The program consists of 3 years of academics followed by 1 year of internship. Each academic year consists of 2 semesters.
Graduates can work as Audiologists and/or Speech Language Pathologists in Speech & Hearing Clinics, Hearing Aid and Cochlear implant Centers, Special Schools for the disabled, Regular schools, Industrial setups, Government or Private hospitals, or can set up their own private practice. Those interested in academics and research can pursue higher studies and work in educational institutions in India or abroad. Speech and Hearing graduates also have employment opportunities in foreign countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Gulf countries.
The duration of the B.ASLP program will extend over six semester(s) of course work (three academic years) plus two semesters (one academic year) of internship. Each semester shall consist of 16 weeks of study (excluding the time spent for the conduct of the final examination of each semester.)
The scholar should complete the program within the period as prescribed in the regulation governing the maximum period for completing various degree / diploma program from the dates of admissions. The term completing the program means passing all the prescribed examinations of the program to become eligible for the degree. No candidate will be permitted to appear for the examinations after the prescribed maximum period for completing the program.
Medium of instruction is English.
Subjects of study shall comprise the following.
The Institute follows the attendance regulations given by Mangalore University, adhering to the Supreme Court of India's order of minimum of 75 per-cent attendance in each subject and/or clinical postings to be eligible for theory and/or clinical practical/viva voce exam.
A scholar who does not meet the 75% attendance criteria as above is obliged to repeat the full semester to qualify for theory and/ or clinical practical/viva voce exam.
Submission of medical certificate for absence will not be considered for condonation of attendance shortage.
When the scholar is absent to represent the Institute in Conference/Sports/Research/Council work, a written permission must be duly obtained from the Principal.
Any changes in the attendance regulations will be duly informed by the Institute.
The syllabus of the course shall be as framed by the concerned Board of Studies and approved by the Faculty of Science and Academic Council, Mangalore University, following the Curriculum prescribed by the Rehabilitation Council of India. There shall be University examinations at the end of each semester ordinarily during October/November for odd semesters and during April/May for even semesters.
The internal assessment marks for theory papers shall be based on minimum of two tests and one assignment. The test shall be of at least one hour duration to be held during the semester. The average of the tests shall be taken as internal assessment marks.
Each theory paper has a practical subject.
The internal assessment marks for the clinical practicum will be based on the Continuous Assessment Throughout Semester (CATS) format of the Institute that is framed as per RCI norms.
A candidate shall register for all the papers and practicals of a semester when he/she appears for the examination of that semester for the first time.
The candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 50% in each of the theory paper(s), internal assessment, practical and clinical examination(s) individually for a pass. Candidate will not be able to appear for university theory exam if they do not pass their internal assessment, practical and clinical component. Candidate will have to pass the clinical examination of the given semester to proceed to the next semester.
Each paper should be successfully completed within 3 attempts including, the first one.
Students can start Internship after the 6th semester exams. However, students who fail in their clinical exam of 6th semester will have to discontinue internship. The candidates are permitted to carry over the theory papers until the end of the program.
Grading and evaluation of student: All Internees will be assessed based on their attendance, performance in the postings and presentation of log-books. The mode of assessment and frequency of assessment will be prescribed by the BOS (Speech & Hearing).
The Intern is required to repeat those postings in which his/her performance is below 40%.
All clinical examinations will be conducted by one internal and one external examiner (Clinicals in Speech-Language Pathology and Clinicals in Audiology) at the end of Internship (8th semester.)
Certification: The Institute will award a certificate after successful completion of the Internship and clinical examination (Clinicals in Speech-Language Pathology and Clinicals in Audiology.) Supervised clinical hours spent during Internship shall be included in the Clinical Competency Certificate issued to the students.
The program commences on the date prescribed by the University, generally in August.
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The Student Council formed by the Institute organizes various cultural and sports events throughout the Academic year. The BASLP course work also encourages the active participation of the students in various extra curricular and co-curricular activities at intra and intercollegiate levels.