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Women Development Cell (WDC)

Women Development Cell (WDC)

The principle of gender equality is enshrined by Nirma University. In accordance with this commitment, the university has established a Women Development Cell (WDC). The university takes care that not only the women’s issues are treated positively and they can discover their potential to the fullest but also that the women employees and students enjoy a gender-sensitive work ambience. Other members of the Nirma community too will benefit positively in such an environment. Gender discrimination at the workplace occurs due to prevailing social norms and ignorance of laws framed to mitigate them and the university takes care that the university community is aware of the prevailing legal mandates and provisions in the Indian Constitution.

In pursuance of the directions issued by the UGC and MHRD the WDC at Nirma University strives for the following objectives:

To provide and maintain a dignified, congenial working environment for women employees (including teaching, non-teaching and contractual workers) and students, where they can work, study and explore their potential to the fullest.

Any employees including faculty, staff, contractual, temporary, casual and students of Nirma University can approach the Women Development Cell.

Roles And Functions

To sensitise all members of the Nirma University community towards the Supreme Court and statutory mandate prohibiting gender discrimination and sexual harassment at the workplace and encourage involvement through academic, cultural and outreach activities such as talks, seminars, workshops, community action, drama, street theatre, poster-making etc.

To provide for dialogue, discussion, and deliberation on women’s rights and gender-related issues. To encourage participation from NGOs and law enforcement agencies in this area.

To become a resource centre for women and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.

To review safety and security measures for female employees and girl students at Nirma University campus.

Institute Level Committee

Institute Level Committee organises a host of activities, lecture series, talks by eminent speakers. The committee coordinator apprises students of the various activities of the WDC – rights of women, laws associated with gender inequality, women’s safety, what entails harassment at work for women, gender discrimination, etc.


Prof Kavita Kriplani
Faculty Coordinator
Phone: 079-71652508