College of Health Sciences

Prospectus - 2023

Application form for the Health Sciences Courses: Academic Year 2023-24

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Dr. Anil Jacob Purty
Director - Principal
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not evil to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Do you have a dream so big in your heart that you are sure it would take a miracle to actually come to fruition. Well, today that dream has come true. The doors are open for endless resources here at PIMS- College of Health Sciences at your disposal. Trust in God and the plans he has for you. Trust in your ability to fulfil your dreams because the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Best wishes to the entire fraternity of the College of Health Sciences

Dr.Peter Manoharan.C
Medical Superintendent
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences

I thank the Management of PIMS, headed by the Chairman Mr. M.M. Philip and the Principal Advisor Mr. Babu Daniel who had given immense support in beginning this new venture and congratulate Dr. Mrs. Alice Kisku and her team in establishing the department of Allied Health Sciences at PIMS, Pondicherry. I wish them all success in this new endeavour and hope that newer branches in allied health sciences shall be included in the near future

Dr Alice kisku
Dean-College of Health Sciences

Welcome to “PIMS College of Health Sciences.”
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in pursuit of excellence in Education, Health care and Research is adding another feather in its cap in its 20th Year of existence. The Government of Puducherry and the Pondicherry University has approved the “PIMS College of Health Sciences” with three courses from the academic year 2022 namely:
School of Allied Health Sciences

1. BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)- 20seats
2. BSc Medical Radiology and Imaging Technology (MRIT)- 20 seats and
School of Physiotherapy
3. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T) -20 seats
Recognizing the need for well-trained health professionals in India, the PIMS Management Committee has envisioned to start the PIMS College of Health Sciences with three courses as mentioned and later to add on more courses in allied health specialties. These courses focus on different specialties of health care by training individuals with the knowledge, technical skills and humane values to support the Physicians and Surgeons in providing health care. These experiences will help to mould them into competent and compassionate health leaders of tomorrow.
The College also aims to create skilled professionals who can effortlessly take on multidisciplinary roles in academia, research, and industry, thereby creating a cadre of independent practitioners, consultants, and entrepreneurs in India & abroad.
Plans to offer MSc programs in Allied Health science specialties are also in the pipeline. These will also pave the way for Doctoral programs.
The students of PIMS - CHS will benefit greatly from sharing a campus with the well-established PIMS Hospital & Medical College and the College of Nursing. They will gain a rigorous hands-on training at the hospitals from their second semester onwards. The rich campus life at PIMS, extra-curricular sports, cultural, spiritual activities and faculty mentoring will provide an all-round development of the students to shine wherever they are placed.
Looking forward for having a great year.
God bless

Dr. Shweta Lizbeth Oommen
Principal- School of Health Sciences

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts”
I consider it a great honour and privilege to welcome all of you to the School of Health Sciences–a unique institute of professional learning and academic excellence. The two courses for the academic year 2022 will include:
B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)
B.Sc. Medical Radiology and Imaging Technology (MRIT)
Success for all students is ensured at School of Health Sciences by the delivery of an enriched culture, student-centred, balanced, and structured curriculum. The curriculum is the heart of the education process and we, at School of Health Sciences, have developed a unique curriculum, which will help our students not only excel in academics but will also promote in developing the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills of all students through an integrated approach.
The well-equipped NABL-accredited laboratories, innovative teaching methods like computer-assisted learning, peer-assisted learning, bench-to-bedside discussions, pedagogy, field trips, camps, and training in research is what will keep the School of Health Sciences extraordinary and out front.
Our commitment toward the community is to lead the School of Health Sciences with enthusiasm, passion, and kindness to serve the community and to reach the unreached. We look forward to welcoming you to be part of our vibrant learning community

Dr.I Srikanth
Principal-School of Physiotherapy

Warm greetings.
And best wishes to all of you. I extend a very warm welcome to all the students aspiring to join our prestigious institute for their undergraduate studies. Learning is a never-ending process. It requires absolute involvement and complete commitment from both the teacher and the students. It is an intellectual and moral exercise where the giver and the receiver ought to vibrate on identical wavelengths.
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, A unit Madras Medical Mission offers a School of Physiotherapy, which is approved by the Government of Puducherry and affiliated with Pondicherry University. our school provides a Bachelors Programme in Physiotherapy with four years of study and six months of compulsory regulatory internship for the academic year 2022-2023.
The School of Physiotherapy, PIMS, offers professional programs in institutions possessing state-of-the-art infrastructure, through highly qualified and dedicated faculty. We ensure the high quality of education relevant to the needs of society. As a result of this, the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences has recently been accredited by NAAC with an ‘A+’ Grade. We believe, that you will enjoy your stay at our institution and leave fully empowered to have a successful professional career and with confidence about the future.
We are happy to say that the School of Physiotherapy, has adopted excellent educational practices and teaching methodologies, which are comparable to the best available in those places. As a result, excellent facilities like well-equipped laboratories and physical exercise center, well- stocked libraries, modern seminar rooms, conference facilities, and class rooms well equipped with teaching aids, etc. are made available. The ambiance at the institute is student-friendly and the students have always been our first priority. I welcome you to our Physiotherapy College and I wish you the best of luck for admission and a career in the vastly expanding health science arena.
May the new academic year provide you with new opportunities to excel in your studies and reach new height in your personal and professional lives.


The PIMS - Hospital units started functioning in October 2001 after the inauguration of the Emergency Block in March 2001 by the former Chief Minister of Pondicherry, Thiru. P. Shanmugam. At present, the hospital has a capacity of 740 beds with the specialty departments functioning from January 2002.

PIMS – CHS is located 12 Km from Puducherry on the East Coast Road with 32.89 acres of land. The campus houses a 740 bedded teaching hospital along with the various support and ancillary facilities required and has a built-up area of nearly 7.5 lakhs square feet.

“Art is long and life is short”

Mission Statement

“PIMS- College of Health Sciences educates and prepares future paramedical and health science professionals to provide high quality service in their respective fields. The college collaborates with our hospital, medical and nursing colleges and our students are trained to achieve clinical skills and learn the values of critical thinking, good communication, team work, cultural competence and a passion for service”.


It is our belief that the vision of PIMS-college of Health Sciences (PIMS-CHS) will be achieved by encouraging our students at all levels by instruction and example to;

  • Strive for excellence in the scientific, professional and humanistic aspects of their discipline
  • Be aware of the changing needs and demands of the health professions and adapt accordingly
  • Provide an environment conducive to lifelong learning and foster open and collaborative interactions with other discipline
  • Participate in activities leading to whole-some development of physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects


  • To instil an academic curiosity in health researchers and earn a reputation for a far-reaching impact on practice and well being
  • To establish a conductive teaching and learning environment wherein the faculty and students have an all-round development with aspects related to physical, mental, social, spiritual and cultural wellbeing
  • To commit building a viable and lasting relation with all stakeholders who creates a community that shares the vision of the college.
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  • To create a diverse and inclusive work environment, fostering equal opportunities at all levels.
  • To set up the best laboratory equipment for research in training and information technology platforms and to collaborate with each other and become global partners for an excellent learning community

Values and Ethics

PIMS-CHS promotes high standard of behaviour which is the key to lifelong learning and achievement. We aim to foster the desire to learn and inculcate love for learning which will continue into adult life. We prepare our standards as global citizens of a changing world and equip them with resources. Our behaviour and action will be guided by our belief in;
Service & Care: We are committed to holistic wellbeing of the communities we serve
Integrity: We are committed to exhibit the highest code of ethics and integrity in all our actions and behaviour
Innovation: In a fast-changing world we adapt quickly & keep peace with the advancing service of medicine.
Excellence: We are committed for excellence in all that we do and deliver.


Mr.E.John Thomas
Ms.Liza Joseph
Mr.Melvy Z. Varghese
Mr.Mohan Daniel
Mr.Reji Abraham
Ms.Sandhya Cherian
Ms.Susan thomas


Sl. No. Name & Address Position
1 Dr. Anil Purty
Director Principal
2 Dr.PeterManoharan C
Medical Superintendent
3 Mr. P. George Thomas
General Manage (Finance)
4 Dr. Alice Kisku
Dean College of Health Sciences
5 Dr. Shweta Lizbeth Oommen
Principal, School of Health Sciences
6 Dr. I. Srikanth
Principal, School of Physiotherapy
7 Dr. Haridas P.K Administrative Officer


Sl. No. Name Designation Phone Numbers
1 Dr. Alice Kisku Dean-College of Health Sciences 04132651310
2 Dr. Shweta Lizbeth Oommen Principal - CHS 0413-2651310
3 Dr. I. Srikanth Principal – B.P.T 0413-2651225
4 Dr. Haridas P.K Administrative Officer 0413-2651310

Allied Health Science Programs in PIMS

What is Allied Health Science?

Allied health Sciences deals with all kind of diagnostic techniques which are being used in the medical sector and are very crucial for the treatment of the patients. Allied Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary course of study leading to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Allied Health.
PIMS College of Health Science provides a very strong foundation that will equip graduates with skills, knowledge and experience necessary to fulfill emerging health workforce roles in the health industry. These exciting programs reflect the contemporary direction of the national agenda on health and emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach.
Allied Health professionals are involved in a range of settings such as public and private hospitals, emergency, surgical, maternity and ICU departments, services such as outpatient services, specialist care including geriatrics and mental health, community health areas and other non-health settings. Working alongside doctors and nurses, there is an increasing demand for such professionals.

Why choose PIMS College of Health Sciences

PIMS College of Health Sciences is located 12 Km from Pondicherry on the East Coast Road. The campus houses a 740 bed teaching hospital (PIMS) on 32.89 acres of landscaped campus in Kalapet Village in Pondicherry.
The college has an intake of 60 undergraduates each year (BSc-MLT, BSc-MRIT & BPT). This creates an informal, close-knit, amicable and supportive environment that encourages hard work and academic achievement. The Health Science College and PIMS have lecture halls with a seating capacity of 500 with sophisticated sound system, library, NABL accredited Labs with distinct collection of medical, bio medical, technical, behavioral science, management and computer science books including journals of national and international repute and computer lab with internet access for the students.


School of Allied Health Sciences

  1. BSc Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)- 20seats
  2. BSc Medical Radiology and Imaging Technology (MRIT)- 20 seats

School of Physiotherapy

  1. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T) - 20 seats

Admission Requirements

For B.Sc. MLT, B.Sc. MRIT & B.P.T the candidates should have a pass in the Higher Secondary Examination (academic) conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu, or any other equivalent examination accepted by the University, thereto with a minimum of 50% marks (40% marks for SC, ST, MBC and OBC candidates) in Part-III subjects of Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Botany & Zoology or physics, foundation science and medical laboratory assistance course and should have English as one of the subjects. Candidates should have a pass in higher secondary (10+2) with Part-III subjects of Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Botany & Zoology or Physics, Foundation science and medical laboratory assistance course and should have English as one of the subjects.

Selection Process:

  • Selection of the candidates are based on the merit of the Mark. Admissions are done through CENTAC Office Puducherry.
  • Enquires can also be made at College of Health Sciences.
  • Note: Candidate shall be medically fit and produce Medical Fitness Certificate


Course of Instruction

Sl.No Subject Theory (Hrs) Department Lab (Hrs) Clinical Lab(Hrs) Others(Hrs)
1 Communication and soft skills 60
2 Computer Applications 30 20
3 Anatomy 100 80
4 Psychology 100 80
5 Library / Self study 30
TOTAL - 500 280 180 30
Sl.No Subject Theory (Hrs) Department Lab (Hrs) Clinical Lab(Hrs) Others(Hrs)
1 General Biochemistry 100 30
2 General Microbiology and Immunology 60 60 180
3 Lab postings 140
4 Library / Self study 30
TOTAL - 600 160 90 320 30
1 Metabolism and Molecular biology 60 60
2 Systemic and Applied Bacteriology, Virology & Mycology 80 60 190
3 Parasitology and Entomology 60 60
4 Medical Law and Ethics 30
5 Library / Self study 30
TOTAL - 500 280 180 30
1 Clinical Pathology & Blood Banking 60 60 180
2 Pharmacology 45 60
3 Environmental Sciences 45 5
4 Lab postings 145
TOTAL - 600 150 125 325
1 Instrumentation Enzymology & Nutrition 60 60 150
2 Histopathology & Cytology 70 80 180
TOTAL - 600 130 140 330
1 Communication and soft skills 60
2 Computer Applications 30 20
3 Anatomy 100 80
4 Psychology 100 80
5 Library / Self study 30
TOTAL - 500 280 180 30


Pedagogy is the art or science of teaching and educational methods. Pedagogy most commonly understood as the approach to teaching refers more broadly to the theory and practice of education, and how this influences the growth of learners

The theoretical class room inputs are supplemented with ample opportunities for practical application through;

Clinical Training

The students are provided theoretical knowledge, along with on-the job training. A year round clinical Training in hospitals, medical centres and all sectors of Health Care industry, ensures their industry readiness. Participation in medical seminars, workshops and conferences internally and externally helps to build confidence in them.

Vacation Training
At the end of every academic year the students undergo training in various Health Care Institutes approved by the college as a part of their curriculum. This training gives opportunities to work in other new departments and empowers them to make a better informed career choice.

Method of Training

Training of the students as per NMC “Vision: 2020- “The training of students shall involve learning experience ‘derived from ‘or ‘targeted to the needs of the community. It shall be necessary to expose the students to community based activities. Vertical & Horizontal integration of various subjects is done at all stages of the education. Ethics is also taught to the students so that they know the concepts of ethical medical practice. Training also include outreach community programme and rotation postings of small duration in the different outreach hospitals of the medical college

Strengths a) Our unparalleled strength is in the rigorous clinical training provided in the various departments of our multi-specialty units of PIMS.
b) Research and Training incorporate evidence based medical in practice
c) IELTS training for communication skill enhamcement and for job placements abroad

Evaluation Continuous Assessment of the students in both theory and clinical programme insists upon the student’s self-responsibility and increased motivation levels for better performance in the periodic written test, viva, log book and seminars. Periodical evaluation by teachers and feedback of parents at the Parent-Teachers Meets and mentor - Student meet.




B.Sc., Accident & Emergency Care Technology


B.Sc., Operation Theatre & Anaesthesia Technology


B.Sc., Optometry Technology

B.Sc., Respiratory Therapy B.Sc., Critical B.Sc

Cardiac Technology

B.Sc., Cardio Pulmonary Perfusion Technology

B.Sc., Gastroenterology Technology

B.Sc., Neurophysiology Technology

B.Sc., Critical Care Technology

B.Sc., Dialysis Technology

B.Sc., Physician Assistant


a. Allied Health Sciences Continuing Education (ACE)
A monthly education program that provides a platform for students to be enlightened from science and technology to personality development and general knowledge of students. Eminent speakers present seminars on Health and diseases that evince greater interest in student. Students also do presentations on case study and share their knowledge about different diseases and conditions
b. Placement-Cell
Students are guided by professionals based on their skills and knowledge. Campus selection will be initiated by the college
c. Social Responsibilities
As a part of the social responsibility and community health obligations, most of the health related days –World Heart Day, World diabetics Day, Organ Donation Day, World Nutrition Day are observed by our students with the healing units of the PIMS, enthusing awareness amidst the public through innovative programmes.
d. Counselling and Mentoring
The counselling and mentoring sessions seek to aid the student’s successful adjustments to college life. The central experience of the counselling session is the friendship that students establish with their mentors. In addition to these officially established programs, one can always seek help informally from other professors of their department.
e. Student Clubs
If you want to be one of the best, you have to ELEVATE ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR GAME.
Clubs and organizations are a big part of college life! A club is “a group of students organized with a similar interest for a social, literary, athletic, or other common purpose; Students have the opportunity and choose to join these groups for many reasons including: pursuit of individual interests; career networking opportunities; and social camaraderie. All students should be strongly encouraged to pursue club and organizational membership opportunities to help them enrich their college experience.
1. Book club: The book club is a way for students to expand and explore the vast world through words. College of health sciences strives to ensure growth in language, communication and innovative thinking.
2. Eco Club: The Eco club brings together students who have a passion for enjoying Gods wonderful creation and will work together with the college to bring a greener tomorrow.
3. Diet and nutrition club: This club proves that eating healthy doesn’t mean that it won’t be tasty and will help improve the overall health of the community.
4. NCC Club: The NCC is an age-old tradition to help bring structure and function into the lives of those who wish to serve and protect the community and CHS will aid in their training and development.
f. Career Guidance
Students are guided by professionals based on their skills and knowledge. Campus selection for the final year students are facilitated.
g. Students Development Council (SDC)
This council helps the student to achieve leadership and team work. Students development and success through our innovative programs of rendering services “of the students for the students by the students” and is guided by an eminent faculty.
h. Remedial Classes
Our remedial classes in the institution are organized primarily for the unprepared students and parents with the faculty ensures success in the desired goal.
i. Parents –Teachers Meeting
These meetings foster better relationships between parents and the college faculty. These mentors create a partnership which helps the institution listen to and deal with parent’s to learn more about the institution and ways of improving their children’s education
j. IELTS Coaching
IELTS is developed to provide a fair and accurate assessment of English language proficiency. Excellent communication skills are essential these days as fifty-five countries have English as their first language. Demonstrating a good command of the language could open up option for you to pursue a career as forging country.


Ganapathichettykulam, Kalapet, Puducherry–605014

Ph.:0413-2651310, 2656271, 2656272

Fax: 2656273, 2656481