12 Medical Courses You Can Apply For Without NEET

September 1, 2019
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India is a developing country with all of its sectors growing at rapid rates. One of the most important sectors is the healthcare system of the country and considering the fact that India is the second-most populous country, the healthcare system should be able to cater to the needs of a great deal of patients. Students who make a decision to dive into the medical field choose Biology in their 10+2level and prepare rigorously for the NEET examination in order to pursue their undergraduate degree in MBBS or BDS.

However, medical aspirants should also look at alternative courses other than MBBS andBDS because there are a plethora of options to choose from. The medical industry has various requirements and jobs that require different sets of skills apart from what an MBBS or BDS degree would require. For instance, some of the different professions available to aspiring medical students are physiotherapists, diet nutritionists, biotechnologist et cetera.

A few of the medical courses or career fields available in India without NEET are listed below, followed by the details, duration and eligibility of the course and the institutions offering them:

Pharmacist

Pharmacy is the field of health sciences that focuses primarily on safe and effective usage of medication. A career in pharmacy involves everything from dispensing prescriptions to communicating with doctors to counselling patients and instructing them about adverse effects and proper usage of medically prescribed drugs and medicines. Pharmacists respond to the symptoms exhibited by patients and advise on sales of medicines in pharmacies.

Courses available for this career are Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) degree which is a4-year course or a 2-year-long course which awards a diploma in Pharmacy.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCB/M subjects are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh

·      Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

·      Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

·      Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai

·      JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty

Biological Scientist

Students with a B.Sc. degree in Biology can opt to work as a research associate or in pharmaceutical firms or even as a professor. The options available are limitless. It is a vast course that opens doorways to a range of specialisations including but not limited to microbiology, genetics, biotechnology. Graduates can work in private or public sector and can even venture into the R&D department of the same.

Courses available offer a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree in Biology which is a3-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary withPCB/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry subjects are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

·      St Xavier’s College, Mumbai

·      Bhilai Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Durg

·      Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University, Indore

·      Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.

Nursing

Nursing is an extremely important field because it glues together a patient’s healthcare journey together. A registered nurse has several responsibilities of monitoring the patients, administering and reviewing their medication, arranging and consulting with other workers in the healthcare industry. There are several jobs for nurses in both public and private sectors of the medical industry of the country.

Courses available are the Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree in Nursing which is usually a 4-year course but can also be a 2-year course for a post-basic course, diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery which is a 3.5-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCB are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

·      Christian Medical College, Vellore

·      Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

·      Madras Medical College, Chennai

·      Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research,Chennai

 Nutritionist

Nutritionists or dieticians are health professionals who work closely with patients and advise them on their diet, food habits and choices. This is done after studying the underlying conditions and problems a patient might have. They help in developing healthy food habits by making food charts and overall, work to develop a healthy lifestyle for the patients.

Courses available are Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (3-years), B.Sc.in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics (3-years) or B.Sc. in Human Nutrition(3-years).

Students who have completed their senior secondary, preferably but not mandatorily, withBiology are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Manav Rachna University, Haryana

·      Lovely Professional University, Punjab

·      Amity University

·      Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka

·      Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

 Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists work in a diverse range of settings including community as well as in hospitals. They help patients with physical difficulties, who are mostly, elderly people, children, people with injuries from heavy, strenuous exercise and sports. Physiotherapists can also work with patients with cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory and other conditions over a period of time.

Courses available are Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree which is a 4-year course along with a 6-month clinical internship.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCB are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Christian Medical College, Vellore

·      Madras Medical College, Chennai

·      Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

·      Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research,Chennai

·      Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka

 Microbiologist

Microbiology is the study of unicellular, multicellular and acellular microorganisms, focusing on those which cause diseases in human beings. While most microbiologists may spend their days in the lab, they are just as important in hospitals for preparing cultures of microorganisms to identify them and confirm medical diagnoses through laboratory testing.

Course available is Bachelor of Science in Microbiology degree which is a 3-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCB are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      University of Delhi

·      The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore

·      Madras Christian College, Chennai

·      Amity University, Noida

·      Delhi Institute of Technology and Paramedical Sciences, New Delhi

 

Biotechnologist

Biotechnology is a field of study with a diverse range of specialisations to choose from.Concisely, it is the use of biological processes for industrial purposes. This includes genetic modification of organisms, particularly microorganisms in order to produce hormones, antibiotics and the like.

Course available is Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology degree which is a 3-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCB/M are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Christ University, Bangalore

·      Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

·      Fergusson College, Pune

·      VIT, Vellore

·      SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

 Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field which combines several other fields from biology to computer science to statistics to analyse and interpret biological data.Specific software tools and computational methods are devised to exclusively extract data from biological information.

Courses available are Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics degree which is a 3-year course or a Bachelor of Technology degree in Bioinformatics which is a 4-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCB are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Stella Maris College, Chennai

·      Miranda House, New Delhi

·      St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad

·      Jaipur National University, Jaipur

·      Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research,Chennai

 

Psychologist

A multifaceted discipline of immense scope, psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour including conscious and unconscious states, thoughts and feelings. Medical psychologists work with clients or families directly to cope with or overcome psychological illnesses and focus extensively on treating mental suffering with behavioural intervention so that it doesn’t lead to physical disorders.

Course available is a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology which is a 3-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      University of Delhi

·      Amity University

·      Christ University, Bangalore

·      NIMS University, Rajasthan

·      Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi

 

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field of study which combines biology and engineering in order to apply engineering principles and techniques and design concepts for medicines and healthcare. In a healthcare facility, a biomedical engineer takes on the responsibility of researching and developing better medical devices, maintaining facility networks and overall, keeping the system running.

Course available is Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering which is a 4-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCM/B are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

·      MIT, Manipal

·      Netaji Subhash Engineering College (NSEC), Kolkata

·      SRM University:

·      VIT, Vellore

 Forensic Lab Technologist

Forensics. in simple words, is the application of scientific techniques in crime detection. Holding a degree in criminology and forensics enables one to work in research laboratories as an assistant, forensic scientist or an investigator with investigative agencies and even in hospitals. They reconstruct crimes by analysing any kind of evidence such as DNA, fingerprints et cetera.

Course available is a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science which is a 3-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PCB/Life Sciences are eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Swami Vivekananda University, Sagar

·      Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

·      Sharda University, Greater Noida

·      Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

·      Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

Cardiovascular Technologist

Cardiovascular technologists serve as assistants to physicians. Their responsibilities include maintaining patient records, monitoring patients’ pulses, etc. Specialisation areas in this field such as invasive cardiology, echocardiography, and vascular technology are a great way to climb higher up the professional career ladder.

Courses available is a Bachelor of Science degree in Cardio or CardiovascularTechnology which is a 4-year course.

Students who have completed their senior secondary with PC/Bare eligible for this course.

Colleges offering this course:

·      Christian Medical College, Vellore

·      Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education andResearch, Pondicherry

·      Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore

·      KLE University, Belgaum

·      Noida International University

 

These are only a few of the many, many options available. Other career fields include optometrist, haematologist, occupational therapists, clinical researchers, paramedics and the list is endless. Such alternative courses should be able to bring in more students into the medical industry so that there is a healthy ratio of medical workers to patients in such a populated country.

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