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Women Development Cell


 
In pursuance of the directions issued by the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; the Nirma University has set up the Women Development Cell (WDC) with the objective 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. They can approach the Women Development Cell in case of any grievance.

Roles and Functions

The Woman Development Cell at the University aims to sensitise all members of the University community towards the Supreme Court and statutory mandate prohibiting gender discrimination and sexual harassment at the work place and encourage involvement through academic, cultural and outreach activities, such as talks, seminars, workshops, community action, drama, street theatre, poster-making, etc.

It provides platform for dialogue, discussion, and deliberation on women’s rights and genderrelated issues. And most importantly, the WDC reviews safety and security measures for female employees and girl students at Nirma University campus from time to time.

For any issue related to woman development, you may contact Prof Purvi Pokhariyal.

Contact

Prof Purvi Pokhariyal
Director and Dean, Institute of Law, Nirma University
Email: purvipokhriyal@nirmauni.ac.in
Phone: 079- 30642802

Constitution of Women Development Cell:

Women Development Cell
Ms. Purvi Pokhriyal, Director & Dean ILNU Chairperson
Ms. Shreya Shrivastava, ILNU Member [Faculty Co-ordinator]
Prof. Praneti Shah, IMNU Member
Prof. Madhuri Bhavsar, ITNU Member
Prof. Niyati Acharya,IPNU Member
Dr. Shalini Rajkumar, ISNU Member
Ms. Pratima Singh, IANU Member
Dr. Avani Shah, ICNU Member
Ms. Kanupriya Taneja Member
Mr. B.J. Patel, Dy Registrar, ITNU Member
Ms. Palak Shah, Chief Accounts Officer, NU Member
Ms.Aditi Pandey Female Student
Mr.Bhavik Jain Male Student
Dr. Ravindra Sen, Assistant Registrar, Academic Member Secretary

Role and Functions:

  • To sensitise all members of Nirma University community towards the Supreme Court and statutory mandate prohibiting gender discriminations and sexual harassment at the work place 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 from participation from NGOs and law enforcement agencies in this area.
  • To become a resource centre for women and provide a forum for exchange of ideas.
  • To review safety and security measures for female employees and girl students at Nirma University campus.

Who Can Approach the Cell:
Any employee including faculty, staff, contractual, temporary, casual and student of Nirma University can approach the Women Development Cell.