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Major Achievements

 

1.    The Women's Studies Centre has evolved its area of specialization Viz., “Women’s Empowerment and Entrepreneurship”.

2.    A very significant achievement is this regard is the starting of the “MA course in Women’s Studies and Entrepreneurship”.

3.   Has expertise in organizing Certificate Courses for students, providing access and guidance to students on women’s studies;

4.    Has the capacity to organize training programmes to suit the local community for e.g. Legal awareness programme, health awareness programmes, gender sensitization for rural children and university students.

5.   The Centre has expertise in Curriculum Development for Women’s Studies.

6.   Building data and disseminating information. WSC has uploaded 11 modules as part of the e-PG Pathshala providing access to learning materials for the entire country.

7.     Sexual Harassment Policy: A sexual harassment policy was prepared and launched on the International Women’s Day. The Centre is also providing inputs to other Institutions in Tamil Nadu. It has also instituted a Grievance Redressal Forum up in the University.

8.     International Collaboration: Signed a MoU with the University of Minnesota. We will be establishing core areas of cooperation. Planning to seek collaboration with the British Council for the MA course. The Centre has had interactions with scholars outside the university such as professor from the University of Minnesota, Gender and Women’s Studies Wyoming University and Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

9.     Successfully uploaded information Development of E-Governance on Women’s Studies including proposal for transition to Phase III.

10.  Director, Women’s Studies is Chairperson for the ‘Board of Studies’ and member of the ‘Committee on Academic Affairs’

11.  WSC has built strong relationship with other Departments, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Colleges and other Women’s Studies Centres.

12.  Library and Documentation: WSC has a good collection of learning materials in the Centre. The University library is well equipped with books and journals including e-journals.

13.  Evolving interdisciplinary academic activities with interested faculty, departments and outside academic institutions: WSC staff is actively involved in conducting classes as part of their interdisciplinary academic activities. WSC is coming out with an international publication which is interdisciplinary in nature. The publication is a consolidation of research on special themes focusing on access & participation of women & girls to Health & Nutrition, Education & Training, Science & Technology and Full & Decent Employment’.  The MA course on Women’s Studies and Entrepreneurship is interdisciplinary in nature. 

14.  WSC has been organising seminars, conferences, and workshops in collaboration with other disciplines in order to emphasize the need to look at problems and solutions from the women’s perspective.

15.  The Field Action Projects have been strategic to meet the local concerns. We have initiated a field action project “Digital Empowerment of Rural Women”.

       Therefore, it is fully substantiated that the WSC, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher             Education for Women has fulfilled the criteria under phase II.

 

                   

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