In the entire Raigad district there was not a single Special Teacher Training Centre in the field of Intellectually Disabled (ID). Being rural & tribal area, there was no awareness regarding intellectual disability. To make people aware about ID, it’s facilities, special services as per their special needs, their rehabilitation, special training centre for ID was an important need & an intense requirement for Raigad District.
After completion of H.S.C. education if anybody wants to do such courses, all the way they had to go to Mumbai or Navi Mumbai, for the same which was very costly & hectic affair for them, so people were avoiding & ignoring such courses & this field. To know all these difficulties the institution took steps forward & started a Special teacher’s training centre for D.Ed Special Education (MR), which is recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi affiliated to ‘National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD). It is the “first” special teacher’s training centre in entire Raigad district, named as ‘Light House’ Special Teacher’s Training Centre, where students from all over India can take admission.
Since last year RCI in collaboration with YashwantraoChavan Maharashtra Open University, Nasik started a distance B.Ed in Special Education (MR) & out of 5 centres in Maharashtra they selected our centre. This year we are having our 2nd batch of 30 students. Students from all over Maharashtra & other states have connected due to this course.
3291A is a centre code for distance B.Ed. Special (MR) course of our LHSTTC.