Centre for Women's Studies
Mangalagangotri - 574 199.
Phone: +91-824-2287669 / 2287594
The Centre for Women’s Studies, Mangalore University was established in 2005. With grants from the University Grants Commission of New Delhi, it has been working towards creation of gender-sensitive climate at various levels in academic and public life. It has also conducted several programs at both the grass root and the academic levels such as gender and legal awareness workshops, lectures on women’s issues. It has also focused on mainstreaming gender in a variety of ways.
- By conducting more than 60 Gender and Legal Awareness Workshops, it has sensitized more than 3,000 students in various colleges from the University area.
- About 70 Lectures held on Women’s Issues such as women’s Rights, Gender Discrimination, the Domestic Violence Act, Women Empowerment and Women Entrepreneurship, among others, have benefited about 7,000 students.
- Six studies on Women of the region have been completed during the Xth Plan. The report summaries have been published as part of the Centre’s publication programs.
- Documentation work has been undertaken on an ongoing basis. News items/Articles related to women’s issues have been collected and filed under about 30 file headings to assist researches in the area of women’s studies. In the Central Library, we have added 787 books in the subject for the benefit of interested readers.
- The Centre has already brought out a total of six publications, in English & Kannada and intends to bring out some more during the XIth plan. They are:
- Mahila Adhyayana: Sadyathegalu mattu Savalugalu
- Lingatva Samanyaya
- Gender Equity
- Mainstreaming Gender in the Curriculum
- Perspectives on Women’s Issues, Vol I
- Perspectives on Women’s Issues, Vol II
|Quality of Life of Women Managers||Prof. P.S. Yadapadithaya|
|Unmarried Women in Dakshina Kannada: A Socio-cultural Study||Prof. Sabiha Bhoomigowda|
|Women in Panchayati Raj||Dr. Anita Ravishankar|
|Self-employed Women||Dr. Sripathi Kalluraya|
|Women and Self-Help Groups||Dr. Shobha Devi M.G.|
|Women and the Consumer Movement||Prof. Kishori Nayak K.|
- To start various courses in Women’s Studies such as Certificate/Diploma and M.A/ M.Phil/Ph.D. courses.
- Certificate/Diploma and M.A/ M.Phil/Ph.D. courses.
- To continue extension programs especially in colleges in rural areas.
- To document various women’s struggles in the region.
- To augment our networking.
- To continue our documentation and publication programmes.