Long Term Courses
One of the main objectives of the institute is to develop manpower to serve the persons with locomotor disabilities. The Institute runs different courses in pursuits of alleviating the suffering of people with various mobility related impairments, and to provide quality services in the field of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and prosthetics & orthotics. There are three courses of four and a half years duration namely Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT) under Physical Therapy Department, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) under Occupational Therapy Department and Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics (BPO) under Prosthetics & Orthotics Department which are being run by the Institute. All the three courses are recognised by University of Delhi.

The students of bachelor of physical therapy and bachelor of occupational Therapy are posted for internship of six months duration at various hospitals of Delhi and the PT and OT outpatient departments of the Institute on a rotational basis. One month rural posting is compulsory.
The students of bachelor of prosthetics and orthotics are given practical training in fabrication and fitment of rehabilitation aids & appliances to the disabled persons suffering from post polio residual paralysis, amputation, paraplegia, quadriplegia and other orthopaedic deformities etc.  Students are exposed to training in State of the art technology in the field of Prosthetics & Orthotics.
Mode of Admission
The candidates are admitted to the bachelor of physical therapy/ occupational therapy/
prosthetics & orthotics through an entrance test conducted every year in the month of June/July. Common entrance test for admissions in the Institute was conducted by the Institute in collaboration with University of Delhi in June 2013.  A total of 478 candidates appeared for the test. The Institute used videography and other measures to identify the users of unfair means and impersonators in the entrance test so as to ensure fair selection of deserving candidates. Students were admitted category-wise on the basis of merit list provided by the University of Delhi.
The candidates seeking admission to the courses of Bachelor of Physical Therapy, Bachelor
of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics must have passed one of the following examinations:
 Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education (12th
standard of 10+2 system) or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (PCBE) for BPT/BOT and Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics and English (PCME)/(PCBE) for BPO, provided the student has passed in each qualifying subject separately before the date of admission.

Indian School Certificate Examination of the Council for the Indian School Certificate
Examination or equivalent with PCBE for BPT/BOT and PCBE/PCME for BPO.
Intermediate/Pre-medical  Examination  or  equivalent  with  PCBE  for  BPT/BOT  and
The candidates who have passed one of the above 12th class examinations with PCME are eligible for BPO course only.
The candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in above mentioned four qualifying subjects for general category and 45% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Physically
Handicapped and Children/Widows of Armed Personnel including Paramilitary Personnel category. The Candidates should have completed 17 years of age on or before the 1st day of October of admission year. The maximum age limit is 23 years for General category & others and 28 years for SC/ST/PH category candidates.

Intake Capacity
For Bachelor of Physiotherapy & Bachelor of Occupational Therapy the existing intake
capacity was 54 students in each course whereas for Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics the intake capacity was 31 students during the year.
Reservation of seats
15% and 7.5% seats are reserved for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and
Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories respectively. Two seats each in BPT and BOT and one seat in BPO course was reserved horizontally across categories for the students with physical disabilities (PH).
Reservation was also provided to foreign nationals (FN), children and widows of the armed personnel (CWAPP) who died on duty and to the candidates belonging to states, where such training facilities are not available (STNA).
 The Institute gave admission to 142 students against the intake strength of 139 students
contemplating the drop out candidates.
 Category wise detail of the students admitted in the Institute during the academic year
2013-14 is as follows:
S.No. Course Gen. SC ST STNA FN PH CWAPP OBC Minority Total
1. Bachelor of 22 09 04 - - - - 16 05 56
2. Bachelor of 33 12 01 - - - - 09 - 55
3. Bachelor of 23 07 - - - - - 01 - 31
  Prosthetics &                    
  Total 78 28        05 -          -   -          -             26     05 142
The faculty
in the
Physical Therapy, Occupational
Prosthetics & Orthotics and Rehabilitation is available in the Institute. In addition to this the
Institute engaged guest faculty, having relevant experience  in the field of medical, engineering and other subjects to cover the entire syllabus for the above courses. For practical training the students were posted in various Government and Non-Government Hospitals/ Organizations for gaining practical experience.

BOT/BOT students in Anatomy & Physiology Lab            BPO students learning fabrication of appliances
The list of organizations which are assisting the Institute in imparting practical training to
the students of the Institute was as follows:
Government Organisations
-          Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
-          LNJP Hospital, New Delhi
-          GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi
-          Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
-          All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
-          Sucheta Kripalani Hospital, New Delhi
-          Lady Irwin College, New Delhi
-          National Institute of Rehabilitation Training & Research, Cuttak
-          Artificial Limb Manufacturing Corporation, Kanpur
Non-Government Organisations
-          Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, Delhi
-          Kalyanam Karoti, Mathura
-          Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur
-          Narayan Seva Sansthan, Udaipur
-          Mobility India, Bangalore
4.7          Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory
The Institute has established its own Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory but one more
Laboratory needs to be set up for the increased number of students being admitted in the offered courses. The Institute proposes to develop one Biomechanics & Kinesiology laboratory for the practical training of the students of Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy courses. The academic division has installed necessary equipments, models, soft parts specimen to operationalize Anatomy and Physiology Lab.

Anatomy and Physiology Lab                                   A student examining human skeletal structure
4.8          Result
The annual examinations were conducted by the University of Delhi and the performance
of students of the Institute for the year 2013-2014 was as follows:
Name of        Year                Candidates               Candidates Passed/             Percentage
Course   appeared Promoted  
BPT 1st Year 57 51 89.47%
  IInd Year 44 43 97.72%
  IIIrd Year 50 49 98%
  IVth Year 42 42 100%
  Internship 34 34 100%
  Total 227 219 96.47%
BOT 1st Year 55 50 90.90%
  IInd Year 42 41 97.60%
  IIIrd Year 39 39 100%
  IVth Year 34 34 100%
  Internship 33 33 100%
  Total 203 197 97%
BPO 1st Year 27 27 100%
  IInd Year 13 12 92.30%
  IIIrd Year 15 15 100.00%
  IVth Year 14 14 100.00%
  Internship 10 10 100.00%
  Total 79 78 98.73%
  Aggregate 509 494 97.05%

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