Late Dr. Pramod Karan Sethi
(Nov. 1927 – Jan-2008)
Innovator of Jaipur foot
M.S., F.R.C.S. (E), D.Sc. (Hon.Causa), F.A.Sc.


Started in 1985 by Late Dr. P.K. Sethi, recipients of Raman Magsaysay Award (1981) and Rotary International Award (2001) is striving to rehabilitate people with special needs for prosthesis or orthosis.

The centre has been collaborating with different agencies like Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, ICRC, IITs etc. for improving the patient experience through research projects on low weight thermoplastics and polypropylene prosthetic technology. It has trained teams from countries like Mozambique, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia and Angola etc.

In 2008, Dr. Anil Kumar Jain, MD, DNB (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), close associate of Late Dr. P.K. Sethi, of twelve years, took this Department to newer horizons.

The Centre, under him is working in association with US universities in a project funded by National Science Foundation for improvisation of Jaipur foot.

Awards and Oration :
Dr. B.C. Roy Award – as Eminent Medical Teacher, 1979.
Padmashri – Govt. of India, 1981.
Magsaysay Award – Manila, 1981.
Guinness Award for Scientific Achievement, 1982.
Honorary D.Sc. (Rajasthan University) 1982.
R.D. Birla Award for outstanding medical research, 1984.
Knud Jansen Lecture and Medal World Congress on Prosthetics and Orthoitics, Kobe, Japan 1989.
Dr. B.C. Roy National Award as Eminent Medical Man of the year. New Delhi 1989
Dr. B. Mukhopadhaya Oration Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation – Baroda 1998.
Honorary Fellowship, Indian Orthopaedic Association 1999.
Rotary International Award for World Undserstanding and Peace. San Antonio, U.S.A. 2001.
Award for Outstanding Research Scientist in 20th Century – Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation – Patna 2002.
Awarded Honorary Fellowship of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India – 2004
Lifetime Achievement Award of Indian Orthopaedic Association, December 2004.