This year the number of seats being offered to the differently-abled candidates has risen from 1,220 last year to 1,620 this year. Although the number of seats has increased by 400 since last year, there have not been enough number of applications through the differently-abled quota at the varsity.
The Equal Opportunities Cell (EOC) at DU has been supporting the ideas to make the DU campus more friendly and accessible for disabled students. There are recommendations being given for interconnecting college buildings so that disabled students do not need to travel via the regular transport systems. Several DU Colleges are doing their bit by adopting measures that are disabled-friendly such as establishing tactile paths, ramps, lifts, signages and a special prospectus. Some other colleges such as Hans Raj, Miranda House, Sri Ram Centre for Commerce and so on have made special provisions that enable a disabled student to mail their assignments instead of making presentations. Students from the special category are also being given free accommodations and concession in hostel meals at Hans Raj College. The bus service will begin in July and would be completely free of cost.
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