CENTRE FOR SPEECH AND HEARING IMPAIRED PROGRAMME
Kalasalingam University is the first Technical Institute to offer special B.Tech. Programs in the whole of Asia for children with speech and hearing impairment. This special programme was formally inaugurated by the late President of India, Hon. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on 5th January 2007. The medium of instruction is English. During the first two years of study, the students are prepared for Senior Secondary Examination conducted by NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling, MHRD, Govt of India). These students are given an option to specialize in one of the following branches: Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, & Information Technology. The Institute also has Speech and Audiology lab to monitor and enhance the speech and hearing levels of these students. Almost all the students of the passed out batches are placed in MNC’s with good annual package comparable with the salary of any normal graduate. Kalasalingam University takes pleasure in helping these differently-abled students integrate in the main stream of nation building.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To become centre of excellence in teaching, training and research for the differently abled students.
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To empower students with hearing impairment through technical education; develop human resource to take care of the needs of these individuals from early intervention to educational rehabilitation.