Training and Vocational in India

Training and Vocational

Training and vocational practices are critical for the deaf and hard-of-hearing to lead independent life and seek equal opportunity employment. This page provides information on several organizations and programs in this regard.

Impact Report - Link

Within the short span of two years, Centum-GRO Initiative has earned a reputation and immense respect from the Deaf community. In the process, we were also recognised for our efforts and received three prestigious awards which are:

  • ‘Compassion to Action’ – Bharti Changemaker Award 2018

  • Persons with Disability Category – NCPEDP Mphasis Award

  • Supported Fund to create an Indian Sign Language (ISL) App – YES Bank Foundation (Top 23 Grantees out of 12,000 applications)

Access Mantra

With a leap of faith, I moved to India from USA in September 2016 to launch a project- Centum-GRO Initiative (Advanced Skills training in New Delhi). I assembled an outstanding team of 9 Deaf experts from USA and India to design a curriculum for a unique course - 'Deaf Empowerment and Leadership' - and implemented it with innovative and deaf-centric teaching methodologies.

- Dr. Alim ChanDAni, Founder of Access Mantra, an accessible Resource and Innovation Centre of the Deaf in India. Dr. Alim's greatest passion is to show the Deaf community that "impossible dreams can become possible."

Achievements of Access Mantra in the past two years are:

  • 550+ Deaf young adults trained from all over India

  • 65% current employment rate

  • 150 hours worth of content on 'Deaf Empowerment and Leadership'

  • 12,000+ Likes on Facebook Page

  • Large scale inclusive community events such as Indian Sign Language Trivia in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore

  • Organised several informative gatherings to bring in a collective community such as Deaf Leadership Conclave and Ethics on Professional Interpreter's Code (EPIC) Summit and much more - check our Facebook Page

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan)K.C. Marg, Bandra (W) Reclamation Mumbai - 400 050+91 22-26400215 / 26409176 / 26400263 /

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan) (AYJNISHD(D))

Skill Training

The Department conducts Skill training program for Persons with Hearing Disabilities at 3 levels such as In-house Skill Training, Skill Development Program through Empaneled Training Partners Referral Services. The department provides upgraded vocational training to the persons with hearing impairment in the field of Computer Applications like Certificate Course in Computer Software (1 Year), Desk Top Publishing (6 Months) Basic Animation (6 Months). All the courses are recognized by Maharashtra State Board of Vocational Examination. The entry qualifications for admission to the course on Desk Top Publishing and Software is SSC and that of the Course on Basic Animation is HSC. The session commences in the month of January and July. The course is offered Free of Cost. The institute also imparts Skill Training at ITI level through its extension centers namely

The Institute is entrusted with responsibility to conduct Skill program for Persons with Disabilities through Training Partners empaneled by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under SIPDA scheme. Annually 3000 Persons with Disabilities are skilled through this activity. The Program is conducted across the country.

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan) (AY Nishz (D)) is an autonomous body under the Department of Disability Empowerment (Divyangjan) of the Government of India. The organization aims to promote and research in biomedical engineering to develop new aids and to provide research and sponsorship for the education and rehabilitation of the hearing impaired. Candidates can apply online for various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Diploma courses through the official website of the Institute. Courses Offered are: Ph.D, B.Ed, BASLP, M.Ed, M.Sc, Diploma

All India Federation of deaf

8, Northend Complex, RamaKrishna Ashram Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Phone: 011 2336 4766

All India Federation of Deaf

Vocational Training Centre for Hearing Impaired Youth

An institute for deaf people runs by the All India Federation of The Deaf (AIFD) to support deaf boys and girls, specially from the under privileged community to build up their prospect by providing vocational trade training, since 1976. The institute also a place of congregation and interaction where hearing impaired people from every corner in India, forgett

About Institute:

Institute located at Qutub Institutional Area of South Delhi with a campus area of 1.5 acre within greeneries adjoining to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).Institute runs two ITI course Photographer & Cutting/Sewing and planning to induct Fitter course very soon. We are also trying to introduce some more courses in future so that the Hearing Impaired people can be benefitted. Beside ITI courses we run two more trade training programme, Computer basic and Advance linked to Printing –Graphics and a wonderful combination of Turner-Fitter- Welder course for two years that can cater the small scale and medium scale industry very well.Our institute students are well known for their extra curriculum activities. Institute students represented national and international level special sports events in Athletics, Soccer, and Chess etc. Every year students participate in trekking organized at Uttarakhand terrains.Institute cultural troops are widely appreciated for their stage performance specially in Mime theatre. Students bagged medals from different contests including spot painting, Face painting etc


Training Center Address

12/13 Special Institutional Area,

Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Near FAI Bus Stand near J.N.U.,

New Delhi - 110 067,


Phone : 0091- 011- 26563984

Ms Surinder Saini. President

Shri. Deepak Shay, General Secretary

AIFD - Head OfficeAddress:

All India Federation of the Deaf

18, Northend Complex, Near Panchkula Road

New Delhi - 110001


Tel: 0091-011-23364766 and 0091-011-26563984.


MPTDC - Multi Purpose Training Center For The Deaf (AIFD - Since 1955)

Purpose: Disability, Human Rights

Aim/Objective/Mission: AIFD strives for the all round welfare and total rehabilitation of the deaf; creates awareness about their problems and protects their rights; establishes homes, hostels and institutes for them.

students aged between 16-30 years are trained in different trades. Presently, it runs 4 main trades e.g. Computer, Photography (PGR & PGA), Fitter & Turner and Cutting & Sewing. The trainees for the MPTCD have been coming not only from Delhi but also from all over India.

(1) Cutting & Tailoring (Refresher)

(2) Cutting & Sewing (Advanced, ITI Affiliated)

(3) Photography (Refresher)

(4) Photographer (Advanced, ITI Affiliated)

(5) Fitter & Turner (Refresher)

(6) –do- (Advanced with ITI Curriculum)

(7) Printing Graphic (Refresher)

(8) Printing Graphic (Advanced Level)

Future Programmes: -

AIFD wants to extend its activities by adding some more projects to its existing projects. These are as follows: -

(1) An early prevention and detection centre

(2) Old Age Home for deaf

(3) Sign Language Interpreter Course

(4) R & D Centre

(5) Craft & Hobby Center

(6) Yoga & Speech Therapy

(7) Cooking Course

Vocational Training Centres for Adult Hearing Impaired

  1. All India Federation of the Deaf, 18, Northern Campus, Ramkrishna Ashram Marg, New Delhi

  2. Delhi Association of the Deaf, 92, Kamla Market, New Delhi

  3. J.S.S. Polytechnic for the Physically Handicapped, S.J.C.E. Campus, Mysore – 570 006, Telephone: 0821–515318/515845

  4. National Job Development Centre, Sion Trombay Road, Chembur, Mumbai – 71, Telephone: 5585267/5519413

  5. Multi Purpose Training Centre, Qutub Institutional Area, Behind Qutub Hotel, New Delhi

  6. Technical Training Centre for the Deaf, New Bamboo Bazar Road, Bangalore – 560051, Telephone: 568522/576908

  7. Training Centre for the Adult Deaf, Nalgonda Cross Road, Malakpet, Hyderabad – 36, Telephone: 4549655

Source: Vocational training centres for hearing impaired

Vocational Training Centres for Hearing Impaired (HI) (Eastern Region)

  1. Government Deaf and Mute School, Sagulband Road, Takyel, Imphal – 795001, Manipur

    • Carpentary, Tailoring, Art

  2. Ferrando Speech & Hearing Centre, Mawrah, Mawlai, Shillong – 793008, Meghalaya

    • Greeting Cards

  3. School & Center For Hearing Handicapped, Mongrian Hills, Cathlean Cottage, ShillonG 793003, Meghalaya

  4. School for the Deaf, Dimapur – 797112, Nagaland

    • Weaving, Painting, Cane Works, Card Making, Textile Printing

  5. Deaf Biblical Ministry, P.O.Box 61

    • Light Eng.

  6. School for the Deaf, AP. Titilagarh, P.B.NO.23, Balangir – 767033, Odisha

    • Tailoring, Craft, Chalk, File, Envelop Sweet Box, Two Wheeler Repair

  7. Jaga Balia Deaf & Dumb School, At.Chandrasekharpur, PO. Neulapoi, Via. Mahimagadi, Dhenkanal 759014, Odisha

    • Coir Related

  8. School for the Deaf, Dakhinakali Road, Dhenkanal 759001, Odisha

    • Sewing, Carpentary

  9. Helen Keller Red Cross School for the Deaf, Railway Station Road, Behrampur, Ganjam 760005, Odisha

    • Tailoring & Painting

  10. Red Cross School for the Deaf & Dumb, Ap. Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi 766001, Odisha

    • Tailoring, Canning, Bamboo Work, Embroidery, Etc

  11. Press B.B.C. School for the DEAF, Bhubaneswar ETC., Khurda 751007, Odisha

    • Tailoring, Carpentary, Weaving, Cycle rep. Photography, Printing

  12. H.M. Memorial Sisu Vidyalaya For Deaf, At 158, Kanan Vihar, PO. Patia Bhubaneswar, Khurda 751031, Odisha

    • Coir Works, Terracota, Tailoring, Painting

  13. Nehru Seva Sangh School for the Deaf, At PO. Making, Khurda 752031, Odisha

    • Tailoring, Wool Knitting, Cane/Bamboo Carft, Banpur Chalk, Candle, Agarbatti

  14. Vocational School for the Deaf, Nehru Seva Sangh, PO. Banpur, Khurda 752031, Odisha

  15. Cane & Bamboo, Coconut Coir, Tailoring, Fine Art, Wool Knitting

  16. School for the Deaf, Sunabeda – 3, Koraput 763003, Odisha

    • Coir, Cane, Bamboo, Tailoring, Calk Making, Art Painting

  17. Government High School for the Deaf & DUMB, Ap. Burla, Sambalpur 768017, Odisha

    • Tailoring, Embroidery

  18. North Tripura Deaf & Dumb School, PO. Kailashahar, North Tripura 799277, Tripura

    • Sewing & Embroidery, Cane & Bamboo Work

  19. JUDGE Bagan Disabled Education Society, Judge Bagan, Po. Haridevpur, 24 Pargana (South) 700082, West Bengal

    • Doll Making, Greeting Cards, Envelop Making, Etc.

  20. South Sundarban Edun. & Cultural Institute, AP. Baradapur, 24 Parganas 743371, West Bengal

    • Handloom, Sewing, Agriculture

  21. Sruti (Rural Centre of Shirc), Mohispota, Sodepur, 24 Parganas, West Bengal

    • Bamboo, Cane, Candle, Clay Modelling, Knitting, Embroidery, Painting, Handicraft, Fab. Flowers

  22. Dwani’ Rural Cente of Shirk, Calcutta, Rly. Station Road, East Agarpara, 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal

    • Bamboo, Cane, Candle, Clay Modelling, Knitting, Embroidery, Art, Handicraft, Fabric Flowers.

  23. Mukvadhir Vidyamandir, 265/19, Gopal Lal Tagore Road, 24 Parganas (North) 700036, West Bengal

    • Tailoring, Embroidery, Carpentry, Beautician Course, Etc.

  24. Nivedita (Rural Branch of Shirc), PO. Karnamadavpur, 24 Parganas (North), West Bengal

    • Drawing & Painting

  25. Desired, Thanagora, Po. Bishnupur, Bankura 722122, West Bengal

    • Tailoring, Knitting, Clay Modeling, Weaving, Arts & Crafts

  26. Asansol Netaji Subhash Soc. Studies Centre, Upper Chelidanga, Asansol, Burdwan 713304, West Bengal

    • Arts & Crafts, Stitching

  27. Sreema Pratibondhi Kalyan Kendra, 48, K.N.Mukherjee Lane, Asansol, Burdwan 713301, West Bengal

    • Tailoring, Book binding

  28. Calcutta Deaf and Dumb School, 293, Acharya Prafulla Ch. Road, Kolkata 700009, West Bengal

    • Carpentry, Lathe, Printing, Tailoring, Weaving, Sewing, Book Binding, Embroidery

  29. Care & Counselling Centre, 4B, Gopal Banerjee Lane, Kolkata 700026, West Bengal

    • Carpentry, Toy Making, Greeting Cards, Sewing

  30. Ideal School for the Deaf, 125, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Road, Kolkata– 700014, West Bengal

    • Book Binding, Cutting & Sewing

  31. Korak Pratibandhi Kalyan Kendra, 1/25, Goraksha Basi Road Etc., Dum Dum, Nagerbazar, Kolkata– 70028, West Bengal

    • Greeting Cards, Paper Bag Making, Clay modelling,

  32. Speech & Hearing Institute & Research Centre, 7B, Kankulia Road, Kolkata 700029, West Bengal

    • Tailoring, Knitting, Embroidery, Bamboo Craft, Artistic Candle