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Updated on 09 Nov, 2022

National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS) was established to cater to the educational, vocational and rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities (PwD) through a wide range of activities. NCDS being a nodal educational centre of IGNOU for persons with disabilities, has a bigger role to play for ensuring mainstreaming and equal participation of PwDs in the society. 
  • To develop innovative approaches and policies for education, training and rehabilitation of PwDs; 
  • To conduct research and development activities for educational and vocational development of PwDs; 
  • To collaborate and co-ordinate with national as well as international agencies/organizations/institutions and concerned departments of Central and State Governments for support in implementation of their plans and schemes related to PwDs; 
  • To identify and develop innovative academic activities as may be useful for implementing the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016; 
  • To develop a network of academics and professionals to work in close agreement with cohesive environment for overall development of PwDs.
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[Updated on 13-Jun-2024]