Diploma in Indian Sign Language Interpretation (DISLI) is a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and its main aim is to prepare skilled and efficient manpower to work effectively in the field of deaf education and rehabilitation.
The curriculum consists of theory and practical classes in sign language usage, cultural perspectives of the different approaches to deaf education, and interpreting concepts and issues. The candidates admitted to the course will be trained to have professional communicative competence in sign language and ability to interpret at a professional level in verbal languages and vice versa.
Advanced sign language skills, perspectives of sign language usage, rules of interpreting, role and ethics of an interpreter etc are taught in this course and hence ability to understand and assimilate these principles are important to be successful in this course.
The graduates of DISLI course may work as interpreters in schools, colleges, institutes where the deaf population study and work and other places where interpreting services are required. This course will also help teachers of the deaf to effectively communicative with their students.
The total duration of the course is one year (220 days consisting of 1320 hours), which can be completed in a maximum of two years from the date of admission to the programme.