Amidst the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the differently-abled students are facing tonnes of problems. As the academic institutions have remained closed for over a year, the differently-abled students are struggling more than normal students. However, all this did not dampen their spirit to excel in exams and they continue with their hard work to learn and study.
Thus, keeping their struggles in mind, Delhi University has decided to take some crucial steps in order to provide them with some relief. Hence, DU’s assistance to the PwD students will help them in their studies as well as exams.
DU adopts certain measures for the differently-abled students:
The university has approximately 2000 students, 300 teachers, and 200 staff who are differently-abled. But, many of its colleges lack tactile flooring, lift facility, braille printers, etc for help. Some colleges like Hansraj College, Miranda House, IP College, SRCC, LSR, Rajdhani College and more have facilities include for differently-abled students.
The varsity offers them extra time to write exams. Also, some of the differently-abled students who are unable to write are given a scribe. Hence, this facility is very helpful for visually challenged individuals. Also, other facilities are provided to such students as per requirements.
The Differently-abled students perform at par with general students:
The DU dean of exams stated that 734 differently-abled students appeared for OBE 2021 in total. Also, it was witnessed that most of the specially-abled students did write and submit their answer sheets at the same time as general students. Also, the performance of such students has been excellent in exams. Hence, almost all of them did pass with great marks. Despite all the problems such PwD students work hard making the Prime Minister’s NEP goal come true.