Training & Capacity Building


Greetings from Azim Premji University!

We are happy to inform you that applications are invited for the second certificate programme (Embracing Learning Differences in the classroom – identification and support) for Diploma in Inclusive Education 2021, offered by Azim Premji University in partnership with Spastics Society of Karnataka and Ummeed Child Development Centre.

The Diploma in Inclusive Education offers to provide regular school teachers with the knowledge about inclusive education as a concept and practice, and equips them with skills needed to identify and work with children with disabilities in regular classrooms.

The Diploma comprises four certificate programmes of 12 weeks duration each. Each programme is offered in blended mode comprising online and face to face interaction. Participants have the flexibility of joining the Diploma programme or individual certificate programmes.

  • Successful completion of the four certificate programmes leads to award of the Diploma. The Diploma can be completed within a maximum time period of 2 years.

  • Each Certificate Programme (of 12 weeks duration) can also be taken individually, leading to award of a Certificate at the successful completion of the programme.

Participants taking admission into the second certificate programme and opting for the Diploma can complete the rest of the certificates (Certificate 1, 3 and 4) within a period of two academic cycles


The Diploma in Inclusive Education is open to Teachers and Educators in roles such as School heads, Principals, School coordinators/Vice-principals, Special Educators, Counselors belonging to public and private school system.

The eligibility criteria are:

· Undergraduate in any discipline (Preferred)

· Working knowledge of English (reading, writing, and speaking)

· Minimum two years of teaching experience

Click Here to Apply now (Last date to apply is December 10, 2021)

The start date of the second certificate of the programme (Embracing Learning Differences in the classroom – identification and support) is on January 03, 2022

For more information on the programme, please visit

About the University and partner organisation

Azim Premji University was established in Karnataka by the Azim Premji University Act 2010 as a not- for-profit University and it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). We are an endowment based private university committed to the social purpose of contributing to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. All our educational programmes consciously nurture and reflect this vision of the University.

Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to the welfare of persons with NeuroMuscular and Developmental Disabilities. SSK provides a comprehensive package of diagnostic and intervention services to persons with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities and Learning Disabilities.

Ummeed, meaning ‘hope’, was founded in 2001 as a not-for-profit organization, with the vision of helping children with developmental disabilities reach their full potential and be included in society.

Contact us

Azim Premji University

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SSK - HRDT Courses 2021-22.pdf

Brochure - Courses for the academic year 2021-22

Admissions to our training courses are open. Check the information in the brochure.


Ms. Pannaga B - +91 98867 00411

Ms. Sindhu - +91 82967 30222

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Human Resource Development & Training

The department is committed towards manpower development in the field of Disability Rehabilitation through Pre-Service, In-Service and Continuing Education Programs. Workshops and Seminars for teachers, parents, and professionals are conducted periodically. Research in the field of Disability Rehabilitation is encouraged and promoted.

Professional courses offered are recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Skill training courses are accredited by National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI); National Open School and Spastics Society of Karnataka. Check the Courses Offered tab for further information.

We provide internships for students' course credits as well as volunteering opportunities for individuals who are interested in working with children with special needs.

For any queries, please contact us at +91-80-4074-5911, Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm

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