IGNOU to begin PG diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology
IGNOU will be shortly introducing a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology (PGDRP) in collaboration with Vision Institute of Advanced Studies, Delhi which is approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). The PG Diploma courses in Disability psychology will help learners to understand the psychology of disabled people in a better way such as they can provide effective rehabilitation to them.
The Right to Education laws and the philosophy of inclusive education will also see an increased number of disabled students going to schools, which will require more teachers trained in disability psychology. This certainly creates numerous career opportunities.
On completion of the programme; the candidates shall get registration from the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) after which they would be entitled to work in the Special Education field which is mandatory pre-condition.
The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has laid special emphasis on the commencement of academic programmes for the welfare of this long neglected field. The National Centre for Disability Studies under IGNOU has been established keeping in mind the broad objectives of the Government of India and facilitate and serve this field. The admissions are open till 31st July and the eligibility of the programme has been kept as BA/ MA in Psychology. However the seats are only 20 to fulfill the needs of Special Education.
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