Research & Manpower

The Universities and the Department of Higher Education are requested to take up Research work as per Section 48 of the Persons with Disabilities Act in the field of disabilities.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has already taken initiative for designing and developing new assistive devices.   The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore is conducting Research on new devices etc. Apart from this Mobility India and Association for Persons with Disabilities (Non-Governmental Organizations) also conduct research on these areas.


Promote and sponsor in the areas of

a. Prevention of disability

        A research cum resource centre will be started in Karnataka to conduct research on prevention of disability, rehabilitation and man power development.

b. To train teachers in special education for visually impaired and hearing-impaired children, the state Govt. training centers have been established at Mysore with the assistance of NIVH and NIHH. Candidates who have passed 12th std are eligible to undergo two years Diploma course. During the year 2010-11 the following are the no. of teachers are trained.

Sl. No
Hellen Keller D.Ed Institute Mysore (VI)
Karnataka State D.Ed Institute, Mysore (HI)
1st year
2nd Year

There are several special Teachers Training Institutes run by NGO’s conducting courses affiliated to Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University. NIVH, NIHH, NIMH etc .

a. Prevention of disability
    Research is being conducted at
a.       St. Johns Medical college and Hospital, Bangalore.
b.      Victoria & Vanivilas Hospital, Bangalore.
c.       Sparsha Hospital, Bangalore.
d.      All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore.
e.       Chandrashekhar institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore.
f.       Indian Institute of science, Bangalore
g.      CBR Network research centre Bangalore
h.      National Institute for Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
i.        Minto Hospital, Bangalore.
j.        Department of Women and Child Development.
k.      Department of Health & Family Welfare.
b. Rehabilitation including Community Based Rehabilitation.
   The Department for the Empowerment of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens   Action is implementing the Village Rehabilitation Scheme.
c. Development of assistive devices including psycho-social aspect
    Action has been initiated
d. Job identification on site modification in offices and factories
Action has been initiated
26.Sec. 49
Financial incentives to universities to enable them to undertake research for Special education, rehabilitation and Manpower development.
The Dept. of Higher Education and the Universities have been requested to undertake research in special education, rehabilitation and manpower development. Initiative has been taken for installation of resource center in the Universities to provide higher education to persons with disabilities in Karnataka.