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National Institute of Speech and Hearing

നിഷ് (നാഷണല്‍ ഇന്‍സ്റ്റിറ്റ്യൂട്ട് ഓഫ് സ്പീച് ആന്‍ഡ്‌ ഹിയറിംഗ്)

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) is an institute devoted to the education and rehabilitation of individuals with speech-language and hearing impairments located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city in the Indian state of Kerala. It was established in 1997 on the initiative of the state of Kerala and is a self-financing affiliate college of the University of Kerala.[1][2][3] NISH also runs early intervention programmes for speech, language, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Its academic courses include: Bachelor in Audiology & Speech and Language Pathology, Master in Audiology & Speech and Language Pathology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (for the hearing impaired), and Bachelor of Fine Arts (for the hearing impaired).

Internal mentoring

The NISH launched a mentoring programme for first year students. Each teacher is given three or four students to mentor.[citation needed]

Experiential learning

A programme of experiential learning was started at the NISH in December 2012 with 17 students participating in an activity-based learning method where the students become performers and the teachers, facilitators.[citation needed]