Divyangjan Friendliness

The college strongly sticks to the notion that the ability of an individual is measured in terms of the talents and potentials that can only be visible if there is a welcoming platform for showcasing them.  St. Josephs College (Autonomous), Irinjalakuda is an all-inclusive educational setting where students are viewed based upon their strengths and additionally creates an environment to overcome the limitations that drags them back in enjoying the pleasures of learning. The college understands that accommodating physically challenged students can be challenging yet we are convinced that this is one of the best ways of supporting the upliftment of our society. Our efforts for developing a disabled friendly campus can be branched into two:

  • Technology facilitated: The college has endeavoured in adopting the latest disabled friendly software and devices that can optimise and meet the learning needs of the students with special needs. From the ICT enabled classroom teaching to technologically advanced reading facilities in the library, the college has sought the accompaniment of technology in all walks of its travel.
  • Infrastructure facilities: The infrastructural amenities play a significant role in making the learning experience of the challenged students more contented. Ramps, wheelchairs, elevators and supporting handle bars facilitate the movement of the mobility challenged students in the premises. The major venues for functions and events are all located in the ground floors of the college buildings enabling complete participation of the students. The campus, its classrooms and corridors are well-lit and has legible sign boards that can direct the students to the desired direction without wandering. Disabled friendly washrooms are another highlight of the infrastructural support system.

Though the efforts are primarily directed towards these two aspects, the college ascertains that the students simultaneously are provided with an enriched academic life in the campus. Therefore, the provision of scribes during examination and extra time for completion of examination are options that they can easily avail in the campus. Our faculty and students are regularly sensitised on the different needs of the challenged students instilling in them a sense of belongingness and care where they learn to grow and also let others grow.