The Center aims to become a pioneer in gender and family research and teaching through linking knowledge creation to policy-making, and engaging with past as well as present of Hinduism.
The Center would serve as a platform to share knowledge and experiences towards reducing gender inequalities and enriching family lives through engaging with multiple disciplines ranging from philosophy to anthropology, politics to sociology.
The Centre would bring together theory and practice of gender equality and family life by promoting groundbreaking research and teaching towards an inclusive and happy society, drawing from rich Hindu tradition as well as modernity.
The Center faculty is engaged in research and developing courses on a variety of issues related to gender and family issues. More specifically, the faculty is scrutinizing the positioning of family and women in Hindu religious scriptures as well as in the writings and practices of renowned thinkers and reformers. Alongside bringing into forefront the finer points of Hindu way of life, attempts are made to analyze the ways in which a number of reformers sought to interpret and restructure the tradition, challenging the established practices and seeking to bring reforms appropriate for the modern age.
Degrees : Doctoral, Master’s and Certificate
We believe age is a number and learning is lifelong. We, hence, invite all eligible learners to enroll for doctoral research (thesis-only/course-based) on a variety of related issues. A Masters course on Hinduism, Family and Gender issues will be offered from Spring 2018. The Center is currently offering an online certificate course for counselors and social workers.