PDUNIPPD is an autonomous organization under the administrative and financial control of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.
The institute, formerly known as Institute for the Physically Handicapped (IPH), was established as a non-governmental organization in the year 1960 by the Society for crippled and handicapped and came into being when the erstwhile Jawahar Lal Nehru Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and other allied institution run by the council for the Aid of crippled & handicapped were taken over by the Govt. of India on 22nd May 1975 and converted into an autonomous body in the year 1976. It registered it as a society in the year 1976 under Societies Registration Act 1860.
The institute was renamed as Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped (PDUIPH) in 2002 and subsequently to Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities (Divyangjan) in the year 2016.
Building of PDUNIPPD ,The Institute aims to serve the physically disabled of all age groups. In this pursuit of alleviating the suffering of disabled people, the Institute runs following programs:-
Bachelor of Physical Therapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics, 4 ½ years duration course as well as Post Graduate Degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics of 2 year Duration in affiliation with University of Delhi.
Out patient clinical services in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.
Workshop for the fabrication of Orthotic and Prosthetic appliances including calipers, splints, artificial limbs, surgical boots and customized wooden furniture for the persons with different types of locomotor impairments.
Out-reach camps for the economically weaker disabled persons, living in the far-flung and remote areas, with the help of concerned district administration and locally active non-governmental organizations.
Extension of institutional comprehensive rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities by establishing & operational the Southern Regional Centre (SRC), Secunderabad (AP), Composite Regional Centres at Lucknow and Srinagar, District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRCs) in the state of Rajasthan and facilitating the establishment of Regional Spinal Injury Centre at Barrielly (U.P.).