About Us:


Women’s studies was born out of the women’s movement in India. As a body of theory, it emerged from the engagements of feminist scholars with pressing issues touching the lives of women. It was initially conceptualized as a branch of the social sciences and humanities. Women’s Studies Centres were envisaged as playing an interventionist role by initiating the gender perspective in many domains in the generation of knowledge, the field of policy and practice. They were designed to act as catalysts for promoting and strengthening Women’s Studies through teaching, research and field action projects:


Women’s Studies Centre is established in Kuvempu University on 1st April, 2016. This centre is accommodated in Pruthvi Bhavan Building, University Campus, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta.


Contact address of the Chair Person :

  Dr. G.Sarvamangala
Women’s Studies Centre
Kuvempu University
Jnana Sahyadri
Shankaraghatta - 577 451
  Advisory Committee of Women’s Studies Centre
01 Prof. Jogan Shankar, Hon'ble Vice - Chancellor Chairperson
02 Prof. R Indira, Renowned Sociologist and Former Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Mysore Member
03 Dr. Anita Ravishankar, Director, Centre, for Women’s studies, Mangalore University Member
04 Prof. A. Ramegowda, Dean (Student Welfare), Kuvempu University Member
05 Dr. M. K. Veena, Dept of English, Sahyadri Arts & Commerce College, Kuvempu University Member
06 Deputy Director, Dept. of Women and Child Development, Shimoga District, Shimoga Member
07 Smt Chaitrashree, President, Zilla Panchayat, Chickmagalore Member
08 Dr. G.Sarvamangala , Coordinator, Women’s Studies Centre, Kuvempu University Member Secretary



To bring about gender sensitization and a sense of equality both in academic and public domains by debating, discussing, documenting and outre-
ach programmes



  Developing and offering teaching programmes, initiating research studies and undertaking outreach activities aimed at developing a gender sensitive
healthy society by involving all the major stakeholders such as faculty, students, administration, people’s representatives, media and civil society.


  The Centre wishes to address three major objectives-Teaching, Research and Extension activities with a focus on bringing about positive attitudinal
changes about Women’s role in society and to eliminate discrimination.
  1.The teaching programmes of the centre aim at internalizing equality by developing a right perspective on gender.
  2.The research programmes strive to identify areas of discrimination against women cutting across race, caste, religion & region and to design and
   implement short-term, long-term measures to eliminate disparity.
  3.The Workshops and Seminars on Women’s issues aim at addressing the complexities in connection with gender; involve resource persons in inter-
   active sessions with stakeholders; Network and engage in a constant dialogue with Women’s Study Centres of other universities and organizations
   working actively on Women’s issues.
  Women's Studies Centre Organised Programmes
SI-NO Date Programme
01 28th April 2016 An interaction programme involving Directors of ODANADI SEVA SAMSTHE, an NGO at Mysore and other representatives of NGO’s all over the State regarding reservation for sexually exploited women and their children in higher education
02 8th September 2016 Formal Inauguration of the Women’s Studies Centre by Prof. R. Indira, renowned sociologist and activist. Felicitation to meritorious children of Kuvempu University employees was held during this function. Prof. Jogan Shankar, Vice-chancellor presided over the function.
03 14-09-2016 to 16-09-2016 An orientation programme for I year Post-graduate girl students in which Dr. Prakrithi gave a lecture on ``Health and Hygiene”. Facilities available for girl students at the University was briefed to the students by the Co-ordinator of Women’s Studies Centre. A frank interaction of the students with the resource person and the Co-ordinator regarding several issues faced by girls was the highlight of the programme.
04 - An innovative programme called ‘Gender Champions in Universities’ proposed by MHRD vide UGC letter D.O. No.91-2/2014(GS) dated 3rd August 2015 has been initiated at the Women’s Studies Centre during 2016-17
05 20-02-2017 and 21-02-2017 Two days Awarnes Programme on 20th and 21st Feb-2017 the Women Study Centre in collaboration with Sexual harassment Redressal Cell of our University organised a two days awareness programme on "Sexual Harassment against Women at work Place (Preservation ,Prohibition and Redressal Act 2013).The work shop was attended by teaching and non teaching staff and students of our university. Dr.Swanamala Sirsi ,from Mysore and Dr. Shanthi G. from Samruddi Foundation Mysore were invited as resource persons. They delivered special lectures on "The challenges faced by the women in the modern world and measures to be taken to strengthen themselves." They also interacted with staff and students and clarified the doubts and questions raised by them.
06 09-03-2017 On 09-03-2017 the Women study centre had organized 'International Women's Day'. Smt.K.S. Vimala a well known social activist and Vice President, All India Democratic Women's lecture and later on she also facilited by the Women Study Centre