- To create and execute sensitization workshops leading to awareness among students and faculty at IIT Bombay on the inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwD).
The number of PwD students at IIT Bombay’s campus is around 150-200. However, these students are not included in many of the activities on campus. It is, therefore, important to
sensitize the IITB community – students, faculty, staff, and others – towards the challenges faced by PwD students and the need for inclusion and diversity.
Principal Investigator: Prof. Swati Pal and Prof. Sridhar Iyer
Cause Area/ Theme: Education
Budget: INR 15 Lakhs
Technology Readiness Level: NA
Project Duration: 1 Year
UN SGD No: 4
There will be 5 workshops held every semester and each of them will target a different group. On average, the workshops are expected to include about 100 participants. The direct impact may be on around 1000 campus residents. But the secondary impact will be on a much larger number due to the ripple effect caused by the presence of several sensitized individuals in the population over a period of time.