On International Women’s Day Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan Hikes Scholarship for Girl Students
Female literacy has considerable multiplier effects in all areas of women empowerment and no one anywhere has a doubt that educational empowerment alone can transform women into powerful agents of social change.
Pilani (I-Newswire) March 16, 2011 - Across the globe, 8 March 2011 is being celebrated as the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day – IWD and the United Nation’s theme for this year celebrations is "Equal Access to Education, Training and Science & Technology: Pathway to decent work for women".
No one has doubt that Education is a basic human right as well as a key driver of economic growth and social change. Apart from being a basis of women’s empowerment it is well known that investing in women and girls has positive multiplier effects on the wellbeing of their families, their communities and nations.
Since the global economy is increasingly knowledge-driven, and requires an educated workforce able to apply existing technology and to develop new science and technologies to combat poverty and adapt to emerging issues such as climate change it goes without saying that Science Education is an essential part of education.
Ensuring that women acquire the necessary skills and competencies in science and technology acts as an economic imperative and it also empowers them to make informed decisions on critical aspects of their lives, including their health.
In a colorful function organized in the Lecture Theatre anchored by Miss Deepshikha student of MBA, social sciences faculty Miss Kitty Mukherjee gave an overview of the history of the day. Elaborating on various issues pertaining to women, Prof. Sanjay Kumar pointed out that the blind tendency by Indian women to ape west is undesirable.
Prof BR Natarajan, Pro Vice Chancellor highlighting the importance of the theme for this year celebrations spoke on improving quality of education & combating gender stereotypes, empowering women and girls to contribute to science & technology and make it work for both men and women and gender sensitive practices in science & technology.
Wife of Shri Vijay Pal Yadav Chancellor Shridhar University, Mrs Sunita Yadav who was the Chief Guest for the celebrations, spoke on the role of women in society and the importance of their educational empowerment.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, to promote the larger cause of women education and join the national efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Way to Transform Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan announced the enhancement of special scholarship from existing 20% to 25% towards admission fees for all programs for girl students taking admission to the university for the academic session 2011 – 2012.
About Shridhar University
About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been e More..stablished under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business – AUEB, Greece.Less..
Pilani - Chirawa Road
Post Box No. 13, Pilani Rajasthan India
Phone : 91-1596-510000
Tags:united nations scholarship Pilani rajasthan girls international women's day shridhar university transform MDG
Published On:March 16, 2011
Print Release:Print Release
If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.
SAT Prep Course from Successful Education Solutions Identifies Student’s Core Strengths for Better Scoring and Ideal College Degree
Defining the “Knowmads” of Work and Education in the 21st Century
New BrainChimp Book FREE on Amazon Kindle For Five Days: Word Problems For Second Graders
Learning Never Stops with Flexiguru.com
Coaching for NDA, SSB, CDS and Afcat in Chandigarh