Smartphones, Hearing Gear & Wheelchairs for PWD Students at DU

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The Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) at DU, in an attempt to empower students is working to provide physically impaired students with smart phones, smart canes, hearing gear and wheelchairs.

Along with five per cent relaxation in cut-off, the varsity reserves three per cent of seats in each course for students who belong to this category. Also, seats are reserved in the DU hostel for the physically disabled.

Anil Aneja, officer on special duty (OSD), EOC said, “The students have already been provided laptops and now we will give them accessible smart phones, canes, wheelchair and hearing gear. These will be provided through the central government’s Assistance for Person with Disability (ADIP) scheme.”

In terms of who will be included in this category, students with more than 40 per cent disability, will be considered for the reservation. Around 468 candidates in the category have applied to DU, as of now.

As reported by India Today, starting this year, students will be required to upload self-attested copies of disability certificates with the registration form.

“We are getting a lot of query on dyslexia being included in the disabled category. This is included in the locomotor orthopaedic disability. DU will only accept a certificate from the government hospital as a proof of disability,” said EOC OSD, Bipin Tiwari.

Although the admission process has been made online by DU, the EOC has been helping such students to fill the form. According to reports, enrollment of students in this category has increased since the cut-off policy underwent a change last year.

As reported by Hindustan Times.

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