Santosh Occupational Therapy College (SOTC) was established in the year 1996. SOTC is attached with Santosh Medical College & Hospital, which is 700 bedded multispecialty & Super specialty Hospital. Occupational Therapy departments and labs are well equipped with all modern facilities.

SOTC is an affiliated college under Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, UP.

Santosh Occupational Therapy College (SOTC) is having well designed curriculum of international standards from World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) with value-based education.

Santosh Occupational Therapy College (SOTC) is first oldest and apex college of occupational therapy in Uttar Pradesh and WFOT and it is accredited from AIOTA (All India Occupational Therapist Association)

Santosh Occupational Therapy College has experienced, well-qualified, committed and motivated faculty. Departments have well-equipped OPD & clinics. In addition, there are a number of central facilities, which include a, Central library, and hostel facilities.

The Institute offers a healthy atmosphere and suitable student-teacher ratio to ensure that every student gets individual attention. The faculty at SOTC is known for high standard of academic excellence and vast teaching and clinical experience. The Institute hosts and conducts advanced teaching and training through workshops and interactive seminars, from time to time.


 The Santosh Occupational Therapy college is committed to promoting growth in quality education and health services.

Adequate emphasis is placed on clinical reasoning and scientific thought processing, clarity of expression and independence of judgment, ability to collect and analyse information and to correlate them. Classroom teaching is supplemented by active methods related to lecture method, interactive method, project-based learning, computer-assisted learning, experiential learning, seminars and micro teaching with demonstration and hands on discussions during clinics and seminars to enable them to develop personality, individuality and managerial skills to function either in solo practice or as a team leader when he begins his independent career.


'Occupational Therapy is a holistic evidence-based client- centered first contact and/or referral profession of modern health care system, based on science of occupation, with primary focus on purposeful goal-oriented activity/occupations, enhanced with the use of latest technological systems for evaluation, diagnosis, education and treatment of the patients (clients) of any age group, whose function(s) is (are) impaired by physical, psychosocial and cognitive impairments, development disorders, or the ageing process affecting their quality of life, with the aim to prevent disability, promote health & well-being and return to optimum occupational roles.'

Specific occupational therapy services include but are not limited to: preventive health literacy, assessment & interventions in activities of daily living (ADL), work & productive activities, play, leisure and spiritual activities; functional capacity analysis, prescription, designing and training in the use of assistive technology, adaptive equipment & splints, and environmental modifications to enhance functional performance

As Occupational Therapy is a global profession, we will develop programmes for collaborating with other Indian and overseas institutions and universities for both faculty and staff exchange and training programs in order to orient staff and students on advance assessment and treatment skills which will eventually benefit the patients of our community and country at large.

The motto of the Institute is to improve the quality of life of our clients and convert “Liabilities into Assets” for patients, family and country at large.


  • At the end of the training in the Bachelors’ Course, student should be able to start clinic independently.
  • Render therapy to chronically sick & disabled both physically as well as differently abled & achieve maximum independence.
  • Appreciate rationale of different therapeutic modalities & use them appropriately.
  • Evaluate & diagnose disability and manage common impairment individuals and the community to achive goals timely.
  • Develop assessment skills using common standardized instruments to achieve psychosocial rehabilitations.
  • Demonstrate skills in monitoring the National Health Programme & orient to provide preventive, threshold rehabilitation for Community-Based Rehabilitation (C.B.R.).
  • Use biomechanical & pathophysiological principles to design alterations in common orthotic devices & to fabricate hand orthosis & self-help adaptations.
  • Assist in the management of emergencies in medical, surgical, neonatal and paediatric conditions by rendering appropriate procedures.
  • Develop consultative role for the health & family welfare services in existing socio-economic, political & cultural environment as a part of C.B.R.
  •  Use effectively ‘job modification’ techniques in work place based on ergonomic principles to achieve good quality of life in community.
  • Use early intervention programme for neonates & school children to prevent secondary changes & learning disabilities.
  • Use functional analysis index & correlate it with disability evaluation to aid in workman’s compensation & other legal procedures as per the social legislature.
SN Faculty Name Designation
1 Dr. R. K. Sharma Principal
2 Dr. AKshay Kumar Joshi Assistant Professor
3 Dr. Pranay Kumar Singh Assistant Professor
4 Dr. Subhav Sharma Assistant Professor
5 Dr. Poonam Rani Assistant Professor


Occupational Therapy helps individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, or populations to develop strategies and opportunities to maximize the engagement in one’s 'occupations' includes things people need to, want to and are expected to do according to their living context. Occupational Therapists use a scientific approach based on evidence and clinical reasoning for their decision-making process.

Such a decision making process involves multiple steps such as

  • Assessment
  • Planning an individual / beneficiary specific intervention
  • Implementation of the proposed intervention
  • Monitoring
  • Modifying the intervention based on the input from monitoring
  • Re-evaluating the client / beneficiary of occupational therapy services


Occupational Therapists serve all age groups and every condition/ pathology that may cause or pose a risk to limit "occupational" (human) performance. OTs has well-established clinical roles globally. Practice areas include-

  • 1.Children & Youth
  • 2.Productive Aging
  • 3.Mental Health
  • 4.Rehabilitation, Disability & Participation
  • 5.Work & Industry
  • 6.Health & Wellness &
  • 7.Community Based Rehabilitation
  • 8. Sports Injury
  • 9. Industrial Rehabilitation
  • 10. Disaster Management






Dr. Shivani Bhardwaj



Occupational Therapist


Dr. Shanta Pandian


Lecturer OT


Dr. Hitesh Gupta

 Max BLK

Incharge - Dysphagia clinic & Onco  

rehabilitation/lymphedema management


Dr. Akshay Kumar Joshi


Assistant professor


Dr. Aayushi Singh

 Health Alliance

Founder and Director

  1. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2012
  2. OTICON 2013" Trivandrum, Kerala on 26, 27 & 28 0f February 2013.

Theme- Research informed occupational therapy in health care

Participated in:

  1. Solo Dance Performance
  2. Duet dance Performance
  3. Poster presentation
  1. OTICON 2014 Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Theme – Living life to the fullest – An Occupational Therapy Perspective

  1. Solo dance
  2. Group Dance
  3. Poster presentation
  4. Fashion show
  5. Duet singing performance
  1. OTICON 2015 Organized by: UP Branch of AIOTA and Santosh University

Theme: Occupational Therapy: Contribution to national productivity

  1. Non- Competitive group dance
  2. Competitive group dance
  3. Group singing
  4. Solo dance
  5. Fashion show

5. OTICON 2016 Organized by Chennai

Theme: Innovations in Occupational therapy: The key toward excellence

  1. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2016
  2.  OTICON 2017 Organized by Jaipur

Theme: Occupational Therapy: Glories of past and challenges for the future

  1. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2017

8] OTICON 2018 Organized by Nagpur (16- 18 feb 2018)

Theme: Occupational therapy – Independence, Empowerment, Inclusion

9] OTICON 2019 Organized by AIOTA in collaboration with Occupational therapy department, PGIMER, Chandigarh (8 – 10 Feb 2019)

Theme: Interdisciplinary approach towards a comprehensive health care

Paper Presentation by Dr. Shivani Bhardwaj in Best paper for Neurosciences

  1. Organised fellowship in Advance Neuro rehabilitation with in Collaboration with ACOT & GB Pant Hospital
  2. ORGANISED “PAMOT” Physical Adjunct Modalities to Occupational Therapy” at Santosh Hospital by Santosh occupational therapy college in collaboration with ACOT (Academic Council of Occupational Therapy) and UP branch Of AIOTA in 2019

12] OTICON 2020 Organized by Occupational therapy school & centre, Seth GSMC & KEMH, Parel, Mumbai in collaboration with Mumbai branch of AIOTA

Theme: “Cognition, Mobility, Stability, Ability”- Towards functional independence

Paper Presentation by Dr. Akshay Kumar Joshi in Best paper for Neurosciences