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Exemption from undergoing Orientation Programme and payment of fees for Differently abled students





Exemption from undergoing Orientation Programme for differently abled students


BoS/Announcement/227/10 August 10, 2010


Sub: Exemption from undergoing Orientation Programme and payment of fees for Differently abled students



Differently abled Students, suffering from permanent disability of 50% or above are exempted from attending Orientation Programme. These students are also exempted from payment of fee related to Orientation Programme i.e. Orientation Programme registration fee of Rs. 1,000/- and course fee of Rs. 3,000/- for undergoing course.


The following shall be regarded as disability:-


a. Blindness – “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:


· total absence of sight;


· visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or


· limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.


b. Low vision – “Low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.


c. Leprosy cured – “Leprosy cured” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from


· loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;


· manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;


· extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly.


d. Hearing impairment – “Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.


e. Locomotors disability – “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.


f. Permanent and total loss of voice.


g. Any other physical disability which is not covered above, but permanently suffering from 50% or above, as the case may be, submit an application for consideration on case to case basis.


A disabled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician / surgeon / oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.


Vijay Kapur

Director, Board of Studies



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