Rural and Urban Context

“Through Collaborative approach”

16-18 August 2018

Venue: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab


Organising Partners

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

Thapar Institute of Engineering, Patiala;

Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA),

School of Social Work of TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, Mumbai and



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Call for Papers


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering, Patiala, the Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA), School of Social Work of TISS Mumbai and Brotherhood, Delhi are jointly organizing National Conference on Inclusive Education and Technologies from 16-18 August 2018 at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab. 


Papers are invited on inclusive Education and Technologies based on:



being used by the teachers teaching languages, Mathematics, science,  social science and  co-teaching activities in the inclusive settings.


Themes:         Inclusive Education


·       Role of School Management Committee and Leadership

·      Admission Policy

·      Curriculum and Assessment

·      Class Room Management

·         Class Room Practices

·         Instructional Practices

·         School Environment

·         Teacher Development





·    Learning and assessment – hardware, software technologies

·    Augmented and virtual reality

·    Artificial intelligence based technologies

·    Soft skills – communication, O & M and negotiations

·    E-Accessibility addresses overcoming or proactive avoiding barriers for people with disabilities in the information society, Accessibility, Adaptive, Assistive, Information and Communication and Web technology

·     E-Learning and Education  - special and/or inclusive – illustrates new dimensions opened by ICT/AT for didactic and methodological settings and the changing role for learners, teachers and administrators.

·    Assessment and Profiling calls for research on methodologies, concepts and techniques for evaluating capabilities and needs of individuals and how to translate them into computable requirements and profiles. This should allow better matching of persons and technology.

·    Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC)  to progress methods and tools for people with problems in spoken and written communication.

·     Design for All (Universal Design) highlight the proactive application of principles, methods and tools to meet the requirements of a broad diversity of users including those with disabilities in fields like e.g. architecture, traffic, housing, public buildings, work place, information, education.

·    Usability and Ergonomics focus on day to day use of (accessible) ICT/HCI/AT based systems and services and their efficiency, effectiveness, learnability, memorability, flexibility, for people with disabilities and their environment.

·    Accessible workplace technology


Exhibits Hall Opening

Invite Companies/manufacturers to bring many innovative products and services on display, and display of availability of various products and services.



Send the abstract in 300 to 400 words with keywords on any one or more than one of the above themes by 15 July 2018 at


Notification: 20 July 2018

Submission of full paper and PowerPoint Presentation by 7 August 2018


Full paper should be focused on the selected themes only. Guidelines for the full papers will be shared on selection of abstract.



Registration start         

10th April 2018

Last date of Registration    

31 July 2018

Early Bird Price till 15 July 2018 Rs 3000/- per person for three days From 15 – 25 July 2018  Rs. 4000/- per person for three days

From 15 July to 2018 and on the spot registration Rs. 5000/- per person for three days


Cheques should be sent in favour of BROTHERHOOD or transfer the amount at the following account details:


Name of the account             :           BROTHERHOOD       

Name of the Bank                   :           BANK OF BARODA, KAROL BAGH, NEW DELHI

Account Number                    :           00 9701 0000 7032

RTGS/NEFT/IFSC Code            :           BARB0KAROLB




A book based on the papers and presentations will be published.   The book will be available to all concerned.  The book will also be used as reference and resource material for the proposed course in Inclusive education and libraries.  The book will be published under the supervision and guidance of Prof. N K Jangira.


About conference


Inclusive Education


Inclusive education is based on the premise that all students can learn together in regular schools. They have equal opportunity for education in schools for all.  These schools can meet educational needs of all students irrespective of their social, gender, economic, ethnic, linguistic and religious background. It implies that schools will have to meet the challenges responding to diverse educational needs of students. Gender focus is significant because it constitute half of the population.  They are exposed to stereotyping and their participation in education decreases progressively dropping out in subsequent classes. The modalities of meeting these needs take into consideration the rural and urban context.  Technologies support implementation of inclusive education.




Emerging technologies are changing the way we live.  The opportunities for persons with disabilities in inclusive setting are enhanced.  The technologies in focus are assistive, adaptive, web based, ICT, hardware and software etc.  The technologies also enrich the ways to overcome infrastructural and social barriers as well as access to curriculum and assessment in inclusive settings. Overlooking the journey of segregated hospital care to special schooling, the focus in this document is on the millennium goal of inclusive education.  Inclusive education has graduated to Sustainable Devolvement Goal–4 (SDG-4). In UNESCO July 2017 document visioning 2030 goals; the inclusive education has been qualified by equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all.  It requires understanding learners’ diversities as opportunities in order to enhance and enriching learning.



On request we will provide the details of accommodation

Conference Chairperson

Prof. N K Jangira

Former Head- Teacher Education and Special Education, NCERT,

Senior Education Specialist, World Bank, Consultant, UNESCO

and Heading SIED Team

Conference Co-Chairperson


Prof. Sudesh Mukhopadhyay

Former Chairperson Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), Professor and Head, Department of Inclusive Education,  NUEPA, New Delhi

Dr. Nitin Malik

Anthropologist and Joint Registrar, GGS IP University, New Delhi


Ms. Pritinder Kaur

Principal. GHSS School, Sector 40, Chandigarh


Chief Patron

Dr. Prakash Gopalan,

Director, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET), Patiala

Dr. Maninder Singh,

 Head, CSED, TIET, Patiala


Dr. Parteek Bhatia,

Associate Professor, CSED, TIET, Patiala

Dr. Sandhya Limaye

Associate Professor, Center for Disability Studies and Action,

Tata Institute of Social sciences, Mumbai,


Dr. Sanmeet Kaur,

Assistant Professor, CSED, TIET, Patiala

Mr. Satish Kapoor

Programme Coordinator,

Founder Director, Brotherhood And We Care Film Festival

Organizing  Secretaries

Mr Varinderpal Singh

System Analyst, CSED, TIET, Patiala

Dr Karun Verma

Assistant Professor, CSED, TIET, Patiala