The Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education (FDMSE):
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya made an earnest attempt in 1980 to integrate blind children in to its regular high school. Later, a modest ‘Resource and Development Centre’ was started in May 1984 primarily to prepare braille books.  In 1992, the Vidyalaya started a Notebook production Centre with 90% of its work force as disabled persons. This Centre is self-sufficient in nature and supplies notebooks to schools and colleges in Coimbatore.

In 1994, the Vidyalaya launched its economic-oriented rehabilitation services for the disabled involving banks, industries, the employment exchange, etc.  Vidyalaya is actively collaborating with the Central and State Governments in implementing number of projects of national importance to provide comprehensive services to the disabled. In general, the institute is offering need based services in the area of special education and rehabilitation.

The aim of this FDMSE is to translate the declaration of Swami Vivekananda into action. With regard to proper education, he had said that all perfection and powers were already within each individual, and education was the means to make them manifest in the lives of individuals.

Accordingly, the vision of the FDMSE is based on the fact that the strength of persons, of even these with disabilities, can be aroused for constructive purposes by professionally trained teachers. The faculty believes that by strengthening the hearing ability of visually impaired persons, visual ability of hearing impaired persons, motor ability of mentally retarded persons, and cognitive ability of persons with locomotor disability through well trained professionals, seemingly impossible results become achieved realities. Serving God manifest as so many human beings is another important philosophy of the faculty. Thus the inspiration for commencing the work for persons with disability came from Swami Vivekananda.


  • Offering training programs at all levels for preparing personnel and professionals for special education and rehabilitation programs catering to the needs of persons with visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental retardation, locomotor disability, and other areas where there is a need for human resource development.

  • Organizing short-term training programs for preparing multi-purpose rehabilitation workers to serve persons with disabilities.

  • Organizing awareness-programs for parents, administrators, and public for facilitating effective implementation of service programs for persons with disabilities.

  • Preparing literature such as handouts, brochures, etc. on education, and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
    Promoting context-based models leading to educating all children with disabilities.

  • Organizing orientation courses for general classroom teachers for implementing inclusive education programs for disabled children.

  • Developing tailor-made programs in education and rehabilitation for the benefit of special education personnel from developing countries.

  • Promoting research in specific educational and rehabilitation areas, whose results would strengthen development of inclusive schooling and community-based rehabilitation programs.

  • Offering continuing education programs for the existing personnel working in the field of education and rehabilitation of the disabled.

  • Providing consultancy services to developing countries to promote educational services.
Parables of Sri Ramakrishna in Indian Sign Langauge
Parables of Swami Vivekananda in Indian Sign Langauge

Admission in progress for special education courses (All Courses with the approval of RCI).
D. Ed, B. Ed,
M. Ed & M. Phil in Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment & Mental Retardation.

Only regular courses are offered
DEd, BEd, MEd Application Form
Theatre Arts Application
MPhil Application Form
MPhil Guidelines
FDMSE Prospectus - 2013
Ph.D Regulation
1 Ph.D Application


Last Updated: 11 November, 2013    
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