Financial Support for Self-Employment Ventures
The National Handicapped and Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) has been providing loans on concessional terms for undertaking self-employment ventures by the persons with disabilities through state channelising agencies.
- Schemes Implemented through State Channelising Agencies (SCA) & Nationalised Bank
- Micro Financing Scheme
- Schemes for Parent’s Association of mentally retarded persons
- Procedure for obtaining Loan
Special Education with Financial Assistance
According to the report of manpower development published by the Rehabilitation Council of India, more than 1,00,000 teachers will be needed in the next ten years to cater to the educational needs of disabled children in schools. Bachelor’s and master’s level teacher programmes are needed for preparing teachers to help disabled children realise the objective of education for all.
Hence, the University Grants Commission (UGC) supports selected university departments and colleges of education in the country to offer special education, with financial assistance available under the programme of Integrated Education for Disabled Children by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, or within the available resources of the UGC. Click here for detailed information about scheme of assistance to universities/colleges to facilitate Teacher Preparation in Special Education (TEPSE) and Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (Differently-abled Persons) (HEPSN).