About us – Durga Bai Deshmukh College of Special Education
Welcome to the Durga Bai Deshmukh College of Special Education. We are a leading institution for providing quality special education to students with learning difficulties, and physical and developmental challenges. Established in 2003, our experienced faculty use advanced teaching methods and technologies to help each individual student reach their full potential. We are committed to providing excellent instruction and support services that meet their specific needs.
We strive to promote the inclusion and integration of students in society by introducing them to interactive learning opportunities and encouraging lifelong learning skills. Our college aims at developing an academic environment that meets each student’s individual capabilities as well as the collective goals of the larger community. We also foster positive relationships between our faculty, staff, parents, administrators, and other learners while empowering our students through educational experiences that prepare them for careers in various fields.
Our mission is to give individuals with learning difficulties the resources they need to become self-reliant adults who can enjoy successful lives within their communities. Thank you for choosing us!
Vision And Mission
To empower differently-abled individuals by providing world-class special education, equip them with the tools to lead an independent life and build a more inclusive society.
We strive to create a learning atmosphere where the physically challenged students are nurtured in accordance with their unique needs and capabilities, helping them realize their potential by giving them equal access to an excellent education, enriching opportunities for professional growth and instilling in them values of respect and social responsibility.
It was 1937 when Durga Bai Deshmukh College of Special Education (DBDCE) began in Nagpur, India. The college was established by Shri Sadashivrao Deshmukh and his wife Lakshmibai Sadashivrao Deshmukh as a centre for giving support to children with special needs.
The college primarily provided vocational education through a number of specialized courses aiming to equip the educated youth with the toolsets required for a decent living. It was said that the couple were inspired by the efforts of one such disabled student, who strived hard to make ends meet against all odds irrespective of societal rejection.
This approach of giving a fair chance to differently-abled citizens was adopted not just in India but even across organizations in other countries.
Since its establishment, DBDCE has grown into an institute equipped with all the necessary skills and resources for modern-day existence. Today, it offers several Full Time & Distance Learning Courses like Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education (B.Ed.), Master’s in Special Education (M.Ed.), Diploma & Certificate Programmes and Post Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education (PGDIE). Moreover, the college also provides internship and Placement Opportunities for students from different backgrounds interested in pursuing their dreams without worrying about financial difficulties or disability challenges.
For over 80 years now, DBDCE has been contributing towards raising awareness about disability rights among individuals from different walks of life and has gained international healthcare accreditations/recognitions including World Health Organization’s (WHO) certification labelled ‘Center of Excellence’ making it one of the most renowned institutes concerning special education worldwide.
- Establish structures, processes and procedures to ensure good governance and efficient management.
- Design a comprehensive curriculum that ensures holistic growth and development of students with special needs.
- Incorporate project-based learning and experiential learning in the classroom to maximize student engagement and collaboration.
- Ensure tailored training programmes for teachers and staff to enhance their competency in caring for special needs, students.
- Provide safe spaces where specially-abled children can explore their potential freely and supportively within an inclusive environment.
- Leverage technology as an enabler, while taking into account the specific needs of these learners during the implementation of various e-learning solutions and online tools.
- Utilize evidence-based practice to drive teaching methodologies and best practices from different fields of study related to pupils suffering from disabilities or other disorders, such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, Dyslexia etc.
- Foster a sense of school community among students, staff, parents or guardians by organizing engaging social activities like celebrations, sports days etc.
- Bachelor of Education in Special Education (B.Ed in Spl. Edu)
- Diploma in Early Childhood Special Education (DECSE)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education (PGDSE)
- Master of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education (MPhil-Rehab Psych & Spl Edu)
- PG Certificate Course In Autism Spectrum Disorder Management (PGCC-ASD)
- Post Graduate Diploma programme In Autism Spectrum Disorder Management (PGDPR-ASD)
- Post Graduate Certificate Course In Learning Disability Management (PGCC-LDM)
- Post Graduate Diploma Programme In Mental Retardation Management (PGDPMRM)
- Post Graduate Certificate Course In Visual Impairment Management(PGCCVIM)
- Debate Society
- Creative Writing Society
- Project Jigsaw
- National Service Scheme (NSS) Society
- Social Welfare Group
- Cheerleading Group
- Sports Specialization Group
- Dance and Music Group
- Career Guidance Cell
- Art and Craft Club