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In the last ten years Darshini has helped,

  • About 250 students complete their graduation
  • About 100 students complete their post-graduation
  • About 25 students complete their M.Phil degree
  • 2 students complete their PhD
  • About 200 students complete their B.Ed degree
  • About 35 students complete their diploma in Music

200 of the students helped by Darshini are employed as teachers.

What our beneficiaries have to say:

Like the Cape of Good Hope for
Columbus, Darshini is for the visually challenged.

D Varadharajan
PhD English Literature,
Madras University.

Darshini - A source of inspiration and motivation for us.

Dr. A. Muthuraman
PhD History,
Madras University.
(Also a National Level Chess Champion)

Darshini - A vision of hope and a voice
that reaches out to many like us.

BA English Literature and IAS Aspirant.

Excerpts From The Press:

With a touch of love, not sympathy

A band of dedicated homemakers, all working under the banner of "Darshini", a charitable trust in Adyar, are making a difference to the lives of young visually challenged youth in their pursuit of education by extending more than a helping hand. Darshini acts as a window to their world.

The Hindu
April 15,2007

IIT Madras,Darshini team up to help visually challenged students

"The computer is my eyes to the world," says a student as a dozen heads around him nod in concurrence.A month-long computer training programme organized jointly by IIT madras and Darshini, an NGO associated with the welfare of visually challenged students, has provided them a window to the world.

Times News Network
May 16,2009

Lighting lives of the visually challenged

The recently organized camp for the visually challenged at IIT Madras was but a mere drop in the ocean for Darshini, an Adyar based NGO that seeks to raise the quality of their lives and turn their dreams to reality.

Chennai Times