Top Paramedical Courses in India

Top Paramedical Courses in India
30 July 2019

Paramedical Courses

Paramedical courses are usually related to the allied healthcare sector. These courses are just as useful and job oriented as the courses directly related to the field of healthcare The paramedical courses can be accomplished after 10th standard, 12th standard and graduation.

Paramedical courses trains students and turns them into skilled and qualified allied healthcare workers and technicians. Along with Doctors and Nurses, allied healthcare workers also play an integral role in the smooth functioning of the healthcare industry in India. These courses vary in length, such as one-year courses and six-month courses. Certificate paramedical courses could last anywhere between 6 months to 2 years.  Diploma courses could last anywhere between 1-3 years and Bachelor’s Degree courses are usually 3 years long. Some academic programs are 4 years long (theory + practical training).








Physiotherapists help patients rehabilitate from a state of incapacity due to genetic defect or the result of an accident or illness.



  • 10+2 in Science with Biology as a subject.


  • There is Govt/ National entrance exam, however some institutes do have their our entrance test like-
  • Guru Govind Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER  All India Entrance Exam.


Nursing A nurse provides hands-on care to patients by administering medications, managing intravenous lines, observing and monitoring patients' conditions, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.
  • After 10th – Diploma in ANM (auxiliary nursing and midwifery)-     2 YEARS


  • After 12th-
  • Diploma in general nursing and midwifery (GNM)-              3 ½ YEARS.


  • Bachelor of Science or B.Sc Nursing- 4 years.


  • To work as a registered nurse, one has to get registered with a state Nursing Council after graduation.
  • Candidates should pass 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and he/she should be medically fit.



·  AIIMS Entrance Exam- It conducts entrance exams for its B Sc Nursing and B Sc Nursing post basic course. The exam is usually conducted in June.


·  AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College) Entrance Exam


·  JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research) Entrance Exam.


·  Lady Hardings Medical College - This College situated in Delhi also conducts entrance exams for admission to its B Sc (Hons) Nursing course.


Anaesthesia technician

Under B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology program, the eligible candidates are provided training in types of equipment that are used for Anaesthesia, different Anaesthesia agents, the techniques that need to be used for giving Anaesthesia as well as its allowable dosage which depends on the patient and operational conditions

  • Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Anaesthesia Technology)- 3 YEARS


  • Operation theatre and Anaesthesia Technology



  • 10+2 in Science with Biology as a subject.


  • NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
  • AIIMS (All India Institutes of Medical Sciences)
  • AICET (All India Common Entrance Test)
  • Bangalore University Entrance Exam
  • BVP CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test)
  • University of Technology Entrance Exams
  • NIMS School of Paramedical Sciences and Technology Entrance Exams


Speech therapist & Audiologist


Speech language pathologists and audiologists are concerned with the prevention, identification and rehabilitation of children and adults with communication disorders and hearing impairment.


  • Bachelor in Audiology and Speech - Language Pathology [BASLP]-         3 YEARS
  • Diploma in Hearing language & Speech ( D.H.L.S)-       1 YEAR
  • 10+2 in Science with Biology as a subject.


  • Admission is based on merit list.

Ophthalmic Technician/ Assistant


Ophthalmic technology professionals are trained to assist Ophthalmologist.


They are trained take care of technical & primary aspects of vision care activities like- Vision test/ examination, dispensing optics etc.

  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology.


  • in Ophthalmic Technique-     3 years
  • One can enter directly after 10th (3 years  diploma course)
  • For 12th students eligibility is 10+2 science with PCB  (2 years diploma  course)
  • Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (B.N. Y.S) physician 

Naturopathy  and yoga is a system of working towards the cure of diseases without using medicines.  It is an ancient and traditional science which integrates the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of our natural constitution.

  • Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yoga Science-          3 YEARS



  • 10+2 in Science with PCB (Preferred)


Non- Science students-

  • 1-year certificate from The National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune.
  • Above institution also offers a year-long program- ‘Treatment Attendant Training Course’. The eligibility to apply for this certification program is a class 10th.


  • Common Entrance Exam for Ayurveda and Homeopathy (Assam)
  • CG BNSY Entrance Exam
  • Punjab Ayush Entrance Test
  • UP CPAT – Combined Pre-AYUSH Test
Dialysis Therapist/ Dialysis Technician


The course is designed to prepare students to administer haemodialysis treatments for patients with renal failure, under the supervision of a nurse or physician.

  • B.Sc. in Renal Dialysis Technology-   3 YEARS
  • 12th science PCB (Preferred)


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Occupational therapist


An occupational therapist is responsible for providing medical help and/or rehabilitation to individuals suffering from functional disabilities.

These patients’ disabilities generally stem from physical or mental illness, aging, developmental problems, and/or emotional problems.

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)- 4 & a half  YEARS
  • 10+2 in Science with Biology(preferred)
Lab Technician


Medical Laboratory Technology a.k.a clinical laboratory science helps diagnose, treat and prevent disease through clinical laboratory tests. It is complementary to medical science

  • B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology-  3 YEARS

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology [DMLT]-           2 YEARS
  • Certificate Course in Medical Laboratory Technology-   6 month 
  • 10+2 in Science  for B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Non- Science students can opt for Diploma courses. 


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