Condition of Inclusivity in Public University of Bangladesh Specifically for the Disabled Student: A Case Study On Jahangirnagar University
1Ashiqur Rahman,2Farhana Akther
1Postgraduate Student, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh. Email-

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Education is a challenge for Physically Challenged Students (PCS). Accessibility in the buildup environments of university campus for PCS is a worldwide concern. A country can’t uplift its socio-economic conditions unless and until people from all level of the society get the equal access in every facilities and services provided by government. Every student with disability has the right to equal enjoyment and access in a residential university. In Bangladesh, increased numbers of students with disabilities have been accessed to higher educational opportunities. However, also the government has imposed some legal legislation for the education and the inclusive design for the PCS. So, this study concerns about the accessibility in higher educational institutions for PCS. This research has highlighted the accessibility condition of the buildup areas of the Jahangirnagar University campus in Bangladesh and the problems faced by the PCS which created because of the existing structural design. It also explores the relation between types of barriers and different structures in university for the PCS’s. At the end this study tries to provide some guidelines for ensuring better accessibility of the physically challenged students.


Inclusive design, accessibility, physically challenged students, university campus, planning standard


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