Women Development Cell

The Prime Role of Women Development Cell (WDC) of the College is to deal with cases of sexual harassment and moreover, implementation of the Women policy, in general to promote the well being of female student, teaching and non-teaching women staff of the college. The Activities for the academic year 2011-12 began with the formation of Women Development Cell. Various programmes were organized during this year.


Aims Of WDC
  • To prevent sexual harassment and to promote general well-being of female students, teaching and non teaching women staff of the college.

  • To create social awareness about the problems of women and in particular regarding gender discrimination.

  • To create legal awareness on specific issues concerning girl students and women.

  • To provide career counsilling.

Objectives Of WDC
  • Promotion, development and dissemination of knowledge regarding the role of girl students and women in the present social context.

  • To organize various types of training programmes and create awareness about self-employment schemes for the encouragement of self-reliance among girl students and women.

  • To encourage participation of NGOs working in the area of women’s development in the activities of the Cell.

Members of College WDC

Co-ordinator, LMC Member

Dr. Anupama Gawde

Teacher Representative

Prof. Ranjita Virkar
Prof. Amol Baviskar

Legal Person

Prof. Abhinav Dubey

Non Teaching Staff Representative

Mrs. Kalpana Mhatre

Student Representative

Ms. Jyoti Rinva
Mr. Akshay Pawar

Report Of Women Development Cell In 2017-18

“Self Defence Training Workshop”

Self Defence especially for women is of utmost importance in the kind of the world we live in today. Women, usually referred as the weaker sex, are considered easier targets. In a country like India where the cases of gender violence are on rise, out of which many go unreported. Self Defence for Women has become a necessity more than ever.

The Women are also vulnerable to acid attacks, eve-teasing, rape, kidnapping, molestation and murder. Hence it is the need of the hour that every girl should learn self defence techniques for protection against such crimes.

Women Development Cell organized “Self Defence Training Workshop” on 1st February, 2018. for girl students to create awareness among them about their safety and importance of self-defence. Mr. Kumar Pal, (Kung-Fu 2nd Degree Black Belt Gold Medal in 1st National Kung-Fu do Championship at Hyderabad) and Mr. Rupesh Ambekar, (Taekwondo 2nd Degree Black Belt, Personal trainer in body building) from empowered Butterflies Training and Research Academy gave Practical Training session on self-defence.

This workshop covered basic exercise, hand holding techniques, defence against snatching techniques, defence for front and back attacks, etc. With the growing crimes committed against women in Mumbai this practical workshop empowered women with the necessary skills and the power to defend against violence and abuse. It is need of today that everyone should be physically and mentally strong enough to protect herself and overcome in any situation. The presentation was made on “Empowering Women with Self-Defence.”

They also highlighted Possible Measures that women should take:

  • Note down the number of the cab when travelling alone

  • Enrol for self-defence classes and learn several techniques to physically fight the attacker. (like basic karate, kickboxing, karv-maga, etc)

Presentation also focused Quick Tips and trick for self-defence.

  • Pretend to be submissive at first and fight back when the attacker is off ground.

  • Stay fit enough to run fast.

  • Keep a check when walking on the road to avoid grouping or chain snatching from behind.

  • Keep your purse to your front and walk paying full Attention around.

  • Try avoiding high-heeled footwear when you have to walk a long distance and in unknown territories.

  • Say out ‘STOP’ in a loud and aggressive voice when there is a need.

Practical training was given to girls students, to learn how to defend ourselves, to understand what a threat is, to learn how to get out of dire, desperate situation, and protect ourselves our loved ones, and our families.

Dr. (Mrs) Anupama Gawde

Co-ordinator, Women Development Cell