Department of Women's Studies


M.A Gender Studies

Any graduate with a degree from a recognized university is eligible to apply for this Master's programme in Gender Studies. The programme involves participatory learning, interaction, outreach and field practicum, participation in seminars, workshops, conferences at the national and international levels, class room lecture supplemented with field work realities and theory building, group work and exchanges among students with an academic background of Administration, Advocacy, Anthropology, Arts, Science, Engineering, Counseling, Education, History, Humanities, International Studies, Management, Commerce, Law, Library Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Health, Public policy, Social work, Sociology, and Language. Admission is followed as per the University norms.

Students Performance and Achievements

I. UGC-NET Qualification

Ms. V. Kavitha, (2005-2007 Batch) July 2006
Ms. S.Ilavarasi (2006-2008 Batch) Dec 2007
Ms. E.Deepa (2006-2008 Batch) July 2008

Placement in National/ Regional / Local Organizations

Name of the Students Batch Institution Placed
R. Revathi 2005-2007 Initiative for Women in Development, Chennai
V.Bown 2005-2007 Udayam, NGO, Thuraiyur
A.Arul Selvi 2006-2008 Working Women’s Forum, Chennai
K.Hemavathi 2006-2008 Peoples Development Initiatives, Tiruchirappalli
T. Poongothai 2006-2008 Peoples Development Initiatives, Tiruchirappalli
A.Angalaeswari 2007-2009 Working Women’s Forum, Dindigul
S.Sathiya Priya 2007-2009 APAC Project, Dept. of Women’s Studies, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
M. Geetha 2008-2010 Women Mini Gym Centre, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
E.Deepa 2006-08 Availed ICSSR Fellowship and doing Ph.D at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
S.Ilavarasi 2006-08 Teaching at the Department of Women’s Studies Bharathidasan University as guest lecturer
S.Subbulakshmi 2009-10 Documentation Asst at Centre for Women’s Studies, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
M.Angalaeswari 2008-10 Asst, Women’s Hostel, Bharathidasan University

Other students continue their M.Phil or Ph.D programmes or got married, or not interested in taking up employment.

Internship with Stipend

Ms. G. Anadhavalli got Rs. 2000 per month from World Wide Fund for Nature in India Country office, New Delhi , Feb –April 2010
Ms. S. Sathiya Priya got Rs.2000 per month from Women Entrepreneurs Association of Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli, Feb – April 2009

Endowment in Women's Studies

Annai Veerammal Endownment Medal in Women’s Studies instituted for Rank Holders in M.A Women’s Studies Students.

M.Phil. in Gender Studies

The Department of Women’s Studies offers M.Phil course from 2009-10 onwards as per the University Guidelines. Eligibility for M.Phil admission is any P.G Degree from Science, Social Science, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Language and Literature, Management, Commerce, Education etc. There is a common paper on Teaching Skills which is done at Department of Education Technology.

Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship to M.Phil Scholars

Ms. S. Ilavarasi (2008-2009)
Ms. R. Chandra (2011-2012)

Certificate/ Diploma/PG. Diploma in Life Skills and Management
The work culture, the kind of work environment, the fast moving social activities, all essentially create stress to people. The conventional curriculum had inbuilt components on value and life skills education. But now the society is changing and the students from different class, caste, regional and gender find it difficult to cope up with the challenges of the current issues both in family and outside. In order cater to the needs and offer coping skills, the Life Skills and Management course is offered.


Candidates who have completed Higher Secondary are eligible to apply for the Certificate course. The Certificate, Diploma and P.G Diploma courses involve respectively three, six and one year durations. Students who are doing U.G and P.G courses in the University and Colleges are welcome to do this course for additional credits and concurrent programmes as per the University norms. The classes are conducted either in the weekend or during week days evening hours as per the convenience of the candidates. It has both theoretical and practical components.

Certificate/ Diploma/P.G Diploma in Micro, Small Industries Development

Entrepreneurship and Self Employment are increasingly chosen by the educated youth as alternative income earning avenues. In order to impart Entrepreneurial Skill Education while doing their studies, Micro, Small Industries Management course is offered at Certificate, Diploma and P.G Diploma levels on part time basis and for additional credits. Both theoretical and practical inputs are given to prepare the students for Entrepreneurship and self employment. The eligibility is the same as mentioned above for the Life Skills and Management course.

Ph.D Programme in Women’s Studies

Faculty members in the Department are recognized to guide Ph.D in Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Economics, and Management. The admission to Ph.D programme is followed as per the University Guidelines which is available on the website.

Fellowships/ Honours received by Research Scholars

1. Ms. N.A. Arivukkarasi, Ph.D. Scholar received fellowship at Madras Institute of Development Studies, an ICSSR Institute at Chennai

2. Ms. Bonita Cooper, Ph.D. Scholar, Received four-year fellowship programme in Norway University, Norway

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