During 1970’s the Training Department of Schieffelin Institute of Health Research and Leprosy Centre, Karigiri was active conducting various short and long term training courses in the specialty of leprosy, which were recognized by the State and Central Governments. Many Medical and non-medical personnel from India and abroad have undergone these training courses and these courses were internationally recognized ones.
After the integration of leprosy services into the general health services, our institution has extended its services in general health care, mainly for the benefit of the people living around Karigiri Hospital. The institution has also started other Diploma training programs which are affiliated to the Christian Medical Association of India and the Rehabilitation Council of India.
The professional contribution of those who pass out with Diploma qualification is significant in health sector and this level of professional training needs to be continued. Other private sector hospitals and Government institutions however prefer courses that are recognized by a University preferably at a degree level.
Hence there is a need to train health professionals at a higher level for carrying out higher level of professional activities. To take up supervisory and leadership roles, we need to prepare quality health professionals needed for the nation.
Keeping in mind the demands and changing scenario in health field, a College was established (College of Health Sciences – COHS) as an integral part of Training Department to conduct Degree courses in Allied Health Sciences.
Courses Recognized by The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai:
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai has granted affiliation to SIHR & LC, Karigiri to conduct the following seven degree courses from the year 2011 and the number of seats allotted is given against each course:
The process of selection is purely on merit basis. Qualified candidates should undertake a common entrance examination. And those who have cleared the entrance examination should attend a personal interview. Selection will be finalized based on the performance of the students.
Fully furnished Class rooms, Auditorium, Seminar rooms, with audiovisual Aids, LCD, OHPs etc.
Fully equipped Library with adequate number of books for the use of students.
Computer lab with internet facilities
Basic Sciences Laboratory with necessary equipments for practical purposes