KARNATAKA

‘Recognise Women’s Studies course’

In a quandary: Students of the Women’s Studies course staging a demonstration in Gulbarga on Monday.

In a quandary: Students of the Women’s Studies course staging a demonstration in Gulbarga on Monday.  

Special Correspondent

GULBARGA: Students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Women’s Studies have demanded that the Government amend the Cadre and Recruitment (C&R) rules in all government departments in order to facilitate the recruitment of Women’s Studies graduates to various posts.

The students, who participated in a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Monday, said the condition of more than 5,000 such postgraduates and undergraduates was pathetic and a majority of them were unemployed as they were not eligible for appointment in the government.

The students came in a procession and submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, to the district authorities, saying that even the University Grants Commission had recognised the course.

They pointed out that before giving permission to start such courses, which were being offered by various colleges and universities in the State, it was the responsibility of the State Government to identify posts which would be suitable for its graduates.

Besides amending the C&R rules, the memorandum said the Government should also direct the Karnataka Public Service Commission to recognise Women’s Studies as a course that can be taken up for study for competitive examinations.

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