Disabilities Studies

The Department of Disabilities Studies of Gauhati University was established in 2010. Gauhati University is the fourth university in the country to take initiatives for setting up a Department of Disabilities Studies – a new area in the field of Special Education, community mobilization and empowerment of persons with disabilities.

The main aim of the Department is to bridge the gulf between the able and disabled persons, accepting disability as a condition and not as a disease.

Placement

At present one of our students is working as the District Programme Officer of IE & ECE under SSA Assam. Two of our students are working as Technical Assistant in the GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities.

Facilities

1. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Training Centre for persons with Disabilities sponsored by NTPC Foundation

2. special computer facilities including – general printer, Braille printer (Embosser), Zoom-X scanner

3. well-equipped classrooms

4. disability-friendly environment

5. first-aid box

6. wall magazine

7. signature board

8. photo frame

How to Find Us

The Department of Disabilities Studies is located in temporary premises situated on the western side of the Main Arts and Law Building (Ground Floor). (please refer to Map 2)

to offer post-graduate certificate course in Disabilities Studies
to offer post-graduate diploma in Disabilities Studies
to offer master’s degree in Disabilities Studies
to serve as a resource centre for the rehabilitation of differently abled persons
to develop teaching-learning materials for persons with disabilities and other relevant documents for community mobilization
to conduct research work and networking of resources in the Disability Sector
to provide training courses for Master Trainers and in-service teachers in Special Education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities
to ensure a barrier-free environment in the premises of Gauhati University

Staff

Jagat Swargiary
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) Comparative Education
Mintu Bhattacharya
MRDA (JNTU) Disability Rehabilitation, Inclusive Education
Shyam Sundar Sarma
MA (Gauhati) Psychological Counselling

Organizing lectures on barrier-free environment

Interaction with officials of Microsoftr

Interaction with Prof. Shiv Jatan Thakur, former member of the Bihar Public Service Commission

Interaction with the Director, Disability Studies, IGNOU

Interaction with the State Consultant, SSA

Organizing lectures on speech therapy

Interaction with visually impaired teachers

Holding awareness programmes and street meetings

Organizing field study / case study in different places of Assam

Demonstration on special computer softwares and use of Braille printer by Karishma Enterprise

Organising homage programme for Louis Braille on the occasion of his 203rd birth anniversary

Inauguration of GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Centre for persons with disabilities

Courses

1.Course(s)/Programme Offered:

1) 6 months Post Graduate Certificate Course in Disabilities Studies(PGCCDS

2) 6 months Post Graduate Diploma in Disabilities Studies (PGDDS)

Eligibility:

1) Graduation in any stream.

2) The Post Graduate Diploma in Disabilities Studies is being offered to those students, who have passed the Post Graduate Certificate Course in Disabilities Studies or any equivalent course from any recognized University / National Institution.

2. Special Branches in the Department/Centre: GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Centre under Disabilities Studies Department, Gauhati University

3. Course(s)/Programme Offered:

1) 3 months Foundation Course in Science Teaching for Visually Impaired (FCSTVI) at GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Centre under Disabilities Studies Department.

2) 3 months Certificate Course in Computer Literacy for differently able (CCCLDA) at GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Centre under Disabilities Studies Department

Eligibility:

1) Graduation in Science Stream from any recognized University or National Institution.

2) Persons with any one of the disabilities viz., Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Locomotor Disability having Minimum qualification of Class 10th Pass of equivalent standard examination from any recognised board/institution.

P.G. Certificate course in Disability Studies: Read More

P.G. Diploma course in Disability Studies: Read More

Foundation course in Science Teaching for Visually Impaired students: Read More

Certificate course in Computer Literacy: Read More

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