Sethu Institutional Fellowship in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Start date: 10th April 2018

Duration: 1 year, full time

Language: English

Who can apply: Doctors who have completed their M.D. Pediatrics or D.N.B. Pediatrics or DCH (Diploma in Child Health)


Course Overview

Sethu will train the Fellow in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Sethu Centre for Child Development and Family Guidance, Goa. The Fellowship Program is a full-time training course (8 hours per day from Tuesday to Saturday) and the selected candidate will be expected to fulfil all the training conditions. After the completion of the training program, the Fellow will have to make a commitment to work as a member of the professional team at Sethu for a minimum of 2 years, on a full time basis.


The structured, practically designed one year long training program will provide a thorough and detailed understanding of typical child development and common developmental difficulties in children from 0-18 years. A thorough understanding of the assessment and management of various conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Intellectual Disability will be obtained. The program involves case work, individual teaching, group discussions and hands on clinical training with close supervision. The Fellow will be trained to interview children and families and conduct comprehensive developmental and behavioral assessments (through detailed history and formal assessment tools) to arrive at a diagnosis. The Fellow will learn how to discuss the diagnosis and its implications with the family, as well as prepare a management plan along with them to ensurea appropriate interventions for maximum benefit. S/He will also learn about the systems and procedures required for a Child Development Centre to run well.


The faculty includes the following, as well as other helping professionals:

Developmental Pediatricians: Dr. Nandita de Souza

Autism Interventionist: Andre Velho

Child Psychologists: Shenessa Barretto, Aileen D'Souza & Silvia D'Souza

Special Educators: Giselle Lobo, Rani Venatt & Madhura Manerikar

Speech Therapist: Anjali Nunes

Occupational Therapist: Mahera Kantawalla


During the training, there are many opportunities to work with and learn from a multidisciplinary team of professionals, who deal with a case load of over 1000 children and families every year.


Application Procedure

  1. Interested candidates desirous of applying for the 2018 - 19 Fellowship should fill in the application form featured on the Sethu website Please read the instructions carefully.

  1. Please email the filled in application form with the scanned documents as mentioned in the application guidelines to [email protected] or [email protected] You must also send the hard copy of the form and documents to Sethu Centre for Child Development & Family Guidance, 240/2, Bhutkivaddo, Sucorro, Bardez, Goa 403501 to reach latest by 23rd March 2018

  1. The interviews for selecting suitable candidates will take place between 27th - 29th March 2018 at Sethu Centre.

  1. The selected candidate will be informed by email by the 31st of March and will be required to start the training by 10th April 2018.

  2. The selected candidate will have to pay the training fee of Rs. 25,000 to Sethu by cheque, wire transfer or demand draft, before the start of the training program. These fees are non-refundable.

Click here to download the Application Form