Education Schemes for Differently abled : Karnataka

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Seal_of_KarnatakaThe Government of Karnataka has established 8 Res. Special Schools for children with visual or hearing impairment. Out of 8 Res. Special Schools 4 schools are for children with visually impaired and 4 schools are for children with hearing impairment. The details of the schools are as follows:Special Education, Boarding, Medicines and clothing are provided at free of cost

Schools for the Blind Children:

S.NoGovernment Schools
1Government 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:

S.NoGovernment Schools
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 DeafChildren,
Bellary (1 to 7)
4Government School for the Deaf Girl Students,
Belgaum (1 to 7 )

All the above institutions are residential schools Education and boarding services are provided free of cost to all the children. Text Books in brail language are printed at the Government Braille Press, Mysore and supplied to children who are studying in Government Special Schools as well as in Private Special Schools free of cost besides providing clothing and medical facilities.

There are 30 special schools running under State grnats and 82 schools under Central Assistance, Details given below:

Special Schools:

S.NoState Aided InstitutionsRun by NGOsNumbers
1Visually Impaired Schools07
2Hearing Impaired School07
3Schools for Mentally Retarded09
4Schools for Orthopedically Handicapped02
5Treatment and Councelling Center01
6Vocational Training Centres04
S.NoCentral Aided InstitutionsRun by NGOsNumbers
1Residential Special School for Visually Impaired08
2Residential School for Hearing Impaired25
3Schools for Mentally Retarded25
4Schools for Orthopeadically Handicapped11
5Vocational Training Centers and ITIs13


To encourage enrollment and to continue the studies of the PWDs State Government provides scholarships as highlighted below 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 Awards to Meritorious Students with disability:

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


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

The eligibility criteria :

  • should have 40% and above disability
  • Should have passed Previous Class
  • Should submit the application through the Head of the Institution.

Braille Press:

Department runs a Braille Press at Mysore to cater to the needs of students with visual impairment for students with VI studying PUC and BA in humanities subjects 10 audio cassettes and a tape recorder are provided free of cost by the State Government and enable them to continue their higher 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 students with disability and also preference providing in Hostel facilities.

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

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


State Government have established 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. This programme and institutions are recognised by Rehabilitation Council of India.

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  1. I am interested in education of two mentally retarded daughters ( aged 6 & 12 years ) of mentally retarded poor parent living remote village Aurad taluka in Bidar district, karnataka. Kindly help me in reaching out to the right person to get more information.

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