Why You Should join?
Women's studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines a social and cultural construct, the social status and contributions of women, and the relationships between power and gender.The field researches and critiques societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social inequalities. It explores many factors that influence and shape the life of women. Students who pursue a degree in women's studies learn how social and cultural influences have shaped the lives and roles of women throughout history. The ultimate goal is to help you gain insight into the role of women and gender in today’s society.
There are various job opportunities associated with this field.
- With an undergraduate degree in women's studies, one can pursue career in healthcare or public relations like that of a registered nurse, a licensed social worker, or a public relations specialist.
- The skills related to written and oral communication, organization and sensitivity to marginalized or oppressed groups can be utilized in visuals arts and writing careers.
- Women's studies program graduates may become women's studies teachers, professors or program assistants.
- Women's studies graduates' knowledge of power relationships and social justice issues prepares them to work in law and government positions. Options are available in women oriented public and private sector organizations.
- Women's studies graduates learn collaborative work skills; they cultivate problem-solving and analytical-thinking skills. These can be used in careers such as parenting skills educator, AIDS case worker, director of domestic violence prevention agency, vocational counselor, elderly services worker and aide at a rape awareness and assistance center.
Who Should join?
The program of women studies is offered at different levels in different colleges/universities like undergraduate, postgraduate, PG diploma, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs.
There is no need to belong to any specific discipline to be eligible to apply for the admission.
- Any candidate who has completed his 10+2 level of education in any discipline can apply for the undergraduate program.
- Similarly, Candidates having completed their Bachelor’s degree in any discipline can apply for the postgraduate degree program and so on.