‘Education for employment is our rationale’

Physiotherapy provides students ample opportunities in the health care industry and hence the need to provide specialised training with modern techniques.

Published: September 2, 2013 5:57:18 am

What need does DPO’s NETT College of Physiotherapy address?

DPO’s NETT College of Physiotherapy,recognised by the Government of Maharashtra and approved by IAP and affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences,Nashik (Maharashtra),was set up to fulfil the strong need among students in Thane and nearby areas for an institution that would not only provide the best education in physiotherapy with modern machines and techniques and to provide them career-oriented opportunities to earn a decent livelihood. Deep Paramedical Organisation (DPO) is a registered trust formed by me as its chairperson in 1995 to offer paramedical courses. We started with a batch of 50 students; after its success,NETT College of Physiotherapy was set up in 2008.

Physiotherapy provides students ample opportunities in the health care industry and hence the need to provide specialised training with modern techniques and equipment. We have tied up with esteemed hospitals like M T Agrawal Municipal Hospital (Mulund),Swatantraveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Municipal Hospital (Mulund),National Burns Centre (Navi Mumbai),Tata Memorial Hospital (Parel),Saifee Hospital (Churni Road) and Masina Hospital (Byculla) for internship and clinical posting.

What is the objective of the college? What makes it unique?

Our main objective is to offer uniqueness in the field of physiotherapy and to fulfil the increasing demand of qualified physiotherapists in India as well as abroad. We also strive to provide complete practical training to students in a modern equipped physiotherapy department. We are committed to development of professional and technical education and establish a job-oriented institute of physiotherapy in the state. We provide a friendly academic atmosphere for the faculty,staff and students for self-development. We have an experienced and qualified faculty selected by a panel of experts

DPO’s NETT College of Physiotherapy provides optimum blend of meditation,human values,cultural heritage and technical education.

How do you see the college five years down the line?

I would like DPO’s NETT College of Physiotherapy to be the most prefered institution not only in Thane and surrounding areas but also within the district in terms of the best education imparted,values and culture instilled in the students. Education for Employment — the rationale of the institution — will appeal to the students opting for a career as a paramedic.

What are the assessment procedures and what is being done for weaker students?

Periodic assessment of students is done both internally as well as externally for theory and practicals. Practical experience gained through in-plant training in various hospitals is also considered for evaluation by external observers.

Students are given special attention and training and coached in a manner that they find themselves at par with other students. The faculty is trained to handle each student according to his or her strengths and help students to cope with the curriculum.

The assessment procedures are transparent and help students to come out with flying colours in their educational journey.

What facilities do you provide students?

We have an equipped Electro and Exercise Department with modern facilities,a well-stocked library,wireless internet connectivity,hostel for students from other states and distant areas,transport in the form of college bus to students commuting between the hospital and college during their posting and during the students’ visit to physiotherapy camps organised outside the campus and a mess with good,nourishing and hygienic food. We have qualified and committed faculty with conceptional teaching methods providing a different way of learning to students with a happy and supportive environment.

DPO’s NETT College of Physiotherapy offers BPTH (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) to students and plans are already on to offer MPTH (Masters Degree in Physiotherapy).

What recreational facilities are provided?

Excellent facilities are provided for both indoor and outdoor games and sports meets are organised every year.

Students are taken for in-plant training at reputed hospitals we have tied up.

Various seminars are organised for students on an ongoing basis by experts in physiotherapy.

Annual day and cultural day give students an opportunity to bring out their talent.

Picnics are arranged for students to defuse stress.

What place do moral values have in the development of students?

Moral values play a very important role in the development of our students and our institution is pledged to instill moral values in each and every student. Right from the management to the faculty and students,moral values are practised,taught and respected. This has been the most precious aspect of this institution for we have been able to give students not only the best standards of education but also nurtured in them our moral values that will stay with them for life. Respect for the faculty,parents,elders,honesty,integrity,politeness,humility are instilled in them to make them respectable citizens.

What is the status of placements for your students?

We at DPO’s NETT College of Physiotherapy are proud to announce that we have been able to ensure 100 per cent placement for students. We have tied up with leading hospitals to ensure placement for each student. Campus interviews by renowned national and international companies are arranged by the placement cell for the final placement of students as management trainees. Summer training assignments are arranged for the First Year and Second Year students.

The main aim of the placement cell is to act as a contact place and facilitator to arrange campus visits and conduct of recruitment process for prospective employers. The cell also seeks opportunities for the betterment of the institute and industry interaction through Institute-Industry-Interaction programmes and by inviting experts from the industry and related fields to deliver guest lectures and provide guidance to students for better placement and career opportunities.

What is the college doing for the society?

Blood donation camps are organised regularly in our OPD and Free Physiotherapy Check Up Camps are organised for people. Diagnosis and treatment are offered to them at a very nominal rate of Rs 50 as part of the institution’s commitment to the society and people of Thane.

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