Welcome to Saksham-Center for Women Empowerment

Empower a woman, and you elevate an entire community. — Dr. Kailash Satyarthi.

Saksham-Center for Women Empowerment, Vishwakarma University has been established in the year 2023.

In adherence to the fundamental principles outlined in Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Constitution of India, which guarantee gender equality and the right to life and liberty for all individuals, the Saksham-Center for Women Empowerment stands as a beacon of advocacy and support within our University.

Our mission is clear: to cultivate an environment where every individual, regardless of gender, enjoys equal opportunities, dignity, and security in the workplace. With a firm commitment to upholding these rights, the Saksham-Center for Women Empowerment serves as a vital resource, both within and beyond the confines of our University.

By championing the cause of gender equality and advocating for protective measures, the Saksham-Center for Women Empowerment extends its reach beyond our University, fostering positive change and inspiring others to join the movement towards a more equitable society.





Vision

Empowering women to lead with education, rights awareness, and opportunities, advancing gender equality and societal progress.

Mission

To equip women with the tools, support, and opportunities needed to excel and lead, fostering gender equality and societal contributions.

Saksham-Center Objectives



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Provide Skill Development

Offer training programs and workshops to enhance professional and personal skills.

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Create Support Networks

Establish mentorship and peer support networks to guide and encourage women in their pursuits.

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Promote Leadership

Facilitate leadership training and opportunities for women to take on influential roles.

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Advocate for Equality

Implement initiatives that promote gender equality within the university and the broader community.

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Foster Inclusive Culture

Cultivate a campus environment that respects and includes diverse perspectives and experiences.

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Encourage Academic Excellence

Support women in achieving academic success through scholarships, research opportunities, and academic resources.

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Facilitate Career Advancement

Provide career counseling, internships, and job placement services to help women advance in their careers.

Guest Session on Menstrual Hygiene.


Vishwakarma University center for women empowerment organized a guest session on Menstrual Hygiene on Thursday, 19th October, 2023 from 1pm – 2pm. Resource Person for the session is Mrs. Sakshi Shinde, Trainer | Procter and Gamble. Mrs. Sakshi Shindes training provided a holistic approach to personal and professional development, addressing key aspects that contribute to individual success in both public and private spheres. The practical and interactive nature of the sessions ensured that participants not only gained theoretical knowledge but also developed the skills necessary to implement these concepts in their daily lives. The training undoubtedly contributed to fostering a more confident, polished, and effective workforce at Procter and Gamble.


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VU- Saksham to resolute commitment towards rural financial literacy


Pune : The women empowerment centre - VU Saksham, of Vishwakarma University organised a financial literacy campaign jointly with NAtional Security and Exchange Board of India ( SEBI) to aware rural women in Donaje and Mordari regarding proliferation of ponzi schemes and investment in government driven various welfare schemes for better and healthy future on 18th January. Rural India has always been vulnerable to ponzi schemes and many high promising financial schemes Many villagers have lost their life fortunes by investing in these kinds of schemes. However, women play a vital role in family savings, and awareness among women regarding these schemes and new avenues of investment may cultivate desired results. Considering these thoughts, the empowerment centre has taken several initiatives. It identified villages and implemented the first phase of literacy programmes in Donaje and Mordari. The identified villages were located in hilly ranges of Sinhagad Fort located in east of Pune. As many as 60 women from both villages participated in the programme.

One of the participants in the campaign, Poonam Chavan said, “We save and keep money at home despite the availability of banks. Presence of the banking system is not new to us. But an appropriate investment is necessary for a sustainable future. The financial literacy programme helped us in the form of different avenues of investment than traditional fixed deposits. Now, we can save money in specific government schemes.

The SEBI extension officer Rohit Warman said, “The prime objective of the organisation is financial literacy and to secure them from ponzi schemes. We have focused on women, college students for financial literacy. We got a good response from village women today.

The programme coordinator Prof. Shekhar Paigude said, “ Financial literacy is a major concern in rural Maharashtra. Recent Ponzi schemes and high promises through equity markets have exploited the rural masses. Women play a vital role in the family. Thus empowering women leads towards family empowerment. We got a promising response in the first phase and we will have the same rigour for the next phase.”


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Women’s Day celebration (06/03/2024)


International Women’s Day was celebrated at Vishwakarma University by the VU for Women Empowerment cell. The day started with welcoming all the female faculty members to the venue. The team has welcomed all the beautiful ladies with a rose. Honourable Vice President sir, Dean of Commerce and Management Dr. Jayshree Vispute, Dean of Pharmacy, Dr. S. Sunitha, Dr. Bharati Ainapure, Asso. Prof. Computer Engineering and Dr. Pashmina Doshi, Director, Centre of VU Women Empowerment, were the chief guests for the inaugural function. The function started with Saraswati pooja, followed by the speech of Dr. Pashmina Doshi, in which she gave information about different projects and programmes conducted by the centre. After this, all the present chief guests gave speeches and congratulated the female members for their contribution to the societys growth. Prof. Mrunalini Kulkarni gave the vote of thanks for the inaugural function.
After the inauguration, the day continued with the celebration which included watching the movie titled Hidden Figures and delicious snacks sponsored by Budhani wafers and Rabdiwala. After the movie, an important workshop was conducted by Madhura Kale, Persona Perfection: Image Consulting, in which she explained body language and various tricks that females can follow in their day-to-day lives. The session was followed by an exciting and fabulous Zumba fitness session, Rhythm Revolution: Dance Fitness Experience by Mrunal Sirshikar. The Zumba session was thoroughly enjoyed by all the teaching and non-teaching female faculties. The day ended with high tea.


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List of Members


Name of Faculty members

Department 

Role 

Dr.Pashmina Doshi

Department of Management

Director

Prof. Mrunalini H Kulkarni

Department of Pharmacy

Deputy Director

Prof Kirti V Deshpande

Department of Pharmacy

Member

Prof Amrita Thakur

Department of Pharmacy

member

Dr. Vaishali Sahoo

Department of Management

member

Dr Vijaya Hake

Department of Management

member

Prof.Amol Kamble

Department of Economics

Member

Prof Unmesha Patil

Department of Law

Member

Prof Madhavi Saxena

Department of Computer Engineering

Member

Prof Prajakta Dhamdhere

Department of Computer Engineering

Member

Prof Aarti Sardhara

Department of Computer Engineering

Member

Prof.Pavitha Nooji

Department of Computer Engineering

Member

Prof Kanchan Jayesh Katake

Department of Computer Engineering

Member

Prof Shekhar Paigude

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Member

Prof Rahul Sadashiv Mate

VDepartment of Journalism and Mass Communication

Member

Prof Gauri Gaurav Kulkarni

Commerce and Management

Member

Prof Amruta Hemant Gangakhedkar

Department of Interior Spaces

Member

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