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K. Pandurajah Ballal College of Physiotherapy

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About K. Pandurajah Ballal College of Physiotherapy

K.Pandyarajah Ballal institutions first started in the year 1992 and in the past decade has grown to now contain in itself paramedical sciences of nursing and physiotherapy. The institution is now proud to be seat of post graduate teaching in both the fields.

Realizing the demands of a developing country like ours, with the foresight of growing medical industry and of supportive paramedical fields, our founder Dr. K.R.BALLAL started this institution in memory of his father Late K.Pandyarajah Ballal.

Dr. K.R Ballal, doctor of general surgery and orthopedics, professor at Kasturba Medical college Mangalore, born to family of land lords, started his career after having completed his post graduate studies from KMC, went abroad to improve his skills, and learn from the health schemes of western countries, came back to his home town and set up a well equipped nursing home, which has carved a name for itself over the 38 years of its existence.

A man of great vision, confidence, extremely kind hearted and over powering personality, he grew in his profession and family business, expanding and succeeding in all.

The year 1992 brought about the inception of this institute with “School of nursing” soon to be followed by courses like bachelors degree in nursing and physiotherapy. The institutions are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, Bangalore, since the year 1998.

Dr. K.R Ballal a man of virtues and principles ,who believed in “ahimsa” and whose purity of soul reflected in his smile, has engraved in this institutional the right values and spirit, the right path that has put the institution on the road to success.

We have now an intake of 60 students in both the nursing program and an intake of 40 students for the physiotherapy program. Keeping in mind the practical clinical hands on experience required in this field, we have restricted our intake, to these numbers.

Masters program in both physiotherapy and nursing have been started since 2005, in various specialties of the subject...

Dr. Priya Ballal who is now heading these institutions as managing director and trustee, is the daughter of our founder and believes in striving hard towards realizing the dreams our founder ‘s vision for this institute.
The college campus that spreads on a vast area of land by the western shores of our country, with its palms and greens offers a wonderful serene surrounding for this seat of learning. It houses within the campus itself, the girls hostel giving the security and safety a hostel deserves. There is enough sporting and recreational and cultural activities conducted throughout the year for healthy over all development of our students.

The institution has over the years formed a strong infra structure to fulfill the demands of class rooms, laboratory, and library facilities.

The institution trains its students in two parent hospitals owned by the management as well as at the district government hospital there by providing for enough clinical material for gaining skill and experience.
The college provides for free internet access and also access to helinet or e journals both national and international.

The Examination hall and Auditorium along with the entire campus is under camera surveillance enabling ethical, efficient and disciplined working of the institutions.

The students receive optimum professional guidance and training under our qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty. Individual attention is provided to each student in both academic as well as overall development.

The proof of our dedication and quality of education provided is reflected by our alumni who are spread not only in our country but in other parts of the world as well, bringing glory to the institution that has made them what they are.

K. Pandurajah Ballal College of Physiotherapy
University Name
Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences, Bangalore
Affiliated to
Rajiv Gandhi University of health sciences , Bangalore
Year Established
K. Pandurajah Ballal College of Physiotherapy , Someshwar Road , Subhas Nagar , Ullal , Mangalore - 575020.
0824 - 2465647
91 - 824 - 2466291 , 91 - 824 - 2466291
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Courses available

MPT / MPTh (Masters in Physiotherapy)

Course InformationMaster of Physiotherapy is a Post Graduate Academic Degree awarded for a course or program in the field of Physical Therapy, more popularly known as Physiotherapy. It is also known as MPT or M.PTh. The duration of M.P.T. is 2 years. Physical Therapy programs provide practical learning experience which enable knowledge gain, skill and the required behaviour expected from an expert Physiotherapist. The course curriculum is based on case studies and clinical practice so as to encourage students in critical thinking.
Course TypePost Graduate
Duration2 years
Eligibility CriteriaGraduation in B.P.T.(Bachelor of Physiotherapy).

B.P.T.(Bachelor in Physiotherapy)

Course InformationBachelor of Physiotherapy It 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 4 and half 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.

Physiotherapy profession deals with physiotherapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, treatment, advice to any person preparatory to or in connection with movement dysfunction, bodily malfunction, physical disorder, disability, pain from trauma and disease, physical and mental conditions using physical agents including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical and electrotherapy Physiotherapists plays very important role in returning the patient to functional independence and restoration of normal life style.
Course TypeUnder Graduate
Duration4 and half years
Total Seats40
Eligibility CriteriaTo 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.
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