Activities

Teacher's Training College

Kamayani school for Specially challenged children was started in 1964. But that time concept of mental retardation was new and it was not easy to teach Mentally challenged children. This need made Sindhutai think about teacher's training, hence in 1978 a Teacher's Training Program was developed. This Program was recognized by social welfare dept of Govt. of Maharashtra. This course was named as Diploma in Training For Mentally Retardation.

In 1993 RCI Act came into limelight and it took teacher's training course on National level. In 1995 Kamayani started a course named Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation). This course is recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India, a statutory body under the ministry of social justice and Empowerment.
This Diploma have been conducted for past 12 years successfully. Amongst these 12 years six times the result was 100%. This Diploma course is recognized by RCI and is affiliated with Manipal Academy for Higher Education. This is 2 years full-time Diploma. During first year training focus is on Mental Retardation and in second year Autism, Cerebral Palsy and multiple disability are taught to deal with.

This Diploma is well looked after by our core faculty and is supported by many other expertise for the particular subject.
The Diploma is 100% job oriented and until date no one is unemployed. Due to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (A Central Government's Scheme about education for every one) more than 50,000 jobs are awaiting.
* The diploma course is affiliated with National Institute of Mentally Handicapped.
Apart from this regular diploma in special education many other short-term and refreshers courses have been conducted by us.
They are:

Short-term Courses for Parents :

Many times it has been seen that parents do not know how to handle their challenged child as it is totally different than manage handicapped child. For such parents we conduct short period courses during summer vacation or in Diwali vacation. In this course not only house faculty is involved, but outside expertise also do come to guide them.

Short-term Courses to caretakers :

Some times Child is severely handicap and need to be taken care all the time. Even in few cases a child is kept with care taker and that is why A care taker needs to be trained. In special schools when they join for job purpose, they should know where and how are they going to work, Thus we also undertake training for these caretakers too. These courses are also been conducted during common holidays like summer vacation or Diwali Vacation.

Refresher Course :

We are also involved in updating teaching faculty as daily new teaching techniques and strategies are coming in existence. For that purpose many state level refresher courses have been conducted by us for teachers of mentally challenged. These courses are recognized by Maharashtra state government.

National Bridge Course :

These Course were organized by Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi at Kamayani. The main purpose was to give new ideas and new trends to the old special teachers.

CRE Course :

Continuing Rehabilitation Education Program course are the courses that give new knowledge about current trends and issues that are changing the face of Special education. After taking training from any institute, it is now mandatory to register with RCI. Without this registration number one cannot work in the field of special education. To get the continuation to this registration two CRE programs are must attend in between seven years.
* To get the continuation to this registration,one has to gain 100 points in the time period of 5 years duration.