The Department of Women and Gender Studies (DWGS) is committed to create, foster and nurture gender sensitive attitude and to encourage critical thinking and voluntary engagement among the students.
The courses of DWGS are carefully designed to equip the students with the skills to contribute to the development of Bangladesh using a gender lens.
DWGS will regularly revisit their curriculum, syllabus and curricular and co-curricular activities in order to address the more contemporary issues and keep updated with the changes that is taking place both at local and global context.
DWGS will become a central platform for national and global research collaboration with a view to produce, share and disseminate feminist knowledge by connecting the local to global. International meetings, conferences, dialogue in regular intervals, academic exchange of faculties and students, large scale research initiatives will be the way to such global collaboration.
DWGS will develop more convivial physical, infrastructural and intellectual space including digitalized system and highly equipped class rooms and seminars for faculties, with students and scholars from abroad for knowledge sharing.
DWGS with its different academic and non- academic activities, such as celebration of different days, will take the lead to build awareness on gender equality and help induce visible social change and transformation in gender mainstreaming and women’s development in Bangladesh.
DWGS will act as a ‘state of art’ interdisciplinary forum engaging into extracurricular activities like sports, cultural, environment, debating, reader’s and movie clubs, bringing out newsletter and other activities involving both students and faculties.
DWGS will have a number of specialized research centers and international journals to be published regularly with the aim of producing engendered knowledge and contributing in national policy making and advocacy.
Through different academic trainings organized from the department in association with the faculty of Social Sciences and through regular high quality publications, research and teaching experience, the faculties of DWGS will ensure academic integrity and high quality teaching that will help the students to be capable of competing in the national and international job market and academia.