Master in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology is a postgraduate-level course, the minimum eligibility for admission to which is the successful completion of graduation in a relevant discipline, such as:
Admissions to the course is based on the round of counselling conducted after the candidate’s successful qualification of a relevant entrance test.
The discipline is essentially about:
A Speech Therapist’s responsibilities primarily include:
Candidates enrolled to the course are imparted an advanced learning in:
Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:
Popular areas of employment for such postgraduates include:
The average tuition fees charged in India for the course ranges between INR 4,000 and 4.5 Lacs.
The average monthly salary offered to such professionals ranges between INR 5,000 and 20,000 in India, increasing with experience and expertise.
|Examination Type||Year system|
|Eligibility||Graduation, (BASLP/ B.Sc. (Sp & Hg)/ B.Sc. in HLS) or equivalent (including an internship) from any RCI-recognized institution with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of a relevant entrance test|
|Average Course Fee||INR 4,000 to 4.5 lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 1.8 to 4 lakhs per year|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Special Schools, Hospitals, Research Centres, Community Clinics, Rehabilitation Clinics, Nursing Care Facilities, Government Organizations, Normal Schools, Centre for Disabled, etc.|
|Job Positions||Audiologist, Speech Therapist, Language Therapist, Consulting Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher/professor, Research Officers, and such.|
Students enrolled to the course are offered:
advanced lessons in audio and speech anatomy.
Ideal candidates for the course would possess:
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped||Kolkata||54,500|
|All India Institute of Speech and Hearing||Mysore||4,722|
|Bharathi Vidyapeeth University||Pune||3,00,000|
|Dr. M.V Shetty Institute for Speech and Hearing||Mangalore||40,000|
|Dr. S R Chandrahekhar Institute for Speech and Hearing||Bangalore||4.5 lakhs|
|Hellen Keller’s Training College for The Hearing Impairment||Secunderabad||60,000|
|Indian Institute of Health Education and Research||Patna||40,000|
|SRM University||Chennai||2.57 lakhs|
|Indian Institute of Health Sciences||Hyderabad||40,000|
|J M Institute of Speech and Hearing||Patna||60,000|
|Kerala University of Health Sciences||Thrissur||40,000|
|Maharashtra University of Health Sciences||Nasik||50,000|
|Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences||Manipal||2,40,000|
|MERF Institute of Speech and Hearing||Chennai||40,000|
|National Institute of Speech and Hearing||Thiruvananthapuram||12,500|
|Rehabilitation Council of India||Delhi||25,000|
|Samvaad Institute of Speech and Hearing||Bangalore||50,000|
|Sri Ramchandra University||Chennai||1,50,000|
|Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University||Chennai||60,000|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test. Often, some institutes offering the course in the country offer admission to eligible candidates based on their performance at the level of graduation.
Admission process generally varies across colleges.
Some such entrance tests conducted in the country for admission to the course are:
A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Advances in Speech Sciences||Advances in language Acquisition and Developmental Language Disorders|
|Perspectives in Fluency and Speech Disorders||Advances in Adult Language Disorders|
|Psychophysics of Audition||Clinical Phonology and Neuromotor Speech Disorders|
|Auditory Physiology||Speech Perception|
|Linguistics in Clinical Practices Independent Project||Seminars in Diagnostic Audiology|
|Advance Statistics and Research Methods||Seminars in Management of the Hearing Impaired|
|Clinical Work (Speech Pathology)||Dissertation|
|Clinical Work (Audiology)||Clinical Work (Speech Pathology)|
|-||Clinical Work (Audiology)|
Such professionals treat disorders in:
Audiology and Speech- Language Pathologists are typically hired as:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Audiologist||They render services in preventing, diagnosing, and providing certified research-based treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people belonging to all age groups.||3.62 lakhs|
|Speech Therapist||They work to prevent, assess, diagnose, provide treatment for speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders to patients belonging to all age groups.||1.8 lakhs|
Besides teaching, they work with students who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (i.e. hearing or visual), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
They also treat conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental health needs, or a combination of these difficulties.
|Language Therapist||They treat infants and adults suffering from any sort of speech, language, and communication problems or problems in swallowing, drinking, or eating.||1.81 lakhs|
|Consulting Speech and Language Therapist||They cater to the patients/clients, write reports, provide proper treatment, liaise with doctors, physiotherapists, therapists, family members. They conducting therapy sessions with individual patients, families, or groups.||3.24 lakhs|
|Research Officer||They work with teams to work on the project goals, research methods, variables and other test requirements while the project is still in its planning stages. They are also responsible for collecting data and offering valuable recommendations.||4 lakhs|