Department of Women's Studies

About the Department

Started in 2013, the Department of Women's Studies is a new addition to the teaching and research fraternity of the University of Madras. In a sesquicentennial institution with an illustrious tradition, the Department of Women's Studies seeks to highlight the role and contribution of women in the Higher Education sector as well as society at large


The Mission of the department is to create a centre of excellence in teaching, research and extension work on women's studies as well as impart humanities based knowledge which can be converted to skills, based on social and global demands. While the focus is on women's contribution, the department aims to create awareness among men and women of the need to work hand in hand towards social progress


The Department of Women's Studies envisages, in consonance with the mission of the University of Madras, to promote educational programmes that will focus on the transformation of society through its women leaders, who are sensitive to societal needs, equipped with the best of education and whose horizons are ever expanding

The Department of Women's Studies will concretise this global vision by:

  • Developing a  curriculum which is multidisciplinary in focus and offering Postgraduate, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes on Women's Studies
  • Undertaking interdisciplinary research on Women's Studies
  • Collaborating with academic institutions in India and abroad in order to promote cross-cultural research on Women's Studies
  • Networking with different organisations and conducting skill development programmes for women to enhance employability\
  • Conducting capacity building, awareness raising and other need based programmes for women across different strata of society


Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr.V.Bharathi Harishankar Professor & Head Dr.V.Bharathi Harishankar

Courses offered by the Department

Courses Offered

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

P.G Degree
M.A in Women's Studies Download
M.Phil Degree
Women's Studies Download

Fees Structure

Fee Structure will be available soon


Timetable will be available soon

Research Scholars

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No M.Phil Scholars
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Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil