January 15, 2018
SSLA has adopted a new Perspective Plan Called SSLA Vision 2. It seeks to establish SSLA as the preferred destination for students, faculty, larger academic fraternity and industry to engage in interdisciplinary studies, rigorous research, community engagement, personal development & growth, and sustainable employability.
To fulfill this goal, we endeavor to
◦ enhance and emphasise SSLA as a centre for interdisciplinary studies to encourage holistic understanding and skill development
◦ engage with research to enhance community growth at the local, the global and the glocal level
◦ encourage and appreciate diversity of ideas and free expression of opinions; establish a diverse community of knowledge seekers
◦ strengthen international and national partnerships for internationalisation at home and promote global and intercultural competencies
◦ bridge the gap between the curriculum and future requirements of the employment sector
The International Gender Conference 2019 on ‘Revisiting, Reviewing, and Restructuring Spaces for Urban Women: A Dialogue Between Sectors for Empowering Urban Women Across the Globe’ hosted by the Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA) on the 1st and 2nd of March 2019, will be a dynamic gathering of academia, the corporate sector, community-based organizations, researchers, and the development sector to discuss issues faced by Women in Urban Spaces, specific to the middle-class population.
At this conference, we will exchange ideas, concepts, and stories of transformation and success through several discussions, panels, workshops, exhibitions, and papers with a view to creating a network for all concerned with issues faced by women in urban spaces.
As a liberal arts college studying transdisciplinary courses holistically, we are committed to studying, reviewing and working towards solutions that will improve our quality of life. Our engagement with our community will also be enriched with these discussions and deliberations. We seek to work with the corporate sector too as they play a huge role in the conscious and not so conscious creation of spaces and ideas that impact the lives of women directly.
The conference will begin with the SSLA-Sage Public Lecture, (co-hosted by Sage Publications) on the 28th February 2019. The two day conference on March 1-2, 2019 will work towards revisiting and reviewing the socio-cultural challenges faced by urban women. This will help in realizing our responsibility and act towards restructuring these spaces.
Women and Healthcare:- For most urban middle class women every day is a battle; from waking up to a table waiting for breakfast to long exhausting hours at the office. In the midst of all this, her health takes a backseat. Hence, it’s extremely important to engage the society in a conversation on the same, in order to at least take a step towards improving the healthcare system and its societal connotation.
One of the significant feminist perspectives is the need to talk for women and about women. Although a patriarchal society has dictated everything that a woman should do- including the terms of her capability for too long a time, the direction has been gradually shifting. Women are slowly gaining momentum and are taking up positions as equals to men in the society. We as a society have not had peaceful conversations in the past to resolve this pertinent issue and women have a long way to go for constructive conversations about themselves. It is for all this we stand today.
At SSLA the discussion on various societal issues is not restricted to the classroom. The student- faculty day to day conversations also examine public issues. Issues concerning gender are one among them. Women and Gender Studies is not just a subject for the faculty and students, it is a discourse of the strain forced by the patriarchal society on a woman’s identity. This conference is a concrete step to revisiting and reviewing the multitude of restrictions imposed on women. Our aim is not to just write an evaluative analysis of the issue, but to find restructured solutions that extend outside the textual framework.
A picture of the real world will emerge from diversity in speakers from all cultures and various streams of life. This will provide our audience with different perspectives and allow for actionable changes. We believe academic institutions like ours must work with all stakeholders to bring about sustainable positive change.
We will engage in discourse and discussion that make an effort at understanding the social, economic and cultural changes that urban middle class women face on a daily basis. These will go a long way in finding solutions for the problems that arise with an urban lifestyle. It is a step towards understanding the growth of a woman who is educated and upwardly mobile while initiating more women into this category.
It is our concern to understand, address and solve the problems that arise with this phenomenal change in gender roles. The conference offers educated conversations with communities that influence and are being influenced by this change. An exchange of experiences, success stories and struggles will prove to be an inspiration for those still writing their stories out there.
The conference is about spreading awareness, and stimulating scientific enquiry. We endeavour to have empowering dialogues, focused on a solution based approach both academically, philosophically with a view to help better the lives of all, not just women. We seek to have a long lasting impact towards social change.
To register for the conference, please fill in the registration form available here.
The registration charges will take care of participation in the conference, lunch and tea on both days of conference as well as dinner on Day 1.
Please select one of the following categories while registering for the conference:
Payment for the conference will be accepted only via online bank transfer i.e. through direct NEFT/RTGS.
The bank details are provided in the table below.
A/c Holder Name
Bank A/C No.
Type of Account
SIU-SSLA RECEIPTS A/C
Bank of India
Karve Road Branch Pune
After making the payment, please send us the transaction details in the following format to IGC2019@ssla.edu.in
Account Holder Name
Accommodation will not be provided by the conference organisers.
Participants are requested to make individual arrangements at reduced conference rates with our partners. The details are given below.
Rate per room with breakfast
F-Wing, Guest house, Viman Nagar (link)
Sachi Corporates, Kalyani Nagar (link)
3100 (1550/- per head)
For further information or any other queries regarding the registration process, please write to us at IGC2019@ssla.edu.in.
Presented paper - "The Concentration and Imbalance of Micro Finance Institutions in North-East India" at the National Conference on Social Science and Economics
Published the same at the International Institute of Research and Journals (IRAJ).
Presented a paper at a national conference titled "'re examining assent in prostitution" in February.
Will get the same published in June
2015 - Went for the international conference for comparative literature in Nagpur and presented a paper on Sep 11th.
2016 - Went for the National student's conference on social issues on Feb 10. Received an ISBN number for her paper in the conference on social sciences in Istanbul in February.
Best Academic Performance – Red Carpet 2015
Manal Bole (2018),Vrinda Chopra (2018),Shefaali Bopana (2018), Isha Mathur (2018), Aishwarya Abbott (2019), Prachiti Joshi (2019), Bhumika Pravin (2019), Naihan Nath (2019), Aroushka Irani (2019), Simone Noronha (2018), Shishira, Shreya Rao (2016), Mayura Ashok (2016), Akansha Mansukhani, Shrita Pathak (2019)
Representing TEDx SI(DU) VimanNagar at TEDx India Workshop conducted by Infosys at Infosys Mysore Campus.
Invited to give a talk at Atul Vidyalaya School, Gujarat.
2nd place - Marketing Challenge at FLAME’s Kurukshetra.
Placed 3rd – FLAME Kurukshetra Placed 1st - DZMA
Picture selected by Vogue Italy
Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro – December 2015 - Reached Uhuru Peak (5895 m/19341 ft.), which is the highest point.
Make in India Inauguration (Mumbai, Feb 13th)
The World Culture Festival (New Delhi, March 11th).