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Paramedical courses are short-term and long-term courses providing Certificates/Degrees through theoretical and practical training in fields like Nursing, Pathology, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Emergency First Aid, and Medical Laboratory Technology to name a few. These courses focus on Career development. Specialized training in fields like nursing, x-ray technology, radiography, first aid, etc. plays a vital role in supporting the diagnostic and therefore therapeutic capability of doctors. The demand for Paramedics and hence the demand for Paramedical institutions and colleges the world over has gone up. The Paramedical course duration would depend on whether it is taken up after completing grade 12 or as a Master’s course.
There has always been a good demand for Paramedics in Kerala. This may be the reason for the many Paramedical courses in Kerala at UGC-approved medical and Paramedical Institutes and colleges. The Paramedical course fees are also comparatively lower than that of medical courses.
Best Institutes for Paramedical Courses
There are many government as well as private Colleges and institutes offering Paramedical courses in Kerala. Many online Institutes also offer Paramedical Courses worldwide.
Some of the colleges and Institutes offering Paramedical courses in Kerala are listed below.
|Name of College||Type of College|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amritapuri Campus)||Private|
|Kerala University Of Health Sciences||Government|
|Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram||Private|
|Amrita College of Pharmacy, Kochi||Private|
|Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi||Private|
|Medical Trust Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi||Private|
|Government Medical College, Thrissur||Government|
|Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram||Government|
|TD Medical College, Alappuzha||Government|
|University of Calicut||Private|
Institutes like Henry Harvin and Healthcare Academy offer a number of courses in the field of Medicine and Para medicine which provide a Diploma, Bachelors Degree, and Masters Degree.
1. Henry Harvin
Rating: 4.9 out of 5
Henry Harvin is an ISO-certified global Edtech Company with over 800 plus courses on varied subjects which students can avail of from anywhere in the world at the click of a button. It also ranks among the top 100 Edtech Companies in India and has many satisfied students and has been accredited by UKAF, UK Cert, and MSME.
Below are some Paramedical courses offered at Henry Harvin
|Emergency Medical Technician Course||1,50,000||200 hrs|
|Advanced Diploma in Food & Nutrition Course||1,59,000||128 hrs|
|Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician||1,50,000||200 hrs|
|Medical Laboratory Technician Course||1,50,000||200 hrs|
|General Duty Assistant (GDA) Course||25,000||4 months|
|Health Insurance Mathematics Course||–||148 hrs|
|Certificate Course in Food & Nutrition||74,500||64 hrs|
|Operation Theatre Technician Course||66,000||200 hrs|
|X-Ray Technician Course||1,50,000||12 months|
|Cardiac Care Technician Course||1,50,000||200 hrs|
Paramedical course details at Henry Harvin can be viewed on its website
2)Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Rating:7.7 out of 10
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-disciplinary private institute with A++ accreditation by NAAC. Their faculty includes eminent academicians and corporate professionals who teach and help the students apply theoretical knowledge to practical projects. It has campuses across India in cities like
The Colleges within Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offer BSc and MSc programs in Allied Health Sciences. The list and Course details of the Bachelors and Masters programs conducted by Amrita Colleges can be viewed on https://www.amrita.edu/school/allied-health-sciences/
3)Kerala University Of Health Sciences
Rating:7.7 out of 10
Kerala University Of Health Sciences, in Thrissur, is a Medical University under the State board. It offers many Under Graduation and Post Graduation programs across colleges. Colleges that fall under the Kerala University Of Health Sciences include:
- TD Medical College, Alappuzha,
- KVM College of Nursing.
- AIMS or Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
Further details regarding the Courses offered can be found on its website: http://kuhs.ac.in/results.htm
4) Healthcare Academy
Rating:7 out of 10
Courses offered at Healthcare Academy for Paramedicine include;
Skilled Nursing Education
Training imparted during skilled Nursing education would include courses such as those listed below:
- Behavioral Health
- Alzheimer’s Diseases and Dementia
- Infection control
- Mental Health
- Person-Centered care
- Therapies like Speech therapy, Cardiac rehab therapy to cite a few.
Details of the courses offered at Healthcare Academy can be obtained from its website.
5) University Of Calicut
Rating:7.3 out of 10
With 406 Colleges affiliated with it, the University Of Calicut is the largest university in Kerala and offering Under Graduation, Diploma, and Post Graduation courses in varied streams. The Colleges under the University Of Calicut with Programs for Paramedical Sciences include:
- Malabar Institute of Paramedical Sciences
- DRM Institute Of Paramedical Sciences
- Matha College Of Medical Technology
The website of the University Of Calicut can be visited at https://www.uoc.ac.in/
6) Medical Trust Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
Rating:7 out of 10
It was established by the Medical Trust Hospital in Irumpanam for the sole purpose of imparting quality education and thus aiding in moulding excellent healthcare professionals. MTIMS has under its banner a number of Colleges including these:
- College of Physiotherapy,
- School of Neuro Technology.
- College of Optometry,
- College of Medical Laboratory Technology,
- School of Radiological Technology &
- College of Cardiovascular Technology,
Further details can be availed from its website http://www.mtims.in/
7) Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rating:7.7 out of 10
Ezhuthachan College Of Pharmaceutical Sciences is based in Thiruvananthapuram and is approved by the Kerala University Of Health Sciences. It offers the following courses:
- M. Pharma
- M. Pharm. – Pharmaceutics
- M. Pharm. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- M. Pharma In Pharmacology
- Pharm.d (doctor Of Pharmacy)
Details about the courses at the college can be viewed at http://enapc.ac.in/
Career options post :
- Critical care
- Medical Laboratories as technicians
- Occupational Therapy
- Medical Assistants
- Speech Therapy
- Advanced Life Support
- Spinal Cord injury management
- Fracture management
- Burn and evaluation
- Occupational Technology
- General Accident scene evaluation
Paramedical Courses Details
Students who have cleared their 10+2 exam with 50% marks and Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their optional subjects can apply to paramedical Courses. The Paramedical course fees for Diplomas and Bachelors would depend on the course and institute selected.
Some Under graduation Paramedical Courses
- B.Sc (Hons) Nursing
- Diploma in Cardiovascular Technology
- B.Sc Operation Theatre Technology
- B.Sc Medical Laboratory Technology
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
- B.Sc Optometry
- B.Sc Physician Assistant
- Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology
- B.Sc Radiography
- Nutrition & Dietetics Course
- B.Sc Radiology
- BSc Audiology and Speech Therapy
- B.Sc Nuclear Medicine
Paramedical Certificate Courses available after 10th grade are:
|Course Detail||Duration of the course|
|Certificate in X-Ray Technician||1 Year|
|Certificate in Dental Assistant||6-12 months|
|Certificate in Nursing Care Assistant||6 months|
|Certificate in Dialysis Technician||1 Year|
|Certificate in Health Care from Home||6 months -2 Years|
Paramedical Courses fees and duration
A concise list of major Paramedical courses and their duration with fee structure as available in Kerala is presented here.
|Paramedical Courses in Kerala||Paramedical Course Duration||Paramedical Course Fees(INR)|
|Bsc. Nursing||4 Years||1,00,000-2,00,000|
|Bachelor of Physiotherapy||3-5 Years||1,00,000-5,00,000|
|BSc Radiography||3 Years||2,00,000-10,00,000|
|Diploma in Radiology||2 Years||10,000-4,00,000|
|BSc Critical Care Technology||3 Years||1,25,000-3,50,000|
|Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology||3 Years||75,000|
|Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technology||3-4 Years||50,000-5,00,000|
|Diploma in Dialysis Technology||2 Years||85,000|
|Bsc. Optometry||3-4 Years||10,000-1,00,000|
|Bsc. Operation Theatre Technology||3 Years||3,50,000-5,50,000|
|BSc Physician Assistant||3-4 Years||10,000-5,00,000|
|BSc Medical Laboratory Technology||3 Years||3,00,000-4,00,000|
|Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology||2 Years||50,000|
|Nutrition & Dietetics Course||2 Years||10,000-2,50,000|
|BSc Audiology and Speech Therapy||3 Years||10,000-5,00,000|
|BSc Nuclear Medicine||3 Years||4,00,000-5,00,000|
Please note that the abovementioned Paramedical Course fees may vary from college to college and institute to institute.
How to register
Registration can be done online. There is an autonomous body named LBS Center to act as a link between the institutes and aspiring candidates to facilitate the process of admission to Paramedical courses in Kerala. Alternatively, the candidates can visit the university site for online registration.
A simplified process for registration to Paramedical courses in Kerala can be followed by registering through the official website @www.lbscentre.kerala.gov.in.
- Complete the registration process
- Login with the credentials
- Start filling out the application form for the Paramedical courses in Kerala
- Check the details and proceed with the payment
- Submit the form
- Download the fee receipt.
The course fee for online registration is as follows:
- The fee for the general category is INR 600
- The fee for ST/SC candidates is INR 300
There is immense scope for students aspiring to take up these courses in Kerala and the demand for the same is increasing day by day not only in Kera but the world over.
Candidates who have cleared their 10+2 exam with at least 50% marks and Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their optional subjects can apply. The age limit is 17 years to 45 years of age.
The course fees differ from College to College and Course to Course.
BSc Nursing, BSc Optometry, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, MSc Community Health Nursing, Masters in Physiotherapy, and Masters in Paramedic Science are some popular courses.
The demand for Paramedics is immense. Courses done online from institutes like Henry Harvin or offline courses from any Institute or College or Universities like Kerala University Of Health Sciences can help in getting lucrative jobs in Hospitals, Nursing homes, or Health Departments. Opportunities as lecturers or setting up your own laboratories or clinics can also be considered.