BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSIONS

Qualifying Examination :

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.

OR

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.

OR

iii) Candidates who have completed Pre-university course with Vocational Physiotherapy as their optional subject are eligible for admission to BPT course.

Marks :

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 entirely on the basis of Performance of candidates in the Interview conducted by the selection Committee of the Institute.

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.

ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE

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.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Candidates are advised to browse the Institute website carefully before sending their application to the Institute. Filled in application form should be addressed to the Director, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Bangalore-560011. The prospectus and application form can be obtained from the Institute or can also be downloaded from www.sgito.org. The prospectus with application form can be obtained by post by sending a Bank draft for Rs.150/- drawn in favour of the Director, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Bangalore-560011, or from any scheduled Bank for Rs.100/- if to be collected in Person.

All particulars in the application form should be filled carefully and legibly and sent in a cover superscribed “Application for Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) Course” address to the Director, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Byrasandra, Jayanagar East, Bangalore – 560011, in person or by post preferably by registered post acknowledgement due, so as to reach the Institute on or before due date. The application fee paid will not be refundable in any case. Applications, which are incomplete, shall not be considered. The Institute will not take any responsibility for any delay in the receipt or loss of application in postal transit.

INTERVIEW

All the candidates must appear at the time of Interview along with all the Original Certificates to the Office.

GENERAL INSTRUTIONS

  1. Application received after the due date will not be considered.
  2. All particulars in the application form must be written carefully and legibly.
  3. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final in the matter of selection of candidates for admission to the various courses and no appeal shall be entertained on the subject.
  4. Any attempt on the part of a candidate to influence directly or indirectly will be treated as a disqualification.
  5. Each candidate selected for admission shall have to pay the fee / dues within the prescribed period failing which his / her admission shall be cancelled and the next candidate on the waiting list shall be admitted in the order of merit.
  6. The period of course is strictly full time and continuous. All students admitted to the Institute shall maintain good conduct, pay the requisite tuition fee and other charges by due dates, attend their classes regularly and abide by the regulations of the Institute failing which their names are liable to be struck off from the attendance rolls of the Institute.
  7. No individual intimation to unselected candidates will be sent and no correspondence on this subject will be entertained.
  8. The rules are subject to change in accordance with the decision of the Institute from time to time.
  9. Selected candidates must join the respective course within the date stipulated in the letter of selection. The seats of candidates who fail to join the course with the stipulated time mentioned in the letter of selection shall automatically stand cancelled and such shall then be given to the candidate in the waiting list in the order of merit.
  10. No separate intimation will be given to the candidate for the interview.
  11. Candidates who have passed any qualifying examination other than two years PUC of Karnataka, 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 application will be rejected.
  12. The Candidates of other states will be considered under general merit category.
  13. Candidates should submit separate application forms for each course.
  14. Clinical Experience to Students – Postings in other Institutes to get better experience in this field.

WORD OF VIGILANCE

If any candidate is found to have declared the false information or certificates etc. or is found to have withheld or cancelled some information in his/her Application he/she shall be debarred from admission.

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

Click here to see TEACHING HOUR DETAILS

ATTENDANCE

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.

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

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.

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

1. Click here to see SUBJECTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS

2. Click here to see QUESTION PAPER PATTERN FOR BPT EXAMINATION

DECLARATION OF CLASS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)]

CARRY OVER

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.

INTERNSHIP

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.

  • Internship should be done in a MCI recognized teaching hospital.
  • Transfer of Internship can be given within India.
  • Only 20% of total students passing in respective examination can obtain transfer outside University.
  • To get a transfer, No objection certificate (NOC) shall be obtained from the intended hospital/institution desiring to do internship and shall also obtain NOC from the Principal/HOD of the College where BPT was studied

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.

The 6 months of rotational posting must be covered in the following pattern.

Physiotherapy OPD (including Pediatrics and OBG wards)

1 month

Orthopedic wards

1 month

General Medicine wards (including MICU and CCU)

1 month

General Surgery wards (including CTS wards, CTS-ICU and Burns)

1 month

Neurology and Neurosurgery wards (including Neuro ICU)

1 month

Community Posting

1 month


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.

Prospectus for Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

Issue of Application Month of June
Commencement of Course As per RGUHS Norms
Application Form Fee : Each Course
(In person)
(By post)

Rs. 100/-
Rs. 150/-
By Cash or DD in favour of Director, Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Bangalore - 560011.

COURSE OFFERED:

SI. No. Name of the Course Intake Duration of the Course
01 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) 40 4 Years + 6 Months Internship