Paramedical courses are the most trending professional courses of 2019

Paramedical courses

After passing 12th board exams, every student experiences a sense of achieving a milestone but the reality is, that’s exactly when your journey begins. The paradigm shift in our education system since past few decades, giving importance to professional courses over basic academic education, allowing us to gain hands on expertise in various fields of interest, and thus helping us to succeed in the journey in a much better way. Recently, paramedical courses are gaining wide acceptance all over the world for the huge requirements, and is one of the most popular professional course chosen after 12th

Ever wondered what is paramedical courses all about? Let’s get in detail to explore more about this not-so- familiar professional sector, and its wide array of opportunities.

Paramedical science is a course that deals with pre-hospital emergency services; and a person working in this field is called a paramedic. Paramedics are highly trained professionals who provide their support and assistance to doctors by doing various check-ups and therapies.

Paramedical courses 

Paramedical science is a vast field and offers a long list of courses to pick from, for the young aspirants. Paramedical courses in Kerala are available in three main types,

> Certificate courses for 1 year

> Diploma courses for 2 year duration

Bachelor courses for 3 to 4 year duration 


After the completion of the course, The students are hired by some of the top companies, hospitals, vision care centres, lens and eyewear showrooms etc.

Checkout some of the popular Diploma and  B.Sc. paramedical courses in Kerala

> Bachelor/ Diploma of physiotherapy

> Bachelor/ Diploma of occupational therapy

> B.Sc./ Diploma in optometry

> B.Sc./ Diploma in X-ray technology

> B.Sc./ Diploma in medical imaging technology

> B.Sc./ Diploma in ophthalmic technology

> B.Sc. in anaesthesia technology


> B.Sc./ Diploma In medical lab technology

> B.Sc./ Diploma in audiology and speech therapy

To choose the course that suits you the best may not be easy. You may feel blocked, lack of clarity and in-depth knowledge could worry you. The good news is your not alone. To narrow down with the search and help you to choose the future career option, let’s get in detail about one of the most trending and high in demand course as per the recent research, called Optometry.


It is an health care profession dealing with examining the eyes for possible defects or abnormalities. Faults of refraction, prescribing correctional lenses, eyeglasses and eye exercises, diagnosing eye diseases, treating eye diseases or referring the patient to eye specialist for treatments.

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Most popular optometry courses in Kerala 

Diploma in optometry

It is a diploma level optometric course also known as DOTP that covers topics such as patient management, psychology and optometry retail management etc. This course was started with an objective of producing professionally trained personnel, rendering eye care services to the masses. This programme is for a duration of 2 years and the eligibility criteria is to clear 10+2 with physics chemistry and biology from any recognized board.

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B.Sc. in Optometry 

B.Sc. optometry is an undergraduate programme offered in the top optometric colleges in India. It is considered as the best course in the field of optometry. The eligibility criteria is passing 10+2 with physics, chemistry and biology from any recognized board. The duration of this course is 3 years of academics and 1 year internship. This programme is designed to make the student ready for ocular management.

After the completion of this course the student will be able to do the following,

  • > To assist the ophthalmologist in his practise
  • > Acquire technical skills to operate and maintain ophthalmic instruments
  • >  To be able to do contact lens fitting, prescribe eyeglasses, optic assessments independently. 
  • > To run and establish an optical shop etc.

Possible career paths after the course

  • > Public Health optometrist
  • > Clinical optometrist
  • > Military optometrist
  • > Industrial Optometrist
  • > Academician/Teacher
  • > Researcher
  • > Private Practitioner

B.Sc. optometry course fee ranges from Rs.30000 to Rs.150000 per year, depending on the university. 

Why Itees Malabar?

Itees Malabar college of health science is one of the well known colleges in paramedical science in Kerala offering B.Sc. in optometry and Diploma in optometry. Itees Malabar believes in delivering project oriented curriculum that breaks the classroom and lab barriers by applying learned theory in real world settings.

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With highly experienced faculties in optometry, high end studio infrastructure, workshops facilities and regular industry visits to practically experience how these concepts are put in to action makes Itees Malabar the best optometry college in Malappuram.

All the right factors to make the right career choice is here, and having a future from your dreams is not far away with Itees Malabar college of health sciences. So make a move and make it happen

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