Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies orientation program begins today


Aligarh: The newly admitted bachelors and masters students in the Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will be acquainted with the student life at the university, informed about the courses and faculty members and introduced to the basics of university study, including critical thinking and research skills and how and where to obtain student services and support on campus in the five-day long online Orientation, ‘Deeksharambh-2’ that began on today.

Welcoming the new students into the university in the inaugural function, Prof Nisar Ahmad Khan (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) said that earning a women’s studies degree can help students build strong analytical and advocacy skills as students will get to explore feminist theories, women’s history, and the intersections of gender and society.

Speaking on ‘Gender Sensitization and Women Empowerment’, Prof Ashish Saxena (Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad) stressed the need for modifications in behaviour by raising awareness about gender equality.

“Dr Shivangini Tandon will speak on ‘Maintaining Work-life Balance amidst Covid-19 Pandemic’ on February 17, Shariq Ahmad (Advocate, Supreme Court of India) will discuss ‘The Idea of Human Rights and the Constitution of India’ on February 18, Saad Hameed (Training and Placement Officer-General) will brief on placement opportunities on February 19 and Tulika Srivastav (Renowned lawyer and Executive Director, Women’s Fund Asia) is scheduled to speak on ‘Social Justice Work – Being the change we want to see’ on February 21”, said Prof Azra Musavi, Director, Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies.

Prof Azra will deliver the concluding remarks in the valedictory session on February 21.


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