About Us

HOPE (Society for Handicapped Orientation Programme and Education) is a not for profit (both in letter & spirit) NGO involved in educating, training and rehabilitating 225 disabled children and adults in Durgapur, West Bengal.

HOPE caters to the needs of children and adults from all categories of disability except visual impairment.

We at HOPE believe that no disability should be a deterrent in a person’s life.

Our students are primarily children with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Hearing Deficiency.


Mr B. Achari
MD, Oxide (India) Catalysts
Ex- chairman Durgapur Municipal Corporation
Dr. (Mrs.) Dipali Acharya Goswami
MD, Oxide (India) Catalysts
Ex- chairman Durgapur Municipal Corporation
Dr. (Late) P K Bagchi
MD, Oxide (India) Catalysts
Ex- chairman Durgapur Municipal Corporation


HOPE is committed to empowering disabled persons through care, counseling, and training to become self-reliant, and to live a dignified life in the mainstream society in a barrier-free environment.


HOPE is dedicated to care and includes persons with Autism, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, Multiple disabilities in mainstream society. In pursuit of these goals, HOPE will strive for prevalent changes in the mainstream activities of community life to enable persons with these disabilities to lead a life of Quality, Dignity, Equality, and Justice in the society free from Bias, prejudice, stigma, and discrimination.

Our Team

Mr B. Achari (Parent)
MD, Oxide (India) Catalysts
Ex- chairman Durgapur Municipal Corporation
Dr. (Mrs.) Dipali Acharya Goswami
Vice President
Educationist, UK
Mr. Prashant Kumar (Parent)
Director, Synergy Group
Co-founder NSHM knowledge campus
Mr. Gopal Achari
Professional Accountant
Mr Bimal Patwari
CEO, Pinnacle Infotech Solutions, Durgapur
Dr M.K Goswami, M.D.
Ex. Director of Medical & Public Health Service, Durgapur Steel Plant
Mr Monoj Agarwal, FCA
Chartered Accountant
Dr Sabuj Sengupta MD
Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

Patrons (reconcile with current information)

Sri V. Shyam Sundar
Ex. MD, Durgapur Steel Plant
Prof. R.N. Roy
Scientist, USA
Dr. S. K. Bhattacharya
Ex. MD, Durgapur Steel Plant
Dr. K. K. A Goswami
Scientist, UK
Sri D. K. De Sarkar
Chartered Accountant, Kolkata


HOPE started with six children and two special educators in 1988 in a small rented building. It was inaugurated by Late Binoy Krisha Chowdhury (former minister of Land & Land Reforms, Govt of West Bengal) on 29th September 1998.

During its formative and later years, (Late) Mrs. Mousumi Mukherjee who was the Administrator, Principal and the Secretary guided the foundation with her untiring efforts and dedication. It is due to her efforts HOPE could achieve what it has today.

HOPE salutes her tenacity and willingness to work consistently for the betterment of the institution and in turn touch the lives of numerous disabled children and adults.

At present, HOPE has three centres in Durgapur.

Hope has completed several milestones during the course of its journey with the support of its patrons and extremely dedicated team.

St. Paul's Road, A-Zone DSP Township, Durgapur-713204