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Department of Women’s Studies Evaluative Report -
Evaluative Report - Department of Women’s Studies
1.
Name of the Department
:
Department of Women’s Studies
2.
Year of establishment
:
2005
3.
Is the Department part of a School/
Faculty of the university?
:
Yes, School of Social Sciences
4.
Names of programmes offered
:
M.A Women’s Studies
M.Phil Women’s Studies
Ph.D Women’s Studies
5.
Interdisciplinary programmes and
departments involved
:
Nil
6.
Courses in collaboration with other
universities, industries, foreign
institutions, etc.
:
Nil
7.
Details of programmes discontinued, :
if any, with reasons
Nil
8.
Examination System
(Annual/Semester/Trimester/
Choice Based Credit System)
:
Choice Based Credit System
9.
Participation of the department in
the courses offered by other depts.
:
Often students used to opt elective paper
offered by other departments.
10.
Number of teaching posts sanctioned, filled and actual (Professors/Associate
Professors/Asst. Professors/others)
Designation
Sanctioned
Filled
Professor
Associate Professors
Assistant Professor
1
1
2
0
1
2
1
Actual (including
CAS & MPS)
1
1
2
11.
Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience
and research under guidance
Name
Qualification
Designation
M.AWomen’s
Studies, Post
Graduate
Diploma
in
Journalism
M.Sc.
(Zoology)
,M.Ed(Educati
on),M.Phil.(W
omen’s
Studies)
&
Ph.D.(Interdisc
iplinary)
Head of the
Department &
Assistant
Professor
Women’s
Studies
9
NIL
Associate
Professor
Women’s
Studies
25
Ph.D: 8
M.Phil : 4
M.A. Women’s Assistant
Women’s
Studies, B.Ed
Professor
Studies
(Natural
Science)
List of senior Visiting Fellows, adjunct :
Nil
faculty, emeritus professors
3
NIL
Ms.
Mini
Sukuma
r
Dr.
Moly
Kuruvill
a
Specialization
Ms.
Layana
Aanand
12.
No. of
Years of
Experience
No. of Ph.D./
M.Phil.
students
guided for
the last 4
years
13.
Percentage of classes taken by
temporary faculty – programme-wise
information
:
25%
14.
Programme-wise StudentTeacher Ratio
:
M.A. 3:48, M.Phil. 1:2, Ph.D. 1:8
15.
Number of academic support staff
(technical) and administrative staff
Sanctioned, filled and actual
:
Sanctioned: Section Officer, Assistant
Section, Typist, Librarian,
Peon, Sweeper
Filled
: Junior Librarian: 1
Assistant Section officer: 1,
2
16.
Typist: 1
Sweeper cum Peon: 1
Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies : Nil
17.
Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) national b) international funding
agencies and c) Total grants received. Give the names of the funding agencies, project
title and grants received project-wise
: Nil
18.
Inter-institutional collaborative projects and associated grants received
a) National collaboration
b) International collaboration
:
:
Nil
Nil
19.
Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC-SAP/CAS, DPE; DBT, ICSSR,
AICTE, etc.; total grants received. NIL
20.
Research facility / centre with
21.
22.
• state recognition
• national recognition
• international recognition
:
:
:
Nil
Nil
Ms. Lone Dirckinck Holmfed,
Faculty of Humanities, Alborg
University,Denmark will visit the
Department in October 2015 as
part of the Erudite
Programme of Kerala State Higher
Education Council
Special research laboratories sponsored
by / created by industry or corporate bodies
NIL
Publications:
:
Nil
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●
●
●
●
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Number of papers published in peer
:
reviewed journals (national / international)
Monographs
:
Chapters inBooks
:
Edited Books
:
Books with ISBN with details of
publishers
:
Number listed in International Database :
(For e.g. Web of Science, Scopus,
Humanities International Complete,
3
13
0
5
0
1
●
●
●
●
●
Dare Database - International Social
Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.)
Citation Index – range / average
SNIP
SJR
Impact Factor – range / average
h-index
23.
Details of patents and income generated
:
Nil
24.
Areas of consultancy and income generated
:
Nil
25.
Faculty selected nationally / internationally to :
visit other laboratories / institutions
/ industries in India and abroad
Nil
26.
Faculty serving in
a)
b)
c)
d)
27.
28.
National committees
:
Dr.
Moly
Kuruvilla,
Associate
Professor, Member of the UGC National
Consultative Committee for Capacity
Building of Women Managers in Higher
Education and is the Regional
Coordinator for Kerala, Mahe and
Lakshadweep
:
Organised four Refresher Course on
Gender Studies at UGC Academic Staff
College, University of Calicut
International committees
Editorial Boards
any other (please specify)
Faculty recharging strategies (UGC,
workshops, training programs and
similar programs).
Student projects
• percentage of students who have
done in-house projects including
inter-departmental projects
• percentage of students doing projects
in collaboration with other universities/
industry / institute
:
4
Nil
29.
Awards / recognitions received at the national :
and international level by
Nil
• Faculty
• Doctoral / post doctoral fellows
• Students
30.
Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding (national
/ international) with details of outstanding participants, if any.
● Smt. K.C Rosakutty, Chairperson, Kerala Women’s Commission, Two Day
Workshop on Role of Universities in Curbing Atrocities Against Women
organized by Department of Women’s Studies & University of Calicut on
6th and 7th March 2013.
● One Day National Seminar on Human Rights Issues in Early Marriage,
organized by Department of Women’s Studies & Academin Staff College,
University of Calicut on 17th October 2013
● Two day National Seminar on The Contribution of Socio-religious,
Economic and Political Factors for the Development of Women Education
with special Reference to Malabar, organized in collaboration with
Department of Women’s Studies and MES Mampad College, Mampad on
17th & 18th Feb 2014.
● Two day National Seminar on Women and Stress in the 21st Century
organized by Department of Women’s Studies & St.Thomas College,
Kozhencherry on11th & 12th March 2014.
● Film Festival on Men and Boys for Gender Justice Centre for Women’s
Studies organized by Department of Women’s Studies & Forum to Engage
Men, India Maya Thrissur on 30th October 2014.
● One day Training Programme on Women and Human Rights organized by
Department of Women’s Studies funded by National Human Rights
Commission (NHRC) and University of Calicut on 16th December 2014.
31.
Code of ethics for research followed by the departments
As per direction of University of Calicut
32.
Student profile programme-wise:
Name of the
Applications
Programme
(refer to question
no. 4)
received
5
Selected
Male
Female
Pass percentage
Male
Female
33.
M.A Women’s
Studies(2012-14)
34
2
22
100
100
M.Phil Women’s
Studies
Ph.D Women’s
Studies
6
1
1
100
100
7
1
Diversity of students
Name of the
Programme
(refer to
question
no. 4)
M.A
Women’s
Studies
M.Phil
Women’s
Studies
Ph.D
Women’s
Studies
% of
Students
from the
% of students
from other
universities
% of students
from
universities
% of
students
from
Same
University
90%
within the
State
10%
outside the
State
0
other
countries
0
100%
0
0
0
50%
50%
0
0
34.
How many students have cleared Civil
:
NET- 13
Services and Defense Services
examinations, NET, SET, GATE and other
competitive examinations? Give details category-wise.
35.
Student progression
Student progression
Percentage against enrolled
UG to PG
---
PG to M.Phil.
25%
PG to Ph.D.
50%
6
---
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral
Employed
NIL
a) Campus selection
a)
b) Other than campus recruitment
b)
Entrepreneurs
36.
Diversity of staff
Percentage of faculty who are graduates
of the same university
2
from other universities within the State
from universities from other States
1
from universities outside the country
0
37.
Number of faculty who were awarded
M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Sc. and D.Litt. during
the assessment period (2010-2015).
: Nil
38.
Present details of departmental infrastructural facilities with regard to:
a)
Library
: 1212 Books
b)
Internet facilities for staff and students : Yes
c)
Total number of class room
: 3
d)
Class rooms with ICT facility
: 3
e)
Students’ laboratories
: NA
f)
Research laboratories
: NA
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39.
List of doctoral, post-doctoral students and Research Associates:
Nil
a) from the host institution/university
b) from other institutions/universities
40.
Number of post graduate students getting financial assistance from the university: Nil
41.
Was any need assessment exercise undertaken before the development of new
programme(s)? If so, highlight the methodology.
Considering the felt needs from various interaction programmes; like, extension
programmes, refresher courses, trainings.
42.
Does the department obtain feedback from
a. Faculty on curriculum as well as teaching-learning-evaluation? If yes, how does the
department utilize the feedback?
● Teacher Evaluation forms are distributed to all students at the end of each
semester to evaluate teachers performance for each paper.
● Data obtained from the questionnaire are reviewed and changes are made in
teaching according to student’s opinion.
b.
c.
43.
Students on staff, curriculum and teaching-learning-evaluation and how does the
department utilize the feedback?
Alumni and employers on the programmes offered and how does the department
utilize the feedback?
List the distinguished alumni of the department (maximum 10)
Layana Aanand
Calicut
Riyas Mon.T.
Reshma.K.
Priya. E
Vineetha.M
Muhammedali
Korankulangara
Nithya. P
Abdul Rahman. KC
Niyathi R. Krishna
Nabeesa.P.
Sharanya N K
Anaswara. K.
: Assistant Professor, Dept of Women’s Studies, University of
: Assistant Professor, Kerala Institute for Local Administration
Fulbright fellow
: State Gender Consultant in Kerala State Kudumbasree Mission
: Doing Ph D at Hyderabad Central University with ICSSR
fellowship
: Doing Ph D at Hyderabad Central University with UGC JRF
: Doing Ph D at Pondichery Central University with UGC JRF
: Doing Ph D at Ambedkar University, New Delhi with UGC
JRF
: Doing Ph.D in IIT Roorky with UGC JRF
Elected Councilor, Kozhikkode Municipal Corporation
: Gender Consultant, Snehitha Gender Helpdesk, Malappuram
: Advocacy, Network & Communication officer, SAHAYOG
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44.
India.
Give details of student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar)
involving external experts.
● Talk on The plight of Muslim women by Prof M N Karassery on 8th March 2012.
● Extension Lecture: Feminism Beyond Borders by Prof. Dr. A.K. Ramakrishnan,
Professor and Director, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi, on 19th March 2013.
● Extension Lecture: Feminist Debates in Kerala: A Critical Analysis by Ms. Rekha Raj,
Dalit Feminist Writer and Activist on 21st March 2013.
● Extension Lecture: Challenges faced by Women’s Studies Centres in India by Dr.
Sugandha Ramamurthy
● As part of Monthly Lecture Series Centre for Women’s Studies in Collaboration with
Women’s Studies Students Collective organised Talk on Women Media Persons
Subjectivity by Ms. Vidhu Vincent, noted media personal in Kerala on
● As part of Monthly Lecture Series ”Muslim Girls Education in Kerala” by Dr. Hafis
Muhammed, Centre for Women’s Studies in Collaboration with Women’s Studies
Students Collective on
● As part of Monthly Lecture Series screened film “Offside”, Centre for Women’s
Studies in Collaboration with Women’s Studies Students Collective on
● As part of Monthly Lecture Series Centre for Women’s Studies in Collaboration with
Women’s Studies Students Collective organised Discussion on “Increasing Moral
Policing in Kerala” on 6th November.
45.
List the teaching methods adopted by the faculty for different programmes.
Class room teaching, field work, film shows & discussion, seminars
46.
How does the department ensure that programme objectives are constantly met and
learning outcomes are monitored?
47.
Highlight the participation of students and faculty in extension activities.
● A stall on Women’s Safety was displayed by the students of the Department in the
Agri-Horti-Flower-Food Fest organized by the University.
● International Women’s day Celebration with following programmes on 8th March
2012:
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● A film show was conducted on the film Ezhuthatha Kathukal authored by Prof M N
Karassery
● A painting exhibition was conducted in collaboration with Kerala Lalitha Kala
Academy
● Cultural programmes organized by departmental students.
● Ornament and Soft Toys Exhibition (Made by Women trained in the University
itself)
● Talk on The plight of Muslim women by Prof M N Karassery on 8th March 2012.
● The Department set up a stall on Women’s Movement in Kerala at the National
Gender
Fest organized by Government of Kerala at Kozhikode during 8th to 17th March 2012.
● Mini Sukumar gave a talk in connection with International Day for Elimination of All
forms of Violence Against Women, All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram on 25th
November2013
● Invited talk by Mini Sukumar on Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Women
Development Cell, MES College, Ponnani, 12th November 2013
● As part of Monthly Lecture Series Centre for Women’s Studies in Collaboration with
Women’s Studies Students Collective organised Discussion on “Increasing Moral
Policing in Kerala” on 6th November.2014
● One Day Orientation Programme on Gender Related Intervention in Colleges: Skill
Training for Teachers in Thrissur District at Vimala College, Thrissur, 28-01-2011.
● One Day Seminar on Cyber Crime and Drug Abuse, 08-03-2011.
● One Day Seminar on Health: Menopause and Related Issues, 27-07-2011.
● One Day Orientation Programme on Gender Related Intervention in Colleges: Skill
Training for Teachers in Malappuram District at Seminar Complex, University of
Calicut, 27-09-2011.
● Workshop on Adolescence Education Training, 21-11-2011.
● One Day Orientation Programme on Gender Related Intervention in Colleges: Skill
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Training for Teachers in Kozhikode District at Providence College, Kozhikode, 0403-2011.
● One Day Orientation Programme on Gender Related Intervention in Colleges: Skill
Training for Teachers in Wayanad District at St Mary’s College, Sulthan Bathery,
22-11-2011.
● One Day Orientation Programme on Gender Related Intervention in Colleges: Skill
Training for Teachers in Palakkad District at Mercy College, Palakkad, 26-11-2011.
● One day Seminar on Women’s Code Bill 8th March 2012.
● One day Seminar on Women’s Safety and Discussion on Kerala Draft Bill on
Protecting Safety and Dignity of Women Act November 6th, 2012.
● A stall on Women’s Safety was displayed by the students of the Department in the
Agri-Horti-Flower-Food Fest organized by the University.
● Two Day Workshop on Role of Universities in Curbing Atrocities Against Women on
6th and 7th March 2013 in collaboartion with University of Calicut.
● One Day National Seminar on Human Rights Issues in Early Marriage in
collabaration
with Academic Staff College, University of Calicut on 17th October 2013..
● One Day Safety Net Programme for 2000 adolescent students at GVHSS, Tirurangadi
on 06-02-2014.
● Three Day Workshop on Women’s Health and Sexuality on 19th to 21st March 2014 at
Centre for Women’s Studies.
● One Day Adolescence Education Programme for High School Students at GVHSS,
Cheriyamunda on 15th November 2014.
● Mini Sukumar is presently part of the Jury team of the Social Reality Show, Ini
Njangal
Parayam, jointly organised by Doordarshan Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram and
Kudumbasree – state mission for poverty eradication and women empowerment.
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48.
Give details of “beyond syllabus scholarly activities” of the department.
● A stall on Women’s Safety was displayed by the students of the Department in the
Agri-Horti-Flower-Food Fest organized by the University.
● International Women’s day Celebration with following programmes on 8th March
2012:
● A film show was conducted on the film Ezhuthatha Kathukal authored by Prof M
N Karassery
● A painting exhibition was conducted in collaboration with Kerala Lalitha Kala
Academy
● Cultural programmes organized by departmental students.
● Ornament and Soft Toys Exhibition (Made by Women trained in the University
itself)
● The Department set up a stall on Women’s Movement in Kerala at the National
Gender Fest organized by Government of Kerala at Kozhikode during 8th to 17th
March 2012.
● One Day Adolescence Education Programme for High School Students at GVHSS,
Cheriyamunda on 15th November 2014.
49.
State whether the programme/ department is accredited/ graded by other agencies? If yes,
give details.
UGC Granted
The UGC after performance appraisal of the Centre, has promoted the centre from Phase
I to Phase II in 2008.
50.
Briefly highlight the contributions of the department in generating new knowledge, basic
or applied.
● Organising refresher course on gender studies at UGC Academic Staff College,
University of Calicut
● Participation in Seminars, extension activities, trainings, academic committees and
handling classes for students in educational institutes
● Initiated the functioning of Women Development Cells in all affiliated colleges of
the University
● Legal and Mental Health Counseling classes to rural women
● Meeting with leaders of SHGs in the neighboring panchayats to provide motivation
in taking up micro enterprises.
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● Celebration of International Women’s Day (along with Seminar, literary
competitions, poster making etc.) every year.
● Best Women Development Cell from the affiliated colleges of university of calicut
will be awarded every year as part of the celebration of International Women’s
Day.
● Women’s Studies Students Collective was constituted and organise monthy Lecture
Series, film shows, discussions etc.
● Conducting Field Work in majority of the papers in Post graduation in order to
make students familiar with various gender issues in society.
51.
Detail five major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges (SWOC) of the
department.
Strength
● Full-fledged department complex
● Offering M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D in Women’s Studies
● Only Women’s Studies teaching department in entire Kerala
● Part of School system of the University with department status, four sanctioned
teaching posts from state government
● The Department status has been enhanced from Phase I to Phase II by UGC.
Weakness
● Less number of faculty
● No of books in department library is not enough
Opportunities
● Only Women’s Studies teaching department in entire Kerala
● More teaching post will be created as the Centre got department status
52.
Challenges
● Lack of governmental initiatives to create job vacancies for Women’s Studies
graduates within central and state government is yet to achieve.
Future plans of the department.
Upgrading the research capability of the department towards making it a nodal centre for
academic and field interventions in the field of gender studies.
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