Ashray Akruti has offered a Diploma course in Special Education (HI) since 2015 with an objective of developing special educators trained to provide quality education to children with hearing loss. The two-year programme recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India(RCI), Delhi is available to Intermediate students who secure a minimum of 50% in English and Regional languages. The course combines both classroom lectures, hands-on project work, and practical exposure in the field.
Eligibility: Students who have passed 10+2 (Intermediate) or equivalent with 50% in their exams are eligible for the course.
Duration of the course: The duration of the course is two years (four semesters 220 days consisting of 1320 hrs. each year, thus having a total of 440 days consisting of 2640 hours for theory and practicum).
Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction is the English / Regional language
The general framework of the course: The diploma course consists of 4 core papers and 8 additional papers pertaining to specific disability areas. Though the number of papers pertaining to disability specializations may vary, the core papers are common across the specialization areas. Each paper has a total of 90 hours for curriculum transaction.
Methodology: The methodology of the course includes lectures, demonstration, project work, discussions, exposure visits to different schools/rehabilitation projects, participation in community meetings, medical camps and community development programmes, practice-teaching in the disability intervention programmes at grassroots level.
Course Pattern: The course is offered through semesters or any other pattern as directed by the RCI from time to time.
Intake Capacity: The intake for each year of the course is 25 students maximum.
Minimum attendance: 80% minimum attendance is required both in theory and practical to be eligible to appear in the semester-end examination.
Examination Scheme: As per RCI’s Scheme of examination
Ashray Akruti is a registered nonprofit, non-religious, Non- Government organization working for people with disabilities with a focus on children with hearing loss. Established in Hyderabad in the year 1996, the organization implements projects across Telangana and Andra Pradesh.