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The HEPSN scheme is basically meant for creating an environment at the higher education institutions to enrich higher education learning experiences of differently-abled persons. Creating awareness about the capabilities of differently-abled persons, construction aimed at improving accessibility, purchase of equipment to enrich learning etc are the broad categories of assistance under this scheme.

The main objectives of HEPSN are as follows:

  • To provide equal educational opportunities to differently-abled persons in higher education institutions.
  • To create awareness among the functionaries of higher education about the specific educational needs of differently-abled persons.
  • To equip higher education institutions with the facilities to provide access to differently-abled persons.
  • To provide special devices to higher education institutions that will augment the learning experiences of differently-abled persons.
  • To monitor the implementation of all existing and future legislation and policies, wich are pertaining to higher education of differently-abled persons.


The main functions of the Enabling Unit will be as follows: 

  • To provide counselling to differently-abled students on the types of courses they could study at the higher educational institutions.  
  • To ensure admission of as many differently-abled students as possible through the open quota and also through the reservation meant for them.
  • To gather orders dealing with fee concessions, examination procedures, reservation policies etc pertaining to differently-abled persons.
  • To assess the educational needs of differently-abled persons enrolled in the higher education institutes to determine the types of assistive devices to be procured.
  • To conduct awareness programmes for teachers of the institute about the approaches to teaching, evaluation procedures etc wich they should address in the case of differently-abled students.
  • To study the aptitude of differently-abled students and assist them in getting appropriate employment when desired by them after their studies.
  • To celebrate important days pertaining to disability such as World Disabled Day, White Cane Day etc in the institute and also in the neighbourhood in order to create awareness about the capabilities of differently-abled persons.
  • To ensure maintainance of special assistive devices procured by the higher education institute under the HEPSN scheme and encourage differently-abled persons to use them for enriching their learning experiences.
  • To prepare annual reports with case histories of differently-abled persons who are benefited by the HEPSN scheme sanctioned to the higher educational institute.


Ms. Padmaja Ganpatye Co-ordinator
Ms. Jyoti Ghosh Mentor

Recent Activities

February 22nd, 2017

HEPSN Cell had organized orientation by Sister Willu and a skit. The skit was put up by TYBCOM students and enacted by SYBCOM students. Sister Willu from Cheshire Home was our chief guest. There were up to 70 students who were part of this short event. The skit had a very strong message for all the teenagers specially that, never let any differently abled child fall into a wrong company, to help them or to guide them when they are going on wrong path and that never trust people so easily last but not the least Never give up on life! Sister Willu at the end concluded with her speech on volunteering which is so essential for the upcoming generations, She motivated our students to volunteer and learn many things in life by offering a helping hand to others. Last but not the least as there was Matrubhasha Divas On 21st February 2017, We celebrated at the end  at present where our students showcased different talents in their mother tongue like singing in Urdu, English, Gujarati and lots more.

November 30th to December 3rd, 2016

Day 1

On November 30th, 2016, Wednesday Disability week was organized by Leonard Cheshire Home for Differently Abled, Mahakali Caves Road. H.E.P.S.N. members of Tolani College of Commerce had actively participated in organizing the event. It was 4 day event. Around  40 students were a part of the Disability Week event. On the first day of event sports event was organized at Cheshire Ground for residents of Cheshire and Special children to boost their sports spirit. Some of the games were Potato race, Lemon spoon, Ring Game, Book balancing, Javelin throw and Glass Pyramid. H.E.P.S.N. members volunteered and helped in managing the event.  

Day 2

On the second day i.e. on  December 1st, 2016, Thursday, a rally was organized from Ganesh Ground to Cheshire Home. The objective of the rally was to create awareness about the dignity of the Differently Abled in the society. The rally was started with a special message by Mrs. Shivani Parab, Local Corporator. Participants included residents of Cheshire, Special children & Marginalized Mothers. The rally was a huge success.

Day 3

On the third day i.e on December 2nd, 2016, Friday, fancy dress competition was organized for special children. H.E.P.S.N. members actively assisted Special children in competition.

Day 4

On the 4th day that is December 3rd, 2016, Saturday, Cultural event was staged at Cheshire Ground. It commenced with a short prayer by one of the special children. Programme involved dance, singing, speech by Special children and their mothers which was a really inspiring for the audience present in the event.


August 7th 2016
HEPSN has been actively involved in various social service activities through the first quarter from this academic year. However this time HEPSN members came up with amazing idea of celebrating friendship day with the inmates of Cheshire Home. So on 7th August, 2016 they visited to Cheshire for celebrating friendship day. All the heads along with the some of the members of HEPSN visited the Cheshire Home. They had a wonderful time by tying friendship band to inmates of Cheshire Home. They all celebrated by talking to them and by playing games. Also the staff was involved for celebrating Friendship day. Inmates of Cheshire Home were happy since HEPSN members came to celebrate friendship day. Even Sister Veelu, who is the in charge of Cheshire Home was happy and appreciated the efforts and initiative taken by students participating for such good cause.

August 5th & 6th 2016

HEPSN Cell (Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs) of Tolani College of Commerce called upon the residents of Cheshire Home for display and sale of articles prepared by them. A stall was put up on the first floor foyer from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm displaying articles like rakhis, friendship bands, hand bags, candles and other handicrafts. There was a great response on the part of teachers and students who not only visited the stall but also purchased and admired the creativity .The following students of S.Y.B.Com played a crucial role by assisting the Cheshire home residents in sale. Finally, this attempt of the HEPSN Cell was a great success especially due to the moral support and guidance of our professors and college students.

Support extended in academics by our HEPSN members to the students with special needs.
One of the main activities of the HEPSN cell is to help the students with special needs in their higher education studies. Rahul Pandey (S.Y.B.Com / D) and Saini Sukhbir Singh (S.Y.B.Com / D), active members of HEPSN cell, took a step and started teaching a student Alkarim Damani (S.Y.B.Com / A). Alkarim couldn’t speak and listen and wanted to clear his Business Communication Sem. II ATKT exam. So Rahul & Sukhbir helped him in these subject           Alkarim said both Rahul & Sukhbir taught him well, co-operated and gave a fair and easy understanding to the concepts. Even they had a positive feedback from Alkarim regarding support and punctuality. HEPSN cell is always ready to help such students and hopes a better environment for such persons. 

July 10th, 2016

Voluntary Cleaning Task was taken by our 23 enthusiastic B.Com. students at CHESHIRE HOME. Truly a noble task. LET’S BE A PART OF SWATCH BHARAT ABHIYAAN.

June 29th  2016

 On 29th June, 2016 i.e. Wednesday, an orientation program was organized to aware the students about what is HEPSN. About 45 students came for the program. The program started with a speech which was given by Vijendra Lohar, T.Y.B.Com. student & an active member of HEPSN. He also shared his personal experience with the students.  He explained the students about HEPSN cell like how  the cell helps the differently abled persons in their higher studies, organizes entertainment and refreshing programs for Cheshire home residents, and supports the Home in their activities like organizing rallies, celebrating World Disability Day and many other activities. This cell also welcomes the Cheshire Home residents for displaying their articles for sale in college premises.

February 18th to 22nd, 2016

Damani Alkarim Mansur ( F.Y.B.Com.) won Bronze Medal ,  Gupta Pradeep Jitendra (F.Y.B.Com.) won Bronze Medal and Khedekar Nitin Vishnu ( F.Y.B.Com.) participated in 4th National Blind and Deaf Judo Championships organised by U P Blind and Para Judo Association in K.D.Singh Baba Stadium, Lucknow.



January 10th, 2016

10 Students under HEPSN CELL participated in Max Bupa Walk for Health , a first of its kind initiative brought by Max Bupa Health Insurance Company. The event invites people across all walks of life and age groups to participate in the 5km or the 2km Walk, which also features a plethora of entertainment and fitness activities for the participants.
December 2nd, 2015
20 Students were inspired to put in consistent efforts for organizing Successful Rally on 2nd December, 2015 on account of observing WORLD DISABILITY WEEK along with the inmates of CHESHIRE HOME. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
October 26th, 2015
As a part of social service and also to look after people neglected by our society, 20 students of under the HEPSN( Higher Education for Persons with Special Homes ) organized games for the residents of Cheshire Home at Andheri-E. This activity was organized on 26th October,2015 at 4 pm .Games such as passing the parcel, housie, dum charades, etc were organized for the inmates of Cheshire Home. This culminated as a wonderful moment for the inmates of Cheshire home and the organizing committee of HEPSN.

September 1st, 2015

Voluntary Cleaning Task was taken by our 8 enthusiastic B.Com. students at Cheshire Home .as an initiative of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.


December 6th, 2014
A Talk on " Employability Skills" was delivered by Dr. Faredoon Kapadia, visiting faculty at Institute of  Management Technology , Institute of Management Science, Ghaziabad and Hinduja Institute of Management Science . Employability skills are typically considered essential qualifications for many job positions and hence have become necessary for an individual's employment success at just about any level within a business environment.
August 5, 2014
HEPSN Cell organized Exhibition and sale of Rakhis and other gift articles in association with Cheshire Home (Creating opportunities for persons with disabilities)from 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.  Students actively came forward for the exhibition and there was an instant sell off among students and faculty. The response was amazing. Under the expert guidance of the staff, the students create a variety of exquisite articles that make beautiful gifts for the home, office and personal use. The products are updated on a regular basis, to meet new demands and trends in style and colour. The products made by them included Handcrafted Gift Bags Cushion Covers, Table Linen, Unique Handcrafted Paper Products like File Folders, Gift Wrapping Paper, Note Pads, dairies, Rakhis, Pen Stand / Pots , Wax Candles, Hanging wall pieces, Plaster of Paris Statues, etc.

July 24, 2014

Mr Berjes Shroff, the recipient of “INDIA’S TOP 100 CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER” AWARD for four consecutive years – 2011 to 2014, and  also conferred as “India’s Top 100 Next-Gen Chief Information Officer” Award was invited to deliver Talk on “ Success Principles- Succeeding in the face of Adversity”. His zest for sharing knowledge and experience positively provoked the students to define VISION in life and to develop necessary skills for achieving one’s dreams.

July 9, 2014  

Academic Committee and HEPSN Cell organised a Talk on Memory Magic.Mr Parag Gadhia’s MEMORY MAGIC workshop, an application oriented memory course that expands person’s ability to recall information by educating oneself with the natural language of individual’s memory.This workshop equipped  S.Y.B.Com. students with enthusiasm to learn and remember whatever they want.

July 5, 2014

Students of T.Y.B.Com. Class, Baljeet Rooprai, Krushika Wadhwa, Anita Pradhan and Ronald Mendonce, visited the Cheshire Home India, situated at India Bethelehem House, Andheri East, Mumbai-400069. A workshop of Paper Quilling Greeting Cards was conducted at the Cheshire Home to make the inmates self-reliant by learning and earning activities.

June 19, 2014 & June 26, 2014
Cleaning Task was taken by our B.Com. students at CHESHIRE HOME 

December 1,2013 to December 14,2013

S.Y.Bcom Students worked dedicatedly and committedly for the preparation of Sports Day  during the Disability week organized by Cheshire Home from 1st December,13 to 14th December,13.

December  2, 2013

“Achieving Professional Excellence(APEX)- Success without Stress”forS.Y.B.Com students.  Movie on "The Keeper of the Flame- the history of TATA" - the story of a business house and our pioneers that has created wealth for nation ,a story of struggle, anxiety , adventure and achievement was shown to students


October 28, 2013

Exhbition and sale of diwali decorative products and other gift articles organised in association with Cheshire Home (creating opportunities for people with disabilities) from 9:00 am to 2:30p.m. Students and Faculties actively came forward for the exhibition.

October 20, 2013

Six  students of S.Y.B.Com – Rahul Yadav, Roshan Thakur,Prashanti Thota, Jayshree Yadav, Sharmila Yadav and Brijesh Tiwari voluntarily participated in Max Bupa Walk for Health ,a first of its kind initiative brought  by Max Bupa Health Insurance Company in Mumbai. The event invited people across all walks of life and age groups to participate in the 5km or the 2km Walk, which  also featured a plethora of entertainment and fitness activities for the participants. The event also saw celebrities, large communities, corporates and schools participating in large groups, and was covered live on Times Now.
October 2, 2013
Celebration of World Cerebral Palsy Day
Our T.Y.B.COM Students :Virendra Rawal, Sharath Moolya, Dhiraj Nathani and Suryakant Kambli  voluntarily supported  Cheshire Home inmates in Footsteps For Good 10K, Mumbai’s first 10km event is held in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, to  celebrate Gandhi’s birthday  and World Cerebral Palsy Day by joining in a 10km run or walk in Bandra Kurla, to benefit NGOs. The event location was a ground located close to the Asian Heart Institute at Bandra Kurla Complex. The event was supported by TATA, Reliance Industries Limited, Cox & Kings, GlaxoSmithkline, Bharat Petroleum, British Airways, Aava Natural Mineral Water and Trident Bandra Kurla Mumbai.
 AUGUST 29 , 2013
B.COM Students conducted workshop on punch craft greeting card making for inmates of CHESHIRE HOME
AUGUST 29,2013
Cleaning Task taken up by our B.COM students at CHESHIRE HOME
 August 24, 2013 
 25 students of S.Y.B.COM  Class visited  Cheshire Homes India,Andheri- East. Students got a good opportunity to meet differently abled people who are made self- reliant by learning and earning activities
 August 16, 2013
Exhibition and sale of Rakhis and other gift articles organised in association with Cheshire Home (Creating opportunities for persons with disabilities)from 8.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.  Students actively came forward for the exhibition and there was an instant sell off among students and faculty.

January 2013 to February 2013

Ten students from class S.Y.B.COM  have rendered 25 days community service in Cheshire Homeon daily basis for 2 hours  for training inmates of Cheshire Home for participation in International Sports for PWDs 

December, 2012

Talk by Dr Firdos Shroff under Hepsn Cell delivering talk on “Kindle the spark within and Success without Stress.”

Students under HEPSN attended the cultural program organized by the in-mates of Cheshire Home.( CELEBRATION OF WORLD DISABILITY  DAY)

September, 2012

B.Com students participated in promoting the sale of articles organised by Cheshire Home inmates at Cheshire Home

July, 2012

Exhibition and Sale of Rakhis and other articles in association with Cheshire  Home



July ,2012    

Lecture by Mr. Chetan Parikh , Marketing Consultant  on, “ Practical aspects of  Retail Marketing”.


Talk by Sister Yvonne (In –Charge of Cheshire Home a part of a global organization the Leonard Cheshire Disability, UK) on “Sensitization about the Issues of differently abled persons

Lecture by Mr. T.R. Gopalkrishnan,Manager, Bombay Dyeing & Manf. Co.Ltd; on From the Desk of an Interviewer"


 December, 2011

  • Talk on “CSR with reference to creating opportunities for persons with disabilities”  by Dr. Faredoon Kapadia, visiting faculty of Institute of  Management Technology , Institute of management Science, Ghaziabad and Hinduja Institute of Management Science             

     July, 2011

  • Talk for  B.Com. on “ Sensitization about the issues of differently abled persons” by Sister Yvonne, Cheshire Home India, Mumbai, jointly organised with CWDC
  • Exhibition and Sale of Rakhis and Gift Articles in association with Cheshire Home 


February, 2011

  • Street play by college students on superstitious beliefs in India. 

December, 2010

  • Exhibition cum sale of Christmas items by inmates of Cheshire Home 

11-12-2010- 22-01-2011 (5 sessions)

  • Basic English speaking Course conducted by Ms. Pramila Raj 


  • Poster making Competition for World Disability Day. 


  • Talk by Prof. Shehzad Jaleel who is visually impaired (Visiting faculty) had a talk with differently abled students on converting their weaknesses into strengths. 


  • Talk by Pramila Raj (alumni) on motivation for differently abled students.


  • Inaugration of HEPSN CELL by Dr. K.Y. Shinde (Chairman, Board of Studies for Business Management)



  • Talk by Sister Yvonne for students with special needs on motivation and building self confidence.



  • ‘Sale of Rakhis’ in association with Cheshire Home and Shishu Kalyan Kendra, prepared by physically and mentally challenged children.


Lecture by Mr. Chetan Parikh , Marketing Consultant  on, “ Practical aspects of  Retail Marketing”. (Photo 1)
Talk by Sister Yvonne (In –Charge of Cheshire Home a part of a global organization the Leonard Cheshire Disability, UK) on “Sensitization about the Issues of differently abled persons (Photo 2)
Lecture by Mr. T.R. Gopalkrishnan,Manager, Bombay Dyeing & Manf. Co.Ltd; on From the Desk of an Interviewer" (Photo 3)