Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department Cum Centre for Women's Studies & Development


The Department-cum-Centre for Women's Studies and Development was originally set up as a Centre for Women's Studies and Development in 1987 with Prof Pam Rajput as its Founding Director. It was one of the first five Centres set up by the University Grants Commission in 1987. On the basis of its excellent performance, it was one of the six Centres placed in Phase III by the UGC. Recently, i.e. in the year 2009, it has been upgraded to the status of a full-fledged Department of the University and is now referred to as Department-cum-Centre for Women's Studies and Development.

The Department seeks both to interpret Women's experiences as well as to change Women's condition, through a transformation of consciousness, social forms and modes of action. It seeks to interrogate the entire system of socio-economic- political and cultural subordination of women as well as influence, reshape and recast dominant ideologies. It visualizes itself as a catalyst to transform an unjust, inegalitarian society into one where gender justice and equality would be the norm.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A. in Women's Studies
=> Ph.D. Programme in Women's Studies

Department cum Centre for Women's Studies & Development
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014

Telephone: +91 172 2544080, 2534768

E-mail: [email protected]


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