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Javadekar reiterates Government's commitment to encourage education for specially abled students

Updated: Sep 06, 2016 21:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 6 (ANI): Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today felicitated students at the sixth convocation of Jagatguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University at Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh today, where he assured of the Centre's commitment to encourage education for specially-abled students.

On the occasion, the Union Minister reiterated that Government of India under the leadership of Honorable Prime Minister remains committed to strive for Accessible India (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan).

He mentioned that to allow free access to information, Government has kept books for specially abled out of the purview of Copyright Act.

He also stated that Ministry of HRD is working on enhancing scholarship for specially abled students and that a committee of experts shall review of curriculum which is a crucial component of education of specially-abled students.

Also, Javadekar said that at present, as many as 128 EOCs are functioning in various universities and that to make Colleges and Universities more responsive to the needs and constraints of the disadvantaged social groups, the UGC has financed Institutions to establish Equal Opportunity Cells to oversee the effective implementation of policies and programmes for disadvantaged groups and to provide guidance and counselling in academic, financial, social and other matters.

Javadekar assured that Ministry of HRD will consider the proposal of Jagatguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University to make it a central university to further improve education for specially-abled students. (ANI)