NISH extends date for DISLI application

National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) has extended the date for receiving applications for a one-year Diploma in Indian Sign Language and Interpretation course to October 21. Students with plus two qualifications can apply.

Preference will be given to graduates and parents or siblings of the deaf. Four seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe  candidates and two seats for general category.

The course, affiliated to the Rehabilitation Council of India aims at generating professional interpreters. This would also be helpful to teachers of the deaf to develop their sign language skills.

Applications should be filled online through

The admission helpline phone number is 0471-306- 6629.

Free Thyroid Camp at HINDLABS on May 28

To mark World Thyroid Day and International Women’s Health Day, HLL Lifecare Limited will organise a full day, free thyroid camp for Thyroid patients at their Hindlabs Diagnostic Centre and Specialty Clinic at Sopanam TRIDA Complex, opposite Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College on May 28, Sunday. Preference will be given to patients already diagnosed with thyroid disease and those on treatment for thyroid disorders, on a first come first serve policy.

The camp, that will be open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm, will offer free consultation by renowned doctor Dr Arun Sasikumar, MD (PGIMER), FEBNM, FANMB. Registration is free for the first hundred visitors and free thyroid medications for one month will be offered to the first hundred registered hypothyroid patients.

While World Thyroid Day is observed on May 25, International Women’s Health Day falls on May 28. Thyroid cancer is the second most common cancer after breast cancer among women, as per the national cancer registry programme (population based cancer registries) report for the year 2012-2014 in Thiruvananthapuram district. Hindlabs has ensured an improvement in the infrastructure to treat thyroid cancer patients in the capital.

Patients can register for the camp by contacting 9400027969 or 0471-2443445 between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Saturday.

Thyroid function test (S.TSH, T3, T4) will be available at 25 per cent discount of our existing rates till May 27 to the general public. Also, the first follow up consultation within two weeks will be free.

NISH invites applications for DECSE (HI) course

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) has invited applications from graduates for the one year Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (Hearing Impairment) DECSE (HI) course.

The course, affiliated to the Rehabilitation Council of India aims at moulding teachers for training hearing impaired students at their rehabilitation centres.

Applications should be filled online through on or before May 30. Admission helpline phone number is 0471-306-6635