Role of State and Civil Society

The Department of Sociology, JDMC held the inaugural ceremony for its second Add-on course, Empowerment and Change: Role of State and Civil Society on 9th, August, 2018. The course has four modules, namely, Women, Children, Aged and Disabled and the LGBT community. The Department for this course has collaborated with several state and non-state organisations like Delhi Police, CDLSA (Central District Legal Services Authority), Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Margins, CEQUIN (Centre for Equity and Inclusion) and TARSHI (Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues. The representatives from these organisations attended the ceremony and enlightened the gathering with their work and objectives. The session was graced by the college Principal Dr. Swati Pal who congratulated the Department of Sociology for introducing yet another Add-on course focusing on a theme of contemporary relevance.

The inaugural ceremony commenced with a speech by Dr. Suman Nalwa, a senior IPS officer and currently the principal at the Delhi Police Training School. She shared her experiences as an officer and hardships she had to overcome being a woman. This was followed by an insight from Shubhra Mendiratta, a senior advocate on her organisation CDLSA and its’ involvement with the not so privileged sections of society like women and children. The next, speaker Shivani Singh from the NGO, Margins illuminated the students on the field of disability. She pointed out that there is a lack of neuro diversity in our society and being inclusive towards the disabled would automatically lead to include other sections of the society. Another speaker was Chitra Panchkaran, an NGO personnel affiliated with several gender sensitisation programmes for the Delhi Police who gave an inspiring speech on gender and women’s inner ability. Finally, Vani Vishwanath from TARSHI elaborated on her organisation’s engagement with the LGBT community and its relevance for the course.



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The Department also offer on add-on-course 0n safe Cities and Inclusiveness

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT



Dear Friends

The Department of Sociology, Janki Devi Memorial College is happy to announce that it will be conducting a self financedAdd-On course for a one year period on the issue of “Safe Cities and Inclusiveness”


The course will commence in JDMC in August 2017 and finish in March 2018.

Why this course ?

Article 21 of the Constitution speaks of the right to life and personal liberty. 

A right to safety is thus a fundamental right and closely tied to the existence of a safe and secure environment for all stakeholders.
Infrastructure and enforcement are critical issues in understanding of ground realities.
The purpose of having a course on "Safe Cities and Inclusiveness", thus comes from the need to understand, negotiate and create awareness about these issues both in Urban private and public space.

We believe that prevention,prohibition and protection are the key elements to creating a safe environment and inclusive society.
Women, Men,Children, the Able and Differently Abled,  and young and old are significant stakeholders in this process . Just as the State, Civil society and Legal system are the crux of creating a balanced and safe world.

Keeping these issues in mind the Certificate Course on "Safe Cities" is structured around 5 broad themes.
Please find attached details of the schedule of the course and the resource persons and organizations who will be conducting the course. Kindly note:

1.The fee for the course is a one- time payment of Rs.5000/- which will have to be deposited at the commencement of the course .

2.Participants in the course would be required to attend at least 85% of the classes to receive a Certificate at the end of the course.

3.Participants would also be expected to engage in practical work as is listed in the course structure .

4.They will also be expected to make projects and engage in presentations during the course work.

5.Participants will be receiving a Certificate at the end of the course which will carry the logo and certification of collaborating organizations such as DCW ,Chintan Environmental Organisationand JAGORI.

Given the criticality of the course and issues it will engage with, we request you to encourage your students to join this course
We would be grateful if you  would share this information with your Department.
For any queries OR to join the course please email at safecities2017@gmail.com