Differently Abled Rules

Reservation for Differently Abled Persons.

(i) 5% seats of the sanctioned strength shall be created over and above in Government/ Aided Colleges and UIT’s, exclusively for candidates with benchmark disability (as per clause 32(l) of chapter VI, The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016).

(ii) In all other affiliated Colleges, additional seats will be created over and above sanctioned strength for candidates with benchmark disability as and when required.

(iii) The persons with benchmark disabilities shall be given an upper age relaxation of five years for admission in institutions of higher education. (as per clause 32(2) of chapter VI, The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016)

As per Clause 2 (r), Chapter I of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, ‘Person with benchmark disability’ means a person with not less than 40% of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. Candidates who have a minimum of 40% disability alone will be eligible to apply for this quota. Candidates seeking admission under Differently Abled category should submit the ‘Certificate of disability’, issued not earlier than 5 years prior to the submission of application, by University of Kerala 7 Prospectus – UG Admissions 2020 the District Medical Board or bodies of higher status, certifying the degree of percentage of disability. Based on the details furnished in the online application, candidates will be provisionally included under the ‘Differently Abled’ category.

The Permanent Disability Card issued by the State Government is also considered.

Authorities of all Educational Institutions/Colleges affiliated to the University of Kerala are directed to make appropriate arrangements for medical examination of students with disabilities at the place of counseling/admission, in case, the authenticity of disability certificate being produced by the candidate is doubted. Otherwise, the disability certificate issued by the appropriate authority should suffice. (Circular No. Ac.BI/PH/2011, dated 26.02.2011).

The selection of candidates under this category will be based on the rank in the inter-se- merit list and not on the basis of the Degree of disability.

Note: Candidates or persons with less than 50% physical handicapped (orthopaedically) may only apply for B.Sc. Geology course. The candidates with blindness and colour blindness are not eligible to apply for the course.

No reservation of seat is allowed for Blind candidates for Science subjects.