Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Association of Respiratory Care and Institute of Allied Health Sciences, Srinivas University - March 2022

On Thursday, 31st March 2022 Institute of Allied Health Sciences, Srinivas University (SU-IAHS), and the Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of Respiratory Therapy (RT) & Allied Health Sciences educational programs.

MoU Signed by Srinivas University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr. P. S. Aithal, and the General Secretary (GS) of IARC, Mr. Jithin K Sreedharan (for the President of IARC) in the presence of Dr. CA. A. Raghavendra Rao (Honorable Chancellor, Srinivas University), Dr. A. Srinivas Rao (Honorable Pro-Chancellor, Srinivas University), Prof. Dr. J. Satya Sai Kumar (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Srinivas University), Dr. Anil Kumar (Registrar, Srinivas University), Ms. Nandana Santhosh (Lecturer - RT) , In-charge of IAHS, Mrs. Swathi D and Course coordinator of RT, Ms. Kavya Shettigar K.

The MoU confirms to provide a framework of cooperation and understanding and to facilitate collaboration between the IARC and SU-IAHS to foster their shared goals and objectives related to the Allied Healthcare education and/or Respiratory Therapy program. It also aims to create a dynamic and sustained partnership network that will promote a simultaneous renewal of the program with a focus on student-centered learning and educator preparation such as clinical preceptorship programs.

Prior to the signing, there was a discussion on the importance of the Respiratory Therapy Program from both National and International perspectives and its extended scope, which was presented by GS-IARC. It was mentioned by the Hon-Chancellor about the lack of awareness about the Respiratory Therapy Program. GS coined the importance of Student outreach programs, at schools and colleges which would help in grabbing the attention or minds of students towards the RT Program. He mentioned this will help to increase the number of dynamic students opting for AHS & RT programs as their first choice. The Hon. VC mentioned that Respiratory Therapists (RTs) have or got worldwide job opportunities, they are not only restricted to the hospital or clinical settings, but they can also work as teaching faculty, marketing, or companies related to respiratory therapy/medical devices, and sleep centers and many more. The GS also gave assurance towards enhancing excellence in all areas as it prepares students for future success in both their education and their career. He highlighted the outstanding research support that IARC is providing to the students of its affiliated institutions, and the importance of developing a research culture in undergraduate AHS education. 

Following the discussion, Honorable Chancellor of Srinivas University, Dr. CA. A. Raghavendra Rao stated his desire to see students from SU-IAHS benefiting from IARC in every aspect of the MoU, and he assured to facilitate future initiatives. 

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In pursuit of this mission, our primary goals include:

  1. Foster the practice of Respiratory Therapy of high caliber, with compassion for the relief of suffering of those with a variety of respiratory ailments, within and outside the intensive care units.

  2. Promoting high quality formal training in institutions that have the necessary infrastructure.

  3. Facilitate continuing education by holding conferences, meetings, workshops etc. to hone the skills of the practicing Respiratory Therapists.

  4. Engage in advocacy for the promotion of the field of respiratory therapy within the medical fraternity, with the various governmental/statutory bodies and the public.

  5. Unite and enlist respiratory therapists of India as members of the association and solicit their support to achieve the objectives of the association.