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Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR)

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About Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR)

Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) is an Autonomous Body under Department of Disability affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. It is located in a beautiful rural area at Olatpur at a distance of 30 Kms. from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

It conducts three Bachelor Degree courses in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics, two Postgraduate courses in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. It also has an accreditation for DNB in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of National Board of Examination (NBE), New Delhi. It also conducts short orientation courses, Continuing Medical Education courses for rehabilitation professionals, awareness programmes for the functionaries of Govt. and Non-Govt., Persons With Disabilities and their relatives etc.

It has a hospital, wards with 100 beds, operation theatres, x-ray and pathological investigations, physio-occupational therapy services, clinical psychology, vocational counselling, speech and audiology, fabrication of rehabilitation of aids and appliances. It provides total medical rehabilitation for the persons with locomotor disabilities.

Institute continued to provide rehabilitation services (Physiotherapy and Ocupational Therapy) through its three subcentres at Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Bhubaneswar. Institute Provides technical and manpower support to composite regional centre (CRC), Guwahati, Assam (One of the five centres established by MoSJ&E, Govt. of India) to provide comprehensive rehabilitation service and human resource development in north east region. It has been established and became functional from March - 2001 under control and supervision of Director SVNIRTAR. Nine District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs) in Bihar, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha were successfully established by the institute have been functioning well under the District Management Team (DMT) by the chairmanship of District Collector.

Physiotherapy is a branch of modern treatment that deals with the disease and disorders by physical means such as Exercise, Mobilization, Manipulation, Traction, Electricity, Magnetism, Heat, Light, Water, Ice, Ultrasound etc. It is not merely application of physical modalities but it includes total client care i.e. evaluation, assessment, treatment, planning, application and advise. It deals with Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular, Cardiopulmonary, Paediatrics, Geriatrics and all surgical conditions.

Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR)
University Name
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
Affiliated to
Utkal University , Bhubaneswar
Year Established
Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research , Olatpur , P.O : Bairoi , Dist : Cuttack , Odisha , PIN - 754010
0671 - 2805552
0671 - 2805862
Email ID
nirtar@nic.in , dirnirtar@nic.in
Available facilities
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 & 6 months internship
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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