Gender Studies Centres and Courses

Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies

Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies is an organisation that is committed to research, critical reflection and activism that meets the demands of our historical moment. Drawing on our legacy of feminist theory and intervention, we are invested in exploring new ways of understanding contemporary issues in education, Dalits and minorities, health and healthcare systems, development studies, law and critical legal studies, and the public domain. Anveshi works at an interdisciplinary location drawing scholars and activists from many fields. The Centre is located in Hyderabad, India.

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Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality – Ashoka University

CSGS is the first Centre in the country to conduct research in both gender and sexuality, combining academic rigour with activism and media consultation.

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Alternative Literature Course, Pune University

Instructor : Zameer Kamble

Thursday and Saturday, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Contact Zameer Kamble at [email protected] for more information.

WBSU Gender Research Study Group

West Bengal State University Gender Research Study Group is an interdisciplinary wing of gender related studies and activities at WBSU, Barasat.

Address: West Bengal State University, Berunanpukuria, Malikapur, Barasat 24 Parganas (N) 700126 Kolkata

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Gender and Sexuality Sensitisation – The Delhi Chapter

Gender & Sexuality Sensitisation Project is conducted in three universities of Delhi by a group of five students.


Queer Studies Now

An informal reading group to facilitate dialogues surrounding gender, sexuality, and queerness.

Address: University of Delhi, North Campus 110009 New Delhi


E-learning Courses by Tarshi

TARSHI’s eLearning courses are a crucial component of their first goal of capacity strengthening of diverse service providers to help them apply increased knowledge and understanding of sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in their work. The eLearning courses are specially designed for the online learning format by a team of experts using our 20 years’ experience in working on sexuality and SRHR issues.


Amity Center for Gender Justice, Child Rights & Research

Amity Gender Justice & Child Rights Cell is an initiative under the flagship of Centre for Law & Public Policy in the Amity Law School, Noida.



Transgender Resource Center, Madurai

Transgender Resource Center is working for education and employment of transgender in India. Moreover, they facilitate students and research scholars to do their researches on transgender studies.


Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law

Samāna Centre for Gender, Policy and Law, is an independent center providing consultancy and advocacy on gender and related aspects.


Youth and Sexuality (One Month Online Module)

This course is designed to prompt an exploration of common behaviours and attitudes towards sexuality and gender differences. It aims to improve the ability of participants to reduce sexuality related and gender inequalities at the personal, organisational and community level. The course also gives an understanding of how class, caste, sexual orientation and gender intersect with each other to create social meaning and political impact.

Queer Resource Centre

Queer Resource Centre is envisaged as a community based, queer youth led platform, both physical and virtual, that can help create societal structures that are welcoming and inclusive of queer persons.

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SWAYAM Online Courses

1. Gender/Women Studies

2. Feminist Writings

3. Gender and literature

Centre for Film, Gender and Cultural Studies

Film, Gender and Cultural studies were conceived to provide an environment where we can explore and demystify the language of all forms of Art.

Queer Studies Research Cluster

This research cluster is an attempt by students of Jadavpur University to come together on a common platform and engage with Queer Studies as a discipline(s) and broadly generate a discourse that seeks to unravel the hierarchical boundaries of academia. Contact

Centre for Laws on Gender and Sexuality, Delhi Metropolitan Education

The Centre for Laws on Gender and Sexuality aims to engage in original, empirical as well as doctrinal research on the intersection of law and gender studies, with a specific focus on the understanding of the sexual. Contact

Certificate course on Law and Alternative Sexualities

This course is offered by Mitra Mandal’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College – affiliated to the SPPU. The three-month course has been exclusively designed for practitioners of law and students interested in understanding LGBTQ laws. Source

Pride and Prejudice Collective

A collective of South Asian Queer Feminists studying, creating, and rallying LGBTQIA+ law and literature as part of our decolonisation process. Contact