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About Us

History of the Institute

Historically a small class of 4-5 mentally retarded children was started in 1964 in the Government College of Education, Chandigarh by Sh. J. S. Gandhi, Lecturer in Psychology in the college. Within a short period, the number of students increased & a separate building was hired for these children. It was established with the aim of providing educational and vocational training to mentally retarded children with the recognition of the fact that with the proper training and facilities to such children, they can be rehabilitated and made to adjust themselves to the demands of society. Now the institute is under the direct control and supervision of department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India In the year 1973, the control of this institute was transferred from Govt. College of Education to District Education Officer, Chandigarh Administration. In the year 1978, Govt. of India sanctioned D.D.O's powers to Office-in-charge and the control of the institute was transferred to Director State Institute of Education, Chandigarh. The building hired for the purpose could accommodate about 40 children. This was the only Govt. Institute in Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh. Many parents were keen to get their child admitted. The residential facility for 12 seats was provided to the children whose parents resided in other cities or states. From Charity to Right Based.... We have earned the presidential award for "Best individual working for the persons with 2013" 6th Feb 2013. This is the highest award in the field of disability and is given to Joint Director Dr. B.S.Chavan for outstanding contribution in the field of disability.

  • 1.3 Lac .

    More than 1.3 Lacs disable population been accessed successfully by us..

  • Gimrc Building
  • 1964estd.

    RIMH was Transfered to GMCH in December 1998.

Our Objectives

Comprehensive training and education to 1000 children with special needs

Empowerment of parents and guardians of Chilren with special need.

Genetics screening & counselling for prevention of disability

Vocational Training, Job Placement & Social Integration in sheltered employment

Implementation of provision of persons with disability act (1995) & NTA (1999)

To Carry out research in the area of mental retardation for early detection and prevention of disability

To create Infrastructrure for human resource development in the area of intellectual disability

Rehabiliation clinic & Theraupetic intervention at OPD level of children with intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities

To set up resource center for providing day to day technical support to regular school having special section for the children with special needs

Our Services

Diagnostic and medical care

Therapeutics Intervention

Early identification & intervention

Teaching academic and adaptive Behaviour

Vocational Training

Human resource development Programme

Parental counselling

Recreational Facilites

Railway Concessions


Disability Certificate

Genetics Center

Home based Programme

Outreach Programme

Hostel facility

Our Success Edge







Personal Effectivness

Our Mission

To Rehabilitate maximum number of intellectually challenged persons in and around Chandigarh and integrate them into the mainstream society

Our Vision

To help every intellectual child to grow into a self reliant person from charity to right based.

The Process


Our Skills

  • Consulting
  • Special Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • HRD , Continious Rehabiliation Education & Conferences
  • Research

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