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Maharashtra to come up with a policy to help students with mental disabilities

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in Maharashtra plans to work on a policy document on the facilities needed by educational institutes to make it accessible for mentally disabled students.

A meeting including a group of government officials, university faculties and representatives of the NGOs was held recently to discuss about the same.

In the meeting, Disabilities Commissioner Nitin Patil said state universities can play an important part in helping students with mental illnesses.

Patil shared that college students face mental issues due to many reasons. State universities and its different departments can work together to find the disabilities in students and help them overcome it.

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