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Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University - Coimbatore Campus

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University - Coimbatore Campus
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Established 2005
Type Deemed
Parent institution
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda university
Chancellor Swami Suhitananda
Vice-Chancellor Swami Atmapriyananda, Swami Abhiramananda (Admin. Head)
Location Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Urban
Language English
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Affiliations Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956
Website www.vivekanandauniversity-cbe.org

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University(RKMVU), Coimbatore, is one of the off-campus faculties of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU), Belur Math. The conception of RKMVU was envisioned by Swami Vivekananda himself nearly 111 years ago, in recognition of which the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has classified the University under the A category.

The faculty is situated at Coimbatore.

History

The Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVU) - Coimbatore, is an Off-Campus Faculty of Vivekananda University headquartered at Belur Math, Kolkata. It is located in the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Campus at Coimbatore.

Administration

The Chancellor (ex-officio) of RKMVU is Swami Suhitananda, who is the General Secretary of the worldwide twin organizations, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. The other members in the administration includes Vice Chancellor, Registrar, The Administrative Head, The Asst. Administrative Head and Deans of different faculties.

Faculties

Disability Management and Special Education

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Academic block in Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Coimbatore Campus

FDMSE is the first Off-campus Faulty center of Vivekananda University. There existed an institution named International Human Resource Development Center (IHRDC), dedicated to the service of the persons with Disabilities in Vidyalaya. The Institute was catering to the Educational and Vocational needs of persons with disabilities Since 1985. In 2005, IHRDC was absorbed into Vivekananda University and was renamed as FDMSE.

Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education (FDMSE) is mainly organised into three departments and over 9 units for providing support services to the departments. It attracts students from all over India as well as abroad. The intake capacity for each course is limited.

Courses offered

Regular courses
S.No. Course Duration Entry qualification
1 B.Ed in special education (visual impairment) 1 year UG degree with 45% marks
2 B.Ed in special education (hearing impairment) 1 year UG degree with 45% marks
3 B.Ed in special education (mental retardation) 1 year UG degree with 45% marks
4 M.Ed in special education (visual impairment) 1 year B. Ed in special education with 50% marks (visual impairment)
5 M.Ed in special education (hearing impairment) 1 year B. Ed in special education with 50% marks (hearing impairment)
6 M.Ed in special education (Mental retardation) 1 year B. Ed in special education with 50% marks (mental retardation)
7 D.Ed in special education (visual impairment) 2 years Pass in +2
8 D.Ed in special education (hearing impairment) 2 years Pass in +2
9 D.Ed in special education (mental retardation) 2 years Pass in +2
10 Diploma in sign language interpretation (DISLI) 1 year 10th pass for deaf persons and +2 pass for normal persons.
Research programs
S.No. Course Duration Entry qualification
1 M.Phil in special education (leading to Ph.D) Min 1.5 years M.Ed in special education
2 Ph.D in special education Min 2/3 years M.Phil/M.Ed in special education
Distance mode

Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU),offers the following special education courses in distant mode.

S.No. Course
1 B.Ed in special education (visual impairment)*
2 B.Ed in special education (hearing impairment)
3 B.Ed in special education (mental retardation)*
4 M.Ed in special education (visual impairment)
5 M.Ed in special education (hearing impairment)
6 M.Ed in special education (mental retardation)
7 Post graduate professional diploma in special education (PGPDSE) in MR, VI and HI*
8 Post graduate professional certificate in special education (PGPCSE) in MR, VI and HI*

* Under consideration

Part-time courses
S.No. Course Duration Entry qualification
1 Diploma in theatre arts and holistic development (DTHAD) 10 Months Pass in +2
2 Certificate course on assistive technology for the persons with disabilities 9 Months Pass in +2

Seminars and Orientation programs

FDMSE conducts numerous orientation programs, workshops and seminars year round. Programs are conducted almost annually under the following heads.

  • Continual rehabilitation programs (CRE) in all the three disability areas (VI, HI and MR) and cross disability.
  • National seminars regarding the issues related to disability.
  • Orientation programs in collaboration with National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH) Chennai and Dehradun.
  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) etc.
  • Various schools, colleges and institutions in and around Coimbatore visit us to gain general knowledge about disability.

Academic activities

FDMSE publishes bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal named "Journal of Disability Management and Special Education (JODMSE)". Special educators and others in the field of special education contribute to the journal. The journal publishes original articles in the area of disability management and special education. It includes evidence based research articles, opinion and concept papers, book reviews, success stories of persons with disability, news about conferences, letters to the editors and forthcoming events.

Braille book production unit

The braille unit of the faculty has been contributing a number of useful books, textbooks, reference books, ballot papers, maps and other instructional materials in braille catering to the needs of a large number of persons with visual impairment throughout India.

Direct service units

The following the services provided by our faculty of disability management and special education

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Training in Orientation and Mobility is given through sighted guide techniques as well as cane techniques which help people with visual impairment to move independently, safely and purposefully through the environment

Faculty General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga

The Faculty General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (GAPEY) is an Off-campus Faulty center of Vivekananda University which started functioning since 2007 at Coimbatore. GAPEY mainly focuses on the physical educational needs of persons with disabilities.

Courses offered

Regular courses

The Faculty of General & Adapted Physical Education and Yoga (GAPEY) offers the following post-graduate, graduate and diploma courses during the academic year in regular mode recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

S.No. Course Duration Entry Qualification
1 M.P.Ed (Master of Physical Education) 2 year s B.P.Ed
2 B.P.Ed (Bachelor of Physical Education) 1 year UG Degree
3 D. P.Ed (Diploma in Physical Education) 2 years Pass in +2
4 B.Sc (Bachelor of Science in Physical Education) 3 years Pass in +2
Research programs
S.No. Course Duration Entry Qualification
1 Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy) Min 3Yrs M.P.Ed / M.Phil
2 M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) Min 1.5 Yrs M.P.Ed / M.P.E
Certificate course in Special Olympics

Certificate course in Special Olympics is a program aimed at preparing expert coaches in the field of Adapted physical Education. The entire program is sponsored by Special Olympics Bharat and Special Olympics Asia Pacific. The participants are typically a mixture of Special Educators and Physical Educators. This course is first of its kind in whole of India. It is mandatory for the trainees who have undergone this course to take up and organize stipulated number of project meets for special children to obtain a final certification as a Special Olympics certificate holder. Till date GAPEY produced about 240 coaches.

Play Fields and Related Infrastructure

The sprawling campus has Fitness centre, Adequate play ground, both indoor and outdoor, A 400 meters track, Hockey field, Football field, volleyball complex, indoor stadium and two Tennis Indoor stadiums. It also has a Library with about 1,00,000 books and journals.

Unified Play festival

Unified Play Day (UPD), is an annual play festival with equal participation of Children with Disabilities and Normal children, innovated by the Faculty. Every year Physical Education Trainees of our Faculty go forth to various inclusive/special/normal schools in and around Coimbatore to train the children to participate in UPD events. The events of UPD includes adapted play items, various therapy stalls like, Music therapy, Physio-therapy, Kolam therapy (Art used as a means of therapy) etc., and awareness exhibitions regarding Disability issues. There is a total participation of 1000 people in 2013-14.


Faculty Centre for Agriculture Education and Research

Faculty Centre for Agriculture Education and Research (FAR) is an Off-Campus Faculty of Vivekananda University headquartered at Belur Math, Kolkata. It is located in the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya Campus at Coimbatore. It was started in 2014. The Faculty Center Offers B.Sc (Agriculture), a 4 year course in Regular mode. Admission is open only for boys.

UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has created special UNESCO chair in the area of Inclusive Adapted Physical Education and Yoga, which is a unique area of work to promote inclusion. The UNESCO Chair in the area of ‘inclusive education’ at RKMVU, Coimbatore, is the first of its kind in the whole of Asia

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