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Enhancing managerial skills

It is common knowledge that there are not as many women as men at decision-making levels in any field, though they have shown that they are equally gifted, talented and competent in leadership, management and policy making.

Although women constitute almost a half of the population, there is inequity as seen in their representation at these higher levels.

The higher education sector is no exception to this disparity in spite of the increasing enrolment of girls as well as women teachers in higher education, with the woefully small number of women at levels where they could formulate or influence policy.

In joining hands with the UGC in its endeavour to build the capacity of women managers, the Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College (BCWCC) organised the UGC sponsored Management Skills Enhancement Modules Workshop for six days from September 12 to 17 at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU).

Dr Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU presided over the programme and Dr M H Bala Subrahmanya, Chairman and Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science delivered the inaugural address.

Dr Joyce Sunder, principal, BCWCC, was also present.  35 participants, who are principals, deans, directors and professors of various universities/colleges of all over India, participated at this national level workshop.

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