The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, established in 1965, for human resource development, research, clinical services and public education in the field of communication disorders, will complete 51st year of its journey on August 9, 2016. The Annual Day celebration will be held at 10:30 am at AIISH Seminar Hall, Knowledge Park.
Padmashri Dr V Prakash, Former Director CFTRI, Director of Research, Innovation and Development and Management of JSS Mahavidyapeeta Mysuru, Dr B N Gangadhar, Director, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Bengaluru, Dr S C Parija, Director, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry, will be the guests.
Dr Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysuru and Dr R Rajanna, Registrar (Evaluation), University of Mysuru will be the guests for the cultural programmes which will be held at 6:30 pm at AIISH Gymkhana Auditorium, Panchavati Campus. Prof S R Savithri, Director, AIISH will preside over.
Research publications, self-learning material for DHLS students, reports on new born screening and school screening programme for communication disorders will be released. Ph.D awardees, meritorious students, retired employees would be felicitated and AIISHian of the year award would be presented.
All India Institute of Logopedics started functioning on August 9, 1965 at Rama Mandira (a rented building) with Dr B M Rao as the first Director. On July 25, 1966, Dr S Radhakrishnan, the then President of India, laid the foundation stone for the Institute building.
On October 2, 1966, M.Sc programme in speech and hearing, the first of its kind in the country, was initiated by the institute with affiliation to University of Mysore. On October 10, 1966, the institute got registered as an autonomous Institute under the Society Registration Act with the name “All India Institute of Speech and Hearing”.
The Institute has now grown into one of the premier establishments across South Asia in the field of communication disorders. The institute which started with one PG programme offers 17 academic programmes now including one certificate programme, three diploma, two undergraduate, four PG diploma and three post-graduate programmes.
It also offers three Ph.D programmes and post-doctoral fellowship. The institute has been recognized as a Centre of Excellence in the Area of Deafness by WHO, Centre for Advanced Research by UGC, Science and Technology Institute by DST, Centre of Excellence by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, College with potential for Excellence by UGC and accredited by NAAC with highest A grade. The Institute also got ISO 9001:2008 certifications in 2014.