Centre for Women's Studies

About Department

Established in July 1999, the Centre offers M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Women's Studies. The overall approach to Women's Studies in this Centre is multidisciplinary. The prime aim of the Centre is the creation of a critical awareness and sensitivity towards women's issues in every field. Both male and female students are admitted. A holistic approach to gender studies is envisaged. It encourages women's academic development and empowerment, the major objective being women's empowerment, the marking out and the definition of a female space.
The following are the thrust areas:

* Generating awareness towards women's issues
* Gender sensitivity
* Women's empowerment
* Expression of the women's voice
* Socio-cultural factors and marginalization
* Legal rights of /for women
* Restructuring women's role in history
* Critical analysis of stereotyping

Programmes Offered

PhD Women's Studies (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


Infrastructure Facilities

Computer, Overhead projector, Colour television, VCD projector, Slide projector and Audio system.


Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Dr. C. Aruna, Associate Professor & Head (i/c), Centre for Women's Studies, School of Social Sciences & International Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry - 605 014
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