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Education for Disabled Persons

The Government of Karnataka has established 8 Res. Special Schools for children with visual or hearing impairment. Out of 8 Res. Special Schools 4 schools are for children with visually impaired and 4 schools are for children with hearing impairment. The details of the schools are as follows:Special Education, Boarding, Medicines and clothing are provided at free of cost

Schools for the Blind Children:

1

Government School for Blind Children (Boys)
Tilak Nagar, Mysore. (1 to 10th)
Ph:95821 2497496

2

Government School for Blind Children,
Near Siddaruda Matt, Hubli (1 to 7th) (Boys)
Ph:95836 2204167

3

Government School for Blind Children,
Near Stadium,Gulbarga (Boys) (1 to 7)
Ph:958472 220641

4

Government School for Blind Girl Students,
Near Devraj Urs Colony, B Block, 1st Cross,
Near Shivali Talkies, Davangere. ( 1 to 10 )
Ph: 958192 250442

Schools for the Children with Hearing Impairment:

1

Government School for the Deaf Children
Tilak Nagar, Mysore (Boys) (1 to 10th)
Ph: 0821 - 2494104

2

Government School for the Deaf Children,
Aland, Gulbarga (1 to 10 )
Ph:

3

Government School for the DeafChildren,
Bellary (1 to 7)
Ph:

4

Government School for the Deaf Girl Students,
Belgaum (1 to 7 )
Ph:

All the above institutions are residential schools Education and boarding services are provided free of cost to all the children. Text Books in brail language are printed at the Government Braille Press, Mysore and supplied to children who are studying in Government Special Schools as well as in Private Special Schools free of cost besides providing clothing and medical facilities.

There are 30 special schools running under State grnats and 82 schools under Central Assistance, Details given below:

Special Schools:

S.No

State Aided Institutions

Run by NGOs

Numbers

1

Visually Impaired Schools

07

2

Hearing Impaired School

07

3

Schools for Mentally Retarded

09

4

Schools for Orthopedically Handicapped

02

5

Treatment and Councelling Center

01

6

Vocational Training Centres

04

S.No

Central Aided Institutions

Run by NGOs

Numbers

1

Residential Special School for Visually Impaired

08

2

Residential School for Hearing Impaired

25

3

Schools for Mentally Retarded

25

4

Schools for Orthopeadically Handicapped

11

5

Vocational Training Centers and ITIs

13

Scholarships:

To encourage enrollment and to continue the studies of the PWDs State Government provides scholarships as highlighted below from Class 1 to University Level.

Standard

Monthly scholarship

Scholarship for hostel students

Reading allowance for blind students

Conveyance allowance for physically disabled

1 to V

50

25

25

25

VI to X

100

25

25

25

PUC

150

140

75

50

Degree/TCH

200

180

75

-

BE/MBBS/LLB

250

240

100

-

M.A, M.Sc, M.Com, LLM & equivalent

300

240

100

Incentive Awards to Meritorious Students with disability:

The scheme provides one time Incentive Award to Meritorious disabled students who secure more than 60% of marks in public examinations.

Standard

Incentive Award

SSLC

Rs.500/-

II year PUC

Rs.750/-

Degree

Rs.1000/-

Post Graduate Courses

Rs. 1200/-

Degree in Agriculture
Engineering Technology/
Vet. Science and Medicine

Rs. 1500/-

The eligibility criteria :

Braille Press:

Department runs a Braille Press at Mysore to cater to the needs of students with visual impairment for students with VI studying PUC and BA in humanities subjects 10 audio cassettes and a tape recorder are provided free of cost by the State Government and enable them to continue their higher studies.

Educational Concessions:

vide Government Order No: ED 10 STB: 93 Bangalore dtd.2.1.2001 State Government has ordered for 3% reservation of seats in all educational institutions for students with disability and also preference providing in Hostel facilities.

Facilities such as help of the scribe, extra time duration in public examination and selection of elective subjects are extended to with students with visuall impairment.

For children with Hearing impaired concession in 2nd and 3rd language and also one hour extra time for public examination is provided. Special stickers are attached to the answer papers of the students in public examination.

SPECIAL TEACHERS TRAINING CENTERS:

State Government have established 2 special teachers training centre at Mysore for the training of teachers in teaching visually impaired children and hearing impaired children respectively in collaboration with National Institutes with the intake capacity of 20 students per batch every year in each category. It is a 2 years diploma course after PUC. Students with the minimum of 45 marks in PUC are eligible for entrance examination. This programme and institutions are recognised by Rehabilitation Council of India.