Recognizing the societal need for better gender awareness and practices in Northeast India, to work with the younger generation to become leaders and influencers in gender issues
The Centre for GENDER supports the University’s gender sensitive policies and embraces gender diversity through education and training, skill development, community and media engagement, research and policy advocacy. The Centre envisages to sensitize the youth to become gender champions and influencers in society. The Centre aims to emerge as a leader in the state and region for gender equity.
The Centre for GENDER has been conducting Gender, Reproductive Health and Life Skills Education Workshop for students in the university and in the community since 2008. The course was selected as a finalist of the 7th eNabling North East Awards 2020 in the category of Gender Equality & Social Inclusion. The Centre for GENDER offers a minor in Gender studies, reproductive health, sexuality and life skills education (12 credits) for undergraduate students from the autumn semester of 2020-21.
The Centre for GENDER also organizes the following academic activities:
- Foundation Course on Gender Studies, Reproductive Health and Life Skills Education for undergraduate students
- Module on Gender, Sexuality and Society in North east India for all post-graduate students
- Selection, appointment and advisory function for the UGC mandated Gender Champions
- The centre also co-facilitate the interdisciplinary SDG theme subject Equality and Equity I for undergraduate students.