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Departments - Occupational Therapy | Physio Therapy | Prosthetic & Orthotic | PMR | Research & Development | SER | Nursing
Prosthetic & Orthotic
Prosthetics and Orthotics is the horizon of modern treatment and rehabilitative modality that deals with the orthopaedic and neuromuscular disorders and insufficiencies including congenital loses and accidental or traumatic amputations. It returns the handicapped individual from his own world of darkness of sufferings to the real world as an able individual capable to serve the society and thus reachieve the dignity, esteem and self-sufficiency. It enables the individual, once again, to view the world as it is. The person watches the birds that fly by, feels the gentle bridge that flows without concentrating only on the step ahead and the pains.
Prosthetics & Orthotics

Prosthetics implies the science dealing with artificial replacement of lost body part either congenitally or due to amputation which includes total limbs, figures, partial hand, partial foot, eyes, nose, ear, breast, etc.

Orthotics implies the science dealing with mechanical correction of orthopaedic deformities, realignment, redirection of lines of force action in the body, support of weak parts, prevention of unwanted movement, relieving weight born by certain body parts, etc.

The discipline of Prosthetics and Orthotics is indispensable in the field of modern treatment without which the total rehabilitation of the orthopaedically handicapped individuals is incomplete.
. To develop manpower in the field of rehabilitation by undertaking long term program of 4 years BPO course and 2 years MPO course and short term courses for qualified professionals and other health and rehabilitation personels.
. Evaluate, assess, plan and execute prosthetic and orthotic treatment to patients attending the department.
. To offer education, training, work-adjustment and such other rehabilitation services as the society may deem fit to disabled persons with associated problems.
. To undertake Research and Developmental activities.
. To organize camps to serve the patients living in the interior part of the country.
. Providing cosmetic restorative prostheses.
1. Academic activity
2. Clinical Services
3. Outreach Services
1. Academic Activity :
Academic Activity
Long-term courses:
• Bachelors degree course in Prosthetics & Orhtotics (BPO) of 4 years duration with intake capacity of 28 candidates. The minimum educational qualification for the entry is 50% marks at 10+2 level with Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics. This course is affiliated to West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. And recogonised by Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi.
• Masters degree course in Prosthetics & Orthotics (MPO) of 2 years duration. The minimum educational qualification for the entry is 50% marks at BPO. This course is affiliated to West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
• Apart from classroom lectures, clinical and practical demonstrations, regular seminars, case presentations, journal discussions, etc. are also arranged for BPO students, interns & MPO students. Final year B.P.O. Students are compulsorily required to carry out a Project Work which institutes them to invent a innovative prosthetic or orthotic design.

The students are also encouraged to bring their projects forward at various conferences and seminars.

Students after completing their BPO course are successfully placed in different hospitals / Institutes / Rehabilitation centers / NGO within the country, multinational companies who are catering rehabilitation services in India and abroad.
Admission Procedure:
Admissions are held through a national level entrance test for BPO and MPO. The Admission Notice usually published in the leading Newspapers or Employment News in the month of May-June every year. The session usually starts from July-August. Detailed information may be obtained from the Institute.
Short term courses:
Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics conducts short orientation courses (CRE) for qualified Prosthetic & Orthotic professionals of the country producing further up gradations.
Higher Studies :
After the completion of post graduation option of Ph.D. is also available in India & abroad.
Job of a Prosthetist and Orthotist:
Prosthetist and Orthotist are those who are qualified at the professional level after the completion of recognized of bachelor degree course (4 years) which is recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). Prosthetist and Orthotist deal with Locomotor disabled patient like post polio residual paralysis (PPRP), hemiplegia, paraplegia, tetraplegia, fracture, spinal disorder, neck fracture, C.T.E.V., all types of foot deformities, arthritis, congenital anomalies, amputees etc. To provide the Prosthetics and Orthotics devices according to the patient need as mentioned above. It is also the responsibility of Prosthetist and Orthotist to trained the patient to make them independent in the society. So, that PwLDs will be no more dependent rather can serve the society in better way.
2. Prosthetic and Orthotic Services:
The Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics renders services to Out Door and indoor patients. Qualified Professional are responsible for the treatment and fitment of the patient. It includes:
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation and Planning
  • Fabrication
  • Trial and Patient Training
  • Final finishing
  • Follow up
  Prosthetic and Orthotic Services
3. Outreach Services
The Outreach section conducts camps in the interior parts of the country to provide aids and appliances to the Persons with Disability of the society who are unable to come to the Institute get their required appliances. These activities are meant for better rehabilitative service in the field of P&O right among the Indian mass.
Facilities/ Lab Infrastructure
1. Prosthetic Lab
2. Orthotic Lab
3. Foot Wear Unit
4. P&O Clinic
5. Practical work shop
1. Prosthetic Lab
The Prosthetic Lab is equipped with modern morden Macinaries & Equipment.
2. Orthotic Lab
3. Foot Wear Unit
The shoe manufactring & modifications, padding of P&O items and other modifications related to P&O items are made in this unit.
4. P&O Clinc
The P&O assessment and Job allocation unit.
5. Practical Workshop
Well equipped workshop with all modern tools, equipments, machineries including proper arrangement for patients assessment/examination for the both UG and PG students in terms of to meet the International standard.
Faculty :
1. Dr. P.K. Lenka Assistant Professor(P&O), HOD
2. Mr. T.Dutta Lecturer, Orthotic
3. Mr. S Bhattacharya Demonstrator
4. Mrs. R Dutta Demonstrator
5. Mr. A Patra Demonstrator
6. Mr. S. Samanta Jr. Prosthetist
7. Mr. P.K Bhattacharya Instructor
8. Mr. M Samanta Instructor
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