About the Department
Bethune College is the first Women's College in the whole
of Asia that was established in 1879.Women's Studies was
introduced as a general subject in the Undergraduate curricula
of Bethune College in the academic session 2010. It was under
1+1+1 system. Over the years, the interest for the subject has
led to a large number of students opting for the subject. The
students studying Women's Studies general have shown academic
excellence both in their College evaluation and University
From the year 2018 students can pursue this subject as Generic Elective for any two semester within sem- 1 to 4 under the new CBCS system. We have average 35 students for each semester.
It includes holistic approach on gender studies like, emergence of this subject, feminist theory, feminist thoughts, patriarchy and its institutions, foeticide, infanticide, rape, dowry, child labour, child marrige, domestic violence, trafficking, women empowerment, indecent representation of women in media, existing laws and LGBTQ, self-help group, micro finance for empowering women etc. Under the new CBCS system new syllabus also focused on feminist research and project works for internal examinations. The method of teaching is series of lectures, assignments, some projects on gender issues and gender sensitization. Our students enjoy this subject a lot and they secure a good percentage in each semester which help them to raise their SGPA percentage more better.
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