The commendable performance of Women’s Study Cell of the college in fostering gender awareness and empowering underprivileged women through running for them a vocational training course ‘Sucharu’, which got considerable media coverage and accolades from different corners this year received international recognition as well since the Cell received a grant of 4400$ from the United Board For Christian Higher Education in Asia. To utilise this grant, the women’s study cell undertook to organize a project titled ‘Women,Violence and Rights’. This one year project comprises two workshops and one seminar. The workshop was on self defense technique, organized in collaboration with Seventh Chakra, a notable organization having expertise in this field. The self-defenceprogramme was a response to the urgent need for martial art training of young women. This self-defence session was an attempt to bolster the self confidence and mental preparedness of the students in tackling any undesirable advances made by miscreants. Another workshop on Trafficking of Women and Children was attended by members of notable NGOs working in the field who shared their experiences with students and sensitized them about this critical issue.
A seminar on ‘Women, Violence and Rights’, organized by the Cell was well attended amd much appreciated.


From Left to Right: Dr. Ajanta Paul, Principal,Women’s Christian College; Dr. Kalyan Kumar Mandi,President, Governing Body, Women’s Christian College; Dr. RatnaPande, Secretary, Governing Body, Women’s Christian College; Dr. SreelekhaKarmakar, Member, Governing Body, Women’s Christian College; Prof. Geraldine Forbes, Emeritus Professor, State University of New York, Syracuse University, U.S.A.; Smt. Revathi Banerjee


Professor Geraldine Forbes giving the Keynote Address