Jeevandhara Rehabilitation Research Institute

. . . . . .maximizing the potentials

Honors and Awards

The leadership and guidance provided by Dr. Amitav Mishra, Hon'ble Chairperson helped the institute to practice the best and quality services. The quality work brought several honors and recognition to the institute. 

Derozio Award for Education & Human Enrichment (2006)  from Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination that conducts Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), New Delhi, Government of India

Award for Excellent Services to Persons with Disability (2006), Government of Uttar Pradesh

Besides he has received several honors from other organizations and clubs etc.

About the Institute

A registered society was founded in 1992 by Dr. V.K. Chawla and Dr. Raka Chawla as a collaborative effort by a group of parents searching for local based services for their children having hearing loss. Later in the year 1998, Dr. Amitav Mishra with a group of motivated professionals re-established as Jeevandhara Rehabilitation Research Institute. Later in the year 1999, his wife Mrs. Saswati Nanda joined the institute and looked after overall administration. The important milestones during the institute’s journey of more than 25 years are highlighted here:

1998: Served as demonstration center for Special Education Programme of MJP Rohilkhand University, Barelly

1998: Selected as potential institute to train regular school teachers to act as master trainers under IEDC of District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) of Government of Uttar Pradesh.

1999: Awarded a project by Government of Uttar Pradesh through UPEFAPB under assistance of World Bank to provide resource support to the district Bareilly for ‘Integrated Education of Disabled Children’ under DPEP and the institute succeeded to bring more than 4000 students with disabilities to regular primary schools.

2000: Organized the first Measurement cum Distribution of Assistive Devices Camp with support of CRC Lucknow and Alimco (considered being the first biggest camp till that date in the country  for more than 1000 school going children with disabilities).

2004: Took the responsibility to work as nodal agency for Special Olympics Bharat for the western Uttar Pradesh.

2005: Supported Special Olympics Bharat UP in organized National Championship in Bareilly with cooperation from Jat Regiment, Indian Army. Indian Air Force also supported the event.

2005: Selected as one of the Special Study Center by Rehabilitation Council of India for Foundation Course for Teaching of Children with Disabilities for MP Bhoj Open University, Bhopal

2006: Served as member of Local Level Committee for consecutive five years for the Districts of Bareilly, Badaun and Rampur under National Trust Act, 1999.

2007: Supported by State Bank of India, the institute established Advanced Speech and Hearing Centre with facilities such as PTA, OAE, BERA and digital hearing aid fitting as well as speech intervention services.

2008: Also selected as f the Special Study Center by Rehabilitation Council of India for Foundation Course for Teaching of Children with Disabilities for Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

2009: Indian Medical Association, Bareilly supported the institute in establishing ‘Early Intervention Centre for Children with Developmental Disabilities’.

2010: Neonatal Mobile Hearing Screening service was initiated and formalized.

2017: Silver Jubilee was celebrated

2019: The institute received permanent recognition for 5 years to run Diploma in Special Education in Intellectual Disability and Hearing Impairment of 2 years duration.

In the year 2019-20, the institute provided services to more than 800 children and adults with disabilities. About 125 children attend daily follow up services as part of early intervention program or resource support under inclusive school network. Every day about 100 students attend services at Special and Inclusive Learning Center. The RCI approved training center admits 50 students per year.

Registration Details

Administrative Head


Saswati Nanda, 





Proposed Service Center

In the year 2017-18, the institute purchased a small piece of land near Phoenix Mall which is just opposite to Mahanagar Colony and adjacent to Chickar International School. But due to financial constraints,  the construction work has so far not been started. Persons with big heart and donors are requested to support us in this endeavor.