HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PERSON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The HEPSN scheme is basically meant for creating an environment at the higher education institutions to enrich higher education learning experiences of differently-abled persons. Creating awareness about the capabilities of differently-abled persons, construction aimed at improving accessibility, purchase of equipment to enrich learning etc are the broad categories of assistance under this scheme.

The main objectives of HEPSN are as follows:

  • To provide equal educational opportunities to differently-abled persons in higher education institutions.
  • To create awareness among the functionaries of higher education about the specific educational needs of differently-abled persons.
  • To equip higher education institutions with the facilities to provide access to differently-abled persons.
  • To provide special devices to higher education institutions that will augment the learning experiences of differently-abled persons.
  • To monitor the implementation of all existing and future legislation and policies, wich are pertaining to higher education of differently-abled persons.

The main functions of the Enabling Unit will be as follows: 

  • To provide counselling to differently-abled students on the types of courses they could study at the higher educational institutions.
  • To ensure admission of as many differently-abled students as possible through the open quota and also through the reservation meant for them.
  • To gather orders dealing with fee concessions, examination procedures, reservation policies etc pertaining to differently-abled persons.
  • To assess the educational needs of differently-abled persons enrolled in the higher education institutes to determine the types of assistive devices to be procured.
  • To conduct awareness programmes for teachers of the institute about the approaches to teaching, evaluation procedures etc wich they should address in the case of differently-abled students.
  • To study the aptitude of differently-abled students and assist them in getting appropriate employment when desired by them after their studies.
  • To celebrate important days pertaining to disability such as World Disabled Day, White Cane Day etc in the institute and also in the neighbourhood in order to create awareness about the capabilities of differently-abled persons.
  • To ensure maintainance of special assistive devices procured by the higher education institute under the HEPSN scheme and encourage differently-abled persons to use them for enriching their learning experiences.
  • To prepare annual reports with case histories of differently-abled persons who are benefited by the HEPSN scheme sanctioned to the higher educational institute.
2018-19

Teachers In-charge

Dr. Ms. Padmaja Ganpatye (Convenor)

Ms. Priya Nadar (Member)

List of Events Conducted :

Date Event Target Audience No. of Participants
1/8/2018 Orientation- mentoring by alumni for community work Degree & SFC students with Alumni     60
5/8/18 Friendship day Celebration at Cheshire Home inmates Cheshire home inmates and kids with Alumni       85
14/8/18 Cleaning at Cheshire Home Degree & SFC students with Alumni       35
15/8/2018 Independence day celebration with Cheshire Home inmates and children Cheshire home inmates and kids      65
1/9/2018 Janmashtami Celebration with Cheshire Home inmates and Children Cheshire home inmates and kids      50
2017-18

Teacher In-charge:

Ms. Padmaja Ganpatye (Convenor)

Ms. Varada Trivedi (Member)

List of Events Conducted:

Date Event Target Audience No. of Participants
8/5/2017 Display and sale of handmade articles by Cheshire Home inmates Degree & SFC students
8/6/2017 Friendship day Celebration at Cheshire Home inmates Cheshire home inmates and kids
8/11/2017 Orientation- mentoring by alumni for community work Degree & SFC students
14/08/2017 and 15/08/2017 Independence day celebration with Cheshire Home inmates and children Cheshire home inmates and kids
07/03/2018 Chocolate Making Workshop Degree and Self financing students
23/04/2018 Certificate Distribution HEPSN Volunteers

HEPSN REPORT 2017-18

2016-17

Teacher In-Charge:

Ms. Padmaja Ganpatye

HEPSN REPORT 2016-17