Himachal Pradesh University is first in starting 5% disability quota

The Himachal Pradesh University – HPU, has announced 5 per cent seat reservation for disabled students.

HPU has become the first state university in the North to come up with this reservation percentage for students with disabilities.

The concerns about the facilities and benefits for disabled students in the university were raised by the Umang Foundation.

The HPU has also allotted hostel rooms for disabled students as per the instructions of the High court.

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, states that it is mandatory to implement 5 per cent reservation for the disabled students. However, this is not being done by most institutes in the country.

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