Disabilities Studies


The Department of Disabilities Studies 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 Disability Rehabilitation, Special Education, Community Mobilisation 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.

Our objective has been to offer post-graduate course in Disabilities Studies. For more information this, please see Courses & Programmes section. We also organise Celebration of International Day for the Disabled. Some of the past events organized by our department are - Interaction with officials of Microsoft, Interaction with Prof. Shiv Jatan Thakur (former member of the Bihar Public Service Commission), Interaction with the Director of Disability Studies, IGNOU, Interaction with the State Consultant, SSA. In the past, we have organised lectures on speech therapy, interaction with visually impaired teachers, holding awareness programmes and street meetings, field study (or case study) in different places of Assam, demonstration on special computer softwares and use of Braille Printer by Karishma Enterprise, Homage Programme for Louis Braille on the occasion of his 203rd birth anniversary, and inauguration of GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Center for persons with disabilities.

Courses Offered

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Department of Disabilities Studies
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : +91-94351-96315
Email : abilities@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/ds.php

Assistant Professor

Mintu Bhattacharya
Disability Rehabilitation, Inclusive Education

Assistant Professor

Shyam Sundar Sarma
MA (Gauhati)
Psychological Counselling