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History of the Centre

Many women academics of the Bangalore University have long been engaged in studies pertaining to important issues of women.  With the impetus given to the subject of Women’s Studies by the UGC and the scope for such studies in this regard, it was felt necessary to set up a study centre in the Bangalore University.  No sooner did the University have the approval of the Commission for the setting up of a Women’s Studies centre, the University set in motion a series of official actions in the direction of setting up the Centre.  The first of these was the constitution of an Advisory Committee and a Standing Committee, with luminaries drawn from relevant backgrounds.  The Women’s Studies Centre came into being at the Bangalore University as part of the activities of the Ninth Five Year Plan.  The Centre was formally inaugurated on 17 February 2001, by Dr.Hari Gautam, Chairman of the University Grants Commission. The Centre was started under the aegis of the UGC by the then Vice Chancellor Dr K.Siddappa.  The main activities of the Centre are teaching, research, extension, documentation and advocacy.

Coordinator Dr. Sudeshna Mukherjee

Tenure: 24.03.2018 to 23.03.2020

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Centre for Women Studies
Social Science Building
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University

Tel: 080 22961795

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A. Course Offered - M.A. in Women’s Studies

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration -4 Semesters (2 years)

D. Intake - 30 + Payment Seats

E. Eligibility Any degree with 50% of marks in the aggregate of all subjects of the University or any other recognized University are eligible to apply. Students who have taken Women’s Studies as a cognate subject will be given preference over students who have not opted Women s Studies at the degree level.

SL. NoNameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr.SudeshnaMukerjeeM.A., Ph.D,Assistant ProfessorGender, Human RightsProfile
2Dr. M. SiddappaM.A., Ph.D,Assistant ProfessorGender and Literature, MediaProfile
3Dr. C. D. VenkateshM.A., Ph.D,Assistant ProfessorGender, Dalit Women, street childrenProfile


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Dr.Sudeshna Mukherjee


Job Security of Women in ITES & Garment sector..” A Comparative Sociological Analysis of the Job Stress, Vulnerability & Subsequent Security need for Women in ITES & Garment Industries in the Silicon Valley of India..Bangalore”.


2 years


BPR & D, MHA Govt of India


Dr.C.D Venkatesh

“Karnatakadalli Acid Dalige Olagada Mahileyru: Ondu Adyayana” (Completed)

1 year

Bangalore University



“Myasa BeDara MahiLe: SamskRitika samasTi Prajne” (Completed)

 1 year

Bangalore University


Dr.Sudeshna Mukherjee

“A Sociological Examination of the emerging issues related to adoption in India: Moving towards a more inclusive policy and practice”. (Completed)

18 months



Dr. M.Siddappa

Women in Kannada dalit literature: A study from contemporary critical perspectives”

18 months




  1. Seminars/Workshops:
  1. The Centre in collaboration with Public Relations Council of India (Bangalore chapter) celebrated Daughter’s Day on 17th July 2010. During the occasion, 16 Women achievers in different fields like Cinema, administration academics, medicine sports, social service etc were given ‘Dazzling Daughters Awards’.
  1. The Lecture series-II was conducted with a talk by Smt. Nemi Chandra, Deputy General Manager at Research and Design Centre, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore and release of Centre’s Newsletter ‘MANAVI’ Vol.1 No.2&3, Nov 2010 on 13th Nov 2010.
  1. Children’s Day was celebrated on 15th Nov 2010. In the Centre run Day Care Centre for the children of University Employees
  1. International Women’s Day Celebration on 08th  March 2011

 Chief Guest:Prof. Sabiha Bhoomigowda, Dept of Kannada Studies, Mangalore    University, Mangalore   

Guests of Honour: Dorothy Leland, President, Georgia College, Georgia’s Public   Liberal Arts University, Milledgeville, US

Ani Agnihotri, Founder & Managing Partner, USIBRC, LLC, USA

            Presided By:  Dr.N Prabhu Dev, Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University