NCW Launches Country-Wide Capacity Building & Personality Development Program For Women Students

In an endeavor to make women independent and employment-ready, the National Commission for Women(NCW) has launched a country-wide capacity building and personality development program for women Undergraduate and Post graduate students.

The Commission is collaborating with Central and State universities for organizing sessions on Personal Capacity Building, Professional Career Skills and Digital Literacy and Effective Use of Social Media to prep women students for entering the job market.

The course will focus on learning and applying the use of intuitive, logical and critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills to enhance employability. The course has been divided into three categories; Personal Capacity Building; would help students enhance skills such as time management, stress management, and communication. ,

Professional Career Skills; will focus on identifying career opportunities, building resume and presentation skills and empower women students in exploring career opportunities for themselves considering their innate strengths and weaknesses. and Digital Literacy and Effective Use of Social Media; aims to generate awareness among women on safe usage of internet and social media platforms. It will raise awareness and advice about cyber crimes among women.


The National Commission for Women was set up as a statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990

The commission shall perform all or any of the following functions, namely:-

  1. Investigate and examine all matters relating to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution and other laws

2. Present to the Central Government, annually and at such other times as the Commission may deem fit, reports upon the working of that safeguard,

3. Make in such reports recommendations for the effective implementation of those safeguards for improving the conditions of women by the Union or any state,

4. Review, from time to time, the existing provisions of the Constitution and other laws affecting women and recommend amendments thereto so as to suggest remedial legislative measures to meet any lacunae, inadequacies, or shortcomings in such legislations,

5. Take up cases of violation of the provisions of the Constitution and of other laws relating to women with the appropriate authorities.

The Commission shall, while investigating any matter referred to in clause (a) or sub-clause (i) of clause (f) of sub-section (1), have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit.

The Commission shall consist of :-

A Chairperson, committed to the cause of women, to be nominated by the Central Government.

Five Members to be nominated by the Central Government from amongst persons of ability, integrity and standing who have had experience in law or legislation, trade unionism, management of an industry potential of women, women’s voluntary organisations ( including women activist ), administration, economic development, health, education or social welfare; 

Provided that at least one Member each shall be from amongst persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively;

a Member-Secretary to be nominated by the Central Government who shall be :-

an expert in the field of management, organisational structure or sociological movement, or

an officer who is a member of a civil service of the Union or of an all-India service or holds a civil post under the Union with appropriate experience


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