The University of Delhi, India, is set to open a precedent in the field of university tours by taking disabled students abroad.
The University of Delhi, India, will open a precedent for university tours in India by taking a hundred students abroad next year, Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh announced recently.Speaking at the closing ceremony of Badhte Kadam, a nationwide campaign launched to raise awareness towards disability in India – the University's VC revealed that disabled students from his institution will be taking an educational tour to Europe with the purpose of studying the facilities provided to disabled people in the campuses of the Old World The students will then elaborate on how the same type of measure could be applied to campuses in their homeland. Singh speculated that this trip will "awaken the nation" to the reality of disabled people.This precedent-setting trip is, however, only one of many steps DU has been taking to accommodate students with disabilities. Other measures towards this goal have included exempting them from tuition and hostel fees and offering meals at a reduced price. The campus has also asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to provide these students with special Metro cards, in order to increase their mobility.To arrange university tours, contact Equity Student Travel at http://www.equitystudenttravel.co.uk or call them on 01273 810 710.