Feminism – Simon de Beauvoir – a talk by Dr. Chaitra Redkar

Prof. Dr. Chaitra Redkar with TYBA Political Science students – Tuesday, 30th August 2016.



Lecturer :-                    Prof. Dr. Chaitra Redkar

Talk on: –                     Feminism – Simon De Beauvoir

Medium: –                    Marathi

For Class: –                  TYBA Political Science (a group of about 25 students)

Date:-                          Tuesday, 30th August, 2016

Time:-                          7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (One hour of talk and a brief question answer session)

About Dr. Redkar

Eighteen years of teaching experience – Since 2008 she is working as the Head of the Department (I/C) of Political Science at the Post Graduate section of SNDT University at Churchgate campus and before that she worked in the undergraduate section for ten years since 1998.

She is active in academic, social and political circles and an author of three books, wrote numerous articles in periodicals like Samaj Prabodhan Patrika, Watsaru, Andolan, Satyagrahi, and also translated few articles (English to Marathi)

She is a member of the following institutions in SNDT Women’s  University:-

  1. Board of Studies of Political Science
  2. Research Recognition Committee
  3. Academic Council
  4. Canadian Study Centre
  5. Coordinator and later member of Curriculum Development Team for India Studies Programme
  6. Committee for writing history of SNDT Women’s University

She was involved in the work of State Election Commission (Maharashtra)

A member of managing committee of social organisation – Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA)

Worked for the Sahitya Sanskriti Mandal on the Social History of Maharashtra project.

Also linked to Y. D. Phadke Advance Research and Madhav Sathe Documentation centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, Keshav Gore Trust, Goregaon , Mumbai and Maharashtra Foundation, USA.

She completed her BA from S. P. College, Pune and MA, M. Phil. and Ph. D.from Department of Politics and Public Administration, Savitribai Phule University of Pune,

At a Seminar in SNDT, Churchgate


Simone de Beauvoir’s interview

English Language Resources on the net

First of all read about  The Common European Framework of Reference designed to objectively test the level of your language skills.

The British Council in India offers many courses in English

Go through this test to find out your English level

Besides the tests the site contains many interesting videos such as this and this

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  2. Learn English using Hindi as your primary language at Duolingo site
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  5. Check synonyms and antonyms at Thesauraus.com
  6. Check your vocabulary and donate rice to the needy by playing this quiz created by the United Nations World Food Programme
  7. Use and contribute to this service by Google – Google translate
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You will find many more things on the net helping you master English.

Make it a habit to read some good English periodicals.  Many are available in the College library.



Principal Mantri’s presentation

Principal Mantri delivered a lecture, on 6th August 2016, on the new pattern of examination for first year BA and BCom classes from academic year 2016-17.  Highlights of the new pattern are :-

  1. No internal exam
  2. Semester end exam of 100 marks
  3. Most probably a 10 point grading system
  4. Any student even with zero marks in a paper can apply for revaluation
  5. It is not necessary that a student applying for revaluation must apply for photocopies.
  6. Photocopies of internal exam can also be demanded by the student.

For more information refer to the presentation file attached below :-