Centre for Women's Studies (cws)

Two Programmes





K. Suneetha Rani


Tel: +9140-23133900
E-Mail :ksrcw@uohyd.ac.in

About the Centre

The Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS), at the University of Hyderabad is an interdisciplinary Centre collaborating with faculty from different disciplines. The University of Hyderabad had a Women’s Studies Cell established in 1984 alternatively located in the School of Social Sciences and School of Humanities. This Cell was upgraded to a Centre in June 2007. This statutory centre was a stand-alone Centre until it was affiliated to the School of Social Sciences in March, 2014.

Our vision is to be a Centre for Excellence in Gender Studies of national and international acclaim through teaching, research, collaboration and dissemination of knowledge.

Our Mission is to

  •  mainstream gender studies in teaching and research
  • actively collaborate with the departments/Centres within the University for enhancing the strength of interdisciplinary teaching and learning at the Centre for Women Studies.
  • provide a comprehensive knowledge base to PhD and MA students on Indian and global feminist and gender studies and scholarly works to enable them to apply the competence in research, academia and a range of professions and sectors
  • conduct research on gender issues of national and transnational significance for policy inputs and publish the research findings for knowledge dissemination
  • strengthen networking with other organizations at the national and international levels through academic exchange programs, collaborative research, teaching, workshops and seminars, in order to create, strengthen and disseminate knowledge of gender studies
  • critique and reassess the process of acquiring and disseminating knowledge, and create an archive/database related to gender studies and pedagogy
  • produce material and textbooks at school and college levels for gender studies and gender sensitisation.
  • collaborate with government, civil societal and global initiatives on gender issues.

Thrust Areas:

  • Gender, Education, Pedagogy
  • Gender and Health
  • Women’s Writing and Narratives
  • Gender and Environment
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender, Representation, Media
  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Science Studies

MA (Gender Studies)


PhD (Gender Studies)