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Women’s Development Center

  • Concept

Women play an important role in the society. They are the epicenter of various activities that buzz around them. It is important that women who take up challenging roles in career are encouraged and provided with opportunities to develop professionally.

CDGI is steadily growing group of Institutes, which has facilitated Girls to progress professionally, providing higher technical education to be at par with the highly competitive world. It is imperative that the Girls Students and Lady Faculty are given adequate support to meet up the challenges for them to cope up with work –life –balance as well as grow professionally as competent human resources.

A Women’s Development Center at CDGI is planned to benefit women from this platform. The WDC aims to provide professional guidance to women and girl students of CDGI in building up their leadership qualities, Professional ethics, stress management, dealing with health, hygiene and diet issues to be successful professional.

  • Constitution of the Cell

Advisor –Ms. Bonani Dhar, Adviser Faculty & Students Development Center Development Sociologist, Gender & Training Specialist Ex-World Bank & UN

Bonani Dhar is a Development Sociologist and has 28 years of National and International experience in various development sectors and particularly Training and Human Resource Development, working with the World Bank, United Nations and various other Public Sector Organizations, like NTPC, Coal India, IFFCO and Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad.

Coordinator: Dr. Shikha Agrawal, Associate Professor, MBA Dept.

Dr. Shikha Agrawal is the coordinator of Women Development Center. Having total experience 16 years she believes in working as a catalyst for helping others in improvement of skills and is a versatile professional in field of education. A strong administrator with people skills and expertise to get work done she is an out of box thinker, reformist and empathetic team leader with strong analytical and problem solving abilities.

  • Members
  • 1. CDSE – Ms. Shweta Shah– Faculty Member

  • Student Member

  • 2. CDIPS –Ms. Archana Bhatt – Faculty Member

  • Student Member

  • 3. CDIP – Mrs. Abhilasha Lohokare - faculty member

  • Student Member

  • Activities promoting Women’s Development, Awareness & Empowerment
  • ► Women Friendly Policy

  • ► Awareness on Burning issues impacting women’s lives

  • ► Development of Management abilities as women

  • ► Professional Ethics

  • ► Leadership and Confidence Building

  • ► Teaching Ethics

  • ► Awareness on Challenges and issues impacting women’s lives

  • ► Women Faculty and Girl Students’ holistic development;

         ■ Professional Growth

         ■ Work-Life Balance

         ■ Health, Hygiene issues

         ■ Child Care

         ■ Self-Defense

         ■ Dress code in work place

         ■ Management and Multi Tasking

  • ► Grievance Redressal

  • ► Sexual harassment Policy

  • ► Awareness about forms of Domestic Violence

  • Method

Lady Faculty Members and Girl Students will be encouraged to understand the issues and challenges impacting their professional growth and ways and means of overcoming them skillfully. Women prove to be good managers if their awareness levels are raised. Hence,

  • ► Orientation programs;

  • ► Training Programs on Professional Ethics, Management abilities, leadership Qualities, Stress Management;

  • ► Symposiums, debates etc.

  • ► Seminars will be organized;

  • ► Inviting dignitaries from various sectors;

  • ► Opportunities in the Media and Public Platform to enable our Girl Students to gain confidence;

  • ► Sports, Gymnasium, games, swimming, Marathon Running etc. will be facilitated;

  • ► Projects for women’s benefits through Social Corporate Responsibilities; connecting Industries, Corporate Houses and Institution,

  • ► Interactions with Women Leaders, Women IAS Officers & Police Officers, Women in Navy, Air Force, Army and Banking Sector;

  • Visibility on E-Campus & Website

The WDC activities will be visible in a vibrant manner to all the students internally and the visitors to the website.

  • Conclusion

Through the Women’s Development Center, all the CDGI, CDIPS and CDIP Institutions will come under one platform to facilitate Women’s Development. It will be a step towards institutionalizing the process and take the crusade to higher levels.

Conceptualized & Written in Consultation with Team WDC by:

Bonani Dhar

Adviser Faculty & Students Development Cell (FSDC), CDGI

Development Sociologist, Gender & Training Specialist

Ex-World Bank & UN

  • Women Development Cell Committee Members

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Ms. Bonani Dhar




Dr. Shikha Agrawal




Ms. Shweta Shah

Asst. Prof., CSE



Ms. Shruti Vohra

Asst. Prof., S & H



Ms. Palak Khandelwal

Asst. Prof., Management


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