Chetana Child Development Centre (CCDC), previously known as Chetana Society for Disabled Children.

Chetana Child Development Centre (CCDC)


Providing day care, health care, general and social education and therapy treatments.

Target Group

Children with physical disability, Multiple disability, Mental Retardation, Down syndrome, Celebral Palsy.


Works in a full-fledged independent building at Vithobha Temple Road, Mangaluru.

Reach Area

Mangaluru City

Celebrates Independence Day, Republic Day, Teachers Day, Shri Krishna Janmastami, Ayudha Pooja, Raksha Bandhan, Deepavali, Christmas/New Year and Mass Birth Day.

Admission Process

  • Admission of both male and female is done, in between the age group of 05 to 25 years.
  • Disability certificate, issued by Competent Authority, of the child produced by the parents is the base for admission.
  • A nominal fee is collected on voluntary basis.
  • If the residence of the new entrant falls on the existing bus route, on demand, he/she will be included in the school bus.

Working Hours

9.30 am to 3.30 pm, on all week days, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Resources and Beneficiaries


Head Mistress 01
Special Teachers 04
Assistant Teachers 07
Speech Therapist 01
Clerk 01
Helpers 06
Drivers 02
Total 22


Mild M R 17
Moderate MR 16
Severe MR 10
Autism 18
Down syndrome 04
Cerebral Palsy 20
Multiple disability 03
Total 88



  • CCDC works as a day care centre for Differently Challenged children. It works like a school with classes based on severity of the disability.
  • Bringing the Divyang children from their respective residences and dropping them back.
  • The Day begins with the prayer song “Chetana Chetana……” depicting the dreams of special children and the day ends with National Anthem.
  • Provides treatment in Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
  • General teaching such as reading, writing, calculating, singing etc. are also imparted in subject like English, Kannada, Mathematics, Art, Music, Sports and dance.
  • The children are involved in sports & games, art, music, dance, skating etc. utilizing the voluntary services extended by the individuals, apart from school children.
  • Once a week a Homeopathy consultant visits the school and provides medicines, after examination, to all free of cost.
  • Midday meal is served to the children through ‘Akshaya Patra’ of ISKCON scheme.
  • Celebrates School re-opening day, Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan, Shri Krishna Janmastami, Teachers Day, Ayudha Pooja,  Deepavali, Annual Day, Republic Day, Autism Day & Mass Birth Day.


  • In 2015, the esteemed Central govt. undertaking KIOCL, Panambur sponsored a school bus to CCDC for transporting the Children.
  • In 2019, Well-known, LIC of India sponsored a school bus to CCDC, from it’s Golden Jubiliee Fund, for transporting the Children.



The CCDC has been adjudged as “Best Institution’ in the services of “Disabled People” by Govt. of Karnataka and honoured with a Trophy and cash award on World Disabled Day on 03.12.2016, at Bangaluru.


The Chetana Child Development Centre celebrated it’s Silver Jubilee year on 12.02.2018 in a meaningful way by honoring all those associated and supported for it’s growth and functioning.

Milestone Achieved

August 6

August 2018

The Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals, Madhyapadav, Kuthrethur, Suratkal Mangalore supported to upgrade the unique service the “Mobile Neuro Sensory Developmental Therepy Unit’ for providing physiotherapy treatment at the door steps of the needy in rural areas.

March 31


  • Hindusthan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. donated Rs. 13,12,831/- for the Vehicle to start Mobile Neuro Sensory Developmental Therapy Unit.
  • Corporation Bank has been associated with ‘Chetana’ since from beginning. The Chairman & Managing Director and also the Executive Directors of the bank have been visiting the Institution from time to time and helping the institution with sponsorship.
  • Lions Club, Mangalore has been associated with ‘Chetana’ since inception. The Governors of Lions Club, Mangalore District will invariably visit Chetana school on 15th of August every year.
July 6


Sri N. Yogish Bhat, then M. L. A. & Chairman, Industrial Development Board donated Rs. 10,00,000/- through his MLA Development Fund for the construction of Annexe Building

May 10


Late Sri K. K. Pai, Registrar, Academy of General Education & President, Dr. TMA Foundation laid foundation stone for the Annexe Building

April 18


Sri P. Dayananda Pai, a renowned builder of Bangalore & philanthropist visited the school and donated Rs.10,00,000/- for expansion of ‘Chetana’ school building.

November 28


Justice N. Venkatachalam, former Supreme Court Judge & Lokayukta of Karnataka visited the school

May 25


Canara Bank, Head Office, Bangalore donated a New Bajaj Tempo Van costing Rs. 5,13,000/- for transportation of children as well as staff / Physios / Medicines

April 19


Canara Bank, Head Office, Bangalore donated a new TATA Bus costing Rs. 8,28,270/- for transportation of children of the school.

January 8


Sri K. V. Kamath, the then Chairman & Managing Director of ICICI Bank Ltd., who was instrumental in sanctioning the contribution to ‘Chetana’, visited the School

July 27


ICICI Bank Ltd. donated a sum of Rs. 10,00,000/- through the Lions Club of Mangalore for the new Building of ‘Chetana’

February 14

14.02. 2000

His Holiness Shri Shri Shri Sudhindra Theertha Swamiji, of Kashi Muth Samsthan, Varanasi graced the school & laid the Foundation Stone for the New Building of ‘Chetana’

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