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Master of Physiotherapy offers a solution to joint-related issues, movement problems caused by a wide variety of nerve, muscle, and joint disorders. It teaches a person to stay fit and the importance of the human body in their life. It will help in avoiding injuries and take precautions from an accident or joint-related problems. Physiotherapy is the study of preventing injuries, finding drug-free techniques and helping people to always stay fit. Students can choose from a variety of specialisation fields such as sports-related physiotherapy, neurological conditions, movement disorders, rehabilitation, and recovery. Overall, the students will learn about the complete human body and the best practices to keep them fit.

This is one of the emerging professions in ‘Fit India’ and will offer ample opportunity over the years. The course follows a semester system in general, with a  dissertation in the last year. If you have an interest in health science and aspire to be a physiotherapist, then the salaries offered in the sector are handsome.  

Courses in Master in Physiotherapy and Specializations

 Several institutes and universities offer postgraduate and doctorate programs in physiotherapy with a good number of placements. A student gains enough experience enabling them to work independently in improving muscle strength, bone strength, recovery of body parts, and operations, etc. 

Masters in Physiotherapy offers an opportunity to experience practical learning and to gain required skills to be an expert physiotherapist. 

Generally, Master of Physiotherapy has following specialization courses in  the universities across India:

MPT Specializations:

  • Masters in  Physiotherapy in Cardio-pulmonary Sciences
  • Masters in Physiotherapy in Community Physiotherapy
  • Masters in Physiotherapy in Neurosciences
  • Masters in Physiotherapy in Orthopedics
  • Masters in  Physiotherapy in Pediatrics and Women Health

Difference between Bachelor, Post Graduate and Doctorate degree

  • If a candidate wants to be a general trainer or physiotherapist trainee, then BPT (Bachelor’s Physiotherapy) will cover all the general physio subjects.
  • MPT (Masters in  Physiotherapy) includes one specialized subject and detailed analysis about the same with research published articles and internships of  at least six months. 
  • Doctorate degrees are mandatory for applying to the post of a lecturer.s.

Eligibility Criteria for MPT courses

The essential eligibility criteria for Masters in Physiotherapy in India.

  • Completed 10+2 with Biology stream, with a desire to solve physical problems of humans and have an excellent knowledge of Physiotherapy and relative subjects.
  • Candidate must be qualified for a bachelor’s degree from the recognized universities having a 50% more aggregate score in it and six months of internship experience in the same field.

A candidate can apply under the various categories General/ OBC/ SC/ ST; NRI students have the same opportunity with NRI categories in the Foreign/NRI category. 

A student may apply for the same masters course before an internship. However, admission is guaranteed only after completion of an internship. One has to be a graduate from reputed colleges or universities affiliated with the Indian Physiotherapy Association for better enhancement and salary package.

Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct  an entrance examination for admission One can appear for various examinations as follows:

  • NEET PG (National Eligibility Entrance Exam for Post-Graduation): An examination is conducted annually for students who want to study medicine anywhere across India. Students have to clear the cutoff for getting admission in recognized colleges.
  • All India Post Graduate Physiotherapy Entrance Test conducted for aspiring students for Masters in Physiotherapy.
  • CET: IPU CET, students who are interested in the MPT course, can apply for Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University entrance exams.
  • JIPMER: Jawaharlal Nehru research institute allows MPT aspirants to do postgraduate courses in India.
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Best Colleges/Institutes for Master of Physiotherapy and Fees

S.No.

College/Institute Name

Fees (Annual)

1

Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai

INR 1.25 Lacs

2

M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

INR 87k

3

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Punjab

INR 2 Lacs

4

Manipal University - Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

INR 2.20 Lacs

5

MUHS - Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik

INR 25k

6

Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University - JRNRVU, Udaipur

INR 1.31 Lacs

7

Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences And Research, New Delhi (HIMSR), Delhi

INR 1.32 Lacs

8

NIMS University, Jaipur

INR 1.5 Lacs

MPT Syllabus

Students of MPT learn a variety of subjects, from the development of the profession to the level of fitness and healthcare etc. In this duration, they will also learn about their master’s specific subjects like neuroscience, paediatrics, biomechanics, disorders, and electrophysiology, etc.

Here you will find a year-wise syllabus for the course, that includes most of the common chapters and overall knowledge of human physical structure.

Syllabus of 1st year

Sl.No

Syllabus

1

Development of the Physiotherapy Profession

2

Introduction to Biostatistics and Research Methodology

3

Biomechanics of Tissues and Structures of the Musculoskeletal System

4

Basic Probability and Sampling Distributions

5

Responses and Adaptations of various systems to Exercise and Training

6

Instrumentation for Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

7

EMG and Biofeedback

Syllabus of 2nd year

Sl.No

Syllabus

1

Maternal and Child Care in General Physiotherapy

2

Clinical Symptomatology, Pathophysiology and Pathomechanics of Musculoskeletal Conditions

3

Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System

4

Anatomy and Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

5

Health and Illness; Levels of Healthcare & Fitness

6

Normal Motor Development

Career/Scope

Physiotherapy offers an ocean of opportunities in emerging India. It is one of the best choices nowadays in terms of cost, money, and reputation amongst others. You could be the reason for someone overcoming his/her physical disability, or be a helping hand for people who face various challenges in their day-to-day life. Physiotherapy is a basic need in every sector, from sports to normal human life. One can get opportunities to serve our soldiers, sportsmen or in one of the leading hospital chains.

If a candidate has an interest in research, then he can be a guide for junior students. You can be involved with  research-based analysis of different age groups in India and do a health survey. Besides, one can teach in universities to improve the physical healthcare unit and spread awareness about the same. You can also work as a physiotherapist, sports therapist, acupuncturist, exercise physiologist, and various other roles in any medical organization.

Along with India, the demand for physiotherapists is increasing exponentially in foreign countries, too. The western countries always encourage physiotherapist jobs with attractive pay packages for both freshers and experienced professionals. In physiotherapy, one gets not only money but also goodwill from patients and their families. An excellent opportunity to spread awareness about physical health and the importance of physique in one’s life.

Roles and Salaries Offered

Sl. No.

Role

Starting Package per annum (in Lacs)

1

Physiotherapist

INR 3.3 L

2

Lead Physiotherapist

INR 8.1 L

3

Physical Education Teacher

INR 3.6 L

4

Senior Physiotherapist

INR 3.7 L

5

Chief Physiotherapist

INR 5.1 L

One can start their professional career in one of the most prominent hospital organizations or medical chains and later may  start their private practices.aAbroad you can get on average $80k annually.

Top Recruiters

Defence Ministry of India

Apollo Hospitals

First Physio Clinic

Carnea Health Management Systems

DRS Physio & Wellness

Fortis Hospital

Columbia Asia

Spectrum Physio Centre

BHEL

Sarthak Health Care

Pain-Free Physiotherapy Clinic

Help Age India

Hosmat Hospital

MPT: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How important is the MPT degree for a physiotherapist?

A. MPT (Masters in Physiotherapy) is very important. Basic-entry level jobs are also hiring physiotherapists with a master's degree. It is thus important for those who wish to take a job.

Q. What is MPT?

A. MPT is the abbreviation for Masters in Physiotherapy. It is the postgraduate degree awarded for a program or course in the area of physical therapy or physiotherapy.

Q. Which are the best colleges for MPT in India?

A. Some of the most popular college for MPT in India are:

  • M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru
  • AWH Special College, Kozhikode
  • Jaipur National University
  • Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences, Indore
  • Nizam's Institute Of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

Q.What is the admission process for MPT in India?

A. A candidate who has a Bachelor's in Physiotherapy (BPT) and has completed six months of compulsory internship can apply for MPT. Most colleges in India admit candidates on the of the marks obtained in the qualifying examination of BPT. Candidate, however, needs to keep a track of the application forms of the desired institute.

Q. What is the average salary of someone who has completed MPT?

A. The starting salary of a Physiotherapist with an MPT degree can be anywhere between 3 Lac to 5 Lac. It may increase up to 12 lac with 5-10 years of experience. 

Popular MPT (Master of Physiotherapy) Colleges in India

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1 Course
34.27 K
3.54 LPA

Top 25 in India

4 Courses
2.5 L
4.7 LPA

Top 25 in India

4 Courses
3 L
4.65 LPA

Top 15 in Delhi

4 Courses
2.25 L - 2.75 L
14.6 LPA

Top 25 in Maharashtra

1 Course
6 L
8.4 LPA

Top 25 in India

5 Courses
2.49 L
9.66 LPA

Top 15 in Tamil Nadu

Popular Private MPT (Master of Physiotherapy) Colleges in India

7.74 L
10 LPA

Top 25 in Karnataka

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Top 25 in India

7.74 L
10 LPA

Top 25 in Karnataka

2.44 L
4.0
7.74 L
10 LPA
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3.55 LPA

Popular MPT (Master of Physiotherapy) Specializations in India

Following are the most popular MPT (Master of Physiotherapy) Specializations . You can explore the top Colleges offering these Specializations by clicking the links below.

Popular Specializations

Comments

Which departments are there in MPT course (such as sports, orthopedic, etc.)?

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Orthopaedic department is there in MPT.

I am at school now and I am planning to do BPT in India and MPT in Australia can you please give me detailed information.

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

You can do it first of all you can do your BPT from India then you can apply for MPT from abroad.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for MPT in Neurology at Amity Noida.

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Charu Maheshwari

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

Eligibility criteria for MPT in Neurology from Amity University Noida is BPT including internship (minimum 50%)

I want to do MPT in women's health, are there any colleges which provides this course?

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Charu Maheshwari

Contributor-Level 7

a week ago

Hii Reena!Here are few colleges list that provides the MPT course in women's health :- AIIMS Delhi, Delhi. CMC Vellore. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry. St. Xaviers Colle...Hii Reena!
Here are few colleges list that provides the MPT course in women's health :-
AIIMS Delhi, Delhi. CMC Vellore. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry. St. Xaviers College, Mumbai. Madras Medical College, Chennai. Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar. Good luck!

I need to find out if there is MPT in women's health course available in India?

Reply to Reena Bhartwaz

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Yes, you can find them on online platform.

Can you please tell me about MPT fees structure and placement?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

2 weeks ago

Hello!
Kindly see the below link for information related to your query. https://www.shiksha.com/medicine-health-sciences/colleges/mpt-colleges-india.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for MPT in Cardiopulmonary Sciences at Manipal College of Health Professions.

Reply to Dhrutitapa swain

I'm looking for an MPT course. Is the course available in this college?

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Piyush Tripathi

Guide-Level 12

3 weeks ago

Please specify the college to get the solution.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

3 weeks ago

Dear aspirant
Please tell me the name of college or university in which you want to take admission.

When will the admissions begin for Masters in physiotherapy in India?

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Raj Desai

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

Application date: December 2022-April 2023.
Exam date: May 2022.

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Raj Desai

Contributor-Level 7

4 weeks ago

The cost of this course often ranges from INR 35,000 to INR 50,000.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) at NMIMS Mumbai.

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Raj Desai

Contributor-Level 7

4 weeks ago

I asked if physical fitness is important in aerospace engineering?

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Himanshu Meena

Contributor-Level 7

a month ago

If not compulsory if you want to go on a space mission then it's compulsory. Physical fitness is important in aerospace engineering.

When is the admission applications starting for B.Sc. MPT course 2022 in amritha?

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Harshita Kumari

Contributor-Level 9

a month ago

Application form and application process for B.Sc. MPT course at amritha has already begun. Online registration has started from 2nd March and the last date to fill the registration form is the 2nd of August, 2022.

What is the syllabus for SRM JEEH MPT?

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Mallika Ahuja

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

I need know the MPT admission counselling date.

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rekha

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Where can I find the question papers for MPT Entrance test? I'm trying to find it here on your website but not able to access it.

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) at NMIMS Mumbai.

Reply to Amee Bipinchandra Ganatra

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for MPT in Musculoskeletal at NIMS University.

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

MET 2020 cut off will be released by Manipal University in the form of opening and closing ranks.
Please visit link: https://www.shiksha.com/engineering/met-exam-cutoff/mpt-1107

I want to know about the fee structure at Sumandeep College of Physiotherapy for MPT in Paediatrics.

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Patel Dhruv

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

Hi, The fees for Sumandeep College of Physiotherapy for MPT in Paediatrics is according to the categories are given below-
General category - INR1,10,000
Jain minority category- INR 99,000.
Other than that, college charges INR 10,000 as a security deposit.

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Raj Desai

Contributor-Level 7

a month ago

Fees:- one lakh ten thousand
(First Year Fees)
Course Duration
Two Years

Does Jaipur national University have any tie up with hospital for mpt cardiopulmonary?

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Divya vani

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Hi Kajal
Please check the same with admin department of college.

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