HOPE Institute of Vocational Education

(In partnership with Tata Institute of Social Sciences)

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Diploma in Geriatric Care (One year):  India's senior citizen population is growing at such a rapid pace that we need professionally qualified individuals to care for them.  For this course, there may be an opportunity for the students to receive monthly stipend while they are studying.  


Who should consider joining:  Anyone who finished 10th grade successfully can apply.  Also, those have studied higher (11th grade, 12th grade and degree courses) but remained unemployed or underemployed can also apply.   


  1. Students that are looking for quick skilled employment

  2. Students that are looking for diverse opportunities (to work in retirement homes, individual homes and group homes etc)

  3. Individuals that enjoy the company of senior citizens.

  4. Individuals that are desiring to pursue higher education (bachelors course) in gerontology.

  5. Individuals that are looking to work while studying.

Career path:

Graduates of this course can find employment opportunities in:

  1. To work in independent homes 

  2. To work in retirement homes (in India and abroad)

  3. To work in group homes.

  4. To start their own business

A success story

Meet Jayamalini who hails from a small village in the state of Tamilnadu.  She is the eldest of three siblings and completed her entire education up to 12th grade in a Government school and passed with reasonable marks.  She got admission to study nursing in a reputed college but due to difficult  family dynamics she chose to study one year diploma in Geriatric Care.  Click here to read about how her life was transformed after finishing this course.