Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that examines gender as a social and cultural construct with respect to identity and representation.  It encompasses various disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, literature, and political science, among others.  It aims to challenge and question traditional notions of gender, while also seeking to understand and address issues such as gender inequality, gender-based violence, gender identity, and gender discrimination. Gender studies seeks to not only advance knowledge but also to promote social justice and equality by challenging gender norms, advocating for gender equality, and addressing discriminatory practices and oppression that individuals may face based on their gender identities.

Courses offered

  • Women’s Writing 
  • Indian Feminist Thought
  • Caste, Gender and Sexuality
  • Introduction to gender studies

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Research Guidance PhD

Research Guidance MPhil

  • Shahina Rasheed – Dismantling the female psyche: A Study of Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises
  • Pooja Rajendran – Gender Play in Elfriede Jelinck’s The Piano Teacher and Lust
  • Litty Joseph – Vaslav Nijinsky: The Making of a Queer Icon