Short-term Courses

Orientation Course “Towards a Multi-disciplinary Perspective on Research in Social Sciences

An Orientation Course Towards a Multi-disciplinary Perspective on Research in Social Sciences was conducted for the SC/ST Post Graduate students from the northern states from 11th to 15th March 2015.

The different sessions are as follows:

  1. Introduction – Getting to know each other; Multidisciplinarity and Women’s Studies by Indu Agnihotri;
  2. First Principles of Research Methods in Social Sciences by Renu Addlakha;
  3. Seminar on Gender, Society and Culture: Issues from the North-Indian Context; Perspectives in History by Kumkum Roy;
  4. Information Sources – CWDS Library;
  5. Uses and Elements of Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis by N. Neetha;
  6. Debates in Political Science by Ujjwal K. Singh;
  7. Jati aur Samkaleen Samajshastra by Satish Deshpande;
  8. Stree Aaatmakatha mein Gender aur Jati ka Pratibimban by Sudha Singh;
  9. Economy in Society by Surajit Mazumdar;
  10. Dalit Organisations/Movements and the Women’s Question by Rajni Tilak;
  11. Film Screening.

Course/Workshop for undergraduate students from University of Pennsylvania

Two day course-cum-workshop was organized at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies for visiting undergraduate students from the University of Pennsylvania on 22-23 December, 2014. The workshop was organised as part of the course on Gender and Development in South Asia under ‘C.U. in India Programme’ of the South Asia Centre at University of Pennsylvania.

The course drew largely on CWDS faculty as resource persons. Guest lecturers were invited for the sessions on media and a CWDS-AUD M.Phil student also presented her work on Women’s studies in India. The topics and resource persons were as under:

  1. Women’s Movement, Women’s Studies in India – Indu Agnihotri and Arpita Anand (student)
  2. Gender, Employment, Migration – N. Neetha and Indrani Mazumdar
  3. Sources, Resources in Women’s Studies – CWDS Library team
  4. The Sex Ratio Question –  Mary John
  5. Gender and Political Representation – Seema Kazi
  6. Health and Disability – Bijoya Roy and Renu Adlakha
  7. Gender and the Print Media – Pamela Philipose (guest lecturer)
  8. Performing Gender through Bollywood Songs – Shikha Jhingan (guest lecturer)