About Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy or B.Sc. in Respiratory Therapy is a 3 years undergraduate degree in engineering. Candidates need to pass HSC or 10+2 (Medical) pass or equivalent as a minimum eligibility criterion for the course.

Admission to the course is entrance exam based. JEE Main, BITSAT, COMEDK are some such entrance exams conducted for admission to the course.

Respiratory Therapy is a relatively new branch of Allied Health Sciences and a profession devoted to the scientific application of technology in order to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated diseases.

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B.Sc. in Respiratory Therapy: Course Highlights

Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Under graduate
Duration 3 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility 10+2 or equivalent
Admission Process Counselling after taking entrance test or direct admission
Major Entrance Tests JEE Main, BITSAT, COMEDK, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, UPSEE
Course Fee INR 3,000 to 8,00,000 Lakh
Average Starting salary INR 2 Lacs to 20 Lacs
Employment Areas Academic Institutes, Hospitals and others such
Job Profiles Respiratory therapist, Clinical Application Specialist, Product Manager, District Manager etc.

B.Sc. in Respiratory Therapy: What is it about?

Respiratory therapists work with doctors and other healthcare professionals to evaluate, treat and care for patients who have breathing and other cardiopulmonary disorders. They also perform diagnostic tests and limited physical examination.

Respiratory therapy programs teach students to diagnose and treat cardiopulmonary problems and to help patients maintain their cardiopulmonary health.

Respiratory therapy curricula typically cover coursework related to the health, function and treatment of the heart and lungs. Completion of clinical practice hours is often part of the degree requirements.

Eligibility for B.Sc. in Respiratory Therapy

Eligibility for Examination Pathway admissions through UPESEAT (Up to 80% of Seats)

  • Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • Minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th)

Eligibility for Non Examination Pathway – admissions through Board Merit / JEE Mains Score (Up to 20% of Seats.

  • For Board Merit : Minimum 80% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class)
  • For JEE Mains Merit : Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class). JEE Mains (cut off to be announced after declaration of JEE Mains-2019 result)

B.Sc. in Respiratory Therapy: Admission process

Admission to B.Sc. in Respiratory Therapy is done through University level counselling based on score obtained in UPES Engineering Aptitude Test(UPESEAT)

Remaining 20% seats are filled by marks obtained in 10+2 or rank obtained in JEE-Mains –

For Board Merit: Minimum 80% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class)

For JEE Mains Merit: Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class)

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