Considering the fact the inclination of majority of students towards more stream-lined courses, Diploma In Medical Radio-Isotope Techniques might seem to be in first place a very obvious second alternative. However, they must also understand that this second alternative is designed in such a way that has a special focus to equip candidates for working in Nuclear Medicine Centers, which in itself would be an achievement.
Students aspiring to pursue this course should have B.Sc. Degree with at least 60% marks in Science or applied subjects of Science like Chemistry, Life Sciences, Physics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Medical Radiological Technology. Candidates with M.Sc. Degree can also apply.
Those candidates who are sponsored by the Institutions for the post of training employment could apply if the above requirements are full filled, i.e., having 55 % of marks in their Bachelor’s degree. More so, they are provided with a certificate of employment from the Institution Head, thus stating their paid salary in the training period and will be suitably employed after the training gets successfully completed.
The course is of one year consisting of two semesters, two years for part-time students in some of the universities. The distance learning programme is given by some of the universities also. The students get training in theoretical as well as in applied aspects of Medical Radio-Isotope Techniques. The training comprises of lectures, practical, demonstrations and programs. The students need to secure 50% in every semester in order to get placed by the institutes.
The field holds a lot of scope for students in areas like Research and development and many other applied areas.
Best Places to Pursue
• Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai.
• Mumbai University.