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Master of Arts in Women’s Studies

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Located in the SNDT Women's University, the Research Centre for Women's Studies is the oldest and largest Women's Studies centre in the Indian university system. RCWS was founded in 1974, a year before the International Women's Year. It is now recognized by the UGC as one of the leading Women's Studies Centres in the country, and its entrusted with the task of providing guidance and direction to Women's Studies programmes all over India.  

In accordance with this directive, the RCWS launched the Postgraduate Certificate Course in Women's Studies in 1997. We have had students from varied backgrounds : teachers, lawyers, activists, housewives and students, whose active participation has contributed significantly to the success of the course. In the year 2011, RCWS started its Ph.D programme. In the academic year starting 2012-13, the RCWS is happy to announce the M.A. course in Women's Studies.  

M.A. in Women's Studies

Objectives of the M.A. Course 

The course aims to develop critical consciousness of the intersections between ideas and material realities. Apart from providing a broad liberal arts education, this course invites each student to explore and question the prevailing socio-eco-political realities. The course will develop in students those skills required to work in development agencies, NGO sector, academia and media.  

Eligibility Criteria

Since Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary subject, the course is open to graduates in any discipline of a recognized university.  

Duration of the Course : 2 years (Four semesters)

Total Number of Papers : 18 (80 Credits)

Core Modules :

Special Features

The courses of fered have both theoretical and practical components.

The courses are modular, credit based and inter-disciplinary in nature.

The degree is awarded on submitting a mandatory dissertation and a report of the one-month Internship programme in the 4th Semester.

Class Schedule :Time allotted for each paper: 120 hours

Requirements of the Students :Minimum attendance: 75 per cent active class participation

Evaluation : Internal assessment of 50 marks will be based on book reviews, seminar presentations and projects.

External assessment will be based on written examination of 50 marks in each module.

Fee Structure : M.A. Part I

 

Sr. No
Particulars 
Amount
Rs.
 P.
1
Admission Fee  230  
2
Tuition Fee 1000  
3
Enrollment Fees  265  
4
Development and Maintenance Fee  250  
5
 Library Fee  1000  
6
 Gymkhana Fee 500  
7
Eligibility Fee  265  
8
Identity Card Fee  35  
9
Diary Fee  50  
10
Examination Fee  1600  
11
Library Deposit  1500  
12
e-Suvidha  50  
13
Medical Check- up Fee  35  
14
Students Welfare Fee  75  
15
Computer Training Fees  300  
16
Disaster Management Fee  10  
17
Ashwmedh/ Avishkar 30  
18
Sports Fee  100  
19
 Field work Fee  500  
20
 Miscellaneous  150  
21
Caution Money Deposit 100  
Total
8045
 

 

1. The relaxation in fees for SC/ST candidates will be given as per the government and SNDT University rules.

2. This fee structure is as per the Management Council Circular No. Mgt.C./2012/2013/134 dated 25 May, 2012.

 

Fee Structure : M.A. Part II

 

Sr. No. 
Particulars 
Amount
    Rs.  P.
1 Admission Fee  230  
2 Tuition Fee  1000  
3 Internship Fees  500  
4 Development and Maintenance Fee  250  
5 Library Fee  1000  
6 Gymkhana Fee  500  
7 Identity Card Fee  35  
8 Diary Fee  50  
9 Examination Fee  1600  
10 e-Suvidha  50  
11 Medical Check- up Fee  35  
12 Students Welfare Fee 75  
13 Computer Training Fees  300  
14 Disaster Management Fee 10  
15 Ashwmedh/ Avishkar  30  
16 Sports Fee  100  
17 Field work Fee 500  
18 Miscellaneous 150  
19 Passing Certificate 150  
20 Convocation Fees  375  
 
Total 
6940
 

Enquiries : For further information / application forms, write to the :

RESEARCH CENTRE FOR WOMEN'S STUDIES

SNDT Women's University

Sir Vithaldas Vidhyavihar, Juhu Road,

Juhu, Mumbai – 400 049.

Tel: 022-26610751,

Fax: 022-26604001

E-mail: office@rcws.sndt.ac.in / rcws@sndt.ac.in

Website: www.rcwssndt.org