Punjab University launches equal opportunity cell for disabled students

An equal opportunity cell has finally been launched by the Punjab University - PU for students with disabilities.

The disabled students of PU went through a lot of struggle over last two years to convince the PU administration regarding the EOC-PwD.

Universities such as Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University already have the EOC-PwD that work towards the welfare of university students that have disabilities.

University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued guidelines stating that all universities and colleges should form an equal opportunity cell for SC, ST, OBC and PWD students.

PU already has a SC/ST Cell but the disabled students had to wait for a EOC to be set up for them.

The next step will be to form a three-member core committee, including the EOC-PwD coordinator, and a six-member student executive body.

The Punjab University has also decided to launch a free e-rickshaws for disabled students on the campus.

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