Training is a major and one of the important and specific functions of Karigiri, since its inception. We offer training for both Medical professionals and Allied Health Workers in various aspects of leprosy. Several of these courses are recognized by the Central Government of India and the State Government of Tamilnadu. These courses are offered primarily for individuals sponsored by voluntary agencies, World Health Organization and other International Organizations. Apart from the regular courses, we also conduct special courses for Government staff in collaboration with Central andState Governments
Our Training Unit has modern, spacious facilities including an auditorium, 3 seminar rooms with audio-visual aids and an excellent library for accredited users. These facilities are also available for other conferences and meetings. There are seperate hostels for men and women.
We have introduced innovative teaching/learning methodology like problem based learning, interactive learning and group discussion, exposing the students towards self-directed learning. Trainees' carry out regular evaluations of the course, which helps us to improve/modify the methodology of the courses conducted at this Institution.
For Medical Personnel the most popular course has been the "Six Weeks course" ; however in keeping with the needs of the participants, this has been modified into a modular course to permit them to undertake whatever field of experience they would like, after a common initial two-week "core" course. The core course covers Basics of Leprosy and the modules cover various aspects in the field of Medical, Surgical, Opthalmic, Laboratory and Epidemiology and Control of leprosy.
The National Board of Examinations, Government of India, New Delhi, has approved this institution to conduct the "Diplomate of the National Board" (DNB) courses in Dermatology and Orthopaedics. Requests have also been made for recognition of the Opthalmology and Family Medicine Specialities.
The Government of Tamil nadu and the Indian Nursing Council has recognized a 3 year programme in General Nursing and Midwifery and is allowed to admit a Maximum of 20 students per year.
Three twelve-to-fifteen-month courses, the Medical Laboratory Technicians' , the Medical Records Technology and the Leprosy Physiotherapy Technicians' are recognized by the appropriate National or State Level Accreditation bodies.
The Diploma in prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering, a thirty- month course is recognized by the Government of India Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, through the Rehabilitation Council of India.