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Centre plans to train teachers to handle special children

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:59 -- admin

“Going by the 2001 census, India had 2.14 crore differently abled children whose numbers going to be around 2.45 crore by 2012. It is more than the population of many countries.
We are going to launch a big programme on teacher's training,” Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday responding to a short notice question given by BJP member Tarun Vijay.

EWS students, differently-abled, script their own success stories

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:49 -- admin

They may not be toppers but they are surely achievers. Notwithstanding physical disabilities, several students fought against the odds and made their parents and schools proud.

Suffering from vision impairment, Rachit Malik of Amity International School in Noida secured 93.8% in the Class 12 science stream while Ambika Khattar from Delhi Public School (RK Puram) scored 83.8%.


DU: Number of disabled applicants up this year

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:25 -- admin

Delhi University seems to be getting a better response from differently-abled aspirants this year. At least 71 students with special needs have already registered for admission in DU colleges over last two days. A DU official said they were excited about the increasing number of such applicants. They assured that all possible facilities were being provided to them.

Education act monitor set up

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:20 -- admin

The school education department has constituted a seven-member regulatory body to ensure that the provisions of the right to education (RTE) act are followed in all schools, including private ones.
The Right to Education Protection Authority, headed by retired high court judge Sadhan Gupta, would look into allegations such as schools taking donation during admission, holding admission tests instead of drawing lots and punishing students physically, said school education minister Bratya Basu after announcing the formation of the regulatory body.

Vision impaired Nagpur teen gets 94% in Class 12 board exam

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:01 -- admin

When a computer-generated voice read out the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results to Rahul Bajaj, 17, from the board website on Friday, the significance of securing 94.83% didn't sink in immediately.
Bajaj, who suffers from 90% visual impairment, not only topped the commerce stream at the Dr Ambedkar College, Nagpur, but also scored possibly the highest marks obtained by a visually impaired student in HSC.
"We have not come across a vision-impaired student who has scored such high marks," said CR Borkar, chairman, Nagpur divisional board.

Efficiency, hallmark of BPO run by visually challenged persons

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 15:51 -- admin

 “Sir, vanakkam sir….. Madam, vanakkam madam….,” the hall reverberates with voices of young men and women at this BPO run by visually challenged people.
Located on the premises of the Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) in Sundararajanpatti village, 10 km north of Madurai, the TATA-IAB Call Centre is being hailed as one of the most successful ventures of Tata Teleservices in the country.

RTE to cheer up lives of differently-abled kids

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 15:36 -- admin

To provide education to all children in the state, irrespective of their physical and mental health, the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan has implemented a new programme for differently-able children.
From this academic year, resource teachers have been appointed to provide home-based education for children with multiple and severe disabilities under the age of 18. The programme is being implemented as part of the Right to Education Act.


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