Physiotherapy plays a major role in rehabilitation of an injured person. It also helps us restore to a healthy and pain free lifestyle. A survey conducted by WHO in 2018 showed that there are only 5000 qualified physiotherapists in India.
According to the WHO standards, we still have a large shortage of physiotherapists and the demand will not reduce anytime soon. With the increasing need of physiotherapy, the number of colleges and student applicants are increasing. Catering to this growing demand by delivering quality bachelor’s and master’s degree in physiotherapy is Janardan Rai Ngar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth.
Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth is a NAAC accredited ‘A’ Grade University. JRNRV was founded in the year of 2001. Since 2005, it was recognized by the Indian Association of Physiotherapist (IAP). Dr. Shailendra Mehta (B.P.T. & M.P.T. (Ortho) P.G.D.C.B.R., CLT, PGDYED) is the Principal of the department of physiotherapy.
The Mission of the institute has been knowledge empowerment of youth, especially tribal youth, for enhancement of the quality of their life. The mission has always been clear:
- To provide best diagnostic, curative, healing, and educational environment for the students
- To provide professional and technological knowledge in the present scenario
- To promote interaction within the community through projects in the urban, rural and remote areas and also to reach them through mobile therapy units
- To make students well-groomed for future challenges and increased community demands of high quality medical services
The vision of the institute is, “equitable knowledge empowerment of students by blending the modern means with conventional values, execution of problem oriented research leading to policy interventions and extension services linked with quality improvement in life of the deprived classes and marginalized group, especially tribal population.”
JRNRV’s wide-spread campus is located at NH-76, near Udaipur Airport at Dabok. It covers 20 Acres of prime land area. The classrooms are spacious, ventilated and furnished with advanced audio-visual aids. It has an independent administrative block and examination section along with well-equipped laboratories.
The campus is completely covered with Wi-Fi facilities and CCTV security. All the classrooms are smart rooms. The institute is also equipped with a huge seminar hall and conference hall with a capacity of 500 students.
A more appreciable part is that it has a 100 bed multi-specialty hospital within the campus along with 24 hours emergency services. It has 9 Physiotherapy outpatient departments with an outcome of 50 patients per day.
For recreational purposes, the campus also has a well-equipped gymnasium along with an indoor and outdoor sports centre for games. Hostel facilities for boys and girls individually are also available.
Words of Motivation
Dr. Shailendra Mehta says, “The department was established in 2001. We started the MPT program in year 2007 and PhD program in year 2019. Apart from that, we have introduced two new programs, Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation (FNR) and Fellowship in Geriatric care (FGPC).
Institute is situated in a peaceful atmosphere where the students will enjoy their studies. It has well equipped laboratory, rich library, and all kinds of necessary latest instruments with advanced technology. The quality of education being given in this department is excellent in its nature. We also provide remedial classes for weaker student’s refresher classes for up gradation of students.
The highly dedicated and well experienced members of the faculty maintain a cordial relationship with the students and try their best to give individual attention to the students. The faculty also works hard to imbibe knowledge and develop the students in a holistic manner with the best teaching standards and innovative academic programs.
The department intends to set a benchmark in present Indian Education scenario with the best of its practices. The department is associated with well-established Hospitals for giving opportunities of practical experience in the college OPDs. I whole heartedly welcome the young ones who really wish to become a complete professional in the field of Physiotherapy and my best wishes will always be with you.”
Apart from the educational aspect of the university, it offers exposure of the outside world to its students. Every year the department organizes Industrial visits, Community surveys, Research projects, Medical camps, Educational tours, CME’s, National and International Conferences with eminent faculties from across the globe with different medical backgrounds. An annual cultural meet and sports competition is also held every year. Such activities give the students a chance to develop their extra-curricular skills.
The department also has two publications of its own:
- Indian Journal of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (IJPTR) ISSN: 2248-9460(Print), 2935-1753(Online)
- International Journal Of Physiotherapy And Cancer Rehabilitation (IJPCR) ISSN: 2581-9739
The institute has international collaborations with Binawan Institute of Health Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Sri Ganganagar College of Allied Health Science, Rajasthan, India.
The career opportunities for students during and after pursuing physiotherapy degree from JRNRV are quite vast. The students are eligible to get jobs in government hospitals as well as private hospitals. They can also pursue teaching as a profession and choose to teach at any college, institute, or university. The option of opening a private practice or clinic is always available. One can also become a sports physiotherapist and work for the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
JRNRV believes that technological advancements are the need of the hour in Physiotherapy. It not only helps in speedy recovery of the patient but also has a positive impact on the electrotherapy and exercise therapy discipline of Physiotherapy. There are various newly developed therapies like Cryo-laser therapy, PEMF therapy, Cranio-sacral therapy etc. for treatment. These new and advanced therapies show tremendously high results of recovery amongst the patients. Further, the use of VR technology in Coordination and Balance training has eased the treatment delivery as well as patient cooperation.
Towards a Bright Future
In the future, JRNRV plans on starting value oriented and need based study programs to improve learning. By collaborating with foreign universities, the institute plans to start international post graduate courses. An in-campus wellness centre with multiple specialties under one roof will be seen soon. For new and innovative research based on community needs, JRNRV plans on establishing a research cell in the department.