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W S R C
    

CENTRE PROFILE

Introduction to the Centre

The Women's Studies Research Centre, KurukshetraUniversity, Kurukshetra was established in February 1989. Supported by the University Grants Commission over the past twenty years of its existence the centre has been contributing to the pursuit of a more comprehensive, critical and balanced investigation of the cause of gender disparity by analyzing the structural and cultural factors and help develop alternate concepts, approaches and strategies for development. As part of the critical theory women's studies has served as an instrument that questions the traditionally held premises, theoretical categories and in addition to class, ethnicity, religion and caste as tools of analysis, gender as a social category has been included in the understanding of social reality.The Women's Studies Research Centre, KurukshetraUniversityis in the 3rdPhase of the University Grants Commission that is the highest phase for the purpose of work allocation and funding.The centre offers regular courses in Women’s Studies for students, University and College Teachers, Development Functionaries, Women Grass-root Workers, Panches, Sarpanches etc.

 

Prof. Reicha Tanwar

Email: reicha_tanwar@rediffmail.com,

 reicha_tanwar@yahoo.com

 

FACULTY INFORMATION

Name

Designation

Specialization

e-mail

Prof. Reicha Tanwar

Director & Professor

Women and Development

reicha_tanwar@rediffmail.com, reicha_tanwar@yahoo.com

Dr. Vandana Dave

Research Officer

Women’s Studies Theory

vandana.dave@rediffmail.com

 

 

COURSES OFFERED

 

Course Name

Course Duration

Seats

Approx. fee

Admission

M.A. Women’s Studies

2-years (4 semesters)

20

Rs.5200/- (for 2 years)

Entrance Test cum Merit

P.G.Dip. in Women’s Studies

1-year (Annual)

20

Rs.2500/-

Merit

 

 

EXAMINATION SCHEME OF DIFFERENT COURSES

Course Name :    M.A. WOMEN’S STUDIES
Eligibility         :    Bachelors Degree in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate
 Details            :    Semester wise

SEMESTER-I

Paper No.

Title of the Paper

Max. Marks

Theory

Internal Assessment

Field Work

Class Test 

Attendance

I

Conceptualizing Women's Studies

 

100

80

10

05

05

II

Women And Society: A Historical Perspective

 

100

80

10

05

05

III

Issues in Women's Studies

 

100

80

10

05

05

IV

Women and Development

 

100

80

10

05

05

 SEMESTER – II

Paper No.

Title of the Paper

Max. Marks

Theory

Internal Assessment

Field Work

Class Test 

Attendance

I

Women's Movements and Feminist Theories

 

100

80

10

05

05

II

Women and Work

 

100

80

10

05

05

III

Women and Law-I

 

100

80

10

05

05

IV

Women in Contemporary Indian Society

 

100

80

10

05

05

 SEMESTER – III

Paper No.

Title of the Paper

Max. Marks

Theory

Internal Assessment

Field Work

Class Test 

Attendance

I

Policies And Programmes for Women’s Development

 

100

80

10

05

05

II

Research Methodology in Women’s Studies-I

 

100

80

10

05

05

III

Women and Law-II

 

100

80

10

05

05

IV

Women and Health

 

100

80

10

05

05

 SEMESTER – IV

 

Paper No.

Title of the Paper

Max. Marks

Theory

Internal Assessment

Field Work

Class Test 

Attendance

I

Women and Political Development

 

100

80

10

05

05

II

Research Methodology in Women’s Studies-II

 

100

80

10

05

05

III

Women and Media

 

100

80

10

05

05

IV

Women and Environment

 

 

100

80

10

05

05

 Course Name :  P.G. DIP. IN WOMEN’S STUDIES

Eligibility :         Bachelors Degree in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate

 Details :             Year wise

Paper Code

Paper Name

Internal Marks

(Submission of Report of Field Work/Library Assignment)

External Marks

Max. Marks

I

Conceptualising Women’s Studies

---

100

100

II

Feminist Theories and Movement

10

90

100

III

Women and Society

10

90

100

IV

Policies and Programmes for Women Development

10

90

100

V

Women and Law

---

100

100

VI

Women Health and Environment

---

100

100

 

FACILITIES:

Library: The Centre has a rich collection of books, newsletters, journals, reports and periodicals. The Centre has approximately 2500 books and 15 Journals, national and international relating to Women’s Studies. The library subscribes to most of the important Women’s Studies Journals. Project reports, Census reports, Reports of the National Commission for Women are also documented in the library. The Centre has updated its library recently by adding 100 new books relating to Women’s Studies.

Teaching Lab: The Centre has developed a Computer Lab. for computer training course (Free of cost) for girl students of the university. Computers with allied items have been installed in the Lab out of the UGC grant received for the purpose. The course is also being offered to the regular students enrolled in the centre.

Other Facilities

PLACEMENT CELL    - N.A. 

INFORMATION ON SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES HELD RECENTLY

  • The Centre organized 3 three days Residential Gender Sensitization Training of Trainers Workshops for Hisar and Jind Districts from 2-4 February, 2011, 9-11 February, 2011 and 14-16 February, 2011. These trainees have further been imparted training at Block level in the above 2 districts. The workshops were sponsored by the Department of Women & Child Development, Haryana.

  • The Centre organised Gender Sensitization Training to SMS members, SHG Pradhan, Women Panch, Sarpanch & Mahila Mandal Pradhan at the block level in 2 districts of Haryana i.e. Jind and Hisar from 3 March to 30 April, 2011. A total of 97 workshops of 35 participants each were organised. These workshops were sponsored by the Department of Women & Child Development, Haryana.

  • The Centre in collaboration with Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassment organized a Panel Discussion on “Recognition and Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions” The Panelists were Prof. Karuna Chanana, formerly from JNU Delhi, Prof. Rajesh Gill, Director WSDC, Punjab University Chandigarh, Prof. Suman Gupta, Dept. of Law, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Prof. Leela Yadva, Chairperson GSCASH, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Prof. Reicha Tanwar, Coordinator of the Panel Discussion. About 250 participants attended the workshop. The participants were from various teaching and non-teaching departments of the university, UniversityCollege, University collegeof Education, Wardens, Banks, Post office, University Health Centre, Press and Research Scholars and students both male and female.

  • The Centre organized a UGC National Field Testing Workshop on Management Skills Enhancement Module under the scheme on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education from March 28- April 1, 2011. In this 5 days workshop 2 modules Human Resource Management in Higher Education Institutions and Recognition and Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions were field tested. A group of 28 participants from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Meghalaya, Karnataka and Rajasthan attended the workshop.

 

INFORMATION ON RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Current Areas of Research

(Projects)

Project Title

Investigators

Duration from to

Funding Agency

Images of Women – Organized & Unorganized Sector in Haryana

Prof. Reicha Tanwar,

Dr. Jagdeep Singh,

Ms. Sanjum Bedi

 

January, 2011,  to

May, .2011

University Grants Commission

Study on Widows at Varindavan

 

On-going

 

Implementation of PC & PNDT Act 1994

 

On-going

 

INFORMATION ON ACHIEVEMENTS

Achievement Area: Achievement Details

  • The Centre has been placed in Phase-III (which is the highest phase) in the XI Plan by the UGC Standing Committee on Women’s Studies based on its work and contribution to the discipline. The Phase III Centres are to serve as Nodal Centre for teaching/research and documentation for the region and develop as Advanced Research Centres.

Prof. Reicha Tanwar is the Northern Region Coordinator of the UGC Scheme on ‘CapacityBuildingfor Women Managers in Higher Education’. Under this scheme          13 workshops have been organized and coordinated in the last three years in various universities in North India.

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