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About Founder & Director

Dr. Kusuma Bhatta Ph. D

Dr. Kusuma Bhatta, a speech pathologist audiologist by profession is the founder and project director of Manonandana Centre.

She has 40 years of experience (including 22 years at Manonandana Centre) working with communication disorders in children and adults, hearing impairment, specific speech – language disorders, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Autism, attention deficit – hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stuttering and aphasia.

She has experience of working in both rural and urban areas. Under UNICEF funded project, she has trained grassroots level field workers in rehabilitation methods on how to deal with various disorders in children. She has also developed material in Kannada language.

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Our Trustees

Dr. Kusuma N. Bhatta
Project Director & Founder
(Special Invitee)

Milind S. Gokhale
Managing Trustee & President

J. S. Nagabhushan



Prof. R. Madhwaraj

Smt. Bhargavi Rajan

S. Rajanna

Smt. Meera Acharya

Professional – Technical Team

Staff at Manonandana

Mrs. Bharathi - Special Educator

Ms. Usha - Special Educator

Mrs. Sudha R - Special Educator

Mrs. K. G. Kavitha - Special Educator

Mrs. Sujatha - Special Educator

Mrs. Shobha N. D. - Administrator, Computer Operator

Dr. Kiran - Physiotherapist (Part Time)

Mrs. Jayalakshmi - Physiotherapist Assistant

Mrs. Lakshmamma - Helper

Mrs. Tulasi - Helper

Mrs. Mallika - Helper

Mr. V. Venkata Subramanya - Driver

Mr. Shivanand M - Security

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