Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University

The world's only university exclusively for disabled people

Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University is a university in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India.[1] It is the first university in India and the world which is only for disabled people.[2][3] It was started on September 27, 2001 by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya.[4][5] It is run by a trust named Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Viklang Shikshan Sansthan. The trust is responsible for all planned works of the university.[6][7] It was created by a local law of the Uttar Pradesh Government, the Uttar Pradesh State Act 32 (2001).[8][9][10] This act assigned Jagadguru Rambhadracharya as the chancellor of this university for his entire life.[11][12]

Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University
जगद्गुरु रामभद्राचार्य विकलांग विश्वविद्यालय
The main building of Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University on August 14, 2010 with the Indian national flag hoisted
MottoSanskrit: सेवाधर्मः परमगहनः
Motto in English
The duty of service is most difficult.
TypePrivate University
EstablishedSeptember 27, 2001
ChairmanJagadguru Rambhadracharya
ChancellorJagadguru Rambhadracharya
Vice-ChancellorProf. B. Pandey
Uttar Pradesh

25°10′02″N 80°50′02″E / 25.16722°N 80.83389°E / 25.16722; 80.83389
AffiliationsUGC, AIU

The university offers graduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees in courses such as Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Sociology, Psychology, Fine Arts, Special education, Education, History, Culture & Archeology, Computer & Information Sciences, Vocational Education, Law, Economics, and Prosthetics and Orthotics.[13] The university planned to give courses in Ayurveda and Medical Sciences from 2013.[14] The permission to enter into the university is limited to only four types of disabled students – those who are blind, or have difficulty in hearing, having difficulty in walking or having some mental illness, as defined in the Disability Act (1995) of the Government of India.[15] Various degrees were given to 354 disabled students in the second graduation ceremony of the university which was held in March 2010.[16][17][18] In the third graduation ceremony which was held in January 2011, 388 disabled students were given degrees.[19][20] All the facilities in the university such as classrooms, hostel and laboratory etc. are disabled friendly.[21]

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