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School of Physiotherapy, CMC, IDA Scudder

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About School of Physiotherapy, CMC, IDA Scudder

Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) was established in 1918 as a Medical School only for Women. In 1942, CMC was upgraded to a medical college affiliated to the Madras University and opened its doors to men students in 1947. It is also known as CMC Vellore was founded by Ida S. Scudder. The College has been given a five star rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council an autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission, in recognition of its world-class medical education and health care.

CMC continues to be a great training Institute in allied health sciences, nursing and post-graduate medical education.  CMC Hospital has been categorized as a super-specialty teaching hospital of the highest quality and assigned the H1 grading by the Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) Ltd.

School of Physiotherapy, CMC, IDA Scudder
University Name
Madras University
Affiliated to
Madras University
Year Established
School of Physiotherapy , CMC , IDA Scudder , Ida Scudder Road , Vellore, Tamil Nadu , India - 632004
0416 - 2284201 , 4202
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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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