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.