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Sunday, 8 November 2015

University to make presentation for upgrade - MADURAI

The Centre for Women’s Studies at Alagappa University is all set for upgrade as it has received invitation from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to make a presentation for the same.

Disclosing this to reporters here on Friday, Vice-Chancellor S. Subbiah said that the UGC had invited the Centre to make the presentation on November 24 for the upgrade from phase II to phase III to entitle an annual funding of Rs. 64 lakh.

The women’s studies wing in collaboration with Department of Economics and Rural Development and Special Education Wing proposed to apply for the status of Centre for Potential Excellence in Particular Areas (CPEPA), he said.

He said that the university, which offered special education courses, started a Resource School this academic year to serve differently abled and special children. The university produced 126 students with B.Ed. Special Education (Visual Impairment) and they were trained in Braille language, orientation and mobility, abacus and Taylor frame.

The university organised orientation programme for primary school teachers who taught children with disabilities. It also organised enrichment programme for primary school teachers who taught special children, he said.

He said that the university proposed to make its website accessible for students with special needs and prepare teaching and learning materials for children with special needs. The university would organise training programmes in December for the special educators in the district in collaboration with National Institute of Visually Handicapped, he said.
“We also proposed to start certificate and diploma courses in the field of special education, especially in speech therapy,” Mr. Subbiah said. The university would soon come out with Braille books of State board syllabus and produce audio books for children with visual impairment.

Source : The Hindu , 7th Nov 2015

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