Bhubaneswar: To encourage students with disabilities for higher education, Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for them in government and government-aided
The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Higher Education Minister Ananta Das.
“Students with disabilities – visually and hearing impaired students or the ones orthopaedically handicapped with more than 75 per cent disability will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees for pursuing higher education,” the minister said.
The minister also said that the students with disabilities who had already paid such fees would be refunded their money.
The department has also sought a status report on exemption of fees on students with disabilities by October 9, 2017.
At school level, students with disabilities are exempted from various fee, but they have been making payment in colleges and other higher educational institutions.