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National Institute of Speech & Hearing introduces diploma in sign language interpretation course


The National Institute of Speech and Hearing has invited applications from students with plus two qualifications for a one-year Diploma in Indian sign language and interpretation course.

The applications can be obtained online through admissions@nish.ac.in on or before 2 September. There are a total number of 15 seats in this course. Preference will be given to graduates and those who are parents or siblings of deaf persons.

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.

The curriculum consists of theory and practical classes in sign language usage, cultural perspectives of the different approaches to deaf education, and interpreting concepts and issues.

Those who apply for the course at NISH should have degree in any subject from any recognized university in India. The candidate should have obtained a minimum of 50% of the aggregate in the plus two examination. The minimum criteria for SC/ST students is 45%.

The candidate should have functional hands and hearing and should have verbal fluency in at least one language.

For admission related queries, candidates can call at 0471-306- 6635.

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