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UGC workshop to begin at AU

THE ALLAHABAD University (AU) will organise an UGC-sponsored workshop on ?Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education? from November 20-25, 2006.

india Updated: Nov 19, 2006 23:15 IST

THE ALLAHABAD University (AU) will organise an UGC-sponsored workshop on ‘Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education’ from November 20-25, 2006.

Director, UGC Aca demic Staff College and the co-ordinator of the workshop, Prof Pratima Gaur said that though during the last few decades, the number of women faculty members in higher education has increased rapidly all over the world, very few women have actually reached managerial and leadership positions.

Prof Gaur said that a common explanation for the small number of women at these levels of higher education is that there are not sufficient numbers of women in the system to occupy these positions.

Prof Gaur said the University Grants Commission took cognisance of this issue and in association with the Higher Education Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, prepared a set of modules. Subsequently, a National Consultative Committee was constituted by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) to initiate training programme for capacity building of women in Higher Education.

The former Vice-Chancellor of Kanpur University will inaugurate the workshop; Prof Hemlata Swaroop who will also be the chief guest while Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad, Prof RG Harshe will preside over the function. There will be 15 technical sessions during the six days of the workshop, which will be conducted by Core Resource Persons.

There will be an interactive session each day between the participants and eminent educationists including Prof Hemlata Swaroop, Accountant General, Allahabad, Dr Smita Chaudhary, Former Dean, faculty of Commerce, University of Allahabad, Prof Alka Agarwal, Prof Jaya Indiresan and Prof Rajput.