Promotion of Women’s Education with special emphasis on Gender Equity
Out of the very seedbed of patriarchy, Cluny Women’s College, as an institution, is striving to promote women’s education and see the women flower by offering an equal outcome making use of the same resources and opportunities that erstwhile were preserved only for their male counterparts. The journey was never mistaken to be an easy one. It still continues to be challenging even in the foreseeable future. However, discipline, dogged tenacity, picking up responsible acts, empowerment through awareness- social, cultural, religious or economic and penetrating into the weaker and underprivileged sections of the society are the mottos and beliefs of this institution. It also aims at all-round development of the students in a sustained process where the students shall develop into an enlightened being exercising responsible freedom. The students, in collaboration with the other stakeholders, are relentlessly working on their strength, competence and effectiveness while being aware of their limitations and shortcomings, and getting ready for the opportunities as well as challenges to be met in the future. Well-equipped library, technologically enabled inclusive infrastructure, academic flexibility, add on courses, field trips, independent studies are there to help the students and prepare them for the professional world. The institution is well aware of the students coming from different backgrounds and with varied abilities. Hence a healthy mentor-mentee relationship caters to the diverse needs of the students. The teachers follow a learner-centred and inclusive approach like remedial classes, departmental seminars, debates and workshops.
Cluny Women’s College was a dream project and was established by the Society of the Sisters of St. joseph of Cluny in 1998. The services rendered to the cause of women education by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny in the hills have been unparalleled. Such a sustained and persistent endeavour in the field of education has not only opened new vistas of knowledge but has been successfully producing an educated leadership of women in our society. The college is a living example of the cherished words of Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey, founder, Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, “to do a little good”. The institution carries in its heart the legacy of the sustainable education for women, through the values the society cherishes, the convictions it maintains and hardships it willingly undertakes. Above all the care, love and passion for the students remain a perpetual source of inspiration.
“When women are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”-Michelle Obama.
The institution deems it fit that the values of dignity, justice, forgiveness and compassion accentuate the causes of women education. It also aims to become a centre of excellence through students with sound intellectual calibre. That women should be absorbed in the main stream job market is beyond question and the institution intends to initiate more job oriented /vocational programmes in the future. Some of the ways which can really cater to the needs as well as women’s inclusion in the mainstream are as follows.
The institution not only encourages inclusive learning but also sees that the practices are substantialised through the following programmes.
Snapshots of such initiatives are given below:
Participation of Women in Extension Activities:
Safety and Security:
The institution has taken the following initiatives to ensure the safety and security of the students in the college campus and the hostel:
Counselling / Mentor-Mentee:
Scholarships and Financial Support:
Career Counselling and Guidance: