Delhi University to open centre for disability studies in 2018

The Delhi University is planning to start a Centre for Disability Studies over the next one year. Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi said this at the 94th annual convocation.

The focus of the Centre for Disability Studies would be on research, and a body will be set up to work on this plan.

There is also a move to fill up the vacancies in teaching positions as soon as possible. More than for lakh applications have been received for faculty positions and posts for around 100 subjects have already been covered.

There was an increase of 34.3% in the number of registrations under the Persons with Disability (PwD) category at Delhi University in 2017.

A total of 1,594 disabled students registered for undergraduate programmes, and the rise was seen after PwD quota was increased from 3% to 5% for undergraduate admissions in the university.

There were 21 categories under which an aspirant could apply for the PwD quota in 2017.