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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Six-Month Certificate Course in Geriatric Care 2009-10 (Full Time)

Greetings from ARDSI School of Geriatric Care Cochin, Kerala.

Application from interested candidates is invited for admission to Six-Month Certificate Course in Geriatric Care 2009-10 (Full Time) under Project National Initiative on Care for Elderly (NICE) of National Institute of Social Defence (NISD), an Autonomous Body under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India . This course has been conceptualized to develop a cadre of frontline geriatric caregivers (Geriatric animators) and Supervisory Level Personnel to meet the demand for providing skill based, field oriented trained personnel in Age Care in NGO Sector (National as well as International), Government/Corporate Sector, Academic Institutions, etc. The course covers subjects like Social Gerontology, Basic Geriatrics, Applied Geriatrics, and Geriatric Nursing.

ARDSI School of Geriatric Care, a project of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India is a Pioneer Institute in Geriatric Care. Since 1993 onwards we have been conducting various Certificate and Diploma Courses in Geriatric Care approved and supported by various Institutes like CMAI, RCI, Southern Cross Care Australia, Alzheimer’s Scotland, NISD, etc. The ARDSI School of Geriatric Care Cochin is very proud to conduct the third batch of the course at this time.

i. High School/Matriculation or any other Examination equivalent to Secondary Examination after a period of 10 years study;
Preference will be given to candidates working as Old Age Care Givers, Health Workers,Counsellors,Social Workers, Home Care Workers, Nursing Assistant or in Age
Care Agencies/Organisations.

ii. Age Limit: He/she should have completed the age of 18 years as on October 1, 2009 and should not be more than 45 years as on October 1, 2009.

No. of seats and Selection Criterion:
There are 30 seats for each Centre. There is no Course Fee.The course is purely non-residential and the selected candidates will have to make their own arrangements for board & lodging.

Selection will be made through a Common Aptitude Test (CAT) to be held at New
Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Agartala, Bangalore, Cochin and Coimbatore on Sunday,
January 10, 2010 followed by Group Discussion and Interview.
Interested Candidates may send their application in the prescribed form given in the Prospectus which can be had from Old Age Care Division, National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, West Block – 1, Wing – 3, First Floor, R. K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066 (Tel. 26106883) from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM on all working days during November 10, 2009 to December11,2009 by paying Rs. 50/- personally, or by sending Draft/Pay Order/Indian Postal Order for Rs. 80/-. The Draft/Pay Order should be in favour of The Director,National Institute of Social Defence, West Block – 1, Wing – 7, Ground Floor, R. K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066, payable at New Delhi.

Reservation of Seats
Fifteen percent of the seats are reserved for the scheduled caste candidates,7.5 percent seats for the scheduled tribe candidates,27% for the OBC candidates and 3 percent for the following categories of disabled who will be able to take up the job of Care Givers:

1. Persons with hearing impairment or low vision fitted with appropriate aids/assistive
devices to enable them to function with normal hearing, vision, speech etc.
2. Persons with minor disability in one of the lower or upper limb that does not restrict their job of care giving if fitted with appropriate appliances or even without it.

Forms would be available from November 10, 2009 and last date for receipt of the duly filled-in application is December 11 , 2009. Last date for receipt of Application from North – Eastern Region and Andaman & Nicobar Island is December 18, 2009. The forms can also be downloaded from the Website (www.nisd.gov.in) of the Institute. However, such forms duly filled in should be submitted alongwith the Draft for Rs. 80/- as explained earlier. Incomplete applications or the applications received after the last date or without Demand Draft/Pay Order will not be considered.

Application should be sent to Deputy Director, Old Age Care Division, West Block – 1,
Wing– 3, First Floor, R. K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066, so as to reach latest by December 11, 2009.


Babu Varghese
Course Coordinator
ARDSI School of Geriatric Care
Madavana Temple Road, Vennala.P.O
Kochi-28 Kerala, India.
Phone 0484 2808088, 09846198786, 09846198741
web site: www.alzheimer.org.in


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