Centre for Gender Studies

About Us

Welcome to the Centre for Gender Studies (CGS), a dynamic hub committed to advancing awareness, research, and education on gender-related issues. Established on April 2nd, 2022, our journey has been marked by dedication to fostering inclusivity, understanding, and positive change in the realm of gender studies. CGS stands unwaveringly committed to Article 15 of the Indian Constitution promoting equality and non-discrimination based on gender.

Article 15

Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.

  1. The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them.
  2. No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them, be subject to any disability, liability, restriction or condition with regard to
    1. Access to shops, public restaurants, hotels and places of public entertainment; or
    2. the use of wells. tanks, bathing ghats, roads and places of public resort maintained wholly or partly out of State funds or dedicated to the use of the general public
  3. Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children
  4. Nothing in this article or in clause (2) of article 29 shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.


Gender Research

At CGS, we are dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research on various facets of gender, including gender roles, inequality, violence, and LGBTQIA+ issues. Our aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of gender-related challenges and their societal impact.

Gender Education

We offer comprehensive education and training on gender-related topics to students, researchers, policymakers, and the broader community. Through courses, workshops, and seminars, we empower individuals to engage critically with gender studies.

Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusivity

Advocating for and promoting gender equality and inclusivity is central to our mission. We work to dismantle policies and practices perpetuating gender discrimination, raise awareness about gender sensitivity, and encourage self-reflection on biases.


Recognizing the intersectionality of gender with other social identities, such as race, class, sexuality, and disability, is a fundamental aspect of our work. We explore how various forms of oppression and privilege intersect and impact individuals and communities.

Creating Safe Spaces

We are committed to establishing safe and inclusive spaces for open discussions on gender-related issues. These spaces encourage dialogue and exploration without fear of discrimination or judgment.

Community Engagement

Engaging with the local community and broader society is essential for raising awareness, promoting dialogue, and fostering positive change around gender issues.

Collaboration and Networking

Collaborating with academic departments, research institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and international scholars is crucial to our collective efforts in addressing gender challenges on a global scale.

Supporting Gender Scholars

We provide support and resources for scholars and researchers conducting gender studies research, including grants, fellowships, and access to research materials.

Policy Advocacy

Engaging in policy advocacy is one of our core activities. We strive to influence government and institutional policies to address gender-based discrimination and promote gender equality.

Publications and Dissemination

We publish research findings, books, journals, and reports that contribute to academic literature and inform public discourse on gender issues.


Our vision is to continually evolve, guided by emerging research areas, societal developments, and the expertise and interests of our members. Through our objectives, we aim to advance understanding, promote gender equality, and contribute to positive change in the field of gender studies.

Academic Advisory Committee

Meet the dedicated individuals on our Academic Advisory Committee who provide invaluable guidance and support:

Advisory Committee Members-

  1. Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, SJ, Principal [Chairperson]
  2. Rev. Fr. Johnson Padiyara, SJ, Vice-Principal, Raghabpur Campus. [Deputy -Chairperson]
  3. Prof. Bertram DaSilva, Vice Principal, Arts & Science
  4. Rev. Dr. Peter Arockiam, SJ, Treasurer & Vice-Principal, Commerce(Evening) and BMS
  5. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kulandai, SJ, Vice Principal, Commerce (Morning)
  6. Dr. Swati Sarkar, Vice Principal, Department of Education
  7. Dr. Amitava Roy, Department of Commerce (Morning)
  8. Dr. Ayan Chandra, Department of Statistics
  9. Dr. Farhat Bano, Department of Political Science
  10. Dr. Saswati Chaudhuri, Department of Commerce (Morning)
  11. Dr. Samrat Roy, Department of Commerce (Morning)
  12. Dr. Madhumita Acharya, Department of Bengali, Raghabpur Campus
  13. Dr. Panchali Sen, Department of Political Science (Coordinator)

Working Committee Members:

  1. Dr. Indranath Chaudhuri, Department of Physics
  2. Dr. Zaid Al Baset, Department of Sociology
  3. Dr. Tapalina Bhattasali, Department of Commerce (Morning)
  4. Dr. Soumi Bhattacharya, Department of Commerce (Evening)
  5. Dr. Ispita Barat, Department of Mass Communication & Videography
  6. Dr. Durba Bhattacharya, Department of Statistics
  7. Dr. Sudakshina Basu, Department of Bengali, Raghabpur Campus
  8. Dr. Rini Gangopadhyay, Department of Bengali, Raghabpur Campus
  9. Dr. Shaunak Roy, Department of Management Studies (BMS)
  10. Dr. Ruby Mary Notts, Department of Commerce (Evening)
  11. Prof. Ananya Hazra, Department of Education
  12. Dr. Debasree Roy, Dept. of Political Science, Raghabpur Campus
  13. Dr. Arjun Sengupta, Department of English

Nodal Teachers for the Xaverian Gender Champions Club

  1. Dr. Shenjuti Dutta, Department of Mass Communication & Videography for the Main Campus
  2. Prof. Arka Deb Banerjee, Department of History for the Raghabpur Campus


Forthcoming Events

#DateEvent DetailsView - Gender Champions ClubView

Past Events

#DateEvent DetailsView BINARY - Gender Sensitization WorkshopView