As a physiologist, you will be studying the biological and chemical processes that are involved in the functioning of living organisms to provide useful information for agriculture and food production and for medical science.
Physiologists conduct research on the functional aspects of plant, animal or human body. They study respiration, circulation, excretion, reproduction and growth of living organisms under normal and abnormal conditions and provide valuable inputs to areas of pharmaceutical development, disease identification and treatment.
Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects are eligible for physiology programs at the undergraduate level. Minimum marks requirement may vary from institute to institute.
BSc Physiology programs are available only in very few colleges in India. Students who wish to pursue a career in Physiology can opt for a bachelor's degree in any biological sciences before doing a Physiology specialisation at the postgraduate level. BSc courses are usually 3 year programs.
Candidates who are seeking admissions to MSc Physiology must have passed BSc Physiology or any bachelor's degree with one subject of biological science. The duration this program is usually two years.
MPhil/PhD admission requirements vary from colleges to colleges. Few institutes conduct their own test and interview as a part of their admission procedure. Candidates must hold a post graduation in the specific field or equivalent as a minimum requirement for MPhil/PhD.
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A physiologist must have well-developed interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team and also have the skills to lead and motivate others.
A physiologist should have the ability to work in a skillful and coordinated way.
A physiologist should have the quality of being accurate in their work.