Women Empowerment Cell

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To empower women in all spheres of life enabling them to become agents of social and economic change and inculcating ethical values for the betterment of self, family and society.


To train women to acquire wide range of skills and knowledge. To develop and increase their social, economic and intellectual capacities for peace, security and prosperity of mankind.

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  • Chief Co-Ordinator: Dr. C S Mala, Professor, Department of ECE
  • Associate Co-Ordinator: Dr. S K Pushpa, Professor, Department of ISE
  • Dr Annamma Abraham, Professor, Department of Mathematics
  • Mrs Thejaswini.S, Assistant Professor, Department of ETE
  • Mrs Mamatha K R, Assistant Professor, Department of ECE
  • Mrs Vidya Pai, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE
  • Ms Aparna, Associate Professor, Department of MCA
  • Mrs Shilpa G, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE

Activities conducted by the cell

  • A one day workshop on ‘Advancing Equality between Women and Men’ was conducted by Mr. Shahzad and his team from Pune on 27th October 2010.
  • A Seminar on "State Of Women" was conducted by Mr. B. Afshin, International Orator and Trainer, Personality Development and Character Building, on 15th March, 2011.
  • A discourse on “Stress Management”, by Mrs. Amita Badi, Life Skills Trainer was organized on 26th April, 2012.
  • A talk on "Role of Women in Changing the Society" was delivered on 8th March to mark the International Women’s Day, 2013.
  • A Self Defence Program for women was jointly organized by Women Empowerment Cell and NSS unit of BMSIT on 24th April, 2015.
  • Free training program in basic computer education was provided to the women in Avalahalli.

Program on Health Hygiene and Legal issues

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Women empowerment cell in collaboration with Internal Complaint Committee of BMSIT&M conducted a deliberation on “Health Hygiene and Legal Issues for Women” on 18 th August 2017 at 1.00 pm. This program was arranged to create awareness about issues of women. Around forty housekeeping staff, Ladies of neighbour villages and faculty members of BMSIT&M attended the seminar.

The event started with an invocation song and followed by lighting of a lamp by the dignitaries at main seminar hall. The welcome speech was delivered by Dr. C S Mala, Chief Coordinator, WEC. The key note address on women well being was delivered by the Chief Guest Mrs. Satya. This was followed by a Presidential speech by Dr. Annamma Abharam, Professor, Dept of Mathematics, BMSIT&M.

The informative talk on “Health & Hygiene” was deliberated by Dr. Srinivas from Vani Vilas hospital Bangalore. He discussed the problems faced by women right from birth, childhood, marriage and pregnancy. He also created awareness among them on various issues. 

The talk on “Legal Issues” was discussed by Akhila vidyasandra. She highlighted on various issues of women, which was very informative, interactive and it enlightened the gathering with valuable information about the problems faced by women. She also said that, when the women society of the country realize their full strengths and be aware of their rights, then only women will have an equal status with men. The event ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Ambika R , Coordinator of Internal Complaint Committee.

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Quiz competition on “Laws related to women”

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National Level Quiz competition on “Laws related to women”

Women Empowerment Cell and Internal Complaint Committee of BMSIT& M , in association with National Commission for Women organized a National level Quiz Competition on “ Laws Related to Women” for UG students of BMSIT&M on 19th December 2018 at 1.30pm.This program was arranged to create awareness about laws related to women among students. Around 140 (one hundred and forty) 1st year students of BMSIT&M Participated in the quiz competition held in BMSA Auditorium.

The program began with welcoming the Chief Guest Mrs. Deepa Rafeeque, Corporate Legal Trainer and co-founder of VLegal, a legal consultancy. The welcome speech was delivered by Dr. Annamma Abharam Vice Principal BMSIT&M which was followed by introduced the guest to the gathering by Mrs. Vidya Pai , Asst. Prof., Dept. of CSE. Prior to the Quiz competition, students were enlightened with ”Laws Related to Women “ by the Chief Guest Mrs. Deepa Rafeeque . She explained the need of Internal Complaint Committee in University and the procedures to be followed to handle a complaint. Some of the Laws related to women like National Commission for women act 1990, The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION and REDRESSAL) Act, 2013, The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988), Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 , The Criminal Law Amendment,2013 etc. were highlighted. This was followed by a Vote of thanks by. Dr. C S Mala, Chief Coordinator, WEC.

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