Centre for women Studies (CWS), Bodoland University (BU) established in the year 2013. It supports on all round development of women specially control over resources. The main concern of CWS,BU is to build a centre of information and knowledge of women of Bodoland Territorial Area Development Council (BTAD), Assam as well as North Eastern Region. Evolving a Gender Perspective in developing and regularly revising the Curriculum material, Research Studies, Field action, Documentation and Extension Activities, The CWS, BU seeks to uncover discrimination against women through the questioning of existing discipline wise concepts, tools and techniques that justify the denial of equity for women lifting them from the darkness of marginalization and invisibility.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
(a) To actively coordinate courses on gender and women in different departments and promote assimilation and dissemination of knowledge on gender issues.
(b) To provide a forum to debate issues on gender, diversity and equity and to work in coordination with women’s organizations and voluntary groups to advocate for better gender balance.
(C) To initiate Capacity Building Programmes and thus facilitate participation of women in higher education management.
(d) To impart gender sensitization and generate awareness on gender issues both through academic and extension programmes.
At present, the Centre operates with a Director and a Coordinator. It has an Advisory Board, Standing Committee and a Statutory Committee comprising of members from different fields and different academic disciplines. The tenure of members of these committees will be three years.
Director: Dr. Mridula Devi, PhD (Economics).
Coordinator: Dr. Zothanchhingi Khiangte, PhD(English)