Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] - Course Overview




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    MPT (Master of Physiotherapy) Course Full Form, Admission, Entrance Exams, Subjects, Colleges and Scope

    Anjali Anjali
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    MPT or Master of Physiotherapy is a course that deals with the study of physical therapy for joints related issues. It is a 2 year full-time professional degree. MPT lays more emphasis on the techniques and methods used for physiotherapy including both modern techniques and the natural ones.

    The minimum eligibility required to pursue this course is aggregate 50% score in BPT from a recognized board or university. The qualifying percentage may vary from institute to institute. To pursue this course, you might have to appear for entrance exams too like IPU CET, NEET PG and alike. MPT subjects include study of Anatomy and Physiology of Nervous and Cardiovascular systems, Motor Development, Biomechanics of tissues and alike.

    ALERT:  All NEET PG 2020 Counselling Sessions have been cancelled due to Coronavirus Outbreak.

    Here, few of the top MPT colleges are listed below:

    Name of the CollegeLocationAverage Fees
    Manipal UniversityKarnatakaINR 7.04 Lakhs
    Amity UniversityNoidaINR 2.32 Lakhs
    Annamalai UniversityTamil NaduINR 1.24 Lakhs
    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityNew DelhiINR 1.9 Lakhs
    Jagannath UniversityJaipurINR 1.5 Lakhs

    Quick Look on Other MPT Colleges

    An average fee charged to pursue this course ranges from INR 35,000 to INR 50,000. The course fee structure varies from institute to institute. After completion of this course, you can expect an average salary package of INR 3.6 Lakhs per annum. Rest, the salary package depends upon the skills, experience and area of operations.

    Table of Contents
    MPT Admission Process
    MPT: What is it About?
    Why MPT?
    MPT: Specializations
    MPT Top Colleges
    MPT Syllabus
    MPT: Job Prospects and Future Scope

    MPT Admission Process

    To get admission in a MPT course you need to either wait for the cutoff list released by the colleges/universities or you need to appear for the entrance exams. Mostly, the admissions in this course are based on entrance exams, only few collges offer this on the basis of merit.

    In case you are applying for an institute that gives merit-based admission, then you just need to simply visit the institute’s website and fill up the online application form or visit the college and fill-up the form offline. Steps to apply for this course online are mentioned below:

    1. Visit the website and register yourself.
    2. Read the instructions carefully and fill up the application form.
    3. Upload the required documents, check the application form before submitting it and make the final payment or application fee.

    Few colleges do conduct their own entrance exams to offer admission in this course. In case you have gone through an entrance test for the admission, then you just need to wait for the results. In the other case application will be processed by the colleges and those with proper documents and eligibility will be selected based on their merit. 

    MPT: Eligibility Criteria

    To pursue MPT from a reputed and recognized college or university, one must meet the basic eligibility criteria for admission given below:

    1. Minimum 50% score in Bachelor’s degree from a recognised board or university in the same field i.e Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
    2. A 6 month mandatory internship in the same field from a trusted organization.
    3. If you are applying for a particular university or college admission then, you might have to appear for a college/university based entrance exam. Students having NEET PG scores are exempted from appearing for college level entrance tests.

    MPT Entrance Exams

    Few colleges do conduct their own entrance exams while other colleges accept the score of some common entrance tests for MPT. Few of them are discussed below:

    • NEET PG: National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET PG) for post graduate courses is a national level test organized by National Board of Examinations (NBE).Important dates related to this entrance examination are tabled below:
    NEET PG 2020 Registration Beginning DateNovember 1, 2019
    Last Date to Apply for NEET PG 2020November 21, 2019
    Releasing Date of NEET PG 2020 Admit CardDecember 31, 2019
    NEET PG 2020 Examination DateJanuary 5, 2020
    Result DeclarationJanuary 30, 2020
    Counselling DateTill March 23, 2020
    Choice Filling DateTill March 24, 2020
    Seat Allotment DateMarch 25-March 26, 2020
    Counselling Results DeclarationMarch 27, 2020 

    Aspirants who wish to pursue MPT from GGSIP University need to go through IPU CET Entrance examination. 

    • IPU CET 2020: This Entrance examination offers admission to all UG and PG courses that can be pursued from this respective university. This is a university level entrance examination. Details of IPU CET examination dates are mentioned below:
    IPU CET 2020 Registration Beginning DateMarch 1, 2020
    IPU CET 2020 Last Date to ApplyMarch 31, 2020
    IPU CET 2020 Examination DateApril 25- May 5, 2020
    Result DeclarationMay-July, 2020

    Exams other than the above mentioned, for MPT Admissions are:

    1. MET 2020
    2. VEE 2020
    3. DSAT 2020 and others

    How to Prepare for the MPT Entrance Examination?

    To prepare for the MPT entrance examination you need to keep in mind a few points. These important points are discussed below:

    1. Prepare a proper study plan or time table and follow it strictly as in MPT entrance exams you might have to appear for deep and detailed questions of the subject. So, you need to divide equal time for each subject.
    2. The exams for admission in MPT course are competitive in nature, so you need to go for selective and best study material.
    3. Cover the difficult topics of the subject first, so that you can hold a grip on tough topics by devoting most of the time to it.
    4. Practice the Sample Papers/Mock Tests/previous year papers to keep a check on the changing pattern of the examination.
    5. Have a healthy and good sleep to keep your mind fresh.
    6. Go through the subjects of your graduation well.
    NEET PG Practice PapersNEET PG Preparation TipsIPU CET Practice Papers

    MPT: What is it About?

    MPT full form is Master of Physiotherapy. It is a 2 year professional postgraduate degree that enables you to deal with healthcare aspects like improving muscle strength, operations, bone strength etc. 

    MPT course allows you to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience. The course curriculum of MPT allows you to gain a strong hold on physiotherapy aspects in various fields. After completing this course, there are ample jobs available to the graduates in different sections.

    MPT: Highlights

    Course LevelPost Graduate Degree
    Full FormMaster of Physiotherapy
    Duration2 Years
    Admission processEntrance Based/Merit based
    Minimum PercentageMinimum 50%in BPT from recognised board or university with mandatory 6 months internship
    Course FeeINR 35,000 to INR 50,000 per annum
    Average Salary OfferedUp to INR 3.6 Lakhs per annum
    Career prospectsPhysiotherapist, Sports Physio Rehabilitator, Lecturer, Therapy Manager, Research Assistant, Acupuncturist, Exercise Physiologist and other positions

    Why MPT?

    There are a number of perks of pursuing an MPT course. Few of those perks and benefits are listed below:

    1. This is one of the finest and reputed professions.
    2. Gives you both practical and theoretical knowledge of the subject.
    3. Open wide gates to diverse career opportunities.
    4. You can also opt for high paid government and private jobs.
    5. It exposes you to the new and modern techniques of physiotherapy.
    6. Gives you knowledge of joints and muscle relaxation techniques.

    Course Comparison

    MPT stands for Master of Physiotherapy wheras MS (Ayurveda) stands for Master of Science in Ayurveda field. Both the courses are different from each other. MS (Ayurveda) main aim of study is to attain the knowledge of ayurveda can be used in treatment of patients. You can choose the course on the basis of your area of interest. Below mentioned are the key differences between MPT and MS (Ayurveda) in terms of impact, course material and orientation:

    Full FormMaster of PhysiotherapyMaster of Science in Ayurveda
    Main aim of StudyMPT course's main aim of study is to go through the basics of physiotherapy. They train students in treating patients with joint and deformities issues.MAMS deals with the study of Ayurveda and its significance in treating patients. 
    Duration2 years3 Years
    Subjects InvolvedAnatomy and Physiology of Nervous and Cardiovascular systems, Motor Development, Biomechanics of tissues and alike.Shalakya Tantra, Kayachikitsa, Anatomy, Physiology and other Ayurvedic Texts and alike
    Average Annual FeeINR 35,000 to INR 50,000 per annumINR 1-7 Lakhs per annum
    Average Salary packageUp to INR 3.6 Lakhs per annum.Up to INR 3 Lakhs per annum


    MPT: Specializations

    Top MPT specializations are listed below:

    • MPT in Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences: This course is the one that deals with the cardiological problems. The main aim of this course study is to make the heart more efficient and work towards its healthy functioning.
    AVERAGE SALARYUp to INR 4 Lakhs per annum
    • MPT in Neurosciences: MPT Neurosciences deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases using medical equipment. It helps in treating patients suffering from neurological impairments like Stroke, injuries in spinal cord  and alike 
    AVERAGE SALARYUp to INR 5 Lakhs per annum
    • MPT in Orthopedics: It deals with the study of treatment techniques of the musculoskeletal system including body muscles and bones. MPT Orthopedics subject includes sprains, strains, fractures and post surgery and alike.
    AVERAGE SALARYUp to INR 6 Lakhs per annum
    • MPT in Community Physiotherapy: This program mainly focuses on the physiotherapy skills, communication skills, clinical management and primary care. It enables graduates to update their knowledge and skills through practice.
    AVERAGE SALARYUp to INR 4 Lakhs per annum

    Other MPT Specializations

    MPT Sports ScienceMPT Paediatrics
    MPT Geriatrics PhysiotherapyMPT Musculoskeletal Science
    MPT Health Promotion and Disability Rehabilitation-


    MPT Top Colleges

    In the below given table, find the top colleges for MPT:

    Name of the CollegeLocationAverage Annual Fees
    Manipal UniversityKarnatakaINR 7.04 Lakhs
    Amity UniversityNoidaINR 2.32 Lakhs
    Annamalai UniversityTamil NaduINR 1.24 Lakhs
    Jagannath UniversityJaipurINR 1.5 Lakhs
    Galgotias UniversityGreater NoidaINR 1.5 Lakhs
    BCF College of PhysiotherapyKeralaINR 2.31 Lakhs
    Jodhpur National UniversityRajasthan INR 1.35 Lakhs
    Chandigarh UniversityChandigarhINR 2.1 Lakhs
    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityNew DelhiINR 1.9 Lakhs
    Mahatma Gandhi UniversityMeghalayaINR 1.6 Lakhs

    These colleges offer the Master of Theoloy course either on the basis of entrance test or on the basis of the entrance tests. Few of the above mentioned colleges offer this course on the basis of the written test conducted by the college itself whereas few colleges and university accepts NEET scores.

    Comparison of Different MPT Colleges

    ParameterGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityMahatma Gandhi University
    NIRF Rank5830
    Institute LocationNew DelhiMeghalaya
    Affiliated FromUGCUGC, DEB and BCI
    OverviewGuru Gobind singh Indraprastha University was established in 1998. The university is affiliated with UGC and offers admission in college through a common entrance examination. They also give scholarships to the students.This university was established in 2010 under Mahatma Gandhi University Act. This university accepts all kinds of entrance examination scores to offer admission. They also operate their own entrance exams for a few courses.
    Courses Offered by the InstituteBTech, B.Ed, BCA, MCA, MPT, MA, MBBS and alikeB.Sc, BA, BBA, BSW, MA (Hons.), MHM, LLM, PhD, Diploma and alike
    Average FeesINR 1.9 LakhsINR 1.6 Lakhs

    MPT Syllabus

    The MPT course comprises 4 semesters in 2 years of course study. Few of the subjects of Master of Physiotherapy course are listed below:

    1. Maternal and Child care physiotherapy
    2. Sampling distributions
    3. Level of Healthcare and Fitness
    4. EMG
    5. Research Methodology
    6. Normal Motor Development and alike

    Read More Detailed MPT Syllabus

    MPT: Job Prospects and Future Scope

    An average Master of Physiotherapy graduate salary is around INR 3.5-4.5 Lakhs per annum. Few of those MPT jobs and positions are discussed below:

    PhysiotherapistThey aim at healing patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing to improve their movement, to devise and review treatment programs using manual therapy (such as massage), therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy.INR 3.6 Lakhs per annum
    LecturerTo be proficient in public policy, organization, administration, and legislation, and impart related education in the discipline.They can teach in colleges and schools.INR 5 Lakhs per annum
    AcupuncturistAcupuncturist's role is to consult with patients about their problems and symptoms. Then they use the acupuncture needles and other tools to treat them.INR 3 Lakhs per annum
    OsteopathTheir role is to treat patients by stimulating different areas of the body using a wide range of physical techniques such as touching, stretching and massaging. The aim of these techniques is to increase the blood flow to different parts of the bodyINR 9.83 Lakhs per annum


    After the course completion you can pursue higher studies too. Few of the doctorate degrees after MPT are listed below:

    1. PhD in Physiotherapy
    2. Mphil 

    Learn More about MPT Job Prospects and Future Scope

    MPT: FAQs

    Ques: How important MPT degree is for becoming a physiotherapist?

    Ans. MPT is the basic requirement for becoming a physiotherapist.

    Ques. How much the Master of Physiotherapy course costs?

    Ans. Master of Physiotherapy course costs an average of INR 35,000- INR 50,000 per annum. The fees tructure varies from college to college.Rest it depends upon the specialization you choose.

    Ques. What is the course duration of Master of Physiotherapy?

    Ans. Master of Physiotherapy course duration is of 2 years.

    Ques: How much salary do a Master of Physiotherapy graduate can expect?

    Ans. You can expect an average salary of INR 3.5 to 4.5 Lakhs per annum. Rest, it depends on your skills, knowledge and area of job and specialization. 

    Ques: Is there any common entrance test for Master of Physiotherapy course admission?

    Ans. There are no. of university and college level entrance exams for getting admission in this course like IPU CET, MET, NEET PG and alike.

    Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] Fee Structure in India

    20.8 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES5 L (Maximum Fee)
    2.29 L (Average Fee)
    53.7 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES8 L (Maximum Fee)
    2.09 L (Average Fee)

    Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] Fee Structure by State


    3.19 L
    2.11 L

    Delhi NCR

    1.73 L
    1.86 L

    Uttar Pradesh

    1.46 L
    1.67 L

    Tamil Nadu

    1.24 L
    1.4 L


    3.27 L
    7.52 L

    Madhya Pradesh

    2 L
    2.38 L


    2.87 L
    4.63 L


    1.82 L
    1.8 L


    2.93 L
    2.33 L



    Sirisha mayakoti

    After completing bpt which exam is write to for mpt in abroad?

    24 Feb, 2020 12:06
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sirisha, each university has its selection criteria. Thus, it will depend on the college/university in which you are trying to get admission.

    24 Feb, 2020 12:26

    Is BSc microbiology is eligible for msc physiotherapy??

    06 Sep, 2019 11:35
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Drishya, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as while some of the universities accept only graduation, others may demand for graduation in specific field.

    07 Sep, 2019 17:23

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