• The Centre for Women’s Studies of J.B.A.S College for Women, (Autonomous)  Teynampet, Chennai was established in September 2005 with the financial assistance of the University Grants Commission, (U.G.C) New Delhi under the X Plan. It has now successfully completed fourteen 
  • The Centre has the distinction of being the first UGC sponsored Centre among the Colleges in the Chennai City. The objectives of the Centre are Teaching, Training, Research and Advocacy. The Centre has continuously expanded its scope and creatively responding to the needs of staff, students and women.


  • Promoting all forms of gender equity that reflect the needs and aspirations of women.
  • Educating women students about social in equalities that result from various social events that exist in the society.
  • Empowering students and women through a feminist approach which would enable them to think more critically about their own lives & inspiring them to work as active citizens for social justice.


  • The Centre for Women’s Studies provide feminist centered, gender and identity aware programmes.
  • Extends support and expands research on women’s issues.
  • Promotes networking , advocacy and support for women and also serves as s source of information on gender related activities and issues.
  • The centre is committed to the preservation, expansion and transmission of knowledge about women.


  • The Centre has good infrastructural facilities and a two Non-Major Elective Papers for the UG Students of the Forenoon session under the CBCS.
  • The Centre regularly organizes Special Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Conferences and Training program Research in women’s Studies is the major thrust area of the Centre.
  • The Centre involves in creating awareness on social legislation Constitutional guarantees government Policies and programmes available for the development of women.


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