The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) is a job-oriented undergraduate programme. It is the process created by a therapist who works for people with functional disabilities. Client may be a newly born premature infant with developmental needs to geriatric needs.

Occupational Therapy provides an opportunity to integrate science and creativity in order to improve and enhance people’s lives and functions while preventing interruptions in their daily activities.

Occupational Therapy provides an opportunity to integrate science and creativity in order to improve and enhance people’s lives and functions while preventing interruptions in their daily activities.

A candidate seeking admission in BOT has to register as per the notification prescribed by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

The BOT programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become competent occupational therapists who can contribute to the healthcare industry and implement and assess interventions from the programme they have learned by promoting optimal bodily functioning and independence in individuals of all ages and abilities.

The curriculum includes both theoretical and practical components, providing students with hands-on experience in various clinical settings. Graduates of this programme can pursue careers in a variety of settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools and community-based organizations, etc. Students will also have to gain hands-on experience in various clinical settings and have the opportunity to work in departmental placements.



Eligibility Criteria

Essential Qualification:

  • Student who passes 10+2 with physics, chemistry and biology (PCB) as subjects from the Recognized Board with 45% aggregate marks for OBC/ SC/ ST or 50% for General.


Admission Criteria: 

  • Through Combined Paramedical Exam (CPE) conducted by ABVMU, Lucknow. For more details, kindly visit at


Course Duration: 4 Years (6 months Internship)


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Program Outline

To get a better idea about the course structure and syllabus, let us take a look at some of the important subjects present in the program. The OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY program is divided into 4 academic years. We will check out important subjects present in each academic year:


1st Year Subjects:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Psychology, Physiology
  •  Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy


2nd Year Subjects:

  • Occupational Therapeutics & Occupational Therapy,
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  •  Kinesiology
  • Pharmacology
  •  Social & Abnormal Psychology


3rd Year Subjects:

  • Paediatrics
  • Medicine
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neurology
  • General Surgery
  • ENT and Radiology
  • Orthopaedics
  •  Psychiatry
  • Chest & Respiratory


4th Year Subjects:

  • Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Occupational Therapy in Neurological Conditions
  • Occupational Therapy in Psychiatric Conditions
  • Occupational Therapy in Medical Conditions
  • Occupational Therapy in Surgical Conditions
  • Community Based Rehabilitation

Career Prospectives

1. Clinical Occupational Therapist:

  • Occupational therapist work in Govt. and private major hospitals, clinics, day care centre, rehabilitation centre, NGO, special school, industries, normal schools, old age homes and OT educational institutions


2. Academic Faculty:

  • As a teaching faculty in government/ private medical / paramedical college and in education institutions.
  • As a tutor for occupational therapy courses and lecturer with certified teaching experience in various govt/private institutes.


3. Initiation of Self-start-up:

  • Occupational therapist starts his/her own OT clinic/centre in various specializations such as paediatrics, neurology, orthopaedics, etc.


4. Research Work:

  • Able to do research in occupational therapy profession after completing his/her MOT/PhD in occupational therapy.
  • Many possibilities and job opportunities exist, when it comes to the field of Occupational Therapy. After graduation and getting a practice license, one may start working at Government or Private hospitals/clinics/community health centres.


Job Profile:


  • Government organizations / institutions / hospitals / projects Military Services Non- government organizations Private sectors like Acute care hospitals & nursing homes Rehabilitation centres & clinics / centres (like developmental therapy clinics, neurorehabilitation facilities, de addiction centres etc.) Special schools Mainstream Schools.


  • Chronic care facilities Hospice care facilities Mental Health Setups /Institutions and Hospitals Industries Self-employed Very Good job opportunity in India but also in Abroad.


  • Social agencies/Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) & Disaster Management Projects