Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Physiotherapy


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Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Physiotherapy was established in 1990 and was the first college to offer the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course in Karnataka affiliated to Mangalore University. Presently the college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore & is recognized by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists & IAGP. The courses in Physiotherapy offered by this College are well sought after by aspiring students from various parts of India and South Asia.

Physiotherapy is an integral part of modern medicine and has a major role in prevention and medical rehabilitation of physically handicapped. It has a major role in diagnosis, preventive and prognosis of many disorders like paralysis orthopedic conditions, arthritis and joint diseases and cardio-respiratory disorders. The courses in physiotherapy belong to allied medical science which is developing very fast.

Dr. M.V.Shetty college of Physiotherapy offers Two Courses Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) and Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka.


Physical therapy is a health care profession which provides services to individuals to develop, maintain and restore the maximum physical movement, fitness and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement, fitness and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. The Physiotherapy Programme of Dr. M.V.Shetty College is committed to provide high quality education to meet the continuing professional and developmental needs of Physiotherapists by exposure to the full spectrum of academic and clinical training opportunities and a sound and dynamic working environment.

Our Special features:
1. Excellent teaching faculty
2. Integrated theory and practice
3. Strong graduate employment record
4. Multifaceted clinical experience
5. Friendly and supportive atmosphere

Bachelor in Physiotherapy – (B.P.T.):

The Aim of this undergraduate Course in Physiotherapy is to impart in-depth knowledge and skill to the students to become competent in the physical diagnosis techniques and to develop proper attitude required for the practice of physiotherapy and to carry out treatment.

Eligibility for Admission:

Qualifying Examination:
A Candidate seeking admission to first year Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT):

i) Should have passed two year Pre University examination conducted by Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka State, with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually also.


ii) Shall have passed any other examination conducted by Boards/Councils/Intermediate examination established by State Government/Central Government and recognized as equivalent to a two year Pre University Examination by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences/ Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually also.


iii)Candidates who have completed Pre-university course with Vocational Physiotherapy as their optional subject are eligible for admission to BPT course.


The selection of students to a course of Physiotherapy shall be based on merit provided that:

a). In case of admission on the basis of qualifying examination, a candidate for admission to BPT course must have passed individually in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and must have obtained not less than 45% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Category I, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology together in qualifying examination is not less than 40% instead of 45% as above.

Age requirement:

The candidate seeking admission to the BPT Course should have completed 17 years of age, as on 31st of December of the year of admission.

Every candidate before admission to the course shall furnish to Principal of the Institution a certificate of Medical Fitness from an authorized Government Medical Officer to the effect, that the candidate is physically fit to undergo Physiotherapy course.

Duration of the Course:

The duration of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Course shall be Four and half Years including Six months of Internship.

Medium of Instruction:

English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for the examinations of the BPT Course.

Master in Physiotherapy – M.P.T:

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 second year.


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



  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.


Eligibility for Admission:

Candidates who have passed B.Sc. (PT) or BPT degree from institutions where the mode of study is a full time program, with minimum 3 years / 4 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.


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. 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 Programme:

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.

Medium of Instruction:

English is the medium of instruction for the subjects of study and for the examination of the M.P.T. course.

Ph.D. in Physiotherapy:

1. Preamble:

Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences is also committed to promote research activities, both in basic and applied aspects in various faculties of Health Sciences such as Medical,(pre Clinical, Para Clinical and Clinical subjects)Dental, Pharmacy, Indian System of Medicine including Homoeopathy, Nursing and other allied Health Sciences in the institutions/colleges affiliated to this University.

  1. Eligibility: Ph.D. Entrance Test with 50% marks. The Students who score 50% and above marks are declared qualified and such marks are valid for that academic year only.
  2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO Ph. D. PROGRAMME: Subject to the conditions stipulated in these regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph. D. Programme under various disciplines:

Physiotherapy: Candidates with a PG degree in Physiotherapy i.e., MPT degree awarded by this University or a Masters degree considered as equivalent by RGUHS are eligible for enrollment to Ph.D course in Physiotherapy under Medical fac


The Ph. D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years for full time course and five year for part time course & maximum duration shall be 6 years including course work, from the date of his/her provisional registration .

Extension beyond the above limits may be considered by the Ph. D. Registration committee of the respective faculty on case to case basis, only in exceptional cases, for maximum of one year, based on the representation submitted by the student and the guide.

The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph. D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil/Ph. D. for up to 240 days.

The candidates possessing UGC approved M.Phil degree or MCI approval DM/M.Ch/MD/MS and PG Diploma are exempted from appearing for Pre Ph.D Examination.


All the candidate intending to register for Ph. D. programme shall appear for the entrance test conducted by the University

An Entrance Test shall be qualifying test with qualifying marks as 50%. The test consists of two papers, conducted over two hours. The first theory paper which will be subject specific, preferably Short notes with the competence of average UG/PG standard, carrying 50 marks with no negative marking. The syllabus of the second paper consists of Basics of research methodology and will carry 50 marks with no negative marking. The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified by the University.

An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the University for the candidates who successfully clear the entrance test and are selected for the Ph. D. course to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted University Ph.D. Registration committee of the respective faculty.

The interview/viva voce will also consider following aspects, viz. whether:

  1. to evaluate the research aptitude of the applicants
  2. The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
  3. The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/College.
  4. The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.

There will be only one stream of admission annually. The eligibility secured at the entrance test is valid till next entrance test is conducted or for a period of 12 months whichever is earlier, within which duration the candidate can register for PhD course.

The University and Colleges under the university which are allowed to conduct Ph. D. programmes, shall decide on an annual basis through their academic bodies, a predetermined and manageable number of Ph.D. scholars to be admitted, depending on the number of available Research Guides and other academic and physical facilities available. They shall follow the norms regarding the scholar- teacher ratio, laboratory, library and such other facilities.

The University will notify well in advance through the University website and / or through advertisement in national newspapers, including regional language newspapers, regarding the criteria for admission, procedure for admission, details of entrance test centre(s) and all other relevant information for the benefit of the candidates

The admissions to Ph.D. course are subject to the State reservation policy, wherever applicable.

The University shall maintain the list of all the Ph. D. registered students on its website on year-wise basis. The list shall include the name of the registered candidate, topic of his/her research, name of his/her Guide/co-Guide, and date of enrolment/registration.

  1. Submission of Half Yearly Progress Reports Evaluation of Course Work:

a)After provisional registration, every candidate shall submit the half yearly progress reports regularly as desired by the university in the prescribed format through the Guide to the Registrar of the University with a copy of the Head of the Department concerned and Head of the Institution. The half yearly progress report will be assessed by the subject experts of the Ph.D Registration Committee and their comments/observations will be communicated to the concerned candidate and Guide. Every such half yearly report shall be submitted for the period from 1st January to the end of June and from 1st July to the end of December. However, the very first report for the fraction of six months period shall be submitted ending either in June or December.

b) All Ph. D. candidates while submitting their current progress report, should submit the summary of each of his/her previous half yearly progress reports in order and suggestions made by the previous reviewers/subject experts along with university letters sent to the candidates for approval of the current report. All Ph. D. candidates should submit their half yearly progress reports in the prescribed format issued by the University. Ph. D. Registration committee of the respective faculty should evaluate the Half yearly reports and in case the progress of the research scholar is unsatisfactory, the Ph. D. Registration committee of the respective faculty shall record the reasons for the same and suggest corrective measures. If the research scholar fails to implement these corrective measures, the Ph. D. Registration committee of the respective faculty may recommend to the Institution/College with specific reasons for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar. The candidate who submits the same report/s as previous shall be called for the presentation of the progress report before Ph. D. Registration committee of the respective faculty. All the Ph. D. students should maintain a Logbook, duly signed by the Guide & Head of the department/Institution and should be made available at time of inspection and examination.

c) The Research project submitted by the candidates should have been cleared by the appropriately constituted Institutional Ethics Committee at college level (respectively for experiments on human subjects and / or animals) before the submission of the 1st / 2nd progress report by the candidates.

d) If two consecutive half yearly progress reports are not satisfactory, the Ph.D. Registration committee of the respective faculty may recommend to the University for Cancellation of the registration of the respective candidate.

e) Pre PhD Exam: The candidate will be eligible to appear for the Pre Ph.D. examination only after the completion of one year from the date of provisional registration provided his/her first and Second half yearly progress reports are found satisfactory. The Provisional Ph.D Registration of the candidate will be confirmed only after the candidate passes the Pre Ph. D Examination.


Submission of final synopsis

All the Ph.D candidates should submit a final synopsis containing the summary of the research work done to the Ph.D. Registration Committee before submission of thesis. All Ph.D candidates before submitting their final synopsis shall present his/her research work before the Ph.D. Registration Committee and subject experts on a suitable date fixed by the University and should get approval for writing the final synopsis and thesis. .

Publication of research papers

All Ph. D. Candidates before submitting Ph.D. Thesis to the university should have published a minimum of three research papers related to their research topic during their course of Ph.D, with one publication by student as the 1st author and other two as first or second author in the indexed journals before submitting the final Thesis. At least one of the above papers shall be published in RGUHS/ RGUHS approved journal.

The Academic Council (or its equivalent body) of the Institution shall evolve a mechanism using well developed software and gadgets to detect plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. While submitting for evaluation, the dissertation/thesis shall have an undertaking from the research scholar and a certificate from the Research Guide attesting to the originality of the work, vouching that there is no plagiarism (the permissible similarity should not exceed 15% of total contents) and that the work has not been submitted for the award of any other degree/diploma of the same Institution where the work was carried out, or to any other Institution.

The Ph.D. thesis submitted by a research scholar shall be evaluated by his/her Research Guide and at least two external examiners, who are not in employment of the University of whom one examiner may be from outside the country. The viva-voce examination, based among other things, on the critiques given in the evaluation report, shall be conducted by the Research Guide and at least one of the two external examiners, and shall be open to be attended by Members of the Ph.D Committee, all faculty members of the Department, other research scholars and other interested experts/researchers.

Syllabus for Entrance Test :- The entrance exam is conducted in two parts namely

  1. Principles of basic Research methodology
  2. specialty paper The specialty paper Syllabus content shall ordinarily be equal to the syllabus and books prescribed for post-graduate course for that subject as per Regulations of Apex body and/ or the Rajiv Gandhi Universities of Health Sciences. a. The Principles of basic Research methodology syllabus is as follows
  3. Research Methodology: An Introduction
  4. Defining the Research Problem
  5. Research Design
  6. Sampling Design
  7. Measurement and Scaling Techniques
  8. Methods of Data Collection
  9. Processing, statistics and Analysis of Data
  10. Sampling Fundamentals
  11. Interpretation and Report Writing
  12. Principle and methods of fundamental research method, literature drug and research problem survey, clinical research
  13. Writing ad article for a scientific journals
  14. Introduction to specific research instruments
  15. Bioavialbility
  16. Bioequivalence
  17. Clinical trials.

Duration, Nature of Question Paper and Answer Sheet:- There is a separate examination for specialty paper and basic paper compromises 50 marks each. The question paper comprising of 15 questions of 2 mark with two choice and 04 question of 5 mark with one choice. Duration of examination time is three hours and separate answer booklets are issued for each paper.

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For Admission Contact:
Dr. Suma S. Rai
Dr.M.V.Shetty Group of Colleges
Vidyanagar, Mangalore – 575013



Dr.M.v.Shetty Group of Colleges
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Mangalore – 575013

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