Occupational therapy being an autonomous career, the candidate who has pursued the course can be an independent health care provider or as a team. Occupational therapists provide service on rehabilitation for the differently abled and elderly people who require physical, cognitive and emotional support.
With various specializations in OT profession, aspirants can opt any of these based on their passion and interest. These specializations include,
1.Paediatric occupational therapy to assist the children in need of more cognitive, fine/gross motor skill development.
2.Mental health services helping the patients with mental disabilities.
3.Neurological therapy for the patients with neurological ailments.
4.OT for children with learning disability to fine-tune their behavioural and sensory skills and development.
There have been plenty of courses such as certificate, diploma, UG, PG and PhD available from various institutions/universities all over India.
Diploma in hearing language and speech and diploma in speech therapy for deaf/dump have been some short-term courses related to OT.
I hereby compiled some top-listed colleges/universities to the best of my knowledge offering Occupational Therapy courses at the UG level throughout India.
1.Christian Medical College [CMC] Vellore in Tamil Nadu, MCI approved
2.Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai in Tamil Nadu, MCI, UGC, MHRD approved
3. Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, MCI, UGC approved
4.SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai in Tamil Nadu, UGC approved
5.Saveetha Medical College, Chennai in Tamil Nadu, MCI approved
6. Annamalai University, Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, MCI, UGC, AICTE, NCTE, DCI approved
7.Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in Maharashtra, MCI approved
8.Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal in Karnataka, MCI, AICTE, DCI approved
9. Amity University, Noida in Uttar Pradesh, UGC, AICTE approved
10.NIMS university, Jaipur in Rajasthan, MCI, DCI approved