Certificate in Diagnostic Radiography - CTEVT

Certificate in Diagnostic Radiography course is based on the job required to perform by a Radiographer at different level health institutions in Nepal and abroad. The program is of three years' duration. The first year course focuses on basic science and foundational subjects, the second year course focuses on basic radiography and imaging subjects and the third year is given to the application of learned skills and knowledge within the comprehensive practical settings in hospital recognized by ministry of health or concerned government authority.

Program aims and objectives

The course aims to produce middle level radiography and imaging manpower with sound academic knowledge equipped with perfect technical skills, which can face real life situation at different level of hospitals and related institutions.

At the end of the course, the student should able to:

  • Perform all routine radiography/and assist in special x-ray examination
  • Maintain photographic and x-ray equipment in good working order
  • Possess knowledge on recent advances in imaging technology.
  • Protect the patients and staff from possible radiation hazards and make sure that the patients and
  • staff do not receive unnecessary radiation.
  • Maintain records of x-ray examinations, filing of radiographs & ordering of necessary radiographic
  • supplies.
  • Provide care of the patients whilst in the x-ray dept.
  • Prepare radiography set up required for routine and special investigations.
  • Set up primary health centre and district level radiography clinic.
  • Practice quality control system in radiology department to deliver quality reports.
  • Familiarise middle level radiography management works, supervision of subordinates and
  • preparation of reports.
  • Assist in research works (basic concept about research).
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Salient features

Medium of instruction

  • English
  • Nepali
  • Course duration

    The CDR program extends for three academic years. One academic year consists of 39 academic weeks and one academic week consists of 32 to 37 hours.

    Pattern of attendance

    Minimum of 90% attendance is required to appear in final examination.

    Pass marks

  • 40% in theory examination
  • 60% in practical examination
  • Grading system

  • Pass division: 40% or above
  • First division: 65% or above
  • Distinction: 80% or above
  • Certificate award

    The council for technical education and vocational training will award "Certificate Level in Diagnostic Radiography" to the candidate who successfully completes the requirements as prescribed by the council.


    Secured at least grade C in C. Mathematics, C. English and C.Science in School leaving Certificate (SLC) examination from recognized academic institution and an average GPA of at least 2.

    Passed entrance examination conducted by CTEVT

    Applicant should submit the following documents at the time of application:

    • SLC pass certificate
    • Character certificate
    • Citizenship certificate (for the name, parents name, age, date of birth and address verification purpose only)
    • Physical fitness certificate (at the time of admission)
    • Student quota for different category of students as per the policy of CTEVT

    Job prospectus

    The graduates will be eligible for the position equivalent to Non-gazetted 1st class (technical) as Radiographer or as prescribed by the Public Service Commission. The graduate is eligible for registration with the Nepal Health Professional Council in the grade as mentioned in the Nepal Health Professional Council Act.

    Curricular structure