Top Alternative Courses to MBBS without NEET after 12th

MBBS is a dream degree for thousands of Indian aspirants after 12th. The gateway to becoming a doctor is via the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). It is the first step to getting into medical and dental colleges in India. However, extremely high competition and limited seats make this a hard nut to crack. Nonetheless, there are many other alternatives to get into the healthcare industry with other related course curriculums. The demand for professionals in the healthcare sector is ever-growing leaving students with a myriad of non-MBBS degree options with decent future prospects. This blog covers alternative career options and medical courses without NEET.

Alternative Courses in Medicine without NEET

The following undergraduate courses provide a list of alternate courses directly associated with medicine and treatment without the need to qualify NEET:

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    • Bachelors in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Technology: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 4 years
    • Bachelors in Respiratory Therapy: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Paramedical Technology: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Radiology and Imaging Technology: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Emergency an Critical Care Technology: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy: 4.5 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Therapy: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery: 5.5 years
    • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery: 5.5 years

    Other Courses in Healthcare without NEET

    Although not directly related to patient treatment, the following courses are equally in demand because the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry is replete with professionals from different verticals.

    • Bachelor of Pharmacy: 4 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: 3 years
    • Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Engineering: 4 years
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry: 5.5 years
    • Bachelor in Health Science and Nutrition: 3 years

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    To be eligible in taking up one of the above-mentioned courses, aspirants must have Physics, Chemistry Biology, and Mathematics in their high school. Computer Applications as an optional surely helps.

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