N.C.P.E.D.P. Education Unit
Creating knowledge opportunities for a successful life
It has been N.C.P.E.D.P’s endeavour to help create successful lives, through education, for persons with disabilities. Education is a powerfully enabling tool; it gives people the opportunity to not only be better informed and do well in life, but it also gives them the weapon with which to challenge prejudice and injustice, to become part of the mainstream, to become visible.
N.C.P.E.D.P. has initiated a number of scholarship schemes, and created numerous partnerships with public and private sector organisations. It has campaigned for accessible education and infrastructure for persons with disability. It has conducted audits and surveys of educational institutions, and has not hesitated to launch advocacy campaigns for the rights of disabled people to accessible education.
N.C.P.E.D.P’s most recent initiative – a campaign for inclusive education – was unveiled on India’s 58th Independence Day. The campaign aims to inform and influence policy makers.
Use our directory to locate institutes pertaining to different disabilities.
• Physical disabilities • Visual disabilities • Speech and hearing disabilities • Mental and learning disabilities • Other disabilities • Multiple disabilities
Rajiv Gandhi Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
N.C.P.E.D.P. offers a postgraduate scholarship for higher studies every year. Selected scholars receive Rupees 1,200 every month for the duration of the scholarship. Read about the scheme and download application form for the scholarship.
There is a serious lack of institutions of learning which are also disabled-friendly. But there are a few institutions which have bridged this gap. Read about some such institutes.
• Hero Mindmine • Institute for Integrated Learning in Management
the law says
The Persons with Disabilities Act carries specific provisions for education.
Following consultations with Non-governmental Organisations and stakeholders in the disability sector, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has released a revised Comprehensive Action Plan on Inclusive Education for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
Should Special Education shift to the Ministry of Human Resource Development from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment?
Profiles of people who refused to let their disability get in the way of their education.
NCPEDP has successfully campaigned for the inclusion of disabled persons in the Indian Administrative Service. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, an order has been issued to reserve 3 per cent seats for the Civil Service Examination (CSE) of 2005-06. Read about our campaign to open the IAS to persons with disabilities.
N.C.P.E.D.P. recently conducted a research study on the education scenario for students with disabilities. We were expecting the research to show that the situation was bad. But the results have shocked us. You can read the summary of the research study which was supported by Amici Di Raoul Follereau (A.I.F.O.), or download the detailed findings in excel format.
Campaign for inclusive education launched
On the 58th Independence Day of the nation, N.C.P.E.D.P. posed some brutal questions on behalf of the more than 70 million persons with disability in India: When will we be free? When will we become visible in the mainstream of Indian education, in particular, and in other fields, in general?
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N.C.P.E.D.P. bags Samsung DigitAll Hope award
N.C.P.E.D.P has bagged the Samsung DigitAll Hope Award, from global semiconductor leader Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., to provide scholarships and placement facilities to brilliant disabled students.
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