B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Kalyan Affiliated to University of Mumbai
Women Studies Centre
UGC Sponsored Women’s Studies Centre, established in 2011, conducts activities throughout the academic year keeping in mind the objective: to be a catalyst for active promotion of women’s learning through sustained engagements, superior understanding of needs and knowledge sharing with a feminist perspective. Every year, Women’s Studies Centre jointly with Women Development Cell, organizes various workshops, seminars, certificate courses, lectures aimed at concrete skill development and empowerment of girl students.

With more than 60% of our student body being girls, B.K. Birla College sees a lot of first generation learners. Hence, most activities are aimed at increasing exposure and putting them on the path towards development.

The Centre conducts activities like The Leadership Programme that encourages the girl students to take an active role in leading social surveys on issues like Breast Cancer, Save Our Earth, Child Labour, etc. In order to encourage student participation, we also organise activities like Movie Festival followed by debate and Discussion on Current Issues and Women’s Issues.

List of Committee Members:
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Meeta Bhot- Director
  • Ms. Neerja Israni- Core Faculty
  • Mrs. Smruti Pawar
  • Dr. Shubhangi Chitnis
  • Mrs. Smita Agashe
  • Dr. Suvarna Jadhav
  • Dr. Megha Devle
  • Dr. Sonal Tawde
  • Dr. Sonali Patil
  • Ms. Rinky Rajwani
  • Dr. Madhu Shukrey
  • Mr. Ganesh Kumavat
  • Mr. Viplov Dhone
  • Mr. Samajdar V.
  • Ms. Shivani Kakkar
  • Dr. Pooja Gupta
Advisory Committee:
  • (Mrs) Snehalata Deshmukh
  • Sangeeta Sharma
Some of the activities conducted are:
Self-Defence Workshop
Yoga Workshop


Staff Programme: Durga Puja Celebration


The activities and programmes conducted by WSC and WDC target towards understanding and solving the difficulties faced by our girl students by providing assistance wherever possible. A greater emphasis is placed on human value and awareness regarding women’s rights and laws to bring about intellectual development and self-awareness. Through the Women’s Studies Centre, we bring about sustainable, visible and effective women development in and around B.K. Birla College keeping in mind the cultural sensibilities of our society.