MBBS Curriculum Updated After 22 Years, but Barely Mentions Disability

New Delhi: After 22 years, medical students in India have an updated curriculum that is due to roll out in August 2019.India produces around 90,000 doctors every year, with 63,250 undergraduate medical seats, and 34,950 post graduate medical seats. But the new curriculum skates over the issue of disability and disability rights.This comes in spite… Read More MBBS Curriculum Updated After 22 Years, but Barely Mentions Disability

Now, disabled students to get relaxations in exams

Children with special needs will get relaxations/concessions in examinations from 2020 as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today released a list regarding the same.  “It has been observed that neither schools nor students are fully aware of these exemptions. They are not following… Read More Now, disabled students to get relaxations in exams

Visually impaired UPSC rank holder Sparsh Gupta wants to change the system for disabled people

The phone hasn’t stopped ringing for Sparsh Gupta. Congratulations are pouring in for this 28-year-old who has cracked the Civil Services Examination 2018 with a rank of 562. Some of those calling are people who had written off his future prospects after he lost his vision completely in 2016. It’s a sweet moment for Sparsh… Read More Visually impaired UPSC rank holder Sparsh Gupta wants to change the system for disabled people

Physical disability World Cricket Series: ECB official Ian Martin denied Indian visa

Mumbai: England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) Head of Disability Cricket, Ian Martin, who was supposed to be in India to oversee and guide the officials of the All India Cricket Association for Physically Challenged on the forthcoming first ever World Series has been denied visa. “My visa application is rejected. It was very frustrating.… Read More Physical disability World Cricket Series: ECB official Ian Martin denied Indian visa

World Autism Awareness Week: ‘Need to enforce Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act’, says Dr Priti Arun

As a norm established by the United Nations, April 2 of every year is marked as World Autism Day. The day marks the beginning of a whole month to spread awareness about the challenges faced by autistic and intellectually challenged children. The need to spread awareness about the condition can be stressed by citing a… Read More World Autism Awareness Week: ‘Need to enforce Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act’, says Dr Priti Arun

World Autism Awareness Day: Around 3% Indians battle intellectual, developmental disabilities

The world observed Autism Awareness Day on April 2, which is designed to recognise and understand those battling autism, an ailment that impairs the ability of people to communicate and interact with others. In India, 3 percent of the total population is estimated to be people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (PwIDDs), according to a report titled, “Count… Read More World Autism Awareness Day: Around 3% Indians battle intellectual, developmental disabilities