Past Seminars, Symposia, Workshops and Conferences




During the course of last 12 years or so, , Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies has conducted a series of national/ international/ state/ regional level seminars, symposia, workshops, conferences and exhibitions r on various issues of contemporary relevance for empowering the persons with disabilities. Among such programmes are:
(1) National Seminar on "Disability and Social Policy in the New Millennium" (under the auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies"SDRS, New Delhi) on 27th December, 2000 at LLC Auditorium, JNU, New Delhi, India;
(1) National Seminar on "Disability and Social Policy in the New Millennium" (under the auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies"SDRS, New Delhi) on 27th December, 2000 at LLC Auditorium, JNU, New Delhi, India;
(2) National Seminar on the theme of "Disability and Human Rights" was jointly organized by the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies and the Centre for Human Rights Teaching & Research (HURITER) / SIS / JNU, New Delhi on 2nd February, 2002 at the Committee Room of SSS-II of JNU, New Delhi, India;
(3) A special session on" Globalization and the Rights of Vulnerable"(covering the Rights of Disabled Persons, Women and Children) as part of International Conference on Globalization. Development and Human Rights (sponsored by International Political Science Association (IPSA)"Human Rights Research Committee (HRRC) and co-sponsored by the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, organised at IIC, New Delhi, India, on 20th "24th November, 2002. under the auspices of the Institute for World Congress on Human Rights (IWCOHR) and HURITER, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Scholars, experts, faculties and human rights activists from different parts of the world --such as, Stanford, Paris, New York, Colombo, Hong Kong, Washington, Singapore, California, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge-- participated in the deliberations of the conference;
(4) National Symposium on the theme of "Disability in Rural India: Issues and. Challenges" was organized by the SDRS on 3rd December, 2002 (on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons) at PG Department of Botany, LNMU, Darbhanga (Bihar, India);
(5) National Symposium on the theme of "Disability and Public Policy in Historical Perspective" was jointly organized by the SDRS and HURITER, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) on 22nd "24th October 2003 (on the occasion of the United Nations Foundation Day) at JNU, New Delhi, India;
(6) National Summit on "Disability Human Rights, Law and Policy" was jointly organized by the SDRS and the HURITER, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) on 1st "4th December 2004 (on the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons) at JNU, New Delhi, India;
(7) National Workshop on "Empowerment of Disabled Persons in India: A Community Based Rehabilitation Model" sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment/ Government of India and other organizations/ agencies -- was organized by the SDRS on 20th " 21st March, 2005 at S. R. B. Inter College, Samastipur (Bihar), India;
(8) National Symposium on "Disability Studies in India : New Directions for Future" was held under the auspices of the SDRS at JNU, New Delhi, India, on 5th "8th July, 2006;
(9) Workshop on "Disability Rights and We" was organized jointly by the SDRS and the RCI at Shimla (Himachal Preadesh, India) on 27th July, 2006;
(10) National Seminar on "Employment Rights of Disabled Women in India" was organized by the SDRS at ISIC, New Delhi, India on 8th "11th March, 2007;
(11) Regional Workshop on "Human Resource Development in Disability Sector" was jointly organized by the SDRS and RCI at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) on 10th March, 2007;
(12) National Seminar on "Disability Rights Movement in India: Past, Present and Future" was held at Chandigarh, India, on 23rd March, 2007;
(13) Regional "Painting Competition on Disability Rights: Shifts from Charity to Human Rights" was organized for college/ university students of fine arts at Shimla (Himachal Pradesh, India) on 20th April, 2007 under the auspices of Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies"HP Chapter, Shimla, India;
(14) National Symposium on "Sexual Empowerment of Disabled Women in India" was jointly organized by the SDRS (New Delhi), Social Action and Research Foundation" SARF(New Delhi) and National Association for the Blind--NAB (Bangalore) at NAB, Bangalore, India, on 2nd "4th October, 2007 (on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti).;
(15) Human Rights Day Seminar on "Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" was organized (jointly by SDRS and HURITER, SIS, JNU) on 10th "11th December, 2007 at SIS, JNU, New Delhi;
(16) National Congress on "Disability Studies in Secondary and Higher Education in India" was organized by the SDRS at ISIC, New Delhi, India, on 19th "21st March, 2008;
(17) National Workshop on "Facilitating Public Transportation for Persons with Disabilities" was jointly organized by the SDRS and School of Education & HRD, Dravidian University, Kuppam (Andhra Pradesh, India);
(18) National Workshop on "Sexual Empowerment of Disabled Persons in India" at Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India, on 4th " 6th October, 2008 (organized under the joint auspices of the SDRS, New Delhi and GMCH, Chandigarh, India);
(19) National Symposium on "Teaching of Disability Studies in India: Role of Distance Education" held at Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India, on 22nd " 24th January, 2009 (organized jointly by the SDRS, New Delhi and School of Education & HRD, Dravidian University, Kuppam (Andhra Pradesh, India).
(20) National Symposium on "Road Designs and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities" held at ISIC, New Delhi on 6th " 8th March, 2009 at ISIC, New Delhi (under the auspices of the SDRS, New Delhi, India).
(21) National Workshop on "Entrepreneurship and Skill Development of Disabled Persons in Rural India" held at CMJ College, Donwarihat, Madhubani, Bihar on 22nd to 25th March, 2009 (under the auspices of the SDRS, New Delhi, India);
(22) International Conference on "Education, Research and Innovations for Inclusive Societies" held on 19th "21st March, 2009 (jointly by the SDRS and School of Education & HRD, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh) at Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh.
(23) National Workshop on "Model Curriculum Development in Disability Studies in India" (organized at SIS, JNU, New Delhi under the joint auspices of SDRS and HURITER, SIS, JNU at SIS, JNU, New Delhi, India on 12 -- 14 February 2010);
(24) National Symposium on "Disability, Human Rights and Global Warming" (held on 20--22 March 2010 under the auspices of SDRS at ISIC, New Delhi, India);
(25) National Congress on "Road Designs and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in Rural and Hilly Areas" (organized on 23 March 2010 under the auspices of SDRS at UT Guest House, Chandigarh, India);
(26) National Symposium on "Accessibility of Water and Sanitation for Persons with Disabilities in India" (held on 25"26 March 2010 under the auspices of SDRS at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India);
(27) National Congress on "Implementation of UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India" (held under the auspices of SDRS at ATI, Hyderabad, India on 27 -- 29 March 2010);
(28) National Convention on "Disability, Human Rights and Social Justice in India" (held under the joint auspices of SDRS and A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies--ANSISS, Patna at ANSISS, Patna on 15--18 January 2011);
(29) National Summit on "Disability and Corporate Social Responsibility" (organized by SDRS on 25-- 27 March 2011 at ISIC, New Delhi, India);
(30) National Symposium on "Disability, War and Terrorism in India" (organized under the joint auspices of SDRS and Gold Field College of Education, Bangarpet, Kolar, Karnataka on 28--30 March 2011)
(31) One Day Basic Training Programme on Human Rights-- sponsored by NHRC (organized by SDRS on 29 March 2011at Gold Field College of Education, Bangarpet, Kolar, Karnataka, India);
(32) National Seminar on "UNCRPD and Reproductive Rights of disabled Women in India" (organized under the joint auspices of SDRS and Gold Field College of Education, Bangarpet, Kolar, Karnataka, India on 29 --30 March 2011);
(33) Roundtable Conference on "Disability, Barrier- Free Campus and Higher Education" held at Kunzru Conference Room, SIS, JNU, New Delhi, India, on 3 December 2011 (organized in collaboration with HURITER, SIS & EOO, JNU, New Delhi);
(34) National Symposium on "Designing Roads for Disabled Pedestrians in India" (held under the auspices of SDRS at ISIC, New Delhi on 1st to 4th March 2012);
(35) National Workshop on "Role of Media in Empowering the Persons with Disabilities in Rural India" (held at Dr Shaligram Mishra College, Dhruvagama, Kalyanpur, Samastipur, Bihar, India) on 17 to 20 March 2012;
(36) National Conclave on "Refugees ad Migrants with Disabilities in War and Insurgency Affected Areas" (held at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka) on 30 & 31 March 2012;
(37) National Summit on "Contemporary Discourse on Disability Studies as a Human Rights Issue (held at ICAR, RCER, Patna, Bihar, India on 15th -18th December 2012);
(38) National Symposium on "Disability Management in Agriculture and Farming (held under the auspices of SDRS at ISIC, New Delhi, India on 1st to 4th February 2013);
(39) National Workshop on "Disability through the Lens of Arts and Culture" (held at NITTTR, Chandigarh, India, on 23rd March 2013); and
(40) National Congress on "Disability, Barrier-Free Campus and Higher Education in India" (held at Dravidian University, Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, India on 25th to 27th March 2013).
(41) National Symposium on ?Participation in Political and Public Life by Persons with Disabilities in India" at Bihar Chamber of commerce and Industries, Patna (Bihar) on 28th to 30th December 2013)
(42) National Congress on Entrepreneurship and Skill Development of Persons with Disabilities in India" at MSME Development Institute, Mumbai on 30th January to 2nd February 2014)
(43) National Conclave on ?Road Safety and Traffic Management for Disabled Pedestrians in India" at ISIC, New Delhi on 13th to 16th March 2014;
(44) National Symposium on ?Music Therapy as an Instrument for Empowering the Persons with Disabilities" held at Sinha Library, Patna (Bihar) on 20th & 21st December 2014
(45) National Workshop on ?Food Processing Industries as a Viable Livelihood Option for Persons with Disabilities in India" held at ISIC, New Delhi on 16th to 18th March 2015.
(46) National Symposium on ?Disability, Global Warming and Sustainable Development in North and South" held at ISIC, New Delhi on 20th & 21st March 2015
(47) National Workshop on ?Sustainable Development in Agribusiness for Persons with Disabilities in Rural India" held at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar) on 23rd to 25th March 2015 under the joint auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (New Delhi) and Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar).
(48) National Workshop on ?Yoga Therapy for Empowering the Persons with Disabilities in India", held at Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh on 8th & 9th January 2016 (under the joint auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, New Delhi & Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh)
(49) National Conclave on "Making sanitation and toilets Inclusive for Persons with Disabilities in India" held at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi on 18th to 20th February 2016.
(50) National Workshop on "Disability, Assistive Technology and Farming in India", held under the joint auspices of Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (New Delhi) and ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) on 15th & 16th March 2016.
(51) National Symposium on "Dance Therapy for Persons with Disabilities" held at Auditorium, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna under the joint auspices of Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (New Delhi) and Bihar Veterinary College, Patna on 10th & 11th December 2016 (on the occasion of International Human Rights Day)
(52) National Workshop on "Disability, Assistive Technology and Independent Living: Issues and Challenges in Indian Context" held at Conference Room, ISIC, New Delhi on 3rd & 4th March 2017.
(53) National Conclave on "Financial Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in India" held at Conference Room, ISIC, New Delhi on 24th & 25th May 2017.
(54) National Workshop on "Philosophical Aspects of Ability and Disability", held at Committee Room, SIS, JNU, New Delhi under the joint auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (New Delhi) and Disability Studies Programme, SIS, JNU, New Delhi on 14th & 15th June 2017.
(55) National Workshop on "Reducing Hazards of Earthquakes and Disasters for Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly in Hilly Regions of India" held at Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar on 1st to 3rd February 2018 under the joint auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (New Delhi) and Institute of seismological Research (Gandhinagar).
(56) National Workshop on "Economic Empowerment of Disabled Farmers through Self Help Groups and Skill Development in India" held at Conference Room, ISIC, New Delhi on 23rd to 25th March 2018.
(57) National Workshop on "Role of Nukkad Nataks in Community Based Inclusive Development of Persons with Disabilities in India" held at Concert Hall, Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir, Patna on 23rd to 25th June 2018.
(58) National Congress on "Developing a Model Curriculum on Disability Studies for Higher Education in Indian Universities" held at Auditorium, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi on 5th to 7th October 2018.
(59) One-Day Seminar on "Empowering the Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality" held at Committee Room, SIS-II, JNU, New Delhi on 12th December 2018 under the joint auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies and Disability Studies Programme, SIS, JNU, New Delhi.
(60) National Workshop on "Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Management in India" held at Institute of Seismological Research (Gandhinagar, Gujarat) on 11th & 12th July 2019 under the joint auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Institute of Seismological Research (Gandhinagar) and Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (Gandhinagar).
(61) National Seminar on "Role of Young and Adolsecent Girls with Disabilities in National Integration of India" at SIS, JNu, New Delhi on 25th & 26th July 2019 under the joint auspices of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies and JNU's Human Rights and Disability Studies Programmes.