These courses are of 2 years duration (+3 months compulsory post-examination training). Number of seats is as per allotment by the State Medical Faculty – currently 122 in IPGME&R + 30 in BIN.
State Medical Faculty of West Bengal (established 1914) is an autonomous body constituted by the Government of West Bengal in terms of the provisions of the statutes of the faculty. The Faculty is empowered to conduct admissions to various Paramedical Courses, oversee training in accordance with the course curricula approved by the State Government, and also to conduct examinations and award Diploma / Certificate to the successful candidates. The Diplomas / Certificates awarded by the Faculty are recognized by various states as well as central authorities for the purpose of employment. Currently the following courses are being offered:
|1||Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Pathology, Microbiology & Biochemistry DML(Tech)|
|2||Diploma in Radiography [Diagnostic] DRD (Tech)|
|3||Diploma in Physiotherapy DPT|
|4||Diploma in Radiotherapeutic Technique DRT (Tech)|
|5||Diploma in Optometry with Ophthalmic Technique (DOPT)|
|6||Diploma in Neuro-electro-physiology (DNEP)|
|7||Diploma in Perfusion Technology (DPFT)|
|8||Diploma in Cath-Lab (Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory) Technique (DCLT)|
|9||Diploma in Dialysis Technique (Dialysis Tech)|
|10||Diploma in Critical Care Technology (DCCT)|
|11||Diploma in Diabetes Care Technology (DDCT)|
|12||Diploma in Operation Theater Technology (DOTT)|
|13||Diploma in Electrocardiographic Technique (ECG Tech)|
All the above courses are of two-years duration. Passing of the final examination must be followed by 3 months compulsory Post-Examination Practical Training of minimum 300 hours.
Total number of seats currently available is in excess of 900 (600 in government sector with SC/ST and Physically Handicapped reservation as per government policy), distributed among government and private institutes approved by the State Medical Faculty. Selection is made on the basis of marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the Qualifying Examination [i.e. Higher Secondary (10 + 2) or equivalent Examination] and appearance in a centralized counseling session. The Faculty, however, reserves the right to amend / modify the selection procedure at its discretion.
The candidate seeking admission into any of these Paramedical Courses must ensure that:
a) He/she has passed the Higher Secondary (10 + 2) or an equivalent examination of any Indian University or duly constituted Board, with pass marks individually in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
b) He/she has attained the age of 17 years on 1st September of the respective year of his/her admission.
c) He/she has can furnish a certificate of physical fitness from a registered medical practitioner and two references from persons other than relatives testifying to satisfactory general character.
One should apply for only one course with only one application form. Forms are obtainable from the Students Section of the affiliated institutions and from the office of the faculty (also downloadable from the internet) as stated below: