Centre for Women’s Studies

The Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University, is one of the U.G.C. approved Women’s Studies Centres in the country. It is the second such Centre in the North East region. It was established as a Centre (Project) in 1998 with a UGC grant under the IX Plan and received UGC approval in November 2004. From the beginning the Centre has been engaged in research, training, documentation and dissemination and extension work on issues relating to women and women’s empowerment both among the academic community and also in the wider society. In the session 2005-06 the Centre has also started teaching activities by offering a one-year part time Post-graduate Certificate Course on Women’s Studies (PGCCWS). This is the first course of this kind in the region. The centre has also introduced Ph.D. Programme on Women’s Studies from the Academic Session of 2009-2010. The Centre is housed in its own premises in the Research Complex, Dibrugarh University At present the staff at the Centre comprises of the Director i/c, 1 Lecturer , 1 J.R.F., and three supporting staff. The Centre has a well stocked library with over 1202 books and documents and an archive of newspaper cuttings on various women’s issues. The library caters to the students, researchers and teachers of Dibrugarh University and also provide membership to the teachers and researchers of affiliated colleges. The Centre has also helped in the formation of and maintains links with Women’s Studies and Development Cells (WSDC) in the colleges affiliated to Dibrugarh University.


Assistant Professors

Research Associate

Research Assistant

Postgraduate Course

  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Womens Studies (PGCCWS)
  • Pre-Ph.D Course Work on Womens Studies

Research Projects

  1. Status of Working Women of Dibrugarh University.
  2. Effectiveness of Government and NGO’s initiatives of Women Self Help Groups (SHG) and other Rural Women’s Organizations in popularizing Agricultural and Allied Activities: A Case Study of Barbaruah and Lahowal 13Blocks of Dibrugarh District.
  3. Displacement and its impact on Women: A case Study of Dibrugarh District.
  4. Conditions of the Institutional and Private Girls’ Hostels: A Comparative Study of Dibrugarh University, Colleges, Assam Medical College and Three Private hostels.
  5. The Educational Status of the Women of the Tea Garden Area: A Case Study of Barbaruah, Panitola and Lahoal Block of Dibrugarh District.
  6. The functioning of Women’s Studies Cells under the Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University.
  7. Socio Economic Survey of the Islam women of the nearby Laluka Village.
  8. Data Bank on Profile of Female Teachers of Dibrugarh University.
  9. Assamese translation of Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
  10. Socio-economic status of Sonowal Kachari’s Women of Dibrugarh.
  11. Science Education of Girls Students: A Comparative study among the Rural and Urban Secondary Schools Students of Dibrugarh District with special reference to attitudinal and Educational Constraints.
  12. Documenting the UNICEF projects on Global Sanitation Hand Wash Programme sponsored by UNICEF, Guwahati, Assam.
  13. Gender and Migration: Negotiating Rights: Women’s Movement Perspective. A Project from Centre for Women’s Development Studies, New Delhi.
  14. Impact of Displacement on Women : With Special Reference to Natural and Development Induced Displacement : A Study of Dibrugarh District of Assam, sponsored by National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi, India.

8th December, 2015

The Centre for Women’s Studies organized a lecture on ‘Women and Law: Issues and Challenges’ on 8th December, 2015. The lecture was delivered by Deepom Baruah, Ast. Professor, Centre for Juridical Studies and Mehnaz Akhtar Ahmed, Assistant. Professor, Centre for Juridical Studies.

Lecture by Asst. Prof. Deepom Baruah

9th December, 2015

The Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University organized a lecture and an interactive session with Dr. Anima Guha and Sudakshina Sarma on 9th December, 2015. The session was opened by Prof. Karabi Deka Hazarika, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She introduced the guests for the day Sudakshina Sarma and Dr, Anima Guha. She addressed Sudakshina Sarma as a personality with a history of musical legendry. Sudakshina Sarma, with the musical power she is endowed with, took Jyoti Sangeet to a national level recognition. She earned the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy award along with her husband Dilip Sarma. The Dean, further, introduced Dr. Anima Guha as an influential scholar and writer whose writings on women issues have induced us to think and rethink the ‘status’ of women in our society. Dr. Anima Guha started the discussion on ‘Narir Bibhinna Somosyar Eti Alochona Aaru taar protikaaror Sondhanot’. The programme was followed by a skit ‘The Process of Making’ prepared by the students of Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University. Sudakshina Sarma, a noted singer of Assam, along with Hrishiraj Sarma, mesmerized the audience with their soulful melodies.

1.Dr. Anima guha

10th December, 2015, Participation of Centre for Women’s Studies, DU in an Outreach Programme

On the occasion of 181 birth Anniversary of Pandit Hemchandra Baruah, Ilora Vigyan Moncho in association with other organizations organized the Day against Superstitions and evil -practices at DHSK College on 10th December, 2015. The programme started with a march from Chowkidingi field that ended at DHSK College. The students and faculty members of the Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University had actively participated throughout the whole programme. At the foremost, they took part in the procession holding placards on ‘Stop Dowry’, ‘Stop Rape’, ‘Stop Witch- Hunting’ etc. The theme of the procession was to protest against superstitions and ill-practices, particularly, those around women with a special focus on witch hunting. The rally voiced a demand for a law against ‘the crime’ of witch hunting. Dr. Birubala Rabha along with her team participated actively. The main concern of the procession was to generate awareness among people against the superstitions that led to violence against women such as witch hunting, domestic violence, dowry, rape, child abuse.

5.faculties and students taking part in the procession against superstition and evil practices against women



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