In 2013 we decided that it was necessary to understand external trends in order to enrich our curriculum delivery. A nascent international cell was created. Initially the efforts were focused to invite physiotherapists working overseas to come as guest lecturers. As a result of these programs one of our students received a coveted and prestigious scholarship from university of Otago and is presently pursuing his masters
Following these initiatives we decided to solicit students from abroad for short term and formal training.
Through the efforts of the international cell, the collaboration between JSS Academy of higher education and research and La Trobe University was tapped and we had several productive interactions.
The international cell also facilitated research exchanges. Notable in this area are collaborations on cross cultural validation of a tool developed by Dr Kavitha Raja and associates to screen the development of in hand manipulation skills in children. Collaborations are underway in 4 countries to date.
Other international exchanges include collaboration on curricular innovations of the college.
Test Of In - Hand Manipulation Skills(TIMS)
In short the international cell has facilitated meaningful and rich exchanges in clinical, academic and research areas.
|Muhamd Munir , Libya
|Ujjwal Dotel, Nepal
|Benjamin Fink, Vienna, Austria
|Team from La Trobe University, Australia
|International scholarship awardees
|Jerin Mathew, University of Otago
|International conference grants
|Dr Kavitha Raja, Pain congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Vijay Samuel Raj, Nephrology Society, Seoul Korea
|Prashanth VM, Nephrology Society, Seoul Korea
|(Test of in hand manipulation skills)
|Annelize Malan, South Africa
|Putri Dirgantara, Indonesia
|Sognnes, Margunn, Norway
|Josiane Caron Santha, Quebec, Canada
|La Trobe University
|Short term research projects
|2 Collaborative PhD Program
|Continuing education in Low back pain (STOPS)
|Harikrishnan Ranganathan, Malaysia