With the objective of promoting research, Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICCSR) has approved a grant of Rs. 12 lakhs to Khalsa College for Women (KCW). The grant has been given to Professor Dr. Ritu Dhawan, under the IMPRESS Scheme for her project 'Portrayal of women in Advertisement: A Socio-Cultural Approach.'
Principal Dr. Manpreet Kaur congratulated and appreciated the effort of Dr. Ritu and said that the criteria for evaluation was rigorous and comprised of three steps including presentation/Interview by ICSSR, Delhi where on basis of the recommendations of the steering committee the project was approved.
Around 3000 candidates applied for the project and only 300 were shortlisted or cleared after second stage of evaluation. The committee appreciated Dr. Ritu Dhawan's presentation and the relevance of the topic of the project in today’s world.