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Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

Invites proposal for starting Certificate / diploma / degree / master level courses in the field of Special Education & Disability Rehabilitation for the academic session 2007 – 08

The Rehabilitation Professional Courses Include
  • Certificate / Diploma / Degree / Master in Special Education for developing human resource in the field of mental retardation, visual impairment, speech & hearing, locomotor, cerebral palsy, etc.
    • Bachelor / Master in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology / Rehabilitation Psychology
    • P.G. Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology
    • Certificate / Diploma / Degree / Master in Prosthetic & Orthotics
    • Diploma in Deaf-Blind / Diploma in Indian Sign Language Interpreting
    • Diploma / PG Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation (Regular / Distance Mode)
    • Diploma in Austin Spectrum Disorder.
    • Diploma / P.G. Diploma in Special Education: Multiple Disabilities (Physical and Neurological)
    • Post Graduation Diploma in Disability Management for Medical Doctors (through Distance Mode)

    The above is not an exhaustive list of courses and many more through regular / distance education mode. For details of the courses, log on to our website:

    The latest Sample Survey and Census of India indicate that more than 200 lac persons with disabilities require support in terms of education, training & rehabilitation. At present 232 recognized institutions comprising of Govt./ Non Govt. Organizations / universities are conducting 56 types of professional courses to meet the growing need of such persons. The current intake of training institutions is around 6000-uncluding-distance education mode whereas demand is mind-boggling. Opportunities are growing day by day with the increased awareness in the filed throughout the world.

    Eligibility for Institutions

    Institutions should be running a special / model school for persons with disabilities or should have practice laboratory / rehabilitation center / workshop. It should have qualified core faculty / guest faculty, infrastructure, space, equipment, furniture, etc., as prescribed for each course of the Council. However a University can have a tie-up with any special school for conducting practice teaching. The institutions fulfilling the above criteria may obtain the detail Norms, Guidelines, Application format and syllabus for starting a specific course from the Council. The application format is also available on our website. The duly filled in application format should be submitted along with relevant documents and processing for Rs. 2300/- in the form of Demand Draft for each course favouring "Member Secretary, Rehabilitation Council of India payable at New Delhi".

    Last date of submission of proposal along with relevant document is 31st December 2006.

    Note: U/S 24 of RCI Regulation of 1997, it is mandatory to obtain prior approval for running any approved courses of RCI. U/S 13 of the RCI Act of 1992, "No person, other than the rehabilitation professional who possesses a recognized rehabilitation qualification and is enrolled on the Central Rehabilitation Register, shall practice as rehabilitation professional anywhere in India".

    For further information, please conduct:

    Member Secretary
    Rehabilitation Council of India
    B-22, Qutab Institutional Area
    New Delhi - 110016
    Phone: 91-11-2653 2384/2408/4287
    Fax: 91-11-2653 4291
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    Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

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