Rehabilitation is a method which enables a person to recover from functional limitations after an injury or an illness. Rehabilitation helps people with disabilities to restore their mental, emotional, physical, social and vocational usefulness. Mental illness is also recovered with the help of rehabilitation.

This area also helps the drug addicts to break free from their addiction to lethal drugs. Rehabilitation workers/personnel play an important role in empowering and ensuring the full participation of people with disabilities.


Those who work in the rehabilitation industry may be exposed to a number of residential treatment centers where they have to deal with patients suffering from severe addiction.

Physical and occupational therapy are included in rehabilitation therapy. Physical therapy concentrates on increasing functions in correct areas of the body by treatment, physical exercises and tissue manipulation. On other hand, occupational therapy concentrates on techniques that allow patients in recovering back to work and to function effectively in normal daily routines.


Few courses offered under Rehabilitation: -


  • Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Diploma in Special Education (Hearing Impaired)
  • Diploma in Special Education (Visually Handicapped)
  • Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor in Mental Retardation
  • Bachelor of Education (Hearing Impaired)
  • Bachelor of Education (Visually Handicapped)
  • Bachelor of Special Education (Hearing Impairment)
  • Master of Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Master of Occupational Therapy- Rehabilitation
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science

Basic Eligibility



For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must pass 10+2 with science subjects. The selection is usually made on the basis of entrance examinations conducted by the institute/university concerned. The duration for bachelor’s degree course is 3-4 years.



For admission into master’s degree a student is required to pass bachelor’s degree in relevant field from a recognized institute. The duration for master’s degree course is 2 years.

Job Prospects

There are various sectors where rehabilitation therapists can find job opportunities. They can find jobs in government or private hospitals, private clinics and health care centers. They can also work with some polyclinics, psychiatric institutes and rehabilitation centers. Job opportunities are available in some special schools, residential care facilities, adult daycare programs, and community mental health centers.

Some may choose to work in an NGO for rehabilitating children, disabled and elderly people.They can also work independently to offer home healthcare facility. They also have the option to open their own rehabilitation clinics.

Pay package: -

Rehabilitation therapists have quite attractive earning in this field. They also have alternative options to earn attractive salaries by working full-time or part-time. Fresher in this field start earning from Rs.8,000 to Rs.10,000 per month. However with the increase in number of years of experience in this field the remuneration also increases. The pay packages are quite higher in the sector of private hospitals and clinics.

Medical Colleges for Rehabilitation

All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AIIPMR), Mumbai was established in 1955, is the apex Institute in the field of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Institute is...

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Amrita School of Medicine, Coimbatore

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita School of Medicine (ASM), Coimbatore was established in 2002 by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma. The school offers the best education in an environment that supports the practice of new skills as well as an individual student's capacity to learn and...

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Government Medical College

Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India

Government Medical College, Thiruvanathapuram was established in 1951, the Trivandrum Medical College (TMC) is considered to be one of the most notable medical institutions in the state of Kerala. The college is located in the district of Thiruvananthapuram and is...

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Government Medical College, Kozhikode

Calicut, Kerala, India

Government Medical College, Kozhikode was established in 1957 as the second medical college in Kerala. Since then the institution has grown into a premier centre of medical education in the state. It was formerly affiliated to the University of Calicut and now to...

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Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER), Kolkata was established in 1957 by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. Since then the institute is best known as a Medical Learning Center of Excellence and a Specialty...

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Institute of Public Health & Hygiene - New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Institute of Public Health & Hygiene (IPH&H), New Delhi was established in 1976. It is one of the leading autonomous teaching institutions in the country, offering almost all the allied health under and post graduate certificates, diplomas and degree taught...

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KLE University, Belgaum

Belgaum, Karnataka, India

KLE University, Belgaum was established in 2006. It is managed by KLE Society, which was established by seven dedicated teachers and three Patrons, which has transformed the educational backward region of northern Karnataka into a fertile land of education. KLE...

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Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Medical College Jabalpur

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Medical College Jabalpur was established in 1955, as Medical College Jabalpur which was renamed to current name in 1997. The states were re-organized in 1955-56. Many of the students of the first batch of Jabalpur Medical College...

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R.G.Kar Medical College & Hospital

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

R.G.Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata was established in 1886 by Dr.Radha Gobinda .Kar under the British rulers. It was attended by the stalwarts like Dr. Mahendranath Benerjee, Dr Akshoy Kumar Dutta, Dr Bipin Behari Moitra, Dr.M.l.De, Dr. B.G.Banerjee,...

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School of Distance Education, University of Calicut

Calicut, Kerala, India

School of Distance Education, University of Calicut (SDE -UC), Kerala was established in 1981, the School has emerged as a major distance education provider in Kerala. Annually about 30 thousand students enroll for the programs of the School available under two...

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