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Norms and Guidelines


1. No Institute of rehabilitation professional course shall be started without the prior approval of Council / the Central Government.

2. To obtain approval of Council, the institution desirous to start the Degree / Diploma / Certificate courses shall approach the Council, through the respective State Govt. / Union Territory Administration. The State Govt. / U.T. Administration shall be requested to assess the requirements of various professionals.

3. The State Government/ Union Territory Administration must indicate in clear terms whether they are or not in favour of starting a college / or institutions managed by a non governmental organisation.

4. The management of the Institute shall adopt the standards of staff, space and equipment as recommended by the Council and given an undertaking for their phased implementation within the stipulated period.

5. The management of the Institute must submit in writing, the willingness of University which can grant affiliation if the Council permits the Degree/Master Course to be started.

6. The management of the Institute must satisfy the Council about possessing enough training facilities to undertake the Degree/ Diploma courses.

7. The management must provide adequate facilities of administrative and teaching staff required for the Degree/Diploma course as per the recommendations of the Council.

8. The management of the Institute must submit a plan for the construction of full-fledged division and appoint competent personnel to manage the same.

9. RCI may issue notice to all State Governments under Section 24(9) of RCI Notification dated 27/03/1997 which states that “ On receipt of the an application from an organization for permission to start new rehabilitation professional course, the Council shall call for if not done by the organization, the recommendations/views of the State Government. In case the recommendations/views of the State Government are not received within a period of ninety days, the Council shall be entitled to process the application on its own with the support of his committees and thereafter take such decision as it deem necessary” and subsequently the Council may initiate necessary action as provided U/s 24(9) of notification referred above.


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