Bachelors of Occupational Therapy (BOT) - Course Overview

Duration: 4.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 2,25,000 / Year

11 courses | 34 colleges

About Bachelors of Occupational Therapy (BOT)

Bachelors of Occupational Therapy, also known as BOT, is a bachelor degree programme in the field of medicine. The course has been structured to focus on practices of prevention and cure along with rehabilitation. It teaches the students to tackle the physical, emotional as well as mental problems of students and provide a universal cure for the problem or disease. In these programmes, students learn about means to cure patients by modifying the environment of the patient, educating them and teaching them how to lead a regular life. Occupational Therapy also focuses on ergo-medicine to promote alternative medicine methods.


  • Pediatrics
  • Hand Therapy
  • Adult Rehabilitations
  • Vision Rehabilitations
  • Community Consultation
  • Ergonomics
  • Developmental Conditions
  • Assisted Living
  • Home Health
  • Driver Rehabilitations
  • Neurological
  • Psychiatric
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Industrial Rehabilitation

Bachelors of Occupational Therapy (BOT) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 55%

Note: Original documents are verified at the time of admission. Minimum marks may vary for different colleges.


BOT Admission Process:

In order to secure admission in the Bachelors of Occupational Therapy (BOT) programme, you will have to pass class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects.

Few colleges conduct admission on the basis of merit lists prepared on the basis of marks scored in class 12).

Admission to BOT courses is also done on the basis of state level entrance exams. Some universities might conduct their own exams for selection of candidates. Following are some of the popular entrance exams for BOT:

  • All India Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University Entrance Exam
  • K.M.C.H. College of Occupational Therapy Entrance Exam
  • CMC Vellore Entrance Exam
  • Manipal University Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Entrance Exam
  • SVNIRTAR NIOH Common Entrance Test
  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR) Entrance Exam

Bachelors of Occupational Therapy (BOT) Syllabus

First Year:

Anatomy (Theory/ Practical)

Occupational Therapy-1 (Theory/Practical)






Second Year:


Occupational Therapy-2 (Theory/Practical)

Biostatistics and Research Methodology

Psychology-2 (Developmental and Organizational Psychology)

Microbiology and Pathology



Third Year:

Clinical Orthopedic & Rheumatology

Occupational Therapy in Orthopedics (Theory/Practical)


Occupational Therapy in Neurology (Theory/Practical)

Clinical Neurology

Occupational Therapy in Rehabilitation (Theory/Practical)


Fourth Year:

Clinical  Psychology and Psychiatry

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (Theory/Practical)

General Medicine

General Surgery

Community Medicine and Sociology

Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities (Theory Practical)

Career Options and Job Prospects

With the rapid urbanization and development of India, the stress level in the lives of citizens have also increased. People working in private sectors and corporate world constantly seek counselling and advice in order to lead a better life. Therefore, a BOT degree can help you become part of this quality life supply chain where you can medically, emotionally and mentally help students to do better. There is a lot of scope for people who seek a career as a private practitioner. Various corporate firms also hire therapists to maintain healthy standards within the organization. Following are some popular job profiles that you can seek after pursuing BOT:

  • OT Technician
  • Consultant
  • OT Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
  • Private Practitioner
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Lab Technician
  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Medical Record Technician
  • OT In-charge
  • National Sales Manager
  • Critical Care Nursing In-charge

Trainee therapists can start with salary packages of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 per annum after their graduation. Experience is of utmost importance in this field. Highly skilled therapists also charge Rs. 1500 to Rs. 3000 per session i.e. Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 60,000 per month. A master degree in the field is also a good investment in order to secure good salaries.