About Institution

Sri B. ELANGOVAN, Principal

JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled (JSSPDA).

In India, a person born with any kind of disability was believed to be a sin in the society. For decades, opportunities in education, employment and other living status was denied for the differently abled even though efforts are being made to rehabilitate them by the Government and other socially responsible organizations both in terms of education and employment. 

 

VISION of the Institution

Empowering Differently Abled persons with the state-of-art professional skills, enhancing morality and mental ability for better living.

MISSION of the Institution

M1: Imparting knowledge to the differently abled students with accessible learning environment
M2: Facilitating appropriate co-curricular, extracurricular and extension activities
M3: Providing value-added life skills and knowledge in addition to the regular academic input to make them employment-ready
M4: Instilling the spirit of socialization, equity, ethics and social responsibility

 

 CORE VALUES:

  • Transforming minds of the differently abled students with positive attitude and bring them into the main stream of society.
  • Providing high quality technical education on par with the other diploma level institutions.
  • Creating accessible environment for improvement of teaching-learning process.
  • Encouraging students to participate in beyond-the-curriculum activities for facing the society with confidence.
  • Bridging-the-Gap between the education and employment needs among the differently abled students.
  • Become the Center of Excellence in technical education exclusively for the differently abled.
  • Expansion of facilities to accommodate more number of differently abled students through addition of new need based programmes.

JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled (JSSPDA) was established by JSS Mahavidyapeetha in the year 1991-92 under the World Bank Assistance Scheme of the Government of Karnataka. This institute is first of its kind in India and only polytechnic in the state of Karnataka offering technical education at diploma level exclusively for the differently abled students. Initially, 3 courses namely Architecture, Computer Science & Engineering and Commercial Practice were started for Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired (partial). Later 3 more new courses were added namely Jewellery Design & Technology (JD&T), Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Applications for the Visually Impaired (CAVI). JD&T and CAVI courses were started for the first time in India. All the six courses are approved by the Board of Technical Education, Government of Karnataka and All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India. The admission to this polytechnic is on all India basis and the minimum entry level qualification is a pass in SSLC or its equivalent with approved level of disability. Significant efforts are made to improve the admission to this polytechnic and the entire infrastructure such as buildings, equipment, library books, hostel facilities and other amenities were created under the World Bank Assistance initially for the 3 courses accommodating 270 students. More than 80% of them are from rural and economically backward groups. The students are given education at an affordable cost with necessary scholarships and grant support from State and Central Govt., JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Social / Industrial organizations and individual philanthropists. In addition, the staff are provided with benefits like provident fund, Group Insurance, Health Insurance and free medical facilities including counseling by psychologist in the institution. The students are also supported with facilities / devices which would help them to overcome their difficulties related to disabilities.

The institute till today has produced nearly 1,200 graduates; most of them are employed in industrial establishments, research institutes, Govt. organizations and service establishments. A few of them are also self-employed. Some of the passed out students have also gone in for higher education in their respective disciplines. The institute has academic autonomy in terms of curriculum design to suit the requirement of the employers, conduct exams and declare results. The autonomy has helped the institution to carry on the course to suit the requirement and the pace of disabled students without sacrificing the academic input that the employing organizations look from a prospective employee. The diploma certificate will be issued by Board of Technical Examination, Govt. of Karnataka.

The institute as on today has 450 students pursuing their diploma in 6 different disciplines. The facility that was originally created for 270 students is not sufficient to accommodate the present strength. There is a need to augment the existing infrastructure in terms of class rooms, laboratories, library, student amenities and hostels.

As per the National Policy of the Govt., there is a provision to earmark 3% of the budget for the welfare of differently abled persons. Further there is also reservation in job placements. Our experience shows that, industries / service establishments are keen to help the differently abled who are competent for suitable jobs. Hence, there is a great need to strengthen this institution which is already well known in the society.

Recognizing the contribution that this institute has made over two decades, the Govt. of India has awarded “Best Institution working for the cause of Persons with Disabilities” (Additional award) in the year 2012 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India.  The award was presented by His Excellency The President of India.

During the year 2016 The Government of Karnataka has honoured us with a State Award under the category of Best Institution working for the cause of Persons with Disabilities”.

Members of the Governing Council (GC)

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Name of the Member

Designation

1

His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamigalavaru, President, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru

Chairman

2

Dr. C G Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSSMahavidyapeetha, Mysuru.

Member

3

Prof. M H Dhananjaya, Advisor, Technical Education Division,                          JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru.

Member

4

Dr. H R Mahadevaswamy, Joint Director, Technical Education Division              JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru.

Member

5

Sri B R Umakant, Joint Director (Projects), Technical Education Division          JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru.

Member

6

Smt. Shanthi Raghavan, Founder, Managing Trustee,                                         M/s EnAable India Pvt. Ltd., #473/B, Adugodi Main Road, 8th Block Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560 095

Member

7

The Director, Department of Technical Education, Govt. of Karnataka,               Tantrika Shikshana Bhavan, Palace Road, Bengaluru – 560 001

Member

8

The Regional Officer, SWRO – AICTE, University Campus,                               Bengaluru – 560 001

Member

9

The State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, # 55, Rasildhar Street,  Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru – 560 001

Member

10

Sri N Narendra, Managing Director, M/s Vinyas Innovative Technologies Pvt.     Ltd., Hebbal Industrial Estate, Hebbal, Mysuru – 570 027

              Member
11

Sri Murali Kumar, Programme Director, Centre for Inclusion,                              M/s EnAble India Pvt. Ltd.,# 473/B, Adugodi Main Road, 8th Block,                  Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560 095

              Member
12

Sri N M Shivakumaraswamy, Sl. Gr. Lecturer in Science,                                    JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled, Mysuru – 570 006

               Member
13

Sri B Elangovan, Principal, JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled,                   Mysuru – 570 006

     Member Secretary

 

KEY FUNCTIONARIES OF JSSPDA

SL NO.

DEPT/SECTION

NAME

CONTACT NUMBER

E-MAIL ID

1

Architecture

Dr. S Uma

9448957991

jsspdaar@gmail.com

2

Commercial Practice

Mr. K Mahadevaswamy

9886558878

jsspdacp@gmail.com

3

Computer Science & Engineering

Mrs. C Nirupama

9986011217

jsspdacs@gmail.com

4

Jewellery Design & Technology

Mr. N M Shivakumaraswamy

9448826306

jsspda.jdt@gmail.com

5

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Mrs. Komala M

9739319715

jsspdaec@gmail.com

6

Computer Applications for the Visually Impaired

Mrs. V Geetha

9483608707

jsspdacavi@gmail.com

7

Controller of Examinations

Mr. G P Sathisha

9066868931

jsspdaexam@gmail.com

8

Librarian

Mrs. B Sunitha

9844079269

jsspdalib@gmail.com

9

Training & Placement Officer

Mr. B J Kushal

8050709919

 

jsspdaplacement@gmail.com

10

Hostel Warden

Mr. N M Shivakumara swamy

9448826306

nmswarden@gmail.com

11

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Mr. N M Shivakumaraswamy

9448826306

nmswarden@gmail.com

12

AISHE & E-Governance Cell Coordinator

Mr. K S Mahesh

9886067061

ksmmahesh@gmail.com

13

NBA Coordinator

Dr. S G Srikantaswamy

9900898748

jsspdanba@gmail.com

14

Alumni Association Coordinator

Mrs. Sunanda

9844496133

sunandacs@gmail.com

15

NSS Coordinator

Mr. B Srinivasa

8722670778

jsspdanss@gmail.com

16

ISTE Student Chapter Coordinator

Mrs. D V Nandini

9901591463

jsspdaiste@gmail.com

17

IIP Cell Coordinator

Mr. M B Raghu

9448434270

jsspdaiipc@gmail.com

18

Scholarship Coordinator & Student Counselor

Mrs. M Suchetha

9555356789

suchethapda@gmail.com

19

Sign Language Interpreter

Mrs. Kanchan S Sharma

9611807979

jsspdasl@gmail.com

20

Youth Red Cross Coordinator

Mrs. Murugamma

9538962593

murugammaj15@gmail.com

21

Medical Officer

Dr. A M Mahesh

9481150303

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22

Sports coordinator

Mr. H N Mahadevaswamy

9980049708

crazyms.swamy@gmail.com

23

Cultural Coordinator

Smt. M Prathima

8277474055

prathimadivyap@gmail.com

24

Anti Ragging Committee

Dr. S G Srikantaswamy

9900898748

sgsrikantaswamy@gmail.com

25

SC / ST Committee

Mr. B Srinivasa

8722670778

srinivasmbs22@gmail.com

26

OMBUDSMEN Grievance Redressal Committee

Smt. C Nirupama

9986011217

c.nirupama2007@gmail.com

27

Internal Complaint Committee

Smt. C Nirupama

9986011217

c.nirupama2007@gmail.com

28

Women’s Security, Welfare & Grievance

Dr. S Uma

9448957991

umasarch53@gmail.com

 

Ministerial Staff of JSSPDA

 

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Qualification

Experience

Contact  Detail

Grant-in aid Employees

1

Elangovan B

Principal

M.Sc.,

25 Years

9687766236

2

Raju  N

FDA (Establishment)

B. A.,

24 Years

9844944077

3

Shivakumar H S

FDA (Examination)

B.Com

24 Years

9481528694

4

Madappa N

F D A

M A

24 Years

9379682613

5

Narendra N

F D A (Admission)

B A., LLB.,

23 Years

9945878036

6

Dr. Palaniswamy

S D A(DVP)

M.A, Ph.D

24 Years

9342818459

7

Mahadevaswamy R

Typist

B.A

24 Years

9480667772

8

Shashikala S

Typist          Account Section

B.Sc. M.Ed.,

24 Years

9611947088

9

Sridhara M

Driver

7th Std

24 Years

7892567069

10

Nijaguna

Driver

7th Std

24 Years

9901241474

11

Mahesh  S M

Attendar

SSLC

24 Years

9480405895

12

Srinivasa D

Peon

Literate

24 Years

9611805359

13

Mallesha K S

Peon

Literate

24 Years

9901253936

Management Employees

1

Bhagya M J

Stenographer (Personal Section)

      Dip. In CP

20 Years

9620947682

2

Mahadevaswamy B

Stenographer    (Office Correspondance)

Dip. In CP

10 Years

7975293578

3

Basavaraju H R

SDA (Examination)

SSLC

19 Years

9980656767

4

Ramachandra T

Helper  Office

Literate

24 Years

9743347297

Following are the Committees formed to assist the Polytechnic Administration:

1. Academic Board:

Under Autonomous scheme, the Institute has constituted the Academic Board to review and approve the academic related matters through meetings when and where required. 

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Constitution

Role

1

Principal

Chairman

2

One Representative from the State Board of Technical Examination

Member

3

One nominee from ISTE

Member

4

One member from NITTTR, Chennai

Member

5

Two experts from Industry

Member

6

HOD of Architecture

Member

7

HOD of Commercial Practice

Member

8

HOD of Computer Science  & Engg.

Member

9

HOD of Jewellery Design & Technology

Member

10

HOD of Electronics & Communication Engg.

Member

11

HOD of Computer Applications for the Visually Impaired

Member

12

One Senior Faculty of the Institution

Member

13

One Representative of the Alumni of the Institution

Member

14

Controller of the Examination of the Institute

Member Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roles and responsibilities:
  • To frame curricula for the courses based on the guidelines of Directorate of Technical Education and get them approved by the Curriculum Development Cell, DTE, Govt. of Karnataka
  • To decide the teaching methods and sequence.
  • To evolve and adopt suitable practical and project oriented training programmes, educational tours etc.
  • To update the course contents according to the changing needs and communicate them to the DTE.
  • To device suitable methods of continuous internal evaluation system.
  • To device suitable forms of records for entering marks / grades obtained by the students in the various tests and examinations.
  • To appoint such other adhoc or standing committees to perform such functions as it may delegate in both Curriculum formation and evaluation.
  • To perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Directorate of Technical Education for maintaining high standard of technician training.

 

2. Awards Committee:
Under Autonomous scheme, the Institute has constituted the Awards Committee to review and approve the examination related matters through meetings at the end of each examination (twice in a year)

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Name & Designation

Role

1

Director, Technical Education Division, JSS Mahavidyapeetha

Chairman

2

Principal

Member

3

One Representative from the State Board of Technical Examination

Member

4

HOD of Architecture

Member

5

HOD of Commercial Practice

Member

6

HOD of Computer Science &Engg.

Member

7

HOD of Jewellery Design & Technology

Member

8

HOD of Electronics & Communication Engg.

Member

9

HOD of Computer Applications for the Visually Impaired

Member

10

One Senior Faculty of the Institution

Member

11

Controller of the Examination of the Institute

Member Secretary

     
Roles and responsibilities:
  • To review the working of the internal and external evaluation scheme and to inspect the records thereof.
  • To provide statistical analysis of assessment of student’s performance and to suggest norms for grading based on the guidelines of the Directorate of Technical Education.
  • To recommend candidates to the Board of Technical Examinations for either promotion to the next higher semester or for the award of Diplomas.
  • To device suitable mechanism to hear and dispose of appeals from individual student against evaluation.
  • To perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Directorate in connection with evaluation of student’s performance.
  • The Awards Committee shall meet as often as necessary, at least twice in a year.