The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) is a premier Institute offering academic programs related to communication disorders. AIISH was established in the year 1966, as an autonomous Institute fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The major objectives of the Institute are man power generation in the area of communication and its disorders, rendering clinical services, conducting research and educating the public on issues related to communication disorders.

The Institute with the aim of capacity building in the area of communication disorders offers different programs. These include three diploma programs [Diploma in Hearing Aid & Ear Mould Technology, Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education(Hearing Impairment) and Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech-through video conferencing mode]; two undergraduate programs [Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (B.ASLP) and Bachelor of Education Special Education (Hearing Impairment)]; three post graduate programs M.Sc. (Speech-Language Pathology), M.Sc. (Audiology) and M. Ed. Spl. Ed. (Hearing Impairment). In addition, it offers five Ph.D. programs [Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Speech and Hearing, Special Education and Linguistics] and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Situated in a lush green campus of 28 acres (Naimisham & Panchavati campus) in Manasagangothri, Mysuru, Karnataka, it is a unique Institute in the Asian sub-continent. 11 departments, 11 centres of Centre of Excellence (COE) and well equipped Library and Information Centre contribute to its uniqueness. These departments / centres have state-of-the-art facilities to offer inter-disciplinary training to the students.

AIISH caters to clients of all ages having a whole range of communication disorders. The Institute attracts students from all over India and abroad. It has strived in the past 59 years in furthering the cause of professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology throughout the country and more recently in the area of Special Education. The enthusiasm to excel in reaching out to individuals with communication disorders knows no boundaries. The Institute has been recognized as a Centre of Excellence in the area of Deafness by WHO, as a Centre for Advanced Research and College with Potential for Excellence by UGC, as a Science and Technology Institute by DSIR, DST, as a Centre of Excellence by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The Institute has been recognized as a Nodal Centre for the implementation of National Program for Prevention and Control of Deafness, and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Till date, around 2392 students have enrolled for undergraduate program and 1918 for postgraduate programs at AIISH. In addition, 161 doctoral degrees in Speech and Hearing, Speech Language Pathology, and Audiology have been awarded under the able guidance of the faculty of the Institute. Further, in order to keep up with the changing trends across the world, the faculty undergoes short-term and long-term training, and faculty enrichment program.

The AIISH Alumni Association serves as a forum for exchange of ideas and social interaction with its past students. AIISH is proud of its alumni who occupy important positions in academic, clinical and administrative setups not only in India but also in different parts of the world. They have made us proud by becoming active members of international societies in the area of Speech, Language and Hearing.

AIISH is committed to bring out quality professionals who can meet the challenges of helping individuals to overcome the incapacitating effects of their communication disorders. It hopes to set high standards so that future batches of trained professionals always aim to reach new heights. AIISH assure that our students will make us and the country proud.

Your choice of this profession as a career is highly valued. The Institute is confident that your vision of serving persons with communication disorders would be well realized under the able guidance of the faculty and staff of the Institute. The AIISH family welcomes you to join us in our endeavour to brighten the lives of individuals with communication disorders. Best wishes for a successful and meaningful career.





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