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DIRECTOR, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research (PGSR)

Dr. Vibhuti Patel is professor and head of the University Department of Economics, and Director, Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research of SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai and holds a Doctorate in Economics.
She is a member of Board of Studies, Research and Recognition Committee for Social Sciences, Board of University Teaching and Research and Chairperson of Women Development Cell and Anti Ragging Committee, PGSR and Campus-in-Charge of SNDT Women’s University.
She is a member of Expert Committee on School of Gandhian Thoughts and a member of Expert committee of School of Gender and Development Studies for Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) and a member of Advisory Board of Department of Women’s Studies of National Council of Education, Research and Training NCERT, Delhi. She is a member of subgroup on Gender and Agriculture for the 11th Five Year Plan, the Planning Commission of India, GOI, Delhi.
She has been the founder member and Trustee of Anusandhan trust and its institution Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT). She is Trustee of VACHA, Women’s Research and Action Group (WRAG) and Satya Vijay Seva Samaj in Mumbai. She is the Governing Board member of Vikas Adhyayan Kendra, Mumbai, Women Power Connect, Delhi and Institute for Community Organisation and Research, Mumbai. She is a founder member of Member of Mumbai Initiative for Human Rights Education (MIIRE).
She received “Outstanding Citizenship Award” by Women Political Forum on Maharashtra Stree Mukti Din, 3rd January 2004 and The Times Foundation Award for Women Achievers on March 8, 2007. On 18-1-2008, she received an Award for Social work from Vanita Samaj, Mumbai.
She has made contributions in Women’s Studies and Gender Economics. She has authored a book Women’s Challenges of the New Millennium by Gyan Publication, Delhi, published in 2002. She has co-authored two books: Indian Women - Change and Challenge (1985) and Reaching for Half the Sky (1985). She has co-edited volume Macro Economic Policies and the Millennium Development Goals published by Gyan Publications, Delhi in 2006. She is co-editor of series of volumes on Empowering Women Worldwide, The Women Press, Delhi, 2008. She has edited the book, Discourse on Gender and Development, The Women Press, Delhi, 2009.

She was a visiting faculty at the Development Studies Institute of The London School of Economics and Political Science during 1992-93. For twelve years, she wrote on Development Studies and Gender Issues for ECONOMIC TIMES and several academic journals. She has been a Ph. D. guide since 1988.

She is an Academic Advisor of Sophia Center for Women’s Studies and development, an autonomous centre housed in the Sophia College campus, Mumbai and the editor of its journal Urdhva Mula. She was a guest editor of a special number of SAMYUKTA, Vol. V, No. 1, May 2005 on "Women and Development", published by Women's Initiatives.

She was officially invited to participate in the UN End of Women’s Decade Conference in Nairobi (1985), the Festival of India in USSR, Moscow (1988), ILO Regional Conference in Bangkok (2003) and 49thUN Convention on Status of Women, New York (2005).
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Herstory of Dr. Neera Desai Memorial Lecture Series by Prof. Vibhuti Patel

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 3:20am 0 Comments

Herstory of Dr. Neera Desai Memorial Lecture

Vibhuti Patel


Research Centre for Women’s Studies (RCWS) instituted of Dr. Neera Desai Memorial Lecture in memory of its founding Director and received generous donations for corpus funds from Neeraben’s friends, fellow travelers in social movements, colleagues and well-wishers in women’s studies and women’s movements.

From the very beginning…


Obituary for Veteran Journalist and Human Rights Activist, Praful bidwai by Vibhuti Patel, 25-6-2015

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 10:58am 0 Comments

It is difficult to accept that Praful is no more. Two days back he passed away in Amsterdam, The Netherland. Now, who will spontaneously respond to right wing onslaught on the masses in these difficult times, both globally and within India?

I got to know Praful in 1974 in Mumbai in a meeting organised by the New Left group of young revolutionaries to which he belonged, when Com. Ernest…


Tribute for Dr. Jyotiben Trivedi (Vice Chancellor of SNDT Women's University, Mumbai during 1980-1986)

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 4:24am 0 Comments

Dr. JyotibenTrivedi was the Vice Chancellor of SNDT Women’s University from 1980 to 1986. Jyotiben passed away on 14-4-2015. She was kind, sensitive to the problems of all the employees of SNDTWU and took genuine interest in our lives. She helped and guided us at times of difficulty, and was generous in sponsoring education and health expenditure of the needy. Often were the times when she would be heard to ask an employee, "Have you sent money order to your mother? Never neglect your…


Obituary for Dr. Jyotiben Trivedi (1922-2015)

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Obituary Jyotiben Trivedi Vice Chancellor SNDT Women’s University, 1980-86



Socio Economic Profileof Muslims in Maharashtra-Economics Dept., SNDT

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Socio Economic Profile of Muslims in Maharashtra

Prof. Vibhuti Patel

Head, Department of Economics,

SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai-400020

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Prepared for Maharashtra State Minority Commission,

Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai

Maharashtra’s multicultural milieu is marked by crucial contribution made by Muslims. The Sachar Committee Report, 2006 stated that the condition of Muslim in Maharashtra demands special attention of the…


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At 8:31pm on August 20, 2011, M.Gandhi College of Social Work said…

Greetings from land of Mahatma Gandhi


We are organsing Pad Yatra ( 1st - 5th Oct 2011) , like salt march in west champaran continuing with rural camp for MSW students for 10 days. We are hoping 250 participants from different college of social work .  


Also organizing conference in Jan 2012 ( 27th - 30th Jan ) , topic is " Reinventing Social Work Education - Gandhian Perspective of Sustainable Societies " , it will be held and host by Gujarat Vidhyapith , Ahmadabad , Gujarat. University established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.  


We are looking for collaboration and guide from you.  Please let me know for any details.

I need your guidance and support to make alive Gandhi Ashram , in champaran. which first ever place in india gandhiji started movement.


Birendra Kumar , Director ,

Mahatma Gandhi College of Social Work 

Contact No: 09910711112
At 9:47am on January 17, 2011, George Wright said…



Dear Professor Patel,

I'm a British teacher in Turin, Italy, and I recently joined the Gandhi-King community. A few years ago I read an excellent article by you in the India Together bulletin on women and mental illness, including a section on stages in recovery.

For the last 3 years, I've been helping a human rights website, as an online volunteer for HURRARC,  a human rights campaigning organisation in Sierra Leone, still recovering from civil war. At present I'm in touch with Meha Dixit, an Indian Phd. research student from  Delhi University,  who at the end of this month (Jan) will be visiting Sierra Leone for a month to study the country's tragic history of child soldiers.  She is especially interested in their reintegration into normal life. If you have any suggestions or references, please contact her at From a woman's point of view I don't think the question concerns girl soldiers, but it concerns the girls and women who were often the main target of these child soldiers,

I'm also enclosing a pamphlet I  have written on mental health, which I hope you may find

in solidarity

George Wright


At 9:59pm on June 6, 2010, Aunty Kamala said…
Dearest Dr. Vibhuti, I'm afraid you must have mistaken me for someone else. I am not involved in setting up anything in Champaran. I have discussed Champaran in our book, (2010) Earth Ethics of M.K. Gandhi with teachings from Holy Mother Amma: an Introduction but am not setting up any formal institutions yet. At this time I am just writing, discussing, and talking about the ethical principles that govern our lives. I live with my son in Holy Mother Amma's ashram at Amritapuri, in Kollam, DT Kerala.
Kamala is a common name.
Loving you,
Aunty Kamala

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