Welcome

UGC funded Women’s Studies Centre (WSC) at Periyar University was instituted in the month of September 2011. The Centre is aimed to promote and strengthen Women Studies through Teaching, Research and Extension activities which will be breaking up knowledge on social and scientific theories as well as integrate multidisciplinary collaboration. It is a stand alone centre collaborating with different colleges, universities, public and private sectors.

Vision

WSC has a vision of inculcating Periyar’s principles in support of women and educating them against practices such as early marriage, female infanticide, domestic violence , sexual abuse, unequal rights to women and train them for healthy life style.

Mission

The Women’s Studies Centre of Periyar University will elicit representation “For the women, By the women and of the women”.

Supportive Courses

The Supportive courses offered by the WSC on interdisciplinary mode in association with the University Departments are

  1. Women and Entrepreneurship Practical    Download Syllabus
  2. Women and Life Management Practical    Download Syllabus
  3. Gender Sensitization Practical                   Download Syllabus

Training Programme

  1. Adobe Photoshop [Download Syllabus]
  2. Statistics using Software Packages [Download Syllabus]
  3. Soft Skills [Download Syllabus]

Research

The major thrust areas of research by the centre are

  • Early child marriage
  • Female infanticide
  • Reproductive and child health
  • Nutrition and well being
  • Software development
  • Women Entrepreneurship Practical
  • Women and Life Management Practical

Completed Project

  • Nutritional Status of Early Married School Adolescent Girls in Salem District
  • A Study on Mental and Physical Well being of Women Prisoners in Central Jail of Salem

Field Action

  • Legal Awareness Camp in association with District Legal Service Authorities, Salem and NSS of Periyar University on “Anti – Ragging, Women Empowerment & National Youth Policy” on 31.08.2018 for NSS Volunteers of University Departments.
  • Data had collected from Junction, New Bus stand, State Bank Colony, 5 Roads, Narasothipatti and 4 Roads in Salem for KUPPAIKARAN project under Green Connect – Resource Management Solution.
  • Dr.S.Dhanalakshmi, Resaerch Associate and Dr.T.Kowsalya, Research Assistant prepared a Documentary on “Women and Life Management at Rural India” with special references at karuppur, vellalapatty, muthunaikanpatty, sevapet, narasothipatty, paalmarket, sangeethapatty, kullakoundanur, omalur, settipatty and meiyannur in Salem District from 16.12.2020 to 31.01.2021
  • Mrs.K.Vanitha, Professional Assistant and Ms. S.Kavitha,Data Entry Operator of Women’s Studies Centre has done Date Collection for National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Rai, Hydrabad from 06.05.2019 to 09.05.2019.
  • One day awareness session entitled with “Food Habit Management Practices” for Primary & High school students at Muthunayakanpatti, Salem on 19.08.2019 and 21.08.2019.
  • Legal Aid Club

    Legal Aid Club is constituted to guide and disseminate information on rights & laws for women. The Advocates nominated by District Legal Services Authority, Salem. The total number of beneficiaries so far with this club sums to 1020 students.

    Anti sexual Harassment Cell

    No. of Cases filed No. of Cases Solved No. of Cases Pending
    5 5 Nil

    Outreach

    • The two days national level webinar on Mental Health and Quality Life of Married Working Women in India was organized by Women’s Studies Centre of Periyar University funded by National Commission for Women, New Delhi from 3rd and 4th November 2020.
    • A one day Workshop on Gender Sensitization was organized on 28.1.2020 at Old Science Block Seminar Hall for all the Women Cell Members of Affiliated Colleges / Constituent Colleges / PG Extension Centre on 28.1.2020.
    • A one day ‘Legal Awareness Camp’ in association with District Legal Service Authorities, Salem on Sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, Workplace gender discrimination law and Cybercrime Act on 06.03.2019
    • Legal Awareness Camp in association with District Legal Service Authorities, Salem and NSS of Periyar University on “Anti – Ragging, Women Empowerment & National Youth Policy” on 31.08.2018 for NSS Volunteers of University Departments.
    • Workshop on “Financial Education Programme” in Association with SEBI(Securities and Exchange Board of India) organized by Women’s Studies Centre on 09.10.2017

Clustering and Mentoring Programme

  • Dr.T.Kowsalya,Research Assistant, participated on the “National Conference on Challenges and sustainable approaches towards food and nutrition security – A global perspective” organized by Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore on 7th and 8th December, 2018.
  • Second Nationwide Competition to Create Awareness about the “Legal Rights of Women” on 28.12.2018 sponsored by National Commission for Women, New Delhi. Offline competition for Under Graduate and Post Graduate students of University Departments, PG Extension Centre and the affiliated colleges under Periyar University jurisdiction.
  • Organised a motivational session to supportive students for their enlightment on “GENDER Vs ENTREPRENEURSHIP” concepts. A young entrepreneur Mrs. Sruthi Priya Kannan, Head, Smart@Young, Five Roads, Salem delivered her motivational speech on 29.08.2019.
  • Organised a one day Medical Awareness Programme entitled with “Women Healthcare Management” in association with Manipal Hospital Salem on 25.09.2019. Teaching and Non- Teaching staff members of Periyar University were effectively participated and utilized the programme. In this context Dr.M.Subhasini Asok., MBBS., MD – Obstetrics & Gynaecology delivered her special adders.
  • Effectively organised a one day Medical Camp in association with Manipal Hospital, Salem on “General Medical Camp” at 10.10.2019 from 11.00 AM to 2.00 PM for University Teaching, Non-teaching staff members and Students.
  • Organized an awareness camp on Sanitation and Hygiene for female students of university departments on 20.02.2020 from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm at Periyar Auditorium, Periyar University, Salem. Staff Nurses Mrs. Mythili, and Mrs. Sasirrekha from Primary Health Centre of Karuppur provide their awareness speech to University Department students.
  • Submission of Annual Return on Cases of sexual harassment for the period from 1st April -2019 to 31st March – 2020 as per the Perform. To principals of all affiliated colleges (101 Colleges) of Periyar University on 7.10.2020 through E-mail.
  • Dr.T.Kowsalya, Research Assistant, participated on the International Conference “Recent Challenges in food science & Technology and Health” organized by Department of Home science, Indian institute of Food Science and Technology, Aurangabad on 9th and 10th December 2020.
  •  Women’s Studies Centre of Periyar University conducted Essay writing competition on the topic of “My mental hurdle to gender equality in my life – (non-fiction style)” to university department students on 17.02.2021 to enhanced gender equity idea for the celebration of the International Women’s Day 2021.

Faculty Members

Teaching Faculty

1 Dr. A. Lalitha
Associate Professor
Co-ordinator
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem- 11
Mobile:9994700903
E.Mail: puwscco2018@gmail.com,lalitha2531@yahoo.co.in
1 Dr.S.Parameshwari
Associate Professor
Deputy Co-ordinator
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem- 11
Mobile:9965954456
E.Mail: sparameshwari2009@gmail.com
1 Dr.S.Dhanalakshmi
Research Associate
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 9791457452
E.Mail: dhanalakshmit2000@gmail.com

Non-Teaching Faculty

Description: 1

Mrs.T.Kowsalya,
Research Assistant
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 9942311322
E.Mail: kowsirajkr@gmail.com

Description: 1

Mrs.K.Vanitha 
Professional Assistant
Women’s Studies Centre 
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 9791263508
E.Mail: kvanithamca@gmail.com

Description: 1

Ms.S.Kavitha
Data Entry Operator
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile: 8508511024
E.mail: kavithakavi3194@gmail.com

Description: 1

Mrs.G.Sathya
Attendant
Women’s Studies Centre
Periyar University
Salem-11
Mobile:  9965289572
E.mail: sathyachandran1212@gmail.com

Committees in WSC

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. R. Jagannathan
Vice Chancellor,
Periyar University, Salem – 11

Standing Committee

Dr. A.Lalitha
Member Secretary
Coordinator
Women’s Studies Centre
Associate Professor and Head
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Periyar University Salem 11

Board of Studies

Dr. A.Lalitha
Chair Person
Director i/c
Women’s Studies Centre
Professor and Head
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Periyar University Salem 11

Legal Aid Club

Advocates are nominated by District Legal Services Authority, Salem and effective from 09-10-2012
Dr. A.Lalitha
Coordinator,
Women’s Studies Centre
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Periyar University Salem – 11.

Internal Compliance Committee-ICC (Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell)

Dr. T. Poongodi Vijayakumar
Presiding officer
Professor and Head
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
Periyar University Salem 11

FACILITIES

The Cordinator

Women’s Studies Centre

Periyar University

Salem- 11

Phone: 0427-2345766 Ext -332

E.Mail: puwscdirector@gmail.com, puwscco2018@gmail.com, puwsc@periyaruniversity.ac.in

STUDENT’S PROFILE

Women and life Management Practical

S. No.

Year

Semester

Department

No. of. Students

1 July 2016 Odd Textile and Apperial Design 13
2 July 2016 Odd Chemistry 14
3 July 2016 Odd Master of Library and Information Science 7
4 July 2016 Odd Physics 13
5 July 2016 Odd Sociology 1
6 July 2016 Odd Psychology 7
7 December 2016 Even Bio-Technology 9
8 December 2016 Even Chemistry 3
9 December 2016 Even Micro Biology 3
10 December 2016 Even Physics 31
11 December 2016 Even Food Science & Nutrition 4
12 July 2017 Odd Food Science & Nutrition 8
13 July 2017 Odd Psychology 7
14 July 2017 Odd MBA 2

Women and Entrepreneurship Practical

S. No. Year Semester Department No. of. Students
1 July 2018 Odd Food Science & Nutrition 06
2 July 2018 Odd Physics 04
3 July 2018 Odd MBA 17
4 July 2018 Odd Energy Studies 04
5 July 2018 Odd Library and Information Science 09
6 December 2019 Even Food Science & Nutrition 06
7 December 2019 Even Commerce 11
8 July 2019 Odd Library and Information Science 05
9 July 2019 Odd Textiles and apparelDesign 13
10 July 2019 Odd MBA 01
11 December 2020 Even Food Science & Nutrition 02
12 December 2020 Even Textiles and apparel Design 08

Gender Sensitization Practical

S.No. Year Semester Department No. of. Students
1 July 2019 Odd

Food Science & Nutrition

15
2 July 2019 Odd

Psychology

05
3 July 2019 Odd

Mathematics

07
4 July 2019 Odd

Environmental

02
5 December 2020 Even

Mathematics

23
6 December 2020 Even

Statistics

06
7 March 2021 Even

Textile and Apparel Design

24
8 March 2021 Even

Food  Science and Nutrition

09

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