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Gender Justice and Workplace Security


The issue of gender justice has been a matter of discussion and deliberation, both at the international and national levels. With the increased participation of women in all walks of life, particularly at the workplace and the breaking of hitherto social, political and religious gender barriers, the issue has assumed significance and become subject- matter of debate at all levels including law. Today, women are donning multiple roles, apart from being a homemaker- they are working as top executives in MNCs, working as legislators in State and Central legislatures, working as educators in the education sector, etc. While the changed societal matrix & perception and economic globalization have made way for the increased participation of women, the concern over the free play of discriminatory attitudes and prejudicial mindsets often pose challenges to women and targets of multi-facet retaliations and disincentives. The incident of Nirbhaya in the Capital of the Nation not only exhibits how such treatment is basically an anathema to the concept of gender justice but also exposes the barbaric mindset annihilating the values of basic civilization. The days of yore when women were treated as fragile, feeble, dependent and subordinate to men, should be a matter of history.

The course is aimed at acquainting the participants with the concept of gender justice. From the arena of Constitutional guarantees to criminal law to laws ensuring safety at the workplace, specifically sexual harassment, the course will focus on an understanding the laws, its procedural intricacies and judicial decisions aimed at strengthening the position of women in society.

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  • Law
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Also of general interest and  benefit for all students including Engineering and Science



  • Some aspects of this course is of key interest to companies since they are statutorily required to set up Internal Complaints Committee on Sexual Harassment and enumerate internal procedures for the same.

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Dr. Dipa Dube has been pursuing her career as an academic for over a decade. Having completed her LL.M. and Ph.D from the Universities of Pune and Calcutta, Dr. Dube has been involved in teaching courses in Criminal Laws, Criminology, Penology, Evidence etc. in reputed Institutes of India such as NUJS, Kolkata and NLU Jodhpur. Presently, she is working as an Associate Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur. She has many books and articles to her credit. She has attended several National and International Conferences and delivered lectures on invitation at various national institutions including State Judicial Academy. She has also undertaken research projects in diverse areas of criminal law, disability, gender justice etc. funded by Government agencies.


Week 1: Introduction to Gender Justice- Notion and Significance

Week 2: International and Constitutional Perspectives on Gender Equality

Week 3: Protection  of Women at Workplace

Week 4: Gender Violence- Within and Beyond


1. Ferber, Holcomb & Wentling, Sex, Gender & Sexuality: The New Basics, Oxford Univ. Press 2008.
2. Flavia Agnes, Sudhir Chandra, Monmayee Basu, Women and Law in India, Oxford Univ. Press 2004.
3. Mamta Rao, Law Relating to Women and Children, Eastern Book Co, Lucknow.
4. K.I. Vibhute, Criminal Law, Lexis Nexis, 12th Edn.
5. N. Prabha Unnithan (ed.), Crime & Justice in India, Sage Pub., 2013.
6. Ritu Gupta, Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Lexis Nexis, 2013. 

  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exams : October 28 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
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  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score.
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 3 out of 4 assignments.
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT KHARAGPUR. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc