School of Behavioural Sciences established in 1988 under Mahatma Gandhi University has a variety of unique higher education programmes aimed at developing human resources in the field of disability rehabilitation and mental health for the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society. In India, we have many National Institutes instituted for the care of each of the disabilities. School of Behavioural Sciences is one of the first University departments in India that started academic programmes in this field and addressed the problems and issues in all disabilities under a single roof with a holistic nature in the 1980’s itself. Academic programmes offered by the School are interdisciplinary in nature. Research is undertaken by potential scholars in the various aspects of Disability Rehabilitation, Psychology, Special Education, Mental Health, Behavioural Medicine and Rehabilitation Nursing.
Faculty members engage in teaching and research in their respective area of specializations. The School with the faculty initiative started many centres with the aim of expansion of activities and advancement of knowledge production through its major centres including Inter-University Centre for Disability Studies [IUCDS], Institute of Research in Learning Disability (IRLD) and Department of Indian Sign Language (ISLD).The books and journal publications at national and international levels, various projects, collaborations with various agencies/institutions make the department an emerging centre of excellence in this field.