Career Selection-A Basic Insight: Part 25

By: Satyendra Kumar Singh, Editor-ICN


This looks into the assessment and treatment of physical disability, fracture, dislocation, amputation, neurological cases, nerve injuries, heart and chest conditions, muscular diseases, pain, disease any other related problems.


The followings are the major courses in physiotherapy:

  1. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

This is a course in Physiotherapy that plays role in maintaining optimal physical condition and functions of a human body. It gives the knowledge to evaluate, preserve and take care of individuals who have degenerative and neurological disorders. The mode of treatment offered by a physiotherapist includes the manual treatment, exercise science, mobilization, and the use of electro-physical modalities.

Diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT)

It is a diploma course in physiotherapy

  1. Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

It is a post graduate program in Physiotherapy. A Physiotherapist can work in certain specialised areas like paediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, cardio-respiratory, and orthopaedics. After MPT, a physiotherapist can go for a doctorate degree and involve in research in the area of physiotherapy.


Some of the famous and highly sought colleges in India (in alphabetical sorted order) are:

    1. AIIMS, New Delhi
    2. Apollo College of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad
    3. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
    4. Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata
    5. Christian Medical College, Vellore
    6. City College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore
    7. Dept. of Physiotherapy, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore
    8. Govt. College of Physiotherapy, Tiruchipalli
    9. Guru Gobind Indraprastha University, New Delhi
    10. Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna
    11. Institute of Physically Handicapped, New Delhi
    12. JIPMER, Puducherry
    13. JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysore
    14. K.J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy & Research Centre, Mumbai
    15. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
    16. KEM Hospital, Mumbai
    17. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
    18. M.G.M. Medical College, Indore
    19. Mahatma Gandhi University Medical College, Kottayam
    20. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
    21. National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack
    22. Physiotherapy School & Centre, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur
    23. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    24. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
    25. School of Physiotherapy, Nair Hospital, Mumbai
    26. School of Physiotherapy, SSG Hospital, Vadodara
    27. St Johns Medical College, Bangalore


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