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.

• 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
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





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) 


Students as enactors  , Faculty for script writing