DU’s Kirori Mal College Launches Online Disability Research Certificate Course
The Disability Research and Training Center, Kirori Mal College, DU, in conjunction with the “National Center for Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities (NCPEDP)”, has launched an online certificate course, “An Introduction to Disability Research: A Legal and Social Studies Perspective”. The virtual two-credit course is spread over 9 weeks with 3 lessons per week. It is designed so that students can easily adapt it to their regular classes.
Students/researchers pursuing their undergraduate or postgraduate courses at any university/college in India can join the program for a nominal fee. To learn more about the course, students can visit their website ncpedp.org
The course has been designed to raise awareness in society about the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities and to build a more inclusive and accessible world for all, in accordance with disability laws and its relevant concepts. It will also help participants understand the intervention framework, research-writing and advocacy mechanisms with a particular focus on people with disabilities.
Kirori Mal College, in 2021, had launched an initiative to help visually impaired students pursue higher education. As part of the initiative called Aarohan carried out in collaboration with an NGO called Saksham, the college provides assistive devices for visually impaired or visually impaired students.