Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala
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Department History

Date of Establishment : 29th Feb 2008                                                            

Physiotherapy is a branch of health science that deals with prevention and restoration of movement related problems using non –drug approach. The genesis of modern Physiotherapy is a post world war phenomenon. The wartime experience of medical teams involved in care of injured soldiers and the polio epidemic during  1940s, primarily contributed to the medical use and acceptance of Physiotherapy practice. It was realised by the core medical experts that the Physiotherapy has the potential to add to the benefit of patients, which cannot be achieved by drugs or surgery alone. Several Physiotherapy schools were started and physiotherapists got a professional status within the modern healthcare system.

The primary role of Physiotherapy is the prevention and correction of locomotor disability. It works towards keeping the mobility power of an individual intact. Several disease / injuries  have potential to make a person locomotor disabled. In these conditions along with the medical/surgical treatment Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the functional restoration of the patients. The government of India's national policy on the prevention of disability recognizes the physiotherapist as core member of the team involved in the prevention and management of locomotor disability.

Department of Physiotherapy is the youngest department of Faculty of Medicine.  Department runs two regular courses i.e Bachelor of physiotherapy (BPT) and Masters of Physiotherapy (MPT).  This department is one among those few university departments in India that offers PhD course in physiotherapy.

The mission of the department is to create human resources for all levels of physiotherapy practice who proficiently execute the task of clinical service delivery, education, planning & administration   and research in accordance with the health requirements of the nation


Faculty (Click on Faculty Name for Bio data)


1. Narinder Kaur Multani, BPT, MSPT, Ph.D.

2. Narkeesh Arumugam, BPT, M.P.T.(Neuro),  Ph.D.        (Head)

3. A.G.K.Sinha, BPT, MSPT, Ph.D.


Assistant professor

 1.  Mithilesh Kumar, M.S.P.T. (Sports)

 2.  Sonia Singh, MPT (Ortho)

 3.  Sandeep Singh, MPT(Neuro)

 4.  Jayaraman G, MPT (Cardio)

 Clinical Physiotherapists

1.      Kanimozi A., BPT,  M.P.T

2.      Pragya  BPT,  MPT

3.      Nainky Bhalla BPT, MPT

4.      Vavita Rani BPT

5.      Balwinder Kaur Lamba, B.P.T.

6.      Ravinder Kaur , MPT.

7.      Sourav Sharma, MPT.

8.      Ravinder Singh, BPT.


Visiting faculties

A.S. Chabra,  MBBS ( Medical Officer  Punjabi University )

Agyajit Singh, PhD ( Ex- Head department of psychology, Punjabi University )

Anup Singh Virk, PhD ( Punjabi studies )

AS Jaggi,  M Pharm

Dhanwant Singh, MS (Ortho)

Lovita, MD Cardilogist 

Manpreet Kaur,  MS ( ANATOMY )

Monika Singh,  PhD , Human Biology and Research.

Nalini Malhotra, PhD (Psychology   )

Narinder Singh, MA Sociology

P.P. Sidhu, DPOE  , M.Sc. ( Réhabilitation Sciences )

R. K. Singh, LLD Ex- Head department of laws Punjabi university

R.L. Mittal, MS ex director medical education and research Punjab

Reikhy  HS, MD ( pediatrics )

S.K.Verma, PhD Ex-Dean Research ,Exercise Physiologist.

Sanjay Sethi, MD, Radiologist.

Sanju Goel, MD ( Physiology)

Sudhir Verma, MD ( Cardiology) Director,  Sadbhawana Heart Care Institute Patiala

Kanwarjot Grover, Orthopaedic Surgeon.

H S Wealthy, Surgeon.

O P Meghalani, Biostatistics.

S P Singh, Cardio Thoracic Physician.


Courses Offered and Admission Procedure

S. No. Course



Seats Eligibility

Tuition Fee & Other Charges

( Approximate)

Admission Procedure

(Through Entrance Test/Direct)

1. BPT 4 & ½ years 25 10+2with 50%marks in physics , chemistry , biology and English  65000/- per year Basis of Merit of 10th  ( 40% weightage )  and +2( 60% weightage of marks of PCB and  English  )  

MPT in four specializations


1.Neurological physiotherapy

2. Cardiopulmonary physiotherapy

3.Sports physiotherapy

4. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy


2 year ( 4 semesters ) 25

BPT with 50 % mark from recognized university

Candidate should have complete internship before the date of counseling

1,25000/ per year

Merit of 10th      ( 20% weightage) , +2( 20 % weightage)   and BPT( 60% weightage)  

6 seats in each specialisation one  seat rotates among the specializations every  year

The specialization is  allotted on the basis of preference of candidates and position in the merit list prepared by the university

3. PhD     MPT with 55% marks   PhD Entrance Test



BPT  4 years and 6months internship

Subjects offered

1st year  2nd year 3rd year 4th year

1.      Anatomy

2.      Physiology

3.      Biochemistry

4.      Exercise Therapy I 

5.      Electrotherapy I

6.      Psychology,

7.      Pathology & Microbiology,

8.      Biomechanics

9.      Exercise Therapy II

10.  Electrotherapy II

11.  Sociology

12.  Computer Applications

13.  Environmental Studies

14.  Surgery 1

15.  Medicine I

16. Physiotherapy In
Orthopedic Conditions,

17. Physiotherapy In
Neurological Conditions,

18.  Research Methodology

19.  Compulsory Punjabi

20.   Clinical Training

21.  Surgery II,

22.  Medicine II

23.Physiotherapy in Medical
and Surgical Conditions

24. Physiotherapy in
Cardiopulmonary Conditions

25.  Rehabilitation,

26.  Clinical Training



1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semester
Common papers

1. Basic Medical Sciences

2. Biomechanics

3. Research Methodology & Biostatics

4. Skills Acquisition and Refinement

5. Management & Educational Methodology in Physiotherapy

6. Physiotherapy Methods - I

7. Skills Acquisition and Refinement

8. Physiotherapy Methods -II

9. Basics of Exercise Physiology & Nutrition

10. Skills Acquisition and Refinement

11. Bioengineering And Rehabilitation Principles

12. Applied Exercise Physiology

Specialization papers

1. Sports Traumatology 1 ( S)

2. Assessment and Evaluation in Neurophysiotherapy (N)

3. Assessment and Evaluation In Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy( MS)

4. Assessment & Evaluation In Cardio Pulmonary Physiotherapy (CP)

5. Sports Traumatology 2( S)

6. Physiotherapy In Pediatric Neurology( N)

7. Physiotherapy In Non-Traumatic Orthopaedic Conditions

8. Cardio Pulmonary Physiotherapy Techniques(CP)

9. Non-Traumatic Medical Conditions Of Athletes ( S)

10. Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation in Neurological Disorders - I( N)

11. Physiotherapy in Traumatic Orthopaedic Conditions(MS)

12. Medical & Surgical Conditions of Heart, Lung & Vascular System(CP)

13. Sports Psychology

14. Current Concepts In Sports Medicine

15. Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation In Neurological Disorders

16. Current Concepts In Neuro Physiotherapy

17. Physiotherapy In Vertebral Disorders

18. Current Concepts In Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

19. Physiotherapy In The Intensive Care Unit

20. Current Concepts In Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy


Infrastructural facilities 

Clinical facility

      Clinical attachments

Department has collaboration with renowned hospitals of Patiala city for clinical education of the students. Department has a mobile van for community Physiotherapy and mobile extension services.


Out Patient Department (Clinical Services)

In order to meet the requirement of clinical material for teaching and research the Department runs 6 Out Patient Departments  (O.P.D) that offers physiotherapy services to the needy population of the region at nominal costs . These OPDs are equipped with ultra modern gadgetry like SWD,MWD unit, Combo-therapy, Interferential Therapy Unit, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Traction, Infra red, Moist heat, Whirlpool Laser therapy unit, Cryotherapy, Hydrotherapy, etc. The average daily  clinical work load of these OPD are 80-110 patients.


The operational details of these OPDs are as under

Name of OPD Location   Timing  Teacher in charge Consultation days of  physiotherapy experts
Main OPD (Consultation , treatment and advice for) University health centre 9:30- 12:30  2:00pm -4:30 pm Dr. Narkeesh Arumugam
Expert Day Timing
Dr. Sonia Singh(PT) Monday 10:00am-1:00pm
Dr. NK Multani(PT) Tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm
Dr. Narkeesh A(PT) Wednesday 9:00am -1:00Pm
Dr. A G K Sinha(PT) Thursday 2:00pm-5:00 pm


Other OPDS


Name of OPD Location Timings Teacher in charge ( consultation days ) Services offered
Neurological OPD University health centre

9:30- 12:30

 2:00pm -4:30 pm

Dr. Sandeep Singh(PT)

(Tuesday-9:00am -1:00Pm)

Specialized centre for restoration and prevention of movement ability in various neurological ailments of adult and children such as hemiplegia, paraplegia, cerebral palsy , parkinsonism , multiple sclerosis neuropathies etc.
Sports OPD University sports complex

9:30- 12:30

 2:00pm -4:30 pm

Dr. A.G.K. Sinha(PT)  

(Friday- 10am -1pm)

Specialized  centre for sports injuries, offers  Physiotherapy support to training teams, Sports injury treatment , pre-participation screening and injury prevention , recovery, medical coverage to tournaments
Geriatric OPD Senior citizen club , Model Town Patiala 10am-1pm

Dr. Sonia Singh(PT)  


Specialized centre for movement problems of elderly
Rehabilitation OPD  District Disability Rehabilitation Centre , near gurudwara dukh nivaran , Patiala 10am-1pm

Dr. Mithilesh Kumar(PT)

( Friday-10:00am -)1:00Pm

Physiotherapy services to various categories of locomotor disability 
Childhood disability  OPD Navjeevani school for mentally retarded children 10am-1pm Dr. Mithilesh Kumar(PT) Physiotherapy and to Mentally Retarded  children and cerebral palsy
Cardiopulmonary clinic Department of physiotherapy 2.00 pm -4:30 pm Dr. Jayaramn G(PT) Evaluation and guidance for exercise prescription for  cardiopulmonary ailments and also the normal population for fitness regimen


Departmental Library


    Teaching Lab

              The Department has following teaching labs

                 1.  Anatomy lab

                 2.  Physiology lab

                 3.  Electrotherapy lab

               4. Exercise Therapy lab

               5. Clinical Psychology lab

               6. Computer Lab.

Research Lab:

 The research lab of the department  is equipped with state of the art Electromyography (EMG),Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) and Electrocardiography(ECG), computerised spiromerty ,

bone mineral density evaluation , foot pressure  assessment , physical fitness  evaluation equipments . 


Thrust Areas

A)Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

B)Neurological Physiotherapy

C)Sports Physiotherapy

D) Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

E)Geriatric Physiotherapy


Major Research Projects, Minor Projects

A) One ongoing major project titled “Impact of Therapeutic Intervention in Patients of Osteoporosis” funded by UGC is ongoing under Prof. N.K. Multani Since 2009

B) Research dissertation is the mandatory requirements for MPT classes

Seminars/ Conferences Conducted

A)    One day work shop on cardiopulmonary resuscitation by experts of Apollo hospitals  Ludhiana on   2008

B)    Two Day Work Shop On Orthotics and Prosthetics by  Mr. Nirmalendu Guin prosthetic orthotic engineer of PGIMER   chandigarh  on  14-15 Feb 2009

C)    In  Collaboration with IAP Punjab branch Two days work shop on the topic of concepts and techniques of neural mobilization by  prof . A.G.Dhandapni was organized Oct  2009  

D)    national seminar on Theme: The Role of Physiotherapy in Health Care Delivery: The Need and the Reality on -22nd-23rd January 2011

E)     National seminar on theme  “ Methodology of Physiotherapy Education : Issues and Challenges”  on 24th -25th March 2012


Significant Achievements

A) 4 books to the credit of faculty members

B) the proceeding of the national seminar published  in the form of book “ Physiotherapy in Health Care Need and Reality “ – is the first book that

academically documents various issues of physiotherapy profession  in India 

C) 4 papers were presented by the MPT students of the department at international conferences ( WCPT ATAMESTERDEM, and

10th Asian spinal cord society conference, Sri Lanka, during 2011

d) Several papers of the MPT students of the department found place in publication of repute.

e) During 2011 MPT  students of the department organized and provided physiotherapy /medical coverage to  national / state level sporting tournaments

 namely:  7th youth and 6th women national boxing championship on all India interuniversity archery championship, and Punjab state open fencing

championship and has received praise from sports authorities and players for the quality of   service rendered


Future  Plans

·         Movement research laboratory - department intends to develop  research lab for analysis of abnormal movement and physiological and biochemical aspects of movement.

·         Simulation lab for ICU training – for advanced training in the cardiopulmonary specialization it is planned to establish a simulation lab consisting of mannequin and other gadgets of ICU. 

·         Information dissemination centre on locomotor disability: low awareness about the rehabilitative efforts is one of the main reason for ineffective empowerment of people with disability. Department aims at creating a information decimation centre at its OPD where the information of the various aspects of care of disability   and schemes of government shall be made available to the public.

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Name: Dr. Narkeesh Arumugam
The Head of the Department,
Department of Physiotherapy
Punjabi University, Patiala,Punjab.

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Ph: 0175-304-6434

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