Women's Studies Research Centre
The Women’s Studies Research Centre, Gauhati University is a UGC sponsored Research Centre under Gauhati University, established in 1989. This is a pioneering Research Centre in the North- Eastern Region devoted exclusively to women’s issues.
- to create awareness on women’s issues
- to assess women’s contribution to the social processes
- to find out women’s own perception of their lives, the broader social reality and their struggles and aspirations
to assess roots and structures of inequality in the society and their struggles and aspirations
The Centre has been recognised as the nodal Centre for the North East by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, (NAAC), Bangalore and also by the UGC for carrying out the UGC scheme for Capacity Building of Women Managers for Academic Leadership in Higher Education in the NE region.
Women’s Studies Cells in different Colleges operating under the clustering programme of WSRC is a major strength of the Centre. At present there are 39 such Cells, and more colleges have expressed their willingness to open such Cells.