PARAMEDICAL

S.No. Name of Paramedical Courses Duration Eligibility
1 BPT – Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 3.5 Years 10+2 PCB
2 BPT – Bachelor of Physio / Physical Therapy 3.5 Years 10+2 PCB
3 Prosthetic and Orthotic Engineering 3 Years 10+2 PCB
4 BSc ( Audiology and Speech Therapy ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
5 BSc ( Ophthalmic Technology ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
6 Bachelor ( Mental Rehabilitation ) – BMR 3 Years 10+2 PCB
7 BSc ( Human Biology ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
8 BSc ( Radiography ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
9 BSc ( Radio Therapy ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
10 BSc ( Nuclear Medicine ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
11 BSc ( Respiratory Therapy Technology ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
12 BSc ( Medical Technology X-Ray ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
13 BSc ( Medical Secretarial Service ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
14 BSc ( Operation Theatres ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
15 BSc ( Medical Laboratory Technology ) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
16 BSc ( Allied Health Services ) 4 Years 10+2 PCB
17 BSc ( Bio – Medical Technique ) 1.5 Years BSc BZC
18 Bachelor of Speach, Language, & Hearing (BSLH) 3 Years 10+2 PCB
19 Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science 5 Years 10+2 PCB
20 Dental Hygienist 2 Years 10+2 PCB
21 Dental Mechanics 2 Years 10+2 PCB
22 Diploma In Community Health – DCH 3 Years 10+2 PCB
23 Diploma In Hospital Aids 2 Years 10+2 PCB
24 Certified Radiological Assistant – CRA 2 Years 10+2 PCB
25 Radiation Therapy Technician 2 Years BSc PCM
26 PG Diploma in Cardiac Pulmonary Perfusion 2 Years BSc PZC
27 PG Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technique 2 Years BSc PZC
28 PG Diploma in Medical Laboratory Tech 2 Years BSc PZC
29 PG Diploma in Neuro Tech 2 Years BSc PZC
30 PG Diploma in Radiography & Imaging Tech 2 Years BSc BZC
31 Diploma in Anaesthesia Tech 1 Year BSc BZC
32 Diploma in Transfusion Medical Tech 1 Year BSc BZC
33 Diploma in Vascular Surgery Tech 1 Year BSc BZC
34 Diploma in Dialysis Tech 1 Year BSc PCB/Z/M
35 Diploma in ECG Tech 1 Year BSc PCB/Z/M
36 Medical Records Tech 1 Year BA/BSC/BCom
37 Medical Transcript Writing 1 Year BA/BSC/BCom
38 Advance Diploma In Technical & Analytical Chemistry 1.5 Years BSc Chem
39 Certificate Course In Laboratory Technique 1 Year HSLC/Matric
40 Certificate Course In Sanitary Inspector Training 1 Year HSLC/Matric
41 Certificate Course In Radiography 1 Year HSLC/Matric
42 Certificate Course In X-Ray Technician 1 Year HSLC/Matric
43 Certificate Course In Dark Room Assistant 1 Year HSLC/Matric
44 Certificate Course In Optician & Refractionist 2 Years 10+2 PCB
45 Certificate Course In Ortho-Optists 2 Years 10+2 PCB
46 Diploma In Ophthalmic Assistant 2 Years 10+2 PCB
47 Certificate Course In Health Works ( Female ) 1.5 Years 10+2
48 Diploma In Clinical Neuro Technology – DCNT 1 Year BSc PCM
49 PG Diploma In Bio-Medical Instrumentation 2 Years BSc PCM
50 PG Diploma in Hospital Management ( Eqvt. To MBA ) 1.5/2 Years BA/BSc/BCom
51 Diploma in Dietetics 1 Year 10+2 PCB

TYPES OF PARAMEDICAL COURSES IN INDIA
The 3 main types of paramedical courses available in India are –
1. Bachelor’s Degree courses
2. Diploma courses
3. Certificate courses

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PARAMEDICAL COURSES
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Bachelor of Occupational Thearpy
B.Sc. in OTT (Operation Theatre Technology)
B.Sc. in Dialysis Technology
B.Sc. in MLT (Medical Lab Technology)
B.Sc. in X-Ray Technology
B.Sc. in Radiography
B.Sc. in Medical Imaging Technology
B.Sc. in Medical Record Technology
BASLP (Bachelor in Audiology and Speech – Language Pathology)
B.Sc. in Ophthalmic Technology
B.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Therapy
B.Sc. in Optometry
B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology

The above mentioned Bachelor’s Degree courses are usually 3 years long. Some academic programs are 4 years long (theory + practical training).
Usually students who have passed 10+2 Science stream with Biology subject are eligible to pursue the above mentioned courses. Exceptions do exist though!

DIPLOMA PARAMEDICAL COURSES
Diploma in Physiotherapy
Diploma in Occupational Therapy
DOTT (Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology)
Diploma in Dialysis Technology
DMLT (Diploma in Medical Lab Technology)
Diploma in X-Ray Technology
Diploma in Radiography
Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology
Diploma in Medical Record Technology
Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant
ANM
Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology
DHLS (Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech)
Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology
Diploma in Dental Hygienist
Diploma in Rural Health Care
Diploma in Community Health Care

Diploma courses could last anywhere between 1-3 years. Diploma courses can usually be pursued by students who have passed 12th and 10th (depends upon the institute and the nature of the academic program).

CERTIFICATE PARAMEDICAL COURSES
Certificate in X-Ray Technician
Certificate in Lab Assistant/Technician
Certificate in Dental Assistant
Certificate in Operation Theatre Assistant
Certificate in Nursing Care Assistant
Certificate in ECG and CT Scan Technician
Certificate in Dialysis Technician
Certificate in Home Based Health Care
Certificate in Rural Health Care
Certificate in HIV and Family Education
Certificate in Nutrition and Childcare

Certificate paramedical courses could last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. 10th pass is usually the minimum qualification required to pursue
such courses (depends upon the institute and the nature of the academic program).

Apart from the above mentioned undergraduate level paramedical courses, there also exists PG Diploma, PG Certificate as well as PG Degree courses
in India. PG paramedical courses can be pursued after completing a relevant undergraduate academic program.

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