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Career in Health Care


Introduction : Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine evolved approximately around 600 BC in India and has many followers across the world today. Ayurveda makes use of natural – plants, herbs and minerals to produce medicines. Also included in course of Ayurveda are body massage, meditation and basic dietary plans which according to many practitioners have no side effects as it is based on non-invasive treatment practices. Ayurveda has been recognized by World Health Organization.

Eligibility : 10+ 2 with Physics, Chemistry & Biology


  • Certificate course in Ayurvedic Cosmetics Duration: 1 year

  • Diploma in Ayurvedic Pharmacy (D.Pharma) Duration: 2 years

  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery or "Ayurvedacharya" (B.A.M.S.)

  • Bachelor in Ayurvedic Pharmacy (B.Pharma) Duration: 4 years

  • Master in Ayurvedic Pharmacy (M.Pharma) Duration: 2 years

  • Master of Science in Medicinal Plants (M.Sc. in Medicinal Plants) Duration: 2 years

  • Masters in Ayurveda (MD)

  • PG Diploma in Ayurvedic Drug Standardisation Duration: 2 years


  • All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.

  • Ayurvedic & Uunani Tibbia College & Hospital, New Delhi.

  • Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Post Graduate Ayurvedic Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Govt. Akhandanand Ayurvedic College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  • Govt. Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

  • Govt. Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Jagatganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

  • National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • College of Ayurveda of Rajasthan Ayurvedic University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

  • Govt. Rishikul Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Hardwar, Uttarkhand.

  • J. B. Roy Govt. Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal.


Introduction : Dentistry deals with teeth, gums, hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. Today, dentistry is not restricted to treating just tooth decays but also includes cosmetic dental procedures to improve a person’s appearance. The introduction of new fields like periodontal (care of gums and the diseases), oral pathology (diagnosis for diseases that affect the mouth) and orthodontics (straightening and aligning teeth and jaws) are also part of the BDS course.

Eligibility : 10+2 with PCB

A student needs to appear in NEET to get admission in Bachelor in Dental Surgery Course.


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

  • Master in Dental Surgery (MS)


  • Maulana Azad Dental College and Hospital, New Delhi

  • Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

  • Govt. Dental College, Medical Campus, Rohtak

  • Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Afzalganj, Hyderabad.

  • Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Vijayawada.


Introduction : Homeopathy is practiced worldwide for healing, curation and therapeutic purposes. It is an allinclusive practice of treatment wherein a patient is treated while assessing all aspects of symptoms and health problems for restoration of overall health. In this unique therapeutic system of treatment, certain natural substances are diluted and used in various forms for treatment of many ailments. The courses are designed to give insight about Homeopathy medicine, its foundation, analysis, evaluation, surgery etc. and encompass both clinical and pre-clinical subjects with proper emphasis on theoretical as well as hands on practical sessions.

Eligibility : Chemistry and Biology. For MD (Hom.)- B.H.M.S.


  • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)

  • MD (Homeopathy)


  • JSPS Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College, Hyderabad

  • Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital (NHMC&H) Delhi (University of Delhi)

  • Dr. Gururaju Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital,, Andhra Pradesh

  • Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

  • The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai


Introduction : Naturopathy is a science of healing through nature and relies upon the study and balancing the five basic elements of nature known as Water, Air, Earth, Fire and Aether.

         Yoga is combined with Naturopathy to add value to both these systems. Courses are available in both Naturopathy as well as in combination of both Naturopathy & Yoga.

Eligibility : Entry level - 10th

10 + 2 or equivalent with Science stream


  • Foundation Course in Yoga Science for Wellness (FCYScW)

  • Diploma in Yoga Science (D.Y.Sc.) for Graduates

  • B.Sc. (Yoga Science) (for 10+2 Science stream students) in the Biology.

  • Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)

  • M.D.Yoga & Naturopathy


  • Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi

  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

  • National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune

  • Govt. Yoga And Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai

  • The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Channai

Food Science and Nutrition

Introduction : It is the study of understanding the biological and chemical composition of food and how its preservation can affect the level of nutrition. Nutritionist, Diet Therapist, and Aerobic Consultant know the science of Food and Nutrition and integrate it with the production and consumption of food.

Eligibility  : 10+2 examination in any relevant stream


  • (B.Sc.) -Food Science and Nutrition

  • (M.Sc.) -Food Science and Nutrition

  • Ph. D


  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Banasthali Vidyapith, Tonk, Rajasthan

  • CSA University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (

A number of colleges also offer this course.

Nutrition and Dietetics

Introduction : Nutrition and Dietetics is mainly associated with the promotion of good, clean health habits which can help to live a quality life. The focus is to educate, motivate and counsel people for a better work routine and healthy food selection.

The study of nutrition involves - understanding of the components of the food, harmful reactions, digestion and body fitness.

Eligibility : 10+2 examination in any relevant stream


  • Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN)

  • BSc (Food & Nutrition)

  • MSc (Food & Nutrition)

  • MSc (Food & Fermentation Technology)

  • MSc – Home Science (Specialization in food science nutrition)

  • 6. PG Diploma in Food Nutrition


  • National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad

  • University of Bombay, Mumbai

  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

  • University of Health Science, VijayawadaA P

  • Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

  • Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysuru.

  • University of Mysore, Mysore.

  • Tamil Nadu GD Naidu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

  • All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Calcutta

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi


Introduction : Pharmacy is the study of drugs which includes instructions on use, selection, composition, effects and side effects of drugs. It also includes development of new drugs, ascertaining of quality standards, dispensing of drugs and improvement of existing drugs.

Eligibility : 10+2 with science


  • Diploma in Pharmacy

  • Bachelor’s in Pharmacy

  • Master’s in Pharmacy

  • Eligibility: B. Pharma

  • M. Tech (Pharm.)

  • MBA (Pharm.)

  • MS (Pharm.)

  • Ph. D. in Pharmacy


  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali

  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

  • Annamalai University, Chennai

  • Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT BHU, Varanasi

  • Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak

  • Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam

  • National institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad

  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, New Delhi


Introduction : Siddha is one of oldest Indian systems of medicine which has its roots in south India and is popular worldwide. Therapeutic in nature, the system works on the belief that human body is made of five basic elements namely, earth, water, fire, air and sky and the treatment deals with balancing these elements for healthy and disease free life . The Central Council of Indian Medicine controls the education of Siddha system in the country.

Eligibility : 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Botany


  • Siddha Courses

  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Sciences – BSMS

  • MD - Siddha Medicine


  • The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Channai

  • Government Siddha Medical College, Arumbakkam, Chennai

  • Government Siddha Medical College, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu

  • Sri Sai Ram Siddha Medical College, Sriperumputhur, Tamil Nadu

  • Kerala University of Health Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala


Introduction : Unani means Greece where the Unani System of Medicine originated. BOKHRATH (Hippocrates) founded it in 460 BC approximately and is called as Father of Unani Medicine. Unani medicine works on the basis of ‘humoral theory’ (relating to four bodily fluids) where each humour denotes a precise disposition in a human being. In Unani medicine, the plants, minerals and animal products are used for healing purposes and for restoration of a person’s original humoral constituents. Unani System is one of internationally accepted treatments of medicine in present day also.

Eligibility : For BUMS – 10+2 or equivalent certification with Science After BUMS/Graduation AIAPGET -2018 can apply for admission to MD/MS (Unani)


  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)

  • Kamil-e-Tob-o-Jarahat

  • Mahir-e-Tibb

  • MD/MS/PG (Unani)


  • National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangaluru

  • Delhi University (Faculty of Ayurvedic & Unani Medicine)

  • A & U Tibbia College & Hospital, Delhi

  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka

  • Dr NTR University Of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, AP

  • Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Telangana, Warangal

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh


Introduction : Physical therapy (or physiotherapy), is an allied health care profession used to prevent and treat many disabilities and diseases. Physiotherapists deal with the remediation of impairments and disabilities to restore physical mobility and help in maintaining quality of life. The therapists use the techniques of examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.

Eligibility : 10+2 passed or equivalent examination with physics, chemistry, biology Selection: The admission to institutes is through entrance examination. There is a Common Entrance Test (CET) for Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). Admission is based mainly on CET scores.


  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Sports Physiotherapy (PGCSP)


  • Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute For The Physically Handicapped, New Delhi,

  • School of Physiotherapy, SSG Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat.

  • Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana.

  • Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna, Bihar

  • Govt. Medical College (GMC), Nagpur, Maharashtra


Introduction : Rehabilitation psychology course is related to psychological principles for healing of patients who have disability due to injury or illness. The focus of this course is to address behavioural and mental health issues related to the injury or chronic condition that leads to disability and promote behaviour for positive adaptation to disability.

Eligibility : Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or should have studied psychology as one of the subjects from a recognized University


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology

  • Ph. D


  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Department of Psychology - University of Delhi

  • Ambedkar University (New Delhi)

  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

  • Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar

  • Amity Institute Of Psychology And Allied Sciences, Noida

  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (

  • Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Open University , Telangana

Rehabilitation therapy

Introduction : Rehabilitation Therapy is a method which enables a person to recover from functional limitations after an injury, an illness or addiction. Rehabilitation assists people to restore their mental, emotional, physical, social and vocational wellbeing. Mental illness is also recovered with the assistance of rehabilitation. Physical and occupational therapy are also included in rehabilitation therapy.

Eligibility : 10+2 with science subjects. The selection is usually made on the basis of entrance examinations conducted by the institute/university concerned. The duration of the bachelor’s degree course is 3-4 years.


  • Certificate in Rehabilitation Counselling

  • Diploma in Special Education (Hearing Impaired)

  • Diploma in Special Education (Visually Handicapped)

  • Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation)

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physical Therapy

  • Bachelor in Mental Retardation

  • Bachelor of Education (Hearing Impaired)

  • Bachelor of Education (Visually Handicapped)

  • Bachelor of Special Education (Hearing Impairment)

  • Master of Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Master of Occupational TherapyRehabilitation

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation with Persons of Multiple Disabilities


  • National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Secunderabad, Telangana

  • Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for the Physically Handicapped, New Delhi

  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore, Karnataka

  • Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

Special Educator

Introduction : Special education is the method of interventions designed to help individuals with special needs to help them achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success. This involves individually planned and systematically monitored teaching procedures, equipment and materials.

Eligibility : Pass 10+2 from any subject for diploma courses. Bachelor Degree in any discipline from any recognized University for higher courses.


  • Diploma in Special Education

  • B.Ed. (Special Education)

  • M.Ed. (Special Education)

  • M. Phil. (Special Education)


  • National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), Chennai, Tamil Nadu

  • National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad, Telangana

  • Indian Institute of Health Education & Research, Patna, Bihar

Speech Language and Hearing

Introduction : A paramedical and rehabilitation course, it involves studying the anatomy, physiology, pathology (diseases or disorders), of hearing and speech and rehabilitation. Speech Language is the science of verbal and symbolic expression of thoughts.

Eligibility : 10 + 2 pass or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics


  • Diploma in Hearing, Language & Speech.

  • Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology

  • Master of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology

  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Auditory Verbal Therapy


  • All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

  • All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru

  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

  • Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS) Karnataka

  • Indian Institute of Health Education and Research, Patna, Bihar

  • Patna and MERF Institute of Speech and Hearing, Chennai

  • Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangaluru

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