GD Goenka School of Education hosted ERA 2017, the First National Conference on October 06, 2017 on the theme “Role of Women in Development and Advancement through 5 Es: Equality, Education, Emancipation, Employment, and Empowerment”. Over 75 research papers and articles were received from faculty, research scholars, school teachers, social scientists and students from various inter-disciplinary fields of liberal, professional and technical education representing prestigious universities and institutions across India such as University of Delhi, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, IIT’s & many other prestigious universities & colleges.
Out of these, 45 selected papers were read during the conference under various thematic technical sessions.
Technical Session I on ‘Education, Employment and Skill Development: Promoting Lifelong Learning for Women’ was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Saroj Sharma, Professor, University School of Education, GGS IP University, Delhi.
Technical Session II on ‘Health, Safety, Security Issues and Legal Provisions: Protecting Rights of Women’ was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Ranjana Bhatia, Principal cum Director, Amity Institute of Education, Saket, New Delhi.
Technical Session III on ‘Gender Equality, Emancipation and Empowerment of Women’ was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Harjeet Kaur Bhatia, Head, Department of Educational Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Technical Session IV on ‘Role of Government, NGOs, Media, and Research in women’s development and advancement’ was chaired by Dr. Gopal K. Thakur, Proctor, Mahatma Gandhi Anterrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha, Maharashtra.