Some of the associated institutions are currently undergoing transformation into model institutions for students who are physically challenged by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE).
The institutions will see to it that pupils with physical disabilities are accepted into the regular educational system. Each of the model institutions will establish the Office of Accessible Assistive Technology (OAAT), which will be crucial in assisting students with disabilities.
To assist the students, many categories have been allocated, including Cognitive, Locomotive, Visual, and Hearing Impairment. By the end of this year, AICTE hopes to have established at least 5 model institutions.
Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, stated to Education Times, “We aim to transform one AICTE approved institution in each state into a model institute where we will financially support and provide them with all kinds of technological interventions for supporting students with all types of disabilities like People with Disability (PwD), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), and Dyslexia.” In the spirit of Antyodaya, it will be a wonderful example of access to advanced technical education (last man).
Some highly regarded universities are undergoing an accessibility audit; when these institutions meet the audit’s requirements for students with physical disabilities, they will be given up to Rs 5 crore apiece. By the end of this year, we intend to have established five institutes. A group of IIT professors and professionals with experience in the field of disabilities are auditing the listed universities. The objectives of NEP 2020 are aligned with the inclusion of impaired pupils in regular education.
Source: Times Of India