SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) is a leading educational institution in India, accredited by NAAC (UGC), with the highest grade namely, A++ with CGPA OF 3.55 out of 4.0 SRMIST was established in 2002, by the eminent educationist, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar M.P., with a lofty objective to empower the future citizens with the skillsets in building the nation. SRMIST now covers all areas of knowledge and has more than 40,000 students and 3000 faculty members.
Our institutions have a great community orientation. Inclusive education is one facet of this focus. The Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists form an important fulcrum for inclusivity. However, in India, there is a paucity for these professionals. To meet this demand, SRMIST started the BASLP course in 2007.
SRM Medical College conducts MBBS, medical postgraduate courses, super specialty courses, and allied health science courses. The daily outpatient attendance of SRM Medical College & General Hospital exceeds 1200 patients. The hospital has excellent laboratories, libraries, animal houses, digital medical records, hostels, playgrounds, gymnasium, etc. Our students share all the infrastructural facilities of the College and the Hospital. The Audiology and Speech Language Pathology department is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and laboratories for clinical and research purposes.
In this conducive ambience, the Audiology and Speech Language Pathology department has thrived well. In the year 2013, a postgraduate course in this specialty (MASLP) was started with an annual intake of 10 postgraduate students. In the academic year 2019-20, we increased the number of postgraduate seats to 24 (twelve in MSc Audiology course and twelve in MSC Speech Language Pathology). All the courses are in full compliance with the regulations of the Rehabilitation Council of India and have been duly recognized. In the ensuing academic year, we expect to increase the B. ASLP seats to 40.
This department has the unique distinction of having an MOU with the National Institute for Empowerment of Person with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD). We have conducted several international and national level conferences and workshops. Across the seas, final year students of the Health Sciences faculty of La Trobe university of Australia had done short term fellowship, in our speech therapy department.
With great enthusiasm and pride, we serve the general community, by collaborating with Ceshire Homes, Parivarthan foundation for Parkinson’s patients, Madhuram Narayanan Centre for exceptional children, and also with various other NGOs. We also extend our services to various units of State government viz. State Commissioner for the Differently Abled, Social Welfare dept, and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan schemes. Such activities provide a community exposure to our students.
By now, we are considered among the top ten in our nation. This distinction had been made possible, by the constant endeavour of the faculty, and, encouragement from the administrators and the management. We pledge to become a global player, in the coming years.