Women have been marginalized through the ages and they have been attributed a subordinate position in society all over the World. In the recent past gender sensitization programmes have been adopted to redress the imbalanced behavior towards women. The UGC has promoted, strengthened and given direction to the women’s studies programme in the country since the VII Plan period. Women’s Studies Centre have been established in the University system in the VIII, IX and X Plan Periods and Women’s Studies Cells have been established in the Colleges as a part of such endeavor.
Suren Das College is situated in a rural area, mostly inhabited by poor, illiterate and socially backward communities. It may be assumed that if the overall condition of women in general is bad, then the condition of under privileged, illiterate, rural women will certainly be worse. As a premier institute of the society in general and for the interest of the students of the college in particular, the college may undertake certain activities for the welfare of women.
Under such circumstances, the necessity of a Women’s Studies Cell was felt and it was opened on Dec. 15, 2003.
1. To create awareness among girls and women about their rights.
2. To sensitize students and society about gender equality.
3. To assess women’s contribution to the social process.
4. To make people aware of women’s issues.
5. To assist girls and women to empower themselves.
The Women's Studies Cell of Suren Das College is formed as per guidelines of the Women's Studies Research Centre of Gauhati University. The present composition of the cell is as follows-
Dr. Hiranya Kr. Sarma
Principal, Suren Das College
Dr. Rupanjoli Hazarika
Jt. Co-ordinator :
Dr. Sangita Medhi
Dr. Ripima Buzarbaruah
Dr. Binita Das
Ms. Monmi Kakati
Dr. Binita Baishya
Dr. Bhanita Nath
Dr. Kanan Kumari Ojah
Ms. Rashmita Hajowary
Dr. Nirmali Kakati
Ms. Chayanika Goswami
Ms. Bharati Medhi
All the other members of the teaching staff are members of the Women's Studies Cell.