The Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped (AITH) is an autonomous public institution established in 1997 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, and is affiliated to the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. It has been duly approved by the AICTE and the UGC.
The Institute has 8 departments, and offers only B. Tech and Diploma level courses at the undergraduate level. The B. Tech course is open for all whereas the Diploma course is exclusively for candidates whose permanent physical disability is 40% or above.
The admission into the B. Tech and Diploma courses is on the basis of merit marks scored in Class 10th or 12th and applicant’s scoring in the UPSEE test.
The AITH is located on a campus spread out across 15 acres of land, specially designed for handicapped students, and includes facilities such as hostels for men and women, including a mess and canteen, several entertainment amenities, health and sports amenities (outdoor and indoor), as well as laboratories, computer laboratories and a decent library.
Application and Admission Procedure
How to Apply
The institution allows only those candidates to apply for and take admission for its programmes whose permanent physical disability is 40% or higher, and who or whose parents are domiciles of the state of Uttar Pradesh only.
Being affiliated to U.P Technical University (UPTU), the institution follows norms laid down by UPTU for admission eligibility criteria. A minimum of three-years Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a recognised university with at least 50% aggregate marks (for general category students) and 45% (for SC/ST students) is a prerequisite.
Mode of Application: The application mode for PG (MBA) presumably happens to be through the institution to the Registrar of U.P Technical University. The documents required for application include the original Migration Certificate and Transfer Certificate as well as attested copies of academic certificates.
The final short-listing and acceptance or otherwise of the interested candidates follow the submission of the applications to the university.
Hostel and Facilities
The institute is spread over 20 acres that has buildings with well constructed infrastructure specially designed for handicapped people. It’s a fully Wi-Fi campus and there is also a power backup for uninterrupted power supply. The institute provides e-learning with NPTEL resources and fully equipped labs.
There is also a centralized library with digital access. It also includes indoor and outdoor games within the campus. The college is also unique to offer counseling needs to its students in aspects like careers, relationships, depression and anxiety. In addition to that, medical facilities are available round the clock.
The institute provides hostel facility for both boys and girls with a total accommodation of more than 300 students. A bed, study table and an almirah are provided for each student in the rooms. Good and nutritional food is provided in the mess.