₹137 crore for building the Centre of Excellence (CoE)
AIISH Mysuru: The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing popularly known as AIISH is a pioneer national organization advancing the causes of human resource development, research, clinical care and public education on communication disorders. The institute was established in the year 1966 as an autonomous institute fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Situated in a lush green campus of 32 acres adjacent to the University of Mysore in Manasagangothri, Mysuru, it is a unique institute in the Asian subcontinent which houses eleven departments having state-of-the-art facilities to offer interdisciplinary research and training to the students, Ladies hostel, Administrative, Academic, Clinical buildings and the Knowledge park along with a well equipped Library and Information Centre. There are two additional campuses – one is named as Panchvati and the other, new endowed campus is at Varuna, Mysuru.
The major objectives of the institute are to impart professional training, render clinical services, conduct research and educate the public on issues related to communication disorders such as hearing impairment, mental retardation, voice, fluency and phonological and language disorders.
AIISH “Centre of Excellence (CoE)”
The Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi accorded administrative approval for the Up-gradation of the AIISH as Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the field of Communication Disorders at a total cost of Rs.137crore (for Infrastructure, staff and equipments) on 18th July, 2013.
With this upgrade, the Mysuru campus can now conduct high-value research in the area of speech and hearing disability, and look into all aspects of the same, which includes research and engineering on the measures to be taken to cure/ overcome the disability.
The CoE campus will house five clinical centres, and a unique/ first-of-its-kind Speech and Hearing museum.
CoE will have the following features.
The building is housed in G + 3 floors with a basement for 2/4 wheeler parking space. The building consists of the following units:
- Centre for Hearing Sciences
- Centre for Hearing Impairment in Children, Adults and Senior Citizens
- Centre for Persons with Swallowing Disorders
- Centre for Persons with Tinnitus and Vestibular Disorders
- Centre for Speech and Language Disorders in Children, Adults and Senior Citizens
- Centre for Speech and Language Sciences
- Centre for AAC and Sign Language
- Centre for Prevention of Communication Disorders and Epidemiological Research and Cognitive Behavioral Sciences in Communication Disorders
- Centre for Informatics and Patents and Rehabilitation Engineering, Acoustics & Biomedical engineering (CRAB)
- Centre for Surgical Rehabilitation of Communication Disorders
- Publication Wing Center for Public Education in Communication Disorders
The building has a total plinth area of 2,71,250 Sq ft
AIISH Speech and Hearing Museum
A unique museum will be reality in the shape of a human face with two sections – basic and advanced sections – catering to the general public and the professionals respectively.