• Mr.Abhimanyu Rathod, Student,Gujarat National Law University,Gandhinagar is studing “Effectiveness Functioning of Local Level Committee in the State of Gujarat under the National Trust Act during 5th November,2007 to 22nd December,2007

  • Mr.Vijay Kumar Meena, Student Gujarat National Law University,Gandhinagar is studying “Person with Disabilities Act and Mental Health Act”during the 5thNovember,2007 to 22nd December,2007

  • Mr.Gautam Mohan, PG student of Dibrugarh University, Assam - Analysis of funds raised by BPA from 1st June to 31st July, 2007.

  • Ms. Aditi Pranav Desai, a bonafide student of the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar worked with this organization from 1st May, 2007 to 10th June, 2007 as an Internee studying the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

  • Dr. Kalpit Shah, who is doing a study on Childhood blindness was helped by the BPA in his study.

  • Mr. Pramod Gupta "Situational Analysis on inclusive education for the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat - Study sponsored by the Sight Savers, International - Jodhpur Regional Office

  • Mr. Malak Bhatt, Student, Nalsar, "Review of Judgments of the Supreme Court under Section 39 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 and identify the areas supporting admissions of persons with visual impairment in various educational institutes"

Placement Students:

  • 31-May-2010 Benjamin Fernandes, Tarun Singh, Shruti Bhosle, Nivedita Nayak, Jitendra Patel 5th year students of Late Bhausaheb Hiray S.S. Trusts College of Architecture, Mumbai
  • 14-Apr-2010 Mr. Hifzu Ansari, Ms. Kaushar Desai, Mr. Mohit Gupta, Mr. Jigar Nagavadia MBA students from S.K. Patel  Institute of Management & Computer Studies, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalala, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • 10-Jul-2010 -10 August 2010:Mr. Paresh Vacheta and Mr. Suresh BSW/MSW students of Shree J.M. Patel Institute of Social Work, Anand. Mr. Paresh Vacheta and Mr. Suresh BSW/MSW students of Shree J.M. Patel Institute of Social Work, Anand.
  • 02-Aug-2010 to 15 September 2010: Patel Dhara Rameshbhai & Patel Grishma GhanshyambhaiIdea Institute of Management & Technology, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad
  • 15-Nov-2010 to 4 December 2010: Rishabh Parikh and Darshan Patel, Munjaal Bhatt, Shalvi Mehta, first year student of 5-year LLB (Hons.) Programme from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Prithiv Siddharth, Deepak Dorai, Jitendra Singh Chauhan, Sandeep Atal from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • 27-Jan-2011 Prithiv Siddharth, Deepak Dorai, Jitendra Singh Chauhan, Sandeep Atal, PGP students of IIM Ahmedabad submitted case study on BPA
  • 08-Jul-2011 Ms. Tanvi Goyal, 1st year student of B. Arch, Aaayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur
  • 19 January to Ms. Neera Jaiswal, student of Faculty of Planning and Public University, CEPT University, Ahmedabad in Urban Transport Planning and Management. She studied on “Methods and Challenges to improve accessibility of persons with disability in public transport”.
  • 01-Feb-2011 4 March 2011: Mr. Lavingiya Niravkumar D, MSW student of Shri Adarsh M.S.W College, Botad, Gujarat was given the responsibility of understanding the working of the State Nodal Agency Centre (SNAC) of the National Trust, a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India New Delhi. The BPA Acts as the SNAC and Nirav helped in filling forms of Niramaya, a Health Insurance Scheme for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. He also interacted with parents and disabled persons as part of his placement.
  • 03-Jul-2011 Nidhi, Manasi, Mrigaya, Ravi, Pratik, Rakshit, Maitry, students of Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Architechture, Surat
  • 17 January to (6 months): Stefen Murgaski, - Blind volunteer from Canada taught computers to blind students
  • 21-Dec-2010  to 31 March 2011: Ms.Anjela Gamadia and Mr. Ashraf Sherasiya, 2nd Semester students of Department of Social Work, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat
  • 28-Feb-2011 to 26 March 2011: Mr. Chinmay Bhatt, Mr. Manthan Patel, Mr. Dhanesh Patel, Mr. Dhruv Vaghasia and Mr. Arpit Singhvi Students of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • 07-Feb-2011 Jamanapara Urvishaben Jitendrakumar, Chaudhary Shitalben Ganshubhai, Chayanika Barman, Shah Stuti Kiritbhai, Choksi Akanksha Sanjaykumar and Patel Vipaben Rameshchandra from Idea Institute of Management Ahmedabad & Technology, PGPM with MBA from Sikkim Manipal University visited BPA.
  • 07-Feb-2011 Ms. Prashasti Chandra, 4-year Graduate Diploma Student in Product Design of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad – redesigning on Tricycles of disabled people
  • 08-Feb-2011 Ms. Bhavika B. Patel (Blind) from Kameshar M.Ed College studied on “Opinion about Vocational Training available in BPA”.
  • 19-Jan-2011 (for 3 months): Ms. Ambara Singh Diploma Project of Undergraduate 4th year (Craft Design) student of Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur for developing display material for exhibiting products made by the BPA
  • 14-Feb-2011 (for 2 months): Ms. Pragya Bothra Project of Undergraduate 4th year student (Specializing in Hard Material Application) of Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur
  • 13-Dec-2010 to 9 March 2011: Ms. Sheba U. Shukla, student of Diploma in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Kanoria Centre for Medical Education done her practical training in counseling, parents training, group counseling and psychological testing with children with mentally challenge in BPA Multiple Disability Unit.
  • 23-May-2011 to 4 June, 2011: Daksh Mitra, Student of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur was placed at the BPA from as a part of the 5 year Integrated Law Course.
  • 1-30 June 2011: Ms. Lincy Varghese, student of Centre for Development Communication and Journalism, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad was placed for a month at the BPA and was given the assignment of designing a Booklet for the Employment and Placement Services booklet. She did a wonderful job as you can see.
  • 12-Jun-2011 to 8 August 2011: Kelli Marie Simpkins, student from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington to do Service-Learning Internships at BPA Sponsored By Indian American Education Foundation.
  • 15-Jul-2011 to 15 July 2012 (3-days & 2 hours a day in a week):Study on Blind Navigation System, Multi desire wheelchair (which can be controlled through tongue based sensor & can be changed to standing form Voice controlled wheelchair by L.D. College of Engineering students Ms. Sonupriya, Mr. Chintak Dholakia, Mr. Pratik Gandhi, Mr. Sumit Shatwara, Mr. Priyesh Rajnikant, Mr. Bhargav Desai, Mr. Vanraj Kamliya, Ms. Vidhi Narshana Vipinbhai and Ms. Roshni Ninama Dashratbhai Government of Gujarat, Ahmedabad.
  • 04-Jan-2012 to 25 January 2012: Ms. Heena Hasmukh Shah (H.L.I.C) provided her voluntary services (96 hours) as Placement Student worked with our autistic, mentally retarded and multiple disabilities.
  • 24-Nov-2011 to 9 January 2012: Ms Prakruti Anilbhai Rudani (H.L.I.C) provided her voluntary services (96 hours) as Placement Student worked with our autistic and deafblind.
  • January 2012 (one month): Mr. Ayudh Pradipkumar Panchal & Mr. Dhruv Shaileshkumar Shah from Institute for Technology and Management (PGDM 2011-13 ITM-Chennai) assigned the responsibility of assessing “Feasibility of BPA’s unit - C. S. Samariya Charity Shop” as part of their 2nd trimester NGO project work.
  • 24-Feb-2012 Ms. Suhela G. Patel and Mr. Lalji Chaudhari, M.S.W students from Nootan Vinay Mandir, Patan done their Block Placement Training at BPA Bareja Eye Hospital.
  • 15-Apr-2019 Vocational and Professional Training – Blind People’s Association (BPA), GujaratThe Blind People’s Association (BPA) has a number of vocational training programmes that are designed to lead to employment on completion of training. The courses are recognized by the Government and are offered to persons with blindness, locomotor disability, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, mental retardation and mental illness are given admission here. Its mission is to provide comprehensive rehabilitation to persons with disabilities through integrated education, vocational training, employment, and community-based rehabilitation.Training is imparted in simulated industrial settings in light engineering, commercial design, stationery, tailoring, composing, printing, and book-binding to 155 people with disabilities. They are given stipend and on the job training in simulated industrial settings. BPA also makes furniture - household and office, does modern printing on offset machine for the government and private customers.An ITI is run on same pattern as that for non-disabled persons. One-year training is provided in Data Preparation & Computer Software (D.P.C.S.), Computer Programming, Desk Top Publishing Trade (D.T.P.), Stenography English Trade, Offset Printing Trade, Telephone Operator-cum-Receptionist, Cutting & Tailoring and Hair & Skin Care Centre. Their Kaushalyavardhak Kendra (KVK) runs three months skill training in Plumbing, Scientific Massage, and Computer Fundamentals. The trainees write the examinations conducted by the Government which issues certificates to the successful candidates.Training is given to 50 persons with multiple disabilities in the making of diyas, candles, paper bags and plates, tie and dye, dupattas and gift articles. This is the first time that KVK has given certificates to persons with intellectual and multiple disabilities.The key factors for success of BPA’s vocational training are its emphasis on developing self-reliance, and financial independence as part of the rehabilitation. In addition to aid and training, BPA’s philosophy of empowering the disabled has involved enabling them to handle their affairs independently, helping them realize their capabilities so as to lead a life of economic self-reliance and dignity. Extracted from: Blind People’s Association (2017).  Annual Report 2016-17. Ahmedabad. p. 19. Retrieved from: on April 15, 2019 and Bhatnagar, D., Rathore, A., Torres, M.M., and Kanungo, P. (n.d.) Empowering the Blind and the Disabled: The Blind People’s Association. Retrieved from on April 15, 2019. 
  • 30-Dec-2018
    ‘Study and Research Analysis of Self-employment programme provided by BPA for Gujarat state’ Done By 
    Aayushi Malik
    Bhumin Shah
    Naman Bagrecha
    for further details click on the link
  • 28-Jun-2010 Abstract for the International Case Conference to be organized by MT Nagpur By Devang Patel and Rajan Shah