National Institutes

  1. Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH)
  2. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped (IPH), New Delhi
  3. National Institute of Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Secundrabad
  4. National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Dehradun
5. National Institute for Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata
  6. National Institute for Rehabilitation Training and Research (NIRTAR), Cuttack
7. National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD)
 
 
 

(i) Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH)

The Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped was established on 9th August, 1983 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Institute has been established for manpower development, research, clinical and therapeutic services, outreach and extension services for the persons with hearing disabilities.

The Institute is responsible for development of manpower by undertaking or sponsoring the training of trainees and teachers, employment officers, psychologists, vocational counselors and such other personnel as may be deemed necessary by the Institute for promoting the education, training or rehabilitation of the hearing handicapped. The Institute sponsors, coordinates and subsidizes research into all aspects of the education and rehabilitation of the hearing handicapped. It is also developing model services for rehabilitation of the hearing handicapped.


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(ii) Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped (IPH), New Delhi

The Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped (IPH), New Delhi was set up on 12th November, 1976 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The major objective of the Institute is to develop trained manpower for rehabilitation of persons with orthopaedically disabled persons, provide outreach services and research.

The Institute offers education, training, work-adjustment and such other rehabilitative services as the society may deem fit to orthopaedically handicapped persons with associated mental retardation or such other associated handicaps as are not considered incompatible with the development of a harmonious educational, training or workshop programme. IPH also undertakes the training of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Besides it has a facility for manufacture and distribution of such aids and appliances as are needed for the education, training and rehabilitation of the handicapped.

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(iii) National Institute of Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), Secundrabad

The Institute was registered in the year 1984 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as an autonomous body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Institute has been established with the objective to prepare human resources equipped to deliver services through quality models of rehabilitation, based on life cycle needs.

The National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH) is committed to develop models of care for the mentally handicapped persons, conduct research in the area of mental handicap, and promote human resource development to work with mentally handicapped persons in the country.

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(iv) National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Dehradun

The National Centre for the Blind was upgraded as National Institute for Visually Handicapped in July, 1979. It was registered as an autonomous Institution under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in October, 1982. The objective of the Institute is to conduct, sponsor and coordinate all aspects of education for rehabilitation of persons with visual disabilities and coordinate research in these areas. The Institutes also assisted in running a Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for persons with disabilities at Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh.

This apex level Institute is engaged in education, vocational training, training of teachers and other personnel, research and development of service modules, production of Braille books, aids and appliances for the visually handicapped.

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(v) National Institute for Orthopaedically Handicapped, Kolkata

National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped was established in Kolkata in the year 1978. It was registered in April, 1982, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The mission of the Institute is to develop human resources for providing rehabilitation services to persons with locomotor disabilities, providing of services in rehabilitation, restorative surgery, aids/appliances etc.

The Institute is responsible for development of manpower for providing services, namely, training of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthotics and prosthetic technicians, employment and placement officers etc. NIOH also develops model services in the areas of restorative surgery, aids and appliances, vocational training etc. for the orthopaedically handicapped population. It conducts and sponsors research in all aspects, relating to the total rehabilitation of the orthopaedically handicapped people and is involved with standardizing aids and appliances for the orthopaedically handicapped and promoting their manufacture and distribution.


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(vi) National Institute for Rehabilitation Training and Research (NIRTAR), Cuttack

NIRTAR, originally, started as an adjunct Unit of ALIMCO, Kanpur, NIRTAR was registered in 1984 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as a National Institute. The aims and objectives of the Institute are human resources development, implementation of service delivery programmes, research and outreach programmes.

It undertakes, sponsors or coordinates training for rehabilitation personnel and conducts research on bio-medical engineering and surgical or medical subjects for orthopaedically handicapped. The Institute produces and distributes aids and appliances. It develops models of service delivery programmes for rehabilitation. NIRTAR also undertakes vocational training, placement and rehabilitation of the physically handicapped.

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(vii) National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), Chennai

The Government has set up this new Institute at the total project cost of Rs.61.90 crores comprising of land cost of Rs.39.20 crores (notional), non-recurring cost of Rs.18.10 crores and a recurring cost of Rs. 4.60 crores. Government of Tamil Nadu has provided the land for this Institute. Government of India is providing the financial support for construction of the building of the Institute and other activities. The Institute has started clinical services and short-term training programmes for caregivers from July 2005.



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