Our story goes back to the
times when women did not generally move out much and were restricted to the
four walls and confined to the domestic chores. Delhi University had a Men's
Club but there was no such meeting place for women. Women members from the
university were allowed to use the venue only on Wednesday's - a kind
gesture certainly. Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh, a social activist, an advocate and
the wife of the Vice Chancellor, had a vision - An association for the women
fraternity of the Delhi University. She had a vision and set out on a
mission - the culmination of which is this Association. With the generous
support of the Vice Chancellor Prof. C. D. Deshmukh, DUWA became a reality.
Delhi University Women's Association has been registered under the Societies
Registration Act XXI of 1860 ( Punjab Amendment Act 1957) as extended to the
Union Territory of Delhi on 31st October, 1964. Delhi University Women's
- To promote and to carry on social, cultural,
recreational, educational and economic activities for the benefit of the
women members on the staff and female family members of those on the staff
of the Delhi University and its affiliated and constituent colleges and
recognized institutions and also for the women relatives of the students
studying in colleges of the University and who are residents in the Campus
of the Campus of the University and of the surrounding areas.
organize and maintain, as far as possible, limited residential accommodation
with cultural and educational amenities for the members of the society
coming to participate in the activities of the society and other bodies with
cognate object as well as non members specially invited to participate in
the activities of the society.
- To invite as and when feasible, cultural
leaders, scholars, scientists and creative artists, who may or may not be
members of the society, to take advantage of the facilities offered by the
undertake in general such other activities from time to time as shall be
necessary for achieving the objects mentioned in the first clause.
University Women's Association
7, Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007
Phone Nos.: 91-11-27667742, 91-11-27666851