Women’s studies is an emerging and exclusive academic discipline. Women’s studies is based on social work and social justice. In the curriculum of women subject emphasis is given to equality and empowerment. It’s all about human rights and social development with a positive approach. Gender, sexuality, ethnicity, history related to women, women contributions to society, race and cultural diversity these are the topics which are covered in Women’s Studies courses in the universities. University Grant Commission (UGC) and the India Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) are promoting women’s studies subject through various ways in India.
There was a time when women were considered inferior to men and their space was limited to kitchen for household works only. Due to the lack of education they were isolated from the main stream of development in the nation. Now the scenario is changed. Everybody wants to educate his or her girl in every part of the country even in the villages also. Women can be found in most of the industries, in sports, in national and international business, in national and international politics and even in army also. It is the need of the time that this subject should be added to each and every university as soon as possible.
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