Physiotherapy training was introduced in India in the year of 1950s. This health service is one of the most popular and sought-after treatment in western countries. Although it has been more than five decades since its inception in our country the awareness is only gradual but surely growing at fast pace. It is quite certain that considering the population of the country and the number of therapists produced every year, the profession has a tremendous potential for development in coming years.
College of Physiotherapy was started under the aegis of K.M. Shah Charitable Trust with affiliation of Gujarat University in 2001. The College became one of the constituent Colleges of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University which came in to existence in 2007, others being Medical, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health care management Department and para medical courses.
College of Physiotherapy is attached to Dhiraj hospital (DH), a constituent institution of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, which is a 1360 bedded, multispecialty teaching hospital. Care is provided to a multitude of patients by highly trained and experienced faculty under the specialties of Orthopaedics& Traumatology, Neurology & Neuro Surgery, Cardiology & Pulmonology, Dermatology, General Medicine and Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics &Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Radiology. Quality Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation services also are part of the total care.
College of Physiotherapy renders education under the faculty of Allied Health Sciences. The physiotherapy department at in Dhiraj Hospital is highly spacious and equipped with state-of-the-art instruments to impart high quality education, patient care as well as carry out various researches including clinical trials. The department is always abuzz with clinical and academic activities.
Care is provided to a multitude of patients by highly trained and experienced Physiotherapy faculties with specialties of Musculo-skeletal Disorders and Sports, Neurological conditions & Psychosomatic Disorders, Cardio-Pulmonary conditions and ICU’s, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, and Geriatrics. Physiotherapy department boasts of a diverse, highly skilled, trained and experienced team of specialist faculties, who are the alumni of some of the best physiotherapy institutes in India. Physiotherapy students are trained in the clinical aspects by excellent faculty of Medical College and Physiotherapy College of SVDU.
The college has its own building and an excellent infrastructure. It has well equipped 06 laboratories, gallery type class rooms for UG & spacious seating arrangements for PG too, and well-designed administrative block. Various other rooms and facilities for the students are available such as girls’ common room and boys’ common room, mini auditorium etc.

The curriculum is compatible to National and International standards and is value added by incorporating elements of unique practice of “Evidence Based Education System”. This ensures emphasis on exposing students very early on to elements of evidence searching, validation and their proper utilization in patient care and research.

The curriculum has rich academic, clinical and research matrix, intense community orientation, emphasis on professional skills, employability skills, ethics and code of conduct, soft skills and holistic personality development. The subjects are integrated over the entire length of respective courses with their applied aspects.

Practice of unique Continuous Cumulative Evaluation System (CCES) for progress monitoring of the students.

Adequate infrastructure is provided for indoor and outdoor games and extra-curricular activities. A canteen with vegetarian food is also available in the college campus.

Physiotherapy department has also collaborated institutes like ‘REHABS’ for imparting more focused training in some of the key Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy areas.

Stringent Anti-Ragging measures, Anti-discrimination, Anti-sexual harassment measures and Grievances Redressal systems are built into the matrix of the Sumandeep Vidyapeeth administration.

The University facilitates student’s participation in Sports, Cultural, Arts and Literary activities throughout the year and promotes participation of students at Regional, State & National level competition.

Our students have been bringing laurels to Sumandeep Vidyapeeth.