Inaguration

Women's Studies Centre, Cochin university of Science and Technology was formally inaugurated on 18th August 2010 by the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Dr.Ramachandran Thekkedath.

Activities

(A) Seminars/Workshops/ Conferences

  • Organized  Three Days Refresher Workshop on ‘Building Conducive Environment for Academic Leadership of Women Faculty ’on 27th, 28th and 29th March, 2017
  • Organised an Essay Competition on ‘Women’s Freedom is Properly Understood Yes or No’?  on 08-03-2017 in connection with the Women’s Day, 2017.
  • Organised Two days  State Level Seminar on ‘Extent and Intensity of Crime and Violence against Women and Children in Kerala’ on 27th & 28th February, 2017
  • Organised Two day National Seminar on ‘Prevalence of Modern Slavery among Marginalised Women and Children in India: Causes and Consequences’ on 15th & 16th December, 2016
  • Organised a Special talk on ‘Entrepreneurship Development: Ways and Means’ on 26th September, 2016.
  • Organised Three Days’ Scholar–in-Residence Programme under the ERUDITE scheme of Kerala State Higher Education Council on 31st March, 1st& 2nd April, 2016.
  • Organised an Essay Competition on ‘Technology and Women Empowerment’ on 08-03-2016 in connection with the Women’s Day, 2016.
  • Organised One Day Workshop on ‘Rights of Women and Children in Indian Constitution’ in connection with the observing of ‘Constitution Day’ in commemoration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr.B.R Ambedkar- the Architect of Indian Constitution’ on 26th November, 2015
  • Organised Two Day International Seminar on ‘Information and Communication Technologies and Women in the Globalised Era’ in commemoration of 140th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel on 30th& 31st  October,2015
  • Organised YOGA Classes for Staff and Students ( Ladies only) of CUSAT from 10th August, 2015 onwards ( Yearly Three sessions entitled as Monsoon, Winter & Summer Sessions)
  • Organised a programme entitled ‘All India Civil Services Examination: A Gateway for Women in Decision Making Professions’ to congratulate IAS  (2015) Winner, Sarau K M
  • Organised Yoga Workshop  on  22nd June,2015 in connection with the International Yoga Day-21st June, 2015.
  • Organised Crash Training for UGC-NET aspirants for the 28th  June ,2015 NET examination ( from 1st to 21st June, 2015)
  • Organised One Day Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs in Kerala  on 28th  February,2015  and the workshop was entitled as ‘New Horizons for Prospective and Potential Women Entrepreneurs in Kerala’.
  • Organised Two Day National Seminar on ‘ Gender Equality 50-50 : Myth or Reality? Indian Experience’ on 16th& 17th  January, 2015
  • Organised a Special talk on ‘Perspectives of Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi on Women Empowerment’ on 11th December, 2014.
  • Two-Day National Seminar Sponsored by the Planning Commission of India on ‘ Crime and Violence by and against Women: Observations b from Kerala’ on 20th and 21st July, 2014 .
  • Organised One Day Workshop on ‘Early Adulthood : Challenges and Issues’  on 20th March, 2014.
  • Organised Two Day Service Entry Coaching for the women students, especially for the SC/ST and students belonging to the Minority Groups.
  • Organised classes on ‘Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS)’ for the women research scholars25th  March, 2013.
  • Organised classes on ‘Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS)’ for the women research scholars12th  March, 2013.
  • Organised a Special talk on ‘ Listen to the Voices of Women’ on 11th March, 2013.
  • Organised a Special talk on 8th March,2013 on the topic ‘ Democracy and Gender Inequality’.
  • Organised classes on ‘Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS)’ for the women research scholars on 16thFebruary, 2013
  • Organised Five Day Residential Workshop on ‘ Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education- Sensitivity-Awareness-Motivation (SAM)’ from 21st January,2013 to 25th January, 2013.
  • Organised One day Workshop on ‘Strengthening Women’s Leadership’ on 27th March, 2012.
  • One Day Seminar on ‘Gender Inequality in Political Representation and Participation’  was organized on 23rd March,2012.
  • One Day seminar on ‘Crime and Violence against Women  : Observations from Kerala’  was organized on 8th March, 2012.
  • One-day Workshop for Prospective Women Entrepreneurs : ‘Ignites the Entrepreneur in You…!!!!’ on 11th January,2012.
  • Organised a talk on the topic ‘ Good Food Habits for a Better Living’ on 6th January, 2012,delivered by Smt. Anu Zachariah.
  • Organised a talk  on the topic ‘ Gynaec Problems of the Day’, delivered by    Dr . Lizamma Jose, Senior Consultant  (Gynaecologist) , Ernakulam Medical Centre, Palarivattom on 9th December,2011 at 2 pm. 
  • Two-Day National Seminar Sponsored by the Planning Commission of India on ‘Technology for Women Empowerment : Issues and Challenges’ was organized  during 16-17 September,2011.
  • One day National Seminar on ‘ Role of Women in the Protection and Promotion of Environment’ was held on 8th March,2011 in connection with the ‘International Women’s Day’.
  • On 15th January, 2011 a One Day Workshop on ‘Women Entrepreneurs Development and Skill/Personality Development’ was held and experts delivered talks on  Marketing, Skill Development, Personality Development and financial issues.
  • In connection with the observation of ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ on 25th November, Women’s Studies Centre organized a talk on  ‘Harassment at Workplace’  on  6th December at 2.30 pm. at the Seminar Hall of the Department of Applied Economics. Prof. ( Dr.) Lakshmy Devi( Deptt. Economics, Calicut University) talked on the various issues of the harassment at workplace. 
  • As a part of observing the ‘ International Day of  Rural Women on 15th October,2010 , a talk is arranged at CUSAT. Dr. Vipin Kumar ( Senior Scientist CMFRI, Kochi) delivered a lecture on ‘Strengthening Economic Livelihood Opportunities for Poor Rural Women’ .
  • Organised  workshop on ‘ KRAV-MAGA’ –Self Defensive Mechanism.  Class was handled by Shri. RajanVargheese( KRAV-MAGA Trainer) on 7th October,2010 at 2pm .
  • Organised Special Talk on the topic ‘ Gender and Empowerment : Conceptual Clarity’, delivered by  Prof. (Dr.) Neena Joseph, Faculty, Institute for Management in Government, Kochi  on 28th September,2010 at 2pm.
  • Organised Two-Day National Seminar sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE) on ‘Internationalisation of Technical Education: The Case of India’ during 25-26 March, 2010
  • OrganisedTwo-Day National Seminar Sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research ( ICSSR), New Delhi on ‘ Female Employment in India : Issues and Challenges’  during October 20-21, 2009.

(B) Extension activities( Resource Person)

  1. 'Global Labour Market : Some current issues', Keynote Address on 16-12-2015 at the Department of Economics, St.Xavier's College, Vaikom, Kothavara P.O, Kottayam in connection with the Two Day National Seminar on ' Current Issues of the Labour Market in Kerala '
  2. 'Rural Development through Women Empowerment', invited talk on 15-12-2015 at the PG Department of Commerce, Government College, Tripunithura in connection with the Two Day National Seminar on 'Rural Development: Emerging Economic and Commercial Perspectives '
  3. ‘Women Empowerment through Web based Business’ Invited Talk on 19-09-2015 at Amritha School of Arts and Science, Bramhasthanam, Edapally North, Kochi-24 in connection with the Two Day National Seminar on Internet Economy held on 18th& 19th September, 2015
  4. ‘ Women and Society’, Invited Talk on 22nd August, 2015 at JanasevaSishuBhavan, Alwaye in connection with the Seven Days residential camp under the banner of ‘National Service Scheme of St. Xaviers  College, Alwaye’.
  5. ‘Women Empowerment in the Health Sector’, Invited Talk in connection with the International Women’s Day, 2015  at the Nursing School, Lakshmy Hospital organized by the Lakshmy Hospital, Ernakulam
  6. ‘Education and Women Empowerment’, Three Day National seminar on ‘Delving into Missing Women: A Multi Disciplinary Discourse on Emerging Gender Issues’, organized by the P G Department of Economics, Panampilly Memorial Govt. College, Chalakkudy during 9-11 December,2014
  7. ‘Dynamics of Environmental Degradation with Special reference to Water Pollution in Kerala’, Two Day National Seminar  organized by the P G Department of Economics, MES Asmabi College, P. Vemballur, Kodungallur in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Centre, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22 during 3-4 December, 2013
  8. ‘Role of Women in the Labour Market in Kerala: Issues and Challenges’ , Two Day National Seminar on ‘ Changing Nature of Labour Market and Employment Relations in Kerala: Issues and Challenges’ organized by the Department of Economics, St.Paul’s College, Kalamassery during 20-21 August,2013
  9. ‘Consultative Meeting on Safety of Women in Campuses and Programmes for Gender Sensitization’ , organized by the UGC and Kerala  State Higher Education Council  on 22nd  April, 2013
  10. ‘Gender Concerns in Higher Education’, Two Day National Seminar on ‘Impact of Globalization on Higher Education’ , organized by the P G Department of Economics, Christ College, Irinjalakkuda during 5-6 February, 2013
  11. ‘Women and Education in Kerala’ , Two Day National Seminar on ‘Scope for Higher Education in Kerala’ organized by the Department of Economics, MES Asmabi College, P. Vemballur, Kodungallur during 4-5 February, 2013
  12. ‘ Kerala’s Growth strategy: Opportunities and Challenges’ , Three Day National Seminar organized by Department of Economics, St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery during 12-14 December, 2012
  13. ‘Women in Higher Education’ , National Workshop on ‘Women’s Higher Education Institutions: Impacts, Influences and Challenges’ organized by Sacred Heart College , Chalakudy in collaboration with Women’s Studies Centre , Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22  during 8-9 March, 2012
  14. ‘Female Employment in Kerala: Emerging Issues’, Annual Lecture Series  organized by the Department of Economics, S H College, Chalakkudy on 29th  March, 2011
  15. ‘Women and Empowerment’ National Seminar on ‘ Participatory Planning Process and Regional Development- Kerala Experience’ organized by the Department of Economics, MES Asmabi College on 21st& 22ndOctober, 2011
  16. Technology Inputs for Women Workers in the Informal Sector in India : A Micro Level Observation’, XIII National Conference ‘ Resisting Marginalizations, Challenging Hegemonies : Re-visioning Gender Politics’ organized by Indian Association for Women’s Studies during January21-24, 2011 ( Paper Presenter)
  17. ‘Rural Development in India: Progress, Problems andProgrammeEffectiveness’National Seminar organized by the Department od Economics, Kariavattom Campus, University of Kerala during 2-3 December,2010
  18. ‘ Women Empowerment and Capacity Building’  Invited Talk  on  March 29, 2010 at the Women’s Studies Centre, Department of Economics, Osmania University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad ( Resource Person)
  19. ‘Global recession and its Impact on Female Employment’, International Conference on ‘ Global Recession and Its Impact’ organized by Fatima College ( Autonomous) Madurai on January 22,2010 ( Resource Person)
  20. ‘Women and Labour Market Changes in the Globalized Era : Kerala Experience’, National Seminar on ‘Female Employment in India : Issues and Challenges’(Sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi) organized by the Department of Applied Economics Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22 during October 20-21, 2009 ( Paper Presenter)
  21. ‘Will Feminization of Employment Lead to Greater Gender Equality ? Observations from Kerala’,  National Seminar on ‘Female Employment in India : Issues and Challenges’ (Sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi) organized by the Department of Applied Economics Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22 during October 20-21, 2009 ( Paper Presenter)
  22. ‘Women Workers in the Traditional Industries of Kerala – A Case Study of Coir Industry’, National Seminar on ‘Female Employment in India : Issues and Challenges’ (Sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi) organized by the Department of Applied Economics Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22 during October 20-21, 2009 ( Paper Presenter)
  23. ‘ Job Satisfaction of Women Employees in the Universities of Kerala – A Micro Level Study’, National Seminar on ‘Female Employment in India : Issues and Challenges’ (Sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi) organized by the Department of Applied Economics,Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22 during October 20-21, 2009 ( Paper Presenter)
  24. Women Empowerment in Kerala – Still Ahead’, National Seminar on Women Empowerment in India : Issues and Challenges’  ( UGC,ICSSR,WCD Sponsored) organized by the     Department of Economics, OU College for Women (Autonomous), Koti, Osmania University, Hyderabad during March 23-24, 2009 ( Paper Presenter)