Women Development Centre

Objectives

The Women Development Center at mLAC was established to play a pivotal role in the overall growth of Women of this institution and Society. Over the years, the centre had conducted various activities on Skill development (fabric painting, candle making, jewellery making, mushroom cultivation, composting, best of waste) (recycling of paper) and baking classes), Awareness programs (Walkathon, Poster displays, seminars), Self-defense techniques by Martial art experts, talks on Women health and hygiene by Medical practitioners, Prevention of sexual harassments by legal experts, Motivational talks by women achievers and so on.

The WDC with its dedicated faculty members and student volunteers aims to work towards the following objectives:

  • Organize programs that would help towards positive physical and mental health.
  • Be a facilitator for the financial growth of women from finally challenged socio-economic background, by conducting skill training programs
  • Collaborate with Women organizations and NGOs to help women overcome Socioeconomic barriers and transform them to be part of mainstream societies.
  • Conduct various activities such as Debates, Discussions, Seminars, Workshops, walkathon, and theatrical performances to create awareness on different aspects such as health, women’s rights, gender equality, etc.
  • Promote every girl child of the institute and the society to learn self-defence techniques to defend herself from any sort of physical abuse and harassment.
  • Organize camps for health care checkup and make medical services easily accessible related to women health issues
  • Create awareness on gender sensitization to bring change in one’s personal attitude and humanity at large.
  • Educate every girl child on legal rights pertaining to health, discrimination, violence, property, domestic, dowry, and education.

Activities:

Women Development Centre (WDC), mLAC which has been proactive since the year 2005, works towards the empowerment of young women in various areas. It has provided a platform for students to excel through self-confidence and self-discovery leading to professional and personal development. The various programs organized under WDC in the interest of the students are centred on skill development, awareness drive, motivational talks, and women empowerment. Students’ active participation in WDC while conducting these programs have enabled them to hone their organizational and leadership skills.

WDC in the recent past has conducted various activities

Skill Development Programs:

Fabric painting (various techniques), candle making, jewellery, baking classes, composting, mushroom cultivation, best out of waste (using recycled paper)

Awareness Programs:

Walkathon and poster displays to bring cancer awareness

A street play about solid waste management

Talks on women health and hygiene by gynaecologists

Free dental check-up camp to bring awareness about oral hygiene

Yoga sessions for general health and to manage menstrual cramps

Talks by psychiatrists & counsellors on women mental health &well being,

Awareness of consumers rights and other fundamental rights

Awareness of Women rights- Education, Employment, violence, and property

Self Defence Techniques: Demonstration of different martial arts form and self-defence tricks by Martial art experts for students and staff members of mLAC

Motivational Talks: Women achievers from various fields deliver inspirational talks. This program is mainly organized to provide the right impetus for students to identify the opportunities, to integrate that with hard work and reach their goals.
WDC Team:

1. Prof. Aruna H.K., Dept. of Zoology (Coordinator)
2. Prof. Hemavathy E., Dept of Biotechnology (member)
3. Dr. Gowri Neelima, Dept of Biotechnology,(member)
4. Prof. Nethravathy, Dept. of Computer Science, (member)
5. Ms. Saraswati, Dept. of Sociology, (member)
6. Ms. Meghashilpa, Dept. of Commerce, (member)
7. Prof. Jyotsna Thimmaiah, Dept. of Management Studies, (member)

Reports:

2010-2016: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QUOiBX14lSRpyqS9TQlnQfJ9_595n-xy/view?usp=sharing
2018: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11PecJ4N_-l7qioLnyW88cmvBq4EXHn6R/view?usp=sharing
2019: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nlUCoM9oi2oljLly1Rd7_FPmFwN1jrrX/view?usp=sharing
2020: https://drive.google.com/file/d/116PmxZUP4IuMFvu2ukFwNKKO8DJ4GYdi/view?usp=sharing