Affiliated to Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur

Recent Events

Women empowerment in India: The Issues and Challenges - January 29, 2012
The contribution of Distance education in Girls Education- December 2, 2011
Women Entrepreneurs and export trade - a training workshop - December 5, 2011

From the Desk of the Director

Significant contribution of women in national development is being recognized globally. Women have demonstrated their ability in each area like Education, research, medicine, writing - journalism, arts- literature, government, politics, and proved her success in all areas. The Komlangi(delicate) like nouns provided by the so-called male dominated society are no longer true. Women have proved themselves not only as the mother or the savior but the producer and administrator.

Jawahar Lal Nehru has remarked "When a women moves forward, the family moves, the village moves & the nation moves." Women are increasingly seen as an important index for the development of nation.

Women's role in the development of social consensus is accepted by all but is neglected in quantitative terms. Therefore, to ensure equal participation of women in society and national development, "Women's Reservation" appears to be the best option. Women's equality is an essential component of human rights and social equality.

Empowering women does not mean empowering women over men & thus creating imbalance, it certainly means equal sharing, having equal opportunities and participation in the society. It is important to develop strategies and create socio-economic conditions so that underprivileged & distressed should also get opportunities to have their place in the society.

Southern Rajasthan is a tribal-dominated state. Isolated from the mainstream of society, the traditional tribal life is fastened to old rural traditions. Poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, etc. are the main problems of tribal society, and women are more affected because of their Illiteracy, ignorance, superstition. They have to struggle for the protection and their (rural tribal women's) existence. To provide an independent identity to the rural women it is required that each member of society play his/her role to help them.

UGC - Centre for Women's Studies, Udaipur is actively engaged in pursuing the agenda of women welfare and well-being centre is playing a crucial role in this process through networking, conferencing and programmes to build self-image and capacity as well as to streamline gender-eye.

Prof. Digvijay Bhatnagar