ADMISSION

Santosh Occupational Therapy College (SOTC) was established in the year 1996. SOTC is attached with Santosh Medical College & Hospital, which is 700 bedded multispecialty & Super specialty Hospital. Occupational Therapy departments and labs are well equipped with all modern facilities.

SOTC is an affiliated college under Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, UP.

Santosh Occupational Therapy College (SOTC) is having well designed curriculum of international standards from World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) with value-based education.

Santosh Occupational Therapy College (SOTC) is first oldest and apex college of occupational therapy in Uttar Pradesh and WFOT and it is accredited from AIOTA (All India Occupational Therapist Association)

Santosh Occupational Therapy College has experienced, well-qualified, committed and motivated faculty. Departments have well-equipped OPD & clinics. In addition, there are a number of central facilities, which include a, Central library, and hostel facilities.

The Institute offers a healthy atmosphere and suitable student-teacher ratio to ensure that every student gets individual attention. The faculty at SOTC is known for high standard of academic excellence and vast teaching and clinical experience. The Institute hosts and conducts advanced teaching and training through workshops and interactive seminars, from time to time.

 

 The Santosh Occupational Therapy college is committed to promoting growth in quality education and health services.

Adequate emphasis is placed on clinical reasoning and scientific thought processing, clarity of expression and independence of judgment, ability to collect and analyse information and to correlate them. Classroom teaching is supplemented by active methods related to lecture method, interactive method, project-based learning, computer-assisted learning, experiential learning, seminars and micro teaching with demonstration and hands on discussions during clinics and seminars to enable them to develop personality, individuality and managerial skills to function either in solo practice or as a team leader when he begins his independent career.

 

'Occupational Therapy is a holistic evidence-based client- centered first contact and/or referral profession of modern health care system, based on science of occupation, with primary focus on purposeful goal-oriented activity/occupations, enhanced with the use of latest technological systems for evaluation, diagnosis, education and treatment of the patients (clients) of any age group, whose function(s) is (are) impaired by physical, psychosocial and cognitive impairments, development disorders, or the ageing process affecting their quality of life, with the aim to prevent disability, promote health & well-being and return to optimum occupational roles.

Specific occupational therapy services include but are not limited to: preventive health literacy, assessment & interventions in activities of daily living (ADL), work & productive activities, play, leisure and spiritual activities; functional capacity analysis, prescription, designing and training in the use of assistive technology, adaptive equipment & splints, and environmental modifications to enhance functional performance

As Occupational Therapy is a global profession, we will develop programmes for collaborating with other Indian and overseas institutions and universities for both faculty and staff exchange and training programs in order to orient staff and students on advance assessment and treatment skills which will eventually benefit the patients of our community and country at large.

The motto of the Institute is to improve the quality of life of our clients. And convert “Liabilities into Assets” for patients, family and country at large.

COURSE GOALS:

At the end of the training in the Bachelors’ Course, student should be able to

Render therapy to chronically sick & disabled both physically as well as mentally challenged & achieve maximum physical, mental & functional & vocational independence for them.

Appreciate rationale of different therapeutic modalities & use them appropriately

Diagnose disability and manage common impairment problems of the individual and the community & make timely decisions for referral to specialized clinics.

Develop assessment skills using common standardized instruments to achieve psychosocial rehabilitations.

Demonstrate skills in monitoring the National Health Programme & orient to provide preventive, curative & rehabilitative services for community-based rehabilitation (C.B.R.)

Use biomechanical & pathophysiological principles to design alterations in common orthotic devices & to fabricate hand orthosis & self-help adaptations.

Assist in the management of emergencies in medical, surgical, neonatal and paediatric conditions by rendering appropriate procedures.

Develop consultative role for the health & family welfare services in existing socio-economic, political & cultural environment as a part of C.B.R.

 Use effectively ‘job modification’ techniques in work place based on ergonomic principles to achieve good quality of life in community.

Use early intervention programme for neonates & school children to prevent secondary changes & learning disabilities.

Use functional analysis index & correlate it with disability evaluation to aid in workman’s compensation & other legal procedures as per the social legislature.

Name: Prof. Dr. R.K Sharma

Designation: Dean Paramedical Allied Health Sciences & Principal Santosh Occupational Therapy College

About (Mention Highlights):

An ambitious, self-made, work alcoholic but down to earth person. Professional life gives you exposure, confidence & sense of achievement. I believe the fulfilment one gets from one’s work is very important for wellbeing.

  • have worked as an occupational therapist for the past 45 years, In these years, I have worked with hundreds of geriatric patients, designing and executing treatment plans for clients with fractures, hip and knee replacements, CVAs, burns and amputations. I have also worked with paediatric patients, providing acute care OT services for children with a variety of traumas, surgeries, and illnesses. Through all of these experiences, I have developed not only technical skills but also necessary soft skills such as patience and clear communication.
  • Apart from being Professional additional Administrative responsibilities have been entrusted upon me such as HOD at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Developed PG courses at Jamia Hamdard University .and developed and organised the paramedical & Allied health sciences Faculty at Santosh.

Experience: 45 years Teaching and Clinical

Qualification: Graduated from AIIMS in 1974 gold medallist,

Post-graduation from Nagpur govt university And

PhD from MGVU, Jaipur

Diploma in Sports Medicine

Fellowship in Advance Neuro - Rehabilitation

Awards/Recognitions:

  1. Recipient – Occupational therapy professional excellence award from AIOTA 1993.
  2.  Recipient – Fellow of academic council of occupational therapy (FACOT) in 1994.
  3. Elected as President of AIOTA for the year 1994 – 2002. (4 consecutive terms).
  4. Dean Academic council of occupational therapy 2004 – 2007,
  5. Editor Indian journal of occupational therapy (IJOT 1994 – 2002),
  6. Nominated delegate to WFOT from 1994 – 2002.
  7. WFOT representative 51st session of WHO regional committee for south – east Asia New Delhi in September 1998,
  8. crown of OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY in 2013 by president AIOTA,
  9. Transformational leader awarded by Santosh university in 2016,
  10. Present Executive member of AIOTA 2016 – 2020.
  11. Chairman – committee of physiotherapy and occupational therapy council, Delhi govt. On minimum standard of education in occupational therapy.
  12. Coordinator of subcommittee of ccs university for ordinance, rules, regulations & syllabus for MOT/MPT programmes.
  13. U.G.C govt OF India expert committee member to draft “uniform curriculum and syllabus for U.G & p.G occupational therapy profession.
  14. Member of U.G.C expert review committee to review the universities.

Research/Publications: 20 National & international papers. PIONEER IN DEVELOPING EVALUATION OF FUNCTIONAL PERCENTAGE DISABILITY IN INDIAN CONDITION. Worked as co-investigator in the research project entitled “Evaluation of the Functional percentage disability of unilateral involvement of hand in light of Indian conditions” sponsored by ICMR (Oct. 1981 to Sep 1983) (*and this disability evaluation method is used by WHO & all over India for evaluation of disability). Having national & international publications in the field of rehabilitation

Areas of Interest:

  1. Research in field of Musculoskeletal
  2. Designing Splints
  3. Sports Injury
  4. Neuro Rehabilitation
  5. Ergonomics

 

Name: Dr. Shivani Bhardwaj

Designation: Assistant Professor

About (Mention Highlights):

My vision is to work with creativity and insight in the areas of Research and Development for the betterment of occupational therapy profession specially in the field of Neurological Conditions.

My Passion about creativity and innovation in the field of occupational therapy gives me a job satisfaction, as it helps in solving the patient’s problem. Adept Occupational therapist with three years of practice experience. Dedicated to exemplary patient outcomes and following all necessary procedures with the use of the latest trainings and technology. Strong focus on listening to and addressing patient concerns and answering all questions in terms patients can easily understand.

I am highly motivated & qualified occupational therapy professional with a passion for promoting health & wellbeing at work & in everyday life.

Experience: 3.5 year Teaching &Clinical experience

Qualification:

Graduated from Santosh occupational therapy college, post-graduation from Santosh occupational therapy college, gold MEDALIST and recently PhD scholar at Santosh deemed to be university.

Fellowship in advance neuro rehabilitation

Awards/Recognitions

Awards

Gold medallist, in MOT (NEUROLOGY)

Membership:

Life member of AIOTA, ACOT, LIFE MEMBER OF UPAIOTA

Position held in association

Executive member of up branch of AIOTA

Appreciations

Organizing committee member and co – Ordinator for OTICON 2015 at AIIMS, new Delhi in 2015.

Appreciation for working as an Dynamic Occupational therapist & rendering services in OT profession in 2016.

Organizing co – convener for PAMOT organized by UP AIOTA branch and SEPHL & ACOT in 2016.

Organizing co – convener for PAMOT organized by UPAIOTA branch and Santosh occupational therapy college & ACOT in 2017.

Organizing convener for PAMOT organized by UPAIOTA branch and Santosh occupational therapy college & ACOT in 2019.

Research/Publications: paper presentation at OTICON 2019 at Chandigarh

Areas of Interest: Research in

 

  1. Neuro Rehabilitation
  2. Ergonomics
  3. Sensory Integration Disorder
  4. Burns
  5. NICU
  6. Stroke
  7. Geri care
  8. Developmental Delay
  9. Acute trauma care
  10. Cognitive rehablitation

 

 

Name: Dr. Rekha

Designation: Assistant Professor

About (Mention Highlights): Passionate about my work. I am always eager to learn new skills
I believe my strengths are that I am a person who can work harder under a lot of stress.
Hard work doesn’t disturb me. Skills learned in occupational therapy have given me great satisfaction after practising them over the patient for better results.

Experience:  6 months Clinical & Teaching experience

Qualification:

Graduated from Santosh occupational therapy college, post-graduation from Santosh occupational therapy college, gold MEDALIST.

Awards/Recognitions

Awards

Gold medallist, in MOT (Paediatrics)

Membership:

Life member of AIOTA, ACOT, LIFE MEMBER OF UPAIOTA

Areas of Interest:

 

  1. Paediatric Rehabilitation
  2. NICU
  3. Sensory Integration Disorder
  4. Muscular Dystrophy
  5. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  6. Developmental Coordination Disorder

 

 

Name: Dr. Seema Choudhary

Designation: Assistant Professor

About (Mention Highlights): I am responsible and versatile person, likes to work systematically. I like to keep up positive attitude and have ability to learn from mistakes. I am very much dedicated to my profession

Experience:  6 months Clinical & Teaching experience

Qualification:

Graduated from Santosh occupational therapy college, post-graduation from Santosh occupational therapy college.

Awards/Recognitions

Membership:

Life member of AIOTA, ACOT, LIFE MEMBER OF UPAIOTA

Areas of Interest:

  1. Neuro Rehabilitation
  2.  Autism Spectrum Disorder
  3. Learning Disorder
  4. Stroke                                 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Occupational Therapy helps individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, or populations to develop strategies and opportunities to maximize the engagement in one’s 'occupations' includes things people need to, want to and are expected to do according to their living context. Occupational Therapists use a scientific approach based on evidence and clinical reasoning for their decision-making process.

Such a decision making process involves multiple steps such as

  • Assessment
  • Planning an individual / beneficiary specific intervention
  • Implementation of the proposed intervention
  • Monitoring
  • Modifying the intervention based on the input from monitoring
  • Re-evaluating the client / beneficiary of occupational therapy services


 

Occupational Therapists serve all age groups and every condition/ pathology that may cause or pose a risk to limit "occupational" (human) performance. OTs has well-established clinical roles globally. Practice areas include-

  • 1.Children & Youth
  • 2.Productive Aging
  • 3.Mental Health
  • 4.Rehabilitation, Disability & Participation
  • 5.Work & Industry
  • 6.Health & Wellness &
  • 7.Community Based Rehabilitation
  • 8. Sports Injury
  • 9. Industrial Rehabilitation
  • 10. Disaster Management
     

  1. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2012
  2. OTICON 2013" Trivandrum, Kerala on 26, 27 & 28 0f February 2013.

Theme- Research informed occupational therapy in health care

Participated in:

  1. Solo Dance Performance
  2. Duet dance Performance
  3. Poster presentation
  1. OTICON 2014 Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Theme – Living life to the fullest – An Occupational Therapy Perspective

  1. Solo dance
  2. Group Dance
  3. Poster presentation
  4. Fashion show
  5. Duet singing performance
  1. OTICON 2015 Organized by: UP Branch of AIOTA and Santosh University

Theme: Occupational Therapy: Contribution to national productivity

  1. Non- Competitive group dance
  2. Competitive group dance
  3. Group singing
  4. Solo dance
  5. Fashion show

5. OTICON 2016 Organized by Chennai

Theme: Innovations in Occupational therapy: The key toward excellence

  1. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2016
  2.  OTICON 2017 Organized by Jaipur

Theme: Occupational Therapy: Glories of past and challenges for the future

  1. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2017

8] OTICON 2018 Organized by Nagpur (16- 18 feb 2018)

Theme: Occupational therapy – Independence, Empowerment, Inclusion

9] OTICON 2019 Organized by AIOTA in collaboration with Occupational therapy department, PGIMER, Chandigarh (8 – 10 Feb 2019)

Theme: Interdisciplinary approach towards a comprehensive health care

Paper Presentation by Dr. Shivani Bhardwaj in Best paper for Neurosciences

  1. Organised fellowship in Advance Neuro rehabilitation with in Collaboration with ACOT & GB Pant Hospital
  2. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2019

12] OTICON 2020 Organized by Occupational therapy school & centre, Seth GSMC & KEMH, Parel, Mumbai in collaboration with Mumbai branch of AIOTA

Theme: “Cognition, Mobility, Stability, Ability”- Towards functional independence

Paper Presentation by Dr. Akshay Kumar Joshi in Best paper for Neurosciences