Facilitate Visually impaired students to write their exams
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Its is been notified from " Ministry of social justice and empowerment" and "Department of disability affairs" of Government of India to University Grant commission to instruct to all the universities the guide lines provided in the Office memorandum "F.No. 16-110/2003-DD.III" which include the guidelines to conduct examination for Persons with disabilities.
Though there is mentioned in one of the points that "Criteria like educational qualification, marks scored, age or other such
restrictions for the scribe/reader/lab assistant should not be fixed.
Instead, the invigilation system should be strengthened, so that the
candidates using scribe/reader/lab assistant do not indulge in malpractices
like copying and cheating during the examination", the Bangalore university and other universities across Karnataka state of India are not following it. In Karnataka, most of the visually impaired candidates are not privileged to have paid scribes to write their examinations. It is very hectic for a visually impaired student to find a voluntary scribe, and it is almost impossible for them to search for the scribe with restrictions like educational qualification, age, background that are imposed by colleges of Karnataka.
So we request the Honorable ministers of Law and justice, Social welfare and Higher education of Karnataka to look into this matter and instruct the Chancellors of all universities across Karnataka to follow the guidelines issued in circular "F.No. 16-110/2003-DD.III" by Ministry of Social welfare and justice and help Visually impaired students to be facilitated to access scribes easily.
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