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Women's Studies and Development

24 months
213 USD/year
213 USD/year
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The Department seeks both to interpret Women's experiences as well as to change Women's condition, through a transformation of consciousness, social forms and modes of action. The Women's Studies and Development programme is offered at the Panjab University.


Key facts:

  • It seeks to interrogate the entire system of socio-economic- political and cultural subordination of women as well as influence, reshape and recast dominant ideologies. It visualizes itself as a catalyst to transform an unjust, inegalitarian society into one where gender justice and equality would be the norm. The Women's Studies and Development programme is offered at the Panjab University.
  • The Department has been conceived as "an instrument of social engineering" in bringing about both academic and social development. It seeks to bring to the University the new scholarship that has emerged from the inquiries into the causes and consequences of inequality and oppression of women and is to serve as a nucleus and a source of ideas, information and inspiration. The aim is to create and maintain a teaching/learning environment for feminist and gender studies, and provide an impetus for sustaining a research community that contributes to the development of women's and gender scholarship within the two-thirds world/Indian context. The trine objectives are to create awareness, to intellectually equip students and to empower all.
  • Teaching, Training, Research, Extension, Dissemination, and Advocacy are the core activities. It serves as a resource and nodal Centre for the region and true to its mandate, has developed as a strong academic Centre of teaching and learning, generating new thinking and knowledge on feminist theory and initiating courses in women's studies.

Programme Structure

A few significant aspects of the teaching programme:
  • The Department-cum- Centre, through its teaching programme not only sensitises the students to gender issues and attempts to ensure a commitment to the empowerment of women, it also provides training in various skills through its curricula. The emphasis is on Practical skill training in Project formulation, designing, monitoring, budget formulation and analysis as well as on research training normally given in Research degree courses such as M.Phil.
  • Where students are concerned, the focus is on quality not on quantity, and the Department-cum- Centre is pleased to report that the students who are graduating from the Department-cum- Centre are indeed thoroughly infused with the fundamentals of women's studies, so much so that they can be likened to candles lighting the path for others.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in any faculty with at least 50% marks in the aggregate. OR B.A. (Hons.) in Women's Studies or B.SC. (Hons.) OR Master's degree in any faculty, or B.A. (Pass) with at least 45% marks in Women's / Gender Studies or Public Administration or Political Science, or History or Economics, or Sociology or Psychology or Gandhian Studies or Geography or Philosophy or Human Rights & Duties.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Rs. 15734


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