Women Development Cell (WDC)

About us

The history of WDC

The Women Development Cell was established in the University of Mumbai in the year 2001. It was done by the then hon. Vice Chancellor of the University. The establishment of the WDC is indeed a landmark achievement of the university in pursuance of the policies of women empowerment within the university ambit. The aim is to build a gender sensitive campus. The University has set up the UWDC to address concerns of gender discrimination and recommend measures and policies for gender parity at the University. After the Sexual Harassment Act of 2013 and the UGC Guidelines of 2015, the University has set up the Campus Internal Committee to address complaints of Sexual Harassment. Further, the University has directed all its colleges/institutions to set up College Internal Committees. The University as per the Maharashtra Public Universities Act is preparing a comprehensive Ordinance for Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.

The aim and objective of the UWDC is to prevent sexual harassment at workplace (colleges and university campuses) and to promote general wellbeing of female students teaching and non-teaching women staff on the university and colleges. The cell is also responsible to undertake the awareness programmes on gender sensitization, women rights and women empowerment in university campuses and colleges.

The Vice Chancellor Hon. Prof. Suhas Pednekar is the ex-officio president of the WDC. The Chairperson of WDC is Dr. Gita Chadha and the secretary is Dr. Meher Bhoot.

List of UWDC members

Dr. Suhas. R. Pednekar                                                                 Vice-Chancellor &  President
Hon. Vice-Chancellor
University of Mumbai,
Fort,Mumbai- 400032

Dr. Gita Chadha                                                                             Chairperson
Assistant Professor,
Department of Sociology,
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari,
Kalina,Santacruz (E), Mumbai- 400098

Dr. Meher Bhoot                                                                               Secretary

Dept. of German,

University of Mumbai

Vidyanagari, Santacruz(E),

Mumbai-400098

Dr. S.T.Gadade                                                                                    Member

6/ Kshitij Society, Plot No-7,

Sector 15A, New Panvel (E)

Dist. Raigad 410206

Ad. Mahesh Shukla                                                                               Member
Legal Advisor
University of Mumbai

Prof.Dr.Shefali R Pandya                                                                    Member

Department of Education,                                                                Chairperson

University of Mumbai,                                                         University Internal Complaints Committee

Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E)

Mumbai-400098

Shama Dalvai                                                                                         Member
2/50, Gulmohar CHS,
New MIG Colony,
Bandra (E), Mumbai-400051

Gauri Lonkar                                                                                                         Member
Janata Shikshan Mandal’s Smt. Indirabai G. Kulkarni
Arts, J.B. Sawant Science and Sau. Jankibai
Dhondo Kunte Commerce College
Alibag, Dist- Raigad- 402201

Dr. Ashok Hema Farde                                                                                         Member
Dy. Registrar                                                                                                         University
University of Mumbai                                                                                       Management

Dr. S.M.Patil                                                                                                          Member
Janseva Shishan Mandal’s
Shantrambhau Gholap Arts and Science and
Gotirambhau Pawar Commerce
College, Gandhi Camp,
Shivle, Taluka- Murbad,
Dist. Thane- 421402

Indira Shukla                                                                                                           Member
Gokhale College of Education & Research, Gokhale
Society Lane, Parel,
Mumbai- 400012

Dr. Sangeeta Pawar                                                                                                Member

Dept. of Commerce,

University of Mumbai,

Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E)

Mumbai-400098

Dr. Anuradha Majumdar                                                                                    Member

Bombay College of Pharmacy,

Kalina, Santacruz (E)

Mumbai-400098

Smt. Swati Madhekar                                                                                          Member

Offg. Assistant Registrar,

Accounts Section,

University of Mumbai,

Fort, Mumbai- 400032

Dr. Daphne V. Pillai                                                                                             Member
Mahatma Education Society’s
Pillai College of Arts, Commerce &
Science, Dr. K.M.Vasudevam Pillai’s
Campus, Plot No. 10, Sector- 16
Podi No. 2, New Panvel, Dist- Raigad

Prajakta Paranjape                                                                                                Member
Late Shri Vishnu Waman Thakur
Charitable Trust’s Bhaskar Waman
Thakur College of Science, Yashvant
Keshav Dayanand Patil College of Arts,
M.B. Estate, Viva College Road, Vasai
Virar (w), Dist- Palgar- 401303.

Riya Padval                                                                                                                Member
Superintendent, Election Unit, University of
Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai- 400032

Smt. Sanjana Sawant                                                                                    Member

Assistant Registrar,

Executive Authorities Unit,

University of Mumbai,

Fort, Mumbai-400032

Vivek Bhopatkar                                                                                            Member
Superintendent
Devrukh Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Tatyasahaeb
Athalye Arts, and Ved. S.R.Sapre Commerce and
Ved. Dadasaheb Pitre Science College
Devrukh- 415804, Dist- Ratnagiri

Yogini Ghare                                                                                                    Member
Deputy Registrar
TAAS Unit, University of Mumbai,
Fort, Mumbai- 400032

Dr. Chayanika Shah                                                                                       Member
2, Vishwadeep, 95, Bhasu Daji Road
Matunga, Mumbai- 400007

Dr.  Anjali Kanitkar                                                                                        Member
1607, J.K. Tower,
Gaondevi,
Mumbai- 400007

List of Members of the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC)

Campus Internal Committee

1. Dr. (Smt.) Shefali Pandya : Presiding Officer
2. Dr. (Smt.) Smita Shukla : Member
3. Smt. Yogini Ghare : Member
4. Dr. Ashok Farde : Member
5. Smt. Sharmila Kute : Member
6. Dr. Chayanika Shah : Member

List of UWDC Staff

  1. Suyog Hegishte                          :        Jr. Ty. Clerk
  2. Suryakant Pawar                        :         Peon

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CONTACT US

WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CELL
UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI
J.P.Naik Bhavan, 1st Floor,
Room no- 2, Vidyanagari,
Santacruz East, Mumbai- 400098,
Telefax – 022-26530143
Email- wdcvidya@yahoo.co.in