Special Correspondent

MYSORE: A two-day workshop on "Development of self-learning for distance mode training programmes" commenced at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing here on Wednesday. The workshop was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka State Open University K. Sudha Rao. Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj, Director, AIISH, presided over the function.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj spoke about speech and hearing. She said it was time for manpower development in the field to meet the increasing demand for qualified persons in the subject.

The traditional training method should be augmented with open education mode to reach out to a large number of people.

She highlighted the concept of distance education in speech and hearing introduced by AIISH and urged the KSOU to support the process with its expertise. Prof. Sudha Rao spoke.