[AI] courses in special education

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Tue Jun 24 03:38:01 EDT 2008


The fact that offer Ph.D's is a real comfort for me, since I have been
struggling to enrol myself due to confusions about disciplines
--marketing or disability?. But I am sure this will be of help to me. Pl
give address or contact details (I think it is not there in this


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The Faculty offers courses from the diploma level to the doctorate

The Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education of
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU) at
Perianaickenpalayam, Coimbatore, offers
courses in special education for candidates who aspire to acquire skills
in teaching and rehabilitating children with visual impairment, hearing
and mental disability.

The Faculty offers courses from the diploma level to the doctorate
level. Candidates who have completed higher secondary, graduation or
postgraduation degree
can join the courses.

According to a release from Honorary Dean M. Chandramani, children with
disability should be included in the purview of education.

                 Dearth of teachers

 "One of the problems our country faces now is the dearth of trained
teachers to teach children with special needs. It has been estimated
that nearly 5
- 10 per cent of the Indian population is suffering from some type of
disability and need the services of special teachers and rehabilitation
The country has only 180 teacher-training institutions that prepare
teachers for children with special needs. The report of the X Planning
Commission says
that the number of trained teachers required by the country is 7,
24,600. It may take another 10 - 20 years to fulfil the target."

In order to train teachers to take up the work of educating children
with special needs, the Faculty offers the following courses in Special
Ph. D., B. Ed. and M. Ed. (Visual Impairment), B. Ed. and M. Ed.
(Hearing Impairment), B. Ed. and M. Ed. (Mental Retardation).

Two-year diploma courses are also available in the three subjects. There
is a one-year diploma course in Sign Language.

                 Hands-on experience

In addition, some service-oriented departments are available that serve
as laboratories for teacher-trainees for hands-on experience.

They are Braille-book production unit, Braille appliances unit,
talking-books recording unit, rehabilitation unit, Department of
Prosthetics, Department
of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, play therapy unit for
mentally retarded children, sign language unit, audiology and speech
therapy unit and
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

                 Add-on courses

 Spoken English, spoken Hindi, Yoga, adapted physical education, arts
and crafts are offered as add-on courses.

Candidates who successfully complete the course can register their names
in the Central Rehabilitation Register as Rehabilitation Professionals.

Their services are needed in special schools, integrated schools,
inclusive set-ups, hospitals and non-governmental organisations. Campus
interviews are
also arranged.

                 Last date

 Issue of applications has begun. Last date for receipt of completed
application is June 30. Applications can be obtained in person or by

For details, contact Chandramani, Honorary Dean, Ramakrishna Mission
Vivekananda University, Faculty of Disability Management and Special
Education, Ramakrishna
Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore - 641020; or call 0422 - 2697529; or
e-mail to
ihrdc at vsnl.net.

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