Postal Stamp Image : WOMEN 0820 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 03/09/1976
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0820
Postal Stamp Name : WOMEN
Stamp Information : The year 1916 marked the beginning of a new era in the history of omen's higher education in India. In that year, Dr. Dhondo Keshav Karve started, with just four students, the Indian Women's University at Hingne, near Poona. In a society governed by age-old customs and out-dated attitudes toards women, an institution of this type as bound to face social and economic difficulties. Fortunately, in 1920 Sir Vithaldas Thackersey, impressed by th pioneering ork of Dr. Karve, made a contribution of Rs. 15 lakhs to this institution to commemorate the memory of his mother. Thereafter, the University cam eto be known as Shreemati Nathabai Damodar Thackersey Indian Women's University. The headquarrters of the University were shifted to Bombay in 1936. The University continued to grow providing higher education to more and more women. In 1951, the University received statutory recognition and since then its progress has been accelerated. Today, with faculties of Arts, Social Science, Fine Arts, Home Science, Education, Nursing and Library Science, the University has become a unique centre of higher education not only in our country but in the orld. It has now 22 affiliated and conducted colleges, 3 campuses, more than 20,000 students and 600 faculty members. hile taking these strides, the University has maintained its experimental focus by providing instruction in mother-toungue, by permitting and encouraging external students and by providing professional and job-oriented courses to meet the needs of omen in the fast-changing world. The University has started a Polytechnic at Juhu in July, 1976, ith 2 branches, viz., Medical Technology and Commercial and Secretarial Practices. The University's awarness of the response to the needs of the times is alos reflected in two other areas, viz., establishment of the Department of Continuing Education and starting of Research Unit of Women's Studies. The University will soon be adding the faculties of Pure Science, Social Work and Commerce to its other faculties and will be focussing attention on interdisciplinary inter-departmental programmes drawing resources from its various departments. In retrospect, the University can be said to have played a significant role in spreading the light of knowledge among omen and taking up at various stages newer areas for providing greater access to women for higher education. The Posts and Telegraphs Department feeels privileged to bring out a special postage stamp to mark the Diamond Jubilee of this pioneer institution.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp depicts the building of S.N.D.T. Women's University.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.88 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.987 x 2. cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 42
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 13,1/
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Violet
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