UNESCO declares that the concept of gender sensitivity has been developed as a way to reduce barriers to personal and economic development created by sexism. Gender sensitivity helps to generate respect for the individual regardless of sex. Gender sensitivity is not about pitting women against men. On the contrary, education that is gender sensitive benefits members of both sexes. It helps them determine which assumptions in matters of gender are valid and which are stereotyped generalizations. Gender awareness requires not only intellectual effort but also sensitivity and open-mindedness. It opens up the widest possible range of life options for both women and men.

As per the requirements of the UGC- SAKSHAM initiative Gender sensitization and Self defense workshop was organized at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) Vadapalani campus. The following are the activities conducted as a part of the SAAKSHAM initiative in theVadapalani campus.

  • Workshop on Self Defense for Girl
  • Legal Awareness camps
  • Health and hygiene for women
  • Women empowerment session
  • Session on work life balance for women
  • Session on women safety

These activities are organized to address the myriad needs of women. They are delivered by highly professional women from the field. SAKSHAM initiative is coordinated by Dr C. Praseeda, Professor, and Ms Mohana Sundari, Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies. SRMIST, Vadapalani Campus.

Gender Policy 

Saksham Activties

Year  2017


Event Name



Work Life Balance- Issues and Challenges of Working Women


Ms. Manjula Rangarajan, Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer- Southern Railways, Indian Railways.


: Basic Self Defense for Girls

Mr Santosh, Mardas Martial Arts Academy



Innovative Interventions to de-stress in Women

Mrs. Uma Venkatachalam, Corporate Trainer


Year 2018


Session on Legal awareness

Ms V Adhilakshmi Logamurthy, Advocate


Basic Self Defense for Girls

Mr Santosh, Mardas Martial Arts Academy


Cyber Security for Women

Ms S. P. Lavanya, Additional Superintendent of Police, Cyber Crime Cell, CBCID Chennai

Year 2019


Self Management and Gender Sensitization

Ms Usha Plillai, Chief Consultant Flexi Careers, Corporate Trainer


Stree Bhava Utsav Ralley on Women Empowerment

P Subramaniyan , Inspector of Police R2 Kodabbakam traffic police


Conference on  Safety of Women

Mrs Padma Venkataraman, President WIA Chennai, Sri, J Chandrakumar, IAS (Retd) Director Admin SRMIST,

Dr Bhavatarini, Senior Advocate Madras High Court,  and Ms Bhargavi Devendra, Secretary , WIA


Awareness Session on Cervical Cancer

Dr.SivagamiGopinath ,Gynaecologist and Obstetrician - SIMS Hospital ,Chennai 


De-stressing and The Science of Living

Ms Sripriya Arunand Mr. Sarvana Prabhu

17th & 18th of October 2019

Bhavishya – Training session safety of girl child for school children


Year 2020


Awareness Session on Kavalan SOS App

Mr Arokiya Prakasam, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vadapalani


Accham Thavir – A panel Discussion

Dr Veni, Ms S.Bhuvaneshwari

Saksham Events

Ugc Saksham Activities Report