IGNOU Special Education Courses 2013 Latest

IGNOU Special Education Courses 2013: To meet the objectives center is conducting various activities. Human Resource Development is major activity of the center is present.A. Human Resource Development – A large number of service providers including doctor, teacher and other professionals for education and rehabilitation of persons/children with disabilities are required. The center has taken up the task to implement following programmes in this area.

Programmes on offer at present 2013:
    Foundation Course (B.Ed(Special Education))
    Launching of Foundation Course on Education with Children with Disabilities
    Foundation Course on Education of Children with Disability

Eligibility: Any In-service Teacher at any level
Duration : 3 Months
Programme fee: Rs 1,500
Medium of Instruction: English /Hindi /Any Regional language
Name of the Coordinator: Prof Hemlata

MEd In Special Education - Mental Retardation (MEDSE MR)

Eligibility: A candidate who has successfully passed B.Ed.(Special Education) in respective disability area with minimum 50% marks (OR) A candidate who has successful passed the B.Ed. General and has successfully completed PGPD-SEDE with 50 percent marks AND Two years teaching experience or Headmasters/ Principals/ Special Educational Functionaries OR Non-working graduates/ postgraduates who has already passed B.Ed.(Special Education) OR Equivalent degree recognised by RCI

Maximum Duration: 4 years
Minimum Duration: 2 years
Programme fee: Rs 36,000
Medium of Instruction: English
Name of the Programme Coordinator: Dr. Hemlata

1. PG Diploma in Disability Management for Medical Practitioner (PGDMD)

This programme is specifically meant for those medical professionals who posses MBBS and similar qualification in Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. Since the doctor is the first professional to come across with the disabled people so it was thought by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) to train all the medical professionals so that they could provide better counseling and guidance for the rehabilitation of person with disabilities. This is the only programme which consist the information and therapeutic process for all seven disability areas as recognized under PD Act, 1995.

2. BEd (Special Education)
IGNOU, NCDS in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) is going to launch B.Ed (Special Education) programme from July 2009 session. The programme is of two years duration and being offered in 3 areas of disabilities viz. Mental Retardation, Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment. This programme will prepare special teacher for teaching up to secondary level. Approximately 1500 special teachers will be produced every year through this programme.

3. Foundation Course for In-service Teacher for Teaching Children with Disability
The goal of Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE) and Education for All (EFA) can only be realized if all children including children with disabilities are included under the umbrella of elementary education. The inclusive education concept also emphasised for making the school inclusive so that all children could get the same education.
Considering this a foundation course is being launched in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India for In-service teachers. The course will be offered through online and also through print mode.

4. M Ed in Special Education - Visual Impairment (MEDSE VI)


Eligibility: A candidate who has successfully passed B.Ed.(Special Education) in respective disability area with minimum 50 percent marks (OR) A candidate who has successful passed the B.Ed. General and has successfully completed PGPD-SEDE with 50 percent marks AND Two years teaching experience or Headmasters/ Principals/ Special Educational Functionaries OR Non-working graduates/ postgraduates who has already passed BEd(Special Education) OR Equivalent degree recognised by RCI.

Maximum Duration: 4 years
Minimum Duration: 2 years
Programme fee: Rs 36,000
Medium of Instruction: English
Name of the Programme Coordinator: Dr Hemlata

5. M Ed in Special Education - Hearing Impairment (MEDSE HI)

Eligibility: A candidate who has successfully passed B.Ed.(Special Education) in respective disability area with minimum 50 percent marks (OR) A candidate who has successful passed the B.Ed. General and has successfully completed PGPD-SEDE with 50 percent marks AND Two years teaching experience or Headmasters/ Principals/ Special Educational Functionaries OR Non-working graduates/ postgraduates who has already passed BEd(Special Education) OR Equivalent degree recognised by RCI.

Maximum Duration: 4 years
Minimum Duration: 2 years
Programme fee: Rs 36,000
Medium of Instruction: English
Name of the Programme Coordinator: Dr Hemlata

6. Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Special Education - Visual Impairment (PGPDSE VI)

Eligibility: B Ed General Education / BEd Special Education

Maximum Duration: Three years
Minimum Duraion: One year
Medium of Instruction: English
Programme fees: Rs 8,000

7. M Ed in Special Education - Visual Impairment (MEDSE HI)

Eligibility: A candidate who has successfully passed B.Ed.(Special Education) in respective disability area with minimum 50 percent marks (OR) A candidate who has successful passed the B.Ed. General and has successfully completed PGPD-SEDE with 50 percent marks AND Two years teaching experience or Headmasters/ Principals/ Special Educational Functionaries OR Non-working graduates/ postgraduates who has already passed BEd(Special Education) OR Equivalent degree recognised by RCI

Maximum Duration: 4 years
Minimum Duration: 2 years
Programme fee: Rs 36,000
Medium of Instruction: English

8. Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Special Education - Visual Impairment (PGPDSE VI)

Eligibility: BEd General Education / B.Ed. Special Education

Maximum Duration: 3 years
Minimum Duration: 1 year
Programme fee: Rs 8,000
Medium of Instruction: English
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Hemlata

9. Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Special Education - Mental Retardation (PGPDSE MR)

Eligibility: Bed, General Education / BEd Special Education
Maximum Duration: 3 years
Minimum Duration: 1 year
Programme fee: Rs 8,000
Medium of Instruction: English
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Hemlata

10. Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Special Education - Hearing Impairment

Eligibility: B.Ed. General Education / B.Ed. Special Education
Maximum Duration: 3 years
Minimum Duration: 1year
Programme fee: Rs 8,000
Medium of Instruction: English

Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Hemlata

11. Post Graduate Professional Certificate in Special Education - Hearing Impairment (PGPCSE HI)

Eligibility: B Ed General Education / B Ed Special Education with PGPD-SEDE
Maximum Duration : 2 years
Minimum Duration: 6 months
Medium of Instruction: English
Programme fee: Rs 5,000
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Hemlata

12. B Ed Special Education in Visual Impairment (BEDSEVI)

Eligibility: a) The applicant should have a bachelors degree from any recognized university. (b) Weight age would be given to the candidates fulfilling any one of the following conditions. Be a person with disability – 15 marks Be a parent of child with disability - 10 marks Possess any RCI recognized qualification – 10 marks
Maximum Duration: Five years
Minimum Duration: Two years
Medium of Instruction: English
Programme fee: Rs 15,000
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Hemlata

13. B Ed Special Education in Mental Retardation (BEDSEMR)

Eligibility: (a) The applicant should have a bachelors degree from any recognized university. (b) Weight age would be given to the candidates fulfilling any one of the following conditions. Be a person with disability – 15 marks Be a parent of child with disability - 10 marks Possess any RCI recognised qualification – 10 marks

Maximum Duration: Five years
Minimum Duration: Two years
Medium of Instruction: Engli
Programme fee: Rs 15,000
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Hemlata, Dr SK Prasad

14. Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education - mental retardation (CESE(MR))

Eligibility: 10th Pass from a recognized board with minimum of 50 percent marks
Maximum Duration: Three years
Minimum Duration: One years
Medium of Instruction: English
Programme fee: Rs 4500
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Rekha S. Sen, Dr. S.K.Prasad

15. Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Theraphy (PGDCFT)

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development & Family Relations, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine, or other allied disciplines
Maximum Duration: 4years
Minimum Duration: 1 years
Medium of Instruction: English
Programme fee: Rs 11,500
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr. Amiteshwar Ratra (NCDS) and Prof. Neerja Chadha (SOCE)

16. Master of Science in Counseling and Family Therapy (MSc(CFT))

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development & Family Relations, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine, or other allied disciplines

Maximum Duration: 5years
Minimum Duration: 2 years
Medium of Instruction: English
Programme fee: Rs 25000
Name of Programme Coordinator: Dr.Amiteshwar Ratra , Prof. Neerja Chadha
Programmes offered from July, 2010 session:

1.Elective Course in Disability Studies

2. Disability study is now very accepted as an academic discipline. The disability should not be viewed as a medical or clinical problem rather it is more a developmental and human right issues. It is field of knowledge and enquiry which reformulate the study of disability by perceiving it as a social phenomenon.

The fist time in the country IGNOU, NCDS has taken initiative to develop an academic programme starting from the 8 credit elective course under Bachelor Degree Programme to PG Diploma and Master Degree on modular basis.

A.MEd in Special Education
    Certificate in Early Childhood Special enabling inclusing (Mental Retardation, Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment )
    Master of Science in Counseling and Family Therapy
    Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education – cerebral palsy( CESE (CP))

Eligibility: 10th Pass from a recognised board with minimum of 50 percent markss
Programme Fee: Rs.4500/-
Medium of Instruction: English

B. Apart from the above NCDS is conducting the following activities:

    Scholarship to IGNOU PhD scholars having disabilities.
    Short term training programme for capacity building of various levels of functionaries working in the disability area.
    Development of audio-video programme in various aspects of disability.
    Development of Resource Centre is in process.

C. Other Activities

    An Awareness Module has been developed for IGNOU students for making a friendly society for persons with disabilities.
    Prepare directory of institutions and experts working in the field of disability.

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