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Functions of the EOC-PwDs

The College has set up the EOC-PwDs to aid and advise the students with disabilities pursuing various programs of studies at the College. The terms of reference wherein the EOC-PwDs at the College may undertake activities are inter alia as under:

  • Establishing coordination with government and non-government or and other funding agencies with an objective to provide financial support and other resources required for inclusion and educational empowerment of the students with disabilities.
  • Undertaking suitable programs/plans, including remedial classes, assistive technology and services for ensuring participation and improving performance of students with disabilities.
  • Providing information about existing provisions and act as a counseling-cum-guidance centre for students with disabilities, especially with regard to academic, career and other matters.
  • Taking initiatives to develop a socially conducive, accessible and inclusive atmosphere for the development of healthy interpersonal relations among students with disabilities, academic and non-academic staff for academic interaction and extracurricular activities.
  • Supporting the students with disabilities to overcome challenges and barriers originating from inequalities and discrimination at the College within its mandate.
  • Taking necessary initiatives to make the infrastructures of the College barrier free or disabled-friendly.
  • Organizing or conducting seminars/ workshops/ conferences/exhibitions/special lectures/debates and alike, from time-to-time, on various contemporary and significant disability related subjects for dissemination of knowledge and sensitization of the faculty members of the College about disability and allied aspects. 
  • Taking initiative to upgrade the Central Library of the College with modern devices and assistive technologies for enabling the students with disabilities to access information like their counterparts.
  • Extending support to the students with disabilities to avail scholarships and stipends or financial assistance from governments and other agencies to support their education and other needs.
  • Taking appropriate initiatives to ensure that the students with disabilities do have access to various provisions and facilities such as- (i) 5% reservation of seats in all subjects at all levels; (ii) reduction of 5% marks from minimum eligibility criteria; (iii) age relaxation of minimum 5 years for admission; (iv) 30 minutes of extra time in the examinations; (v) Scribe to those who are incapable of writing examinations due to disability; (vi) full or partial exemption from the payment of admission and examination fees in special cases; (vii) boarding and lodging at the College Hostels for both  male and female students with disabilities.