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The Official Website of National Convention of Educators of the Deaf India (Founded in 1935)


The Journey

The National Convention of Educators of the Deaf (NCED-India) is a national-level association of special educators, teacher educators and allied members working for the betterment of the education of children with hearing impairment. The inception of NCED-India dates back to 1935. It was then known as the Convention of the Teachers of the Deaf (CTDI). CTDI was active in addressing the then issues of deaf children and youth and was also publishing a quarterly scientific journal ‘The Deaf in India’ which had National and International circulation. After a lull period from the ’60s to ’90s, the organization was revived and renamed as ‘The National Convention of Educators of the Deaf – India’ (NCED-India) in 1992. NCED-India became a registered society in 1995 (1995-G.B.B.2D – Maharashtra state, Mumbai 1081) with its head office housed at Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, K.C. Marg, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra(W), Mumbai-50.The state-wise chapters of NCED-India have also been established. These chapters hold state-wise meetings and conferences regularly to address the regional issues about the education of children with hearing impairment. 

 NCED-India is committed to working towards improving the quality of educational services provided to children with hearing impairment by empowering teachers and disseminating the best practices in the intervention of children with hearing impairment. This is achieved through the Annual National Conference held in various parts of the country in collaboration with the state chapters. NCED-India welcomes everyone in this endeavor.

The Vision

The vision of NCED -India is to stimulate, support, and provide leadership for the improvement of quality of education and training of the deaf and hard of hearing by empowering professionals to achieve and sustain excellence.

The Objectives

  • To assist members in the continuing development of professional skills, underlying knowledge, and professional growth, thus enhancing employment opportunities and contributions to both workplace and community through sharing of experience, knowledge, skills and research outcomes related to the education and training of the deaf and hard of hearing;
  • To formulate strategies, choose actions and evaluate results for leadership, integrity, excellence, diversity, and growth for the education and training of the deaf and hard of hearing;
  • To encourage the formation of professional groups at states and union territories of the Republic of India to develop specific strategies, implement and spread activities to improve educational services for the deaf and hard of hearing;
  • To protect the interest, rights, and welfare of the professionals through liasoning and advocacy with government and appropriate authorities;
  • To disseminate and exchange information with the government, non-government organizations, related professional, paraprofessional, parents, and community;
  • To stimulate and encourage young people to  contribute towards the inclusion, education, and training of the deaf and hard of hearing;
  • To promote public awareness and interest in education and rehabilitation of the deaf in  the society;
  •  To update and upgrade the knowledge of the fellow professionals by disseminating information and developments in the area of education and rehabilitation of the hearing impaired;
  • To secure the effective representation of the convention on the national, state and voluntary bodies involved in education, research and rehabilitation of the hearing impaired;
  • To promote and foster the spirit of brotherhood into intellectuals and professional co-operation among fellow professionals;
  • To help and extend guidance to parents and guardians of the hearing impaired for better education and rehabilitation for their wards;
  • To foster professional and socio-economic betterment of the staff working in schools and institutions for the deaf;
  • To bring all the institutions working for the deaf, and to develop harmonious relations and close co-operation among them and to encourage, initiate and adapt research in the specialty;
  • To patronize, sponsor and affiliate manpower development and educational test abilities.;
  • Bring out the official organ of NCED INDIA and to publish other professional journals and books etc;
  • To get legal and educational barriers, amended for the deaf;
  • To safeguard and promote the professional interest of educators and interest of the school and institutes working in the area of educational and vocational training of the deaf.





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Ms. Shubhada Burde


Vice President 1


Dr. Meera Suresh



Vice President 2


Ms. Sadhana Sapre




General Secretary


Ms. Shilpi Narang


Joint Secretary


Ms. Hema Kale


Assistant Secretary 1


Dr Gayatri Ahuja


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Assistant Secretary 2

Ms. Kavita Shah


Ms. Punam Mhatre