Paramedical courses after Class 12: No entrance exam; apply from tomorrow

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Students who have completed their Plus Two can apply to 16 pharmacy, health inspector, and paramedical courses run by the government or self-financing institutions from August 7 to 26. They can submit the application online through the website-


There is no entrance test. Admission is allotted based on the marks scored by the students on specific subjects in Class 12. Those who have passed Plus-two by choosing Physics, Chemistry, Biology, or Mathematics in the A or B Groups of VHSE (Vocational Higher Secondary Education) can apply for D Pharm. For admission to other courses, the candidates should have obtained a minimum of 40% marks in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. However, those belonging to Scheduled Caste need to have only 35% marks. The same marking criteria apply to VHSE students as well.

The students who have passed the VHSE by choosing the subjects Medical Lab Technology, Biomedical Equipment, ECG, and Audiometry will be eligible for quota admission to Medical Lab/Operation Theatre/Cardio Vascular diploma programmes.


The candidates should have completed 17 years of age as of December 31, 2023. There is no maximum age limit. However, a special provision is made for service quota candidates with regard to age.


A single application is sufficient for applying to different courses at various institutions. More than one application is not allowed.

The application fee for General category and Service Quota candidates is Rs 400, while that for Scheduled Caste candidates is Rs 200. The fees can be paid online or through any of the Federal Bank branches using the Challan downloaded from the website. The Service Quota candidates should remit the fees to the government treasuries.

The candidates should upload their certificates and other documents. They should also take a printout of the online application and keep it in safe custody. Similarly, the application number, registration ID, and password should also be remembered. Candidates seeking admission through the sports quota should send a photocopy of their online application to the concerned department.


Seats will be reserved for different categories as per the State Government quota fixed for professional courses. Persons with Disabilities will have a 5% reservation. There is no reservation for Economically weak Sections. The proportional percentage of merit, backward quota, and scheduled caste quota seats will be 60:30:10.

A few seats have been reserved for nominees from Lakshadweep, Puducherry, and Andaman, those of juvenile or social welfare institutions, and for VHSE, Sanitary Inspector, Sports, and Ex-Serviceman quotas.


There will be three rounds of allotments after the trial allotment. The classification and other details of the courses run by the government and self-financing institutions can be assessed from the prospectus given on the website. The admission process is managed by the LBS Centre.

LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, 695033

Phone: 0471-2560364

Course duration

The duration of the DPharm programme is two years and includes an additional three months of practical training, and that for Dialysis Technology is two years, including a one-year internship. The Operation Theatre, Neurotechnology, and Endoscopic Technology courses are 2.5 years in duration, including six months of internship. The duration for radiodiagnosis and radiotherapy programmes is three years, while all other courses have a duration of two years.


• Pharmacy (DPharm)

• Health Inspector

• Medical Lab Technology

• Radio Diagnosis & Radio Therapy Technology

• Radiological Technology

• Ophthalmic Assistants

• Dental Mechanics

• Dental Hygienists

• Operation Theatre & Anesthesia Technology

• Cardio vascular Technology

• Neuro Technology

• Dialysis Technology

• Endoscopic Technology

• Dental Operating Room Assistants

• Respiratory Technology

• Central Sterile Supply Department Technology (It is entrusted with the service of cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing reusable surgical equipment.)

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