The National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (NIRTAR) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. It is located in a beautiful rural area at Olatpur at a distance of 30 Kms. from Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. It conducts three Bachelor Degree courses in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics, two Postgraduate courses in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. It also has an accreditation for DNB in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of National Board of Examination (NBE), New Delhi. It also conducts short orientation courses, Continuing Medical Education courses for rehabilitation professionals, awareness programmes for the functionaries of Govt. and Non-Govt., Persons with disabilities and their relatives etc. It has a hospital, wards with 100 beds, operation theatres, x-ray and pathological investigations, physio-occupational therapy services, clinical psychology and vocational counselling, speech and audiology, fabrication of rehabilitation of aids and appliances. It provides total medical rehabilitation for the persons with locomotor disabilities.
It has a subcentre at Dhenkanal, established ten District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs) in Bihar, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Composite Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) at Guwahati and served as a facilitator in establishing Regional Spinal Injury Centre at Cuttack.
It conducts rehabilitation camps in a rural, remote and interior areas of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarch, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and North-Eastern States to provide rehabilitation services (fabrication and fitment, distribution of rehabilitation aids and appliances, surgical camps) to the door steps of the persons with disabilities who can not go to bigger cities. It has a good library, information and documentation service facility to disseminate information in the fields of disability, rehabilitation and related areas.Provides consultancy services to Govt. and Non-Govt.Organisation in setting/providing rehabilitation services.
During Indo-Pak wars there were a large scale casualties in military personnel and civilians resulting increase of disabled. To rehabilitate the civilian physically disabled, Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Govt. of India Enterprise was established at Kanpur with the help of experienced army professionals (retired/in-service) worked at Artificial Limb Centre (ALC), Pune. It was felt necessary to train technical professionals for fabrication and fitment of artificial limbs as per the requirement of patients out of readymade components/accessories manufactured by ALIMCO. Hence, a unit for manpower development was created in the name of Directorate of Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre (DALFC) in March 1974 and started functioning at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. Subsequently it was shifted to a rented building in Safdarjung Enclave under direct supervision of Dr. Balu Sankaran, the then Head of Orthopaedics Department, Safdarjung Hospital who was also the Ex-Officio Chairman of ALIMCO. Since its main objective was to impart training, its name was changed to Central Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Training (CIPOT). A small area of land near AIIMS, New Delhi was earmarked by the Govt. of India for its permanent establishment. During the visit of the then Hon'ble Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi to Orissa in 1975, Mrs. Nandini Satpathy the then Chief Minister of Orissa informed the PM that there was 16.5 acres of land with few buildings donated by late Shri Bijayram Mishra to Govt. of Orissa was available in the village, Olatpur of Cuttack District at 35 kms. from Cuttack/Bhubaneswar in a rural area which could be considered for the establishment of the Institute. On her return to New Delhi Mrs. Gandhi suggested to Dr. Sankaran who was her personal Surgeon to visit Olatpur and to find out the feasibility of starting the Institute in a rural area instead of establishing it in New Delhi where rehabilitation
The Institue was conceived to provide manpower to the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India and created in the name of Directorate of Artificial Limbs Fitting Centre (DALFC) in March 1974 and started functioning at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. When the Institute was shifted to a rented place in Safdarjung Enclave, its name was changed to Central Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Training (CIPOT) Following the offer of available land at Olatpur by former Orissa Chief Minister Nandini Satpathy during former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi's visit to Orissa, Indira suggested Balu Sankaran, Professor Emeritus at St Stephens Hospita and family surgeon to Indira Gandhi to study the feasibility of starting the Institute in Olatpur. The Institute was shifted from New Delhi to Olatpur in November 1975 and started functioning from 3rd December 1975 following the recommendations of Balu Sankaran. Subsequently the name of the Institute was changed from CIPOT to National Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Training (NIPOT) in 1976.
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National Institute of Rehabilitation Training of Research,Cuttack offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
National Institute of Rehabilitation Training of Research,Cuttack offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in OMD Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree View Details
National Institute of Rehabilitation Training of Research,Cuttack offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in M.Sc Occupational Therapy (MH.Sc)Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree View Details
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