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DU introduces change in reservation policy, increases categories for admitting students with disabilities

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 16:01 -- anoushka.mathew...

By adhering to the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 and introducing a change in its reservation policy, Delhi University has increased the categories for admitting students with disabilities.

According to the revamped policy to be followed by DU from this academic year, reservation of 'persons with benchmark disabilites' as defined in the act will stand at not less than five per cent.

Maharashtra Board HSC results: They beat visual impairment, cancer to pass with flying colours

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:42 -- anoushka.mathew...

WHEN HRITIKA Thakur was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, she had to discontinue studies on account of her strict medical regime. Having battled the illness for two years and after one relapse, Hritika appeared for her Class XII exams, and came out with flying colours.

Equal Opportunities Cell opens up window of opportunity for all

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:40 -- anoushka.mathew...
NEW DELHI: Purnima Singh is visually-challenged. She came to Delhi in 2014 and has been studying in a school for the blind at Vikaspuri. "It was always my dream to study in DU," she told TOI, while getting her online form filled in the computer lab of Equal Opportunities Cell (EOC).

Visually-impaired Tamil girl secures 96.6 pc in Class 12 board, says disability was never a hindrance

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:31 -- anoushka.mathew...
Dharshana MV has partial vision in her left eye and is sightless in her right eye. However, she did not let this deter her and has performed excellently in the CBSE Class 12 examination. She fought all odds to secure the third rank among the differently-abled students with 96.6 percent marks.

18-year-old visually impaired girl scores 89 percent in CBSE Class 12 board exams

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:26 -- anoushka.mathew...

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday announced the class 12 results on its official website,

An 18-year-old, Gurleen Kaur from Punjab, who is visually impaired has scored 89 per cent in her class 12 board exams.

Kerala govt will train 500 blind teachers to use technology that would aid teaching

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:42 -- anoushka.mathew...

Close to 500 blind teachers in Kerala would be trained in the various facets of Information and Communication Technology, to help them to handle their subjects effectively using technology, in a month’s time said a official of the state’s IT@School Project.

Samaritans for sightless

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:37 -- anoushka.mathew...

Four youths from Odisha are doing their bit to change the way visually-impaired students read. At a time when the state is facing acute shortage of Braille books, the classmates are on a mission to provide accessible education to every visually-challenged student through audio books.

28 visually impaired students shine in CBSE Class XII board

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:31 -- anoushka.mathew...

DEHRADUN: As many as 28 visually challenged students of Model School for the Visually Handicapped here attempted Class XII board exam this year, and for the first time, one of the students, Mohd ShahnawazAlam, scored an impressive 95℅ showing that his disability was not an impediment to academic success.Another blind student Ayushi Sharma from Jammu studying in Dehradun, scored 89.88℅.


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