SRM College of Occupational Therapy,SRM University, Chennai
SRM College of Occupational Therapy was started in the year 1996 under The Tamil Nadu Dr.Tamil Nadu MGR medical university. In the year 2004 the college was brought under the ambit of SRM University and same year PG program was started. SRM college is the only occupational Therapy college in Chennai, and only college to offer BOT,MOT and PhD programs. So far 15 batches of BOT students and 9 batches of PG students have passed out. The All-India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA) as well as World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) recognize SRM's occupational therapy program. These recognitions give a distinct advantage of being accepted at par in the world of medicine, which allows students to seek higher studies or employment abroad.The college has been accredited by National Accreditation Assessment Committee (NAAC). The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also ratified the course, which is vital for pursuing research projects. The undergraduate course and post graduate courses are recognized by the Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT). SRM University is one of the top ranking universities in India with over 40,000 students and more than 2600 faculty across all the campus, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities.Most of these courses are offered in close collaboration with foreign universities.80% of students are from outside Tamil Nadu, with students from Europe, China and other countries.Over 150 students sponsored to 35 foreign universities like MIT, Carnegie Mellon, UC Davis, Warwick and Western Australia in 2008-09.
With a view to impart quality education SRM University functions at three campuses.Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Trichy and NCR The main campus at Kattankulathur houses the SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center and SRM Hostel. The SRM hospital could accommodate 1200 in-patients with 25 specializations in PG education in medical science. The highlights of Kattankulathur Campus are as follows:
42 blocks, spread over 250 acres
The 3-star SRM Hotel with swimming pool, banquet halls
A Central Library with vast resources
Air-conditioned auditorium that can accommodate over 4,000 people
Information Technology and Knowledge Management supporting over 5,000 computer systems and IT applications of the University
Internet Connection - a dedicated leased line that keeps information flowing rapidly at 32 megabytes per second
Modern Lecture Halls & "Smart Classrooms"
Wireless-enabled lab and campus
Language Lab - specializing in English, German, Japanese, French & Chinese
Around 40 Buses - AC & non-AC - that ply regularly between the college and the city
15 Canteens - from fast-food to full-fledged cafeterias, spread throughout the campus
Retail outlets - Higginbothams book store, Airtel phone booths, Reynolds teller machines, Super Markets, Reliance Web world with Java Cafe - all within the campus
Prayer halls for all major religions.