DEAN'S MESSAGE

DEAN'S MESSAGE

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Message from the Dean, Dr B Rajashekar

Welcome to School of Allied Health Sciences, the first and largest full-fledged college of allied health sciences in the country. Allied health professionals constitute 60% of the healthcare systems in developed countries and contribute to the delivery of health-related services for evaluation, identification & prevention of disorders, rehabilitation and health systems management.

The need for these professionals has now been realised and strategies are being evolved to scale up their number. This was realised much earlier at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, resulting in carving out Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (now School of Allied Health Sciences) in 1999 to train allied health professionals of calibre.

The courses offered are specifically designed to prepare graduates and post graduates for rewarding careers in the nationally and globally growing healthcare industry.

Since its establishment in 1999, the growth of this institution has been phenomenal and it is now acclaimed as a centre of excellence in allied health sciences, mainly because of its demand-driven health related programs and the excellent infrastructure, clinical facilities and dedicated, qualified faculty. The school currently offers over 70 programs.

The majority of the alumni of the school are placed overseas in universities, hospitals, healthcare teams and in private practice.

SOAHS takes pride in its faculty, and it attracts a large number of overseas observers to its various departments and has on its roll, students from over 22 countries. The school is a trend setter to the pathway bridge programs for Malaysian Physiotherapy diplomas and Nigerian Occupational Therapy diplomas for undergraduates and graduates.

We offer an intellectually stimulating environment coupled with rich cultural, social, sporting and harmonious life of the university campus. I take this opportunity to welcome you to our school and look forward to be a part of your successful professional career.