Kurukshetra University's vice-chancellor DDS Sandhu inaugurated a 6-day workshop organised by the Women's Studies Research Centre, Kurukshetra University, and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu, on 'Capacity building of women managers in higher education' here on Monday.
Addressing the gathering, he said women empowerment should be enforced through education and effort to establish gender equality must be started from the school level.
He added, “The workshop will address the blatant discrimination that women are facing at each level. This workshop is exclusively for SC/ST women faculty members from the northern states.”
Nearly 35 participants from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are attending the workshop.
Welcoming the guests and participants, director of Women's Studies Research Centre Reicha Tanwar spoke about the objectives of the workshop. She said although women constitute almost half of the population, but there had been inequity as seen in their representation at the higher levels. Trained women could well contribute to a qualitative development of the system of higher education and ensure gender equity.
Former director of Centre for Women's Studies, University of Delhi, Susheela Kaushik talked about the idea and the spirit of the training programme. She said since the inception of this scheme in 1999 she had been associated with it. “Although we can see plenty of women at the junior levels in the higher education, but at the senior level of decision making only a few women can be seen.”