- Published on 06 February 2017
The government of Rajasthan State (northern India) plans to open a college for hearing impaired students, reports the Indian Express.
According to a World Bank report, India has a very well-developed higher education system that offers studies in all areas of learning. By its size and diversity, the country’s higher education system ranks third largest in the world, following only the United States and China.
In an effort to increase inclusiveness, negotiations are underway to open a college for students with hearing impairments in the state of Rajasthan according to Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje. “We are working to establish a college for deaf students. This will be the first of its kind in the country and discussions in this direction are ongoing,” said Raje in mid-January at a convention of college and university teachers at Rajasthan University.
She highlighted the special bond that teachers have with hearing-impaired students and said that special attention should be paid to the student-teacher relationship to ensure a better future for those affected by hearing loss.
The Chief Minister also spoke about the state government’s achievements in the area of college education and called on teachers to focus on research to further improve the situation. Raje also said that the percentage of students in government schools had increased significantly, with over a million students who were studying in private schools now in government schools.
Source: Indian Express; World Bank