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Govt proposes to create a University of Disability Studies and Science in Rehabilitation

In an open world, the government has suggested setting up a "first of

its kind" university covering the entire spectrum of disability studies and recovery


In a public notice released on 24 December, under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the Department of

Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) invited stakeholders to comment on the draft bill for the establishment of a university.

The DEPwD said it intends to create, through a separate act of Parliament, a University of Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences, Kamrup District, Assam.

"The proposed university, the first of its kind, will be a unique multidisciplinary academic institution conducting research, programs, and courses from bachelor's level onwards to cater to various disciplines covering the entire gamut of disability studies and rehabilitation sciences in an accessible environment," the DEPwD stated.


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