Courses Offered

BPT ( Bachelor of Physiotherapy 4½ years )

MPT ( Master of Physiotherapy 2 years )

Dr. N.Nithinchandra Kini

Learning is a never ending process. More so when it comes to professional cours- es. Despite all the so called digitalization & social media, scores of our population thinks physiotherapy is administering of massage. Physiotherapy professionals indulge in the treatment of finger injuries and have a role to play on open heart surgeries. So the subject is vast and encompasses all the medical faculties. In fact we have a role to play in all the walks of medical society. In 2008, WHO (World Health Organization) proclaimed that, one of most difficult of all paramedical courses is physiotherapy. Hope in Vikaas College of Physiotherapy we not only provide excellent theory classes, but also endeavour to cater our students with the best of clinical knowledge. As the old saying goes in medical practice, the practi- tioner with only clinical knowledge is a fella in the boat with no rudder, oar on sail. On the other side the practitioner with only theory knowledge, is yet to see the sea. So combining theory and clinical knowledge is our aim. I wish to add that for our students the best of facilities are provided academically and also in the hostels. I am not blowing Vikaas College trumpet, we provide our students with the best of food and medical care when in need. Physiotherapy course started in 1993, we are proud that it is our silver Jubilee Year. All our students who have graduated from our premises are all well placed professionally all around our country and all around the world. As our aim is to do yeomen service to the human kind, we leave no stone unturned. We have one of the best library facilities in Mangaluru. Wonderful referral materials are available for students to refer and explain their knowledge. I am not exaggerating by stating that we have one of the best faculties in the whole of Mangaluru. Apart form academics we also ensure our students excel in extra-curricular activities. Our Institution has got the knack of scouting talents hidden in these budding youngsters and to highlight it, to the society.

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Physiotherapy is a health care profession which assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. The terms “physiotherapy” and “physical therapy” mean the same thing and are used interchangeably, as are the terms “physiotherapist” and “physical therapist”.

Physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of how the body works and specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury and disability. Physiotherapy includes rehabilitation, as well as prevention of injury, and promotion of health and fitness. Physiotherapists often work in teams with other health professionals to help meet an individual’s health care needs.

Physiotherapy can help you…

  • become stronger and more flexible
  • increase freedom of movement and mobility
  • breathe easier
  • reduce pain
  • stay active
  • prevent injury

Vikaas College of physiotherapy offers Bachelor’s Degree BPT and Master’s degree MPT Programme in Physiotherapy.


Outpatients: Treating spinal and joint problems, accidents and sports injuries.

Intensive care: Keeping limbs mobile and chest clear.

Women’s health: Advising on ante and post-natal care, exercise and posture, and managing continence and post gynaecological operations.

Care of Elderly: Maintaining their mobility and independence, rehabilitation after falls or treating arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.

Stroke patients: Helping people with paralyzed limbs to restore normal movement.

Orthopedics: Helping after spinal operations and hip, knee, and other joint replacements; treating patients who have had accidents.

Mental illness: Holding relaxation and body awareness classes, and improving confidence and self-esteem through exercise

Occupational health: Working in large companies to treat employees, with special focus on posture in order to prevent problems such as repetitive strain injury.

Terminally ill: Working in the community or in hospitals to treat patients with cancer and AIDS.

Pediatrics: Helping children with severe mental and physical handicaps and conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

Community: Treating a wide range of patients at home and counseling those caregivers.

Private sector: Working independently in private practice, clinic or hospitals and treating a wide range of conditions.

Education and Health promotion: Teaching people about back care, running exercise and fitness centres.


The primary objective of the course is to provide students with adequate knowledge of basic medical subjects and to develop skills and techniques of therapeutic exercises, electro therapy and soft tissue manipulation so as to work as rehabilitation team members and coordinate with other teams.

As a team member a student develops :

  1. Competency in imparting the physio therapeutic measure of specific choice towards preventive, curative, symptomatic and restorative or rehabilitative goals.
  2. Skills in teaching, management, research, guidance and counseling in various aspects of the discipile.
  3. Compassion and concern for the welfare of the physically handicapped in the community.


Recognised by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (I.A.P.)

Bachelor Programme in Physiotherapy BPT extends over a period of 4 years and 6 months of compulsory full time internship.

Affiliation: Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. Eligibility: Pass in to year PUC (10+2) examination recognized by University/Board with English as one of the languages and physics, chemistry and biology as optional subjects with 40 % marks (35% -SC/ST/OBC to Karnataka students) in the aggregate of Biology Physics and chemistry.

Candidates seeking into admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy course should have completed 17 years of age as of 31st December of the year of admission.

Mode of selection: On scrutiny of applications received, eligible candidates will be selected. The candidates selected will have to get admitted immediately on payment of fees prescribed. All admissions are subject to the eligibility conditions of Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences.

Examination pattern: BPT examinations are yearly examinations Compulsory rotating internship: Every candidate on passing the final BPT examination shall undergo 6 month compulsory rotatory internship as laid down by university. At the end of training the Head of the department shall forward the attendance to the principal of the institute along with the candidate’s character profile and the knowledge of the subject, after due assessment.


  1. Fee once paid on initial or subsequent admission shall not be refunded. No correspondence will be enter tained in this regard.
  2. The candidates admitted will be required to attend classes from the notified date.
  3. The name of the candidates remaining absent for 15 consecutive working days from the start of the classes will automatically be struck off the rolls without anyintimation and the seat thus rendered vacant will be offered to a candidate on merit in the waiting list.
  4. Any candidate found medically unfit will not be allowed to continue his/ her study in the institution.


  1. Four copies of recent photograph (passport size).
  2. The following original certificate shall be retained by the college for issue of University enrolment number:
    a) Certificates of passing Annual Examinations of Class X & XII.
    b) Detailed marks certificates
    c) Migration certificate
    d) Character certificate.
    e) Certificate pertaining to claims of reservations.
    f) Copy of certificate for proof of residence like Aadhar card, Electricity Bill and Driving License.
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Master of physiotherapy programme MPT extends over a period of two years Affiliation: Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Eligibility: Pass in BPT examination and completion of 6 months compulsory internship from a recognized University with 50 % aggregate marks is mandatory to get admission into MPT.

Mode of selection: On scrutiny of applications received, eligible candidates will be selected. The candidates selected will have to get admitted immediately on payment of fees prescribed. All admissions are subject to the eligibility conditions of Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences.

Specialties offered: MPT in Musculoskeletal and sports, MPT in Neurological and psychosomatic disorders, MPT in Paediatrics, MPT in Cardiopulmonary sciences, MPT in Community based Rehabilitation.

Postings: Students will be posted in various hospitals and outreach centers like geriatric homes and paediatric centres in Mangalore, Students will be also posted in collaborated centers of college on rotation basis. Post graduate students will be given opportunity to go for one month external postings in their choice hospital and place after receiving permission from the concerned hospital. Regular Seminars, case presentations, Journal clubs, Problem based learning sessions ill be planne in the span of two years.

Thesis submission: Post graduate students have to plan their synopsis within first 6 months after joining and submit their complete thesis before their final Examination.

Examination pattern: MPT examinations will be conducted at the end of second year together for first year and second year subjects.


Vikaas College of Physiotherapy has a well equipped OPD. Daily around 40 patients will be benefitted. College is collaborated with Veronica Vihar Old age home where regular physiotherapy will be given by faculty and students of Physiotherapy. College is even collaborated with Physiocare Physiotherapy clinics, Payyannur, and Medhosampathi Special school in Hyderabad where faculties will be visiting once in a month for two days and educate Physiotherapists, Children with special needs and also parents of the special children. Students have everyday postings in Government wenlock hospital, Mangalore which is a 1000 bedded government hospital.


Physiotherapists work closely with occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nurses, social workers, respiratory technicians and physicians.

Physiotherapists treat patients who may not be referred to them by a physician. Following assessment, individual treatment programs are designed with the patient’s participation wherever possible. Physiotherapy is an active partnership between patient and therapist.


Electro-Therapy Department : Modern equipment used to treat patients with disorders ranging from sports injuries to degenerative diseases are made available here, helping students to gain practical knowledge and treatment modes.

Exercise Therapy Department : Patients with problems concerning postural imbalance, gait disorders and the like are treated here using the latest equipment developed for the purpose.

Anatomy & Physiology Lab : Well-equipped with relevant apparatus, this lab enables students to pursue practical studies relevant to the curriculum.


Students enjoy the advantage of updating themselves with new advances in their course of study in the computer lab.

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Ample opportunities are provided at the college clinic which offers the best in the latest physiotherapeutic technology, so as to mould them into professionally competent physiotherapists.


Training in theoretical aspects of the course is imparted to students in classrooms which are provided with the requisite equipment that support the subjects and curriculum.


Reference and study material is made available to the students in the form of a well-stocked library with books of Indian and foreign authors. Journals, periodicals and magazines are regularly subscribed to, adequately catering to the needs of the students. Students are provided access to e-journals and e-books.


Students are provided the means and resources to exercise their sporting preferences with outdoor and indoor game provisions.


The college owns a fleet of buses to ensure comfortable transportation for its students so as to pursue the course activities with the least hassle.


The college provides a platform to students in order to develop their innate talents and exhibit their skills at various forums like the Annual Day celebrations, Fresher’s Day celebrations, various regional and religious festivals, Physio-Treasure hunt and regular CMEs.

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