Centre for Women's Studies
The Centre for Extension Studies of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati took initiative to establish the Centre for Women’s Studies in Sri Venkateswara University. The Centre was established in the year 2007 on self –supporting basis with focus on Women’s Development, Gender Equality and justice. In 2009, the UGC approved the Centre and sanctioned financial assistance to the Centre and thus the Centre for Women’s Studies was established in S.V. University as a Regular Department. The Centre aims to sensitize the students on various women’s issues and trains them in enterprise and Management of innovative technologies specifically to increase women’s visibility in teaching, research & management. It also aims at enhancing their competencies, build a platform for Women’s Equality and Rights, and establish Gender Justice in the Civil Society. At present the Centre is headed by one Director i/c, five Academic Consultants and one Supporting Staff.
The Centre has been offering PG course in M.A. Women’s Studies and Management since 2007 with an intake of 30 students. Masters’ Programme in Women’s Studies has been introduced with total 96 mandatory credits under the Choice Based Credit System. The Course is open to both boys and girls. Besides, PG programme, the Centre is also offering Research Degree leading to Ph.D. In the beginning the Centre also offered P. G. Diploma in Research Methodology.
The Centre for Women’s Studies is an Interdisciplinary and collaborate entity with sister departments in the University Viz., Dept. of Home Science, Adult Education, Population Studies, Sociology, Law and Human Rights The Centre has established linkages with several NGOs like WINS, STEPS, RISE, RASS, PASS and Universities/Colleges like Sri Padmavathi Mahila Vishwa Vidyalayam, S.P.W. College, S.V. Medical College, S.V. Agricultural University, and S.V. Veterinary University, Bharathiayar University, Bharathidasan University, University of Hyderabad and Institutes of Reputation like TISS, NIRD and NIMSME. The staff and the students of the Centre are actively involved in Teaching, Research, Projects, Workshops, Seminars, Training Programmes, Preparation of Learning material, Library and Documentation, Extension and Outreach Programmes, Clustering, Advocacy and Networking.
Mission of the Centre
Sensitizing the students on various women’s issues and training them in enterprise and Management of innovative technologies to increase women’s visibility in teaching, research and management by enhancing their competencies, building a platform for Women’s Equality and Rights with a view to establishing Gender Justice in the Civil Society.
Vision of the Centre:
To foster the visibility of women’s issues, combine scholarship with socially relevant theories, open genuine interdisciplinary dialogues, eradicate biased gender perspectives, and develop gender sensitive management systems and structures systematically.
Objectives of the M. A. Women Studies and Management
The M. A. Women Studies and management Programme is designed to educate the learner with gender concepts and perspectives.
• To Analyse the issues related to women in the context of individual, inter-personal, societal and institutional relationships;
• To explain Gender and Power relations and their impact on the Family and Society;
• To provide insight on gender disparities in education, health, income, wealth political and legal systems;
• To examine the relationship between women studies and other areas of study;
• To analyse the existing policies and programmes to achieve Gender Equality;
• To make gender analysis to undertake effective steps for achieving gender equality, gender empowerment and social justice.
Programme Specific Outcomes (POs):
On successful completion of M. A. Women’s Studies and Management Programme, the students will be able to
PO 1: Understand the Gender roles and actively participate in the debates and discussions on feminist approach to development;
PO 2: Explain the Gender and power relations and their impact on the Family, Society and other Institutions;
PO 3: Use the range of analytical and field-based skills, leadership skills with gender perspective which will equip them with professional careers as Entrepreneurs, Social Activists and Technocrats;
PO 4: Apply their managerial skills to work independently, in groups so that they could transform themselves into job-ready candidates and achieve their career goals in an Egalitarian society.
PO 5: Utilize their knowledge to join in reputed National and International NGOs to serve the Women and Children and the downtrodden people.
Centre for Women’s Studies has the following infrastructure facilities:
Director’s Room : 1 (20 ft.L x 9 ft. W)
Office Room : 1 (20 ft. L x 9 ft. W)
Class Rooms : 2 (20 ft.L x 18ft. W) & (20 ft.L x 18 ft.W)
Convention Hall : 1 (20 ft. L x 20 ft. W)
Computer and Language lab : 1(28 ft. L x 18 ft. W)
Library : 1(20 ft. L x 9 ft. W)
Faculty Room : 1 (12 ft. L x 12 ft. W)
Research & Innovation facilities
• The Centre publishes the Bi-annual journal – “Indian Journal of Women and Development” with ISSN No2231 3974 and Annual News Letters
• Centre for Women’s Studies carried out one major and 20 minor research projects with UGC assistance.
• Centre Organizes Conferences, Seminars, Webinars on various Women and Gender issues frequently.
Centre for Women's Studies
Dr. K. Sudha Rani
HOD, Dept of Adult & Continuing Education and Director, Centre for Extension Studies
About Dr.K.Sudha Rani
Dr. K. Sudharani took B.Sc. Degree in 1985 and M.A. Adult Education Degree in 1987. She got Goldmedal in M.A. She was awarded with Ph.D in Adult Education in 1992 by Sri Venkateswara University. She has started her career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education in the year 1992 and presently working as Professor in the same department. She has published 77 articles on the themes like Adult Education, gender equality, women’s education, environmental pollution, vocational training etc., in various reputed journals. She has published 9 books on Vocational Training, Training for Field Level Functionaries, Literacy and Social Sustainability, Libraries in Adult Education Centres, Peoples Participation in Development and Extension as the Third Dimension of the Universities. She has participated and presented 86 papers in various National seminars and workshops connected to Adult Education and Social Sciences. She has guided 32 dissertations at Post Graduate level in Adult education and 3 Ph. Ds were awarded under her supervision. She has completed 17 minor research projects, 5 Evaluation projects, and 2 major research projects funded by MHRD, UGC & ICSSR. She has organised 10 National seminars as Director and 6 national seminars and workshops as Co-Director. She has organised various extension activities like training of village coordinators, training of lecturers on career guidance and counselling, training of Go and NGO functionaries, vocational training programmes, Medical camps, awareness programmes in villages and Career Guidance and Counselling Camps in Degree Colleges. She served as Head of the Department, BoS Chair Person in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education. At present she is Director In-Charge, Centre for Extension Studies, Dean Faculty of Education, and Member Of University Research Committee. In recognition of her contributions to teaching, research and extension and field outreach activities, she received University Meritorious Teacher Award from S. V. University, Best Teacher Award by Vidya Parirakshna Samithi and State Best Teacher Award by Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Professor D.SAI SUJATHA is Chair-Person BOS for Population studies & Social Work with qualifications of M.A.(POP.Studies), Ph.D, M.S.W., M.A., (Eco), B.Ed . She is having teaching Experience of 28 years. She received Andhra Pradesh State Best Teacher Award for the year 2019 and SVU College of Arts – Best Teacher Award for the year 2015. She published 103 articles in various National, and International Journals and books. Published 15 books, Guided 7 Ph.Ds and 2 M.Phils. Completed 0I major and 16 minor Research Projects. Member in various Professional bodies like IASSH, Population Education Society of India, ISAPS, NAPSWI, IAWS, ISPSW,Indian Red cross society Tirupati Revenue Branch.
Centre for Women's Studies
Qualifications : M.A., Ph.D.
Experience : 30 Years
Faculty Type : Regular
Specializations : Health and Reproductive Health, Gender studies, Geriatrics, Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
Research Interests : Health and Reproductive Health, Gender studies, Geriatrics, Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
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Qualifications : M.A.,Ph.D.
Experience : 29 Years
Faculty Type : Regular
Specializations : Extension Education
Research Interests : Evaluation, Extension Education
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