♿ Refuge for specially-abled students

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Bangalore University will provide free food and accommodation for specially-abled students.

Story so far: Across various departments in the university, there are 11 differently-abled post-graduate students. Per the PwD Act of 2016, there are to be reservations for such students in every department. However, not many have been admitted. 

  • The university is trying to be more inclusive. Their latest effort is providing free food and accommodation for differently-abled students at the Jnanabharati campus. The cost for this will be borne by the university, not the government.
  • The university is one of the few that have a dedicated empowerment cell for students with disabilities. In fact, only two universities in the state have it.

Inclusivity: Another way the university is trying to be more inclusive is through its Braille Resource Centre and audio-based study material. The university library will also get disabled-friendly software soon.

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