News & Events

Webinar 15-  “Role of an Occupational therapist in the NICU” by Ms. Hima J.B, OT, Batch of 2004, Tutor, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Moderator- Ms. Anna Daniel, OT, Batch of 2000, Vice Principal, National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NIPMR), Kallettumkara, Kerala.

21st May, 2022

Webinar by Mr. Roger, PT, Batch of 2006

June 2022

Webinar by Dr. Vineet Johnson, PT, Batch of 1992

July 2022

Webinar by Ms. Blossom Baby, OT, Batch of 2009

August 2022

Webinar 14- “Navigating research as an entry level OT student/ professional: opportunities and learnings” by Ms. Stuti Chakraborty, OT, Batch of 2015, Occupational Therapist, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Moderator- Dr. Vimal Sriram, OT, Batch of 1996, deputy theme lead, Collaborative learning and capacity building theme, Northwest London.


26th March, 2022

Webinar 13- “Addressing Pelvic Health in Musculoskeletal Practice” by Ms. Anshul, PT, Batch of 2002, RPT, CLT, Pelvic Health, Physio Care, Owen Sound, Canada.

26th February, 2022

Webinar 12- “Rehabilitation in Myopathies” by Mr. Tittu Thomas James, PT, Batch of 2007, Physiotherapist, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.

Moderator- Dr. Vineet Johnson, PT, Batch of 1992, President & CEO, IRegained Inc.

22nd January, 2022

OPTAA 10th Year Anniversary Thanksgiving service. Message- Rev. Dr. Aruldhas, Chaplaincy Department, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

27th November, 2021

OPTAA Induction 2020 ( Batch of 2016 ) Chief Guest : Mr. Rupaloke kumbhakar

8th November, 2021

Webinar 11- “Working with families – Perspective of a Paediatric Occupational Therapist” by Mr. Brightlin Nithis, OT, Hamad Medical  Corporation, Qatar.

20th November,2021

Webinar 10- “Community Based Rehabilitation” by Mr. Reuban Daniel, PT, Batch of 2001, Lead, OAS Rehabilitation & Training Programs, PACT INDIA.

11th September, 2021

Webinar 9- “Life in a mission hospital – Be the change” by Ms. Sharel Singh, PT, Batch of 2003, Evangelical Mission Hospital, Tilda, Chhattisgarh.

31st July, 2021

Webinar 8- “Optimising function in long term patients through appropriate seating and positioning” by Mr. Ben Shamir Bright, OT, Batch of 2001, Hamad Medical  Corporation, Qatar.

26th June, 2021

Webinar 7- “Role of Occupational therapy in Geriatrics and long term care” by Ms. Lincy Mariam Thomas, OT, Batch of 1985, Hamad Medical  Corporation, Qatar.

19th June, 2021

Webinar 6- “Overview of primary and secondary lymphedema and the current therapeutic management” by Ms. Anita Rebecca, PT, Batch of 2001, certified lymphedema therapist, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar.

29th May, 2021

Online prayer meet by OPTAA & OPTSA- “Hope amidst the chaos” for God’s protection and guidance amid the COVID pandemic.View link

8th May, 2021

Webinar 5- “Introduction to Qualitative Research” by Dr. Vimal Sriram, OT, Batch of 1996, deputy theme lead, Collaborative learning and capacity building theme, Northwest London. View link

17th April, 2021

Webinar 4- “Life after CMC- experiences in a mission hospital” by Mr. Rupaloke Kumbhakar, PT, Batch of 2000, Bokaro General Hospital, Jharkhand. View link

27th March, 2021

Special song for online alumni carol service on Dr. Ida Scudder’s 150th birthday celebrations. View link

6th December, 2020

OPTAA completes 9 years. View link

23rd November, 2020

Webinar 3- “The OT in the community” by Ms. Grace Muppidi, OT, Batch of 2012, Handimachal Therapy Center, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. View link

31st October, 2020

Webinar 2- “OT/ PT Career and processing in Australia” by Mr. Joshua Selvadurai, OT, Batch of 1999, APHRA certified therapist. View link

13th September, 2020

Online induction of Batch of 2015 into OPTAA. Dr. Vineet Johnson, PT, Batch of 1992, was chief guest for the event and conducted the first ever OPTAA webinar.

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31th August, 2020

Thanksgiving service for the life of Mr. Reejan Pradeep Joseph, PT, Batch of 1998. View link

23rd August, 2020

Induction of Batch of 2014 into OPTAA. Dr. Sunder Kumar, PT, Batch of 1994, was chief guest for the event.

20th June, 2019

Annual General Body meeting- election of 4th Executive Committee

21st May, 2019

5th Year Alumni Re-union

17th & 18th December, 2016

Annual General Body meeting

27th September, 2016

Induction of Batch of 2010 into OPTAA.

25th March, 2015

Annual General Body meeting- election of 3rd Executive Committee

10th January, 2015

Annual General Body meeting- election of 2nd Executive Committee

24th November, 2012

Inauguration of OPTAA- First General Body meeting and election of 1st Executive Committee during silver jubilee celebrations of OPTSA.  View link

25th November, 2011


Mr. Reejan Pradeep Joseph, BPT Batch of 1998, on 13.8.2020. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Mr. J. Vijayakumar, known to us as ‘Viji sir’, former in charge, Physiotherapy Services, BPT Batch of 1971 on November 18, 2015. He leaves behind his wife and three children.