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Special college for children with hearing loss in Guwahati

Guwahati, Dec. 6 : A special college in Guwahati is providing education to children with permanent hearing loss. Run by an NGO, the college is a hope for those who need special care and assistance.

The North East College for the Hearing Impaired is one of its kinds in the entire north-east region offering special care to children with hearing impairment.

Established in 2009, the college is funded by the Assam Government and sponsored by Assam Association of the Deaf. The college also gives a platform to financially deprived students to complete their studies. Some 200 students have passed their higher secondary examinations so far.

“We provide courses in Assamese and English language and in the subjects of Computer, and Arts & Culture. Our students belong to poor families and the institution is trying to help them,” said Priyanka Newar, interpreter/teacher.

Last year, 100 percent of the students passed their higher secondary under the Assam Higher Secondary Educational Board out of which 75 percent secured first division.

The authorities plan to expand and require funds to develop infrastructure.

“We have been communicating with the Guwahati University since early this year and recently we submitted a fee of rupees two lakh and one thousand for the further procedure of seeking permission. We have received all the documents along with college code for degree level and we will start our session from August 2016,” said Shanky Roy Chaudhury, Principal of North East College for the Hearing Impaired. (ANI)