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Diabetes has emerged as a significant public health concern, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Defined as a chronic condition characterized by either insufficient production of insulin or the body’s ineffective use of insulin, diabetes poses severe threats to individuals’ health and wellbeing.

Hyperglycemia, a common consequence of uncontrolled diabetes, can lead to severe damage to various bodily systems, particularly nerves and blood vessels if left unmanaged. In response to this growing epidemic, Diabetes Sciences has emerged, aiming to equip healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to manage and educate patients about this condition effectively.

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The B.Sc. Diabetes Sciences (DBS) program at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, affiliated with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, trains young graduates to play an important role in addressing the multifaceted challenges of diabetes. Designed to train diabetes educators, this program focuses on empowering individuals to assist healthcare providers in managing diabetes patients comprehensively.

By receiving specialized education and training, diabetes educators become invaluable members of the diabetes care team, offering essential support and guidance to patients throughout their treatment journey.

Understanding the Role of a Diabetes Educator

At the heart of the B.Sc DBS curriculum lies a comprehensive approach to diabetes management. Students enrolled in this program learn to counsel patients on dietary practices, initiate insulin therapy when necessary, and provide crucial psychological support. By addressing the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of diabetes care, graduates of the DBS program are well-equipped to provide holistic care to patients, thereby improving treatment outcomes and overall quality of life.

The significance of diabetes education cannot be overstated, particularly in light of the alarming statistics surrounding this disease. According to recent data, the global prevalence of diabetes continues to rise, with more than 425 million individuals diagnosed in 2017. Projections indicate that this number is expected to reach a staggering 629 million by 2045. Alarmingly, approximately 79% of people with diabetes reside in low- and middle-income countries, underscoring the urgent need for accessible and effective diabetes care solutions worldwide.

Furthermore, the prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes remains a pressing concern, with one in two individuals unaware of their condition. Gestational diabetes, which affects approximately one in seven live births, further underscores the far-reaching impact of diabetes on maternal and fetal health. In the face of these sobering statistics, the role of diabetes educators becomes increasingly vital in promoting early detection, intervention, and management of diabetes at all stages.

Advanced Education

Master’s Degree: Graduates interested in advancing their knowledge and expertise in diabetes science may pursue master’s degrees in related fields such as Public Health (MPH), Nutrition, Clinical Research, or Health Education.

 Doctoral Programs (Ph.D): For those interested in conducting research or pursuing academic careers, doctoral programs in Diabetes Science, Epidemiology, Health Behaviour, or related disciplines offer opportunities for advanced study and specialization.

Fellowships and Specialized Training: Some institutions offer fellowship programs or specialized training in diabetes care and management, providing hands-on experience and mentorship from experts in the field.

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Healthcare

The B.Sc. Diabetes Sciences (DBS) program offered at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, affiliated with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, represents a beacon of hope in the fight against diabetes. By equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and compassion needed to address this complex disease, the DBS program prepares future diabetes educators to make a meaningful difference in the lives of diabetic patients and communities worldwide. As the global burden of diabetes continues to escalate, investing in diabetes education and training remains a critical step toward achieving better health outcomes and a brighter future for all.

For more admissions and program details and to interact with our expert faculty, visit Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Entrance Examination Details

Examination Date
Examination Timing
Question Paper Pattern

Physics: 25 questions

Chemistry: 25 questions

Biology: 25 questions

English: 5 questions

Duration: 2 hours

Number of Questions: 80

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and -1 for each wrong answer.

AEEL Syllabus

Program Highlights

Beyond clinical practice, graduates of the DBS program also have the opportunity to contribute to diabetes prevention efforts on a broader scale. By serving as educators and advocates within their communities, they can raise awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and early detection of diabetes. They play a crucial role in empowering individuals to make positive changes through targeted interventions and educational initiatives, thereby reducing their risk of developing diabetes and its associated complications.

The DBS program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers various aspects of diabetes management, including physiology, pharmacology, nutrition, psychology, and patient education.

Students receive specialized training in diabetes education, equipping them with the skills to counsel patients on dietary practices, initiate insulin therapy, and provide psychological support.

The DBS program takes a holistic approach to diabetes care, addressing not only the physical aspects of the disease but also the overall wellbeing of patients.

With the global prevalence of diabetes rising, the DBS program prepares students to address the growing demand for diabetes care solutions worldwide.

Graduates can engage with their communities as educators and advocates, raising awareness about diabetes prevention, early detection, and management.

The program offers clinical placements or internships, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in diabetes clinics, hospitals, or community health centers.

Students learn to collaborate effectively with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, dieticians, and psychologists, to deliver comprehensive diabetes care.

Career Prospects

Diabetes Educator:

Graduates of the B.Sc. Diabetes science programs can pursue careers as diabetes educators in hospitals, clinics, community health centers, or educational institutions. They are crucial in providing patient education, counseling, and support to individuals with diabetes.


With specialized training in nutrition and dietary management, graduates may work as dieticians or nutritionists, helping individuals with diabetes develop personalized meal plans and lifestyle modifications to manage their condition effectively.

 Clinical Researcher:

Graduates may choose to pursue careers in clinical research, working to advance our understanding of diabetes prevention, treatment, and management through scientific studies and trials.

 Public Health Professional:

Ample opportunities are available in public health organizations or government agencies, developing and implementing diabetes prevention programs, conducting community outreach, and advocating for policies that promote healthy living and diabetes awareness.

Healthcare Administrator:

With a strong foundation in diabetes science and healthcare management, graduates may pursue careers in healthcare administration, overseeing diabetes care programs, managing healthcare facilities, or working in healthcare policy development.

Fee Structure

Program Fees for the year 2024-25 (Kochi Campus)

Important Note

Last Date to Submit Application: May 13, 2024

Examination Date & Timing

Date Shift 1
(9.00 AM to 11.00 AM)
Shift 2
(12.00 PM to 2.00 PM)
Shift 3
(3.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
May 12, 2023 AEEB AEEL AEEP
May 13, 2023 AEEL AEEP AEEB
May 14, 2023 AEEP AEEB AEEL

Admission Procedure

Program & Eligibility

B. Sc. Diabetes Sciences

Duration of the Program:

Three Years + One Year Internship


Pass in Plus Two with 60% Aggregate Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English.

Application Fees

Candidates should submit applications by online mode only.

Online Application Fees:  Rs. 550/- (Rupees Five Hundred and Fifty Only)

Selection and Allotment of Seats

For all specialties, selection for candidates will be based on the rank obtained in the Amrita Entrance Examination. Allotment of seats for the shortlisted candidate will be based on the performance in the counseling/interview.

Out of total seats for all specialties, 50% seats will be allotted to the Merit category and 50% to the management category including NRI i.e. 15% of seats.

Candidates applying through agents/education counsellors using fraudulent means/ bribery/donations will be debarred to secure admission in any of the courses in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Candidates are advised to frequently visit the admission page for latest updates.

It is important for the candidate to register their commonly used mobile number/email id. Do not provide email id/mobile number of education counsellors/agents/internet café operators etc. The candidate is solemnly responsible for any negligence.

Note: Once specialty is allotted, a request for a change of specialty will not be permitted. Request pertaining to the same will not be entertained.

Important Dates
  • Commencement of Application: February 2024
  • Last Date to Submit Application: May 13, 2024
  • Examination Date: May 2024
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Contact Us

For Enquiries Contact, 
Admission Office,
Medical College Building – 3rd Floor,
Amrita School of Medicine,
AIMS Ponekkara P.O.,
Kochi- 682041
Contact Number: 0484-285 8166 | 0484-285 8383 | 0484-285 8349 | 0484-285 8167 | 0484-285 8153  | 7994999585 | 7994999788

Contact Us

For Enquiries Contact,

Admission Office,
Medical College Building – 3rd Floor,
Amrita School of Medicine,
AIMS Ponekkara P.O.,
Kochi- 682041
Contact Number: 0484-285 8166 | 0484-285 8383 | 0484-285 8349 | 0484-285 8167 | 0484-285 8153 | 7994999585

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