Institute of Research in Learning Disabilities (IRLD)

School of Behavioural sciences,Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam: 686560, Tel:0481 - 2731034


Hon.Director : 


Dr. Muhamed Mustafa 


Asst. Professor, Special Education (Research Methodology)

No. 2 MGU Teachers Apartment, PD Hills, Athriampuzha, Kottayam 686560

Cell. 9946226638

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MSc. M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., B(SP)Ed., PGDEC. PGDSE. PGDC


Teaching Experience

9 Years - Special Educator, 9 years - Asst. Professor


Other Positions

_ Rehabilitation Professional–(Rehabilitation Council of India–RCI)

_ Resource Person (SCERT, Govt. of Kerala)

_ Member, Special School Curriculum Committee, Department of Education,

   Govt of Kerala

_ Hon. Director Institute of Research in Learning Disability (IRLD), M.G. University

   Joint Director, Inter University Centre for Disability Studies (IUCDS), MG University

_ Member – M.G. University Campus Development Committee.

_ Faculty in charge of Department of Indian Sign Language, M.G. University

_ Faculty in charge of Equal Opportunity cell, M.G. University

_ Member Research Committee Kerala Higher Education Council

_ Special Officer Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Calicut University


Membership in Academic Bodies

_ Chairman Board of Studies (BOS) Lifelong learning and Extension, University

   of Calicut

_ Member BOS Psychology, Kannur University

_ Member BOS Education Kannur University

_ Member BOS Behavioural Sciences, M.G. University

_ Member BOS Education M.G. University

_ Coordinator Certificate course in LD, DLLE, M.G. University


Areas of Research Interests

Teacher Education in Disability Studies, Research Methodology in Behavioural sciences, Learning Disabilities, Special Education , Integrated and Inclusive Education


Areas of Teaching Interests

 Research Methodology, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Disability Studies,

    Behavioural Sciences


Ongoing Research

_ Exclusive tendency in Inclusive Education (SSA Sponsored)

_ Study on Personality and Teaching competency among Teacher Trainees of

Special Education

_ Development of Screening test for identification of Learning Disabilities

_ Study on efficacy of Remedial Teaching Module for the management of

Learning Disabilities



_ Exclusive tendency in Inclusive Education (SSA Sponsored)

_ Impact of DPEP on Integrated education for disabled children (IEDC) - Dept.

   of General Education , Govt. of Kerala (Completed)

_ Post training activities of Rehabilitation professionals with reference

   to persons with hearing impairment -National Institute of Hearing

   Handicapped - (AYJNIHH) Mumbai – Co-investigator


   Membership in Professional Bodies and NGO’s

_ Special Educators Council for Research and Development - (President)

_ Kerala Sign Language Academy (Chairman)

_ Association for Welfare of the Handicapped - AWH (Member)