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NTA (UGC) NET June-December 2019 Syllabus for Women Studies

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NTA (UGC) NET Women Studies Syllabus 2012

Code No. 74

Subject: Women Studies Syllabus


  • There will be two question papers. NTA (UGC) NET Women Studies Paper II and NTA (UGC) NET Women Studies Paper III.
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

NTA (UGC) NET Women Studies Paper II and Paper III


  • Concept and need for Women's Studies-Scope of Women's Studies-Women's Studies as an academic discipline.
  • Women's Movements-Pre-independent, Post-independent and Current women's movements.
  • National Committees and Commissions for Women-Government. Organizations for Women-Department of Women and Child Development.


  • Liberal Feminism-Rationality, Freedom, Education.
  • Marxist Feminism-Production, Reproduction, Class, Alienation, Marriage and Family.
  • Radical Feminism-Gender, Patriarchy, Reproductive Technology, Motherhood.
  • Socialist Feminism-Class and Gender, Division of Labour, Unified and Dual System, Exploitation.
  • Indian Women-Family, Caste, Class, Culture, Religion, Social System.


  • Women's Education-Gender bias in enrolment-Curriculum content-Dropouts.
  • Negative capability in Education-Values in Education-Vocational Education.
  • Recent Trends in Women's Education-Committees and Commissions on Education.
  • Adult Literacy and Non-formal education for women's development.


  • Concept of Work-Productive and non-productive work-Use value and market value.
  • Gender Division of Labour-Mode of Production-Women in organised and unorganised sector.
  • Training, skills and income generation.
  • New Economic Policy and its impact on Women's Employment-Globalization-Structural Adjustment Programs.


  • Concept and meaning-Importance of Entrepreneurship-Entrepreneurial traits-Factors contributing to women Entrepreneurship-Micro Enterprises.
  • Gender and Technology-Technology and Production-Technology Transfer-Appropriate Technology-Emerging Technologies.
  • Information Technology-Impact on Women's Development.


  • Gender in Health-Health status of women in India-Mortality and Morbidity factors influencing health-Nutrition and hearth-HIV and AIDS control program.
  • National Health and Population Policies and Programs-Maternal and Child Health (MCH) to Reproductive and Child health approaches, Issues of old age.
  • Women and Environment-Nature as feminine principle-Basic needs in Rural and Urban Environments-Care and management of natural resources-Depletion of natural resources-Sustainable environment and impact on women.


  • Girl Child in Society-Child labourers-Changing role of women-Marriage-Single parent-Motherhood-Widows.
  • Theories of Development-Empowerment-Alternative approaches-Women in Development (WID), Women and Development (WAD) and Gender and Development (GAD) -State Policy and Programs.
  • Women Development approaches in Indian Five-Year Plans-Collectivity and Group dynamics-Self-helf Groups women and leadership-Panchayati Raj-Political Role and Participation-NGOs and Women Development-National and International Funding Agencies.


  • Indian Constitution and provisions relating to women.
  • Personal laws-Labour Laws-Violence against, women-Legal protection-Family Courts-Enforcement machinery-Police and Judiciary.
  • Human Rights as Women's Rights.


  • Portrayal of women in Mass Media (Cinema, TV Print media).
  • Role of women in media-Development of Communication Skills-Alternative Media-Folk Art, Street Play and Theatre-Women as change agents.
  • Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) act, 1986-Impact of media on women.


  • Limitations of methodology of social science, Research for women's studies, Scope and significance of research in women's studies.
  • Research Design and Methods-Survey-Exploratory-Diagnostic, Experimental, Action Research.
  • Qualitative verses Quantitative Research-Case Studies.

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