Differently abled (Divyangjan) friendliness resources available in the Institution And “The Learning Disability Friendly Initiative of the College”
The right to Education focuses on the need to have inclusive education, which means that educating students with learning difficulties and identified disabilities have the right to fulfillment of their educational needs. The College provides equal opportunities to all students of the College in congruence with the guidelines given by the State government.
The College had also introduced the Learning Disability Friendly Initiative in the year 2006 to support students with Learning Disabilities. This was done specifically to create an environment of acceptance and nurturance.
- To ensure that students with disabilities get equal opportunities to explore their educational potentials.
- To provide a nurturing and motivating environment for students with learning disabilities to accommodate their pedagogic needs.
- To eradicate any kind of stigmatization and segregation so that they can become confident individuals.
The College in view of the objectives documents the rights of students with learning disabilities beginning from the prospectus, to the application form and later with detailed reports of their needs in a specific format. The students are provided the concessions which are appended below and are case specific.
- Extra time for completing assignments and projects, as well as journal submissions.
- Slight modifications in assignments
- Provision of audio recording the lectures of the teacher with due permission from the concerned subject teacher.
- Extra help inside and outside the class for related queries.
- Notes provided by peer (any one identified responsible peer)
- Pairing students with more able students in the class
- Extra time of 20 minutes for unit test of 1 hour duration and 40 minutes for a 2 hour exam.
- Provision of writers, if requested.
A specific committee, constituting of an expert from the field, a faculty from the department of Human Development, the college counsellor and the coordinator of the Family and Child Enrichment Center revises the concessions each year. The students with learning disabilities are also given the opportunity to consult the team along with their parents to select the discipline, best suited to their abilities. The process is as follows:
- The team scrutinizes the students’ reports and diagnostic assessments
- A meeting with the parents and students is scheduled to understand her interests.
- Suggestions for suitable discipline are provided.
- The student may request for a change in the discipline as per the suggestion, if she wishes to.
- Orientation is given to students and their parents about the concessions.
- The team also provides a specific list of concessions for a student, if required.
Infrastructural and Physical support
- Wooden study chairs with attached writing pads in all the classroom.
- Special Study chairs for left handed students.
- Chair and table of a specific make to accommodate the special requirement of students (students who are physically disabled / on medical grounds).
Access to western toilet is permitted to students (students who / physically disabled / on medical grounds).
Special Skill Development for differently abled students
The restructured degree program is based on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). There are Generic Elective Courses (GE) and Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSE). Here, students have an option to choose either theory course or skill based practical courses. Thus, students who are differently abled and have difficulty to do activities required in particular practical courses are advised to opt for a theory course.