Centre for Women’s Studies
The Centre was formally launched in Feb, 2005 .Since
then the Centre has been instrumental in promoting
interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of
women studies with particular reference to Jammu region. It
also acts as a forum for collaboration in the research and
teaching of women studies both within the region and in
conjunction with other institutions located outside. Over
period of time, the Centre has also emerged as a nodal point
in the region in terms of creation and dissemination of
ideas leading to critical understanding of social
sensitization on gender issues. It has also managed to
fruitfully intervene in the growth of institutions which are
working on issues relating to gender in general and women in
1. To contribute to the theoretical, methodological and
pedagogical debates within the women studies in the context
particularly of Jammu, through publications, conferences,
workshops and teaching.
2. To provide a focus for research and teaching on women
and gender in the University and to facilitate the
development of interdisciplinary research in the area of
women’s and gender studies.
3. To reach out to public areas where the issue of women
come together with other political, artistic, and
intellectual concerns. In addition to courses offered, the
Centre also tries to engage students, faculty, and the
community through guest lectures, conferences, and a host of
4. To bring out refereed publications in high quality
and useful areas of women studies.
5. Strengthening incorporation of Gender themes in the
curriculum of Post Graduate & Undergraduate studies.
6. Promoting Gender sensitive work environment in the
institutions of Higher Learning through