Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

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Department of Women's Studies


Women’s Studies of Bharathiar University is the most unconventional and a new entrant into the academia. The Centre for Women’s Studies of Bharathiar University was started in December 2004 and it was upgraded to Department of Women’s Studies in May 2008. It has been funded by the University Grants Commission. It aims to develop socio- economic empowerment of women of all categories in order to create a society of gender equality and social justice. Women’s studies is a scholarly enquiry into social reality from women's perspective and tries to find explanations and remedies for the unequal position of women in the society.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A. Women Studies
=> M.Phil. Women Studies
=> Ph.D. Women Studies

Activities :

=> Teaching
=> Research
=> Training
=> Extension

Teaching :

The Department offers M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D in Women’s Studies. It also offers two supportive courses such as Introducing Gender Studies and Great Women of the World for students of other departments under CBCS followed in our University.
In continuation with the judgement of Honorable High Court, the Department of Women’s Studies has framed syllabus for the non major elective course “Women’s Rights” for under graduate students of Bharathiar University.

Network :

The Department has networked with other Department of Women’s Studies at Regional, National and International level. The Department of Women’s Studies have good rapport with Government Ministries, NGO’s, Funding Agencies and Welfare Boards.

Department of Women’s Studies,
Bharathiar University,
Coimbatore 641 046
Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone No : (91) - 422- 2428338


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