Nagpur : The Nagpur University (NU) has decided to provide 3 per cent extra marks for differently-abled students, now identified as ‘divyang’, from the upcoming winter examinations.
This movement came two years after the Centre and the University Grants Commission (UGC) had declared the policy for students with 21-types of disabilities. The director of higher education, Pune, has also recently asked NU to implement the policy.
The Nagpur University has included many differently-abled students like acid attack victims and people with dwarfism, speech and language disorder, cerebral palsy, neurological disorder, learning disabilities, Thalassemia, hemophilia, multiple sclerosis under its list.
The Nagpur University administration has separately formed a committee to frame norms for implementing the new policy. In 2017, the NU started giving 20 additional minutes per hour to ‘divyang’ students while writing exams.
As per the reports, in a 3-hour paper, these students are getting an additional hour. Along with the visually-impaired, students with certain disabilities are also allowed to bring writers to the exam centers. Facilities like voice calculator and books in braille script too are being provided.