This page contains details of various Memorandums of Understanding ((MoU), Svayam has signed with different Institutions – both Government and Non-Government and include a diverse range of industries such as Higher Education, Culture, Tourism, Aviation, General Education, Water and Sanitation, Transportation etc.  The list starts with the most recent ones.

1.  MoU with School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

Svayam- Global Centre for Inclusive Environment has signed an exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) Delhi, to establish collaborative relations between both institutions to promote friendship for mutually beneficial objectives, on 05th March 2020.

The two institutions have agreed to encourage co-operation in the field of Universal Accessibility. Svayam shall also conduct “Faculty Development (Teacher’s Training) Program” for the teachers of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi every year. It is also proposed to run an elective course on universal accessibility jointly with SPA, Delhi. Besides this, Svayam shall also provide short-term student internships for the Students of SPA, Delhi as a part of this MoU. …….. Read more

2.  MoU with Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL)

DIALOn 20 June 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Svayam and the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), to improve the accessibility for persons with reduced mobility (PRM) at all existing and future IGI projects. As part of MoU, Svayam shall conduct access audits of the Terminal Buildings and Services provided to passengers with reduced mobility and those with disabilities. The agreement also includes user testing by stakeholders, training & sensitization programmes to stakeholders involved in providing services at the IGI airport that will include airport and airline operators, Ground Handling Agencies, Vendors, and officials of DIAL, CISF, Indian Customs and AFRRO’s, etc.  …….. Read more

3.  MoU with |FAAS

To promote accessible sanitation in rural India, Svayam & the Foundation for Accessible Aquanir and Sanitation (FAAS), India wing of, had signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 02 August 2018. Svayam is the Funding and Knowledge Partner of this project being implemented by FAAS. The objective of the project is to encourage people in rural areas to build accessible family toilets through credit financing.  The fund given by Svayam will be used to launch awareness campaigns, create IEC material, hold workshops, and promote Accessible Family Toilet as a financial product for which a family could take a loan.  Initially, the project will cover 5 states: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha. The target is get 1500 accessible family toilets built. ………Read more.

4. MoU with Archeological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India

asi_new_logoSvayam’s association with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began in 2006 with the Qutub Minar Project which became accessible to visitors with reduced mobility as result of joint collaboration of the two organizations. This success lead to Svayam & ASI entering in to a 3 year – Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),  to ensure that all heritage sites, monuments & protected properties under the ASI are gradually made accessible in a phased manner beginning with the World Heritage Sites & Ticketed Monuments in the order of priority. The joint efforts of both organizations were acknowledged by Ministry of Tourism by conferring “National Tourism Award of Excellence” jointly on Svayam & ASI in the year 2009 for Qutb Minar and subsequently in the year 2012 for Fatehpur Sikri Group of Monuments. With the access audit reports & guidelines shared by Svayam, most of the Circles of ASI have started the Access Improvement Initiatives. Svayam has so far undertaken access audits of monuments from different Circles. Some prominent monuments include World Heritage Sites of Delhi, Agra, Aurangabad Circles and important ticketed monuments of Chandigarh, Jaipur & Guwahati Circles to name a few.

5.  MoU with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Govt. of India

ITDC Svayam entered into Memorandum of Understanding for promoting accessibility in all Ashok Hotels under the project “The Ashok Access”.  As a part of this MoU Svayam undertook audit of most Ashok properties at Delhi, Mathura, Agra, Bharatpur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Mysore to name a few and provided suggestions to make them accessible in compliance with law.

6.  MoU with Ashoka University, India

Ashoka universitySvayam and Ashoka University had joined hands to make Ashoka University as the first fully accessible centre of higher education. To this end, both organisation had entered into an MoU to integrate accessibility in every component of the Campus. The MoU saw several access audits of the University and guidance to ensure inclusion was incorporated in the design of the university from beginning.