The Masters Degree in Physiotherapy is a two year Full time 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 bio statistics. The students are rotated in all areas of clinical expertise during this period. They also pursue their dissertation work in their specialized branches in the second year.

      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 discussions and classroom teaching.

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 Second Year respectively

  • These ordinances shall be called “The Ordinances, Syllabus and Scheme of Examination Pertaining to the Master of Physiotherapy course, MPT”
  • The Master of Physiotherapy program shall be under the Faculty of Medicine.
  • The name of the PG Degree program shall be Master of Physiotherapy [MPT].
  • This revised syllabus will be applicable from academic year 2011-12.
  • Preparing the post graduate student towards professional autonomy with self regulating discipline.
  • Utilization of evidence based practice to consolidate the base of professional practice as per global standards.
  • Improving the concepts of physiotherapy management of various medical, surgical and other conditions.
  • Habituating the concept of research in order to validate techniques and technology in physiotherapy practice.
  • Enhancing multidisciplinary approach by maintaining professional relationship for complete patient care.
  • Inculcation of appropriate professional relationship in multidisciplinary set up, patient management and co partnership basis.
  • Practicing the concept of protection of rights of the community during referral as well as first contact practice.
  • Experience in clinical training and undergraduate teaching partly.
  • Preparation of the individual professional to provide expertise clinical services and education to the community
This course shall offer SIX specialties & the respective Degree shall be called as follows –
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Sciences
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Neurological Sciences
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Sports Sciences
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Master of Physiotherapy in Women’s Health
  • Total: 21 seats
  • Musculoskeletal Sciences : 12 seats
  • Neurological Sciences: 9 seats

Every candidate for admission to the course for the degree of Master of Physiotherapy (specialty) should have passed the Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy full time program of the University or a degree of other University recognized as equivalent thereto with not less than 50% of marks in aggregate.

OBTAINING ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE: A candidate who is graduate of a University other than Veer Narmad South Gujarat University should have to submit provisional eligibility certificate (P.E.C.) from this Veer Narmad South Gujarat University within one month from the date of his / her admission, failing which the admission of candidate shall be cancelled and will not be eligible to apply in future.

The candidate has to make the application to the university with the following documents along with the prescribed fee.

  • B.P.T. or B.Sc. (PT) provisional / degree certificate issued by the respective university.
  • Marks Sheets of all the years of university examinations passed.
  • Completion of internship certificate.
  • Migration Certificate from the parent University.
A candidate has to appear in Competitive examination for admission to Post graduate Physiotherapy courses held by Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and admission to P.G. Course will be given as per merit of entrance test.

  • Entrance Examination:
    • There will be one paper of 2 hours duration containing 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) consisting of BPT subjects including,
      • 25 marks for Basic Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Kinesiology),
      • 25 marks for Basic Physiotherapy (Exercise Therapy and Electrotherapy),
      • 50 marks for Physiotherapy in Conditions (Ortho, Neuro, Cardio-Respiratory and Rehabilitation).
    • The questions will be single response objective type. Each answer with correct response shall be awarded one mark. ¼ marks will be deducted for each wrong response. Zero mark will be given for the question not answered. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
    • The examination shall be conducted in English only.
    • There is no provision for rechecking / re-evaluation of the answer sheets and no query in this regard will be entertained.
  • Determination of inter-se-merit of candidates obtaining equal merit number in case of two or more candidates obtaining equal merit number, the inter-se-merit of such candidates shall be determined in order of preference as under.
    • Candidates scoring less negative marks.
    • Candidate’s who secure higher percentage in final Year undergraduate examination after deduction of 1.5 marks for each unsuccessful trial in final year examination.
    Note: First trial is deemed to take place when he/ she is due to appear for the examination, irrespective of his/ her actual appearance, provided that non-appearance is not a result of reasons beyond his/her control.
  • In a physiotherapy college conducting a MPT programme, one seat may be reserved for faculty members having BPT degree to upgrade their qualification, while remaining employed.
  • In continuation of above, after completion of admission procedure if any seat remains vacant in any specialty in the concerned Physiotherapy College then the same may be offered to the faculty member of Physiotherapy College those who have applied for the same.
All these admissions will be decided by “Admission Committee” constituted as per Rule on behalf of the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.

The Candidate will select the Specialty as per the choice / merit at the time of admission at the M.P.T. Part- I.
The intake of students to the course shall be in accordance with the ordinance in this behalf by the university.

The guide: student ratio should be 1:3.
The course shall commence from the month of July of every year.
The duration of Master of Physiotherapy course shall be extended over a period of 2 continuous years on a full time basis. Any break in the career, power of extension of the course & the fixation of the term shall be vested with the university.

Duration – This course is of total 80 weeks over a period of two academic years. It is conducted in two Parts i.e. - M.P.T part I & M.P.T. part II.

M.P.T. Part – I having duration of 40 weeks in one academic year & M.P.T. Part- II having 40 weeks in next academic year respectively. University examination shall be held at the end of Part – I & II respectively.

Total Transcript hours =3200 hours

Total 40 hours /week x 40 weeks = 1600 hours in M.P.T. part-I + 1600 hours in M.P.T. part –II including Dissertation
English will be the medium of instruction for the subjects of study and for the examination of the MPT course.
The training of MPT students shall be on a full time pattern with graded responsibilities in the management and treatment of patients entrusted to their care with ethical standards of practice. They will be actively taking part in seminars, group discussions, case discussions, journal clubs, clinical rounds and other continuing education practices. They would be trained to perform research activities in their specialty.

They would be participating in teaching and training programs of undergraduate BPT students.
  • Log book
    Every student shall maintain a record of their learning progress using the log book duly signed and certified by the Head of the Departments during their various clinical training. The log book shall also contain presentations, seminars, case presentations done by the student if any.
  • A model checklist to monitor the progress of the student in various training and learning areas is given in the Appendix for reference.
  • Periodic tests
    The college may conduct periodic tests including written, practical and oral/viva on the university examination pattern to give practice to students for examination.
No student shall be admitted to appear for the examination unless they put on 75% of attendance during their period of study and training.

Condonation of shortage of attendance for admission to the University examination rests with the discretionary power of the Vice-Chancellor. For valid reasons, a candidate lacking in attendance may submit an application in the prescribed form and remit the stipulated fee 15 days prior to the commencement of the theory examination. The Head of the Department and Head of the Institution should satisfy themselves on the reasonableness of the candidate's request while forwarding the application with their endorsements to the Controller of Examination who would obtain the Vice-Chancellor's approval for admission of the candidate to the University examination.
The examination for MPT-I & II will be held at the end of the respective academic year.

If any candidate fails in any number of papers in MPT-I, they shall appear in supplementary examination which will be held three (3) months after the publication of result and they shall be allowed to continue in the 2nd year programme.

If the candidate fails again in the supplementary examination of MPT-I, the remaining papers can be taken along with MPT-II papers in the annual examination.

Same procedure specified above for supplementary examination is applicable for MPT-II.

If a candidate fails in theory and/or practical of MPT-I & II examination, he/she has to appear for the failed papers of each examination in both theory and practical respectively.

If the candidates fail in the written/practical examination, but his/her dissertations approved, the approval of the dissertation shall be carried over to the subsequent Examinations.

A candidate who fails in a MPT-I examination will be allowed to attend a course of the MPT-II, but the result of MPT-II will be with held till the candidate clears all the heads of failure papers of MPT-I & II.

Total numbers of years to complete the prescribed post graduate degree program shall not be more than 5 years.
50% of marks in theory of University examinations and 50% marks in practical and oral or viva examinations and 50% aggregate of all the three put together.
  • A candidate having appeared in all the PAPERS in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 75% of marks or more of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination in First Class with Distinction.
  • A candidate having appeared in all PAPERS in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 60% of marks or more but less than 75% of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination in First Class.
  • A candidate having appeared in all the PAPERS in the same examination and passed that examination in the first attempt and secures 50% of marks or more but less than 60% of grand total marks prescribed will be declared to have passed the examination in Second Class.
  • A candidate passing the university examination in more than one attempt shall be placed in Pass class irrespective of the percentage of marks secured by him/her in the examination.
Student will select a topic in his/her area of interest, in consultation with a Supervisor/Guide, qualified for the purpose as recommended by the University for and carries out an independent 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 Performa a research proposal [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.

Format of the Research Proposal
  • Title
  • Introduction with its relevance
  • Gist of review of the related literature along with research gaps
  • Rationales of the study/justifications for selection of the problem
  • Research questions, objectives, hypothesis (if any)
  • Limitations/scope of the study
  • Definitions of keywords (only operational definitions)
  • Methodology (Action plan)
    • Research method with justifications
    • Populations along with its size (structure wise if any)
    • Sample size, sample selection procedure, sampling techniques
    • Tools for data collection:
      • Selection of tool – details and justification
      • Tool construction: Detail plan for its construction, quality measures, finalization
    • Mode of data collection and cross‐validation procedure
    • Methods for data analysis
  • Time‐Schedule
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 is not responsible for the outcome and results.

The dissertation should be written under the following headings.

  • Introduction
    • Aims or objectives of the study Review of literature
    • Materials and methodology Results
    • Observation Discussion Conclusion Summary
    • References Tables
  • Annexure
Minimum requirements for dissertation:
The written text of dissertation shall not be less than 50 pages and shall not exceed 100 pages excluding references, tables, questionnaires, Master chart and other annexure. It should be neatly typed in Times New Roman, font size 12, 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, three months before final examination on or before the dates notified by the university.

Soft copies of all Dissertations in PDF format have to be submitted in a CD with proper Disclosures:
  • Name of college
  • College Code
  • Subject code
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.

If the dissertation is not approved or rejected by the appointed examiners, the result shall be withheld till the resubmitted dissertation is approved.
The academic qualification and teaching experience required for recognition as a guide are:
  • M.Sc. (PT) /MPT with five years teaching experience as Lecturer working on a full time position at a recognized institution.
  • Notwithstanding above, in view of acute shortage of teachers the teachers having three years teaching experience after MPT and working on a full time basis should be considered as guide for MPT course.


    BPT with at least Eight years of teaching experience as Lecturer, working on a full time position at a Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat and IAP recognized institution for guide appointments up to June 2014 only.
  • The age of guide / teacher shall not exceed 62 years.
  • The guide student ratio should be 1:3.
In the event of a recognized guide leaving the college for any reason or in any circumstances beyond the control guide may be changed with prior permission from the University and candidates of that guide will be allotted proportionately to other existing guides irrespective of their specialty.
  • Dr. Anjan Desai
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  • Dr. Neha Verma
  • Dr. Salvi Shah
  • Dr. Vandana Rathod
  • Dr. Neeti Mishra