Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College has introduced an online certificate course on disability research.
The certificate course “An Introduction to Disability Research: A Legal & Social Studies Perspective” has been launched in collaboration with the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP).
Kirori Mal College’s Centre for Disability Research and Training will impart lessons online. It will be a two-credit course, spread over nine weeks with three classes every week. Students and research scholars pursuing their undergraduate or postgraduate courses from any university or college in India can participate in the programme at a nominal fee. It has been designed to accommodate it with their regular courses conveniently.
The course has been designed to sensitize society to the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities and build a more inclusive and accessible world for all in keeping with disability laws and their relevant concepts. It will also help the participants understand the intervention framework, research – writing, and advocacy mechanisms with a particular focus on persons with disabilities, said the college.
The inaugural address of the commencement of the course was delivered by Prof Shiv Kumar Kaushik, Vice Principal, Kirori Mal College, in a virtual orientation session. “This course is a part of our endeavour to popularise disability studies among the youth and lead to the long-term sensitization of society towards the cause of persons with disabilities,” said Prof Kaushik.