Occupational Therapy

This course is the field of medicine. The course has been structured to focus on practices of prevention and cure along with rehabilitation. It teaches the students to tackle the physical, emotional as well as mental problems of students and provide a universal cure for the problem or disease. In these programmes, students learn about means to cure patients by modifying the environment of the patient, educating them, and teaching them how to lead a regular life. Occupational therapists work with adults and children of all ages with a wide range of conditions; most commonly those who have difficulties due to a mental health illness, physical or learning disabilities.

Occupational Therapy


Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma in Occupational Therapy 10+2 Science (PCB) 3 years
Under Graduate 10+2 Science (PCB) + 55%+Entrance Exam 4 years
Post Graduate Bachelor of OT/B.Sc.(OT) with 55% 2 years
Post Graduate Diploma Bachelor of OT/B.Sc.(OT) with 55% 1 year
Ph. D. Post Graduate in Occupational Therapy 2 years

Entrance Exam    

Some reputed colleges and institutes conduct entrance test for admission to the course.


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from Rs 60 thousand to Rs 1 lakh / year for Government College; & for Self Financed college’s ranges from Rs 10 to 15 lakh , excluding lodging/boarding expenses

Skills Required   

  • Alertness of mind

  • Eye for the detail

  • Empathetic

  • Friendly and helpful

  • Compassionate

  • Understanding

  • Patient

  • Motivational

  • Strong communication skills

  • Being comfortable with physical contacts with patients

Career Options   

Following are the various job profiles offered to graduates and post graduates in Occupational Therapy (OT):

Undergraduates Course (BOT)   

  • Occupational Therapy (DOT)

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy – (BOT)

  • Occupational Therapy –( B.Sc)

Postgraduate Courses    

  • Occupational Therapy - (MOT)

  • Occupational Therapy- (M.Sc)

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified Nurse can get employment opportunities in following areas:

  • Adult Daycare Programs

  • Community Mental Health Centres

  • Detention Centres

  • Hospitals

  • Polyclinics

  • Prisons

  • Psychiatric Institutions

  • Rehabilitation Centres

  • Residential Care Facilities

  • Special Schools

  • Sports Teams

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.