IGNOU, NCDS in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) is going to launch B.Ed (Special Education) programme from July 2009 session. The programme is of two years duration and being offered in 3 areas of disabilities viz. Mental Retardation, Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment. This programme will prepare special teacher for teaching up to secondary level. Approximately 1500 special teachers will be produced every year through this programme.