Women Development Cell
As per the guidelines of the Vice-Chancellor of University of Mumbai, the College has introduced a Women’s Development Cell in the academic year 2011-12. The Women’s Development Cell (WDC) is a statutory body for the prevention/action against sexual harassment of women. It looks into the grievances/complaints of teaching, non teaching staff and students, especially in cases of gender discrimination.

Objectives
• To create awareness of sexual harassment through guest lectures
• To ensure protection of girls/women from sexual harassment studying/working in the premises
• To redress the cases of sexual harassment if any
• To enforce disciplinary framework for students
• To organize workshops, seminars and talks to convey the message of Gender Equality (Gender Sensitization Workshops)
• To organize the gender awareness through posters/slogans/essay competition/screening of films/street plays
• To organize the programs with other associations of the college such as Students council, Cultural Association, etc.

The table below indicates the women development cell activities conducted in the past:

Year Activity Target Group Resource person
2014-15      
Encouraging and inspiring  students to start family business   students Mr. Merchant from AIFBM, Mumbai
1.       Videos, Quiz on Women achievers

2.      Posters of Women who have made a difference in Girls Common Room 

  students Celebration of international Woman’s day 
Title of Lecture:-

“A Brief Overview On Women’s Health: A Need For Today”

( Adolescent → Menopause)

  students Dr. Aparna Padgaonkar

( inauguration of Cell)

2013-14 Guest lecture on Sexual Harassment Encountered by Women at Work Place’

Objective : Strategies of Self defence

B A students Ms. Kavita Nair Bhatia & Ms. Shabana from Chetna Foundations
Development of a module for  Gender Sensitization Program  for Vernacular Medium School Students of a particular school

Objective : Gender Sensitization  among Vernacular Medium School Students

BSc Students Ms Usha Sharma
Paper Presentation ‘An Ethnographic Study of Devadasi in North Karnataka’.

Objective : Awareness of Women Exploitation

 students Ms. Divya Kodoth, doctoral student of TISS
Guest lecture on  legal provisions under Indian Law

Objective: Women Empowerment

students Ms Charu Bharti from Tilak Nagar Police Station
Cultural program including dance, drama and Speech for Women Achievers

Objective: Gender Equality & Awareness of Women achievers

students                  

 

 

                      

Paper Presentation ‘Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services   in Maharashtra: Right- Based Approach to Public Health’

 

Objective : Sensitize towards Women health issues 

 students Mr. Pandurang Sontakke, a doctoral scholar from TISS
     
      Ms. Kavita Nair Bhatia & Ms Shabana from Chetna foundations
Poster making on theme Save the girl child

Objective : Gender  Sensitisation

students Faculty members as Judges
Cultural program based on Womens Day & Felicitation of Women Achievers

 

Objective :Setting Role models to follow,Women Empowerment

 students ,Faculty
2011-12 Street Plays on the theme of Women Exploitation

 

Objective : Women Empowerment

Women in Slums near Ghatkopar & Chembur  Students as enactors
Presenting a skit at University under the theme Save the girl child

 

Objective : Women Empowerment

( Audience)

Society

Students as enactors  , Faculty for script writing