Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University

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Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University
डॉ शकुंतला मिश्रा राष्ट्रीय पुनर्वास विश्वविद्यालय
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Motto For Differently Abled
Type State University
Established 2008
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Nishith Rai
Location Mohaan Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Campus Spread over 131 acres (0.53 km2)
Acronym DSMNRU
Affiliations UGC
Website http://dsmru.up.nic.in

Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University (abbreviated DSMNRU) is a State University located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The first University of its kind, which also provides accessible and quality higher education to challenged students, in a completely barrier-free environment. University's mandate is primarily to serve the differently-abled segment (challenged students) of the society for which a horizontal reservation of 50% seats in all courses has been provided, in addition to the normal reservation policy. University proactively brings together under one umbrella-the academia and social responsibility. The potent synergies of this blending open up huge possibilities for translating ideas into action, taking science to soil, and lab to land.


Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University established by Uttar Pradesh Sarkaar came up by an Ordinance dated August 29, 2008, later replaced by U.P. Act No. 1 of 2009, dated February 19, 2009 and U.P. Act No. 24 of 2011, dated November 28, 2011.


The wide & large-spread campus consists of three blocks - Two academic blocks & one centrally located administrative block, an separate Auditorium, Student hostel, Helipad & a big underground vehicle parking. Roads inside the campus well connect the buildings. A Bank of Baroda branch is located here which provides common banking facilities along with ATM facility. The campus is located on Lucknow-Mohan road (State Highway 40). It is about a kilometer away from Buddheshwar Mahadeo Temple which further connects to Lucknow - Kanpur Highway.


The impressive and modern University campus is spread over 131 acres of land in Lucknow - the state capital of Uttar Pradesh. University has Wi-Fi equipped campus with barrier-free infrastructural and educational environment; technology-friendly smart classrooms with modern audio-visual education aids like Computers, CCTV, Projectors etc.; Multimedia educational approach; well equipped computer lab with JAWS (Job Access with Speech); and green eco-friendly campus-all combine to offer the student a world-class educational experience for all-round development. The Library in the University caters to the students with a rich collection of international and national books, journals, reports and reading material on a wide range of subjects. There are ramps for challenged students. It has separate boy's and girls' hostels. It also has a separate placement cell, computer lab, medical facilities, ATM, and postal facilities on campus.

Faculty, Departments & Courses[edit]


University has following faculties & respective departments. They are as follows:-

Faculty of Arts[edit]

Departments of Faculty of Arts include:-

  • Economics
  • English & Other Foreign Languages
  • Hindi & Other Indian Languages
  • History
  • Political Science & Public Administration
  • Sociology, Social Science and Social Work

Faculty of Commerce & Management[edit]

  • Commerce
  • Management

Faculty of Computer & Information Technology[edit]

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology no

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Law

Faculty of Music and Fine Art[edit]

  • Fine Art

Faculty of Science & Technology[edit]

  • Botany
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Zoology

Faculty of Special Education[edit]

  • Department of Hearing Impairment
  • Department of Mental Retardation
  • Department of Visual Impairment
  • Department of Rehabilitation & Multiple Disabilities


Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Hindi, English, Sociology, History, Economics and Political Science. Other courses include MSW (Master of Social Work), B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) in Special Education, MBA (Master of Business Administration) etc.

University conducts educational programmes leading to the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Master of Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in the following areas:

Degree Specialization
Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering
Master of Science (MSc) Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, IT, Applied Statistics.
PhD Hindi, English, History, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Fine Art, Commerce, Management, Law, Chemistry, Education, Applied Statistics, Physics, & Microbiology.

Apart from above courses, University also run following programmes:-

Name of Courses Duration
Certificate in Art Appreciation 6 Months
Post Graduate Diploma in Art Education 1 Year
Bachelor of Arts 3 Years
Bachelor of Commerce 3 Years
B.Com. LL.B (Hons.) 5 Years
Bachelor in Visual Art (Applied Art/Painting/Sculpture) 4 Years
Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics (BPO)* 4 ½Years (8 Semester & 6 Months Internship)
Bachelor of Audiology & Speech- Language Pathology (BASLP)* 4 Years (6 Semester & 1 Year Internship)
Diploma of Education (Special Education) 2 Years
Bachelor of Education (Special Education) 2 Year
Master of Education (Special Education) 2 Year
Master of Arts 2 Years
Master of Business Administration 2 Years
Master of Social Work 2 Years
Master of Commerce 2 Years
Master of Computer Application 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Master of Visual Art (Painting) 2 Years
LL.M 2 Years

Concept and design[edit]

Uttar Pradesh Government established the University in 2008 in Lucknow to provide access to higher education to all, especially for persons with disabilities, in a barrier-free environment. The accessibility of higher education to differently-abled students was previously limited and low.

The institution is based on the concept of inclusive and integrated education, and social inclusion of people with disabilities. The university reserves 50% of places in all courses for persons with disability.

The university has a barrier-free green campus. It adopts an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach, and attempts to cope with the special needs of disabled persons. Faculty are encouraged to enhance their subject knowledge enhancement and improve research capabilities.

To cope with national and international standards of teaching and research, the course curriculum has been designed so as to make them globally comparable and acceptable. Moreover, the university has a very explicit and internationally recognized system of internal assessment and exam system.

For economic empowerment of persons with disability, professional courses are functional in the institution. The university intends to expend its in-house capabilities by introducing more professional and job-oriented courses that are compatible with industry needs in the coming years. A higher education institute is known by its quality research, therefore, this institution is also committed to produce quality research with particular focus in the field of disability and build up all its parameters on international guidelines.

The central focus is on professional and job-oriented courses and skill enhancement.