Mar Thoma College of Special Education (Institute of Speech and Hearing), Mar Thoma Mount, Badiadka, Kasaragod is an institution in self financing sector, recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (Reg No: 8-419/BASLP/18//RCI, 8-419/MASLP/18//RCI ) and affiliated to Kerala University of Health Science. The college trains students into qualified professionals for the management of communication impairment in people with limited speech and expression.
Established in the year 2003, the college is managed by Kunnamkulam-Malabar Diocese of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church. The church has been involved in the education & rehabilitation of the hearing impaired for 29 years through the Mar Thoma school for the hearing Impaired and allied projects in Charkala, Kasaragod.
Recognizing the necessity of qualified professionals for serving the differently abled, the BASLP (Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology) course in 2003 and MASLP (Master in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology) courses in 2011 was started at Mar Thoma College of Special Education. Over a decade after the commencement of the course the college has trained about 300 students who work as speech language pathologist (SLP s) and audiologist in India and abroad. The college is located at Badiadka, 20km east of Kasaragod railway station on Kasaragod- Puthur state highway. Spread over 18 acres of Mar Thoma Mount, the scenic campus provides a serene atmosphere for sessions of intense academics and cheerful relaxation.