B.O.T.H - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Stream Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Duration 4-5 years
Course Type under-Graduation

What it is About?

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is a 4-5 year long undergraduate course. It produces efficient Physiotherapists who develops the skills that can help the physically or mentally challenged people enjoy their everyday life. Occupational Therapy is the branch of science of prevent, cure and rehabilitation of the physically, emotionally, mentally and neurological disabled and challenged people. In this one adapt the environment according to the patient, and teaching and educating them in the necessary skills needed in performing daily activities. This occupational therapy arose around 100 BC in back of centuries by a Greek physician named “Asclepiads”. With the help of music, massage, exercise, and therapeutic bath, Asclepiads treated the mentally impaired . During 18th and 19th century, it has been used in some country as the assessment for the mental students. It has been flagged in the 20th century as the domain occupational therapy.

Eligibility criteria for Bachelor of Occupational Therapy admission.

  • 10+2, completed from a recognized educational Board.
  • Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Mathematics as the main subjects of study at the 10+2 level.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the level of graduation.
  • Candidates appearing for their final 10+2 examination are also eligible to apply for the course on provisional basis.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy: Syllabus and Course Description

A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below

Year 1

Year 2

Anatomy (Theory/ Practical) Pharmacology
Physiology Microbiology and Pathology
Biochemistry Biostatistics and Research Methodology
Psychology-1 Psychology-2 Developmental and Organizational Psychology)
Occupational Therapy-1 (Theory / Practical) Occupational Therapy-2 (Theory / Practical)

Year 3

Year 4

Clinical Orthopedic & Rheumatology Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry
Clinical Neurology Community Medicine and Sociology
Bioengineering General Medicine
Occupational Therapy in Orthopedics (Theory/ Practical) General Surgery
Occupational Therapy in Neurology (Theory/ Practical) Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (Theory/ Practical)
Occupational Therapy in Rehabilitation (Theory / Practical) Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and Developmental Disabilities (Theory/ Practical)

List of top colleges offering B.O.T.H. courses in India

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

Name of Institute City Average Fees per annum in INR
Bihar College of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Patna 25,000
Christian Medical College Vellore 85,500
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi 80,000
Jamia Hamdard University New Delhi 50,000
Manipal University Manipal 75,000
Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research Cuttack 15,000
Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Physically Handicapped New Delhi 22,400
Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical Institute New Delhi 75,000


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