GATI Charter Institute

GATI (Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions)- An Innovative Pilot Project, is envisioned for advancing Gender Equity in the institutions of Higher Education and Research.

GATI Pilot Project is launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to support the HEIs towards building a new ecosystem to encourage equal participation of women in a wide spectrum of innovative programs and develop action plans for removing the barriers to their progression in career oriented fields.

GATI program aims to bring a transformational change in the education sector by undertaking an extensive view and evaluation of the Institute's progammes, policies, and procedures. Working on the guiding principles: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, this initiative will project a sustainable self-assessment and accreditation model and provide a new horizon for progression of women in different professional fields.

Role of Chandigarh University as GATI Charter Institution

Chandigarh University has become the only Private University of India to be selected as the Charter Institution under GATI pilot project launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the aegis of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI). We being a part of HEIs fraternity of India, have been playing an important role to promote Gender Equity and to improve the enrolment and participation of female students in the field of Science, Technology, Research Publications and Entrepreneurship.

Under the GATI project, CU is committed to adopt gender parity principles in policies, practices, action plan and institutional culture so that a significant improvement can be achieved in different fields.

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Crèche Facility for the Children of Faculty Members

Chandigarh University has come forward to help the working mothers by providing crèche facilities with day/care arrangement. (No charges for the creche and food/milk on no profit no loss).

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Scholarship Schemes for Girls and Women

Education is the right of every girl- a key to transform her life and make her a responsible citizen of the society. With this vision to avail the best education opportunities to girls, Chandigarh University has launched Women Empowerment Scholarships to provide financial assistance for paying the course fees. CU offers 20% academic scholarship to all women which include housewives, women working in government and private sector, Anganwadi workers, Asha Workers, women working in the unorganized sectors, drop-out female students for all the Distance and Online Education Programs offered by the University.

Work Model of GATI Pilot
  • GATI Orientation
  • GATI Capacity Building Workshop
  • Validation, Analysis, Reflection
  • Interpretation & Synthesis
  • Community Sensitization
  • Participatory Approach
  • Action Plans
  • Self-Assessment Application
  • Presentation for Peer Review
  • Accreditation

Objectives

  • Develop a standard framework based on objective criteria and scale to measure organizational strengths and weaknesses in the area of gender equality.
  • Influence the development of policies and that will enable progress towards achieving gender equality at institutional level.
  • Evolve and provide Accreditation Guidance and promote solutions to gender equity issues in Indian S&T Institutions/Universities.
  • Develop suitable support mechanisms for the Institutions by empowering women and improving gender parity.
  • Develop capacity building by incorporating National & International best practices.

Path-Breaking Initiatives
To Promote Gender Equity

Establishment of Women’s Cell

With an aim to empower and uphold the dignity of women at the workplace, Chandigarh University established “Women Cell” in the year 2012, headed by the Senior Faculty Members. This cell works in accordance with the directions issued by UGC and MHRD, and Supreme Court ruling of 1997 on different issues of sexual harassment.

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To look after all activities and issues related to women at Chandigarh University.
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To organize activities/seminars/conferences for sensitizing faculty members and students about gender issues.
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To look into all the grievances of women students/employees of Chandigarh University.
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To look after all activities and issues related to women at Chandigarh University.
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To organize activities/seminars/conferences for sensitizing faculty members and students about gender issues.
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To look into all the grievances of women students/employees of Chandigarh University.

Vision

Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics).

Conferences on Sustainable Society: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

  • Working towards providing the same opportunities, and rights to women in all spheres of life, Chandigarh University has established a Chair titled “Guru Nanak Chair for Studies in Universal Advancement.” It aims to cater a deep knowledge of research and propagate the philosophies of first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji especially in the context of their relevance for UNESCO declared goals for sustainable development to be achieved by 2030.
  • Chandigarh University has organized a National Conference on “Sustainable Society: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment” which represents one major goal laid down in the UN agenda. The centrality of gender equality, women’s empowerment and the realization of women’s rights in achieving sustainable development has been widely recognized in recent decades.
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