Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in FOT (Faculty of Occupational Therapy) was started in the year 1998. This is one of the few institutions with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy as early in the late 90s. The program was under The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University till the year 2007.

The program was reintroduced in 2017 as the Faculty of Occupational Therapy in Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research (MAHER) deemed to be University. The accreditation process has been initiated with the UGC and All India Occupational Therapists Association.

The Faculty of Occupational Therapy functions at MAHER, which is within the Chennai city limits, 10 minutes from the Koyambedu Bus terminus and less than 5minutes from the Chennai Metro Station. Faculty of Occupational Therapy has well-qualified teaching and clinical Staff to nurture the students with an affordable fee structure.

Vision & Mission

The vision of the Faculty of Occupational Therapy is to engage students and faculty in a lively learning community to satisfy the dynamic needs of a community and global society to promote health, well-being, and participation in life through occupational engagement and lifelong learning


The mission of the Faculty of Occupational Therapy Program is to produce creative, skilled, and ethical occupational therapists.

We meet this mission by:

    • Emphasizing the importance of Experiential Learning, Evidence-based practice, and Professional reasoning
    • Creating diverse and integrative learning experiences to develop knowledge and depth of student perspectives
    • Fostering collaborative engagement in scholarship and relationships that extends beyond campus to incorporate local and global communities
    • Promoting Occupational participation to support health and resilience for individuals, communities, and populations

Message from Principal

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence pius Character – that is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King.

  I support effective and innovative professional development that encourages teachers and faculties to be reflective and continuously examine our practice to supply quality teaching and to learn for each student. My role as Principal is to stay up with the latest trends and research and be a lively partner within the Institute’s professional development. I believe that having quality, inspirational and passionate teachers is vital to an institute’s success. To borrow John Hattie’s words;, “teachers should build classroom climates where errors are welcome, student engagement is the norm, questioning is high, and students gain reputations as effective learners.”