Bangalore University to coach blind students for competitive exams
BENGALURU: Visually-challenged students of Bangalore University who aspire to join the civil services or land bank jobs will now be better prepared, thanks to free coaching for competitive, job oriented exams conducted by the varsity’s Braille Resource Centre from this year.
The coaching will begin once the centre finalises the batches and number of students for the classes. It’ll cater to 147 blind students enrolled in UG courses and 15 students in PG courses at the centre. The plan was put in place after the centre received several requests from students. The centre will tie up with NGOs and invite professors and experts.
The centre offers services to scan study material and convert it into audio format Students will be provided free studym material The classes may be held on Saturdays.
“It is high time a government body started coaching for blind students. From the massive study material to guidance, special students need special attention and amenities. This will open doors for more such students so that they can realise their dream of clearing competitive examinations like the UPSC Civil Services,” said Anupam K, a teacher who briefly taught political science to UPSC aspirants.