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List of Top 10, best Colleges for Physiotherapy in India


Physiotherapy is one of the Allied Health Professions where a patient is treated by using manual therapy and mechanical forces rather than using drugs. The main objective of Physiotherapy is to serve those persons who are suffering from locomotor disabilities.

Physiotherapists have specialization in fabrication and fitment of rehabilitation aids and appliances to the disabled persons suffering from polio, paralysis, amputation, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other physical deformities.

They treat and rehabilitate neurological and orthopedic disorders. The different treatment modalities that are used in physiotherapy are Heat therapy, Hydrotherapy, Shortwave, Ultrasonic Electrical, Stimulator, Electric massages, Parrafinwax, Infra-red rays, Ultra Violet units, Laser Therapy, Traction, etc.

Physiotherapists are experts in handling with the cases of:

  • Polio
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Pain management
  • Ortho problems
  • Muscular spasm, etc.

To be eligible to apply for the Bachelor in Physiotherapy course, the candidate is needed to be either passed or appearing for the 12th Board with the main subject including English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics; whereas for Master’s in Physiotherapy course, the candidate is required to own a degree in Bachelors in Physiotherapy Honours (B.P.T.H)

Here, get the list of top and best physiotherapy colleges, institutes, and universities in India which offer physiotherapy course.

1 Apollo Physiotherapy College, Hyderabad

Apollo College of Physiotherapy was established in 1999 and is affiliated to Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences. Apollo College of Physiotherapy offers two courses across one stream namely Paramedical offering 2 degrees namely Bachelors in Physiotherapy and Masters in Physiotherapy.

The Hostel facility is not available for the students. The duration of the course is 4 and a half years.

Candidates must apply for admission by filling and submitting the completed online application. All fields in the application form should be correctly and completely filled-in with the relevant information.

Candidates will be selected for the respective programmes on the basis of their merit i.e. marks scored in the qualifying degree for counseling.

2 National Institute of Health Education and Research

National Institute of Health Education and Research is situated in Patna in the Bihar state of India. It was established in 1995, it is accredited from INC and is affiliated to Magadh University. NIHER Patna offers 20 courses across 6 streams namely Nursing, Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Vocational, and across 8 degrees like Bsc, BMLT, B.O.T, BPT, ANM.

Hostel facility is not available for students. Additional campus facilities such as Computer Lab, Cultural zone, Gym, Library, Cls. Room, Sports, Grounds, Trans., WiFi are also there.

National Institute of Health Education and Research provides placement assistance to all its students. The dedicated placement cell regularly conducts grooming sessions of the students in areas like soft skills, interview facing skills, behavioral skills hereby making them industry-fit. In recent years, the college has witnessed some well-known recruitment companies walking-in and being invited for campus placements.

3. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is situated in Chandigarh in the Chandigarh state of India. Established in 1962, Hostel facility is available for its students. Additional campus facilities such as Canteen, Computer Lab, Hospital, Library, Cls. Room, Sports, Swimming Pool, Hostel are also there.

PGIMER, Chandigarh has been conferred two Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards for the year 2014 under the categories of Medical Technology and Diagnostics, Pathology Laboratories.

PGIMER has been adjudged as the second best institute for medical education in India amongst fifteen best institutes and also having second best research facilities amongst the ten best multispeciality hospitals in India by The Week-NIELSEN BEST HOSPITALS SURVEY 2014.

The entire “Department of Medical Microbiology”, of the Institute has been accorded accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Calibration and Testing Laboratories (NABL)

The Courses offered by the Institute are

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelors of Physiotherapy
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Chirurgie
  • Master of Surgery
  • Master of Dental Surgery
  • Master of Hospital Administration
  • Certificate Courses include
    • Post M.D. Certificate Cytopathology
    • Post M.D. Certificate Biotechnology
    • Post M.D. Certificate Immunopathology

4. Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for Physically Handicapped

Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for  Persons With Physical Disabilities is an autonomous organization under the administrative and financial control of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. The Institue is affiliated with the University of Delhi. The Institute for the Physically Handicapped came into being when the erstwhile Jawahar Lal Nehru Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and other allied institution run by the council for the Aid of crippled & handicapped were taken over by the Government of India on 22nd May 1975 and converted into an autonomous body in the year 1976. It was renamed after Pandit. Deendayal Upadhyaya in the year 2002.

The Courses offered by the Institute are:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics

Admission to either of the courses is through BPT BOT & BPO Entrance Test. Applications are invited on prescribed forms for admission to the 1st year. The Application Forms are available on the official website on the prescribed dates.

5. Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences

Nizam’s Institute Of Medical Sciences (NIMS) is a Centre of Excellence in providing Medical and Research facilities. It is one of the premier institutions and autonomous university in the state.

The Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) is an Institute under State Legislature Act in Hyderabad, Telangana. It has campuses in Punjagutta and Bibinagar. NIMS is recognized by University Grants Commission and Medical Council of India.

The university offers several courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, PG Diploma and Research level to the students who want to pursue their career in the field of Medical Science.

The university is currently offering admission to BPT and B.Sc. (Nursing) courses at the graduation level and MD and MCH courses at post graduation level.

The college approved by UGC and Medical Council of India (MCI). Admission to the college is on the basis of performance in the Entrance Test “NIMSET”.

6. JSS College of Physiotherapy

JSS College Of Physiotherapy, Mysore, Karnataka, Physiotherapy, affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, is a field of science-based healthcare that looks up at human services as a major component of healing.  Looking at how much a student must be able to evaluate a patient in order to provide them with the right solution for their problems this institution trains and teaches their students what the field demands of them. Standing among the various successful institutions of Mahavidhyapeetha, this institution has successfully produced students with great human values and potential service to the society.

The Courses offered by the College are:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Physiotherapy

To be eligible for Masters in Physiotherapy, the candidate has to make the application to the university with the following
documents along with the prescribed fee.
1. B.P.T. or B.Sc. (PT) provisional / degree certificate issued by the respective university.
2. Marks cards of all the university examinations passed.
3. Completion of the internship certificate.
4. Proof of SC/ST or category-I as the case may be.

7 SDM College of Physiotherapy

Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala has immensely contributed to the spiritual, economic and social development of Karnataka.  It is imparting education to thousands of students all over Karnataka through its “SDM Educational Society” wing. SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital in Dharwad, apart from providing quality medical education, is creating a revolution in health care scenario of Northern Karnataka.  It is a brainchild of Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Rev. President of SDM Educational Society.

SDM College of Physiotherapy is recognized as 6th Best College in India by Indian Council for Market Research.

The Courses offered by the college are :

  • Bachelors in Physiotherapy
  • Masters in Physiotherapy in
    • Neurological and Psychosomatic Disorders
    • Cardio-Respiratory Disorders
    • Community Rehabilitation

8. Mahatma Gandhi University, School of Medical Education

Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) is one of the leading universities of Kerala which offers undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and research programmes to its students. MGU has introduced the Centralised Allotment Process (CAP), a single admission window for candidates who seek admission to the UG/PG programmes offered by the university.

The Centre for Professional and Advanced Studies (CPAS) is a newly formed society in the year 2017 established by the Government of Kerala by including all the Self Financing Departments formerly run by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, with an aim to provide specialty based quality education to meet the ever-increasing demand of trained personnel in various fields.

The Courses offered by the School are:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  • Master in Hospital Administration
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in
    • Medical Biochemistry
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Biomedical Instrumentation
      • Medical Anatomy

9. KJ Somaiya College of Physiotherapy

K.J.Somaiya College Of Physiotherapy educates aspiring physiotherapists who excel; conducts research that advances the practice of physiotherapy; and promotes high standards of health.

To conduct programs for the highest academic degree i.e Ph.D.

Our mission is to aspire and strive for excellence in education and service by developing and sharpening the intellectual and human potential of physiotherapists for the good of society.

The Courses offered by the College are:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Physiotherapy in
    • Musculoskeletal Sciences
    • Neurosciences
  • Ph.D. in Physiotherapy

10. Topiwala National Medical College

Topiwala National Medical College (TNMC), often associated with Bai Yamunabai Laxman (BYL) Nair Charitable Hospital falls in the list of the top medical colleges of the country. Both the hospital and medical college were together set up in 1921 it holds the credit for housing the oldest Gastroenterology department in the country. It offers comprehensive training courses in twenty-five different branches of medical science and nine super specialty courses. TNMC holds the credit for being the first public hospital to get seven of its departments with ISO-9001 certification.

Undergraduate admissions to the college are based on NEET UG scores/rankings and centralized counseling conducted by the state government. Candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate courses in medical sciences must do so by appearing for NEET PG, followed by centralized admissions process.

The College offers various courses which include

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Bachelor of Paramedical Technology
  • Doctorate of Medicine
  • Master of Surgery
  • Master of Science in
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Audio-speech therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Chirurgiae
  • Ph.D. in
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology


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