Visually challenged PU professor bags UGC project

Published: 13th December 2012 11:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2012 11:12 AM   |  A+A-

Dr G Madan Mohan, assistant professor of Pondicherry University’s department of management, has bagged a major University Grants Commission (UGC) research project.

According to information received on Wednesday, the UGC has sanctioned Rs 11.5 lakh for his project. Dr Madan Mohan, who is visually challenged, will be working on the project titled ‘Rehabilitation of the Disabled — Miles to Go,’ for the next 24 months. It’s a rare achievement for the visually challenged faculty member of the Pondicherry University, who has been teaching here since October 2010.

Prof Madan Mohan, who received his doctorate from Madras University in October this year, had taught in a government college for five years before joining Pondicherry University.

Dr Madan Mohan told Express that he was confident of finishing the project within the stipulated time frame and would start working on it immediately. He said he would be concentrating on analysing the problems faced by disabled persons engaged in entrepreneurship activities and the salaried category, who are employed in offices. He added that the study would also emphasise the stress levels of these disabled people.

Dr Madan Mohan, who has been blind since birth, said he would also attempt to author a book on the success stories of 25 disabled people, who had come up in life overcoming all the hardships. The PU professor, who completed M Com from Madras Christian College in 1995, said the studies for the project would be based on the disabled people of the Union Territory.


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