Under the teaching programme .WSRC centre aims at to create awareness and to make the students familiar with woman 's issues and woman's rights
and to enable the students to critically analyze the women's issues to from right perspectives. For this purpose, courses on Woman 's Studies are going on at graduate and postgraduate levels which are interdisciplinary in nature To name those, Foundation Course entitle 'Women in Indian Society' for all undergraduate students and one Compulsory Interdisciplinary paper i.e.
'Women's Studies' for all social science students at post graduate level.
From time to time the WSRC of Banasthali University has conducted various training programmes
for different target groups which are as follows:-
Training programme for Elected Grass-root women leaders
Entrepreneur skill development training programme for poor & needy women
Awareness training programme for Fourth Class women employee
Legal awareness training programmes for the students and the faculty
Stress Management Training for Teachers & Wardens
Spring Board Capacity Building Training programme for warden and teachers
Providing Training Assistance in
various training programmes run by different departments of Banasthali University
Legal awareness training programmes for the students and the faculty
Academic Training/Orientation Programmes:
1. Refresher Course (2006-2007), Women’s Studies: an interdisciplinary approach.
2. A training workshop on ‘Research Technique in women studies’ for teachers.
3. Training Programmes for field investigators.
Purely academic as well as action research are being encouraged by the WSRC,
Banasthali University .It also welcomes interdisciplinary research using a range of methodologies. In this direction, WSRC centre encourages students for Ph.D. programme along with execution of various projects.
Completed Research projects (under X Plan)
Culture of Feminity, Sports & Formal Education: A study of Female Students participation in Sports in ‘Banasthali Vidyapith’, Rajasthan
Child Marriage in Rajasthan: Myths & realities
Contents of Women's Studies in Various Social Science Disciplines with
Reference to Different Universities of Rajasthan
A Bio-Bibliographical Approach to Indian women writings in English
On-going Research Projects (under XI Plan)
Reproductive Health Behavioral Pattern among Rural Women in Rajasthan
Gender Analysis of
Selected Nagar Palika and Zila Parishad Members in Rajasthan:
An Alternative Approach for Capacity Building of Elected Grass-root Women
Analysis of Gender concerns and Gender Budgeting of selected Nagar Palika and Zilaparishad in Rajasthan : An Alternative approach for capacity building of elected Grass root Women Leaders
Safe Motherhood And Access To Resources Among
Nomadic Populations In Desert
Regions In Rajasthan, India
And The Negev, Israel - A Comparative
SOME BROAD AREAS IDENTIFIED FOR FUTURE PROJECTS:
Women & Tourism: A comparative Study between Northern & Eastern India.
Media, Sports & Women
Media & women
A gender analysis of Indian Sports Policies
Women & Literature
Portrayal of women in folk culture :A
comparative analysis of Northern & Eastern region of India
Changing values among women
ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
Seminar on Status of Women in Rajasthan,
Seminar on City Stories: Writing the City: Transforming the City
National Conference on Globalization through gender lens: women
workers in question
International Jubilee Conference on Women's Education :Vision & Mission of
Women’s Universities in a Global Society
Workshop on Research Techniques in Social Sciences:
Workshop on Social and emotional stress of young women: problems and
National Workshop on Contents of Women’s Studies in various social
disciplines with special references to different universities of
Dilemmas & Possibilities,
National workshop on ‘Gender Equity through Enterprise Development’
for Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women)
Lecture Series by the eminent academicians like:
Prof. Pushpesh Pant, International Studies Centre, J.N.U., New Delhi.
Prof. Pam Rajput, Director, Women’s Studies Centre, Punjab
Prof. Rajiv Gupta, Dept. of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Prof. Pnina Motzafi Haller, Professor
in Social Anthropology at the Dept. of
Man in Desert in Ben Gurion University, of Israel.
Mr.Rakesh Mittal ( IAS
)General Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education,
Community Action Programme:
Health Camp for poor women in adjacent villages.
Campaign for prevention of illiteracy and unhygienic practices in rural
Reproductive Health Awareness Programme for rural poor women.
Advocacy programme in prevention of child marriage.
For shunning unhygienic practices during the child birth.
Advocacy for human-rights-concerns especially protecting rights of
Advocacy for prevention of illiteracy and blind belief among rural
especially rural women.
Advocacy against the trend of declining child sex ratio and sex
Career Counseling for the students of Banasthali University.
Mental Health Counseling for Students.
Health (Physical & Mental) counseling for the faculty & wardens.
Health counseling for the rural poor living nearby the Banasthali
Magazine Srijon … A New Vision –I, II, IIIrd Volume
Booklets on social issues for rural people in local dialect to raise
Theme based Newsletter.
Leaflets of various activities under taken by the centre such as
prevention of dowry, female infanticide child marriage etc.
WSRC Library, Banasthali University
The WSRC library is a specialized resource centre for a
comprehensive collection of
published and unpublished materials helpful for
academic scholars, researchers,
students, policy makers and administrators and
The library through its collection aims to provide an over all perspective
situational analysis, current issues, development policies,
programmes and schemes
relating to women.
- On line documentation of news paper clipping, ‘list of library books’,
reports, news letters are also presently under process.
With the assistance from Community
Radio Banasthali University, the WSRC has been successful in
documenting Apaji's collections of folk songs in regional dialects
covering various women's issues like Purda Pratha, child marriage,
few motivational songs on women's empowerment & women's education
and few other songs envisaging the contributions of rural women in
the field of national reconstruction and remaining other songs
highlighting women's achievements in various fields and there by
institutionalizing them as role models for others.
Women and Reproductive Health
Women in Sports
Cultural Ideology of Gender
Women and N.G.O
Women and Change
Women and Religion
Women and Demography
Women and Environment
Social Customs, Child Marriage and Nukta
Women and Socialization
Women and Work
Grass root level women
Women and Politics
Women and Entrepreneurship
Women and Police
Women and Social Education
Women and Higher Education
Women in Co-operatives
Women in Agriculture
Women and Violence
Women and Policy
Women and Media
Problems of Working women
Banasthali with Institutes for Desert Research,
Ben Gurion University, Israel.
WSRC, Banasthali with Sweet Brair College Virginia, U.S.A. for research in women’s studies (scholar exchange programme).
With the Dept. of Computer Science & Mathematics, Political Science, History, Textile, English, Home Science, Management, & Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
With Other Universities:
Women’s Studies Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Kota Open University, Kota.
Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.
Utkal University, Orissa
J.N.U., New Delhi
J.M.I., New Delhi
BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan
* National Link with Research Institutes
1. NIS (National Institute of Sports, Patiala)
Social Policy Research Institute, Jaipur, Rajasthan
3. Culture & Media Studies, New Delhi
4. Centre for Women’s Studies, H.P. University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
British Council, New Delhi
* National Link with Government
1. Department of Women & Child Development, New Delhi
2. National Commission for Women, Govt. of India
3. State Commission for Women, Govt. of Rajasthan
4. Central Social Welfare Board, GOI, New Delhi
5. Dept. of Social Welfare, GOI, New Delhi
6. National Research Centre for Women, New Delhi
7. National Institute of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi
The following are the list of NGOs which have been associated with this centre since its
1. WOMEN’S WATCH, New Delhi
* With State Government Functionaries
1. DISTRICT LEGAL SERVICE AUTHORITY, Rajasthan
2. HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT, Rajasthan
3. WOMEN REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE, Rajasthan
College of Economics & Commerce 53-12 Chungpa-dong 2-Ka Yongsangu,
Korea 140- 742
2. Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife 220005, Osun State NIGERIA
3. Kyorin University Hachioji Campus Tokyo, 192-8508 Japan
4. Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University
5. Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
6. University of Peradeniya Peradeniya Sri Lanka
7. University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14850