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Paramedics assist the doctors in work. They perform their duties in various fields of specialization with high tech gadgets and other health equipment.

  1. Audiologists & Speech therapists

  2. Nursing

  3. Physical & Occupational Therapists, Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologists

  4. Pharmacy

  5. Dietician & Nutritionist

These work in super-specialities hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centers. They render technical assistance to people who have speech or language disorder.

  • Education/Training:
  • The students with Science background can opt for three year B.Sc. course. Specialization is possible after B.Sc.
  • Institutions:
  • AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore.
Nurses can work in the hospitals, schools, industry, and private clinics.


  • Education/Training:
  • Students with Physics, Chemistry and Biology can opt for B.Sc. (Nursing) which is a Three or Four years course after XII

  • Institutions:
  • College of Nursing, Kolkatta
  • College of Nursing, Delhi
  • Basap Memorial institute of nursing, Mysore
  • Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore
  • Lakshmi Bai Batra School of Nursing, ( Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre),
    I, Tughlakabad Institutional area, MB Road, New Delhi – 110 062
  • Lakeside Institute of Nursing (Recognized by Indian nursing Council)
    Run by Lakeside education Trust
    Care Lakeside medical centre and Hospital, 33/4, Meanee avenue road, near Ulsoor lake,
    Bangalore 560 042, Karnataka


These professionals deal with limb injuries and restricted body movements.


  • Education/Training:
  • Students of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics combination can do.
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics three and half year duration with six months internship
  • Diploma in Prosthetics and orthotics (Engineering) of AIIPMR
  • One year Diploma Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

This course is designed to equip the Post-graduates in Medicine or surgery.

  • Institutions:
  • National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack
  • Institute of Physically Handicapped, New Delhi
  • National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, Calcutta.
  • National Institute for the visually Handicapped, Dehradun.
  • National Institute of mental Health and Nuero-sciences, Bangalore ( Deemed to be University)
  • National Institute of rehabilitation, Training and Research, Cuttack
  • National Institute for Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad.
  • Spastics Society of Northern India
  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Haji Ali Park, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai 400 034


Pharmacists are proficient in use, composition and the effect of Drugs. They can work as Retail pharmacist, Industrial Pharmacist, Research Pharmacist and Hospital Pharmacist.


  • Education/Training:
  • The Diploma holders and Graduates opt for retail and hospital jobs.
  • Students with Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics background) can pursue a Diploma or 4 years degree.

  • Institutions:
  • National Institute of pharmaceutical education and research (NIPER) Sector 67, SAS Nagar, Punjab 160062
    ( This institute offers Masters courses such as Medicinal chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Natural products etc )
  • M College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
  • BITS, Pilani; BITS, Ranchi
  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Jadhvpur University, Kolkotta


Hospitals, Hotels, Food manufacturing companies, Prisions, boarding schools normally employ Dietician and Ntritionist.

  • Many Universities offer B.Sc., course with Dietics and Nutrition

  • Institutions/Centres:
  • National Institute of Nutrition, (ICMR), Jamai Osmania, Hyderabad 500 007
  • University of Delhi; Osmania University, Hyderabad; Manipur University, Manipur
  • Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

  • Entrance Test::
  • Admission test will be held for the students of Science group for this course at graduation level.