ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSIONS
A Candidate seeking admission to first year Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT):
i) Should have passed two year Pre University examination conducted by Department of Pre University Education, Karnataka State, with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually also.
ii) Shall have passed any other examination conducted by Boards/Councils/Intermediate examination established by State Government/Central Government and recognized as equivalent to a two year Pre University Examination by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences/ Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually also.
iii) Candidates who have completed Pre-university course with Vocational Physiotherapy as their optional subject are eligible for admission to BPT course.
Candidates who have passed any qualifying examination other than two years PUC of Karnataka Pre-University Board should obtain and furnish the eligibility certificate issued by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences at the time of submission of application. Without eligibility certificate applications will be rejected.
The selection of students to a course of Physiotherapy shall be based on merit provided that: In case of admission on the basis of qualifying examination, a candidate for admission to BPT course must have passed individually in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and must have obtained not less than 40% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Category I, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology together in qualifying examination is not less than 35% instead of 40% as above.
Age: A candidate seeking admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy course should have completed 17 years of age, as on 31st December of the year of admission. Every candidate before admission to the course shall furnish to Principal of the Institution a certificate of Medical Fitness from an authorized Government Medical Officer to the effect, that the candidate is physically fit to undergo Physiotherapy course.
METHOD OF SELECTION
The selection is made solely on merit basis through government counselling.
COURSE OF STUDY
DURATION OF COURSE
The duration of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course is four years and Six months including compulsory rotation internship after passing final year degree examination.
DISTRIBUTION OF TEACHING HOURS
The course of study leading to Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree comprises of 4½ year. A candidate shall undergo the course of instruction on the following subjects
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A candidate is required to attend at least 80 percent of the total classes conducted in a year in all subjects prescribed for that year, separately, in theory and practical / clinical to become eligible to appear for the university examination in the first attempt. Principals should notify at their college, the attendance details at the end of each term without fail, under intimation to the University.
It shall be based on evaluation of periodic tests assignments, clinical presentations etc., (see Annexure -I for example). Regular periodic examinations should be conducted throughout the course. There should be a minimum of two (2) sessional examinations during I, II, III and final year. The average of the two examination marks should be reduced to 20 and 10 for Theory and Practical/Clinical respectively, and sent to the University before the University examination as per notification. Proper record which forms the basis of the Internal Assessment should be maintained for all students and should be available for scrutiny. The marks of periodical tests should be displayed on the student notice board by Principals.
A Candidate must obtain a 35% mark in theory and practical separately in internal assessment to be eligible to write the university examination.
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION
There will be two examinations in a year, to be conducted as per notification issued by the University from time to time.
First, Second, Third and Final Examinations of BPT course shall be held at the end of 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year respectively. The particulars of subjects for various examinations and distribution of marks are shown separately in Tables V to VIII(Annexure of Syllabus).
The examination for main subjects shall be conducted by the University and for subsidiary subjects by the respective college.
CRITERIA FOR PASS
1. Main Subjects
A candidate is declared to have passed university examination in a subject, if she/he secures 50 % of the marks in theory and 50 % in practical separately. For computation of 50 % marks in theory, the marks scored in the internal assessment [theory] shall be added to the University conducted written and viva voce examination and for a pass in practical, the marks scored in University conducted practical examination and internal assessment [practical] shall be added together.
2. Subsidiary Subjects
For a pass in Subsidiary subjects, a candidate shall secure 35% of the total marks prescribed for the subject. The marks obtained should be sent to the University 15 days prior to the commencement of University examination.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
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DECLARATION OF CLASS
- A candidate having appeared in all the subjects in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 75% of marks or more of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination with Distinction.
- A candidate having appeared in all subjects in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 65% of marks or more but less than 75% of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination in First Class.
- A candidate having appeared in all the subjects in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 50% of marks or more but less than 65% of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class.
- A candidate passing the university examination in more than one attempt shall be placed in Pass class irrespective of the percentage of marks secured by him/her in the examination.
- The marks obtained by a candidate in the subsidiary subjects shall not be considered for award of Class or Rank.
[Please note fraction of marks should not be rounded off clauses (a), (b) and (c)]
I Year [5 main subjects] :
A candidate who has failed in I year is permitted to carry any two of the five main subjects and shall have to pass these subjects before appearing for the II year examination.
II Year [4 main subjects]:
A candidate who has failed in II year is permitted to carry any one of the four main subjects and shall have to pass these subjects before appearing for the III year examination.
III Year [5 Main subjects]:
A candidate is permitted to carry any two of the failed subjects and shall have to pass these subjects before appearing for the final year examination.
Subsidiary subject - may be carried over by a failed candidate but shall have to pass the same before appearing for the final year examination.
There shall be six months (26 weeks) of Internship after the final year examination for candidates declared to have passed the examination in all the subjects.
No candidate shall be awarded degree certificate without successfully completing six months of Internship.
The Internship should be rotatory and cover clinical branches concerned with Physiotherapy such as Orthopaedics, Cardiothoracic including ICU, Neurology, Neurosurgery Paediatrics, General Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology both in patient and outpatient services.
Successful Completion – The student must maintain a logbook. On completion of each posting, the same will have to be certified by the faculty in charge of the posting for both attendance as well as work done. On completion of all six postings, the duly completed logbook will be submitted to the Principal/Head of program to be considered as having successfully completed the internship program.