National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), Chennai

National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), Chennai

After the proposal of National Trust Act (1999), focus was given to Persons with Multiple Disabilities and there arose a need to start a National Institute exclusively for Empowerment of persons with Multiple Disabilities. To achieve the focus given above, National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD) came in to an existence in the year 2005. The Institute is situated in a beautiful ambience on East coast road (ECR) Muttukadu, Chennai, which is 35 kilometers away from the Chennai Central station. Since the commencement in 2005 the services for Persons with Disabilities for single as well as Multiple disabilities as NIEPMD has been given on an outpatient basis through a multi-disciplinary team model, besides the cottage services and extension services.

The Census 2011, of India enumerated data on eight types of Disabilities, including first time entry of multiple disabilities. This data gave a picture of prevalence of multiple disabilities in the country and guide path to NIEPMD in planning various services of rehabilitation for this group of society, census data, 2011on disability shows that there are 2.68 crore persons are with disabilities in India, which constitute 2.21% of the total population, out of which 21.16 lakhs belong to the category of multiple disabilities. One of the objectives is to ensure all human rights to disabled persons especially to those who need more intensive support i.e. persons with multiple disabilities.

Vision: The persons with Multiple Disabilities have equal rights to lead a better quality of life. This may be enabled with committed professionalism, accessible environment, equal opportunities, positive attitudes and appropriate, affordable, acceptable and available technological interventions.

Mission: To provide need based comprehensive rehabilitation through team approach facilitating inclusion, ensuring empowerment of persons with Multiple Disabilities and their families and by substantiating field based research and development of human resources.

Value Statement: Promoting quality of life for persons with Multiple Disabilities, through equal participation of clients, families, professionals and community agencies.


  • To undertake development of human resources for management, training rehabilitation, education, employment and social development of persons with Multiple Disabilities.
  • To promote and conduct research in all areas relating to Multiple Disabilities.
  • To develop Transdisciplinary models and strategies for social rehabilitation and to meet the needs of diverse groups of people with Multiple Disabilities.
  • To undertake services and outreach programs for the persons with Multiple Disabilities.

NIEPMD Can be reached at:

National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (Divyangjan)(NIEPMD)
East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Kovalam Post Chennai – 603112,
Tamil Nadu, India.

Tel: 044- 27472113, 27472046
Toll Free No:18004250345
Fax: 044- 27472389

Email: niepmd(at)gmail[dot]com

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