First gender-focused university to be established

The Kerala government is getting ready to set up a first-of-its-kind university in the country, exclusively for research-oriented studies related to gender, reports PTI.

The gender university will be located in Kozhikode district on the campus of Gender Park, an autonomous institution under the state's Social Justice Department. A top official said the proposed university is conceptualised on the model of similar institutions abroad and many global agencies have already expressed interest to partner with it.

Gender Park CEO PTM Sunish told PTI: "Gender studies have begun in our country, especially in Kerala, at a high time. We had focused on industrialisation, health and other similar streams but did not show much interest in the area of gender equality earlier… By setting up the Park, our aim was to bring changes in gender-related matters through effective policy interventions."
Full report on The Economic Times site