failed to cater to his condition, exempting him from math and science course because of their visual aspects.New Delhi student Kartik Sawhney, 18, is visually impaired. India's Central Board of Secondary Education
This didn't stop the science-loving teen from fighting for his right to an education. With the help of his school and an NGO campaign, Kartik was able to negotiate his way into science classes.
This Monday, he received a final mark of 95 per cent in his science class.
"It was very difficult to convince the authorities to let me study science," Kartik told the Times of India. "For practicals, the teacher explained the apparatus and in the test, I got multiple choice questions based on the practical curriculum."
Kartik was even allowed to perform experiments, providing that they were non-hazardous.
George Abraham, CEO of Delhi-based Score Foundation, said that Kartik's case is an exceptional one:
"After class VIII, most blind were exempted from studying maths and science. They wouldRead More »from Blind Indian student Kartik Sawhney beats the system, heading to Stanford University