Diploma in Physiotherapy


Have you always wondered what lessons do a physiotherapist or any profession related to it require? Have you ever thought of pursuing any course about a physiotherapist? If yes, then you should go for a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Diploma in Physiotherapy, popularly known as DPT, is a three-year diploma course. It is associated with the theoretical and practical studies of physiotherapy. This course brings up a maximum performance of human movement enabling the patient to make their physical dilemmas to flew away or restrict it from entering our body through physical gestures. A therapist solves all the uneven problems in our body with a DPT degree. People with this degree are eligible to work in hospitals, health centres, private practices, sports clubs, etc. 


Requirements asked by various colleges is a necessary process as it determines whether a student is eligible for the course or not. So this course also has a specific set of criteria stating your eligibility score. This set of rules is standard in most of the colleges, but it may vary from college to college. 

  • An applicant must have qualified the 10+2 level of study in the stream of science subject from a recognized board. 
  • According to many colleges, an applicant must score at least 45% in aggregate if applying from general quota and 40% in aggregate if applying from SC/ST/OBC quota.

Entrance Examination 

Along with the eligibility list, some institutes also ask for entrance examination result as it tests our preparedness. Although entrance examination is not mandatory, it depends upon institutes whether to request for giving such review.

Entrance Examination

Full form

Mode of Test


Application Fee (in INR)


National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test


Once a year

General Category – 1500

OBC-NCL – 1400

SC/ST/PWD/Transgender Category – 800


All India Institute of Medical Sciences


Once a year

General Category – 1500

OBC-NCL – 1500

SC/ST – 1200


Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research


Twice a year

General Category – 1500

SC/ST – 1200

OCI/NRI – 3000


Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research


Twice a year

General Category – 1500

SC/ST – 1200


Diplomatic of National Board Centralized Entrance Test


Twice a year



DPT is a three-year diploma course, and so the subjects are divided on a year-based curriculum. The segregation is provided in the table below.



Year I

  • General Anatomy
  • General Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Exercise Therapy

Year II

  • Electrotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Computer Training
  • Medicine
  • Gynecology

Year III

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Physiotherapy in Medical Conditions
  • Physiotherapy in Surgical Conditions
  • Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics & Kinesiology


Many institutes are offering the course of DPT, but the best one depending on all the factors are few. The few best institutes are written below, along with its place and average cost.



Average Fees

Christian Medical College

Vellore, Tamil Nadu


Madras Medical College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Sri Ramachandra University

Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College

Mumbai, Maharashtra


Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research

Kolkata, West Bengal


Government Medical College

Nagpur, Maharashtra


Topiwala National Medical College

Mumbai, Maharashtra


Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

Faridkot, Punjab


Manipal University

Manipal, Karnataka


Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Nashik, Maharashtra


Future Prospects

A person with the degree of DPT is opened to many opportunities for earning a livelihood. Some of these options are showcased in the table below.

Job Position


Annual Average Salary

Therapy Manager

The primary responsibility of a Therapy Manager is to coordinate with the staff and to manage everyday operations at work. The Therapy Manager looks at the problem of patients reaching out to the organization and assists hem with various solutions. He/she is also responsible for hiring staff, training them for therapy, and some other tasks.


Customer Care Assistant

Every organization hires a person for answering all the inquiries incoming related to the organization, which is a Customer Care Assistant. He/she is responsible for providing various helps to the clients and people desiring to hire the service of the organization.



Professors are hired by colleges offering post-graduation courses on the related subject. They are in charge of providing lectures, instruction, and other activities to the students.



Lecturers are responsible for planning and research academic material. They also look at checking student's assignments, helping them develop and invigilate examinations along with checking the answer papers written by students in studies. 



Physiotherapists assist patients in abolishing their physical difficulties caused due to ailments, injuries, etc. through exercises and therapies. 


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