The persons with Disabilities Act 1995 indicate that differently abled persons should have access to education at all levels. In the higher Education sector, the University Grants Commission is supporting Universities and Colleges in the country to involve in Special Education activities to empower differently abled persons.  

            The HEPSN scheme is basically meant for creating an environment at the higher education learning experiences of differently learning experiences of differently abled persons, creating awareness and about the capabilities of differently – abled persons. Construction aimed at improving accessibility purchase of equipment to enrich learning etc are the broad categories of desistance under this scheme.


  • To provide equal educational opportunities to differently abled students in higher education institutions
  • To create awareness among the functionaries of higher education about the specific educational needs of differently abled persons
  • To equip higher education institutions with the facilities to provide access to differently abled persons
  • To provide special devices to higher education institutions that will augment the learning experiences of differently abled persons
  • To monitor the implementation of all existing and future legislation and polices, which are pertaining to higher education of differently – abled persons


Dr. Sr. S. Jesurani Principal & Chairman
Dr. Mrs. V. Flora Pauline Mary Co-ordinator & Assistant Professor in Tamil
Mrs. B. Fathima Josepin Prasanna Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Ms. N. Vinothini Assistant Professor in Physics
Mrs. S. Kasthuri Assistant Professor in History

Functions of the HEPSN

  • To provide counselling to differently abled students on the types of course they could study at the higher education institution
  • To ensure admission of as many differently abled students as possible through the open quota and also through the reservation meant for them
  • To gather orders dealing with fee concessions, examination procedures, reservation policies etc. pertaining to differently abled persons
  • To Assess the educational needs of differently abled students enrolled in the higher education institutes to determine the types of assistive devices to be procured
  • To conduct awareness programmes for teachers of the institute about the approaches to teaching evaluation, procedures etc. which they should address in the case of differently abled students
  • To study the aptitude of differently abled students and assist them in getting appropriate employment when descried by them after their studies
  • To celebrate important days like Christmas day, World Disabled Day, White care Day in the institution and also in the neighbourhood in order to create awareness about the capabilities of differently abled students
  • To ensure maintenance of special devices procured by the higher education institute under the HEPSN scheme and encourage differently abled students to use them for enriching their learning experiences
  • To prepare annual report with case histories of differently abled students who are benefited by the HEPSN scheme sanctioned to the higher education institute