National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH)

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 Handicapped116 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 :  Rehabilitation Council Of India                        
Affiliation : HNB Garhwal University
Web Address :
Email Address :
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.                 

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    I am sakshi jain,pursuing B.A LL.B(hons)from University of Petroleum and energy studies Dehradun.I am a second year student and since past two years i have this urge to do something worth for NIVH but never got a chance to work this out.I wish to spend atleast some quality time with these special children,gems born on earth.I am sure i can learn a lot from them and share my knowledge with them too.currently i am doing my internship in an oil company called Schlumberger in my hometown delhiand will be back in Dehradoon on august 15th.we have holidays on saturdays/sundays every week so i can atleast be available on one of the two days.kindly inform me if i can be of some help and contribute a little in this big noble cause which you have undertook.waiting for a soon reply.

    sakshi jain
    EMAIL ID –

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    I am Amita and my resident in Dehradun, I have experience in Stenography and typing both in Hindi and English.
    From 2004 I am working in Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust in Administrative Department on Clerical Post.
    It will be a great opportunity for me if there is vacancy for stenographer in your Esteemed Institute.


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    I am a parent of a Visually Impaired Child. She is studying in class IV in a normal school along with sighted children.

    I wish to learn Maths Braille (Nemeth Code) from your esteemed institute as it would be great help for me to transcribe her book and help her in her studies. Could you please give me the details about this course?

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    sir i run special school so iwant myorganisation in our mailling list.Address. Manoshakthi 906Padmavathi Colony.Swaroop Nagar.Uppal.Hyderabad.500039.AndhraPradesh.

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    Sir, I trained from NIVH Dehradun. I want to attened any orientation course, Seminear, Training Prog. in any place in India. Now I have an education centre of the blind at my place.

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    I am bipin singh negi and my hometown is in dehradoon. I am working in Indian air force. I want to help those childrens who are studying in NIVH.

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    hi,i am prabhat ranjan,i am persuing m.a( semister delhi university & i have done also my greguation d.u. i am complited B.ed.( v.i)from d.u. i am intrested work in n.i.m.h

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    today whole world is using word “visually impaired” for those people who can’t see anything or not properly instead of word “blind”. but still i am see this word in the website of National Institute for Visually handicap.
    may i know the reason behind it.

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    Sir, i want to ask that does colorblindness person is Visually handicap? and does he got Visually handicap Certificate?

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    im VH and need to learn Braille …
    i am 44yr of age so i want to know is this facility available in your institute..
    please if possible do reply as soon as possible..
    thank you.

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    My Name is Deepa Sharma. I m MBA ( HR )kindly inform me if i can be of some help and contribute a little in this big noble cause which you have undertook.waiting for a soon reply.


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    Hon’ble Sir,
    We are proud of that NIVH is in Uttarakhand State. It has excellent record of success because in every field the alumni of NIVH are holding the top position even in the civil services also.
    With all the best for futere,

    Shyam Dhanak
    General Secretary
    National Association for the Blind, Uttarakhand
    Haldwani, Distt. Nainital, Uttarakhand

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    i am a parent of a Visually Impaired Child. he is 8 yrs old.
    pls advice me how can he learn Braille from your esteemed institute as it would be great help for me to help him in his studies. Could you please give me the details about the admission?

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    I am Rachna Maheshwari frm Kanpur.I’ve been a teacher fr last 30 yrs. i’d learnt braille (English) on my own way back in 1979.At that time communication gathering info ws a bit difficult so I hd to give it up.
    But nw I’m refreshing my knowledge f Bharti braille so that I can work again in translating story books fr children in hindi.
    What is the scope fr it? It is my contribution n help fr children. I need ur guidance n help in this field.
    Awaiting fr a positive response.

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    I am resident of Noida and my child is having low vision,and fine motor problem and is of seven years old. Need guidance in his education and to deal with daily life .

    kindly let me know the process of taking admission in your school or
    if there is any school in noida then please do provide the details

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    Dear Sir: good afternoon to you.

    I have read a book changing policy perspectives for the visually impaired a comparative study of India and South Africa written by DR. RAMESH KUMAR SARIN ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE. in his book he sed in 1986 A committee was set up by the government of India under the Chairmanship of Shri Baharul Islam, Member of Parliament. The Committee submitted its report to the Government in June, 1988.I would like to know the following information

    1. For what purpose the committee was set up?

    2. What recommendations are made by the committee?

    3. What action has been taken by the government?

    4. to whom shell I approach for copy of its report?

    if you have the information please share

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    sir my son aditya sharma got blind due to m/ cycle accident in 2007 (at that time he was 21 now he is 26 yrs old.) all treatments have failed. sir, now we want to rehabilitate him.

    we are told about this institute and we request you to pl help us.
    KIndly advice .
    anil sharma
    father of aditya sharma

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    kindly give the address and contact number of NIVH, Hyderabad centre, because we need sticks for Blind people and Slates


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    Please let me know if you are a non-profit organization recognized by US tax system. I would like to make a donation and would approciate if you could send me your taxid via email. Thanks

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    Respected Sir/Mam,
    I am a resident of Rajpur road and I am very much aware and appreciate the services of your Institution. I wanted to know whether your institution will be able to provide a free walking stick to a poor and a needy person. He begs and lives on the street and as such he does not have any identity documents with him. What chances are there to avail of this benefit or where else can I get this opportunity? It would be kind of you to help in this matter.
    Thanking you
    Your sincerely
    Nima tshering
    Nima tshering

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    I m disable from my eyes but i want to continue my study so for sake GOD plzzz help me
    My whats app no is 8853367982 contact no is 8090470596
    Plzzz help me sir i need guid no body is with me for help

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