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Postgraduate Diploma in Early Intervention

Children with developmental delays will show significant improvement if they are detected early and professional services rendered at an early age. These services are trans-disciplinary in nature and holistic in approach covering child development, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and family intervention. This course is affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad.
The professionals have a scope of working in

» Pediatric units of hospitals, pediatric clinics, child guidance clinics, at risk follow up clinics, child development centre, rural primary health centre and district health centre.

» Comprehensive rehabilitation centre, service centre for persons with visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental retardation, cerebral palsy and locomotor disability.

» Early intervention centre, pre-school and nursery programmes.

Minimum Eligibility Conditions: The applicant should :

1.Candidates who have passed MBBS, BMR or BRS (MR), or B.Ed in Special Education,


Masters in Child Development or Bachelors in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy


Masters in Child Psychology with 50% aggregate marks in case of general & OBC candidates, 40% marks in case of SC & ST candidates are eligible to apply for this course.

For Foreign Nationals

1) 15% of the total intake approved by the Council to be allocated as supernumerary seats for management quota for all the above said programmes at graduate levels.

2) 15% of the total intake approved by the Council to be allocated as supernumerary seats for foreign/ NRI quota.

The fee structures for foreign students are as under.

(I) Fee for Indian national – at the existing fee rate.

(II) Foreign national from the SAARC and African countries – Five times of the existing fees.

(III) Foreign nationals outside the SAARC countries – Fifteen times of the existing fees


While no minimum and maximum age is prescribed, preference will be given to those below 35 years of age.

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