UGC NET Syllabus for Women Studies

Women Studies UGC NET New Syllabus

The University Grants Commission (UGC) NET Bureau revised its syllabus for UGC NET in Women Studies in June, 2019 and the same syllabus will be applicable for the upcoming UGC NET / JRF and SET or SLET examination. The detailed syllabus for paper-1 can be found at UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-1. The details of syllabus of Paper-2 can be downloaded in the pdf format from the following link:

Women Studies UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-2 (New and Updated)

Women Studies UGC NET Old Syllabus

The UGC NET examination old syllabus which was applicable till December, 2018 can be downloaded in the pdf format from the following link. Kindly note that this syllabus is considered as outdated and now not applicable for the upcoming UGC NET examination in Women Studies. You can use it only for your reference purpose.

Women Studies UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-2 (Old or Previous)

The detailed UGC NET old syllabus in Women Studies is given below.

UGC NET Syllabus in Women Studies

NTA UGC NET/JRF/SET/SLET Syllabus for Women Studies, Code No: 74 is given below

UGC NET Paper-2 Syllabus

The following part of the UGC NET syllabus were previously under UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 (Part-A and Part-B) syllabus in Women Studies, however, as UGC has now only two papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which is general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 on the specific subject (including all electives, without options) instead of previous three papers i.e. UGC NET Paper-1 which was general and compulsory for all subjects and UGC NET Paper-2 and Paper-3 on the specific subject, so, now-a-days, the following part is also considered as part of the UGC NET Paper-2 syllabus.

Unit – I

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.

Unit – II

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.

Unit – III

Women’s Education – Gender bias in enrolment – Curriculum content – Dropouts.

Negative capability in Education – Values in Education – Vocational

Recent Trends in Women’s Education – Committees and Commissions on Education.

Adult Literacy and Non – formal education for women’s development.

Unit – IV

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.

Unit – V

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.

Unit – VI

Gender in Health – Health status of women in India – Mortality and Morbidity factors influencing health – Nutrition and health – HIV and AIDS control programme.

National Health and Population Policies and Programmes – 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.

Unit – VII

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 Programmes.

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.

Unit – VIII

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.

Unit – IX

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.

Unit – X

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.

Women Studies: Women's studies, also known as feminist studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field that explores politics, society, media, and history from women's and/or feminist perspectives. Popular methodologies within the field of women's studies include standpoint theory, intersectionality, multiculturalism, transnational feminism, autoethnography, and reading practices associated with critical theory, post-structuralism, and queer theory. The field researches and critiques societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social inequalities. It is closely related to the broader field of gender studies.

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About UGC NET in Women Studies

The UGC NET in Women Studies syllabus, question pattern, old examination questions papers along with answer keys (solved questions) can be found at UGC NET in Women Studies .