Career in Physiotherapy

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a branch of medical science often considered under Paramedical Courses. “Physio” means the outer part of the body; and “Therapy” means the treatment of diseases by using a step-by-step technique like exercise, electrotherapy, and massage etc. In fact physiotherapist, along with physical treatment of the patient, mentally also empowers him to fight diseases. 

Courses in Physiology

In Physiotherapy, you can enroll in courses ranging from Diploma, Bachelor, PG, and Ph.D. Bachelor level course is called BPT i.e. Bachelor of Physiotherapy. The curriculum of course is usually around four and a half years. It consists of the last six months of internships. MPT i.e. Master of Physiotherapy is a two-year course, you can gain expertise in any specialized subject. Specialization can also be done in Neurological Physiotherapy, Pediatric Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Ocular Physiotherapy, Postoperative Physiotherapy, Cardiovascular Physiotherapy etc.

To get admission in Physiotherapy Courses, you can choose colleges from both Government and Private field. To get admission in Government colleges, you will have to qualify for the state or central level entrance exam. Some private colleges take direct admission.

Eligibility for Physiotherapy Course

For the Bachelor Course: Inter (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) with 50% marks.

Course Duration: 4 Years 6 Months including 6 months internship

Edge Limit: 17 years at the time of Writing entrance exam.

For Masters and Ph.D.- According to the rules of University.

Required skills for Physiotherapist

  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Endurance and belligerent personality
  • Self-confidence
  • Good physical health and Fitness
  • Good time management
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Course Fees

The fees for physiotherapy courses vary from Rs 30,000 to Rs 1,00,000 per Year according to university rules. Some universities also offer scholarship on the basis of merit. 

Entrance Exam for BPT & MPT

KIMS Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University organizes the entrance exams every year to get admission in Bachelor and PG level courses of physiotherapy and nursing.

Application forms: May-June.

Exam: in last June

SVNIRTAR-CET: Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research – CET organizes Common Entrance Test and PGET Post Graduate Entrance Test.

Application Form: Comes to May-June.

Exam: in June

Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute: Entrance Examination Organizes Admission in Bachelor Level Physiotherapy Courses.

Application Form: April-May

Exam: June

JIPMER (Jawahar Lal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research) conducts entrance exams every year to take admission in MD MS Physiotherapy courses in Physiotherapy.

Application Form: March-May

Exam: according to course

IPU CET Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test: Bachelor of Neurology, Sports etc. Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University conducts entrance exams every year to take admission in Master Diploma level courses.

Application Form: March

Exam: May

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Career in Physiotherapy

There are possibilities of good opportunities in the physiotherapy stream nowadays. Increasing awareness among people about fitness has increased the demand for its professionals. Physiotherapy is also being seen as an effective treatment for incurable diseases. Physiotherapy has no side effects, so its demand is increasing day by day. Physiotherapy is playing an important role in recovering from polio, asthma, rehabilitation after surgery, recovery of muscular and bone diseases or other chronic diseases. Physiotherapists are essentially being included in almost every medical center. a physiotherapist can make a career not only in hospitals but also in a field like Jim Centres, Sports and Army etc where physical fitness is the base of performance.

These organizations have immense possibilities

  • Government / Private Hospital and Clinic
  • Rehabilitation Homes
  • Old age homes
  • Health centers
  • School and Children Centers
  • Nursing Homes and Day Centers
  • Charity augmentation
  • Sports Clinic, Club, Jim Centers
  • Army Services


In the early stages of the career, you can easily earn from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 working in a Jim, Health Centre, Sports Organisation, Nursing homes etc. Many organizations, while looking at the work of students during internships, keep them as a physiotherapist there only to work in the team of physiotherapist. In such a condition they pay Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 as you are still considered as an intern. When you get the experience you can continue in the same organization at a higher salary or open a private clinic or start a career as a physiotherapist in any Govt or Private Hospital. 

In the starting, the salary of a physiotherapist ranges between Rs 25,000 and Rs 40,000 per month in a government hospital. Salary in a good and prestigious private hospital is between Rs 50,000 and Rs 1,00,000 per month. In some hospitals, the physiotherapist receives money on the basis of the patients he has seen. After five years of experience, the practice of own can be started. After this, you can charge at least 250 to 500 rupees from each patient for each seating.

Top institutes of Physiotherapy

1Apollo Physiotherapy College, Hyderabad
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tamil Nadu
3Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune
4Indian Institute of Health Education and Research, Patna
5Institute of Physical Handicap, New Delhi
6JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysore
7K J Somayya College of Physiotherapy, Mumbai
8M. Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, Gokul Nagar
9Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Education, Kerala
10National Institute for the Orthopedic Handicap, Calcutta
11National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Orissa
12Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Telangana
13Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi
14Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
15Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research, Chandigarh
16Ravi Nayyar College of Physiotherapy, Wardha
17Sanchi College of Physiotherapy, Pune
18SDM College of Physiotherapy, Karnataka
19SSB College of Physiotherapy, Ahmedabad
20VPSAM College of Physiotherapy, Nagpur

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