"This will serve two purposes. Students will benefit from the exposure that this initiative provides and grow as individuals. Also, the students will understand the societal systems in the country they visit and, based on what they learn and absorb, we can create and implement it here as well," said Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor, DU.
Varsity officials also held that the finer points of the proposal, such as the basis of selection of students, were being drafted.
"We will form a committee that will work out the modalities. These students will leave by summer for at least two weeks and be accompanied by faculty members. Their expenses will be borne by the university. We are looking at some European nations and the United Kingdom because these countries are easily accessible," Singh added.
While the move is expected to help improve the facilities for disabled students at DU, officials maintain that the tour will give them much-needed exposure.
"There are almost 1,300 disabled students in the university. There are a lot of students among them who are not well-off. For these students, such an opportunity will go a long way in strengthening their careers. If this is a success, we can take it forward in the coming years," said Vipin Tiwari, deputy dean of students' welfare.