What is AIISH Mysore?

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. (https://aiishmysore.in/en/ )

AIISH caters to clients of all ages having a whole range of communication disorders.

AIISH MysoreRecognition and Importance

The institute has been recognized as a Centre of Excellence in the area of Deafness by WHO, as a Centre for Advanced Research and College with Potential for Excellence by UGC, as a Science and Technology Institute by DSIR, DST, as a Centre of Excellence by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Owing to its academic and research excellence, the institute has been assessed and accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. Also, it is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization for its brilliance of quality.

The institute has been recognized as a Nodal Centre for the implementation of National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness, and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Furthermore, it has been recognized as College with Potential for Excellence by the UGC, and as a Collaborative Organization for the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), a Govt. of India scheme under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Till date, around 2162 students have enrolled for undergraduate programmes and 1668 for postgraduate programmes at AIISH. In addition, 119 doctoral degrees in Speech and Hearing, Speech-Language Pathology, and Audiology have been awarded under the able guidance of the faculty of the institute. Further, in order to keep up with the changing trends across the world, the faculty undergo short-term and long-term training, and faculty enrichment programme.

What are the major objective for establishing All India Institute of Speech and Hearing?

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.


The institute attracts students from all over India and abroad. It has strived in the last 5 decades in furthering the cause of professions of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Special Education throughout the country.

The institute started with one post-graduate program in the year 1966 and now offers 18 long-term academic programs ranging from diploma to post-doctoral degrees related to communication disorders and allied areas.

Courses, such as, Diploma programs (Diploma in Hearing Aid & Earmould Technology, Diploma in Training Young Hearing Impaired Children and Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech; undergraduate programs (B.ASLP and B.S.Ed – Hearing-Impairment); PG Diploma programs in Clinical Linguistics for Speech-Language Pathology and Forensic Speech Science and Technology; PG Diploma in Neuro Audiology and PG Diploma in Augmentative and Alternative Communication; post-graduate courses (M.Sc. in Audiology, M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S.Ed-Hearing-Impairment) are offered for students.

Other than these courses, the Institute offers PhD programs in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Speech & Hearing, Linguistics and Special Education. It also offers Post-Doctoral Fellowships. The institute has collaborated with other reputed institutes of the country and has initiated the Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech (DHLS) program through distance mode; aiming towards the faster rate of manpower development at the Assistant/Technician level.

This program is presently running at the All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mumbai, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer; Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Sri Ramachandra Bhanj, Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack, and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College & Hospital, Bhagalpur.

The DHLS (Diploma) program has been upgraded to B.ASLP (Bachelor Degree) program in three centers viz., Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College (NSCBMC), Jabalpur; Regional Institute of Medical, Sciences (RIMS), Imphal and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry.

Admission Process:-

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Alumni of AIISH Mysore  

AIISH is proud of its alumni who occupy important positions in academic, clinical, and administrative setups not only in India but also in different parts of the world. They have made us proud by becoming active members of international societies in the area of speech, language, and hearing.

Admission Process:-

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