Internal Complaints Committee (anti-ragging, gender harassment, and grievance):
Anti-ragging and gender harassment
Ragging is a criminal offence and is governed by the Anti-Ragging Code of the UGC. The college is firm on ensuring that the UGC framed regulations on prohibition, prevention, and elimination of ragging are strictly followed on campus.
Pursuant to the directives of the Honorable Supreme Court of India and in accordance with the UGC Regulations, on curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009, the college has constituted the ICC for overseeing the strict and meticulous implementation of all the directives.
Ragging & sexual harassment is perceived to violate an individual’s dignity. The responsibility of universities and colleges as modern educational institutions is not only to treat women students and all youth regardless of gender as citizens who have a right to safety but to assist them physically, emotionally and intellectually to claim that right and seek to expand its contours.
The National Policy for Empowerment of Women (2001), Government of India, had emphasized the elimination of discrimination and all forms of violence against women in both the public and the private sphere. Institutions and mechanisms /schemes for assistance are to be created and strengthened for prevention of such violence including sexual harassment at education sector and workplace.
Our college is committed to equal opportunities and to providing an environment in which all Faculties, staff and students are treated with dignity and respect in which they can work and study free from any type of discrimination, harassment, or victimization.
Harassment is a serious offence which is punishable under the College’s disciplinary procedures. Harassment is unwanted conduct on the grounds of sex, marital status, gender reassignment, race, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age that violates a person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Harassment on grounds of sex, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age may amount to unlawful discrimination.
STEPS TO TAKE IF BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED
Know your rights: Sexual harassment is illegal, both the law of the land and the University prohibit sexual harassment. Speak up, if you can and tell the person to stop. State clearly and firmly that you want a particular behavior to cease.
• Do not blame yourself: Sexual harassment is not something one brings upon oneself.It is not a consequence of certain ways of dressing or acting. It is a violation of an individual’s right to work and live with dignity.
• Do not ignore it: Ignoring sexual harassment does not make it go away. The harasser may misinterpret the lack of response as approval of such behavior.
• Do not delay: Delay in action increases the probability that unwanted behavior will continue or escalate. See Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) stated below
In summary, examples of behavior that may constitute harassment are:
• Verbal or Physical threats.
• Insulting, Abusive, Embarrassing or Patronizing behavior or Comments.
• Offensive gestures, Language, Rumors, Gossip or Jokes.
• Humiliating, Intimidating, Demeaning and/or Persistent criticism, Open hostility.
• Suggestive comments or Body language.
• Isolation or Exclusion from normal work or study place.
• Publishing, Circulating or Displaying pornographic, Racist, Sexually suggestive orOtherwise offensive pictures or other materials.
• Unwanted physical contact, Ranging from an invasion of space to a serious assault.
Grievance Redressal Mechanism of the ICC:
The grievance procedure is a machinery to sort out the issues between student and college. It involves a process of investigation in which the ICC enquires and analyses the nature and pattern of the grievances in a strictly confidential manner.
The ICC also handles various grievances of students as well as teachers. The cell enables a student to express feelings by initiating and pursuing the grievance procedure in accordance with the rules and regulations of the College.
The students can lodge their grievances through the grievance portal of the college or contact the ICC or can contact their respective departmental mentors. Students can also submit their grievances in the drop box placed inside the college office. Grievances will be received and resolved and further course of action will be decided and the same shall be intimated to the students or faculty members.
Objectives of with regard to grievance redressal:
The main objective of the ICC is also to develop an accountable and responsive attitude among all the stakeholders so that a harmonious educational atmosphere is maintained in the institute. It also encourages the students to express their problems /grievances frankly and freely. The ICC aims to:
1. To support, those students and teachers who have been deprived of the services offered by the college, for which he / she is entitled.
2. To ensure effective solution to the grievances with an impartial and fair approach.
1. Redressal of grievances of teachers and students to solve their academic and administrative problems.
2. To co-ordinate between students and Departments to redress the grievances.
3. The Cell shall process all the individual complaints and take suitable action thereon in the manner and mode as per the college norms.
4. To conduct meeting whenever required and discuss relevant issues, in consultation with the Principal seeking his approval.
The ICC shall not entertain following issues.
1. Decisions of the Academic Council / Board of studies and other academic / administrative committees constituted by the college.
2. Decisions with regard to award of scholarships / fee concessions / awards / medals.
3. Decisions made by college under the Discipline Rules and Misconduct.
4. Decisions of the college in admissions of my courses.
5. Decisions of the competent authority on assessment and examination result.
For any Complaints, Queries & Assistance please reach us at:
Complaints can also be registered through Grievance Redressal in our college
• Urmila Sen (Convener)
• Dr. Supti Saha Roy
• Mr. Debapriya Sanyal
• Dr. Averi Guha
• Miss Sohini Gupta
• Mr. Subhojit Chakraborty
• Miss Aishairya Roy
• Mr. Dipak Mallick (President Swapnonil Society)
• Mr. Md. Aman Arif Ansari (Advocate)
• Dr. Mohammadi Tarannum (Vice Principal- Surendranath Law College)