National Institute Of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) is located in an area of about 43 acres on Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway. It  is an autonomous body under the Ministry Of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government Of India. Institute is training centre for blind. It is also engaged in production of Braille literature, Aids and Appliances for  Visually handicapped . It was registered as a Society in 1982 under Societies Registration Act, 1860, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. 

The Institute has its regional center in Chennai to provide rehabilitation services in the southern states of the country. It renders vocational training at par with NIVH. It also provides rehabilitation services to the rural-based visually handicapped persons through its Community Based Rehabilitation activities.


Address : National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, 
                 116 Rajpur Road,
                 Dehradun – 248001,
                 Uttarakhand, India.
Phone No: +91-0135-2744979
Fax No : +91-0135- 2748147
Year Of Establishment : 1979
Area : 43 Acres
Institution Type : Government Institution
Recognition :  Rehablititation Council Of India                        
Affiliation : HNB Garhwal University
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                                 Courses Offered :
                  B.M.Sc (Bachelor of Mobility Science ) 1 Year
                                    Other Programmes
                      Vocational Training      
                      Manpower Development 
                      Research and Development 
                      Crisis Management including therapeutic assistance
                      Placement and employment
                      Production of reading material
                      Manufacture of aids and appliances, and 
                      Library and Information Services. 
                      Education for the Visually Handicapped
The Institute has a Model School for the Visually Handicapped which provides education to blind, partially sighted and low-vision children from Nursery to Class X. The blind children are taught through Braille and tactile sensation whereas the partially sighted and low vision children make use of magnifying devices to read the printed text. The scholars are provided with free board, lodging, clothing, tuition and other facilities besides monthly pocket money  .