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Women Empowerment

University Distinctiveness


The improvement of the socio economic and health status of women is essential for the achievement of sustainability of gender equity in society.Education is another important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.

How We Work

We actively adopt appropriate measures to improve women's ability to earn income beyond traditional occupations, achieve economic self-reliance, and ensure women's equal access to the labour market and social security systems.

Developing Impactful Strategies

Awareness Activities
Women are made aware about issues like violence against women, discriminatory practices against them. We take every possible action to remove all gender gaps and inequalities pertaining to women livelihoods through the creation of opportunities with secure incomes, which has been shown to advance women’s empowerment and enhance capability and capacity.

Skill Development
University has demonstrated that illiteracy is not a barrier to poor communities developing themselves. The university provide opportunity to women who can barely read and write and trains them to become skilled professionals It empowers them to meet their community’s needs.

Livelihood support
The university management has been supporting the women staff in terms of finance and other basic facility to the make them independent and self-sustainable.

The goal is to empower women to have equal participation in society and fight discrimination and remain motivated throughout.

Our Insights on Women Empowerment

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Paramjeet Kaur (2011-2020)
Paramjeet ji is associated with DBU from past 9 years. At the time of joining she was only 12th pass and joined as a peon in Nursing college. When she joined, she was suffering at the hands of in laws facing domestic violence. University supported and motivated her to become self-sustained and stable. University provided her the opportunity to study further almost free of cost and with this support she qualified ANM nursing course from DBU itself. After her evident hard work and dedication, she was promoted to be warden of girl’s hostel in year 2017. She is avails free residence inside and her son is given admission is school at 50% concession. She says that due to the University support that she got from the management she got empowered to withstand the family dispute that she is going through and make her self-sustained.

Premlata (18 years of service)
Smt. Premlata ji is serving university since 2002. Her husband met with a car accident while serving DBU in 2002 and lost his life. She had 5 daughters, the youngest being 4 months old at that time. She became homeless as her husband was the only source of income. At this time of crisis, university supported her by giving her place to stay in staff quarters. She was taken care of for basic necessities and in spite of being illiterate she was given job to earn and raise her children with self-respect. Today her daughters have got basic necessary education and are skilled to self-support her. She says that without university support it would have been difficult for her to take care of her kids and support her family.

Mrs. Harpreet Kaur
Mrs. Harpreet Kaur stated that her first job was at gas agency where she was not paid off for hard work. She joined DBU in March 2003. She was metric at the time of joining. After joining she completed her 12th and was further motivated by university management to pursue her studies. She got admission in Punjabi University and completed Diploma in Library Science. After that she was promoted at the post of librarian in the university. She had 3 kids who all studied in university at 50% concession that helped her to impart basic education facility to her kids. She says that she got a good environment in university and learnt to live here. University supported her professionally and emotionally because of which she is independent and doing a respectable job and leading a respectful life.

Ms. Diksha Sharma (Girl Student Entrepreneur Success Story)
Diksha Sharma student of Agriculture belongs to a middle class family. With the zeal of learning she proactively attended seminar and workshops organized by IEDC and got motivated to have her own startup. She with the help of IEDC team of mentors started her own venture as a small scale industry of textile at her own name. She has become independent at a very young age and is motivated to take her startup to the next level.

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