Womens Studies

Department of Womens Studies1 Department of Womens Studies2

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The Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University, is one of the U.G.C. approved Women’s Studies Centres in the country. It is the second such Centre in the North East region. It was established as a Centre (Project) in 1998 with a UGC grant under the IX Plan and received UGC approval in November 2004.  From the beginning the Centre has been engaged in research, training, documentation and dissemination and extension work on issues relating to women and women’s empowerment both among the academic community and also in the wider society.  In the session 2005-06 the Centre has also started teaching activities by offering a one-year part time Post-graduate Certificate Course on Women’s Studies (PGCCWS). This is the first course of this kind in the region. The centre has also introduced Ph.D. Programme on Women’s Studies from the Academic Session of 2009-2010. The Centre is housed in its own premises in the Research Complex, Dibrugarh University At present the staff at the Centre comprises of the Director i/c, 1 Lecturer , 1 J.R.F., and three supporting staff. The Centre has a well stocked library with over 1202 books and documents and an archive of newspaper cuttings on various women’s issues. The library caters to the students, researchers and teachers of Dibrugarh University and also provide membership to the teachers and researchers of affiliated colleges. The Centre has also helped in the formation of and maintains links with Women’s Studies and Development Cells (WSDC) in the colleges affiliated to Dibrugarh University.