Bachelor of Arts

Applicants seeking admission in the Degree programme are required to qualify the 10+2 examination/ Equivalent conducted by any recognised board.

Professional Courses

Candidates who have cleared Plus Two from any stream are eligible for admission to the BSW course. Students who have completed their degree examination are also eligible for admission in this course.

Women’s College

Located at Upper New Colony, Laitumkhrah and operating from a compact, calm, serene and secure campus, Women's College, Shillong was established in 1984. Aided by a band of committed faculty, the institute, since inception, has been striving hard to translate its maxim Abirabirma Edhi (Radiance unto All) into reality through the spread of education amongst women, in particular, the tribal women belonging to India's north-east. As one of the premiere institutions in the state of Meghalaya, the institute is privy today to draw students from the neighbouring SAARC countries as well.

Education India

Education India, founded by a group of freedom fighters and social and political leaders of Independent India is essentially a tribute to India's 'Swadeshi Spirit'. They believed that the future of India lies in this spirit and as a linguistic minority not-for-profit education trust, Education India envisioned the establishment of institutions of academic excellence in the region that aims at building comprehensive and ethically wholesome individuals. Towards fulfilling that objective the trust currently sponsors and manages three institutions that includes Women’s College.

Vision

We aspire to develop our institution as a center of quality learning focussed on empowering women, in particular the tribal women of the region and beyond, by integrating our academics with research oriented and innovation driven exercises designed to make it truly enriching experience.

Mission

Our inspiration and dedication is steered by the spirit of our motto, “Radiance Unto All” that means an elaboration of the luminous sphere present in all individuals. Rather than acting merely as a pedagogical laboratory, our mission aims at helping students to discover their true essence.

Nation-Building

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) wing of the college remains actively engaged in inculcating a spirit of universal friendship and co-operation among the youth. Our NCC cadets take part in various national, regional and state level integration camps and a number of them have cleared the B level certification test.

Community Service

The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of the college takes a proactive role in supporting the adopted villages of the college by participating in the various rural developmental works undertaken there. The NSS unit regularly organises special camps and other social service activities in those villages.

Departments

Pundit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Pundit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar National Annual Endowment Lecture was initiated by the IQAC in the year 2009 as a tribute to the great social reformer of India, who relentlessly struggled throughout his life for the cause of women empowerment. Eminent academicians and scholars from diverse fields of study are invited to deliver lectures on contemporary and relevant issues.

  • The inaugural lecture was delivered by Professor MarmarMukhopadhayay on the theme, “Cultivating the Genius” on December 16, 2009, coinciding with the formal closing of the yearlong Silver Jubilee Celebration of the College.
  • Some prominent personalities who delivered the Endowment Lectures in the consecutive years were Professor K.N Pannikar, Professor Pabitra Sarkar, Shri BibekDebroy and Professor NandiniSundar.

National Seminars

  • Seminar on “Women and Political Participation in North East India”, November 30-1 December, 2000.
  • Seminar on “Narratives of North East India. Creativity, Tradition and Interpretation”on September 6, 2003 in collaboration with Katha, New Delhi and I.C.S.S.R.-N.E.R.C.
  • Seminar on “Man-Forest Interface: Scenario in North East India”, July 8- 9, 2009.
  • Seminar on “Democracy, Identity and Group Rights” was organised by IQAC, Women’s College, in collaboration IIAS, Shimla and ICSSR-NERC, March 22- 23, 2010.
  • Seminar on “Tagore’s Educational Philosophy and its Relevance in Contemporary India”, December, 2-3, 2011.
  • Seminar on “Rural Development in North East India: Challenges & Opportunities”, July 27-28, 2012.
  • Seminar on “Tagore and Contemporary India”, March 22-23, 2013.
  • Seminar on “Child Advocacy: A Collective Call to Action”, October, 25 -26, 2013.
  • Seminar on “Culture and Religion in North East India: Retrospect and Prospect” on November 2-3, 2016.

International Seminars

  • International Seminar on “Armed Conflict, Development and Governance” was organised by Women’s College, supported by ARGUE, India, Makaias, Calcutta and ICSSR, New Delhi, on December 1-2, 2006.
  • International Seminar on “Border Trade in North East India: A Politico-Economic Perspective” organised by the Departments of Economics and Political Science, on October 21-22, 2016.

Workshops

  • An Art Workshop on 7-8th August, 2008 in collaboration with Pidilite Industries Ltd. The resource person for the occasion was Smt. PranabiBaruah, Fevicryl Expert Teacher, Fevicryl Hobby Idea, Guwahati.
  • Two- Day National Workshop on “Folklore in North East India: Its Relevance in Today’s World” on 27-28th September, 2010.
  • One- Day Workshop on “Recasting the Examination System” on 4thOctober, 2010.
  • One Day Workshop on “Women and Entrepreneurship” on 6th, June, 2011.
  • Two Day UGC sponsored Workshop on “Positive Discrimination”on 25-26th November, 2011.
  • One-day Workshopon Online Library Access Programmeon 23rd February, 2018.Dr. F.R. Sumer, Deputy Librarian, Central Library N.E.H.U, Shillong and Mr.MonojRana, Assistant Librarian, Central Library N.E.H.U, Shillong were the resource persons for the programme.
  • One-Day Workshop on “Gender Sensitization” on 23rd March, 2018.Dr. JeutiBaruah, Former Professor, Jharkhand University and Dr A.S. Guha, Regional Director, IGNOU, Shillong were the resource persons for the session.
  • One- Day Workshop on “Yoga -Health is Life” on 20th June, 2016 organised by the Events Management Cell in collaboration with National Cadet Care Affairs, Women’s College, Shillong.

Panel Discussion

  • March 9th, 2009, on “Women’s Movement: A Historical Perspective”
  • October 29th, 2014 on “Changing Role of Women in Today’s Society”
  • August 13th, 2018 on “Challenges and Reform in Higher Education.

Faculty Colloquium

As part of the academic exercise of the institution, the monthly Faculty Colloquium is being organized since the year 2003. It includes interesting and informative presentations made by the faculty members of the College.

Student's Seminar

Students’ Seminar is being organized annually since 2005 with a view to augment the communication skills, delivery, team-work and research abilities of the students. interesting and informative presentations made by the faculty members of the College.

Guest Lectures

  • Guest Lecture on “United States Experiment with Economic Growth – Lessons for India” by Dr. James Hartley, Associate Professor in Economics of Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA held on 8th November 2006 in the College Auditorium
  • Guest Lecture on “Governance” on 8th December, 2006 by T.B Subbha, Chairperson and T.C Anand, Secretary, I.C.S.S.R, New Delhi who was the Guest of Honour.
  • RatanThiyam speaks on “Theatre, Language & Expression” on 11th March 2008.
  • Dr. John Cussen on “JhumpaLahiri and the Scholars” on 9th April, 2011.
  • Dr.Subhash C. Kashyap, Secretary-General, Parliament of India spoke on “The Constitution of India: Place of Women in the Constitution” on 30thMay, 2011.
  • An Interactive Talk on “Education in the context of an emerging South Asian Confluence” by Professor MarmarMukhopadhyay, former Director, NIEPA and Shri P.K. Srivastava was the Guest of Honour on 2nd July, 2014. It was organized by Asian Confluence and Women’s College, Shillong.
  • Interactive talk on “Education in the context of an emerging South Asian Confluence’’ by Professor MarmarMukhopadhyay formerly Director, NIEPA on2ndJuly , 2014.
  • Shri Ranjan Chatterjee IAS (RETD) Expert Member, National Green Tribunal, New Delhi spoke on the theme, “Skill Development and Women with reference to North East India” on 21st May, 2016.
  • G.Haragopal, Human Rights Activist and Visiting Professor at National Law School of India University, Bangalore, delivered lecture on,“Feminist Perspectives on Human Rights” on 18th March, 2019.
  • Dr Uma Rani Pappuswami, Professor, Department of Linguistics, NEHU, Shillong, delivered a lecture on “Thiruvalluvar” on December 08, 2015.

Orientation

  • TWO-DAY ORIENTATION PROGRAMME ON "GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND ITS PREVENTION"
  • 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
  • 25th Nov-10th Dec,2020

Webinar 2020

Series 1#1 “Ethos of the Indian Constitution” by Siddharta Shankar Dey, Senior Advocate, Guwahati High Court, on 15th July, 2020.


Series 1#2 “Constructing the Identity of Woman: TemsulaAo and Mona Zote” by Dr.Harpreet Kaur Vohra (Sophia Alphonse), Assistant Professor of English, Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana, on 24th July, 2020.


Series 1#3 “Citizenship in a time of Pandemic” by Professor Ashok Acharya, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, on 28th July, 2020.


Series 1#4 “Pandemic & Mental Health Challenges” by Dr.Harita Mathur, M.B.B.S., M.D. (Psychiatry), Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospital, on August 7th, 2020.


Series 1#5 “Photography as a career” by SubhamoyBhattacharjee, Communications Manager, Wildlife Trust of India, on 8th August, 2020.