With an objective to promote research in the field of disability, the University of Delhi is planning to establish a Centre for Disability Studies. The centre will work in association with various academic departments of the varsity to introduce bachelor’s, masters and research programmes run by departments on their own or through colleges.
According to reports, only postgraduate programmes and diploma courses in the field of disability will be offered at the centre. It will act as a resource centre in disability studies and other related fields - both for students and the faculty of the university and outside. Bipin Tiwari, OSD, Equal Opportunity Cell, Delhi University is the secretary of the panel which will work towards establishing the centre and supervising infrastructure and other facilities of the centre.
Delhi University has sought comments from stakeholders regarding the same by 7th June. Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi made the announcement about setting up a centre for disability studies. According to him, the establishment of the centre will promote new research and academic programmes in this respective field.
The University of Delhi is one of the premier university of the country which is popular for its academic standards, diverse academic programmes, and excellent growth opportunities. Lakh of students apply every year for bachelor’s and master’s courses at DU for its renowned faculty and well-structured programme.