The Women's Studies Centre (WSC) was established in August 2009 under the UGC XI Plan with an annual grant of Rs.5,00,000/-. The main objective of the WSC is to build Women's Studies as an important discipline by offering courses to the students and training to the target groups. The Centre has developed sufficient infrastructure and initiated work on research, publication, documentation and extension activities. The Centre is gearing up to offer a few Certificate Courses and Elective Courses and also to introduce M.Phil and a one year PG Diploma in Women's Studies. Documentation work on the issues related to women is being carried out with special reference to 'Violence Against Women', 'Women's Achievements', 'Women and Health', 'Power Women', 'Women and Law' and 'Women Empowerment'. The database related to women and women issues of Madurai district is being established by collecting information from the Tamil Nadu Statistical Information Centre and Women's Development Corporation – 'Mahalir Thittam', Madurai. The Centre has organized a series of Workshops, Special Lectures and Advocacy Programs on issues related to women empowerment and women's health.