Training Centre for Teachers of the Visually Impaired

D. Ed. Spl. Ed. (V.I.)

Recognized by The Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi,
aided by National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with
Visual Disabilities (Divyangjan), Dehradun
(Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India) &
Mass Education Extn. Deptt., Govt. of West Bengal


Started in July, 2000 the Training Centre for Primary School Teachers of the Visually Handicapped is one of the twenty two Institutions of the Mission Asram rendering services following the great ideals of Swami Vivekananda, the living exponent of the Teachings of Sri Sri Ramakrishna Dev and Sri Sri Ma Saradamoni Devi. In all the spheres Education, Health & Spirituality, the motto of the Mission is one ‘Man Making’ irrespective of caste and creed. It is an important link in the chain of Educational Institutions run by the Vivekananda Mission Asram at Viveknagar.

RCI Registration No.:

i) RCI/INS ….. WB/143

ii) RCI/INS ….. WB/252

iii) RCI/INS ….. WB/506

iv) RCI/INS ….. WB/640


i) To promote education for the Visually Handicapped through-out the state as well as the country through Integrated set up and Special School System.

ii) To undertake an assessment of the aptitude and abilities of the Trainees.

 iii) To elevate the standard and innovate better technique of teaching for the Visually Impaired.

iv) To make more people aware of the different types of educational system of the Visually Impaired.

v) To prepare teachers to be committed to their performance for the all round development of  the Visually Impaired Students.


The Training College at Rampur (Viveknagar) close to Chaitanyapur is situated on the North-West of HALDIA PORT. It stands on the Chaitanyapur-Kukrahati Road and  may be reached from Chaitanyapur More by Cycle Van or by 6/7 minutes walk.


i) Esplanade/Kolkata – Roychak by Bus No. 210; Roychak – Kukrahati by 10/15 minutes Ferry; Kukrahati –  Mission  Asram by Bus (10 minutes).

ii) Howrah/Kharagpur – Mechada by Train (S.E.R.).    Mechada–Haldia by Bus  (Via – Chaitanyapur), Chaitanyapur – Asram by cycle Van or 6/7 minutes walk.

Intake Capacity:

30 (Co-educational) & 15% of the N.R.I Students.

Categories of Selection:

i) General         : 16

ii) SC                 : 07

iii) ST                : 02

iv) Disabled     : 01

v) OBC – A      : 02

vi) OBC – B     : 02

Eligibility : 50% Marks in the 10 + 2 course or its equivalent.

 Mode of Selection : As declared by RCI

Commencement of the Session:  January 04, 2021

Duration of the Course: 2 – Year

Class Hour:

Morning (regular)

Afternoon classes (2/3 days a week)

Special Classes – As and when arranged.


i) Assignments

ii) Internal Assessment Test

iii) Four Semesters (Conducted by NIEPVD, Dehradun and entrusted by RCI – NBER, New Delhi)


(a) During Class Hour :

i) Gents: White Shirt & Sky Blue Full Pants.

ii) Ladies: White Sari with Sky Blue border & Sky Blue Blouse.

(b) During Mobility & Games & Sports Class:

i) Gents: White Shirt & Sky Blue Track Suit.

ii) Ladies: Kamiz – Sky Blue; Salowar– White; Orna–White.

(c) In winter only Sky Blue Sweaters & Mufflers are allowed.

Accommodation :

Two Separate Hostels

One for Gents & other for ladies. Trainees themselves have to do their own chores.

Visitors: No visitors are allowed inside the Hostel Campus and during the class hour.

Leave and Vacations:

(i) Sundays : Off day

(ii) Holidays: As per list published by the Institute.

(iii)  80% attendance is must as per RCI Rules.

Cultural Programme:

Trainees have to participate in some celebrations like National Days, Teachers’ Day, Some special observances.


(i) Every Trainee is expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the center as in force from time to time, so that a high standard of discipline may be maintained. Steps are taken particularly in regard to damage to property, irregularity in attendance, failure to return to the Institute on the expiry of leave, leaving the premises without permission etc. For any breach of discipline or orders, the Trainees are liable to removal or dismissal or such other measure as the concerned authority may decide or deem fit.

(ii) Attendance is compulsory for all in the Prayer
Assembly of the Training Centre  &  presence in the evening prayer services at the Muktidham is must particularly for hostellers.

Educational Tour:

An Educational Tour to visit some pioneering Organisations working in the field of Education, Training and Rehabilitation of the Visually Handicapped for around 3 / 4 days is arranged every year. A part of the total expense is to be borne by the trainees, if needed.

Co-curricular Activities:

Apart from the Syllabus of R C I all trainees shall have to attend Music, Physical Education, Craft & Indian Culture classes specially arranged by the Institution.


Trainees have to bring out two Wall Magazines called

Sonar Tari” during the course.

Library :

Training College has a library well equipped with books and journals pertaining to education of visually impaired, some other disabilities and general B.Ed. & D.Ed. Courses.


A healthy competition and Co-operation is expected from every one. Any sort of untoward exposure and indirectly hankering after internal marks are treated as disqualification. All are to reveal their latent qualities to become a good teacher.