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Scholarships for differently-abled persons are available with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment namely 'National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities' for providing fellowship to divyang scholars for pursuing M.Phil./Ph.D. The UGC is facilitating the selection of 200 scholars under the scheme. The fellowship is being disbursed directly by the Ministry itself.
As per UGC directions vide letter no 6-1/2018(SCT) dated 11.01.2019 and 11.06.2019 to all Grant-in-aid Institutions/ Universities for adoption and implementation of Harmonized Guidelines and Space Standards for Barrier-Free Built Environment for Persons with Disability and Elderly Persons, developed in February 2016 by Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India all existing buildings are barrier-free and accessible for PwD and the aforesaid guidelines are also being followed during the approval of the plans and DPR in cases of new buildings.
An Internal Committee comprising teachers, staff, students, and parents for taking care of day to day needs of differently-abled persons. The Committee observes students belonging to marginalized sections to get proper coaching so as to enable them to compete for higher studies and become eligible for teaching in higher educational institutions and for getting gainful employment in Central/States/ private sector services. The Committee ensures that these initiatives for integrating the differently-abled students towards mainstream higher education. These initiatives are indeed major steps for providing equal opportunities to such students. Constant monitoring at all levels to ensure that all such initiatives for differently-abled students are being implemented in the real sense.