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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The Feminism: Concepts and Theories programme is a 12-week-long online course designed to explain notions related to feminism. During this course, you will examine the growth, journey and entire history of the feminist movement. You will develop a vision to look at the ‘emotion’ that is characterised as a one-dimensional movement. 

    The Feminism: Concepts and Theories training by IIT Madras aims to explore the feminist theory through written works, ethnography and case studies. This programme will also describe how gender works as a strong force in the world. Development of feminism through the years will be discussed in great detail.

    The last four weeks of the Feminism: Concepts and Theories certification course will include lectures from various experts. These people belong to multiple areas of expertise such as writing, filmmaking, painting, and individuals who deal with questions of gender in many ways. This e-learning course is brought to you by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

    The Highlights

    • Ongoing course
    • 12-week program duration
    • Enrolment dates available on the SWAYAM portal
    • Core course type
    • Self-directed learning
    • Humanities and Social Sciences category
    • An offering of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
    • Undergraduate level program
    • Digital enrolment provision

    Programme Offerings

    • Written examination
    • Industry-expert instructors
    • Free programme access
    • Paid certification
    • Video content
    • assignments
    • An offering of IIT Madras
    • A shareable certificate
    • online learning
    • Guest lectures
    • Self-paced learning

    Courses and Certificate Fees

    Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
    INR 1000yesIIT Madras
    • The Feminism: Concepts and Theories program is available to join for free
    • The exam fee for the optional exam for certification is Rs. 1,000

    Feminism: Concepts and Theories fee structure

    Course option


    Feminism: Concepts and Theories (Access only)


    Feminism: Concepts and Theories (Exam fee)

    Rs. 1,000

    Eligibility Criteria

    Certification Qualifying Details 

    The eligibility criteria to receive the Feminism: Concepts and Theories certification by Swayam, and IIT Madras are to achieve at least 40% marks in the final score. The final score is a sum of the marks obtained in the written exam (75% weightage) and the average assignment marks (25% weightage). You will get the e-certificate only if your exam score is 30/75 and the average assignment score (based on the best eight out of a total of 12) is 10/25. Fulfillment of both these criteria is compulsory.

    What you will learn

    Knowledge of Anthropology

    The Feminism: Concepts and Theories certification syllabus discusses the ideas of feminism through various distinctive viewpoints. After the completion of this online program, you will develop an understanding of:

    • Feminism as a movement
    • Concepts and ideas of feminism
    • Feminism’s organization surrounding the gender questions
    • Feminist theory
    • Impact of such movements in our everyday lives
    • History of feminism
    • Waves of feminism
    • Feminism in popular culture and other facets of society

    Who it is for

    The Feminism: Concepts and Theories course is meant for students, undergraduates, graduates and even undergraduate instructors. The programme is also intended for anyone who wants to learn about the concepts and theories of feminism. The candidates can be people who are either authors or even bakers.

    Admission Details

    Go through the easy-to-follow steps given below and join the Feminism: Concepts and Theories classes. 

    Step 1 – Click on the link =>- The course webpage of the Feminism: Concepts and Theories will open in your web browser.

    Step 2 – Locate and click on the ‘Sign-in/Register’ at the top of this webpage to land on the registration page.

    Step 3 – You have two ways to sign up. First, you can link an existing Facebook, Microsoft or Google account. Second, you can click on the ‘Sign up now’ button and create a new account by entering your details.

    Step 4 – After you log in, click on the ‘Join’ button at the Feminism: Concepts and Theories course page and enrol successfully.

    NOTE – Details on the last enrolment date can be checked on the SWAYAM portal.

    Application Details

    Enrolment in Feminism: Concepts and Theories training by SWAYAM does not require you to fill and submit any kind of an application form. You can log on to the SWAYAM website, sign in or register for an account and join the course instantly. Only basic info like full name, email address, educational background, etc. is needed.

    The Syllabus

    Evaluation process

    The Feminism: Concepts and Theories certification exam will be conducted at some selected examination centers. It will be held in two different shifts. The morning shift starts at 9 am and concludes at 12 pm. The afternoon shift spans from 2 pm to 5 pm.

    Additional information about the Feminism: Concepts and Theories online training exam will be announced in the near future on the online portal. Candidates will have to fill the online registration form and pay the exam fee to appear in the proctored exam. Dates for the exam can be viewed on the SWAYAM portal.


    IIT Madras Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the Feminism: Concepts and Theories online course?

    There are no prerequisites to join the Feminism: Concepts and Theories course. Anyone can enroll in the course.

    2: Which institution developed this course?

    The Feminism: Concepts and Theories course is crafted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

    3: Who is the teacher for the Feminism: Concepts and Theories program?

    Prof Mathangi Krishnamurthy, who is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at IIT Madras, will be your instructor for the Feminism course.

    4: Will I receive the Feminism: Concepts and Theories certification in hard copy format?

    The certificate will only be available in digital format.

    5: What details will the course completion certificate have?

    The Feminism: Concepts and Theories certification will have your final score, name, and logos of IIT Madras and NPTEL.


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