GRIID is a recognized training centre of Rehabilitation Council of India. This is the only teacher training institution in this region. GRIID is one of the oldest teacher training centre of RCI running M.Ed, B.Eind & D.Ed in special education (MR)
M.Ed Special Education-Mental Retardation
The Punjab University has granted affiliation to GRIID to run one year now two year M.Ed Special Education (Mental Retardation) with 10 seats from the current Academic Session 2013-2014. At present we are running 3rd batch of M.Ed Spl. Edu. (MR). Eligibility to seek admission in M.Ed special education is B.Ed Spl. Edu. (MR) with 50% marks in B.Ed S.E. (MR) course or its equivalent from a recognized university.
B.Ed Special Education-Mental Retardation
The Punjab University has granted affiliation to GRIID to run one year now two year B.Ed Special Education (Mental Retardation) with 30 seats from the year 2011. Eligibility to seek admission in B.Ed Spl. Edu. (MR) is graduation with 50% marks in any discipline from a recognized University.
Diploma (D.Ed) in Special Education-Mental Retardation
Every year a fresh batch of 30 students is enrolled in the Academic Session through online Aptitude Test conducted by RCI. Eligibility to seek admission is intermediate from any board.
Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation
Every year a fresh batch of 25 students is enrolled in the Academic Session through online Aptitude Test conducted by RCI. Currently Course is discontinued due to availability of job prospectus . We have trained 150 students and all have been successfully engaged in govt and Ngo`s set up. This course have been kept in abeyance.
Foundation Course for Education in Children with Disabilities (FCED) is a 3 months Distance Mode Programme for the in-service teachers which is recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India and affiliated to IGNOU. Every year three batches undergo this Course. 21 Batches have been passed out.
Continued Rehabilitation Education
GRIID is responsible for to update and upgrade the knowledge & skills of professionals working in different areas of intellectual disabilities in Neighbouring states. The information regarding Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) topics and Programmes being conducted at RIMH is time to time available on RIMH website, so that they can join the nearby centre to upgrade their skills.
The Programme is expected to be attended by 30 participants to get specialized training in the field of disability. Every year GRIID organize 3 CRE for the professionals.
National Service Scheme
Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service, GRIID has opted to be one of Authorised centre of NSS.
The cardinal principle of the NSS Programme is that it is organised by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building. Every year students of D.Ed, B.Ed Spl Edn, M.ed Spl Edn voluntary giving their best services in community based rehabilitation under the banner of NSS and are supporting for comprehensive rehabilitation of persons with disabilities as well as needy persons in and around Chandigarh. Swattch Bhart Abhiyan and orientation on inclusive education Programme are the core long term programs of NSS.