Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Radiography) - Course Overview




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    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Radiography Courses Fee, Eligibility and Salary

    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. in Radiography) is a 3- year long course, divided into 6 semesters, with each semester lasting 6 months. Radiography is a medical sub field, dealing in the diagnosis of diseases and ailments related to the internal or hidden parts of the body, with the use of X-Rays.

    The average fee charged in India for pursuing this course ranges between INR 2 Lacs and 10 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The basic minimum eligibility needed for pursuing this course is a 10+2 qualification or equivalent qualification completed from a recognized educational Board.

    Fresh graduates of B.Sc. in Radiography may earn anywhere between INR 7,000 to 10,000 monthly, with the salary increasing with increase in experience and skillsets. Such graduates are hired in capacities such as Diagnostic Radiographer, X-Ray Technician, Radiation Protection Specialist, among others.

    The course is offered at leading institutes across major cities and States throughout the country, with the admission and selection being based on a relevant entrance examination and performance in the qualifying exam i.e. 10+2.

    B.Sc. in Radiography: Course Highlights

    The basic course highlights for B.Sc. in Radiography are tabulated below.

    Course LevelUndergraduate
    Duration3 Years
    Examination TypeSemester System
    Eligibility10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
    Admission ProcessCounselling after Entrance Examination
    Major Recruiting SectorsGovernment and private hospitals, Defense Forces, Educational Institutes etc.
    Course FeeINR 2 to 10 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 7,000 to 10,000 (monthly)

    Eligibility for B.Sc. in Radiography

    The basic eligibility criterion for admission to the course is a 10+2 or similar qualification from any recognized educational Board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects. Some institutes require a minimum aggregate score of 50% in classes X and XII as an additional criterion of eligibility.

    B.Sc. in Radiography: Admission Process

    The general admission procedure for most institutes offering this course consists of an entrance examination, and based on performance at all levels, i.e. X, XII, and the entrance exam, admission to the course is given to candidates based on the final cumulative merit.

    However, there are many institutes in the country that offer admission to the course based solely on the percentage scored in classes X and XII. There are also a few institutes that conduct an additional round of counselling after the stage of entrance examination, for final selection.

    Top Institutes Offering B.SC. in Radiography

    As one of the most promising career options in the paramedical field, B.SC. in Radiography is offered at various cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore etc. and other States throughout the country.

    Radiography can be described as the science of taking images of the internal parts of the human body for the purpose of diagnosing diseases and ailments. This includes the use of X-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound etc.

    Listed in the table below are some of the institutes in the country offering B.SC. in Radiography, along with their respective locations and the fee charged by each.

    All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi3, 085
    Rajeev Gandhi University of Health SciencesBangalore20, 000
    University College of Medical Sciences and GTB HospitalShahdara18, 225
    Tata Memorial CenterMumbai30, 000
    TCR Institute for Materials TechnologyMumbai-

    B.SC. in Radiography: What is it About?

    There is a growing demand for radiographers both in India and abroad, and more compared to the other paramedical professions. The discipline includes the study of subjects and topics such as Clinical Radiotherapy, Radiobiology, Clinical Trials, Palliative care, Clinical Chemotherapy, etc.

    B.SC. in Radiography includes the study of both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography which involves treatment of cancers and tumors with the help of radiations.

    B.SC. in Radiography: Who Should Apply?

    Ideal candidates for the course would be calm, patient, objective and sympathetic in approach towards patients of all age groups, to supplement them with not only medical treatment, but also confidence, tolerance, willpower, strength of mind and purpose.

    Good interpersonal skills for communicating with other team members, strong technical and scientific bent- of- mind, attention to detail and quick learning with regard to new skills are preferred qualities in interested candidates.

    B.SC. in Radiography: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester- wise breakup of the course is tabulated below.


    Generation and Properties of X-Ray


    Radiation Hazards and Protection
    General Radiography
    Communication Skills and Personality Development
    Fundamentals of computer science


    General Radiography 2
    CT-Scan 1


    Organizational Behavior
    Environmental Science


    Doppler and Echography
    CT-Scan 2
    MRI – 2
    Nuclear Medicine and PET Scan


    Interventional in Diagnostic Radiology
    Anesthesia in Diagnostic Radiology
    Human Resource

    B.SC. in Radiography: Career Prospects

    Successful Radiography graduates interested in higher studies in the discipline may choose to go for M.Sc., Ph.D. or M.Phil. in the subject, upon completion of which, such graduates become eligible for academic posts such as Lecturer in private/ government institutes.

    Radiography graduates are lucratively employed in numerous areas such as Basic X-Ray, Computed Tomography, Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Fluoroscopy, Angiography, Interventional Radiography, Cardiovascular Interventional Radiography, among others.

    Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    Annual Salary Graph
    PhysiotherapistThey help patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or aging to improve their movement.5,000 to 30,000
    X-Ray TechnicianThey operate portable x-ray equipment to conduct x-rays in patients' hospital rooms, work in hospitals or medical center's radiology departments or emergency rooms.7,000 to 10,000
    Therapy RadiographerThey work in the oncology departments of hospitals, using state-of-the-art radiography equipment to treat patients suffering from cancer.30,000 to 50,000
    Radiation Protection SpecialistThey test x-ray equipment, inspect areas where equipment is used, and evaluate operating procedures to detect and control radiation hazards.35, 000 to 40, 000
    Diagnostic RadiographerThey use radiation in the form of x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound to assess, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of injuries and diseases.7,000 to 10,000

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Radiography) Fee Structure in India

    40.18 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.11 L (Maximum Fee)
    1.2 L (Average Fee)
    1.65 L (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES3.97 L (Maximum Fee)
    2.42 L (Average Fee)



    Vriti Sagar

    I want to do in radiology in punjab please send me name of institutes and dates to apply

    07 May, 2020 09:33
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vriti, you can check the list of the colleges from here: B.Sc Radiology Colleges

    07 May, 2020 11:02
    naira oberoi

    There are many good colleges to study bsc radiology it is the modern approach to science which gives numerous good job opportunities to students. Quantum University Roorkee provides Bsc radiology which is of 3 years at a very affordable price and the best part is that students can study majors with minors

    29 Nov, 2019 16:29
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Naira, thank you for the feedback!

    29 Nov, 2019 18:02
    Bishnudev yadav

    Sir mujhe Bsc radiology Karna hai

    18 Nov, 2019 19:00
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Bishnudev, kindly mention the college/university in which you want to take admission so that we can provide you its admission procedure and eligibility criteria for the course concerned.

    19 Nov, 2019 13:23
    Bishnudev yadav

    Sir abhi admission Nahi hoga

    19 Nov, 2019 13:26
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    This depends on the academic calendar of the concerned college/university.

    19 Nov, 2019 14:30
    Sraboni Sarkar

    Any college offering distance learning for bsc in radiology for a lateral entrance

    24 Oct, 2019 20:07
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sraboni, following is the list of colleges offering B.Sc Radiology in distance learning:

    25 Oct, 2019 12:57
    bhag verma

    Is Radiology a best carrier option?

    22 Nov, 2019 17:30

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