BIKASHAYAN – an institute for person with mental retardation, was started on 2nd May, 1988, with the objectives of Education, Training, Management and Habilitation services to individuals with mental retardation and associated disabilities. Bikashayan conducts manpower development programme and research in the area of disability rehabilitation. It also provides documentation referral and dissemination of information of beneficiaries as well as other stakeholders. The institute facilitates persons with mental retardation to be socially, personally and physically self reliant.
It believes that individuals with special needs have rights to live with full human dignity and free from their behavioural and social constraints. Bikashayan attempts to provide all possible means and facilities necessary for their optimal development. The institute explores their potentiality for their all round development.
The Institute is :-
- Regd, under The W.B. Socities Registration Act 1961.
- Regd under PWD Act 1995.
- Recognised by RCI, New Delhi.
- Affiliated by West Bengal State University and Netaji Subhas Open University.
- Regd. under 80G of IT Act 1961.