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Lateral Entry Admission in Paramedical Courses 2021 - Dates, Eligibility, Seat Matrix, Selection Process

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: July 07, 2022 05:09 pm IST

There are many institutions offering Paramedical courses but not all of them offer Later Entry admissions in Paramedical Courses. Through this pathway, the standard duration of a course is reduced by a year. 

Lateral Entry Admission in Paramedical Courses 2021

In the past decades, the demand for job-oriented or professional programmes has increased in the higher education sector. Paramedical courses are examples of such increased inclination towards professional degrees in the field of Medicine. What is interesting about Paramedical courses is that they provide students with an option to get lateral entry admissions, which means, students can get Lateral Entry admissions in Paramedical courses at different institutions in India.

There are many institutions offering paramedical programmes but not all of them offer lateral entry admissions. Through Lateral Entry admissions, the standard duration of undergraduate or PG level paramedical courses is reduced for students by a year.

About Lateral Entry Admissions in Paramedical Courses 2021

Lateral entry admissions are conducted directly for the second year of paramedical courses like B Sc  MLT (Medical Lab Technology), Bachelor of Ophthalmic Techniques, Bachelor of Radiation Technology/ Radiotherapy, B Sc in Paramedical and Health Sciences, etc.

The admission process for Paramedical Lateral Entry 2021 varies from institution to institution. For instance, in Rajasthan, the centralised admissions for Paramedical courses (Lateral Entry) are conducted by Rajasthan University of Health Sciences. For this, candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in previously acquired education. In most of the colleges, the final selection is done on the basis of percentage scored by candidates in relevant Diplomas.

Schedule for Lateral Entry Admissions in Paramedical Courses 2021

The common dates for Lateral Entry admissions in Paramedical courses 2021 at colleges present all over the country can be found below. Candidates must know that these dates are tentative and may vary for different colleges. So, it is always advisable to cross-check with the official website of the college they intend to get into.

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Commencement of Application Process

August 2021

Application Process Ends

September 2021

Last Date to Pay Application Fee

September 2021

Seat Allotment List Releases

TBA

Counselling Commences

TBA

Final Enrollment

TBA

Admissions Close

TBA

Eligibility Criteria for Lateral Entry Admissions in Paramedical Courses 2021

Mentioned below are the entry requirements for Lateral Entry admissions in Paramedical courses for 2021 admissions. Candidates can find educational requirements and domicile criteria for the admissions below.

Nativity:

  • For admissions conducted by separate institutions, there is no domicile criteria as such.

  • For state lateral entry admissions in Paramedical courses, candidates must be a native of that particular state.

  • For centralised admissions, candidates must be holding an Indian domicile.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must have pursued a two or three years Diploma after class 10 or equivalent.

  • The Diploma must have relevance with the intended paramedical course. For instance, in order to pursue B Sc MLT (Lateral Entry), candidates must hold a Dip in Medical Lab Technology. Likewise, for Bachelor of Radiation Technology (Lateral Entry), one must hold a Dip in Radiation Technology.

  • The minimum percentage requirements vary for different colleges.

  • It also varies for candidates belonging to different categories.

  • The minimum score requirement can range from 40 per cent to 60 per cent in aggregate in 10th and Diploma.

Application Process for Lateral Entry Admissions in Paramedical Courses 2021

Candidates wondering ‘How to apply for Lateral Entry admissions in Paramedical courses 2021?’ can check out the common application process for the same below. It must be noted that some of the steps in the process mentioned below may vary for different institutions.

  • Depending upon the institution, the application process for the admissions can be conducted online or offline mode.

  • For both modes, candidates can get an application form the official website of the conducting authority/ institution.

  • In case of offline mode, candidates will have to download the application form, fill it, attach required documents to it and then post it to a given address.

  • In case of online mode, candidates can access an online application form on the official website of the intended college/ university and submit the form after filling.

  • In both cases, candidates are required to pay an application fee amount, which is mostly non-refundable.

  • This can be paid via DD (Demand Draft), in cash or through Credit or Debit Cards.

Required Documents for Lateral Entry Admissions in Paramedical Courses 2021

Here is a list of important documents for Lateral Entry admissions in Paramedical courses 2021.

  • Class 10 Mark Sheet

  • Class 10 Certificate

  • 10+2 Mark Sheet and Certificate or equivalent

  • Mark Sheet of Diploma Course Examination

  • Provisional Certificate or Degree of the Diploma Course

  • A Photo ID Card (PAN Card/ Voter ID/ Driving Licence/ PSU or Govt. Card/ School ID Card/ Aadhar Card/ Class 12 Examination Admit Card)

  • Date of Birth Certificate of the candidate

  • Domicile Certificate (if needed)

  • Category Certificate (if any)

  • Any Other Relevant Certificates

Selection Process for Lateral Entry Admissions in Paramedical Courses 2021

The selection process for Paramedical course Lateral Entry admissions for 2021 can be broadly divided into two types.

State Paramedical (Lateral Entry) Admissions 2021 - Selection Process

  • This selection process for Paramedical courses is usually merit-based.

  • In such a process, there is a conducting authority that organises the entire admission process.

  • Applicants are corresponded by the authority about the merit-based selection process.

  • The conducting authority releases a list of candidates eligible for the first round of counselling on its official website.

  • Candidates are allocated suitable Govt. or Private colleges as per the counselling.

  • Then, if the seats remain vacant, the second round of counselling is conducted, which follows the same procedure.

  • Even after the second round, if the seats still remain vacant, a mop-up round is conducted to fill the vacancies.

  • As candidates get allotted seats, they are required to further the enrollment process on prescribed date at the allocated college.

Institute-Specific Paramedical (Lateral Entry) Admissions 2021 - Selection Process

  • This process is also merit-based but the criteria of the merit may vary for different institutions.

  • For example, some college may accept admission on the basis of candidates’ performance in the Diploma course.

  • But if we take examples of institutes like LPU (Lovely Professional University), the merit list is prepared on the basis of candidates scores in LPUNEST (Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test).

  • On the basis of either of the criteria, the institute releases a list of candidates selected for admission.

  • There could be other steps involved in the selection process as per the institution’s discretion.

Some of the Top Colleges that offer lateral entry Course in Paramedical are shown below:-

Name of the College

Type

Established Date

Approved By

Location

Course

Annual Fee

Sanskriti University

Private

2016

UGC

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

B Sc Medical Laboratory Technology

Rs 60,000/-

Lovely Professional University

Private

2006

UGC, BCI, PCI, AIU, COA, NCTE, NABL, IAP, ICAR, ACU, ACBSP

Phagwara, Punjab

B Sc  in Medical Lab Technology, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Rs 68,000/- to Rs 78,000/-

The Health Sector of India welcomes competent professional with open arms. If your interest is inclined towards paramedical courses, then it is the time to take a step towards your goal and shine. Fill out our Common Application Form and get a step closer to your destination.

Good Luck!

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