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Introduction

Medical is the study or practice of medicine. It covers a wide range of health care practices which include prevention and treatment of illness to maintain and restore health. Medical is one of the professions which has the most stable future because there is no dearth of clients who want to get well or look well. No other profession commands such profit and respect as the medical profession.

Listing of Medical Courses

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is composed of 2 Words, M.B. - 'Medicinae Baccalaureus' (Bachelor of Medicine in Latin) and B.S. - 'Bachelor of Surgery' (in English). Though the name suggests 2 separate degrees, however it is only 1 degree. It is an Undergraduate Academic Degree Course dealing with Medicine and Surgery. The Duration of M.B.B.S. course extends over a period of 4 ½ academic years which are divided into 9 semesters. Each semester is of 6 months duration. After the completion of academic study, a candidate has to complete 1 year of compulsory rotating internship. Each semester consists of approximately 120 teaching days. All over the duration of M.B.B.S. is 5 ½ years. M.B.B.S is required to become a Doctor in Allopathic Medicine. Candidates are given an in depth and proper knowledge of human body through theory, practical experience in dissection of bodies and observing various types of surgeries.

M.B.B.S. is suited best, for those who have a scientific bend of mind and those who want to serve humanity. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the most coveted of all the Medical Degrees in India. As of 2011, M.B.B.S. is not available through distance education though there was a report regarding the introduction of M.B.B.S. through correspondence in Times of India, according to which Max Healthcare and US-based Ocenia University were in regular touch with MCI (Medical Council of India) over the distance M.B.B.S. programme in November 2007. MCI is a medical body which maintains uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

M.B.B.S. Eligibility

  • To obtain M.B.B.S. admission the basic criteria is that a candidate should have scored more than 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology aggregate in their 10+2 grade.
  • To get medical school entry, one needs to appear for Common Entrance Test (CET) and All India Medical Entrance Examination (AIMEE). The candidate needs to appear for All India Pre Medical Entrance Test for admission to 15% of the total seats for medical and dental courses in all medical and dental colleges run by the Union of India. This test is conducted by Central board of Secondary education.
  • A basic requirement for applying for medical entrance tests is that the student should be at least 17 years old on or before 31st December of the year of admission. Upper age limit, where specified, is 25 years. Typically, Written tests have questions from physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology). In general, the mix of questions is such that the focus on biology, which is a combination of zoology and botany, is as much as that on physics and chemistry together.
  • Most of the time there is negative marking for a wrong answer. This would be indicated in the information bulletin or prospectus. Some medical entrance tests also have a few questions on general knowledge, personality and intelligence assessment or English language. The states also conduct their own Pre Medical Entrance Examination for domiciled candidates.

 

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Subjects

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology Including Bio-Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Humanities & Community Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine including Toxicology
  • Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Orthopaedics
  • Radiotherapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Specialisations
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • E.N.T. (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Psychiatry
  • Anaesthesiology

Elective posting will include Two of the following for 15 days in each subject.

  • Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Psychiatry
  • Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
  • Anaesthesia
  • Radio-diagnosis
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Department

M.B.B.S. Colleges

There are nearly 400 colleges in India which they are provided Degree in Medical across the India:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences - AIIMS Delhi, New Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College - AFMC, Pune
  • Christian Medical College - CMC Vellore, Vellore

How is Course Beneficial?

  1. The prefix of `Dr` before one's name commands respect. That itself is an achievement in itself. Doctors also are looked upon with great respect as they save lives with their skills so a Doctor gains the status of a Humanitarian as well.
  2. Doctors command high salaries and can earn lots of money especially in private practice.
  3. Medical graduates are eligible to sit for various postgraduate examinations, including examinations for membership and fellowship of professional institutions such as Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, postgraduate Masters degrees such as a Master of Surgery or Master of Obstetrics and a postgraduate doctorate in medicine (e.g. Doctor of Medicine, if earned in Ireland, the UK or Commonwealth nations) and board certification examinations.

    Employment Areas
  • Biomedical Companies
  • Health Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Medical Colleges
  • Medical Foundation/Trust
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies
  • Polyclinics
  • Private Practice
  • Research Institutes

Job Types

  • Anaesthetist or Anaesthesiologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Chiropodist
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist
  • Dermatologist
  • E.N.T. Specialist
  • Enterologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • General Practitioner
  • General Surgeon
  • Gynaecologist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Admitting Officer
  • Neurologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Obstetrician
  • Orthopaedist
  • Pathologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Radiologist
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Resident Medical Officer

Bachelor of Dental Surgery is an undergraduate Dentistry course. The duration of Bachelor of Dental Surgery course is 4-5 years of study with internship and without internship, Manipal College of Dental Sciences offers the course in the mentioned formats. The B.D.S. course is divided into 2 or more semesters. The course can be pursued either as a Full Time Graduate Course or Part Time Graduate Course i.e. through Correspondence or Distance Education depending upon one’s choice. After M.B.B.S., Bachelor of Dental Surgery is one the most sought after course in the field of medical science. B.D.S. enables one to become a Dentist. Dental Courses comprise didactic lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, seminars, clinical work and conferences. Aspiring candidates learn about various forms of treatment including Surgical Procedures, Dental materials, Dental anatomy & Oral histology, Oral Pathology, Community Dentistry, Pedodontics, Oral Medicine & Radiology etc. which are some of the topics that are generally taught. There are various Dental Schools and Dental Colleges which impart the education of bachelor in dentistry.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Eligibility

  • Dental School Requirements include H.S.C. (10+2) with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least 50% marks. Admission to graduate courses in dentistry is through a general, nationwide competitive examination.
  • Entrance Examinations are conducted in major cities all over India. Advertisements are given, regarding issue of Application forms for Common Entrance Examination, important dates etc., in all leading newspapers all over India are also notified. The All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam conducted by the CBSE is common for both the M.B.B.S. and the Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS). The allocation of institutions is based on merit.
  • Other than the centrally run medical institutions there is at least one dental college in most states, where admission is governed by domiciliary status. But to be eligible for practice, one must ensure that the course chosen is approved by the Dental Council of India.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Subjects

  • Human Physiology
  • Materials used in Dentistry
  • Human Oral Anatomy, Physiology, Histology and Tooth Morphology
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Specializations
There is no specialization at the bachelor level.

Course Requirements 
Attendance during the course (old regulation):

Minimum of 75 % attendance (separately in theory and practical) is mandatory for being eligible for appearing for professional examination held by the university. In case of a subject, for which there is no examination at the end of the academic year, the percentage of attendance shall not be less than 70%.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Colleges 

  • ESIC Dental College and Hospital, Delhi
  • B.R.S. Dental College and General Hospital, Panchkula
  • Al-Azhar Dental College, Idukki
  • Gandhi Dental College, Bhubaneswar
  • NEET

Course Suitability

  • Candidates who have a passion for serving humanity are the most suitable for pursuing the course. B.D.S. is meant for strong minded people who can bear ghastly sights and smells.
  • To diagnose trainees will have to conduct physical examination which will expose one to obnoxious smell from both medicine and patient's mouth.
  • One should be mentally prepared to keep this fact in mind before opting for this course. Surgery requires patience and a calm mind. Certain surgeries require physical stamina which is often lacking in girls. Girls need to acquire that stamina.

How is Bachelor of Dental Surgery Course Beneficial?

  • Dentistry Schools enable one to work as Dentist in government or Private Hospitals or open up his/her own dental clinic, to serve the society.
  • Apart from being a service to humanity, career in the field of dental science is one of the most lucrative options in the present time.
  • B.D.S. produces a Dentist who is socially acceptable and is able to work safely and effectively on patients in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and oral disease.

Employment Areas

  • Dental Clinics
  • Dental Equipment Manufacturers
  • Dental Products Manufacturers
  • Educational Institutes
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Practice 
  • Research Institutes 

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Job Types

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Consultant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Oral Pathologist
  • Professor
  • Dental Surgeon
  • Medical Representative/Sales Representative
  • Dental Lab Technician/Ceramist
  • Private Practitioner

B.H.M.S. (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery) is an undergraduate Homoeopathic Medical course. Homoeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which is based on treating the individual with highly diluted substances given in mainly tablet form, which triggers the body’s natural system of healing. The duration of B.H.M.S. is 5½ years which includes internship. Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery degree as a holistic alternative medicine degree provides basic and in depth knowledge of the Homoeopathic medicinal system. Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery can also be pursued through correspondence or through distance education program.

Some of the top Homoeopathic Medicine Colleges are:

  • Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, Defence Colony - New Delhi
  • Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homoeopathic Medical College - Mumbai
  • Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College - Calcutta
  • NEET

Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery Colleges

  • B.N.M. Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital - BNMHMCH, Saharsa
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - GGSIPU, Delhi
  • J.R. Kissan Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak
  • NEET

Course Suitability

  • Candidates who have a keen interest in serving mankind should certainly join this course.
  • Those who think that by becoming alternative medicine practitioners, they can promote natural health and be proficient in Homoeopathic remedies can also pursue this natural alternative medicine degree.
  • People with good mental ability and an aptitude to think logically are well endowed to pursue B.H.M.S.

Course Beneficial

  • The candidate can pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery.
  • Homoeopathic treatment is becoming popular world over and there are many job opportunities both in India and abroad. As such one can earn good amount of money while residing abroad.
  • Homoeopaths can also start their own practice or open one’s own retail shop of alternative medicine.
  • Graduates or diploma holders of Homoeopathy can find employment in government and private sector as well.

Employment Areas

  • Charitable Institutions
  • Homoeopathic Medicine Store
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Colleges
  • Pharmacies
  • Consultancies
  • Research Institutes
  • State Dispensaries
  • Training Institutes

Jobs Types

  • Homeopathic Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • Consultant
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer

Eligibility

  • The eligibility for the course is 10+2 with a minimum of 50% or equivalent level examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
  • Admission to the B.H.M.S. is based on merit. In some states there is a joint entrance exam for B.H.M.S. along with the M.B.B.S. and B.D.S. tests. The Admission is based on performance of the candidate in written test which may be followed by personal interview. Minimum age limit is 17 years.

Specializations

  • Homoeopathic Pharmacy
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Skin Specialist
  • Infertility and Sex Specialist

B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) is an undergraduate Ayurvedic courses which is awarded after successful completion of a five and a half years program or course that covers the study of the integrated system of modern medicine and traditional ayurveda. The full 5½ years duration of the degree includes one year of internship also. The degree course covers the study of modern anatomy, physiology, principles of medicine, social and preventive medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic medicine, botany, ENT, principles of surgery, etc. along with ayurvedic topics. Ayurvedacharya recognition is given to the recipient of a Bachelor’s Degree of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S) and the degree holders can use the title Vaidyar before their name (abbreviated as Vr).

Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing a B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and preferably Sanskrit as subjects studied, along with a reasonably high percentage of marks in the aggregate and clearing the different national and state level entrance exams such as:
    • All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam (AIPMT) conducted by Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), Delhi on a national level.
    • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Entrance Exam.
    • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Entrance Exam.
  • Selection to the B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) degree course is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exam.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery Colleges

  • Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Chandigarh
  • Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Gwalior
  • Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and Research, Bangalore
  • Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar
  • NEET
  • Indraprastha University

Course Suitability

  • They should have strong power of concentration, self-confidence, responsibility and caring nature.
  • They also possess good communication and counselling skills and ability to make pivotal decisions after weighing up relevant factors.
  • Applicants willing for having further Master Degree or then after that for research work can for this course. 

Course Beneficial

  • B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) degree is widely acclaimed throughout India, as Ayurveda has its origin in the country.
  • More and more pharmaceutical companies are employing ayurveda experts for the new researches in ayurvedic medicines.
  • Since Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from natural herbs, fruits, vegetable and minerals, so there are no side effects. This advantage of Ayurvedic treatment is gaining international acceptance resulting in more people from abroad coming to the country for ayurvedic treatment which in fact has considerably increased the demand for the Ayurveda experts or the Ayurvedic doctors.

Employment Areas

  • Healthcare Community
  • Clinical Trials
  • Education
  • Healthcare IT
  • On Duty Doctor
  • Insurance
  • Hospital
  • Life Sciences Industry
  • Pharma Industry

Job Types

  • Category Manager
  • Medical Representative
  • Business Development Officer
  • Ayurvedic Doctor
  • Sales Representative
  • Area Sales Executive/Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Assistant Claims Manager
  • Pharmacist
  • Jr. Clinical Trial Coordinator

B.Pharm. or Bachelor of Pharmacy is an undergraduate Pharmacy course. Pharmacy is the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines. The duration of B.Pharm. is four years whose curriculum is covered in a number of 6-8 Semesters, varying from institute to institute. B.Pharm. curriculum provides valuable knowledge of health care and bio chemical science. Students are expected to perform a number of experiments along with theory classes. Pharmacy education and profession in India up to graduate level is regulated by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), a statutory body governed by the provisions of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 passed by the Indian Parliament. Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy enables one to practice the profession of a Pharmacist. There are a number of recognized universities worldwide which offer online Pharmacy Degree. Some of the online Pharmacy Degree Schools are University of Florida, Kaplan University, Baker College, Lehigh University, University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University and University of Liverpool.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy requires a candidate to have cleared 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology as subjects. One must also pass with at least 50% marks in Pre University Course with biology/mathematics as one of the subjects, or complete a D.Pharma. (Diploma in Pharmacy).
  • There is an option of pursuing Direct Second Year Bachelor of Pharmacy (Lateral Entry) if one has: Should have aggregate of 50% marks in the First and Second year D. Pharmacy Examination with a pass in HSC or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) or Mathematics. Or
  • Minimum qualifying marks in 10+2 examination as per Regulation (1a) above with pass in two year D. Pharmacy course.
  • The criteria of minimum percentage of marks may differ from institute to institute. In some states it is also mandatory to give an additional pharmacy entrance examination in order to be eligible for the course.

Duration: 4 Years

Some of the Pharmacy Entrance Tests

  • BHU B Pharma Entrance Exam
  • GPAT - Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
  • GCET - Goa Common Entrance Test
  • MHT-CET - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

Bachelor of Pharmacy Subjects

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmaceutical Maths & Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Colleges

  • Banaras Hindu University - BHU, Varanasi
  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research - DIPSR, New Delhi
  • Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy - BCP, Mumbai

Course Suitability

  • Candidates willing for Master’s Degree and then for further research work can go for it.
  • Those who want to become teacher or lecturer also are suitable for this course.
  • They should have good knowledge of Pharma Industry and other updates about it.

Course Beneficial

  • A candidate can pursue a Master Degree in Pharmacy which offers various specialization like Pharmacognosy, pharmacology etc.
  • After obtaining a Pharmacy degree, and registering with the state Pharmacy Council, one can start his/her own Pharmacy or Chemist Shop to stock and sell medicines.

Employment Areas

  • Chemist Shop
  • Drug Control Administration
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutes
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Health Centres
  • Medical Dispensing Store
  • Pharmaceutical Firms
  • Research Agencies
  • Sales and Marketing Department

Job Types

  • Health Inspector
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Research Officer
  • Chemical/Drug Technician
  • Drug Therapist
  • Customs Officer
  • Data Manager
  • Drug Inspector
  • Hospital Drug Coordinator
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Regulatory Manager
  • Teacher/Lecturer

BPT or Bachelor of Physiotherapy is an undergraduate Academic Course in a Medical Science Field known as Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy uses physical agents like exercise, massage and other modalities for providing treatment to those patients whose movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, disease or environmental factors. The duration of BPT is 4½ years including internship of 6 months. Physical Therapy Programs provide core skills like manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro physical modalities, to the prospective students. There are various Physical Therapy Colleges which offer Physiotherapy Courses. Physical Therapy Degree Course is especially meant for those who have compassion for the sick or injured. Physiotherapy is very challenging and demanding as one may need to work for long hours and have tremendous patience as some patients may not respond to immediate treatment. Apart from rigorous education, one needs to have lots of physical stamina because of the nature of the work. An individual seeking a physical therapy career should have excellent interpersonal skills in order to get the best from his patients.

Eligibility

  • To pursue BPT one needs to be pass in 12th class or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology (including practical) provided the candidate has passed in each subject separately.
  • There is a Common Entrance Test (CET) for the course in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). Admission is based mainly on CET scores.
  • A candidate seeking admission to Bachelor of Physiotherapy should be at least 17 years of age.

Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Neuro-Physiotherapy
  • Community Based Rehabilitation

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 teaching hospital recognised by the University limited to within Karnataka only.
  • 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 out-patient services.

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

  • Physiotherapy OPD (including Paediatrics and OBG wards) = 1 month.
  • Orthopaedic 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 – PHC = 1 month.

Colleges

  • Patna Medical College - PMC, Patna
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research - PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, Delhi
  • JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysore

How is course beneficial?

  • After clearing Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, one can pursue Masters in Physical Therapy. A Physiotherapist can go for a certification in a sub-speciality of Physiotherapy. These speciality areas include cardiovascular and pulmonary, sports therapy, geriatric, neurological, orthopaedic, paediatric, and electrophysiologic physical therapy.
  • A candidate who has attained the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree can set up his or her own Physiotherapy clinic.

Employment Areas

  • Hospitals
  • Orthopaedic Departments
  • Rehabilitation Centres for the Handicapped
  • Schools for the Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled Children
  • Health Institutions
  • Defence Medical Establishments
  • Private Clinics
  • Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Fitness Centres
  • Sports Training Facilities

Job Types

  • Assistant Physiotherapist
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Research Assistant
  • Therapy Manager
  • Self Employed Private Physiotherapist
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Osteopath

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology is an undergraduate Medical Lab Technologist course. Medical Laboratory Technology also called Clinical laboratory science is an allied health profession which is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease through the use of clinical laboratory tests. During the course these tests help students to learn and detect, diagnose and treat diseases. Also the course deals with the collecting of information's needed, sampling, testing, reporting and documentation of these investigations. B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology) is three years duration course but it depends on the rules and regulations of the institute. The syllabus for the course is divided into three years and it is career orienting in nature.

Eligibility

  • Minimum eligibility for it is an intermediate (10+2) passed with science subjects or equivalent examination from a recognized University or Board.

Colleges

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College - RPGMC, Kangra
  • Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
  • Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Medical Laboratory Technology, Mangalore

Course Suitability

  • One should be able to conduct research, finish tasks with accuracy, be hard worker and can handle stress and should have interpreting technical skills.
  • Students willing to have B.Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology) degree and have knowledge of laboratory instruments, mechanical ability and the ability to use computers are most suitable for this course.
  • Second, students who are thinking of doing Masters’ Degree after it and then further research work also suitable for this.

How is Course Beneficial?

  • This degree course empowers the students to go for various educational, hospitals, governmental as they can run laboratory, consultancy services, health care centers.
  • This enables the degree holder to go for higher degree programs in respective subjects for Master’s degree and then further studies.
  • They can also obtain jobs in industry as medical technologists are required there for positions in product development, marketing, sales, quality assurance, environmental health and insurance.

Employment Areas

  • Biotechnology Research Laboratory (Tissue Culture)
  • Hospitals
  • Military Services
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Blood Donor Centers

Job Types

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Medical Officer
  • Research Associate
  • Medical Record Technician
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Lab Assistant
  • Laboratory Testing Manager
  • Associate Professor/Lecturer

 

B.Sc. Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an undergraduate Nursing course. Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death. During the course it is taught the nurses that how to work in a large variety of specialties where they work independently and as part of a team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nursing Science is a field of knowledge based on the contributions of nursing scientist through peer reviewed scholarly journals and evidenced-based practice. The duration of the course is four years but it depends on institute to institute as per their rules. The value of the course is an immense and it is job orienting in nature. The course is being provided by many colleges throughout the country.

Eligibility

  • Students who have passed their 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry or its equivalent exam can go for the nursing degree course.

Colleges

  • Bharath University, Chennai
  • University of Calicut, Calicut
  • Gujarat University - GU, Ahmedabad

Course Suitability

  • Candidates should have patience, responsibility and dedication towards the work.
  • Those who have alertness of mind, team spirit, tact, compassion etc are also the good match for it.
  • They should also be physically fit and healthy as the job involves a lot of hard work.
  • Applicants having instinct to help and serve the patient also are suitable for it.
  • Those who want to obtain their Master’s degree after it and then further research work also are suitable for it.

How is Course Beneficial?

  • Nursing as a career is really lucrative not only for women but also for men. Due to fast expansion of health related industries, there is a hike in the need of nurses as well. New hospitals are coming up rapidly. There are multi specialty hospitals that are always in the need of specialized nurses in various disciplines.
  • People who have undergone nursing degree programs and are having degrees in nursing are in high demand. One should remember that higher the degree in nursing, higher is the specialization amounting to a higher salary as well.
  • Apart from this there are organizations providing ambulance services. These organizations also recruit nurses. Students should have the knowledge that in the present day there is no discrimination between online degree courses and regular degree programs.
  • People who have qualified in online nursing degrees program can also take up teaching in nursing degree schools.

Employment Areas

  • Defence Services
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Nursing Science Schools
  • Railways & Medical Departments
  • Industrial Houses/Factories
  • Heath Departments
  • Hospitals/Clinics

Job Types

  • Nurse
  • Nursing Tutor
  • Nursing Educator
  • Home Care Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursery School Nurse
  • Nurse & Patient Educator
  • Junior Psychiatric Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Ward Nurse & Infection Control Nurse

Similar Course in B.Sc. Nursing

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) (Nursing)

B.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics or Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics is an undergraduate Nutrition and Dietics course. Nutrition is the process in which the necessary materials are given to cells and organisms to support life. B.Sc. nutrition and dietetics studies the relationship between the body as well as food. Subjects covered under this degree are chemistry, biochemistry, food science and technology, dairy technology and polymer chemistry etc. The duration of the course is three years but it depends on institute’s rules and regulations. The course is very valuable and career originating in nature that opens a lot job scopes after its completion.

Eligibility

  • Candidate for admission to the first year of the B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics degree course shall be required to have passed the higher secondary examination with Chemistry and Botany/Zoology/Biology/Computer Science/Bio Chemistry.
  • HSC passed with Nutrition and Dietetics/Home Science/Child care Psychology/Nursing/Child Care Nutrition as one of papers only eligible or other examinations accepted as equivalent there to by the Syndicate, subject to such other conditions as may be prescribed for it.

Colleges

There are more than 50 colleges or universities across in India providing degree in Nutrition and dietectics. Few of them are here:

  • Pondicherry University, Puducherry
  • Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore
  • University of Calcutta, Kolkata
  • Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Course Suitability

  • Those who want to know about the skill sets in nutritional matters and food habits, training in health care units such as hospitals, clinical and community nutrition in close proximity of doctors, dieticians and clinicians are the most suitable for it.
  • One should have patience, responsibility and dedication towards the work.
  • Candidates who have alertness of mind, team spirit, tact, compassion also are good match for it.
  • They should have the instinct to help and serve the patient without getting sentimentally attached and have a pleasant smiling face whatever be the situation.

How is Course Beneficial?

  • It gives good basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D.
  • They can go for job in private sector clinics and hospitals and they also have self employment.
  • Other areas where they can be employed are private sector organizations such as leisure cruise companies and private nursing homes.
  • They can also become psychiatric nurse in which they have to work with patients suffering from emotional and psychological distress.

Employment Areas

  • Hospital
  • Canteen
  • Health and Recreation Club
  • Nursing Care Facility
  • Catering Departments (Star Hotel)
  • Food service field include food Catering
  • Institutional Catering
  • Research & Development and Social Welfare
  • Health Department (Gove./Pvt.)
  • Research Labs (Food Manufacturer)
  • Food Service Field
  • Health Care Field
  • service
  • Restaurant

Job Types

  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Therapeutic Dietitian
  • Food Show Host
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Trainer
  • Administrative Nutritionist
  • Public Health/Community Dietitian
  • Area Business Manager
  • Medical Representative
  • Nutritional Sales Executive
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