Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)

Updated on 28 Dec, 2017

Diploma in Women’s Empowerment and Development (DWED)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 3,600
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


10+2 or its equivalent
Non 10+2 with three years working experience as development workers at any level.

This Diploma programme is a unique combination of theoretical and training perspectives. It would equip learners with the knowledge and skills to function as grassroot or supervisory level functionaries especially those working with governmental and non-governmental programmes focusing on women’s empowerment and development.


Programme Coordinators
Prof. Annu J.Thomas,
Email:[email protected]
Prof.Debal K.Singharoy
Email : [email protected]


CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 BWEF-002  Gender Training Perspectives  4
 BWEE-004  Strategies for Women's Empowerment  4
 BWEE-005  Women and Development  4
 BWEE-006  Organisation and Leadership  4
 BWEE-007  Work and Entrepreneurship  4
 BWEE-008  Credit and Finance  4
 BWEE-0012  Women and Society: Global Concerns and Local Issues  8

Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately.
The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.
Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.

The Programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and schedule will be infored to students in advance.
Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.
Evaluation is conducted through (a) Assignments and (b) term-end examination. While the former constitutes continuous assessment, the later constitute summative assessments. 


Assignment is a means of continuous assessment of knowledge and skills.  Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case you are unable to answer a particular question. Thus, assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own pace and place by referring to your Units and Blocks (Course Material).

The assignments may cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies).
Students will be required to obtain forty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.

Term-end Examination

The Term-end Examination is a major component of the evaluation system and it carries seventy percent weightage in the final result. The University conducts term-end examinations twice a year i.e., in June and December. Students can take the examination only after completion of the course requirements such as assignments failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years within the total span of registration for the programme. In case any student fails to get a pass score in the Term-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when it is held, within the total span of the Programme.
Regional Centres: