AIISH golden jubilee on Sunday

Last Updated : 06 August 2015, 17:33 IST
Last Updated : 06 August 2015, 17:33 IST

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All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru, will celebrate its golden jubilee on August 9.

The institute, established in 1965, known as the Institute of Logopedics, started functioning in a rented building, and was later registered as All India Institute of Speech and Hearing.
 Today, it is one of the premier establishments in the field of communication disordersacross South Asia.
 Several programmes have been organised as part of the golden jubilee celebrations like video, online system for hearing screening, new born hearing screening centres, research publications and clinical tests/tools.
 The celebrations will be held at AIISH Gymkhana auditorium on Sunday. Dr P Satishchandra, former director of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru, Dr H A Ranganath, former director of NAAC and Dr Ramachandra Bhat, Vice-Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation will be the guests.
 Dr Harsh Vardhan Batra, Director of DFRL, and Dr V Sivaprasad, Director of CSRTI, will be the guests at the cultural programmes scheduled to be held at 6.30 pm on the same day. S R Savithri, Director of AIISH, will preside over the programme.
 On the invitation of the Union government, Dr Martin F Palmer, then director of the Institute of Logopedics, Wichita, Kansas, USA, visited India in 1963 and recommended setting up of an institute of logopedics in India (in Mysuru).
 The institute started functioning on August 9, 1965. President S Radhakrishnan laid the foundation stone for the institute building on the 22 acre campus donated by the last Mysuru Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar.
On October 2, 1966, MSc programme in Speech and Hearing, the first of its kind in the country, was started by the institute with affiliation to the University of Mysore. On October 10, the same year, it was registered as All India Institute of Speech and Hearing.  
Over the last 50 years, the growth of the institute has been phenomenal on all four fronts — academics, research, clinical services and advocacy. The institute, which started with one postgraduate programme, offers 16 academic programmes now.

Today, it has 11 departments with state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best available clinical services in entire Asia.

The institute has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the area of deafness by  WHO, as a centre for advanced research by the UGC, as a Science and Technology Institute by DST, as a centre of excellence by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and is accredited by NAAC with A grade.

The institute got ISO 9001:2008 certification last year.

Published 06 August 2015, 17:33 IST

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