JMI to organize National webinar on “Women and Nation Building: Issues and Challenges”

New Delhi: To commemorate the International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2021, the Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension (DACEE), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), is organizing a National webinar on “Women and Nation Building: Issues and Challenges”. The Webinar is
scheduled between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The DACEE is one of the departments under Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS) of the prestigious Jamia Millia Islamia which is headed by the first woman Vice-Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar, also the first woman Vice-Chancellor of any central university in Delhi.
Prof. Najma Akhtar will grace the Webinar as Chief Guest.
The Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Ravinder Kumar is the patron of the webinar.
Seven eminent speakers from different fields will be sharing their seminal work and experiences on how women have contributed and are contributing to various aspects of nation building. They will also focus on how women are combating the challenges confronted by them from time to time in the process of nation building.
Prof. Vandana Chakrabarti, Ex-PVC & Director, Lifelong Learning and Extension, SNDT Women’s University, will be sharing her extensive experiences on Women Literacy and
their role in National Development.
Dr. Shakila T. Shamsu Formerly OSD, NEP 2020, MoE, GoI, will deliberate on Gender in Education Policy.
Prof. Kirti Jain Former Director, National School of Drama, will focus on Women in Theater and Nation Building.
Dr. Amita Mahajan, Senior Consultant, Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals will highlight on Women in Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs.
Dr. Nisha Mendiratta, Advisor and Scientist-G & Associate Head, SPLICE, DST, GoI, will elaborate on Women in Science, Technology and Innovation.
Prof. Shohini Ghosh Officiating Director, AJK MCRC, JMI, will focus on Women in Media and Films and Prof. Sabiha Anjum Zaidi Director, Premchand Archives and Literary Centre, JMI will deliberate on the topic, Let her speak for Herself: Women’s Voice through their Writings.
Dr. Shikha Kapur, Head DACEE, JMI is the Convenor and Moderator of the Webinar.