in his studies says that “Higher Education being at the apex of the educational
system is a necessary contribution for gathering the manpower requirements of
the highest calibre in the crucial areas of countrywide improvement. It is also
a significant contributory aspect for ensuring social justice by providing
vertical mobility to depressed sections of society by making higher levels of
knowledge available to them and, in the process, improving quality life of the
nation as a whole”. Diversity is seen in the college campuses .There are
students who may be disadvantaged in many ways for instance a student may
belong to a Scheduled Caste and also has a disability. The circumstances are
more lacking if the Schedule caste student with disability is a girl.
Institutions require to be prepared to afford to the issues of such students.
et al. (2004) stated that students with disabilities
have to overcome the dual obstacle of academic demands combined with their
disability. Disability becomes a public issue and the student’s privacy is lost.
Many students, due to the fear of being labeled, avoid disclosing their disabilities.
Majority of students with disabilities indicates that moving away from home to
university or college is a time when they have to confront their disabilities. Living
at home with family and friends, going to a school which they have attended for
many years, or coming from a village or locality where they are accepted, their
disability has been a private matter. However, in coming to a new place a new
institution, working with people they have never known disability becomes a
(1998) develop her argument further by suggesting that the
dominant medical discourse of disability directs the condition of support in
higher education to technical solutions. Support provision is thus based on the
‘assumption that an individual student’s problems could be remedied by a
particular piece of equipment, the classic “technological fix”. While
the provision of essential assistive devices such as a Brailing mechanism may
be necessary for some students, she emphasizes that using technology without
considerate ‘the social context’ will not bring about the changes that are