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Diploma in Physiotherapy Admission in India 2021: Eligibility, Admission Process and Colleges

Cyril Titus Zachariah
Cyril Titus ZachariahUpdated On: January 12, 2021 08:20 am IST

Looking for Diploma in Physiotherapy admission in India? Here’s what you need in order to successfully take admission in and pursue a Diploma in Physiotherapy programme in India. Check out the DPT eligibility criteria, admission and selection processes among other crucial details.

Diploma in Physiotherapy Admissions in India 2021

Among the various allied health science programmes offered in the nation, the field of Physiotherapy has become one of the sought after fields. Educational institutions in India offer a variety of programmes in the field of Physiotherapy, ranging from bachelors, masters and even diploma programmes.

Recently, the 2-year Diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT) programme has started to become popular among paramedical aspirants. In this article, we shall discuss the important details about Diploma in Physiotherapy admissions in India for 2021. You can check out DPT eligibility criteria, admission and selection processes and much more below.

Diploma in Physiotherapy Important Dates 2021

The important dates for Diploma in Physiotherapy admissions will be updated here shortly. Candidates are advised to stay tuned with CollegeDekho for further updates.


Tentative Dates

Start date of Application Form


Last Date to submit the application form


Declaration of Merit List


Commencement of Class


Diploma in Physiotherapy Eligibility Criteria 2021

If you are aspiring to pursue a diploma course in Physiotherapy in one of the colleges in India, then you must ensure that you have met the basic Diploma in Physiotherapy eligibility criteria 2021.


Diploma in Physiotherapy

Academic Requirement*

Passed Class 10 Board Exams or Passed Class 12 Board Exam

Aggregate Score Requirement

40% or More

Admissions/Selection Process


Note: Each individual college defines its own eligibility criteria and candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria for Diploma in Physiotherapy of the respective colleges.

*Medical and Paramedical colleges in India offer admission to the Diploma in Physiotherapy courses based on Class 10th or Class 12th Board exam scores. In other words, aspirants have the ability to pursue a higher education programme right after clearing class 10 board exams.

Diploma in Physiotherapy Admission Process 2021

Like many other higher education programmes offered in the medical and paramedical institutions in India, aspirants will be required to go through certain admission processes as outlined by the respective institutions. Among the popular Diploma in Physiotherapy admission processes opted by colleges include entrance-based admissions and merit-based admissions. Check out the admission process for the Diploma in Physiotherapy courses in India.

Entrance-Based Admission Process for DPT Courses

  • Universities/Colleges that conduct entrance examinations, usually require to candidates to apply and download required Admit Card/Hall Ticket for the specified entrance exams and attempt the examination on the stipulated date and time.

    • It should be noted that most of the Diploma in Physiotherapy entrance exams would be conducted at the university level.

  • Once the University/College releases the respective results of the entrance exam, merit lists for the same will be released, containing the names of the candidates along with the marks and ranks they secured.

  • All admissions to the programmes will be based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams.

  • Based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams as well as the past academic record of the candidate, the University/College will shortlist the candidates for further selection processes.

  • Among the popular selection processes opted by medical educational institutions include Personal Interview and/or Group Discussions.

  • The University/College/Medical Educational Institutions will shortlist the prospective students on the basis of their overall performance in the entrance exam, personal interview and/or group discussions.

Merit-Based Admission Process for DPT Courses

  • Once the candidates have applied and the medical educational institutions have received all the applications within the stipulated date and time, merit lists containing the name of prospective candidates may be released.


  • The universities may also just call the candidates for admission based on the applications that have been received.

  • According to the individual admission policy of each medical college in India, candidates may be either be offered direct admission to the programme or be called for further selection processes.

  • If applicable, candidates will have to sit for the personal interview, in order to be cleared for admissions to the Diploma in Physiotherapy course.

  • Depending on the candidates’ overall performance in the different selection parameters, i.e. past record and (if applicable) the personal interview, the medical educational institutions will offer admissions to the prospective students.

Counselling-Based Admission Process to DPT Courses

  • Another commonly opted route by medical colleges/institutions in India is to shortlist candidates via counselling sessions.

    • It shall be noted, depending on the admission policy of each individual medical educational institution, counselling sessions can be conducted in both Entrance-based admissions and Merit-based admissions.

    • Such type of admission is usually witnessed in Universities with numerous constituent or affiliated colleges offering the same course.

  • Under such type of an admission process, the medical colleges/institutions will release merit lists of the candidates in the order of the ranks they have secured. (Based on either entrance test scores or past academic record, whichever is applicable).

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called to appear for the counselling session at the respective centres or colleges and select the course and institution of their choice.

  • However, under counselling-based admissions, candidates will be offered admission based on the ranks/scores obtained by them in the merit lists, the preferred choice of course and institution and the availability of seats in the respective colleges.

  • Seats to various courses will be offered to candidates in descending order of their ranks, as per the merit lists.

Under all three types of admission processes, shortlisted candidates will have to confirm their admission to the courses and colleges. The confirmation of a candidate’s admission to a programme will be done by them completing the payment of the admission and tuition fee, as outlined by each individual college.

If you are interested in pursuing a Diploma in Physiotherapy course in one of the prestigious colleges in India, then you can avoid worrying about admissions processes and fill out the Common Application Form, available on our website.

Top Colleges for Diploma in Physiotherapy in India

Check out this list of top colleges for Diploma in Physiotherapy in India along with the respective course and course fees.

Name of College

Course Offered

Annual Course Fee

Assam Downtown University Guwahati

Diploma in Physiotherapy Technician


Guru Kashi University Bathinda

Diploma in Physiotherapy


Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University Jaipur

Diploma in Physiotherapy


GCRG Group of Institutions Lucknow

Diploma in Physiotherapy


Teerthanker Mahaveer University Moradabad

Diploma in Audio & Speech Therapy Technician

Diploma in Physiotherapy



Jagannath University Jaipur

Diploma in Physiotherapy


Shobhit University Meerut

Diploma in Physiotherapy


Goutham College Bangalore

Diploma in Physiotherapy


National Institute of Health Education and Research Patna

Diploma in Occupational Therapy

Diploma in Physiotherapy


Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical Institute New Delhi

Diploma in Physiotherapy

Diploma in Speech & Hearing


The paramedical colleges and universities that have been mentioned above are among a few of the top Diploma in Physiotherapy colleges in India. If you are interested, there are certain alternative courses which are similar to the Physiotherapy courses offered in India. Fill out the Common Application Form and avail our services through which you can find the college and course best suited for you.

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