AICTE-approved establishments asked to develop EQFCs
Hyderabad: Nearly 250 universities associated to the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in Telangana need to develop ‘Equal Opportunity Facilitation Cells’ (EQFC), as component of the comprehensive education and learning plan standards.
While a current round of the AICTE has actually released standards to the technological education and learning establishments to take actions for assisting in pleasant universities for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), pointing out the promo of comprehensive education and learning as component of the National Education Policy (NEP) -2020.
While the State government is yet to take a get in touch with the execution of NEP-2020, the existing legislations as well as standards cast an obligation upon the universities to offer centers to satisfy trainees with specials needs. which, a number of establishments are presently doing not have. The standards connected to PwDs do not make up component of the association stipulations of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H), Osmania University (OU) as well as various other State colleges.
Adding to the existing scenario, the most up to date AICTE standards define the brand-new actions to be required to satisfy trainees with both noticeable as well as undetectable specials needs.
As component of making the Indian Education System comprehensive for all, the AICTE explained that the plan touches a number of premises to deal with problems bordering the recognition as well as involvement of trainees with specials needs, in addition to production of an allowing environment.
As per the brand-new standards, every AICTE-approved establishment will have an EQFC; an elderly professors is to be marked as its nodal policeman as well as planner. The various other participants consist of one each group of “male/female teaching, non-teaching staff, as well as student, and representative of an NGO working in the area of empowerment of PWDs.
The registrar and administrative officer will act as the member-secretary of EQFC,” the AICTE stated.
The primary goals of the cell consist of advertising admissions of PwDs in technological establishments, developing recognition amongst stakeholders in the location of level playing fields often, deal with the unique demands of trainees in teaching-learning procedure.
Also, to offer unique help in training as well as positioning of trainees with specials needs as well as supplying totally free laptop computers as well as web fees to PwDs with the Institute/State government; besides, developing a teacher-mentor system for PwDs right from the access to leave from the institute.
The standards likewise worry on creating disabled-friendly teaching-learning procedures utilizing modern-day devices as well as assistive modern technologies, as well as framework centers for accessibility to individuals with handicaps. They consist of, centers for accessibility to individuals with hearing as well as aesthetic disability, unique stipulations for PwDs in exams as well as Disability Support Systems (DSS), as well as added assistance links for trainees with details finding out specials needs need to become part of the universities.