Disabilities Studies

About

The Department of Disabilities Studies was established in 2010. Gauhati University is the fourth university in the country to take initiatives for setting up a Department of Disabilities Studies - a new area in the field of Disability Rehabilitation, Special Education, Community Mobilisation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

The main aim of the department is to bridge the gulf between the able and disabled persons, accepting disability as a condition and not as a disease.

Objectives

Our objective has been to offer post-graduate course in Disabilities Studies. For more information this, please see Courses & Programmes section.

Old Departmental Data

Academics

Organizing lectures on different aspects of disabilities like barrier-free environment, Exposure Visits to the various government organizations NGOs. We also organise Celebration of International Day for the Disabled.

Some of the past events organized by our department are :Interaction with officials of Microsoft, Interaction with Prof. Shiv Jatan Thakur (former member of the Bihar Public Service Commission), Interaction with the Director of Disability Studies, IGNOU, Interaction with the State Consultant, SSA.

In the past, we have organised lectures on speech therapy, interaction with visually impaired teachers, holding awareness programmes and street meetings, field study (or case study) in different places of Assam, demonstration on special computer softwares and use of Braille Printer by Karishma Enterprise, Homage Programme for Louis Braille on the occasion of his 203rd birth anniversary, and inauguration of GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Center for persons with disabilities.

Undergraduate Course

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate Post Graduate Certificate Course in Disabilities Studies(PGCCDS) Disability Management (DM), Psychological Processes in Disabilities Study (PPDS), Legal Provisions and Supporting Services (LPSS), Extension Services and Project (ESP) 1 0.5 25

The Post Graduate Certificate Course in Disabilities Studies (PGCCDS) is the first course introduced by Gauhati University in the academic session 2010-11, in the Department of Disabilities Studies. This course would act as a basic course in Disabilities Studies for those who have decided to involve in the field of Disability.

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate Foundation Course in Science Teaching for Visually Impaired (FCSTVI) Introductory Science, Practical 3 Month 25

The GU-NTPC Foundation ICT Training Centre is offering a foundation course in Science Teaching for Visually Impaired for Teachers and interested persons. This course is designed to knowledge expand among blind students sharing some of the resources material and activities those are used with visually impaired persons so that there should not be any short of discrimination in educational system.

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate Certificate Course in Computer Literacy for differently able (CCCLDA) Concept of Computer, Computer Learning, Basic Application of Computer 3 Months 25

ICT Training Centre of GU-NTPC Foundation is offering a 3 months Certificate Course in Computer Literacy for the persons with blindness, low vision, hearing impairment (mild and moderate), Locomotors Disabilities (mild and moderate), and cerebral palsy (mild). This course would act as a basic computer learning for persons with mentioned disabilities which will help them for rehabilitation for themselves.

Postgraduate Courses

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate Post Graduate Diploma in Disabilities Studies (PGDDS) Disability Identification Prevention and Recognition (DIPR), Learning Processes in Disabilities Studies (LPDS), Rehabilitation and Management (RM), Computer Literacy (CL), 1 6 Months 25

The Post Graduate Diploma in Disabilities Studies (PGDDS)is a new course introduced by the Gauhati University in the academic session of the year 2011-12, in the Department of Disabilities Studies. This new course would act as an extension to the Post Graduate Certificate Course in Disabilities Studies for those who want to complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Disabilities Studies.

Professor

Jagat Swargiary
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) Comparative Education
jagatswargiary@gauhati.ac.in

Assistant Professors

Mintu Bhattacharya
MRDA (JNTU) Disability Rehabilitation, Inclusive Education
mintub@gauhati.ac.in
Shyam Sundar Sarma
MA (Gauhati) Psychological Counselling
shyams@gauhati.ac.in

Contact

Department of Disabilities Studies
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
Phone : (+91) 9435196315
Email : abilities@gauhati.ac.in
Web   : gauhati.ac.in/ds.php
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