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Women’s Studies Centre

Women’s Studies Centre

The traditional social structure, cultural norms and value systems continue to place Indian women in a situation of disadvantage in terms of role relationship, decision making and sharing responsibility. Their social status is still shrouded by a variety of institutional complexes, inter personal relations and myths. To enable them stand in the great task of National development and to make them know about their role and status in today‟s social, economic, educational, legal, cultural and political spheres, this centre is constituted. It is intending to promote and strengthen women‟s studies through teaching, research, dissemination of knowledge and field action. The Centre has accepted the social responsibility to spread the feminist perspective, develop and empower the women and to create gender sensitization to increase the sensitivity of people at large towards women and their problems.

Goals / Objectives

  • To create a value system in society that accords explicit and spontaneous recognition to the contributions of women in socio economic development and respect their wisdom
  • To create a system that makes women conscious and bold enough to recognize their own contributions and make them feel proud of it.
  • To make the socio-cultural climate that discourages gender biased practices and promotes rational behaviour and response on the part of men and women.
  • To educate the students about the power relation between men and women in society.
  • To create self confidence, self dignity and self respect among girl students.
  • To assess women’s contribution to the social processes
  • To find out women’s own perception of their lives, the broader social reality and their struggles and aspirations
  • To assess roots and structures of inequality in the society
  • To facilitate research in areas relating to women and gender studies with special emphasis on issues related to women.

Activities

1.One Day Seminar on Gender Sensitization – 24/09/2017Women’s Studies Centre organized One Day Seminar on Gender Sensitization on 24th Sep 217. Dr. Suresh Khole, Social Activist, Pune was invited as the key Speaker of the Program. It was arranged by Dr. P.P. Nathani and Dr. S.D.Panchal

2. One Day Workshop and Training Program on Self Defence for Girls – 23/07/17

Mrs. Surekha Giri was invited to give training on self defence techniques to the girl students at Dayanand hostel the purpose behind the program was to give small Learnings which can give girls the skill and confidence to fight against abuser. Every girl should know to give herself the best. More than 300 students got the education about these techniques.

3. Tree Plantation Program at Hostel – 23/07/17

To inculcate the sense of responsibility towards Environment conservation tree plantation program was arranged at Dayanand Girls Hostel. All Girls inmates enthusiastically planted various tree in the Campus with Ladies Committee.

4. Dandiya Program – 28/09/2017

Navratri Utsav was celebrated with full fun and enjoyment on 28/09/2017 at Dayanand Girls Hostel.  To motivate & encourage the students and to bring out their hidden talents, best dress, best dandiya players awards were awarded.

5. Socio-Legal Survey at Latur Jail- 23/10/2017

Volunteers of the Legal Aid Committee, under the orders of Hon’ble High Court and District Legal Services Authorities conducted a survey regarding the facilities available at undertrial prison at Latur especially to women. 20 students participated in the survey along with the Co-ordinator Dr. Shubhangi Panchal on 23rd Oct 2017.

6. Participation as a Resource Person in One Day workshop on CEDAW –Women and children Rights- 12/01/2018

On behalf of Women’s Studies Centre and Human Rights Education Center Dr. G.G. Panchal on the invitation from Dept. of Social Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded Delivered a lecture on CEDAW and its Implementation and acted as a Recourses person in One Day Workshop organized by SRTM University, Nanded in the collaboration with National Human Right Commission, India on 12 January 2018.

7. A Program on Women Empowerment- 28/01/2018

The Program was arranged to empower and educate girls and to shape their future and accelerate progress. It’s a small step to make them know about their role and status in today’s social, economic, educational, legal, cultural and political spheres. Hon’ble Mrs Vrushali Joshi, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Latur and Mrs S.M.Shinde District and Sessions Judge, Latur were invitedto sensitize the girls. Hon’ble Management Dayanand Education Society, Latur also graced the occasion. It was coordinated by Dr. P.P.Nathani

8. World Cancer Awareness Day -02/02/2018

The program was arranged to stress upon the early detection and cure of cancer by creating awareness One can detect it with its signs and symptoms and can consult a doctor at a very early stage. Dr. Mamta pariekh, Dentist surgeon was invited to address our students. Main purpose for observation of the day was to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment which will help in reducing illness and death caused by cancer. The Program was Co-ordinated by Dr. P.P. Nathani.

9. International Women’s Day Celebrations – 08/03/2018

The College under Women’s studies Centre celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018. The College acknowledged the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women Mrs. Uma Vyas, women activist and her group were invited to sensitize the students on gender issues. The group played Skit on “the Changing Roles of Women in Modern Society”

10. One Day Training Program on Self Defence – 10-03-2018

Fourteen Girl Students got training for Self Defence on 10/03/2018. Mrs. Smita Khanapure, President, Congress, Latur organized One Day Program to empower the ladies to defend ourselves. Mrs. Surekha Gire was invited to train the students.

11. Visit to Family Court – 22nd March 2018

The Centre conducted Family Court visit for the students on 22nd March 2018. The students watched conciliation proceedings conducted in Family Court and observed the way of Settlement of Disputes relating to Marriage and Family affairs. More than one hundred and twenty students participated in the visit.

12. Guest Lecture on Legal Aid and Legal Services Authorities – 23/03/2018

Hon’ble Shri R.Y. Shaikh, retired Principal District Judge, Latur was invited to deliver the lecture on Legal Aid and Legal Services Authorities. The Lecture was arranged by the Women’s Studies Centre and ADR Practical for LLB II year and BSL IV year students. The Guest focused on the provisions of Free Legal Aidto women.

13. Legal Aid Camp at Aambulga Village – 09/04/2018

The College organized One Day Camp at Ambulga village on 9th April 2018. More than one hundred thirty students participated in the Camp. The purpose behind the Camp was to empower villagers regarding their rights and to resolve their legal issues. The students worked to provide Legal Education and to build public awareness about the Laws. Four skits were performed by LLB II year students and BSL IV year students on various contemporary issues to inform the villagers about their rights. Six lectures were also delivered.

The Legal Aid Camp was inaugurated with the auspicious hands of Senior Advocate Shri. Madhavrao T. Ingale, and Senior Advocate Shri Jambhavantrao Sonkawde.

Students provided an inexpensive service of basic nature like legal advice, drafting of petitions and their documents of legal importance. Students of the college, under the guidance of their incharge teachers rendered legal services and tried to resolve disputes of local people by mediation. Students entertained the family issues also.

The visit made them to realize the reality of the society. The camp was conducted under Women’s Studies Centre Legal Aid Clinic and ADR Practical. Dr. P.P. Nathani, Dr. S.D. Panchal, and Shri R.R.Shetty conducted the Camp.

14. Socio-Legal Survey conducted at Ambulga – 09th April 2018

Socio-Legal Survey was conducted at Ambulga with Legal Aid Camp on the same day on 09th April 2018. Students were grouped to do the survey which helped in establishing good relationship with the people so they could openly discuss their legal issues with us. Students responded calmly and patiently and satisfied them with proper legal advice free Legal advice was provided to the Public in general. Firsthand information was collected and was analyzed under the guidance of Dr. P.P. Nathani, Dr. S.D. Panchal and Shri R.R. Shetty.

  • Faculty is motivated to participate and present women related articles in various seminars
  • Students are encouraged to opt women related topics for their dissertation as a part of curriculum in LL.M Program
  • As a part of curriculum in LL.M-I year students are encouraged to opt women related issues for non-doctrinal research assignments.
  • Volunteers of the Centre also contribute their articles on women issues in the College Magazine.
  • The Centre is promoting Women’s studies for Research Program leading to the award of Ph.d Degree.
  • The Library is enriched with valuable books of reference on women’s studies which are very much useful for research work.

Annual Report of Women’s Studies Center 2020-21

To enable the women to stand in the great task of National development and to make them know about their role and status in today’s social, economic, educational, legal, cultural and political spheres, the Women’s Studies Centre is constituted. It is intending to promote and strengthen women’s studies through teaching, research, dissemination of knowledge and field action. The Centre has accepted the social responsibility to spread the feminist perspective, develop and empower the women.
Women’s Studies Centre arranges the programs relating to gender issues. The academic deliberations on values like equality, co-operation, tolerance, generosity, truth, justice and excellence are promoted during value education. The Centre has brought out a categorical documentation project on National Perspectives of Women Rights’. It is in a book form which is available for reference in Library.
Women’s Studies Centre is instrumental in arranging various community-oriented programs
of the College. It encourages the students to undertake community-oriented activities like social
work, health-hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, blood donation, AIDS awareness,
environmental awareness and so on. It had established linkages with NGOs and other agencies
for organizing various programs. It also undertakes consultancy services on women related
issues.
Following activities were conducted:

  1. E-learning Trends for Faculty Development – Dr. R.B.Shinde – Science College, Assistant Professor, Dayanand Science College, Latur – 24.12.2020 – 
    Women’s Studies Centre of the College organised Faculty Development Program for teaching and non-teaching staff on 24th December 2020. Twelve teachers and five non teaching staff actively participated. Dr R.B. Shinde, Assistant Professor, Dayanand Science College was invited to conduct the session. Advocate Shri Ashish ji Bajpai, Member Dayanand Education Society, Latur was the Chief Guest of the Program.
    With the covid-19 outbreak online teaching learning has become indispensable and has grown at exponential rate it was useful and necessary to embrace with new technologies so to bring technological innovation in teaching and in administration the program was arranged.
    The Resource Person demonstrated the functions of Microsoft teams app and shared her depth knowledge.
    Objectives
    — to enhance the quality of teaching learning staff
    — to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of staff
    — to continue studying in pandemic situation to improve user accessibility and time flexibility
    — to bring the modernity of educational services Outcomes
    — staff become acquainted with teams app
    — it provided face to face learning tool and a new platform for students
    — teachers learnt to take online classes more efficiently and trained the students also
    — the lecture helped in learning the online record maintenance
    The Program was co-ordinated by Dr P. P. Nathani, Incharge Principal and Director, Women’s Studies Centre

  2. Practical Skills for success as an Advocate – Adv. Nithianandan Balagopalan, Founder, Nithia & Co., Senior Advocate, Mumbai – 16.01.21 – 
    Dayanand College of Law Latur and Women’s Studies Center had organized a talk on “Practical Skills for Success as an Advocate”. The Webinar was organized on 16th January
    2021 at 10.30 am. Speaker for the talk was an Advocate and Insolvency Professional Nithianandan Balagopalan from Mumbai.
    The Webinar started after formal introduction by our fellow students about Advocate Nithianandan Balagopalan. He started off with his profession. He spoke about what is insolvency? What challenges are there in handling insolvency cases? He spoke really well about his profession and students got in depth information about the same.
    While discussing topic of the talk he started with Alphabet A. In Professional ethics we had studied only 7 qualities an Advocate should possess, on other hand Advocate Nithianandan spoke about 26 qualities. Started with Alarm and ended with Zero. Indeed information shared by him was of utmost importance.
    Webinar ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Anant Sule, LL.B III year student. Webinar got very good response of more than150 students.
    Objectives
    — to train the students for legal profession
    — to provide information about insolvency professional
    — to motivate students to learn more deeply, perform better, work hard and do qualitative efforts
    — to provide opportunity to students to interact with successful practitioners and legal luminaries Outcomes
    — the lecture contributed in enriching the students’ and teachers’ knowledge
    — students learnt the topic in more interactive way
    — the speaker offered a new perspective to the legal profession and way to get success
    — the speaker and his lecture delivered, inspired the young and eager minds to work hard and to develop their potential

  3. Right to Information Act – Utility and Practical Challenges – Dr. Sanjay Bang, Associate Professor, Christ University, Bangaluru– 18.01.2021 – 
    Women’s Studies Center organized a Webinar on 18th January 2021 at 10.30 am. Guest speaker was Dr Sanjay Bang who happens to be an Associate Professor at Christ University Bangaluru. He is also a trainer with DOPT for Right to Information and Right to Service, New Delhi.
    The topic for the talk was “Right to Information Act- Utility and Practical Challenges”. Dr Sanjay started the talk with what is RTI and explained how it came into force. Through a power splendid point presentation he highlighted the uses and abuses of right to information in current scenario it made students curious to learn the reality happening in the society. He also explained whom can we approach for information, at all levels. What kind of information can we seek to any authority? What are the obligations of those authorities? What needs to be done once our required information is not provided? In between he was mentioning various real life stories, news in media. Overall he spoke about in and out details of Right to Information Act. Students asked questions in interactive session and were answered very enthusiastically. Dr. Poonam Nathani arranged the webinar which was attended by 150 students.
    Objectives
    — to provide specific knowledge on Right to Information Act, 2005
    — to have interactive learning session on the dark areas of Right to Information
    — to invite students to interact with resource person to get involved in the practicalities of application of the Act, 2005 Outcomes
    — students got expertise knowledge on the issue
    — subject expert provided practical knowledge beyond the text book theory
    — the lecture created awareness and sensitization about the importance and utility of the Right to Information
  4. Health – A Pre and Port Covid Perspective – Dr. Sadhana Kaname – 19.01.2021 – 
    Women’s Studies Center conducted a Webinar on the topic “Health- A Pre and Post Covid Perspective” by Dr. Sadhana Kaname, ………. It was held on 19th January at 10 am under
    the co-ordinatorship of Dr. Poonam Nathani. The topic for the day was of utmost importance due to ongoing Pandemic.
    Dr. Sadhana Kaname spoke about what should be our Daily Diet in order to maintain good immunity. She advised Meditation, Pranayam and Yoga for each and every student. It
    helps in keeping mental peace. She also shared various moral stories about how diseases are spread and how we should not become causative factor in spreading the disease.
    Doctor clarified various misunderstandings associated with COVID Vaccine. She advised all students about how to come out strongly mentally and physically in this Pandemic. She
    cleared various doubts regarding spreading of fear. It was much needed Webinar for all the students. The webinar was attended by 150 students and staff members.
    Objectives
    — to create consciousness to maintain good immunity in pandemic situation
    — to teach students to have mental stability in unstable surroundings
    — to inform about precautions necessary to be taken to prevent the spread of corona virus
    — participation of the students for effective approach towards controlling the spread of novel corona virus Outcomes
    — staff and students were aware of covid-19 prevailing uncertainties, myths, its symptoms, treatment and transmission
    — students were counselled to have patience in hardship time
    — students were motivated to continue their studies without any break
    — they were empowered to cope up with pandemic situation

  5. Legal Analysis of Right to Privacy in India – Prof. Abhilasha Sisodia, Assistant Professor Galgotia University School of Law – 20.01. 2021 – 
    Webinar on ‘Legal Analysis of Right to Privacy in India” was organized by Dayanand Law College and Women’s Studies Center. Guest speaker for the day 20th January was Professor AbhilashaSisodia Assistant Professor, Galgotias University School of Law. She was introduced by DrPoonamNathani I/C Principal of DCL Latur.
    Professor Abhilasha started by explaining where is the topic Right to Privacy covered in Constitution. She explained the exceptions to the Article with examples. She also explained how our privacy is violated and how we are being ignorant about the same. She gave various examples of violation of privacy.
    Students gave very good response to the Webinar and were keen to know further details. They asked various question regarding violation of Privacy by Media in the name of Viral Video or News. It was really important for students to create awareness regarding right to privacy.

  6. Women Empowerment – National and International Perspective – Dr. Jayasankar K.I. Central University, Kerala – 21st January 2021 – 
    Webinar on “Women empowerment- National and International Perspective” was held on 21st January at 10 am, coordinated by Dr. Poonam Nathani. It was organized by Women’s Studies Centre. The speaker for the topic was Dr. Jayasankar K. I, Head of Department, Department of Law, Central University of Kerala.
    Dr. Jayasankar spoke about place of Women in our society, family and how women are suppressed in the name of culture and tradition. He pointed out that those who speak great words about women often don’t implement in real life. He advised students about how they should recognize Women’s contribution in their life. Also spoke about contribution of Women in Society in general. Targeted group was our college students, they responded positively to the lecture and participated in interactive session. Approximate 150 students gave their presence.
    Objectives
    — To create a system that makes women conscious and bold enough to recognize their own contributions and make them feel proud of it.
    — To make the socio-cultural climate that discourages gender biased practices and promotes rational behaviour and response on the part of men and women.
    — To educate the students about the power relation between men and women in society.
    — To create self confidence, self dignity and self respect among girl students.
    Outcomes
    — sensitized the students on gender related issues
    — empowered them legally and focused on International and National legal framework of women Protection and empowerment
    — clarified the differences between sex and gender for the students
    — increased the understanding of the concept of gender
    — increased the comfort level of the students with these issues

  7. Special Webinar on Burden of Proof – Shri Dinesh Kolte, Assistant Professor, M.P. Law College, Aurangabad – 04.02.2021 – 
    To guide the students on burden of proof in civil, criminal and women related cases the Program was arranged by Women’s Studies Centre on 4th February 2021 at 9.00 am by
    Dr. Poonam P. Nathani. The targeted group was LL.B III and BSL LLBV year students. Shri Dinesh Kolte from M.P. Law, College Aurangabad delivered the keynote address and held interactive session with students. 200 students were present in the webinar.
    Objectives
    — to explain the requirement of standard to prove the facts before the Court
    — Equip students with the knowledge about the burden of proof in women related cases
    — to critically study what is the rule of beyond reasonable doubt
    — burden on Accused in Criminal cases and in women related offences
    Outcomes
    — through case presentation students learnt the meaning of burden of proof
    — they were taught that the burden of proof on prosecution never shifts
    — students got expertise information on the said topic
    — The concept of onus probandi and Factum probans were clarified

  8. Webinar on Exclusion of Oral Evidence by Document Evidence – by Dr. Bandewar P.V., Narayanrao Chavan Law College, Nanded – 06.02.2021 – 
    Dr. Bnadewar P.V. from Nanded was invited to take the session on Exclusion of oral by documentary evidence. Especially the class was conducted for final year students to provide exceptional expertise in the said topic which is the basis of court practice. The key speaker started with the definition of Evidence, its types, oral and documentary evidence, modes of proving the same and lastly sum upped on the exceptions when oral is permitted excluding documentary. The speaker was welcomed by Dr. Poonam Nathani, Incharge Principal and coordinator of the program and ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. G. G. Panchal, IQAC Coordinator of our College. Maximum students strength participated in the webinar – (150 students participated)
    Objectives
    — To teach how to resolve patent and latent ambiguity
    — To focus on the Best Principle of Evidence Law which is the fundamental Principle where only Primary and written document is required to prove the fact
    — To impart technical understanding of exclusion of oral evidence by documents
    Outcomes
    — Students understood Documentary and Oral Evidence and the modes of proving these Evidence
    — Two modes to prove the contents of the document were taught – by primary and secondary document
    — Increased the knowledge of modes of proving the oral and documentary evidence.

  9. Use of ICT tools – Smart board in class teaching – Dr. Sanjekar V.S. – 27th February 2021 – 
    Faculty Development Program on Use of ICT tools in teaching was arranged by Women’s Studies Centre on 27th February 2021. Dr. Sanjekar Sir from Dayanand Science College, Latur was invited to give training to the teaching and non-teaching staff. He demonstrated the functions of Microsoft teams app on smart board. The program was coordinated by Dr. Poonam Nathani. It started with the welcome speech by Incharge- Principal and also sum up by proposing vote of thanks. Eight teachers and five nonteaching staff were present in the seminar
    Objectives
    — To train the staff to conduct online classes more efficiently
    — To prepare the staff to maintain online records
    Outcomes
    — Staff acquired expertise knowledge on the use of smart board teaching and Microsoft teams app

  10. A Webinar on Crime Investigation – Process and Challenges – Shri Kulwant Kumar Sarangal (IPS) Addl Director General of Police (Estt), M.S. Mumbai -07.03.21 –
    Women Studies Centre organized National Webinar on Investigation Process and its challenges on 7th March 2021 Shri Kulwant Kumar Sarangal (IPS) Addl Director General of Police (Estt), M.S. Mumbai and Guest of Honor – Adv. Shri Ashishji Bajpai, Senior Advocate Latur District Court, Member, Dayanand Education Society, Latur were invited to guide our  students on Crime Investigation process.
    The key speaker clears out the term ‘Investigation’ which stands for a search that is made to find out the truth of the matter. He explained that Investigation’ means taking cognizance
    of something by physical or mental vision. Primary function of the Criminal investigator is to gather information, determine the validity of this information, identity and locate the
    perpetrator of the crime, and provide evidence of his guilt for a Court of law. Inherent in this function is a responsibility to protect the innocent. He throw the light on investigation
    process, investigative task, investigative thinking and investigative errors.
    The lecture delivered by the resource person was highly informative. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Poonam Nathani. More than one hundred students attended the webinar
    Objectives
    — To expose students to investigation process to be followed by Police Officers
    — To make them ready to cross on investigation and find out error in the system
    — To teach them difference between evidence and data of information and its evidentialvalue in the eye of Law
    Outcomes
    Students gained an understanding on Investigative tasks which relate to:
    — Identifying physical evidence,
    — Gathering information,
    — Evidence collection,
    — Evidence protection,
    — Examining witnesses.
    These tasks must be done with a high degree of skill to feed the maximum amount of accurate information into the investigative thinking process. Criminal investigation is aimed at collecting, validating, and preserving information in support of the investigative thinking process.

  11. International Women’s Day Program – 8 March 2021 – 
    Dayanand College of Law, Latur celebrates International Women Day Programme on 8th March every year. This year also, the day was celebrated by organizing a webinar on “Domestic Violence in Present Era”. Dr. Anjali Joshi, Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Dayanand College of Arts, Latur was the speaker for the webinar. In her session
    she explained about gender equality and presented statistical data about how domestic violence is increasing due to Covid 19 pandemic situation. Program was arranged by Women
    Grievance Cell, Women’s Studies Centre and NSS department of our College. Welcome address speech was delivered by Dr. Poonam Nathani, I/C Principal of the College. The program was organized through Microsoft Teams App and anchored by Dr. S A Mahajan. Vote of thanks was proposed by NSS Co-ordinator Asst. Prof U U Katekar. The webinar was
    attended by 50 Students and 5Teachers
    Objective-
    — Create gender awareness and
    — To know about present situation of domestic violence
    Outcomes-
    — Students were able to know about current situation of domestic violence during COVID

  12. ICT Application in Law Library- 26.03.21 – 
    A Webinar on ICT Application in Law Library was conducted on 26th March 2021 under Women’s Studies Centre of the College to acquaint students with e-resources available online. The demonstration with training was provided to LL.B II and BALL.B IV year students. Dr. S.A Mahajan, Librarian delivered an online lecture. How to search articles, cases and e-books, National and International, what are the available journals, magazines and so on was taught in the lecture.
    Objectives
    — to explore the crucial roles of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Law Library
    — to find out and to bring to the knowledge of the students about the availability of wide opportunities offered by the advent of ICT
    — to review ICT resources and ICT based services in libraries, benefits of ICT and the role of library
    Outcomes
    — students were provided with login id and password to use N-list
    — they learnt to use AIR Dongle
    — students were acquainted to use and access college website and note and material available at website and teams app
  13. National Webinar on “Prevention of Sexual Harassment” on 11th May 2021 –
    Women Grievance Cell and Women Studies Centre of Dayanand College of Law, Latur organized a National Webinar on “Prevention of Sexual Harassment” on 11th May 2021 at 10.30 a.m. through Microsoft Teams App to aware about Prevention of Sexual Harassment specially for all first year students. Mrs. Tejashree Damame, Clinical Psychologist and a Practicing Counselor, Pune (Ankuram, Feats of Wonder) was the Chief Guest for the webinar. She explained the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act thoroughly and punishments under the law. Majority of the students attended the webinar. It was arranged by Dr. S.A. Mahajan, Coordinator, WSC and Librarian of the College. In collaboration with Ankuram, Feats of Wonder, Pune the program was conducted. About 150 students participated. The Resource Person highlighted the history of Vishakha judgment, its guidelines and the new legislative scheme
    Objectives
    — To create a value system in society that accords explicit and spontaneous recognition to the contributions of women in socio economic development and respect their wisdom
    — To assess roots and structures of inequality in the society
    — To find out women’s own perception of their lives, the broader social reality and their struggles and aspirations
    Outcomes
    — Created a definite orientation in the thinking practices and approach of students concerning sexual harassment of women at work place
    — Promoted gender equality, right to work and safe environment

  14. Webinar on Legal Conundrum Demystifying Aspects of Legal Practice in Consumer Laws – Shri. Arun Wighmal, Advocate Supreme Court of India – 05.06.2021 – 
    Women’s Studies Centre arranged a special lecture on the working of consumer laws in India to provide the required guidance to the students to enhance, learn and explore their knowledge on Consumer Protection Act, 2019.
    The resource person highlighted the significance of the recent changes brought in to the act and captured on the background of Consumer Protection, its object, supporting Laws and case study of Amazon, Flipcard and snapdeal issues.
    The session had witnessed enthusiastic participation from students. Numerous queries were entertained during the session. The webinar started with the welcome address by Dr. P.P.Nathani, Coordinator of the webinar and ended with the vote of thanks
    Objectives
    — To Concentrate on new chapters like Central Consumer Protection Authority, Mediation, Product Liability & provision relating to E-commerce and Misleading Advertisements.
    — To analyze comparison between new and old Consumer Protection Act
    — To study the need of replacing old law with new amendments
    — To bring awareness on consumer protection laws.
    Outcomes
    — The session enabled students to capture enormous knowledge on the latest amendments in the Consumer Protection Act. The focus of session was Consumer Protection Act, 2019 with the establishment of Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) and Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission.

  15. A Webinar on Crime Against Women – Retired Dysp – Shri. Sambhaji A.Patil – 7th June 2021 – 
    The webinar was arranged under Women’s studies Centre on the very burning and crucial topic ‘Crime against Women’on 7th June 21 at Microsoft teams app. Rtrd DYSP shri Sambhaji Patil was invited to address the students. Sir has given 35 years of his dedicated services to the society.
    There has been an alarming increase in cases relating to harassment, torture, abetted suicides, dowry deaths, etc., of young innocent women. This growing cult of violence and exploitation of women, though keeps on sending shock waves to the civilized society whenever it happens, continues unabated. There is a constant erosion of the basic human values of tolerance and the spirit of ‘live and let live’. Various new legislations have been brought and amendments have been made in existing laws with a view to handle these crimes effectively. . but still every day women are affected by violence, which has adverse effect on victim, abuser, society, children, or on their behaviour. It takes away the human rights hence it is required to sensitize students on the said area. With active involvement 150 students attended the webinar. They cleared their doubts by raising questions in interactive sessions
    Objectives
    — To bring senior and expert officers to students to get their life experiences
    — To sensitize students on the happening of crime in society
    — Aware students to raise voices and stand for justice whenever needed
    — Acquaint them with the procedure followed in Justice administration in women related cases
    Outcomes
    — Understood the criminal procedure followed in women related cases
    — Taught evidence collection, evidence presentation and appreciation of evidence

  16. Women Safeguards under Indian Constitution – Dr. N.D. Chaudhary – 10th June 2021 – 
    Under the Faculty Exchange Program Dayanand College of Law, Latur invitedDr. N.D. Chaudhary , Principal NTVS, Law College Nandurbar to deliver a lecture onWomen safeguards under Indian Constitution on 10th June 2021. Under Women’s StudiesCentre the program was conducted and was attended by 150 students.
    The lecture delivered covered the principle of gender equality which is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women. Within the framework of a democratic polity, our laws, development policies, Plans and programs have aimed at women’s advancement in different spheres. It was attended by 100 students and 6 teachers. The coordinator of the Program was Dr. Poonam Nathani.
    Objectives
    — To teach students Equality before law for women (Article 14) (ii)
    — To explain non-discriminate and protective discrimination principles enshrined under Indian Constitution
    — To insist girl students to come up and do join employment sector for independence
    Outcomes
    — Lecture empowered students and understood gender equality means a society in wherein both women and men enjoy the same opportunities, rights and obligations in different spheres of life.

  17. Women Empowerment – Dr. S.S.Hasani – 15th June 2021 – 
    WSC organized one day webinar on women empowerment on 15th July 2021. The program was by Dr. Poonam Nathani and Dr. G.G.Panchal, IQAC Coordinator, under Faculty Exchange Program. Dr. S.S.Hasani, Assistant Professor, NTVS College of Law, Nandurbar. The Topic of the Webinar is of utmost importance which semsitized our students about problems of tribal women. The lecture concentrated on the research study of the Resource Person on Critical study on tribal women in Nandurbar District. The studies reveal how tribal women face violence from family, society and community on general. There is need to educate such a vulnerable and backward class of a society where they can at least exercise their basic human rights.
    The webinar was attended by two hundred students, they expressed their gratefulness for sharing his experience and case studies with students
    Objectives
    The webinar was conducted to bring awareness about the violence against women in India which is systematic and occurs in the public and private spheres, underpinned by the persistence of patriarchal social norms and inter- and intra-gender hierarchies. The manifestations of violence against women are a reflection of the structural and institutional inequality that is a reality for most women in India.
    Outcomes
    Students came across that many victims live in family settings that are rooted in deeply entrenched patriarchal and customary practices that are very harmful to women. The widespread socioeconomic dependency of women subordinates them to their husbands and other family members. The fear of social exclusion and marginalization, and the lack of effective responses to violence, keeps them in a context of continuous violence and intimidation.
  18. Criminal Law: Practice and Procedures with Special Reference to Rights of Women under CrPC – 19 June 2021 – 
    Dayanand Education Society’s Dayanand College of Law Women Studies Centre organized a webinar “Criminal Law: Practice and Procedures with Special Reference To Rights of Women Under CrPC”on 19th June 2021 at 10:30 a.m. The distinguished and learned Resource Person for the Webinar was Dr. Swapnil Tawashikar, Advocate, High Court Aurangabad. During his key note address he gave many valuable insights in criminal law by addressing various case laws and gave special emphasize on Rights of Women under CrPC. He also explained various provisions and many more concepts under criminal law, new amendments and sections under criminal procedure code. More than 250 students attended the webinar through Microsoft team’s app.
    Objectives-
    — To made students aware about rights of women under CrPC
    — To made students aware about procedures in actual practice at court
    Outcomes-
    — Students were able to know difficulties faced at the time of practice. Students boosted their knowledge about various sections under CrPC about rights of women.

  19. Yashasvi Vatchal Pragatikade – towards the successful life – online webinar – Dr. Pranita Chakurkar – 1st July 2021 – 
    To awaken youth to their deepest potential and life’s higher values Women’s Studies Centre organized one day webinar on ‘Towards Successful life’ by Art of Living Organization, Latur. Fifty Students attended the program. Dr. Pranita Chakurkar, from Latur was invited to enlighten the students on inner potential. It was conducted on 1st July 2021. The speaker shared tips of leading good life towards success. She taught some asana which helps in reducing stress and anxiety. It was taken at teams app. The Speaker was welcomed by Mrs. Joshi, Supervisor, Dayanand Girls Hostel and the vote of thanks was proposed by Adv. Renuka Mahalangikar, Supervisor, Dayanand Girls Hostel.
    Objectives
    — To reduce study stress or stress developed due to covid situation
    — To help in increasing concentration and focus of students
    — To develop ability to manage negative emotions in students
    — Improve self-esteem and confidence
    — Bring out greater creativity
    Outcomes
    — Students came up to share their problems they face
    — The program provided psycho social support especially in Covid pandemic situation

  20. Online free Yog Pranayaam Dhyan Shibir of Art of Living Program – 9th June to 13th June 2021 – 
    Dayanand Education Society arranged one week Art of Living Progam for Staff and Students of all faculties Science, Commerce, Arts, Pharmacy and Law. Mrs Dr. Vasundhara Ghude, Senior Trainer took five day shibir and guided the participants.
    The Program was Inaugurated by Hon’ble Laxmiramanji Laahoti, President, Dayanand Education Society and Hon’ble Shri Rameshji Biyani, Secretary, Dayanand Education Society, Latur. The program launched an essential series of 3 protocols of asanas, meditation and breathing practices or pranayama for different categories of people to boost their immunity, improve their mental resilience and bring a semblance of quiet and peace.

  21. Financial Literacy Program for the Staff in collaboration with Latur Urban Bank, Latur 16th December 2020 – 
    Financial literacy is vital to the growth of the individual and the sustainability to work. Hence Mrs Navander, Bank Manager, Latur Urban Bank, Latur took session to educate staff on financial literacy to invest and save. She focused that financial literacy helps in building self-confidence in individuals and helps with planning for the future. For the modern individual, the circumstances around the need to comprehend and master finances continues to grow. Financial literacy comes from having the skills and ability to budget, invest, and facilitate personal financial management decisions. The lack of financial literacy skills can lead to poor spending choices, increased debt, and a generational wealth gap. Learning to be financial literate has immediate results and also long term returns on investment.
    The Program was conducted on 16th December 2021 at 10.30 am in the Principal’s Chamber. Nine Teaching and ten non-teaching staff were benefitted by the session.
    Objectives
    — To teach financial literacy
    — To expand Staff’s knowledge in investment
    — To teach then financial management
    Outcomes
    — Staff learnt to set financial goals
    — Bank offers to navigate loan for staff
    — Bank offer free credit card facility
    — Speaker explained all other facilities to be provided to the staff for their budgeting

Annual Report of Women’s Studies Center 2019-20

  1. Medical Check and Awareness Program – 01.07.2019 (Girls Hostel)
    Women’s Studies Centre arranged FreeMedical Camp for girls at hostel. Mrs. Manisha Barmade, Gynaecologist Latur addressed girl students about the fitness, Medical care, diet, routine and gaining self confidence. Three hundred students participated and did their Medical checkup.

  2. One Day Workshop on Conservation of Family Institution – 10.08.2019 –
    Women’s Studies Centre in collaboration with Purush Hakka Saurakshan Committee organised One Day Workshop on 10.08.2019 at 10.00am. Advocate Dharmendra Chauhan, Secretary of the Committee, Adv. Sunil Gadge, President of the Committee, Adv. Santosh Shinde, District President and Shri. Dattatray Paradkar, Latur were the guests of the programme.
    They delivered there lectures on Role of Husband and Wife in family conservation and the misuse of Section 498-A of IPC

  3. A Seminar on Legal Services Authority Act 21.08.2019 –
    Hon’be Mrs. S.D.Kankanwadi Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Latur was invited to deliver a lecture on A Role and Functioning of Legal Services Authorities and Para Legal Volunteers in Legal Aid Adv. C.A. Agarkar, President Latur Bar Association, Adv. S.Salgare, Adv.Kalshetti graced the Seminar. The programme was organised by Legal Aid Clinic of the College.

  4. Ganpati Utsav and various Competitions –
    10.09.2019 – With zeal and spirit Ganpati Utsav was celebrated at Hostel. Various competitions were organised to bringout the hidden talent of girl students. To motivate them first and second prizes were given Dance, Singing, Hairstyle , elocution and poetry reading competitions were arranged.

  5. Dandiya competition 14.10.2018 –

     

  6. Family Court Visit – 06.02.2020 – 
    To observe the family court proceedings 150 students were taken to Latur Family Court.

  7. A Workshop on Pre Marriage Counselling – 06.02.2020 –
    The Programme was arranged by Latur Family Court in collaboration with Dayanand College of Law, Latur. It aimed to sensitize the students to have strong and healthy relationship and to have a stable and satisfying marriage.

  8. Lok Adalat Visit – 08.02.2020 –
    To acquire the practical knowledge along with the theory and to give them training on conciliation and mediation students of LL.B-II year and BSL-IV year were taken to Lok Adalat Visit. 50 students visited Lok Adalat

  9. Debate Competition – 10.02.2020 –
    Women’s Studies Centre of our College organised Debate Competition on Women Empowerment – A Myth or Reality. Debate Competition provides the platform where student can speak, learn and present their contentions about the subject. It helps in improving critical thinking skills. Adv. Shri. Dhanajay Gaikwad, founder, Maitri Institution and Dr. Kranti Satpute, Principal, Dayanand College of Pharmacy, Latur were invited to judge the competition. It was coordinated by Dr. Poonam Nathani, Director, WSC 31 students gave their participation and out of that three cash prizes were given. Cash prizes were sponsored by Bank of Baroda, Ausa Road Branch, Latur.

  10. Women’s Day Celebration – 12.03.2020 –
    ayashree R. Barmade, President of Jijamata Education Society, Latur was invited to sensitize the students about the role of women. Every year college celebrate Women’s Day to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

  11. Legal Aid Camp – 12.11.2019 –
    The Para Legal Volunteers of Legal Aid Committee participated in the Mega Legal Aid Camp organised by the DLSA, Latur on 18th November 2019. As volunteers to give information regarding government welfare schemes to people.

  12. Participation in Motorcycle rally organized by District Legal Services Authority – 

  13. Inspirational Speech –
    05.01.2020 – Dr. Kavita Ladda – Social activist and BAMS was invited to deliver inspirational speech at Dayanand Girls Hostel. The program was arranged by WSC of Law College. She deliver the lecture about the importance of our routine life, behaviour, positive thing leadership qualities, hobbies and diet. More than two hundred girl students participated. The lecture gave essential education and taught the ways to achieve the change for our development.

  14. Yoga Camp –
    12.01.2020 to 19.01.2020 – To keep girls healthy and strong and to teach them stress Management yoga camp was held from 12th January to 19th January 2020. Shri. Deepak Gatagatji famous yoga teacher, Latur was invited to take the camp. Fifty girl students were benefited. Yoga teachers discipline selflessness and maintaining balance. Hence the camp was conducted.

  15. Campaign against child abuse –
    February 2020 – The College decided to take measures to create awareness about child abuses. As number of reported cases has been increasing and getting the attention of people. Child abuse can result from physical, emotional or sexual harm and can result in both short term and long term injury. In many cases, the children are not even aware that they are victims of child abuse. It should be our responsibility as responsible citizen to ensure that we try to prevent child abuse. If we educate our children about Child Sexual Abuse we would be able to prevent it in a timely way It is very important that these children are given specific information that is age-appropriate about sexual abuse so that they can recognise such behaviour. Hence under Women’s Studies Centre the College started campaign against child abuse. LL.B II year students prepared skits on child abuse, Mobile addiction and traffic safety. Under the campaign college visited three schools they are 1. Mukteshwar Vidyalaya – 3rd February 2020 2. Yeshwant chauhan Vidyalaya, Latur – 4th February 2020 and 3. Sadanand MahaVidyalaya, Latur – 5th February 2020.

  16. Medical Checkup camp and health awareness program –
    08.03.2020 – The Dayanand Education Society arranged free medical checkup camp and health awareness program for hostel students. Dr. Sarika Deshmukh, Dr. Prashant Male, Dr.Ramesh Bagde and Dr. Mule and their para Medical team were invited to conduct health check up camp at hostel. Approximate three hundred students went for Medical Check up. The camp was arranged on the eve of International Women’s Day.

  17. Action for Covid 19 Prevention and controls –
    08.03.2020 – Dr. Sarkika Deshmukh oriented students about the outbreak of corona pandemic situation. Doctor highlighted the symptoms which include fever, cough, shortness of breath causing pneumonia. She informed that the virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person. Precautionary steps to be taken were also informed. The lecture was highly informative. The information presented was appreciated by staff and students.Health check-up camp & Speech on public awareness – 
    1. Dr. Sarika Deshmukh
    Gynaecologist
    2. Dr.Prashant Male
    medical Officer
    (Municipal Corporation)
    3. Dr. Ramesh Bagade
    medical Officer
    (Municipal Corporation

  18. Social Activities –

  19. Inspiration Speech On HPV Vaccine For Cancer 8 March 2021 – 

  20. Holi Celebration 28-03-2021 –

     

  21. One Day Webinar on Access to Justice and The Role of Legal Services Authority – 
    24 th May 2020 – Women’s studies centre organised one day webinar on Access to justice and the role of Legal Services Authority on 24th May 2020. – Dr. S.S. Hasani Assist. Professor, NTVS College of Law, Nandurbar was invited to address the students on this important and crucial topic. The lecture promoted critical thinking by encouraging the students to present their ideas about the legal aid system. The lecture was very dynamic and attention grabbing very useful to put into practice. More than hundred students gave their attendance.

  22. National Seminar on IPR – 29.02.2020 –
    To create awareness among the people on protection of Intellectual property rights and capacity building on IPR, to understand the role of Intellectual Property in innovation and technology transfer the National Seminar was conducted on 29.02.2020 in the seminar hall. Dr. Anil Variath, HOD, Law Department, National Law University, Mumbai and Dr. Vijaykumar Shivpuje, Director, Petlex Business Solution Latur were invited as Resource persons. Approximate 200 delegates and students participated in the seminar.

Annual Report of Women’s Studies Center 2018-19

The College follows gender sensitization as its important and best practice to improve its academic administrative functioning. To enable the women to stand in the great task of National development and to make them know about their role and status in today’s social, economic, educational, legal, cultural and political spheres, the Women’s Studies Centre is constituted. It is intending to promote and strengthen women’s studies through teaching, research, dissemination of knowledge and field action. The Centre has accepted the social responsibility to spread the feminist perspective, develop and empower the women.

Women’s Studies Centre arranges the programs relating to gender issues. The academic deliberations on values like equality, co-operation, tolerance, generosity, truth, justice and excellence are promoted during value education. The Centre has brought out a categorical documentation project on National Perspectives of Women Rights’. It is in a book form which is available for reference in Library.

Women’s Studies Centre is instrumental in arranging various community-oriented programs of the College. It encourages the students to undertake community-oriented activities like social work, health-hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, blood donation, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness and so on. It had established linkages with NOGs and other agencies for organising various programs. It also undertakes consultancy services on women related issues.

The Centre arranges the various Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Legal Aid Camps, Guest lectures, Free Medical camps for girl students, Stress management programs, various training programs, consultancy services on women related issues etc.

  • Facultyis motivated to participate and present women related articles in various seminars
  • Studentsare encouraged to opt women related topics for their dissertation as a part of curriculum in M Program
  • Asa part of curriculum in M-I year students are encouraged to opt women related issues for non-doctrinal research assignments.
  • Volunteersof the Centre also contribute their articles on women issues in the College
  • TheCentre is promoting Women’s studies for Research Program leading to the award of d Degree.
  • TheLibrary is enriched with valuable books of reference on women’s studies which are very much useful for research work.

Activities

  1. Ganesh Chatturthy Celebration – 13th September 2018
    Dayanand Education society celebrated Ganesh Festival honouring Lord Ganesha with full zeal and vigour, colourfully decorated Lord Ganesha Idol was placed in the Dayanand girls hostel which witnessed maximum grandeur. The festival was very enthusiastic and lively followed by various competitions such as dance, singing, Rangoli, Mehndi, hairstyle etc. To bring out the talent from students and provide platform, every year these competitions are conducted by Women’s Studies Centre during Ganesh Festival. (Debate-20.09.18,Dance-20.09.18, Singing-20.09.18, Matching – 20.09.18, Mehndi-23.09.18
  2. Dandiya Program for Girls at Dayanand Girls Hostel – 14th Oct. 2018
    Navratri Utsav was performed and memorialize by arranging dandiya program at girls hostel on 14th Oct. 2018. Best Dress and Best Danidya Player awards were given to encourage girls for participation. Almost four hundred to five hundred girls gave their active participation. To empower them socially, Women’s Studies Centre conducts the Navratri Program
  3. Women commission Exam under Women’s Studies Centre – 20th December 2018
    The College under Women’s Studies Centre, as per the instructions given by National Commission for Women successfully conducted the Nation Wide Competition on Laws Related to Women. It was conducted on 20.12.2018 at 10.00am in the College. Seventy students register their names and fifty four students appeared for the exam. Complying all the guidelines the compilation was conducted. The exam was conducted under the Co- ordinatorship of Dr. P. P. Nathani  and Dr. S. D. Panchal.
  4. Motivational Lecture by Shri Kaustab Divegaonkar, Commissioner, Mahanagar Palika, Latur – 20th January 2019.
    The Commissioner, Latur was invited to address and boost the girls hostel inmates for their further career. The motivational Lecture was held on 20th January 2019. Students were counseled that marks doesn’t matter, sometimes success and sometimes learning, it is part of career. The program was inaugurated with the welcome speech by committee member and summed up with vote of thanks proposed by Dr. P. P. Nathani, Assistant Professor, Dayanand College of Law, Latur. It was attended by 400 students
  5. Consumer Court Visit – 12th February 2019
    The Women’s Studies Centre arranged District Consumer Redressal Forum Visit on 22.02.19 for LL.B. II year and BSL IV year students. Students observed the proceedings in the forum. They were guided by Panel members. The visit was organized by Shri R. R. Shetty, Lecturer of the College.
  6. Family Court Visit – 12th February 2019
    Being the academic exercise Women’s Studies Centre arranged Family Court Visit. The teacher incharge took the students to Family Court on 12.02.19 to watch conciliation proceedings and to observe the mode of settlement of disputes relating to marriage and family affairs. Approximately one hundred and fifty students attended the visit.
  7. Legal Aid Camp at Kharola – 3th march 2019
    Women’s Studies Centre and Legal Aid Clinic organized one day Legal Aid Camp at Kharola village, Renapur Taluka on 5th March 2019. Two hundred students attended the Camp and gave their active participation. It was arranged to create the awareness about the rights and responsibilities of an individual. Students, with their legal knowledge tried to resolve the legal issues of rural people.
    The Camp was inaugurated by PI Shri. Gorakh Vishwanath Dive, Renapur Police Station Renapur. Dr. P.P. Nathani, Shri Shetty R. R. were also present. Students provided inexpensive services of basic nature like legal advice, drafting of petitions and other documents of legal importance. Under the guidance of the teachers, students rendered various services and tried to resolve some disputes through mediation process. It made them responsible citizen and brought realization of the present situation.
    Students performed various skits to create awareness on contemporary issues such as – Women safety & security, Superstition, Effects of Alcoholism, Girl child Education etc.
  8. Police Station Visit at Renapur – 5th March 2019
    Students of LLB. II year and BSL IV year visited Renapur Police Station on 5.03.2019. Two hundred students visited the Police Station, PI Shri Gorakh Vishwanath Dive and Police Incharge Shri Ganesh Patil gave maximum co-operation. Every minute detail was provided about the functioning of the Police. They showed the weapon treasure, Jail, Cybercell, and So on. The procedure of online complaint registration was also taught. Web portal was shown. PI and their staff welcomed the College Staff and Students and served them with breakfast.
  9. Socio-legal Survey at Kharola – 5th March 2019
    On the same day of legal aid, socio-legal survey was conducted at Kharola on 05.03.2019. Students were grouped to do survey which helped in establishing good relationship with the people so they could openly discuss their legal issues with us. students resolved the matter calmly & patiently and satisfied them with proper legal advice.
    Free legal advice was provided to public in general. First hand information was collected and analyzed under the guidance of Dr. P. P. Nathani and Shri R. R. Shetty.
  10. Rally on Equality – 5th March 2019
    Students of LL.B. II year & BSL IV year arranged a rally in the village kharola on 05.03.2019 to give the message of Equality to villagers. Staff and students participated with zeal & spirit.
  11. Women’s Day Celebration : 8th March 2019
    The Women’s Studies Centre of the College celebrated Women’s Day with great joy and zeal. It is a day to acknowledge the role of women and making the world a better place for everyone to live in. Mrs. Madhavi Maske PSI was invited to address the students on the topic, “Crime Against Women”. More than one hundred and thirty girl students participated in the program. Dr. Prachi Ruikar, Gynecologists empowered Medically and gave a health related awareness. The program was great success. All the lady teachers were felicitated.
  12. Medical Check-up Camp – Dt. 08.03.19
    On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Women’s Studies Centre conducted Free Medical Check-up Camp for girl students in the College premises. Dr. Prachi Ruikar, Gynecologist, Latur was invited for the Camp for health fitness. One hundred & thirty students undergone for check-up. The program was coordinated by Women’s Studies Centre.
  13. Free HB Check-up Camp – 8th March 2019
    In collaboration with Bhalchandra Blood bank, Latur Women’s Studies Centre conducted Free HB Check-up Camp for girls on the occosion of 8th March 2019.
  14. Lok Adalat Visit – 17th March 2019
    The team of staff and student participated in Lok Adalat Panel, organized by District Legal services Authority, Latur on 17th March 2019. Principal District Judge Hon’ble Mrs. Vrushali Joshi met the students and interacted with them. She encouraged the students to have participation in all the activities organized by District Legal services Authority.
  15. Jail Visit
    Staff and students of the Centre visited Sai Jail Latur , undertrial Prison. The visit was arranged in collaboration with District Legal Services Authorities, Latur The permission was granted for thirty students. Two staff members and thirty students visited the jail and delivered awareness lectures on socio-legal issues. Facilities available to the female prisoners were examined and observed

Annual Report of Women’s Studies Center 2017-18

To enable the women to stand in the great task of National development and to make them know about their role and status in today’s social, economic, educational, legal, cultural and political spheres, the Women’s Studies Centre is constituted. It is intending to promote and strengthen women’s studies through teaching, research, dissemination of knowledge and field action. The Centre has accepted the social responsibility to spread the feminist perspective, develop and empower the women.

Women’s Studies Centre arranges the programs relating to gender issues. The academic deliberations on values like equality, co-operation, tolerance, generosity, truth, justice and excellence are promoted during value education. The Centre has brought out a categorical documentation project on National Perspectives of Women Rights’. It is in a book form which is available for reference in Library.

Women’s Studies Centre is instrumental in arranging various community-oriented programs of the College. It encourages the students to undertake community- oriented activities like social work, health-hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, blood donation, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness and so on. It had established linkages with NGOs and other agencies for organizing various programs. It also undertakes consultancy services on women related issues.

Following activities were conducted during this academic year:

  1. One Day Seminar on Gender Sensitization  24/09/2017
    Women’s Studies Centre organised One Day Seminar on Gender Sensitisation on 24th Sep 217. Dr. Suresh Khole, Social Activist, Pune was invited as the key Speaker of the Program. It was arranged by Dr. P.P. Nathani and Dr. S.D.Panchal
  2. One Day Workshop and Training Program on Self Defence for Girls – 23/07/17
    Mrs. Surekha Giri was invited to give training on self defence techniques to the girl students at Dayanand hostel the purpose behind the program was to give small Learnings which can give girls the skill and confidence to fight against abuser. Every girl should know to give herself the best. More than 300 students got the education about these techniques.
  3. Tree Plantation Program at Hostel – 23/07/17
    To inculcate the sense of responsibility towards Environment conservation tree plantation program was arranged at Dayanand Girls Hostel. All Girls inmates enthusiastically planted various tree in the Campus with Ladies Committee.
  4. Dandiya Program – 28/09/2017
    Navratri Utsav was celebrated with full fun and enjoyment on 28/09/2017 at Dayanand Girls Hostel. To motivate & encourage the students and to bring out their hidden talents, best dress, best dandiya players awards were awarded.
  5. Socio-Legal Survey at Latur Jail- 23/10/2017
    Volunteers of the Legal Aid Committee, under the orders of Hon’ble High Court and District Legal Services Authorities conducted a survey regarding the facilities available at undertrial prison at Latur especially to women. 20 students participated in the survey along with the Co-ordinator Dr. Shubhangi Panchal on 23rd Oct 2017.
  6. Participation as a Resource Person in One Day workshop on CEDAW – Women and children Rights- 12/01/2018
    On behalf of Women’s Studies Centre and Human Rights Education Center Dr.G.G. Panchal on the invitation from Dept. of Social Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded Delivered a lecture on CEDAW and its Implementation and acted as a Recourses person in One Day Workshop organized by SRTM University, Nanded in the collaboration with National Human Right Commission, India on 12 January 2018.
  7. A Program on Women Empowerment- 28/01/2018
    The Program was arranged to empower and educate girls and to shape their future and accelerate progress. It’s a small step to make them know about their role and status in today’s social, economic, educational, legal, cultural and political spheres. Hon’ble Mrs Vrushali Joshi, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Latur and Mrs S.M.Shinde District and Sessions Judge, Latur were invitedto sensitize the girls. Hon’ble Management Dayanand Education Society, Latur also graced the occasion. It was coordinated by Dr. P.P.Nathani.
  8. World Cancer Awareness Day -02/02/2018
    The program was arranged to stress upon the early detection and cure of cancer by creating awareness One can detect it with its signs and symptoms and can consult a doctor at a very early stage. Dr. Mamta pariekh, Dentist surgeon was invited to address our students. Main purpose for observation of the day was to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment which will help in reducing illness and death caused by cancer. The Program was Co-ordinated by Dr. P.P. Nathani.
  9. International Women’s Day Celebrations – 08/03/2018
    The College under Women’s studies Centre celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018. The College acknowledged the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women Mrs. Uma Vyas, women activist and her group were invited to sensitize the students on gender issues. The group played Skit on “the Changing Roles of Women in Modern Society”.
  10. One Day Training Program on Self Defence – 10-03-2018
    Fourteen Girl Students got training for Self Defence on 10/03/2018. Mrs. Smita Khanapure, President, Congress, Latur organized One Day Program to empower the ladies to defend ourselves. Mrs. Surekha Gire was invited to train the students.
  11. Visit to Family Court – 22nd March 2018
    The Centre conducted Family Court visit for the students on 22nd March 2018. The students watched conciliation proceedings conducted in Family Court and observed the way of Settlement of Disputes relating to Marriage and Family affairs. More than one hundred and twenty students participated in the visit.
  12. Guest Lecture on Legal Aid and Legal Services Authorities – 23/03/2018
    Hon’ble Shri R.Y. Shaikh, retired Principal District Judge, Latur was invited to deliver the lecture on Legal Aid and Legal Services Authorities. The Lecture was arranged by the Women’s Studies Centre and ADR Practical for LLB II year and BSL IV year students. The Guest focused on the provisions of Free Legal Aidto women.
  13. Legal Aid Camp at Aambulga Village – 09/04/2018
    The College organized One Day Camp at Ambulga village on 9th April 2018. More than one hundred thirty students participated in the Camp. The purpose behind the Camp was to empower villagers regarding their rights and to resolve their legal issues. The students worked to provide Legal Education and to build public awareness about the Laws. Four skits were performed by LLB II year students and BSL IV year students on various contemporary issues to inform the villagers about their rights. Six lectures were also delivered.
    The Legal Aid Camp was inaugurated with the auspicious hands of Senior Advocate Shri. Madhavrao T. Ingale, and Senior Advocate Shri Jambhavantrao Sonkawde.
    Students provided an inexpensive service of basic nature like legal advice, drafting of petitions and their documents of legal importance. Students of the college, under the guidance of their incharge teachers rendered legal services and tried to resolve disputes of local people by mediation. Students entertained the family issues also.
    The visit made them to realize the reality of the society. The camp was conducted under Women’s Studies Centre Legal Aid Clinic and ADR Practical. Dr. P.P. Nathani, Dr. S.D. Panchal, and Shri R.R.Shetty conducted the Camp.
  14. Socio-Legal Survey conducted at Ambulga – 09th April 2018
    Socio-Legal Survey was conducted at Ambulga with Legal Aid Camp on the same day on 09th April 2018. Students were grouped to do the survey which helped in establishing good relationship with the people so they could openly discuss their legal issues with us. Students responded calmly and patiently and satisfied them with proper legal advice free Legal advice was provided to the Public in general.
    Firsthand information was collected and was analyzed under the guidance of Dr.P.P. Nathani, Dr. S.D. Panchal and Shri R.R. Shetty.
  • Faculty is motivated to participate and present women related articles invarious seminars Studentsare encouraged to opt women related topics for their dissertation as a part of curriculum in M Program
  • Asa part of curriculum in LL.M-I year students are encouraged to opt women related issues for non-doctrinal research
  • Volunteersof the Centre also contribute their articles on women issues in the College
  • TheCentre is promoting Women’s studies for Research Program leading to the award of Ph.d Degree.
  • TheLibrary is enriched with valuable books of reference on women’s studies which are very much useful for research work.

Dr. P.P.Nathani,
Director, Women’s Studies Centre
Assistant Professor, Dayanand College of Law

Annual Report of Women’s Studies Center 2016-17

To enable the women to stand in the great task of National development and to make them know about their role and status in today‟s social, economic, educational, legal, cultural and political spheres, the Women’s Studies Centre is constituted. It is intending to promote and strengthen women’s studies through teaching, research, dissemination of knowledge and field action. The Centre has accepted the social responsibility to spread the feminist perspective, develop and empower the women.

Women’s Studies Centre arranges the programs relating to gender issues. The academic deliberations on values like equality, co-operation, tolerance, generosity, truth, justice and excellence are promoted during value education. The Centre has brought out a categorical documentation project on National Perspectives of Women Rights’. It is in a book form which is available for reference in Library.

Women’s Studies Centre is instrumental in arranging various community- oriented programs of the College. It encourages the students to undertake community-oriented activities like social work, health-hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, blood donation, AIDS awareness, environmental awareness and so on. It had established linkages with NGOs and other agencies for organising various programs. It also undertakes consultancy services on women related issues. Following activities were conducted:

  1. One Day Seminar on Women Empowerment – 20th October 2016 –
    Women‟s Studies Centre of the College conducted one day seminar on Women Empowerment on 20.10.2016. Mrs. V.C. Dandime, API, CAWC, Latur was invited as the Chief Guest of the Seminar. The Seminar was divided into two sessions. The seminar was planned to ignite the deliberations for bringing the gap between the law and ground realities and to discuss the role of women in india‟s inclusive growth and how women empowerment can increase the velocity of inclusive growth, through capacity building.
    Resource person highlighted on the social backwardness of the women which needs to be uplifted especially by controlling the increasing instances of crime against women.
  2. Counselings and guidance by Dr. Vitthal Lahane (Plastic and Burn Surgeon, Latur) at Girls Hostel – 19th February 2017.
    To provide the Psyco-social to girls students as it is a time when gender roles diverge sharply, girls and boys experience their lives differently. The world expands for boys and increase their freedom but narrows for girls who have less freedom. While both experience social and economic restrictions, girls face much more extensive limitations on their ability to move freely and to make decisions affecting their education, work, marriage and relationship. This age i.e. from 19th to 24th year is a particularly vulnerable phase for girls who are exposed to the possibility of marriage, pregnancy, domestic work, sexual abuse exploitation, hindrances in education and health problems. Gender based discrimination has for reaching implications for girls and women in terms of education , job opportunity, health and nutrition, protection from violence abuse and exploitation. Recognizing this crucial area Dayanand College of Law in collaboration with other sister Institutions arranged a talk on „Once the opportunity is gone will never come  Dr. Vithal Lahane was invited to highlight the emotional and career development perspectives. The program helped in empowering girls with proper knowledge to adopt positive practices, access preventive, curative and protective services. Girls were provided with a platform and free environment to take part in discussions and deliberations which made them ready to take proper decisions affecting their lives. More than three hundred girls participated from all Dayanand College.
  3. Guest lecture on the functioning of Lok Adalat – 25thFebruary 2017.
    To impart the practical knowledge about the working of Lokadalat where the cases are settled amicably with the mutual consent of the parties and to make them know about the forums where the disputes are resolved outside the count, the lecture on lokadalat was arranged by Women‟s Studies Centre on 25th February 2017. Lokadalat helps the women to get justice through alternative Mechanism. It was a small step to enlighten the women students especially with the knowledge of their legal rights and with a capacity to use these rights in a meaningful manner. Lokadalat helps women in redressal of their grievances by providing prelitigation services which also facilitates speedy justice. Adv. Mrs. Chayya Malwad, Advocate Latur District Bar, Latur and Panel Member of District Legal Services Authorities Latur was invited to enlighten the students about the functioning of the Lokadalats.
  1. One Day Workshop on Sexual Harassment at Working Place – 27thFebruary 2017
    As per the instructions given by S.R.T.M.University, Nanded women‟s grievance cell and Women‟s Studies Centre of the College conducted one day workshop on Sexual Harassment at working place on 27th February  Senior Advocate Shri. Vishal Dixit, Latur District Bar was invited a Resource Person of the Program and delivered a keynote address on the same. It was organized to sensitize the staff and students about the complaint Mechanism Authorities and Remedies under the Act. Staff and 200 students gave their active participation. The program was coordinated by Dr. Mahajan S.A.
  2. Essaycompetition on “Importance of Women’s Employment” at girl Hostel on 8th March 2017
    On the eve of International Women‟s Day the Women‟s Studies Centre of the College organized an essay competition on Importance of Women‟s Employment at girls Hostel on 08th March 2017
  3. Rally on Women Empowerment – 08thMarch 2017
    International Women‟s Day is an annual celebration in the College by recognizing women‟s economic, political and social  It also serves to highlight the ongoing struggle for gender equality. On this occasion the Dayanand College of Law, Latur in collaboration with Women‟s Wing of Women Doctors Association, Latur organized a Rally to Empower Women and protested against women molestation.
    Staff of the College, students and Doctors came on road together to force the world to recognize the inequalities which persist in the society. The purpose was to celebrate the inspiring and courageous work women around the world are doing to secure women‟s rights and shape more tolerant equitable societies.
    Women rally was organized as a part of International Women‟s Day celebrations. Rally started at 7.30 am from town hall and reached Polytechnic Ground at 9.00am. Girl students raised slogans demanding empowerment of women by giving them equal rights and checking violence against women. The participants also carried boards giving messages of “Beti Bachao Beti Padao‟, save girl child.
    More than Two hundred girl students and 200 Doctors actively participated in the rally and made it success.
    Dr. Kulkarni Jyotsna and Dr. Mantri Sarita, Dr. Kalyan Barmade, Dr.Deepak Gugale, Senior Doctors were presents (Guests of the Program) said that women uplift themselves, their families and communities and each other; they should dream big and believe that they can achieve anything; Now, they are ready to play bigger role in the Country‟s Development. The program was over by the speeches of Dr. Kulkarni and Dr. Mantri Sarita at Polytechnic Ground by 10.30
  1. A Talk on “Women in the changing world of works – 09thMarch 2017 – On the eve of Women‟s Day the College arranged a talk on “Women in the Changing World of Work”  Nayan Rajmane (MA, B.ed, M.Phil) a social activists and writer, Latur was invited as the Chief Guest of the Program. She delivered a speech on the topic women in the changing world of work. She highlighted on the Women‟s Economic Empowerment. Despite, recognizing progress, structural barriers continue to hinder progress. Women in all professions face sticky floors, leaking pipelines and broken ladders, glass ceilings and glass walls. At the current pace, it may take 170 years to achieve economic equality among men & women – according to estimates from the world economic forum‟s latest Gender Gap Report said the Guest. The program was held on 08.03.2017 at 10.30am to 1.00pm. Principal, whole hearted welcome the Guest and extended warm welcome to everyone.
    She brought the dark pictures of realities happening against women in the societies which made everyone very emotional. She discussed the height of vulnerability of women being tortured by her near ones. Women will be suppressed while selecting fields (area of study)
    Address gender gaps in accessing good quality jobs is not just the right thing to do from a human rights perspective. Stability security decency is required from State side. It can be strengthen by equal remuneration, Women higher education, open pathways to good jobs, career progress, removal of inequalities, tolerant equitable societies, sharing burden strengthen women‟s collective voice, active role of NGOs and so on.
    The program was concluded by presenting write ups and poems on women‟s issues. Proactively students cameup to express their views Dr. S.T.Suryawanshi, Asst. Professor delivered his speech on importance of women. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. S.A. Mahajan, Librarian. Both the programs were co- ordinated by Dr. P.P.Nathani, Asst. Professor of the College.
  1. Installation of Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine – 08thMarch 2017
    At Dayanand Girls Hostel Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine was installed on 8th March  Ms. Anita Mamadge, Social Activists was invited to guide the girl students about the health and hygiene issues. Medical awareness on Menstruation was provided to them.
  2. Legal Aid Camp at Chakur – 24thMarch 2017
    Women‟s Studies centre organized one day Legal Aid Camp at Chakur on 24th March 2017. More than Two hundred students were taken to the camp. The objectives behind the camp was to empower villagers regarding issues involving the law. The centre took efforts to give public legal education to build public awareness about the  6 dramas were played on various contemporary issues to inform the villagers about their rights and to understand their circumstantial problems in detail. The drama‟s were played on corruption, superannuation, dowry harassment, domestic Violence, Child Labour, Cashless Digital India and women empowerment. Lectures were also delivered on Right to Information Act, Consumer Protection, Lokadalats, Remedies under Domestic Violence, 498 A, Government Policies for farmers and so on. Groups of students provide an inexpensive services of basic nature like legal advice, Drafting of Petitions and other documents of legal importance. It is also for rendering legal services and resolving dispute of local people by Mediation. The visit made them to realize the reality of the society. This camp was a success and the centre achieved its objective of contributing to the society.
  3. Socio-legal Survey at Chakur – 24thMarch 2017
    Socio legal survey was conducted at chakur with legal aid camp on the same day of 24th March 2017. Students were grouped into ten ten students to conduct the socio legal survey. The purpose of the survey was to establish good relationship with the people so that they could openly discuss their legal issues with us and we could satisfy them with proper legal advices. The targeted group was vulnerable women and other victims to whom we can inform about their legal rights. Free legal advice to the public in general was provided during the camp. First hand information was collected and was analysed under the guidance of Dr. P.P. Nathani and Prof. Mrs. S.D. Panchal. Solutions for the disputes are given so that preventing them from reaching the court.
  1. Women‟sStudies Centre nominated Two Teachers to participate in the Two Day National Seminar on “Women Empowerment” organized by Shivneri Mahavidyalaya, Shirur Anantpal, Dist Latur 27th February 2016. Both the teachers, Dr. P.P. Nathani and Prof. S.D. Panchal gave active participation and presented Research Papers.
  2. Free Medical Checkup camp at Dayanand Girls Hostel – 2nd April 2017.
    Dr. Ravi Tapadiya (MBBS, M.D.(Skin, VD, Leprosy) was inmates to conduct the camp. 175 Hostel inmates had their Medical Checkup.
  1. LL.M. II year students were encouraged to opt women related topics for their dissertation Research work. Eight students successfully completed and submitted their research work on contemporary women issues.

Annual Report of Women’s Studies Center 2015-16

  1. Following activities were conducted in the Academic year – 2015-16
    1. Ya Haluvar Vayashi Julvun Ghetana 30.08.2015
    One Day Counseling Program was arranged by the Dayanand Girls Hostel Committee under
    Women’s Studies Centre on 30.08.2015. Social activist Mrs. Kumudini Bhargav was invited as
    the key speaker (Chief Guest) of the program. More than three hundred hostel inmates
    participated.
    2.Free Medical Check Up Camp –05.09.2015 – Dayanand Education Society arranged the free
    Heath Check-up Camp at Dayanand girls Hostel. Haemogram Blood Test ( SBC ) and CBC test
    were conducted for five hundred students, the Camp was taken for one week. On 5th Sep 2015
    the Camp was inaugurated at 9.30 am at the reading room of Girls Hostel. Blood samples were
    collected by the organization invited. The Program was conducted by Dayanand Education
    Society, Women’s Studies Centre and Latur Obstetrics Gynaecological Society.
    3. Medical awareness Programme at Girls Hostel. Dt. 13/ 09/2015 – Mega event of Medical
    Awareness program was conducted by the Dayanand Education Society and Women’s Studies
    Centre at Girls Hostel on 13.09.2015 from 9.00am to 5.00pm. More than Ten well known
    doctors were invited to conduct Medical Check up of girls inmates and to deliver lectures on
    various health issues. Lectures were delivered on following issue – Breast Cancer, Survical
    Cancer, Haemoglobin Deficiency, PCOS, and so on
    4. 19.10.2015 – Meditation towards Peace and Happiness –
    Chief Guest – Dr. Hajgude Varsha(M.B.B.S., MS, MCH). Meditation program was arranged
    under Women’s Studies Centre and Human Rights Education Centre on 19th October 2015 at
    11.00am at Seminar Hall. Dr. Hajgude Varsha, MBBS, MS, MCH was invited as the Chief
    Guest of the Program. She delivered the keynote address.
    5. The Legal Aid Camp – Nalegaon – 06.02.2016
    The Camp was conducted by LL.B-II and BSL-IV students under the guidance of in charge
    Miss. Poonam Nathani at village Nalegaon on 06.02.2016. They conducted legal surveys and
    performed legal awareness skits for the villagers. Adv. Shri. Annarao Patil, Gram Panchyat
    Members were the guests of the Program. Dramas and skits on the Legal issue were played by
    our students.
    6. Medical Awareness Program on Polycystic Ovarian Syndromes 10.02.2016 – Women’s
    Studies Centre of the College in Collaboration with Yuvti Kalyan Mandal of Sister Institutions
    organized a medical awareness program on Polycystic Ovarian Syndromes by Gynaecologist
    Dr. Snehal Deshmukh and Dr. Anuja Kulkarni on 10th February 2016. The Program was
    specially arranged for Girl students of all the colleges of Dayanand Education Society, Latur.
    7. Legal Literacy Program at Harangul (Bu) Latur – 23.02.2016. – Under the Human Rights
    Education centre Prof. G.G.Panchal and Prof. P.P.Nathani conducted one day Legal Literacy
    Program at Harangul on 23.02.2016. The Students of LL.B-II and BSL-IV played Dramas and
    Skits on various Socio Legal issues such as Andhshraddha, Farmer Suicide, Domestic Violence
    and Human Trafficking. Various Lectures were delivered by the students on contemporary
    issues. More than 200 students participated in the Camp.
    8. Socio-Legal surveys – Socio-Legal Surveys were conducted at the villages Nalegaon and
    Harungul, Dist. Latur. Student volunteers collected the information and the problems of
    villagers with regard to women related issues. The problems were discussed in the meeting and
    proper solutions were provided. Through Legal Aid Clinic also legal assistance was provided
    to the villagers.
    LL.M Dissertations on Women related topics – LL.M II year students were encouraged to
    opt women related topics for their dissertation Research Work. This year the research was
    conducted on following issues- 1. Empowering Women through
    Legal Aid
    2. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 – A Birds Eye View
    3. Law, Morality and Surrogacy – with special reference to Assisted Reproductive
    Technology
    4. Abortion – A Debate on Law and Morality
    5. A Study on National Human Rights Commission : Practice and Reality
    6. An overview of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013
    7. Mediation – New Dimension of Access to Justice
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