Provide accessible environment for students with disabilities: AICTE

Asia-Pacific, News, February 29 2016

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, INDIA: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and other technical education institutions to provide students with disabilities barrier-free environment and teaching programs.

According to a report, the AICTE had directed the institutions to provide the environment through a centre for persons with disabilities in universities, colleges and other educational centres.

“The move will make the students with disabilities learn lessons on par with their normal counterparts,” the report said.

Presently, three per cent reservation was given for persons with disabilities in technical and professional courses. Students under this category visual, hearing, mobility, dyslexia or learning disability, it said.

Such students could be helped by giving more time for writing examination and interpreters to write exams, it said.

Source: Times of India

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