14 July, 2024

Regional Centre


Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Special Education in Hearing Imparement (PGPDSE (HI))

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


National Centre for Disability Studies was established to undertake plethora of academic, research, extension and awareness activities for empowering the persons with disabilities and create a society that is friendly for them. The Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Special Education (PGPDSE) Programmes are being offered by the National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS), IGNOU in collaboration with Rehabilitation  Council of India (RCI). MoU has been signed between IGNOU and RCI in September, 2007. NCDS has received the approval of Academic Council, IGNOU to start the
programes related to Disability Studies. 

The inclusion in general education schools of all levels has led to more children with disabilities in General School Classrooms, the need for teachers to keep up to speed on how to best teach their increasingly-diverse students has grown. With distance learning, these general education teachers get a convenient and valuable opportunity to earn a special education 192 IGNOU Common Prospectus Diploma. The programme aims to develop a broad perspective of the role of specially trained professionals and to develop professional competencies to educate the Children with Disabilities in inclusive classroom. This also introduces the understanding about various  methods and approaches of organizing learningexperiences of Children with Disabilities in an inclusive/ integrated/special education set up. The programmes
involve both theory and practical courses. The PGPDSE programmes are available in following disability areas: 
Selection Procedure: Regional Centre wise/Special Study Centre wise Selection is done on the basis of merit
as per % of B.Ed. Contact Programme: There will be two contact programmes during the academic session and 75% of
the total attendance is a pre-requisite for Term end examination. Term End Examination: The first TEE will be held in
June of subsequent year for learners enrolled in July session. Learners can appear in subsequent TEE held twice a year in June and December.  

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