S.N.D.T. Women’s University was founded in 1916 by the well-known
social reformer Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve. It is an unique
institution committed to the cause of women’s education and empowerment. It
was accorded statutory recognition in 1951 and has jurisdiction all over India.
Today there are more than 250 colleges affiliated to the University across
SNDT Women’s University is committed to the cause of women’s empowerment through
access to education, particularly higher education, by providing relevant
courses in the formal and non-formal streams. In order to meet
changing soclo-economic needs, with human values and purposeful social
responsibility and to achieve excellence with “Quality in every Activity”, SNDT
provides a range of courses in various disciplines.
SNDT believes that as a women’s university, it must play a proactive role in
addressing issues of social exclusion and therefore it has set up the Centre for
the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) in the year 2009.
The CSSEIP is sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
SNDT CSSEIP has been established with the following objectives: -
• To develop a theoretical understanding of the nature,
dynamics and dimensions of discrimination and exclusion
based on caste/ethnicity, race, religion, gender, age.
physical and mental abilities etc. in the Indian Context;
• To develop in.depth understanding of discrimination at an
empirical level; —
• To dialogue and develop partnerships with Civil Society
Organizations active in the arena of addressing social
• To formulate policies for protecting the rights of excluded
groups and eradicating the problem of exclusion and
The specific focus area of SNDT CSSEIP is tribes and
nomadic tribes of
Maharashtra and women from excluded communities.
The centre is actively involved in teaching, research,
training and field action. For details log on
'Sanskrita Stree Parashakti'
(An enlightened women Is a
source of infinite strength)
For over nine decades, the university has been striving for and growing to newer
heights of performance and outreach. The vision of Bharat Ratna Dr. D.K.Karve
t.o build a citadel of learning for women is encapsulated in the motto of the
- Empowerment of women, through education ha heen the
single-minded mission of this University ever since its
establishment. With socio-cultural changes and
technological advances, the goals and objective’ of thc
Univeniity are being continuously reinterpreted to make
them relevant to the needs of women and in the context
of prevailing needs of the society.
- SNDT Women's University is committed to the cause of
Women's empowerment through access to education
particularly higher education through relevant courses in
formal and son formal streams. Further SNDT is
committed to proride a wide range of professional and
vocational courrses for women to the changing
socio-economic needs, with human values and purposeful
social responsibility and to nchiere excellence with quality
in every activity.
Ceptre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy,
SNDT Women’s University,
Juhu Road, Santacruz (W),
|Head of Department
Prof Vibhuti Patel (Additional Charge)
• M. A. in Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy
• P G Diploma in Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy
• P G Diploma in NGO Management
• Certificate Course for Writing with Excluded Communities
• Dr. Prof Vibhuti Patel