Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy was established by Laxmi Memorial Education Trust, Mangalore, in the year 1993, recognising the need for professionals in the field of Physiotherapy. In 22 years, the college has grown into a premier institution in the field of Physiotherapy in South India, and distinguished alumni of the college can be found across the globe.
Established in the year 1993, then affiliated to Mangalore University, the college is presently affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Karnataka since 1997. Presently the college is approved for 100 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) seats and 30 Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) seats. It is also a recognised Ph.D centre under RGUHS from the year 2010.The college is attached to the A.J Institute of Medical Sciences (AJIMS) hospital, Mangalore, also run by the Laxmi Memorial Education Trust. It is an 1100 bedded multispecialty hospital with all the major departments and treats a large number of in-patients and out- patients every day. The hospital possesses the most modern research facilities like a laboratory accredited by the NABL, radiodiagnostic equipment including X- ray, MRI and CT scans and electrodiagnostic equipment including EMG, NCV, EEG etc.
The physiotherapy department of AJIMS is run by the Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, and treats an average of a hundred in-patients and out- patients every day. Speciality clinical facilities available include the Paediatric rehabilitation unit and Upper extremity & hand rehabilitation unit commissioned in May 2015.The college runs a physiotherapy clinic in the college premises, and modern physiotherapy equipment is available for treatment and research purposes.
Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy has a well- stocked library which has a collection of 2932 physiotherapy and related books, including recent editions and prints as well as back volumes of nine core international journals of physiotherapy. Helinet (consortium of journals and books offered through RGUHS e-library) facilities are also available in the college library. Faculty can also use the library of AJ Institute of medical Sciences (AJIMS) which has a vast collection of books and journals in all the medical subjects.
There are several undergraduate, post- graduate, and faculty research projects underway in the college. Periodic CME programs and faculty development programs, interdisciplinary in nature, are conducted in the college, to update the knowledge of the students and faculty.
A number of community outreach programs are being run by the college in several centres like schools, old age homes, palliative care centres etc. These programs are in co- ordination with community medicine department of AJIMS and organisations such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan.
AIM OF INSTITUTION
To achieve sustainable leadership in education with integrated clinical practice, teaching and research.
To create compassionate, competent world class professionals through high quality career-relevant education; and to develop faculty that excel in teaching, research and rehabilitation.
Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy shall ensure continuous enhancement of the quality of learning in order that high academic standards are achieved and maintained through key college procedures of internal reviews and observations such as program monitoring and review, benchmarking and target setting, professional development for faculty, promotion of research, performance monitoring, student feedback, and quality management.