Bhairab Ganguly College

Bhairab Ganguly College

  • Reaccredited
    NAAC Grade 'A'
  • Affiliated to
    W.B. State Univ.
  • Govt.
    Aided
  • AISHE Code
    C-43363.

Women’s Studies Centre

Women’s Studies Centre, Bhairab Ganguly College

The UGC during the XIIth Plan took a major initiative to create departments and centres of Women’s Studies in educational institutions all over India. In a higher education institution, the Women’s Studies Centre facilitates the empowerment of women through targeted interventions and research.

The primary role of the proposed Women’s Studies Centre in Bhairab Ganguly College is to assimilate knowledge and transmit it through research and documentation. It will function in bridging the gap between the theory of gender and gender in practice. The Centre seeks to reach beyond mere academic concerns. The field action programmes will create a general awareness regarding gender issues among men and women alike. The Centre, through facilitating gender-inclusive research, will play a role in pursuing a gender-just society.

Vision:

The Centre will act as an academic interface for research and practice through the lens of gender.

Mission:

To create a socially-aware community which addresses the challenges faced in the areas of gender and diversity. This will be achieved by the active involvement of the faculty, staff and students who are committed to thinking about their social responsibilities.

The Proposed Activities for Phase I:

(i) Research

  1. Hosting research projects from various funding agencies/ collaborating centres.
    In 2018, “Aspirations and Expections of Female students across disciplines”, a student-oriented survey-based research project in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Centre, Rabindra Bharati University was started. The project is ongoing.
  2. Organizing seminars, workshops, colloquia for sharing conceptual issues in gender studies. Talks are on for a panel discussion to be held on exclusionary politics of gender; separate gender awareness workshops for faculty members and students.

(ii) Documentation and Publication

  1. Publication of an annual journal on gender studies
  2. Publication of research reports and working papers
  3. Publication of seminar and conference proceedings
  4. A newsletter/ monograph featuring articles contributed by students

Thrust Areas of Research by the Centre include

  • Gender and Education
  • Gender and Society
  • Gender and Literature
  • Gender and Sociology
  • Gender and Media

Committee Members

  • Prof. (Dr.) Subhranil Som, Principal, Bhairab Ganguly College
  • Dr. Sahana Chakraborty, Co-ordinator
  • Dr. Santanu Chakraborty, Member
  • Ms. Janki Singh, Member

Members of the Advisory Board:

  • Prof. Sanjukta Dasgupta, Professor (Retd), University of Calcutta
  • Dr. Swati Ghosh, Director, Women’s Studies Centre, Rabindra Bharati University
  • Prof. Sipra Mukherjee, Professor, West Bengal State University

Research:

In 2018, “Aspirations and Expections of Female students across disciplines”, a student-oriented survey-based research project in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Centre, Rabindra Bharati University was started. The project is ongoing.

Activities:

  • In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, the centre invited speakers from SPAN to hold an interactive session with the students of the college to discuss the role of youth for a gender-just society.
  • Additionally,the college has signed an MoU with SPAN. Orientation programmes are conducted by SPAN to motivate our students to mentor atleast two students each from slums in Kolkata and the suburbs.
  • On 04.10.18, The centre invited eminent human rights and women rights activists, and academicians to put forth their views in a panel discussion on “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”.
  • “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”: A Panel Discussion (A Report)The Women’s Studies Centre of Bhairab Ganguly College organized a panel discussion, entitled “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” on 4th October, 2018.

    The panel comprised distinguished speakers Sri Snehasis Sur, Senior TV journalist (Doordarshan), Smt. Sunanda Mukherjee, former Chairperson, West Bengal Women’s Commission, Prof. Sipra Mukherjee, Professor of English, WBSU, and CA Srikumar Banerjee, respected member of the Governing Body of the college. The panel was moderated by Prof. Swati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, and Director, Women’s Studies Centre, RBU.  The wide-ranging discussion focused on issues related to gender, human rights, social constructions of gender and the politics of exclusion, with the objective of spreading awareness among the students, the youth of today.

    The students and teachers added new dimensions to the discussion through their well-thought out questions and comments. This endeavour by the Women’s Studies Centre was appreciated and applauded by the students and teachers alike.

    As a part of the event, a poster display on “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” was conducted the centre through the active participation of students. It engendered discussion on the silences and gaps surrounding women’s right to mobility, their bodies and choice-making. The event was a resounding success and set the tune for the forthcoming events of the Women’s Studies Centre.

  • Procter & Gamble conducted an interactive session and display on “Women’s Health and Hygiene” to start a discussion and address the various issues faced by the female students with regard to their health and well-being.

Contacts:

Google Map Feeder Road, Belghoria,
Kolkata 700056, W.B, India
Admission Helpline: 9330543280 (WhatsApp & Calling)

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