7 Unique Undergraduate Course Options To Pursue Without NEET!

At some point or the other, aspirants have browsed for Medical courses without NEET after class 12th. This is because of the extremely stiff competition in the NEET exam, and the level of competition is increasing ever since. The year 2020, also saw the merging of AIIMS and JIPMER exams with NEET; hence the medical aspirants will experience even more competition. So, this article will enlighten the medical aspirants on a few medical courses that can be pursued without NEET and also offers decent career scope.

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Well, there are ‘n’ number of medical course options available which medical students can apply for. These courses can be taken without giving NEET 2020 exam and offer great career prospects. The career roles that students can profess pos completion of such a course are – Phlebotomists, Medical Lab Technologist, Nutritionist, Physician Assistants, and many others. Maybe without giving NEET 2020 exam, one may not become a doctor. But the healthcare & medical sector is vast, and there is good scope for all professionals from various fields. 

Eligibility Requirements to Pursue Courses without NEET 2020

First, to plan for any course, students must be aware of the basic eligibility. It is of no use to prepare for something whose criteria is not suitable for you. So, here we will take a glance at the below-mentioned eligibility criteria to study the courses without NEET exam.

1. One has to pass at least class 12th with decent scores.

2, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Mathematics (PCB/PCM) should be mandatory subjects in 12th.

3. One has to be prepared for various University-specific exams.

4. Finally, there should be a desire to excel.

Now let’s share the courses that can be taken without NEET exam 2020 without wasting much time!

7 Unique medical courses to pursue without NEET 2020 exam:

The list follows below along with admission requirements and colleges details:

Course NameAdmission RequirementTop Colleges offering the courses
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Duration – 4 to 5 years10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & BiologyChristian Medical College in Vellore, Manipal University, Indraprastha University in New Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical Institute (New Delhi), and etc.
BSc in Biotechnology, Duration is 3 years10+2 that has  Physics, Chemistry & Biology or Mathematics as compulsory subjectsChrist University in Bangalore, Fergusson College in Pune, Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, and Loyola College in Chennai
BTech in Biomedical Engineering for 4 years duration10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Biology or Mathematics as compulsory subjectsVIT – Vellore, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Amity University, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – 3 years in duration10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & BiologyUniversity of Delhi, Madras Christian College, Punjab University, Amity University, Delhi Institute of Technology and Paramedical Sciences, The Oxford College of Science – Bangalore,
Bachelor’s in Psychology – 3 years duration10+2University of Delhi, Amity University, Christ University NIMS University in Rajasthan
Bachelor of Science – Cardiovascular Technology, Duration: 4 years10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & BiologyAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Hamdard Institute of Medical Science and Research, Christian Medical College in Vellore, Manipal University,  
BSc in Cardiac Perfusion or Perfusion Technology, Duration is 3 – 4 years10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as compulsory subjectsCMC Vellore, JSS Academy of Higher Education in Mysore, Manipal University, PGI – Chandigarh, JIPMER – Puducherry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, NIMS University in Rajasthan

What are these courses and their aims? Let’s check out:

1. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy – The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is an undergraduate course that spans for 4 to 5 years. The course aims to train students to produce skilled Occupational Therapists who can help the mentally and physically challenged people to lead a happy and comfortable life. The average course ranges between 15,000 – 80,000 INR. The average salary is between 2 – 8 Lakhs INR PA. Some of the common job roles are – Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Nurse, among others. 

2. BSc in Biotechnology – The BSc in Biotechnology is an undergraduate course of 3 years duration. The course involves an advanced study of the various cellular and biomolecular processes to develop a variety of products and technologies which contribute to improving the lives and health of people. AIIMS Biotechnology entrance test and the DU entrance test are some of the common entrance exams. Giving the NEET exam is not required. The fees are between 2 Lakhs to 3 Lakhs INR on an average. The average salary ranges between 4 – 6 Lakhs INR PA. Some of the common job roles are – Biotech Product Analyst, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Lecturer, and others.

3. BTech in Biomedical Engineering: This course spans for four years similar to any other engineering course. The course includes a combination of design and skills related to solving problems that are involved in engineering and expertise of medical and biosciences. The admission to this course happens with the help of State or National Level University Examinations. Fresh graduates after pursuing this course can draw an annual average salary from 1.5 to 2.5 Lakhs INR. This course does not require a NEET 2020 exam to pursue.

4. Bachelors in Psychology: This is an undergraduate psychology course that spans for 3 years in duration over 6 semesters. Psychology is the scientific way of studying human and animal behaviour and mental functions. This course aims to enlighten students on the range of approaches in psychology and their applications in real life. The course fee for this course is 2000 to 20 Lakhs INR, whereas the average starting salary is between 3 to 12 Lakhs INR per annum.

5. Bachelor of Science in Microbiology: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology is a full-time 3 years course that deals in the study of microorganisms and how to apply them in Research. The course aims to throw light on microorganisms and study them using various tools like microscopes, culture, and genetics. To study this course, one has to spend 50,000 to 200,000 Lakhs INR. Some of the common career roles are – Microbiologists, Bacteriologist, Virologist, etc. The average annual starting salary is 3 to 5 Lakhs INR.

6. Bachelor of Science – Cardiovascular Technology: The course aims to cover the many aspects of the technology that is used to treat any cardiovascular ailments. This course too can be applied and pursued without giving the NEET exam 2020. BSc in the Cardiovascular Technology course imparts light on the understanding of all the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in detail. This includes the use of very complex equipment and machines, and various other pharmacological agents. It is a full-time course and is 3 years in duration. The average course fee is about 25,000 INR to 500,000 Lakhs INR. Some of the common job roles are – Cardiac Sonographer, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist, and Medical Sonographer. The average annual salary that can be drawn is – 2 to 20 Lakhs INR per annum.

7. BSc in Cardiac Perfusion: Finally a BSc in Cardiac Perfusion involves an advanced level of study on the physiology of the heart, pathology, and necessary equipment and machines for supporting or assuming the heart or lung’s functions during and medical procedures. Perfusion technologists are responsible for operating various heart-lung machines under the direction of physicians. To study the course one may have to spend 10,000 to 5 Lakhs INR. Fresh graduates can earn between 3 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs INR per annum. Some of the common job roles are – Perfusionist, Medical Case Review Physician, Professors, and others. 

All the above courses mentioned above provide excellent career opportunities to students even if they do not opt for NEET 2020. All these courses require good knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology along with intellect to attain success in future. The good part is one need not to take up the NEET exam for studying these courses. The fees are affordable too, and the salary package is excellent as per industry norms. I hope this blog has been useful to add another option in your bag to study medical courses. For NEET aspirants, all the best for your exam on 13th September!

Author: Vaishali Sudan Sharma

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