It is time to celebrate students of SRM College of Occupational Therapy who have got placed as Occupational Therapists in the United States of America (USA) with attractive pay. Delighted at the success, students at a program in Chennai today said the training and exposure they received at the college helped them taste the success in the interview which involved group discussion and a one-to-one interview.
A group of 15 students of the Masters in Occupational Therapy course of the College were selected as Occupational Therapists and will be placed at Pleasanton in South California in the USA at an attractive pay package that ranges from USD 70,000 – 72,000 per annum which is equivalent to Rs.50 lakhs per annum in Indian currency.
G. Priya, A.Sapna, Gopika Nath, S. Boobalan, Mark A. Anthony Victor Patrick, Nasreen Fathima, Susan Deo, S.Hema, P. Nivodhini, S. Asmath Jahan, R. Sonia, Jesline Freeda, S.Sivapriya, and Shilpasree Garnaik are the students who won the placement during the overseas career opportunity session organized on 14 October this year by SRM Medical and Health Sciences Placement Cell.
Ed Theory, a certified Non-Public Agency and recruitment company in California were seeking occupational therapists to be placed as health professionals in schools and pediatric hospitals in California in USA. Gopika Nath, a student who won the placement said the curriculum at the college was in tandem with the latest requirements of the industry. Guidance from the faculty was very valuable, she said.
Ashmath Jahan, another student who got placed in the USA said their study at the institution also comprised exposure to practical nuances of the profession, curriculum, and teaching process ensuring they got a good hold on all nuances of Occupational Therapy.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (SRM Medical and Health Sciences) Dr. Lt Col A Ravikumar said the profession of Occupational Therapy had gained a good deal of prominence and it is about helping people get back to normal lives. The role of occupational therapists could not be undermined and training them was not an easy task.
He also added that it was a challenge and the work done in generating professionals in the field of occupational therapy at the institution was commendable. They have provided all the required infrastructure and facilities at the institution with the goal of generating talented manpower in this segment. Work being done won great applause, he said. Getting a chance to work abroad is very good in terms of pay prospects and experience. Working abroad helps to learn a lot of nuances regarding the profession. Exposure obtained abroad could also be used in the native lands. Dean (Occupational Therapy) Dr. Ganapathy Sankar, welcomed the gathering.
Additional Registrar of SRMIST Dr. T. Mythili delivered the vote of thanks. Director (Career Centre) Dr. N.Venkata Sastry and Director (Communications ) Mr. R. Nandakummar were present among others.