222

BPT Course: Eligibility 

Candidates wishing to pursue the course are needed to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria listed below in order to apply for the course:

  • Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent qualification, completed from a recognized university, in the Science stream, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% or equivalent CGPA at the 10+2 level (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).
Bachelor of Physiotherapy in HaryanaBachelor of Physiotherapy in PunjabBachelor of Physiotherapy in GujaratBachelor of Physiotherapy in Madhya Pradesh

BPT Course: Admission Process

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.

Listed here are some of the top entrance examinations carried out in the country for admission to the course.

  • CET (Common Entrance Test)
  • Guru Govind Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER All India Entrance Exam.

BPT Course: Syllabus and Course Description

Tabulated below is a semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus.

Semester I

Semester II

EnglishOrientation to Physiotherapy
KannadaIntegrated Seminars
Basic Nursing

Semester III

Semester IV

PathologyExercise Therapy
PharmacologyResearch Methodology & Biostatics
First Aid & CPRIntroduction to Treatment
Constitution of IndiaClinical Observation Posting

Semester V

Semester VI

General MedicineOrthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy
General SurgerySupervised Rotatory Clinical Training 
Orthopedics and TraumatologyAllied Therapies.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy: Who should opt?

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.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy: Career Prospects

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.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are mentioned below, along with the corresponding job responsibilities and average salary offered for each role.

PhysiotherapistTo help patients suffering from difficulties with physical movement resulting from illness, injury, disability, or ageing to improve their movement, and devise and review treatment programs using manual therapy (such as massage), therapeutic exercise, and electrotherapy.INR 2 to 7 Lacs
LecturerTo teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department.INR 2.5 to 6 Lacs
ResearcherThey work with other team members to identify project goals, research methods, and other test parameters, and offer recommendations on improving the techniques used.INR 3 to 7 Lacs
OsteopathThey treat patients by stimulating different areas of the body using a wide range of physical techniques such as touching, stretching, and massaging. The aim of these techniques is to increase the blood flow to the different parts of the body, and facilitate obstructed movement.INR 2.5 to 5 Lacs
ConsultantThey provide services directly to doctors or healthcare facilities, working for organizations, providing medical-consulting services.INR 2 to 5 Lacs

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