Institute for Social and Economic Change


Population Research Centre (PRC)


A Two-Day National Seminar on

Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and their Socio-economic Status in India

Organized by

Population Research Centre (PRC),
Institute for Social and Economic Change(ISEC), Bengaluru-72


Sponsored by

Indian Council of Social Science Research

28th and 29th June, 2018

Objectives of the Seminar

  • to examine the status of persons with disabilities (PWD) in India in terms of growth, trend and the composition by gender both for rural and urban India

  • to analyze their socio-economic status such as education, health and employment, by gender as well as residence

  • to document the major and minor issues facing the challenged population as to how relief for these issues, will provide a plethora of opportunities

  • to address policy implications to improve better status of PWD within the existing policies and programmes towards their improvement.

Sub themes of the Seminar

The proposed seminar would discuss the relevant issues with regard to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the following sub themes:

  • Understanding persons with disabilities (PWD)

  • Growth, prevalence rate and their distribution

  • Demographic Profile of PWD

  • Socio-Economic Profile of PWD

  • Caste Composition, Marital Status

  • Literacy level and Educational status

  • Health and well-being

  • Work status and Employment

  • Policies and Programs for PWD

  • Services for the Disabled-Government Rehabilitation Services

Some of the distinguished Speakers

Dr. M K Sridhar

Former Professor of Management, BUB

Member, Committee on National Education

Policy 2017 (HRD, GoI)

Dr. Jos Chatukulam

Professor, Sri Ramakrshan Hegde Chair

ISEC, Benagaluru

Dr. Siddalingaiah

Kannada Poet &

Member, BoG,ISEC

Dr. Rajasekhar

Professor & Head

CDD, ISEC, Bengaluru

Dr. Krishna Hombal

University of Mysore

Dr. S Y Surendra Kumar

Bangalore University

Dr. N Dasharath

University Law College

Bangalore University

Dr. P Ramanna

Professor, Dept of Political Science

Banaglore University

Dr. Venkatesh

Associate Professor

Maharani Arts College, Bengaluru

Dr. Sumithra Prasad

General Secretary, DORAI FOUNDATION

Enliven the Spirit of Humanity



Note: Interested scholars may send their name to attend the seminar without paper on or before 15th June 2018, with a registration fee of Rs.1000 for local participants (includes food for two days and conference materials) or Rs. 3000 for out-station participants (includes food for two days and two nights accommodation) Contact person: Ms Mohanadevi (, phone-080-23215468, extn-125.



Dr. C M Lakshmana
Professor and Head,
Population Research Centre
Institute for Social and Economic Change,

Dr. VKRV Rao Road, Nagarabhavi,

Bengaluru 560072

Dr.  M G Chandrakanth

Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Dr. VKRV Rao Road, Nagarabhavi,

Bengaluru 560072




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