Equal Opportunity Cell
The enabling unit-equal opportunity cell has been established in Delhi College of Arts and Commerce under the merge scheme of 11th five year plan in 2010. Dr. K. Suresh Kumar is appointed as convener of this unit. Since then it has been functioning as facilitator and coordinator for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. It also looks after whether the three percent reservation is being followed in the admission of the persons with disabilities and also in the appointment of teaching and non-teaching staffs with disabilities. It provides basic barrier-free equipments to the disabled students, procures advanced online resources for them, intimates the disabled students about special scholarship schemes, addresses the problems faced by the disabled students and resolves in various levels. The unit also organizes sensitization workshops and mobility-orientation campaigns for the disabled student in interactive manner by involving their normal counterparts.
It provides career counseling to the disabled students and almost all of them have gotten recruited in government-banking services since the inception of this cell. The cell is allotted a separate air conditioned room with especially designed washroom for the disabled persons. It has also got 10 personal computers installed with Jaws13.0 talking and screen-reading softwares and 17 netbooks with special screen-reading softwares, one lexic scanner with which, a visually challenged student can scan his or her books. One printer with latest technology is also installed. Besides this, all the basic reading equipments such as angel e-book reader and voice recorder, braille slates, mathematical slates, etc have been procured from national institute of visually handicapped and karishma enterprizes.
Every year since 2010 the enabling unit EOC has been organizing its annual cultural fest called justice in the college premise in which eminent speakers were invited to deliver lectures on themes relating to the empowerment of persons with disabilities and also inter-college competitions were conducted for the differently challenged children across the Delhi University.
|Dr K Suresh Kumar