Education for Disabled Persons 

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The Government of Karnataka has established 8 Special Schools for children with visual and hearing impairment.  Out of 8 Special Schools 4 schools are for blind children and 4 schools are for children with hearing impairment.  The details of the schools are as follows:

Schools for the Blind Children:

1 Government School for Blind Children (Boys)
Tilak Nagar, Mysore. (1 to 10th
Ph:95821 2497496
2Government School for Blind Children,
Near Siddaruda Matt, Hubli  (1 to 7th) (Boys)
Ph:95836 2204167
3Government School for Blind Children,
Near Stadium,Gulbarga (Boys) (1 to 7)
Ph:958472 220641
4Government School for Blind Girl Students,
Near Devraj Urs Colony, B Block, 1st Cross,
Near Shivali Talkies, Davangere. ( 1 to 10 ) 
Ph: 958192 250442 

Schools for the Children with Hearing Impairment:

1Government School for the Deaf Children
Tilak Nagar, Mysore (Boys) (1 to 10th
Ph: 0821 - 2494104
2Government School for the Deaf Children,
Aland, Gulbarga (1 to  10   )
3Government School for the Deaf Children,
Bellary (1 to  7)
4Government School for the Deaf Girl Students,
Belgaum (1 to  7   )

All the aforesaid institutions are residential schools and free education is provided to all the children. Text Books in brail language are printed at the Government Braille Press, Mysore and supplied to Blind children studying in Government Schools and also in Private Schools free of cost besides providing clothing and medical facilities. 

Special Schools

S.NoState Aided Institutions
Run by NGOs
1Visually Impaired Schools 07
2Hearing Impaired School07
3Schools for Mentally Retarded 09
4Schools for Orthopedically Handicapped02
5Treatment and Councelling   Center 01
6Vocational Training Centres04


S.NoCentral Aided Institutions
Run by NGOs 
1Residential Special School for Visually Impaired08
2Residential School for Hearing Impaired25
3Schools for Mentally Retarded 25
4Schools for Orthopeadically Handicapped11
5Vocational Training Centers and ITIs13


To encourage   enrollment and to continue the studies of the PWDs  State Government extends scholarships in the following manner from Class 1 to University Level.

StandardMonthly scholarshipScholarship for hostel studentsReading allowance for blind studentsConveyance allowance for physically disabled
1 to V50252525
VI to X100252525
 M.A, M.Sc, M.Com, LLM & equivalent300240100 

Incentive Award to Meritorious Disabled Students

      The scheme provides one time Incentive Award to Meritorious disabled  students who secure more than 60% of marks in public examinations. 

StandardIncentive Award
SSLC Rs.500/-
II year PUCRs.750/-
Post Graduate CoursesRs. 1200/-
Degree in Agriculture
Engineering Technology/
Vet. Science and Medicine
Rs. 1500/-

         The eligibility  criteria  :

Ø       should have 40% and above disability

Ø       Should have passed Previous Class

Ø       Should submit the application through the Head of the


Braille Press

Department runs a Braille Press at Mysore to cater to the needs of visual impaired students of the State.  For blind students  studying  PUC and BA  in humanities subjects 10 audio  cassettes and a tape recorder is also provided free of cost by the State Government and help them to continue their studies.  

Educational Concessions

vide Government Order No: ED 10 STB: 93 Bangalore dtd.2.1.2001 State Government has ordered for 3% reservation of seats in all educational institutions for persons with disability students and also preference for PWDs in Hostel facilities.

          Facilities such as help of the scribe, extra time duration in public examination and selection of elective subjects are extended to visually impaired students. 

          For Hearing Impaired children concession in studying 2nd and 3rd language and also one hour extra time for public examination is given.  Special stickers are attached to the answer papers of the hearing impaired students in public examination.  


          State Government runs 2 special teachers training centre at Mysore for the training of teachers in teaching visually impaired children and hearing impaired children respectively in collaboration with National Institutes with the intake capacity of 20 students per batch every year in each category.  It is a 2 years diploma course after PUC.   Students with the minimum of 45 marks in PUC are eligible for entrance examination.