The department started functioning as Department of Women's studies since 1999 with the faculty who were specilized in women's studies. The department undertakes examination and rewriting of existing knowledge in all the disciplines from the point of view of feminism, as part of it rewriting of history of Kannada literature is taken up in a big way. Apart from examining existing knowledge the projects related to gender studies are also taken up in a major way.
Translation of major research books in Gender studies is also under way. In order to disseminate knowledge of the field introductory books have been written and published from the department and the department with the help of distance education center runs a distance education program called Women's Studies.
Telephone number : 0839 - 241337 Ext. 338
Date of establishment of the department : 1998
Name of the Head of the Department : Dr. Shivananda S Viraktamath
List of the faculties :