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Friday Seminar Series and Workshops

Under the Silver Jubilee Seminar Series, the School conducted Friday Seminar Series

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Inaugural lecture on “Women in Power” by Smt. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of NCT Delhi and Smt. Brinda Karat, MP
Monthly Seminar “Gender and ICT”
3rd Friday Seminar Series  on “Travails of North Eastern People in Delhi”
4th Friday Seminar Series on “Whose Babasaheb?” by Prof. Gail Omvedt
Silver Jubliee Lecture “The Role of Women in Social Movements in Iran”  by Prof. RaminJahanbegloo
3rd Silver Jubilee Lecture under Friday Seminar Series on “Revisiting In Theory” Reflections on Nation & Culture” by Prof. Aijaz Ahmed. Chaired by V.C.
7th Friday Seminar Series Lecture “Intellectual Property, Women and Aboriginal Stories in Contemporary Canada”  by Prof. Margery Fee University of British Coloumbia , Canada
Workshop on “Household and its Labouring Women: Measuring and Valuing Domestic Labour in India”
In house Friday Seminar on “Gender Issues in Contemporary Contexts”


The Schools has organised an event on the International Women’s Day, 8th March, 2010 .

Afghan delegates visit SOGDS

A delegation of women leaders visited IGNOU, including the School of Gender and Development Studies (SOGDS), on April 12, 2010. SOGDS organised a formal interactive programme with the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Directors of various schools and the professors.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor DrLathaPillai welcomed the gathering and briefly gave an introduction about IGNOU. The Director of SOGDS, DrSavita Singh gave an introduction about the School and its activities and introduced the faculty. She stated that SOGDS was in the process of introducing new courses in the area of gender, agriculture and sustainable development in collaboration with School of Agriculture, and Gender and Law in collaboration with the School of Law.

She also informed the delegation that along with post-graduate, diploma and certificate programmes the School was preparing to give training to the executives for 15-20 days. It was also concentrating on research on gender budgeting, gender mainstreaming, women and medicine and women and entrepreneurship.

The Afghan delegates interacted with the Directors of different schools. The Director of the School of Health Science, the Director of the School of Agriculture, the Director of Research, and the Director of Law interacted with the Afghan delegates and cleared their doubts. The delegates also interacted with the Vice-Chancellor who stated that IGNOU was concentrating on inclusive education and inclusive growth. After the interaction the delegates visited EMPC centre. A short film on IGNOU was screened and they interacted with the director of the EMPC.

The Afghan women leaders were in the capital to attend a workshop on ‘Leadership Development’, organised by the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance, Government of India.

Women’s Day celebrations
1) organised an event on the International Women’s Day, 8th March, 2010.
2) Organised the International Women’s Day Seminar on 5th March 2009.
3) Organised a Workshop to generate advocacy material, entitled ‘Women in India’, 25th Sept, 2009.