Institute of Health Sciences is situated operating in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. A dedicated group of people who are touched by personal tragedies leading to disability among their loved ones have joined hands to set up the Institute of Health Sciences. A dynamic group of technical professionals have lent their services for this cause. They help provide the best of clinical and rehabilitation services for the disabled. The Institute is a unit of Margdarsi, Registered under PWD Act.
The following study program are offered: Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and speech language pathology (BASLP) - 4 Years, Recognized by Rehabilitation council of India and approved by Government of Orissa under Utkal University, Bhubaneswar; Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) - 4 ½ years, approved by Government of Orissa, permitted for practical & clinical training at SCB Medical college Hospital, Cuttack and affiliated by Utkal University. For admission to these courses, candidates must have passed +2 Science (12th Standard or Higher Secondary School certificate from any recognized University with Physics Chemistry, Mathematics or Biology).
The Institute has a number of collaborations in order to expand its academic activities. Some of theses are: BASAID, the Switzerland based funding agency which supports the early intervention program to identify, diagnose and rehabilitate the children with hearing impairment; Widex India, for developing the training facility in hearing care in India; Orissa Primary Education Project Authority, which provides diagnostics services like assessment of hearing loss and the speech and language defects in school going children. The Institute conducts screening programs at the public schools for speech and hearing defects.