What are Composite Regional Centers and its Objective

Composite Regional Centers

Composite Regional Centers for persons with disabilities is set under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.

There are National Institutes and other apex bodies in each area of disability in different part of India under same Ministry.

To overcome the lack of adequate facilities for rehabilitation of person with disabilities, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has set up seven Composite Regional Centers for Persons with disabilities at Srinagar (J&K), Sundernagar (HP), Lucknow (U.P), Bhopal(M.P), Guwahati (Assam), Patna (Bihar), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Kozhikod (Kerala) ¢Persons having different disabilities served by the CRCs include persons with locomotor disability, Blindness , low vision, hearing impairment, mental retardation, Mental illness, Leprosy cured, Cerebral palsy, Autism, Spectrum disorder and multiple disabled of all ages

CRC Services

Services at CRC are broadly classified into academic and clinical

Academic Services

Academic services are imparted under 2 categories:

Short term and long term courses

Short Terms courses

Short term training courses are extended to various stake holders like, teachers who work in regular schools, anganwadi workers, health workers, paramedical staff, PWDs, village pradhans, government functionaries etc. These courses are conducted in order to create mass level awareness.

Long term courses

CRC conducts following RCI approved long term courses

Diploma and degree in different areas of disability

Clinical Services

As part of clinical services, CRC conducts composite rehabilitation camps in several parts of zone/state allocated. Its activities includes providing assistive devices, aids and appliances under the scheme at the Centre and in camps. CRC also has a dedicated prosthetic and orthotic workshop wherein artificial limbs/aids and splints are manufactured and fitted to the patients.

Objectives of CRC

To serve as the composite regional centre for rehabilitation and special education of persons with disabilities

To establish linkages with existing medical, educational and employment services. All CRCs are linked with Govt organization like Ministry of labour, health departments, education department at state and district level.

To provide rehabilitation services and offer extension services in the rural areas

To stimulate growth of services by encouraging  and supporting voluntary organizations, parents group and self help groups.

To provide Human resource development by training rehabilitation professionals and workers.

To work on research and development for the specific needs of various groups of people with disability.

To create awareness among people through pamphlets, brochures, print media , electronic media, visits to schools and colleges.

To design and check aids and appliances

To educate and develop skill to enhance the employment opportunities, communication, recreation and integration in society.

Services for person with disabilities

A) Early detection and Intervention

B) Rehabilitation

C) Mobility Aids and Assistive Devices

D) Special Education Services

E) Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

F) Vocation training and employment

LIst of CRCs in the country


1 Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
PMRT Building, Guwahati Medical College Hospital Campus,
Guwahati, Assam 781032, Ph.No – 0361-456510


2 Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
Near Mahamaya Mandhir, Sunder Nagar, Dist.Mandi Himachal Pradesh -175 018
Tele/Fax: 01907-267338, 266638
Mobile:9418069638; 9816269638
[email protected]

3. Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
Near Government Women Polytechnic, Bypass Bemina, Post Office Bemina Chowk, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir 190 018
Phone/Fax 0194-2493105

4. Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Punarwas Bhawan, Khajurikalan Marg, Piplani, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh – 462 022
Ph.No – 0755-2685950, 2685951
email:[email protected]

5Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Mohan Road, Near G.B. Pant Polytechnic Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226 017
Ph.No – 0522-5545389
Ph/Fax:0612-2219333
Email:[email protected]

6. Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Red Cross Bhawan, North Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar- 800001.
Ph.No-0612-2219333
e-mail:[email protected]

7. Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Bhikshuk Gruh Campus
G.I.D.C., Odhav, Ahmedabad, Gujarat- 382415
Ph.No-079-22870544
e-mail:[email protected]

8 Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Kanupuru Bit-II, Chavatapalem, Venkatachalam Mandal Nellore, Andhra Pradesh – 524 320
Ph.No-0861-2301741
e-mail: [email protected]

9 Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities IMHANS Complex, Near Chest Hospital, Khozikhode, Kerala – 673 008
0495-2730045
[email protected]

10. Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Devaraj URS layout, B Block, Davangere, Karnataka– 577 006
08192-233465, 255225, 8754079425
Email: [email protected]

11. Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Krida Prabodhii Hall, Yashwant Stadium, Dhantoli Nagpur, Maharashtra – 440 012
0712-2445439, 7869608377
Email: nagpurcrc.gmail.com

12 Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Sitapur Eye Hospital, Park Road, Civil Lines Gorakhpur – 273 001, Uttar Pradesh
0551-2202024
Email: [email protected]

13 Composite Regional Centre for skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Old District Hospital Campus,
Beside Bilasa Blood Bank, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh – 491 441
Phone No./Fax: 07744-220552,
Email Id:
[email protected]

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