|The Institute for
the Physically Handicapped (IPH), located in New Delhi, functions under
the administrative and financial control of the Ministry of Social Justice
& Empowerment, Government of India. The Institute was set up on 12th
November, 1976 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
The main aims and objectives of the Institute are to develop manpower
in the field of rehabilitation and also to serve the orthopedically
handicapped of all age groups.
To achieve the main objective of developing manpower of rehabilitation
personnel, the Institute conducts the following courses:
- B.Sc (Hons.) in Physiotherapy (3 years and 6 months).
- B.Sc (Hons.) in Occupational Therapy (3 years and 6 months).
- B.Sc (Hons) Physical Therapy (Post Diploma - One year duration).
- B.Sc (Hons.) Occupational Therapy (Post Diploma - One year
- Diploma Course in Prosthetic and Orthotic Engineering (2 years and 6
The Institute runs Outpatient services for persons with disabilities
like paraplegia, hemiplegia, arthritis, cerebral palsy, post polio
residual paralysis, congenital anomalies, etc.
Patients availing facilities in the Outpatient department are examined
and evaluated by a multi disciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists.
- Occupation therapy OPD
In the outpatient department, patients with various disabilities like
poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, hemeplegia, arthritis, spinal injuries
etc. are assessed, evaluated and given treatment using purposeful
activities to improve or restore their functional capabilities impaired
by disease or injury.
- Occupation therapy OPD
Physiotherapy outpatient department of the Institute is equipped with
modern electrotherapy and exercise therapy equipment. Besides teaching
and training of student therapists, a wide range of patients suffering
from neurological, muscular and skeletal disorders are treated here.
- Speech therapy OPD
The Speech therapy OPD has equipment for the examination and treatment
of patients with hearing and speech disorders.
In the Workshop artificial limbs, aids and appliances are fabricated
and assembled for fitting according to the individual and specific needs
of patients suffering from disabilities of Neuro-musculo-skeletal origin.
It also has tailoring, carpentry and painting sections. In the workshop
the students studying for the Diploma in Prosthetic & Orthotic Engineering
are provided with practical training on learning skills of Prosthetic and
Orthotic Engineering Technology.
Implementation of Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Fitting
The Institute is an implementing agency for the scheme of Assistance to
the Disabled persons sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice &
Empowerment. In the year 1994-95 the institute supplied aids and
appliances worth Rs 62.83 lakhs to 2997 beneficiaries.
Special Education School
The Special Education School is meant for children with severe
orthopedic handicaps. The school provides education up to the primary
level and is recognized by the Education Department of the Municipal
Corporation, Delhi. The aim of the Special School is to provide education
and physical rehabilitation facilities, simultaneously.
The Institute has a library to meet the requirements of students, staff
and guest faculty. There are 6616 books on various medical and
The Institute has a medium sized printing press.