Vocational Colleges in India

95 Vocational colleges in India offering 110 courses


Paramedical science is a backbone for medical science. In the modern world, Paramedical science has emerged as an important branch of medical science. 

The main areas in paramedical education include Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Audiology and Speech Therapy, Medical laboratory technology, Radiology& X-Ray technology. Besides, Dental hygienist and Dental Mechanics, Operation theater assistant, Optometry and Ophthalmic assistant are also courses under its purview.

For getting admission to any paramedical course, the basic eligibility is having cleared the 12th standard examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and computer education.

The courses available for Paramedical sciences varies from Diploma in a particular field of 2 years duration, Bachelor Degree course of 3 or 4 years duration, Master Degree course of 2 or 3 years as well as Ph.D. In pharmacy, there are the several course like D. Pharm, B. Pharma, and M. Pharma. Similarly in nursing also there are B. Sc Nursing and M.sc Nursing etc.

Some of the leading colleges and institutes offering paramedical courses are Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped Mumbai, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AIIPM)  Mumbai , Andhra Medical College Vishakhapatnam, Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut, Christian Medical College Vellore, Department of Rehabilitation,  National Institute for the Orthopedically handicapped Kolkata, National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research Orissa, etc.

With the coming up of corporate hospitals like Apollo Hospital, Escorts Hospital, Max Hospital etc. the scope for these professionals has increased tremendously. After completing the basic course in any of the paramedical streams, the candidate can take up a job in a hospital, nursing home, clinic, health departments etc.  Teaching is another option in this profession. The greatest advantage of this course is that the candidates can open their own laboratories and clinics as an entrepreneur.

 Like all other medical and paramedical professionals, Physiotherapist can work in hospitals, orthopedic departments, schools for mentally retarded and physically disabled children, health institutions and defense medical establishments etc.

Pharmacy professional has good prospects as a medical representative. After completion of the course, a pharmacist can find employment as ann inhouse hospital pharmacist. Candidates with  D.Pharm can find employment as  pharmacists in government or private hospitals or they can start their own pharmacy. B. Pharm graduates can work as medical representatives or medical detailing man, marketing manager or sales manager, drug inspectors, and as drug controllers.

Nursing has wide employment prospects in hospitals, clinics and health department, military, schools, in training institutes as teachers and in research.

Employment opportunity for Paramedical Professionals is increasing day by day not only in India but across the world especially in western countries like the USA, Canada, UK, UAE etc.





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