• About us

    The history of WDC

    The Women Development Cell was established in the University of Mumbai in the year 2001. It was done by the then hon. Vice Chancellor of the University. The establishment of the WDC is indeed a landmark achievement of the university in pursuance of the policies of women empowerment within the university ambit. The aim is to build a gender sensitive campus. The University has set up the UWDC to address concerns of gender discrimination and recommend measures and policies for gender parity at the University. After the Sexual Harassment Act of 2013 and the UGC Guidelines of 2015, the University has set up the Campus Internal Committee to address complaints of Sexual Harassment. Further, the University has directed all its colleges/institutions to set up College Internal Committees. The University as per the Maharashtra Public Universities Act is preparing a comprehensive Ordinance for Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.

    The aim and objective of the UWDC is to prevent sexual harassment at workplace (colleges and university campuses) and to promote general wellbeing of female students teaching and non-teaching women staff on the university and colleges. The cell is also responsible to undertake the awareness programmes on gender sensitization, women rights and women empowerment in university campuses and colleges. 

    The Vice Chancellor Hon. Prof. Suhas Pednekar is the ex-officio president of the WDC. The Chairperson of WDC is Dr. Gita Chadha and the secretary is Dr. Meher Bhoot. 

  • List of UWDC members

    Dr. Suhas. R. Pednekar                                                                 Vice-Chancellor &  President
    Hon. Vice-Chancellor
    University of Mumbai,
    Fort,Mumbai- 400032


    Dr. Gita Chadha                                                                             Chairperson
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Sociology,
    University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari,
    Kalina,Santacruz (E), Mumbai- 400098


    Dr. Meher Bhoot                                                                               Secretary

    Dept. of German,

    University of Mumbai

    Vidyanagari, Santacruz(E),



    Dr. S.T.Gadade                                                                                    Member

    6/ Kshitij Society, Plot No-7,

    Sector 15A, New Panvel (E)

    Dist. Raigad 410206 



    Ad. Mahesh Shukla                                                                               Member
    Legal Advisor                                                                          
    University of Mumbai


    Prof.Dr.Shefali R Pandya                                                                    Member                                      

    Department of Education,                                                                Chairperson

    University of Mumbai,                                                         University Internal Complaints Committee

    Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E)




    Shama Dalvai                                                                                         Member
    2/50, Gulmohar CHS,
    New MIG Colony,
    Bandra (E), Mumbai-400051



    Gauri Lonkar                                                                                                         Member
    Janata Shikshan Mandal’s Smt. Indirabai G. Kulkarni
    Arts, J.B. Sawant Science and Sau. Jankibai
    Dhondo Kunte Commerce College
    Alibag, Dist- Raigad- 402201


    Dr. Ashok Hema Farde                                                                                         Member
    Dy. Registrar                                                                                                         University
    University of Mumbai                                                                                       Management


     Dr. S.M.Patil                                                                                                          Member
    Janseva Shishan Mandal’s
    Shantrambhau Gholap Arts and Science and
    Gotirambhau Pawar Commerce
    College, Gandhi Camp,
    Shivle, Taluka- Murbad,
    Dist. Thane- 421402


    Indira Shukla                                                                                                           Member
    Gokhale College of Education & Research, Gokhale
    Society Lane, Parel,
    Mumbai- 400012



    Dr. Sangeeta Pawar                                                                                                Member

    Dept. of Commerce,

    University of Mumbai,

    Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E)





    Dr. Anuradha Majumdar                                                                                    Member

    Bombay College of Pharmacy,

    Kalina, Santacruz (E)




    Smt. Swati Madhekar                                                                                          Member

    Offg. Assistant Registrar,

    Accounts Section,

    University of Mumbai,

    Fort, Mumbai- 400032




     Dr. Daphne V. Pillai                                                                                             Member
    Mahatma Education Society’s
    Pillai College of Arts, Commerce &
    Science, Dr. K.M.Vasudevam Pillai’s
    Campus, Plot No. 10, Sector- 16
    Podi No. 2, New Panvel, Dist- Raigad


    Prajakta Paranjape                                                                                                Member
    Late Shri Vishnu Waman Thakur
    Charitable Trust’s Bhaskar Waman
    Thakur College of Science, Yashvant
    Keshav Dayanand Patil College of Arts,
    M.B. Estate, Viva College Road, Vasai
    Virar (w), Dist- Palgar- 401303.


    Riya Padval                                                                                                                Member
    Superintendent, Election Unit, University of
    Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai- 400032




     Smt. Sanjana Sawant                                                                                    Member

    Assistant Registrar,

    Executive Authorities Unit,

    University of Mumbai,

    Fort, Mumbai-400032


    Vivek Bhopatkar                                                                                            Member
    Devrukh Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Tatyasahaeb
    Athalye Arts, and Ved. S.R.Sapre Commerce and
    Ved. Dadasaheb Pitre Science College
    Devrukh- 415804, Dist- Ratnagiri


    Yogini Ghare                                                                                                    Member
    Deputy Registrar
    TAAS Unit, University of Mumbai,
    Fort, Mumbai- 400032


     Dr. Chayanika Shah                                                                                       Member
    2, Vishwadeep, 95, Bhasu Daji Road
    Matunga, Mumbai- 400007


     Dr.  Anjali Kanitkar                                                                                        Member
    1607, J.K. Tower,
    Mumbai- 400007


  • List of Members of the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC)

    Campus Internal Committee

    1. Dr. (Smt.) Shefali Pandya : Presiding Officer
    2. Dr. (Smt.) Smita Shukla : Member
    3. Smt. Yogini Ghare : Member
    4. Dr. Ashok Farde : Member
    5. Smt. Sharmila Kute : Member
    6. Dr. Chayanika Shah : Member

  • List of UWDC Staff

    1. Suyog Hegishte                          :        Jr. Ty. Clerk
    2. Suryakant Pawar                        :         Peon
  • Events

    Year 2019-20


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    Santacruz East, Mumbai- 400098,
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