Women Study Unit
Women’s study unit of the institution acts primarily as a catalyst by empowering the girls of the campus to realize their full potential, to exercise their rights and power as the active agents of social transformation in the nation building process. WSU provides them with unique opportunities and exemplary guidance to make them committed to the challenges and questions the myriad inequalities that prevail in their surrounding society and the wider world outside. The centre adopts an inclusive approach as it believes that the exclusion of women’s perspective, and contributions by keeping them in the margins is the root-cause to all the social evils the women confront everywhere in the world today. The thrust given is to spread awareness about exercising their legal rights and special privileges which enables them to combat many grave issues such as gender specific violence, domestic violence, etc. The media literacy offered by WSU equip them to resist unfair representation of women in the media. WSU also focuses its attention to another the pressing need of women – widening their employment opportunities which demands adequate job training and specific employability skills.
Women’s study unit plays an active role in the institution by empowering the girls, fostering cordial relations among the student community and thus creating an ambiance of amity and cordiality in the campus. WSU provides motivation, instills confidence, creates awareness regarding legal and gender rights, sensitizes on social issues, empowers them to take the right decisions in life and career, thereby molding them into resilient individuals and responsible citizens. The centre collaborates with the college union and the other prominent stakeholders in the institution such as the NSS and ED Club to effectively and successfully accomplish its goals and missions.
The prime activities and programmes include numerous awareness programmes enlightening talks and lectures by dignitaries, food fests conducted annually intending to break all gender stereotypes, multitude of women’s club activities in collaboration with the college union, quiz, elocution, poster designing contests on themes related to women, international women’s day celebration, cultural programmes such as flash mob performances and group- choreographed dance items that validate their self-esteem as well as shatters their inhibitions.
Dr Jaseedha K
Associate Professor of English