Institutions for the specially abled in India

Are you looking for institutions for specially abled persons? Are you searching for a brighter future for the differently-abled? This article provides information on a few of the institutions that have been set up in India for specially abled persons.

The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities

The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities is established in 1943 as a rehabilitation service center to the soldiers and sailors who are blinded in World War II. The Government of India took over the establishment and made it a training center for visually handicapped persons at a later point of time. It originated as St.Dunstan's Hostel for the War-blinded establishment and then was further upgraded as the institution for the visually handicapped during the year 1979. The headquarters of NIEPVD is at Dehradun. One of the regional centers is situated at Chennai and two of them are at Kolkata and Secunderabad.

Departments / Facilities

  • Special Education and Research
  • Skill Development (TCAB)
  • Model School
  • National Accessible Library
  • Clinical & Rehabilitation Psychology and Research
  • Technology Application & Research
  • Braille Development
  • Central Braille Press
  • Early Intervention Centre

Admissions open for the following programmes

M.Phill Rehabilitation Psychology
Approved by : Rehabilitation council of India
Affiliated to: Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Uttarakhand Medical Education University, Dehradun
No. Of Seats: 10
Reservation: As per government norms.
Mode of Admission: Entrance Examination
Mode of Application : Online application available at institution's website :
Availability of online application: 5th July 2021
Last date of submission: 23rd July 2021
Date of Entrance Examination: 1st August 2021

Admissions open for the following skill-based courses

Interested candidates can apply for the below courses by downloading the application form from the institution's website. The last date of submission is 30th April 2021

Nursery Worker
NSQF Level: 03
Duration in hours: 317 Hours
Prerequisites to Training: 5th Standard

Medicinal Plant Grower
NSQF Level: 04
Duration in hours: 315 Hours
Prerequisites to Training: 5th Standard

Organic Grower
NSQF Level: 04
Duration in hours: 312 Hours
Prerequisites to Training: 5th Standard

Mushroom Grower
NSQF Level: 04
Duration in hours: 317 Hours
Prerequisites to Training: 8th Standard

Vermi Compost Producer
NSQF Level: 03
Duration in hours: 312 Hours
Prerequisites to Training: 5th Standard

Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur
NSQF Level: 04
Duration in hours: 332 Hours
Prerequisites to Training: No entry-level bar. 5th Standard pass preferably


Director - Dr. Himangshu Das
Phone: 0135-2744491
E-mai :
Address : National Institute for the Visually Handicapped
116, Rajpur Road,
Dehradun, Uttranchal,
Ph.: 0135-744491, 744979.
Fax: 748147

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped

AYJNISHD(D was established in 1983 at Bandra, Mumbai. This is an autonomous organization under the Government of India. The regional centers are situated in New Delhi, Kolkata, Secunderabad, and Bhubaneshwar. The objectives of the institution include manpower development, service facilities, community program, material development, and information and documentation apart from research and educational programs. This is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization, under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), MSJ&E, Govt. of India.

Departments / Facilities

  • Department of Audiology
  • Department of Speech & Language Pathology
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Socio Economic Rehabilitation
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Outreach & Extension Services
  • Information & Documentation Center
  • Academic Cell

Explore the courses offered by the organization.


Regional Center , Kolkata
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan),
B.T.Road, Bonhooghly, Kolkata 700 090
Phone: 1800-345-5492 (TOLL-FREE), 033-25313236/46, 033-25315492, 09432669239 (SMS)

Regional Center , Noida
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan),
Northern Regional Centre, NIEPID, RC, Building, Plot No.44-A, Block -C, Sector -40, Noida -201 301, Uttar Pradesh.
Phone: 0120 - 2500474/ 2500484 , 1800 180 4689 (Toll Free)
Email:,, Administration, RC:
Official website:

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