The Hyderabad Central University has been rewarded as the good disabled-friendly campus, after more than 4 disabled students received their doctorates of philosophy this year, from the University of Hyderabad.
This seems to be good news for such students who are planning to join this campus for higher studies, despite disability.
Moreover, the university has been granted with a sum of Rs. 6 crores by the ministry of social justice and empowerment, Government of India. This amount shall be utilised for the creation of a barrier-free environment, which will include installing 18 lifts in 15 buildings on the campus.
With these upcoming new facilities, the central university is expected to be made more disabled-friendly and will provide easy access to such students.
Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, vice chancellor, of the University said, "The first installment of Rs 4 crores has already been released this financial year. Each lift will be built in accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standards and fitted to accommodate wheel chairs."
Auditory signals, Braille signage and accessible control panels will also be installed. A disability audit was conducted on campus by Access Ability, from New Delhi.
The grant was offered after a proposal sent by UoH (University of Hyderabad) was approved by the ministry. This grant is offered under the Equal Opportunities Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995-SIPDA.
The project is likely to complete within a year, evolving as the best disabled-friendly campus.