Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) 

The Post Graduate (MPT) course has also been started during this college from the academic year 2003-2004 with the affiliation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

The Masters Degree in Physiotherapy is a two year program consisting of classroom teaching, self academic activities and clinical posting. In the first year theoretical basis of physiotherapy is refreshed along with research methodology and biostatistics. The students are rotated in all areas of clinical expertise during this period. They are required to choose their study for dissertation and submit a synopsis. During the second year the students will be posted in their area of specialty. They are required to complete and submit their dissertation. The learning program includes seminars, journal reviews, case presentations, case discursions and classroom teaching. Some of the clinical postings are provided at other reputed centers in the country in order to offer a wider spectrum of experience. The students are encouraged to attend conference, workshop to enhance their knowledge during the course of study. University examinations are held at the end of first year

and at the end of second year.

Electives Offered And Degree Awarded

1. Master of Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports (MPT-MSS)

2. Master of Physiotherapy in Neurological and Psychosomatic Disorders (MPT-NPD)

3. Master of Physiotherapy in Cardio-Respiratory Disorders (MPT-CRD)

4. Master of Physiotherapy in Community Rehabilitation (MPT-Com.)

5. Master of Physiotherapy in Pediatrics (MPT-Ped.)

Goals of Course

1. Preparation of a postgraduate student towards his/her professional autonomy with self regulating discipline at par with global standards

2. Formation of base of the professional practice by referral as well as first contact mode using evidence based practice.

3. Impartation of research basis in order to validate techniques & technology in practice to physiotherapy.

4. Acquainting a student with concept of quality care at the institutional as well as the community levels.

5. Inculcation of appropriate professional relationship in multidisciplinary set up, patient management and co partnership basis.

6. Preparation of students to address problems related to health education and community physiotherapy.

7. Practicing the concept of protection of rights of the community during referral as well as first contact practice.

8. Incorporation of concept of management in physiotherapy.

9. Experience in clinical training and undergraduate teaching partly.

10. Providing the honest, competent and accountable physiotherapy services to the community.


Candidates who have passed B.Sc. (PT) or BPT degree from institutions where the mode of study isa full time program, with minimum 3½ years / 4 ½ years duration from this university or any other university in India or abroad as equivalent with not less than 50% of marks in aggregate and have completed 6 months of compulsory rotating internship in Physiotherapy Colleges recognized by RGUHS - Karnataka are eligible. Candidates who have passed BPT through correspondence or Distance Education program are not eligible.


Candidates who have passed BPT through Bridge Course or through Lateral Entry after completing their Diploma in Physiotherapy from institutions where the mode of study is a full time program from this university or any other university in India or abroad as equivalent with not less than 50%of marks in aggregate and have completed 6 months of compulsory rotating internship in Physiotherapy Colleges recognized by RGUHS - Karnataka are eligible. Candidates who have passed BPT through correspondence or Distance Education program are not eligible.

The candidate may even have to go through a selection procedure involving an entrance examination and interview before being selected for admission. The selection of the candidates for the course will only on the basis of rules and regulations of the University.

Obtaining Eligibility Certificate

No candidate shall be admitted for the postgraduate degree course unless the candidate has obtained and produced the eligibility certificate issued by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. The candidate has to make the application to the university with the following documents along with the prescribed fee.

1. B.P.T. or B.Sc. (PT) provisional / degree certificate issued by the respective university.

2. Marks cards of all the university examinations passed.

3. Completion of internship certificate.

4. Proof of SC/ST or category-I as the case may be.

Candidate should obtain the eligibility certificate before the last date for admission as notified by the university.

A candidate who has been admitted to postgraduate course should register his/her name in the university within a month of admission after paying the registration fee.

Duration of The Course

The duration of master of physiotherapy course shall be extended over a period of two continuous years on a full time basis. Any break in the career, power of extension of the course and the fixation of the term shall be vested with the University.

I year:

MPT Part-I

0 – 12 months

II year:


13 – 24 months

Medium of Instruction

English will be the medium of instruction for the subjects of study and for the examination of the MPT course.

Course Content & Structure

The course subjects will be outlined under two major headings – Core Subjects or Subjects Mandatory for all students and Electives or Subjects of Specialty.

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Methods of Training

The training of postgraduate for MPT degree shall be on a full time pattern with graded responsibilities in the management and treatment of patients entrusted to his / her care. The participation of all the students in all facets of educational process is essential. Every candidate should take part in seminars, group discussions, clinical rounds, care demonstrations, clinics, journal review meetings & CME. Every candidate should be required to participate in the teaching and training programs of undergraduate students. Training should include involvement in laboratory experimental work and research studies.

Monitoring Process of Studies (Internal Monitoring)

The monitoring is done by the staff of the department based on participation of students in various teaching / learning activities. It may be structured and assessment be done using checklists that assess various aspects.

Work diary: Every candidate shall maintain a work diary and record his/her articipation in the training programmers conducted by the department such as journal reviews, seminars etc.

Special mention may be made of the presentations by the candidate as well as details of clinical of laboratory procedures, if any conducted by the candidate. The work diary shall be scrutinized and certified by the Head of the Department and Head of the Institution and presented in the university examination.

Periodic tests: The College may conduct periodic tests. The test may include written theory papers, practical, viva voce and clinical in the pattern of university examination. Records and marks obtained in such tests will be maintained by the Head of Department and sent to the University, when called for.


A candidate is required to attend a minimum of 80% of training and of the total classes conducted during each academic year of the MPT course. Provided further, leave of any kind shall not be counted as part of academic term without prejudice to minimum 80% of training period every year. Any student who fails to complete the course in this manner shall not be permitted to appear the University Examinations. A candidate who does not satisfy the requirement of attendance even in one subject or more will not be permitted to appear for University Examination. He / She will be required to make up the deficit in attendance to become eligible to take subsequent examination.


Every candidate pursing MPT degree course is required to carry out work on a selected research project under the guidance of a recognized postgraduate teacher. The results of such a work shall be submitted in the form of dissertation.

The dissertation is aimed to train a graduate student in research methods and techniques. It includes identification of a problem, formulation of a hypothesis search and review of literature getting acquainted with recent advances, designing of a research study, collection of data, critical analysis,and comparison of results and drawing conclusions.

Every candidate shall submit to the Registrar of university in the prescribed proforma a synopsis containing particulars of proposed dissertation work within 6 months from the date of commencement of the course on or before the dates notified by the university. The synopsis shall be sent through the proper channel. Such synopsis will be reviewed and the university will register the dissertation topic

No change in the dissertation topic or guide shall be made without prior approval of the university. Guide will be only a facilitator, advisor of the concept and hold responsible in correctly directing the candidate in the methodology and not responsible for the outcome and results. The dissertation should be written under the following headings.

1. Introduction

2. Aims or objectives of study

3. Review of literature

4. Material and methods

5. Results

6. Discussion

7. Conclusion

8. References

9. Appendices

The written text of dissertation shall not be less than 50 pages and shall not exceed 100 pages excluding references, tables, questionnaires and other annexure. It should be neatly typed in double line spacing on one side of paper (A4 size, 8.27” x 11.69” and bound properly. Spiral binding should be avoided. The guide, head of the department and head of the institution shall certify the dissertation. 

Four copies of dissertation thus prepared shall be submitted to the Registrar (Evaluation), three months before final examination on or before the dates notified by the university. The examiners appointed by the university shall value the dissertation. Approval of dissertation work is an essential precondition for a candidate to appear in the university examination. The dissertation shall be valued by the evaluator (Examiners) apart from the guide out of which one is external outside the university and one internal from other college of the same university. Any one evaluator acceptance other than the guide will be considered as a precondition for eligibility to take up the examination.