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Alert: Masters in Disability Rehabilitation Administration

August 03, 2004 11:42 IST
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National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped
(Ministry of social justice and empowerment, Government of India)

Web site:


Phone: (040) 27751741

Fax: (040) 27750198 

In affiliation with
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

Invites applications for admission to

Masters in Disability Rehabilitation Administration

(Recognised by Rehabilitation Council of India under RCI Act, 1992)     

This two-year programme (semester mode) is designed to prepare qualified and competent disability rehabilitation administrators who can successfully manage the disability rehabilitation and research organisations in the country.

Disability rehabilitation as an emerging field has now established academic and professional standards under the superintendence of the Rehabilitation Council of India, which is similar to the Medical Council of India. 

There are more than 6,000 organisations working in the field of disability rehabilitation.

The disability administrator handles many responsibilities including finance and accounts, project management, environmental and community management, organisation development and HR, information technology, rehabilitation policies and law, human rights, performance management and R&D management.

The programme is practice-oriented and research driven -- it has a strong component of practicals, fieldwork, project research work and participatory learning in the form of seminar presentation and conferences. It emphasis on both individual competencies and team competencies.

Eligibility for admission
The candidate should have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in the disability rehabilitation field. This degree should be recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India and / or Medical Council of India and the candidate should have passed with a minimum of 50 per cent marks.


A master's degree from a recognised university or accredited body in the field of psychology, social work, management, social welfare or any other allied field (in the opinion of NIMH), with a minimum of 50 per cent marks


A master's degree in any discipline followed by two years of professional experience in any organisation or related disability rehabilitation recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India.

Number of seats: 12

Reservation for candidates belonging to SC / ST and for persons with physical disability in one lower limb only will be followed as per the Government of India guidelines.

Admission will be based on an entrance examination, group discussion and personal interview.

Application form

The application-cum-prospectus can be procured from the Assistant Administration Officer (TP&S), NIMH, Manovikasnagar, Secunderabad -- 500 009 on payment of Rs 450 in the general category and Rs 350 in SC / ST / PH category by demand draft in favour of the Director, NIMH, Secunderabad. The application form meant for SC / ST / PH candidates, if used by general candidates, will be rejected.

Important dates
Last date for the submission of the filled in application form: August 27

Date of the written test: September 12

Venue of the written test: NIMH, Manovikas Nagar, Secunderabad -- 500 009

Date of counseling and admission: September 24

Commencement of classes: September 24

More information is available in the prospectus and on the Institute's Web site. 
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