The host of programmes has been planned by CMS College to mark the centenary of admitting women students for higher education, the first such incident in the State.

College Principal Roy Sam Daniel said that noted social activist Daya Bhai would declare the year 2013-14 as the “Year of Woman” in the college and launch the centenary programmes. Former Supreme Court judge K.T. Thomas, an alumnus of the college, will inaugurate the public meeting that will be held on Thursday.

According to Vce-Principal Rachel Mathew, a Centre for Policy Studies on Women Issues will be established during the centenary year. The facility will focus of various social issues including women’s security, marital issues and employment opportunities.

It will also formulate recommendations to be submitted to the State government for ensuring that welfare schemes for women trickled down to all levels of the social strata.

A Women Resource Centre will also be launched to organise social sensitisation programmes for women. They will include creating awareness on various social issues including source-level waste disposal system, awareness against infanticide and other social evils. A legal clinic will be established to conduct legal literacy programmes for women students and their mothers. In addition, entrepreneurship development programmes will be also arranged for women students.