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.

Paramedical courses in Kerala

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 CollegeType of College
Henry HarvinOnline
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amritapuri Campus)Private
Kerala University Of Health SciencesGovernment
Ezhuthachan College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ThiruvananthapuramPrivate
Healthcare AcademyOnline
Amrita College of Pharmacy, KochiPrivate
Amrita College of Nursing, KochiPrivate
Medical Trust Institute of Medical Sciences, KochiPrivate
Government Medical College, ThrissurGovernment
Government Medical College, ThiruvananthapuramGovernment
TD Medical College, AlappuzhaGovernment
University of CalicutPrivate

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

CourseFees (INR)Duration
Emergency Medical Technician Course1,50,000200 hrs
Advanced Diploma in Food & Nutrition Course1,59,000128 hrs
Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician1,50,000200 hrs
Medical Laboratory Technician Course1,50,000200 hrs
General Duty Assistant (GDA) Course25,0004 months
Health Insurance Mathematics Course148 hrs
Certificate Course in Food & Nutrition74,50064 hrs
Operation Theatre Technician Course66,000200 hrs
X-Ray Technician Course1,50,00012 months
Cardiac Care Technician Course1,50,000200 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

  • Amaravati,
  • Amritapuri,
  • Bangalore,
  • Chennai,
  • Coimbatore,
  • Kochi,
  • Mysore,
  • Faridabad.

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

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:

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
  • Medication
  • Mental Health
  • Safety
  • 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

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

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:

  • B.Pharma
  • D.Pharm
  • 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

Career options post :

  • Physiotherapy
  • Critical care
  • Medical Laboratories as technicians
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Consultancy
  • Radiology
  •  Medical Assistants
  • Speech Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Radiography
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Spinal Cord injury management
  • Fracture management
  • Burn and evaluation
  • Obstetrics
  • 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 DetailDuration of the course
Certificate in X-Ray Technician1 Year
Certificate in Dental Assistant6-12 months
Certificate in Nursing Care Assistant6 months
Certificate in Dialysis Technician1 Year
Certificate in Health Care from Home6 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 KeralaParamedical Course DurationParamedical Course Fees(INR)
Bsc. Nursing4 Years1,00,000-2,00,000
Bachelor of Physiotherapy3-5 Years1,00,000-5,00,000
BSc Radiography3 Years2,00,000-10,00,000
Diploma in Radiology2 Years10,000-4,00,000
BSc Critical Care Technology3 Years1,25,000-3,50,000
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology3 Years75,000
Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technology3-4 Years50,000-5,00,000
Diploma in Dialysis Technology2 Years85,000
Bsc. Optometry3-4 Years10,000-1,00,000
Bsc. Operation Theatre Technology3 Years3,50,000-5,50,000
BSc Physician Assistant3-4 Years10,000-5,00,000
BSc Medical Laboratory Technology3 Years3,00,000-4,00,000
Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology2 Years50,000
Nutrition & Dietetics Course2 Years10,000-2,50,000
BSc Audiology and Speech Therapy3 Years10,000-5,00,000
BSc Nuclear Medicine3 Years4,00,000-5,00,000

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

  • 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.

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Q1. Who can apply for paramedical courses in Kerala?

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.

Q2. What are the Paramedical course fees in Kerala?

The course fees differ from College to College and Course to Course.

Q3. Which Paramedical course has a high career scope in Kerala?

BSc Nursing, BSc Optometry, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, MSc Community Health Nursing, Masters in Physiotherapy, and Masters in Paramedic Science are some popular courses.

Q4. What is the importance of paramedical 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.

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