Applications are invited for the following 13 paramedical courses at various government/self-financing colleges. The admission would be based on the Class-12 (Plus-Two) marks; there is no entrance test.
The final-year marks of Class-12 wouldn’t be directly taken to prepare the rank list. The marking schemes of various boards (Kerala Higher Secondary, Vocational Higher Secondary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) would be normalised in prescribed ways.
The annual fee at the government colleges would be Rs 21,000.
1. BSc Nursing
2. BSc Medical Lab Technology
3. BSc Perfusion Technology
4. BSc Medical Radiological Technology
5. BSc Optometry
6. BPT (Physiotherapy)
7. BASLP (Audiology and Speech Language Pathology)
8. BCVT (Cardio Vascular Technology)
9. BSc Dialysis Technology
10. BOT (Occupational Therapy)
11. Bachelor of Medical Imaging Technology
12. Bachelor of Radio Therapy Technology
13. Bachelor of Neuro Technology
NB: Courses 11, 12 and 13 have been included in the prospectus hoping that they could be commenced at government medical colleges after get the government’s nod and university’s affiliation. The courses are of four-year duration.
The following courses have mandatory internship programmes too:
Perfusion tech, Optometry, Cardio Vascular, Dialysis, nursing at government colleges (1 year each); BASLP (10 months), Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy (10 months each).
The applicants should have passed plus two with at least 50% marks for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For the BASLP course, the candidate need to score 50% in Physics and Chemistry and one of Biology/ Maths/ Computer Science/ Statistics/ Electronics/ Psychology too.
The Kerala Vocational Higher Secondary is equal to the Kerala Higher Secondary course. The aspirants need to attain the eligibility before the last date of submitting the applications. Candidates of Other Backward Classes who do not belong to Non-Creamy layer need 45% marks. Other eligible communities and persons with disabilities too require 455 marks.
The applicants (all communities) should have completed 17 years of age as on 31 December 2022. Usually, there is no upper-age limit for the applicants except for those who are applying for the service quota.
How to apply
A single online application is required for any number of courses. Website: www.lbscentre.kerala.gov.in.
The application fee of Rs 800 has to be paid before 17 August. Meanwhile, the fee for Scheduled Caste/Tribe candidates is Rs 400. The last date for submitting the online applications is 20 August.
The hard copy of the application need not be sent via post. There are special criteria for applying to the service quota seats.