CBSE NET Women Studies Syllabus 2018
Subject : Women Studies Syllabus ( Code No : 74 )
There will be two question papers. UGC NET Women Studies Paper II will cover 50 Multiple Choice Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks and UGC NET Women Studies Paper III will have two Parts – A and B.
Part – A will have 10 short essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. There will be one question from each unit with internal choice from the same unit. Total marks will be 160.
Part – B will be compulsory and questions will be set from Unit – I to Unit – X. The candidate will attempt one question from Part – B ( 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of UGC NET Women Studies Paper III will be 200.
UGC NET Women Studies Paper II and Paper III ( Part A and B )
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 Education.
- 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 program.
- National Health and Population Policies and Programs – 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 Programs.
- 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.