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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Office of Learning Support - FAQs

    The OLS supports students with specific academic learning needs, due to a disability or any other concern.

    The Office of Learning Support engages with three groups of students at Ashoka  University: 

    • Students with physical, learning, or developmental disabilities; 
    • Students with English Language Learning Needs; 
    • Students facing any difficulties or concerns with executive functioning or academics at Ashoka.

    Over the last few years, the Office has supported students with visual impairment, hearing impairment, ASD, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy along with various specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia.

    Some examples include:

    • Curriculum modifications
    • Attendance modifications
    • Extension of submission deadlines
    • Priority registration for courses
    • Examination-related adjustments
    • Notetakers and Scribes 
    • Lecture recordings

    NOTE: All accommodations are NOT available to every student registered with the office. 

    Students are requested to check with the office for policies related to the above-mentioned accommodations.

    Yes, there are general academic services provided by the OLS that can be availed by all Ashoka students. These include:

    • Time management skills and planning
    • Effective academic learning strategies
    • Assisting with general academic concerns
    • Overall executive functioning skills including self-management and metacognition
    • Access to assistive technology
    • Mentoring and self-advocacy skills
    • Screening for any disability
    • Overall  infrastructure accessibility of campus

    Students not registered or new to the office can choose one of the following options: 

    1. Book an appointment via the AMS Portal. Kindly follow the below-given steps to book an appointment with OLS:
    2. Login to AMS, navigate to the OLS tab.
    3.  Fill the Student Support Request Form (SSRF). Please note that this form is completely confidential.
    4. Click on Book an Appointment and check the available slots.
    5. Once an appointment is booked, a meeting link will be sent out closer to the date of the appointment.
    6. Write to the office for an appointment.
    7. Walk-in to the office on working days.

    Students already registered with the office can choose any of the following options:

    1. Book an appointment on the AMS. There is no need of filling the SSRF.
    2. Write to the office for an appointment.
    3. Walk-in to the office on working days.

    Students who believe that they could be dealing with an unidentified learning disability or are finding it unexpectedly hard to keep up with their classes can reach out to the office to book an appointment. After the appointment, OLS will ask the student to fill a Screening Form, only if required. The office will then guide the student further.

    • Students book an appointment with the office to discuss their concern areas.  
    • During the one-on-one meeting, if it is detected that a student’s challenges warrant further probing, only then the details of the Screening Form are discussed with them. 
    • Once the student confirms that they would want to fill up the Screening Form, they do so in the presence of an office member. During on-campus meetings, students fill it up in the office itself. For virtual meetings, the link is shared and they fill the Form while being on the call. Students may take as much time as they want to complete this Form.
    • Once the preliminary screening form is completed, the office conducts a thorough analysis of the student’s responses (this may take at least a week). Another appointment is then scheduled to guide the student whether or not they need to go for formal testing. 
    • Once a final decision is made about the requirement of formal testing, the details of agencies/centres/professionals who conduct these tests are shared.
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