BASLP (Bachelor in Audiology and Speech – Language Pathology)

Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology: What is it About?

The program combines both theoretical and practical components of study, and has been designed to offer to eligible candidates specialization in:

  • techniques and skills to diagnose and treat people with speech and hearing disorders
  • normal and abnormal aspects of voice, speech and language.
  • techniques used in identifying individuals with hearing loss.
  • differential diagnoses of auditory disorders.
  • diagnoses of disorders of middle ear, inner ear, auditory nerve, and the central auditor nervous system.
  • management of voice, speech, and language disorders.
  • Identifying and treating disarticulation, stuttering, speech and language problems.
  • treating hearing impairment, autism, laryngectomy, stroke/paralysis, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and learning disorders.
  • eliminating speech and hearing disorders.
  • pursuing advanced research in the discipline.

Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing further studies in the discipline may go for higher courses such as M.A, M. Sc., MBA, or doctoral research in the subject.

Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the important highlights of the course.

Course Level Undergraduate
Duration 4 Years
Minimum Eligibility Criteria 10+2 from a recognized educational Board
Admission Process Merit-based/ Based on performance in entrance exam
Examination Type Semester System
Total Course Fee INR 20k to 4 Lacs
Major Entrance Test AIIMS UG, NEET UG, PGIMER UG, JIPMER UG, Manipal University Entrance Test, etc.
Top Recruiters/Fields Academic Universities, Hearing Conservation Program in Industries, Normal Schools, Medical Hospitals, Medical Clinics, Private & Government Hospitals, Hearing Aid Industries, Cochlear Implant Industries, Research Field, Government Agencies, Practicing Physicians, NGOs, and such.
Job Positions Audiology Reader, Speech Pathology Reader, Speech Pathologist, Speech Audiologist, Audiometry Technician, Clinical Supervisor, Teacher, Lecturer, Audiologist, among others such.
Average Initial Salary INR 2.5 to 7 Lacs

Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology: Admission Process

Most institutes in India offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test, conducted at any of State, national, and institutional levels, followed by a subsequent counseling process.

As a part of the process of counseling, students are required to clear two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is examined. A merit list is subsequently released by the institute, allocating seats to qualifying candidates.

Some institutes also admit students based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the 10+2 level, while some conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

Listed below are some of the major entrance examinations conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • AIIMS UG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER UG Entrance Exam
  • NEET UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER UG Entrance Exam
  • Manipal University Entrance Exam
  • GGSIPU UG Entrance Exam

Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology: Syllabus & Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

Semester I

Semester II

Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology Basic Acoustics
Introduction to Pathology Basic Electronics
Basic Human Anatomy Introduction to Linguists
Physiology Psychology related to Speech
Fluency and its disorders Adult Neuro-communication disorders

Semester III

Semester IV

Psychology related to Hearing Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Clinical Work (Speech Pathology) Voice and Laryngectomy
Clinical Work (Audiology) Diagnostic Audiology
Childhood Communication Disorders Amplification and Assistive Devices for the hearing impaired.
Neuro-motor Speech Disorders Rehabilitative Audiology

Semester V

Semester VI

Amplification for the hearing impaired Assistive Device for the hearing impaired.
Educational Audiology Basic Statistics and Research methods in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Otorhinolaryngology Clinical Work (Speech Pathology)
Community Oriented Professional Practices in Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Work (Audiology)
Noise Measurement and Hearing Conservation Pediatric Audiology
Clinical Work (Speech Pathology)

Semester VII

SemesterVIII

Students are posted for 6 months in house in speech and hearing department and associated hospitals and special schools. They are posted in various setups that are tied up with the respective institute.

Eligibility for Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology

Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfil the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Senior Secondary (10+2) qualification, in the Science stream, completed from a recognized educational Board.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the 10+2 level.
  • Physics, Chemistry, Math/ Biology as the main subjects of study at the 10+2 level.
  • Candidates awaiting their 10+2 examination’s results are also eligible to apply on provisional basis.

Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology: Admission Process

Most institutes in India offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test, conducted at any of State, national, and institutional levels, followed by a subsequent counseling process.

As a part of the process of counseling, students are required to clear two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is examined. A merit list is subsequently released by the institute, allocating seats to qualifying candidates.

Some institutes also admit students based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the 10+2 level, while some conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

Listed below are some of the major entrance examinations conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • AIIMS UG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER UG Entrance Exam
  • NEET UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER UG Entrance Exam
  • Manipal University Entrance Exam
  • GGSIPU UG Entrance Exam

Bachelor in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology: Career prospects

Qualified Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Specialists in India can find a number of gainful employment opportunities, since the requirement for such specialists in India far exceeds the supply.

Popular areas of employment include:

  • government and private hospitals
  • NGOs
  • health care establishments
  • hearing aid manufacturers
  • Academia- Teaching in special schools for such children.

Such professionals are professionally responsible for:

  • conducting clinical activities with patients.
  • dispensing hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
  • conducting speech & hearing research.
  • teaching at special schools and universities.

Successful graduates of the course interested in pursuing further studies in the discipline may later go for higher degree courses, such as:

  • M.A in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • M. Sc. in Molecular Pathogenesis
  • MBA in Healthcare Management
  • Doctoral/ research-related studies.
JOB PROFILE JOB DESCRIPTION AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
Audiologist Audiologists conduct clinical activities with patients and work in a variety of settings & areas, specializing in Auditory Balance, Geriatrics, Cochlear Implants, Pediatrics, Hearing Aids, Tinnitus, and Auditory Processing, among others such. INR 3 to 7 Lacs
Speech Pathology Reader Speech Pathology Readers are responsible for preventing, assessing, diagnosing, and treating speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Social communication disorders occur when an individual has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. INR 2 to 5.7 Lacs
Clinical Supervisor Clinical Supervisors are professionally responsible for overseeing individual casework and professional issues of employees. Also, they promote the development of counseling skills and approaches through assessments and evaluations. They are also responsible for addressing ethical and legal issues within mental health counseling. INR 2.5 to 5 Lacs
Lecturer in Special Schools Lecturers in Special Schools are responsible for teaching small groups of pupils within, or outside the class. They prepare lessons, adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils, and use special equipment, such as computers and audiovisual materials in order to stimulate interest in learning They employ specialist skills, such as teaching Braille to students with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments. Additionally, they assess children suffering from short-term or long-term learning difficulties, etc. INR 3 to 6 Lacs
Teacher Teachers are professionally responsible for creating lesson plans and teaching those plans to the entire class, individually to students or in small groups. They create tests, create and reinforce classroom rules, track student progress, and work with school administration in preparing students for standardized tests, and such. INR 2 to 4.5 Lacs
Researcher Researchers essentially monitor progress of research projects and coordinate information between departmental sections. They perform a wide and complex variety of assays, test & studies, and carry out highly specialized and advanced experiments for better methods in the treatment of people with speech and hearing disorders. Also, they collect, prepare, analyze, and evaluate specimens and/or tissue cultures. INR 3 to 7.5 Lacs