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Model School for the Visually Handicapped


Mission Statement

Model School for the Visually Handicapped was inaugurated on 4th January 1959 by Govt. of India on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille script that facilitates teaching and learning for the blind. At present, there are 240 students enrolled in this co-educational residential school situated at 116, Rajpur Road, Derhadun. The primary objective of the school is to facilitate teaching and learning of visually challenged students for which the school is geared with all possible resources and staff for this purpose. The school intents to enable students to be self dependent in their life in spite of their visual impairment. Every effort is made for all round personality development of students.

The mission of our school is that every learner enrolled in the school is “BRAILLE LITERATE”. Needless to say, Braille literacy for them is an indispensable step towards making the visually challenged self dependent. In accordance with the discussion held with the students and staff, decreasing interest of students in learning Braille is a worrying factor that needs to be remedied instantly. THE SCHOOL AIMS TO ATTAIN TOTAL BRAILLE LITERACY BY THE YEAR 2020. For this, dependence on the use of audio material for learning is to be reduced.

The advent of technology for the visually challenged cannot also be lost sight of. The visually challenged too are empowered with the use of technology by installing and making use of screen reading software's. Hence, THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL IS TO BE COUPLED WITH ENABLING STUDENTS IN THE USE OF LATEST TECHNOLOGY ALONGWITH BRAILLE LITERACY. An empowered visually challenged youth will certainly be in a position to contribute to the progress and development of society to the best of his abilities.

To conclude, the mission of our school is to obtain Braille literacy along with making all the students of the school technology savvy with a purpose of making them self dependent; preparing them for their career and life and ensuring their inclusion in the main stream. The school will not only make necessary arrangements for the same, but also Endeavour to motivate the stakeholders so as to achieve the mission.


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Model School for the Visually Handicapped is one of the top co-educational boarding schools, affiliated to CBSE Board (Provisional Affiliation No. 3530023 since 1987 & its extension is upto 31st Mar 2017) and established in 1959. It has students from varying backgrounds and from many different parts of the country. Mission of our School is “To educate every student to the best of his or her abilities”.

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The cascade of services and benefits offered by school include free education, board and lodging, uniform, books and equipments. The school provides an environment that encourages a questioning mind and gives students many avenues for expressing their creativity and building their skills.

The students study Humanities in class XI & XII. Computers have been introduced from class three only. The dexterity of the fingers moving on the keyboard reflects the perfection of the students.

Academics have adopted wide connotations in Model School for Visually Handicapped because the endeavor of the school is to work for the all round development of the children. There are four libraries i.e. Talking Book Library, School Library, Print Library & Braille Library.

The students of the school are excellent sports persons & athletes. They have proved their capabilities in the different national & international sports competitions; the latest achievement was 4 gold and 2 bronze medals in the IBSA Youth and Students Championship 2009 held at Colorado, USA.

Yoga & Judo Karate keeps them mentally fit & physically agile.

To stimulate their creativity hobby classes in Music, dance and drama are also offered after the school hours.



The students are admitted after an interview & screening.

The students should ensure to enclose:-

  • Medical Certificate of Visual Disability issued by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Income Certificate of Parents
  • Mark-sheet & Certificate of the class Passed
  • Proof of caste (in case of SC/ST/OBC)

Important Notice

  • Fees Structure - N/A


Hobby Classes

Hobby classes are also arranged free of cost after school hours to churn out their talents.

music class

The school provides an environment that encourages a questioning mind and gives students many avenues for expressing their creativity and building their skills. The School Provides following facilities:-

  • Indoor Games
  • Dance Rooms
  • Music Rooms
  • Hostels
  • Health & Medical Checkup Facility

School Vacations

Summer Vacations

Closed after 2nd Saturday of May & Re-open on 1st July

Autumn Vacations

Dussehra to Dipawali


Details of Enrollments during 2016-17
Class & SectionNo. of Enrollments
Nursery 6
I 17
II 20
III 20
IV 14
V 16
VI 15
VII 20
IX A 16
IX B 10
X A 12
X B 11
XI 21
XII 28


Details about Area of School Campus

  • 44.716 Acres
  • 181051.93 Sq. Meters
  • Built up area 4000 Sq. Meters Approx.
  • Area of Playground 4200 Sq. Meter Approx.

Contact Details of School

Email :

Ph. no. : 01352738060

Fax no. 01352734157

Name & Official Address of Director

Mr. Nachiketa Rout (Director)

Email :

Ph. no. 01352744491


Members of Management Committee

  • Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Principal
  • Vice Principal
  • Sr. PGT

Members of Sexual Harassment Committee

  • Smt. Sripriya, Chairperson
  • Sh. Virendera Singh, Member
  • Smt. Laxmi Pokhriyal, Member
  • Smt. Aloka Guha, Member

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NIEPVD (National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities, Divyangjan), 116 Rajpur Road, Dehradun is registered under Societies Registration Act 1860. The Registration is Valid upto 20-10-2017

Mode of Payment of Salary

Salary is given thru Individual Cheque  of Punjab National Bank

Details of Salary being paid to School Staff
DesignationScale of PayGrade Pay% of DAHRA
Principal 15600-39100 6600.0 80 20%
Vice Principal
9300-34800 4800 80 20%
P.E.I 9300-34800 4800 80 20%
PGT 9300-34800 4200 80 20%
TGT 9300-34800 4200 80 20%
PRT 5200-20200 2800 80 20%


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