Bangalore University offers CBR courses for physically disabled

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Bangalore, Jan 7(UNI) In an attempt to make physically disabled persons employable and to meet the demand for trained and rightly oriented Human Resource, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Network (South Asia), has launched national level Human Resource Development programme for community based rehabilitation of persons with disabilities through Bangalore University.

CBR Chief Coordinator Srikumari Kartha, talking to newsmen here today, said that "the training programmes would generate adequately trained and rightly oriented Human resources in the rehabilitation sector using the latest rehabilitation sciences and information technologies and to build access to quality rehabilitation services through out India on one side and generate employment opportunities on the other." She said that in order to maximise the preparation of well-trained quality workforce in the rehabilitation field, Bangalore University is offering courses in the areas of CBR, Epilepsy, inclusive education and early childhood care and development programme.

CBR Network (South Asia) is an international Non-Government Organisation actively involved in Training, Research, Consultancy, Information exchange, Advocacy and Publishing activities in the field of Disability and Rehabilitation.

The Courses, for which Bangalore University has already released the admission notification, includes Post Graduate Diploma in CBR Planning and Management, Diploma in CBR, Diploma in Epilepsy Care and Certificate Courses in Indian Portage on Early Childhood Development, Inclusive Education, Planning and Management of NGOs and Self Help Organisations and Planning and Management of Citizen Charters.

Ms Kartha said that students enrolled would be provided with Study Guide, a list of study centers and study centre guide, course material, NET meetings and Teleconference, Online Tutor support, quarterly tests and a dedicated phone line, Network links.

Replying to a question, she said that there are already a demand for 50,000 PGs and the gap is in widening trend with governments coming out with more welfare schemes.

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