List of Paramedical Courses After 12th & 10th

Are you interested in knowing more about some good paramedical courses in India? If yes, this article will be of help to you! In this article, I’ve listed some good, job oriented paramedical courses. These professional courses are being offered by numerous paramedical education institutes across India. Students who have passed 12th & 10th class exams are eligible to pursue the paramedical courses listed in this post.

Best paramedical courses

Before heading to the meat of the matter, list of best paramedical courses, let us check out some basic details about these courses. Let us start –


Paramedical Courses: Basic Details

Paramedical courses trains students and makes them capable of becoming allied healthcare workers. Allied healthcare workers are healthcare workers distinct from nursing, medicine and pharmacy.


They are very important to the healthcare system and actively contribute towards the system’s efficient functioning. Allied healthcare workers are usually seen working as part of a team (comprising of Doctors, Nurses and other healthcare workers). They play a key role in the team and offer skills such as diagnostic, technical, patient care and therapeutic skills (based on their qualification and specialization).


In short, they directly or indirectly are responsible for patient care. It is a profession that can bring smiles to the faces of patients!


Another good thing about paramedical courses is that they are job oriented courses. Allied healthcare professionals are in huge demand all across the world! Like good Doctors and Nurses are in huge demand, so are qualified allied healthcare professionals! Paramedical courses will help you become a qualified allied healthcare professional. In short, these courses are job oriented in nature.


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List of courses after 12th science in India

List of PCB (Biology) group courses after 12th in India

List of courses after 10th standard in India


Paramedical courses can be pursued by students who have passed 10th, 12th or graduation. The type of course one is eligible to pursue depends upon one’s present qualification!


Courses like MBBS, BDS, B.V.Sc. and BAMS are much sought after ones. Competition for getting an admission to these courses is so much so that not all students usually manage to get a seat! Under such circumstances, availability of paramedical courses is a boon to students!


In India, paramedical courses are available in 3 main formats –

  1. Bachelor’s Degree courses
  2. Diploma Certificate courses
  3. Certificate courses


Let us consider each course format and check out the list of top courses –


1 Allied Health Sciences courses after 12th

Sr No

Name of the course

1B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology
2B.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology
3B.Sc. Medical Record Technology
4B.Sc. Cardiovascular Technology
5B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology
6B.Sc. Anaesthesia Technology
7B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
8B.Sc. Emergency Medicine Technology
9B.Sc. Dialysis Technology
10B.Sc. Optometry
11B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
12B.Sc. Respiratory Therapy
13B.Sc. Perfusion Technology
14B.Sc. Prosthetics & Orthotics
15B.Sc. Sports Science and Exercise
16B.Sc. Psychology
17BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology)
18B.Sc. Physician Assistant
19B.Sc. Nuclear Medicine Technology
20B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology
21B.Sc. Cardiac Care Technology
22B.Sc. Ophthalmic Technology


Let us check out the list of Diploma courses now.


2 Paramedical Courses after 10th or 12th

Sr No

Name of the paramedical course

1Diploma in Pharmacy
2Diploma in Pharmacy (Ayurveda)
3Diploma in Pharmacy (Homeopathy)
4Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
5Diploma in Physiotherapy
6Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology
7Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology
8Diploma in X-Ray Technology
9Diploma in Radiography
10GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery)
11ANM (Auxiliary Nursing & Midwifery)
12Diploma in Emergency Care Technology
13Diploma in Dialysis Technology
14Diploma in Occupational Therapy
15Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology
16Diploma in Veterinary Assistant
17Diploma in Dental Hygienist
18Diploma in Radiography
19Diploma in ECG Technology
20Diploma in CT Scan Technology
21Diploma in Dental Assistant
22Diploma in Community Healthcare
23Diploma in Medical Record Technology
24Diploma in Blood Bank Technology
25Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology
26Diploma in Rural Healthcare
27Diploma in Sanitary Worker
28Diploma in Nursing Assistant
29Diploma in Radiological Techniques
30Diploma in Neuro Technology
31Diploma in Cardiovascular Technician
32Diploma in Dental Mechanics
33Diploma in Dental Hygiene
34Diploma in Optometry
35Diploma in Pharmacy (Veterinary)
36Diploma in Multi-purpose Health Worker
37Diploma in Cath Lab Technology
38Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science
39Diploma in Dental Lab Technician
40Diploma in Orthopaedic Technician
41Diploma in Food & Nutrition


Let us check out the list of Certificate courses now. Here it is –


3 Certificate Paramedical Courses after 10th or 12th

Certificate courses are entry level courses. They are not as valued as their Degree and Diploma counterparts. A certificate level paramedical course will help you get technician or assistant level job at relevant places. Some of the well known Diploma paramedical courses include –

Sr No

Name of the certificate course

1Certificate in Community Health Worker
2Certificate in Nursing Assistant
3Certificate in General Assistant
4Certificate in Pharmacy Assistant
5Certificate in Dressing
6Certificate in ECG Technology
7Certificate in Medical Lab Technology
8Certificate in Medical Imaging Technology


If you want to pursue a good paramedical course, the above lists will be of help to you. The lists provided above don’t cover all courses though! The best ones have made their way to the list!


Eligibility criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree courses can usually be pursued after completing 10+2 Science stream schooling (with PCB subjects).
  • Diploma courses can be pursued after 10+2 or 10th. It really depends upon the institute and the type of course offered.
  • Certificate courses can usually be pursued after completing 10th or 12th.


Eligibility criteria usually changes from one institute to another and it also depends on the nature of the course. Readers must give special attention to requirements and criteria set by the respective institutes.


Duration of the course

Bachelor’s Degree Allied Health Sciences programs: Most of the allied health care programs last for a period of 4 years (including internship period). Some of these courses even last for 4.5-5 years. On the other hand, courses like B.Sc. Physician Assistant & B.Sc. Psychology lasts for a period of just 3 years.


Paramedical courses (Diploma): Diploma paramedical courses usually last for a period of three years (for 10th passed applicants).


Paramedical certification programs: Usually, a certification program could last anywhere between 6 to 12 months.


While securing admission, give special admission to the ‘eligibility criteria’. I’ve noticed that eligibility criteria varies from one institute to another!

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