Department of Speech and Hearing launched its undergraduate program in Speech and Hearing in the year 1992 with basic infrastructure under the department of ENT with 10 number of students.


In 1999, Speech and Hearing section was considered as separate department under the School of Allied Health Sciences. Since then there is a progressive growth in terms of the number of students intake from 10 to 28 currently for BASLP program.


The department started MASLP program in the year 2002 after installation of Audiology and Speech science labs of international standards. At present the total student strength is 130 and above. This led to expansion of the department in terms of space, infrastaructure and faculty strength.


Over the period of 2 decades the department has been successful in establishing various speciality clinics such as Laryngectomy rehabilitation, Hearing aid and cochlear implants, earmould lab, NCDU and Neonatal hearing screening unit. Department is proud to mention that more than five institutions have recognised our department as a training center for their internship students.


Recently the department has been accredited “Excellent performance” by the Rehabilitation Council of India. Currently the department is actively involved in various funded research projects by the efforts from the dedicated and experienced faculties.  


Key Features


  • Two separate specialities namely the Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.
  • Faculty specialised in various areas of speciality such as neurogenic communication disorders, child language and voice and laryngectomy, hearing aid & cochlear implant.
  • Faculty development programs and national and international conferences/CRE in the area of ASLP
  • Facilities conducive to student learning - fully equipped classrooms, health science library and clinical laboratories of international standards
  • Seminar presentations, scientific paper presentations at the conferences
  • Training in premier institutions, specialty clinics, hearing aid industries during internship
  • Research projects with the extensive support from the Department of Biostatistics   
  • Various extracurricular activities such as cultural events and sports/quiz competitions etc.


Career Opportunities

  • Students can work as Speech Langauge Pathologists and Audiologists in various hospital set up, super specialty clinics such as Neurology/ ENT/ Paediatric/Oncology clinics and Rehabilitation centers
  • Students also have opportunities to work as industrial audiologist, audiologist in hearing aid and cochlear implant industries, and also opt for serving in private clinics. Few opportunities were also given in the Defence Systems as an Audiologist
  • Students may also work at the level of faculty positions and research scholars in various institutions/universities
  • Students have good opportunities to pursue their higher education in international Universities. Majority of them are under Scholarship Schemes.


Most of the students from India are given placements as Swallowing Therapists in Dysphagia rehabilitation centers, Speech Language Pathologists in normal and special schools, Stroke Rehabilitation and Dementia Clinics in USA.


The Department of Speech and Hearing, MCHP Manipal offers the following programs:




The Department of Speech and Hearing has a well-equipped Out-patient Lab.

Speciality Clinics

Neurocommunication disorder Unit, Neonatal hearing screening Unit, Laryngectomy clinic

Sports & Fitness

Marena is the world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash as well as a well-equipped gymnasium


Libraries have publications on the latest developments in speech and hearing