GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

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The GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) was established in the year 2017 as an Enabling Unit, in compliance with the UGC Scheme for Persons with Disabilities.

Taking a pledge to secure the rights of persons with disabilities, this Committee aims to cater to the diverse needs of students, faculties, administrative staff and visitors with disabilities at GNLU. GNLU strives to protect the rights and needs of every section of the society, thereby fulfilling the larger goal of making the University one of the most inclusive campuses.

  • To foster respect and promote inclusiveness and ensure participation of persons with disabilities in all activities at the University.
  • To aid and assist the University in formulating campus-wide, disability-friendly policies.
  • To improve the accessibility of the University campus, in terms of both physical as well as virtual infrastructure.
  • To protect the rights of persons with disabilities, in line of various legislations and other laws governing the land.
  • To facilitate the overall journey of a student with disability joining the University.
  • To provide equal playing field to all the persons with disabilities, both admitted and employed in the University.
  • To assist the University in removing any barriers that may hinder the progress, empowerment and granting of equal rights to various persons with disabilities.
  • To conduct research activities in the field of disability laws, policies and practice.
  • To organize events and activities in the University, sensitizing people about the needs and rights of persons with disabilities.
  • To collaborate with other Institutions, Government departments and Organizations for effective knowledge sharing in the field of disability studies.

Support Services at GNLU

  • The University campus has ramps and elevators constructed in various buildings, improving access for persons with disabilities.
  • Assistive Technology Lab: Air conditioned lab in library with 2HP computers loaded with assistive technologies, such as JAWS software and Hi Pearl Speed scanner for persons with visual impairment.
  • Hostels are made adaptive to the needs of students with disability.
  • The elevators are equipped with braille markers in order to make them accessible to persons with visual impairment.
  • Reasonable accommodations are made in the examinations for students with disabilities.


1. GCPWD Guest Lecture on 1st October, 2018

The GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities (GCPWD) had organised a Guest lecture on ‘Taking Charge: Success Stories and Self-Determination” on 1st October’ 2018. The Dignitaries and the eminent Speakers of the day were Mr. Rahul Kelapure, Legal Officer-Enforcement Department, (Securities and Exchange Board of India), Mumbai and Ms. Jyoti Shah, Founder of JYOT Foundation and President of Gujarat Wheel Chair Cricket, Ahmedabad – two renowned personalities who are the epitome of the belief that the human spirit is one of ability, perseverance and courage that no disability can steal away.

2. Logo Making Competition on 09th October, 2018

GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities (GCPWD) had successfully organised a logo making competition for GCPWD and launched the logo on 09th October, 2018. For this competition we have received total 10 entries. Based on the result, given by judges, Mr. Akash Jegan (Batch 2017-22) has been declared as winner of the competition.


Faculty Members

Student Members

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Dr Ambati Nageswara Rao

Faculty Convener,
GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities,
Assistant Professor of Social Work,
Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue,
Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Koba (Sub P. O.),
Gandhinagar - 382426 (Gujarat), INDIA.

Phone No: (+91) 79-23276973

Mobile No: (+91) 8128650816/9898332217


Maitreya Shah,

Student Convener,

GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities,

Mobile No: (+91) 8690943237/8320964462