Paramedical is the profession that supports medical work but does not require a fully qualified doctor. It is the term healthcare sector. It is a science that deals with the pre-hospital emergency services and the person working in this field is called paramedics.
Paramedical becomes one of the popular career options between the students in the past couple of years in India. These courses are job oriented academic programs that deal with the treatment and diagnosis of different diseases, health problems using clinical labs, diagnostic tools, X-ray, ultrasound, etc. Due to the increase in the number of pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and nursing homes in the country, shows the growing scope in the paramedical field.
Paramedical offers courses not only for the students seeking admission at the diploma or undergraduate level, but also for the students who want to pursue higher studies too like postgraduate and doctoral degrees.
Students who want to pursue their career as paramedics’ professionals have a variety of options in Bachelor’s Degree course, Diploma course, Certificate course, and Postgraduate Course.
Paramedical offers a variety of courses in Bachelors degrees with a duration of 3 to 5 years such as Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), B.Sc (Audiology and Speech Therapy), B.Sc (Ophthalmic Technology), B.Sc (Radiography), Bachelor of Optometry, etc.
It also offers Diploma courses such as Diploma in OT Technician, Diploma in Rural Health Care, GNM, ANM, Diploma in Dental Hygienist, Diploma in Occupational Therapy, etc. Paramedical also provides postgraduate degree courses for the students who want to do further studies in the paramedical field, such as Master of Radiation Technology, Master of Medical Lab. Technology, Master of Optometry & Ophthalmic Technology, Master of Pathology Technology, PG Diploma in Maternal & Child Health, etc.
Eligibility for all the courses provided by the Paramedical are as follows:
Diploma in Paramedical
Candidates must have passed 10th or 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam authorities.
Bachelor degree in Paramedical
Candidates must have passed 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam authorities.
Master in Paramedical
Candidates must have a bachelor degree with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the exam or college authorities.
For admission in Paramedical, almost every other institute or university in India select candidates according to the merit list prepared on the basis of entrance exam scores and ranks. Some institutes or universities accept the national level exams or state level exam ranks while some of them conduct their own entrance exam. Listed below are some of the popular Paramedical Entrance Exams in India conducted at a different level:
AIIMS is a national level entrance exam conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
IGNOU OPENNET conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University
AJEE entrance exam conducted by AISECT University, Bhopal