CENTRE FOR SPEECH AND HEARING IMPAIRED PROGRAMME
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education is the first institution in India to offer the special B.Tech. Program for the Persons with Hearing Impairment. This course is aimed at those people who need special attention and give them an opportunity to adapt themselves to the real time challenges in the Engineering field. The University has framed the curriculum and syllabus in such a way that after the completion of this course, these students will be on par with other Engineering graduates to cater to the needs of industries.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). All the classes are handled by the specially trained teachers. This course was inaugurated by the former President of India HonourableDr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on 05 Jan. 2007. 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 Academy of Research and Educationtakes pleasure in helping these differently-abled students integrate in the main stream of nation building.