College in Lucknow to start course in graphic design for the deaf

For the first time, an exclusive College for Deaf is being established at the Shakuntala Misra Rehabilitation University.

The institute, a first in north India, is aimed at empowering hearing impaired students by improving their creativity with professional education and skill development. The college will offer a three-year Bachelor of Vocation in Graphics and Animation Designing.

There will be many courses, one for six months, one for a year, and one for two years, after which students will get an advanced diploma. Those completing the course will be awarded a degree.

The aim is to raise the employment prospects of hearing impaired students. The construction of the college building has started and classes will start from this session.

A grant has been awarded by the state and central government for purchase of aids, equipment and scholarships.

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