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Department of Women's Studies

Year of Establishment : 1988

Office Phone : +91-8669609165

Email : [email protected]


We offer programmes that lead to both M.A. and Ph.D. in Women's Studies. The Women’s Studies M.A. Programme is designed to facilitate critical thinking and develop new knowledge, to help students understand the creation and perpetuation of inequalities with the intention to develop in students the capacity and skills to bring about change, create new areas of service and to ultimately impact policy and the discourse on women’s development in the country. The Department is committed to social change from a gendered perspective as we strive to use new and inclusive methods of knowledge production in our efforts to bridge theory and practice. The programme also aims at creating research capacities for students to engage with the academic discipline of Women’s Studies. The faculty is actively engaged in extension, training, research, documentation, advocacy and field action in the wider community, while networking with organizations committed to women's empowerment at the state, national and international arenas.

  • Newsletter: Celebrating 30 years (1988-2018) - Retrospection & Perspectives

  • Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

    Programme Programme Director Intake
    M.A. Women's StudiesTime Table | Syllabus -15
    Ph.D. Women's Studies--


    Name Designation Areas of Interest
    Nishtha DesaiAssistant ProfessorWomen's Studies, Feminist literature, Laws and policies relating to children's rights
    Shaila DesouzaProfessorGender, Health, Development, Law and Violence
    Aparna Prasad LolayekarAssociate ProfessorGrowth and Development Economics, Gender and Development, Spatial Econometrics and Spatial Data analysis
    Sulochana Suresh PednekarAssistant ProfessorGlobal Health with special emphasis on Reproductive health of Women, Education, Sanitation and Environment
    Prachi PrabhuAssistant ProfessorGender, Feminist history, Sexuality
    Vithai ZaraunkerAssistant ProfessorGender, Caste and Tribe