Deeksharambh-2 of Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies concludes


Aligarh : The newly admitted bachelors and masters students of the Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) entered the hallowed halls of academia, learned about university resources and became familiar with various regulations and academic standards in the recently concluded, Deeksharambh-2, the five day online Orientation and Induction programme.

Welcoming the students, Prof Nisar Ahmad Khan (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) said that a women’s studies degree will help them build strong analytical and advocacy skills to explore feminist theories and women’s history.

In a guest lecture on ‘Gender Inequality and Women Empowerment’, Prof Ashish Saxena (Head, Department of Sociology, University of Allahabad) spoke on the need for modifications in behaviour by raising awareness about gender equality.

The Chief Guest of the Valedictory session, Tulika Shrivastava (Renowned human rights lawyer and Executive Director, Women’s Fund Asia) delineated ‘Social Justice Work-Being the Change We Want to See’, Dr Shivangini Tandon (Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies) conducted a session on ‘Maintaining Work-life Balance amidst Covid-19 Pandemic’, Shariq Ahmad, (Advocate, Supreme Court) delivered a talk on ‘Idea of Human Rights and the Constitution of India’ and Saad Hameed (Training and Placement Officer-General) discussed employment opportunities with a specialization in women’s studies.

Speaking on the purpose of Deeksharamb-2, Prof Azra Musavi (Director, Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies) said that this orientation program will help the new students to prepare for academic and social learning that compose their educational journey.

She was delivering the concluding remarks of the program.

The Program conveners, Dr Tauseef Fatima and Sheeraz Ahmed introduced students with the course features and approach.


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