Press Esc to close
Wednesday 26 November 2014
News updated at 2:16 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.1°C
Min : 17°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Overseas visit in store for 100 disabled university students

New Delhi, Dec 4, 2012, DHNS:

DU will also give them free laptops with necessary software

At a programme hosted by Delhi University’s equal opportunity cell (EOC), vice chancellor Dinesh Singh on Tuesday announced that 100 disabled students will be sent abroad on a visit in the next semester and will also be given free laptops.

“We are (already) late in distributing laptops to the students with disability. They have been brought and will be given soon. The laptops include all required softwares,” said Dinesh Singh, at an event organised in collaboration with an NGO AADI.

According to Bipin Tiwari, officer on special duty of EOC, the laptops will be distributed to all regular students of DU with disabilities. “By the end of December or first week of January, the free of cost laptops will be given to the students,” he said.

Singh also said despite sending repeated reminders to colleges for admitting students with disabilities, several of them are not following it. “It is in the university guidelines for colleges to admit students with disabilities. I need to find out some way to see that the colleges follow these guidelines,” added Singh.


Talking about a divided DU, he urged that everyone should be united. “We keep thinking how to unite the entire DU. We need to help others so that they help us. We will keep trying,” he said.

In the last semester, varsity increased the hostel reservation for disabled students from three per cent to five per cent. Even the DU’s educational trip Gyanodaya included disabled students.

 Special guest Stuti Kackar, department of disability affairs’ secretary, said new ideas should emerge in universities. “It is seen that whenever repressive regimes come, the first thing they do is to cut off the intellectual thought. The VC, however, is supporting such an initiative and the thought of inclusiveness,” she said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

It is business as usual in Leopold Cafe on the eve of the anniversary ...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

England's captain Alastair Cook (R) talks with his teammate Ravi Bopara...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Models pose with a car during the inauguration of the Lamborghini showroom...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Women from the Delhi police force, undergo martial arts training...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza blows whistle to joins campaign...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

Children rights activist Baburaj, Good Sheperd High School headmistress ...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

A Sun Bird sits on a branch of Jacaranda flower tree...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

BJP MP'S meeting in Parliament house...

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Bipasha Basu and Milind Soman at Pinkathon announcement

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Modi with BJP leaders at an election rally in Jharkhand

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523