Internal Complaints Committee

We speak of equal rights for men and women. Our Constitution says so, our government echoes it. But unfortunately the reality is something else, often devastating and extremely miserable. Treatment of girls is something that has to be dealt with very strongly. They must be assured protection and all sorts of help in case of any untoward incident. Our college is doing exactly that. The authorities, the teachers, the non-teaching staff and the student’s union are unanimous in their view that sexual harassment of girls will not be tolerated within the college premises.

The Internal Complaints Committee for the prevention of sexual harassment has been constituted according to the UGC guideline. The college has an Internal Complaints Committee which looks swiftly and diligently into matters related to sexual harassment. Complaint boxes have been placed at three different places in college for the reporting of grievances. Boards containing details of all members of the Committee have also been displayed. To create awareness on the issue of sexual harassment by conducting workshops and lectures by lawyers and activists. Self-defiance workshops have also been organized.

Sr. No. Name Designation Contact Number Email-Id
1 Dr. B. Gupta Presiding Officer 9026964788
2 Prof. Patil Shubhangi Member 9420385696
3 Prof. Kedar Bhagwat Member 9923906993
4 Dr. Special Invitee
5 Mr.Abhaykumar Jagtap Member Secretary 7038016999

 

CELL FOR PREVENTION AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT

1) Objective of the Cell

Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination, exploitation and harassment prohibited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act, 1995. In keeping with the Supreme Court guidelines of 1997, the Siddhant  College of Engineering  has established a CELL FOR PREVENTION AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited by the College and anyone who is found indulging in such acts would face strict disciplinary action by the College and will be liable to be punished as per the provisions of the above said laws as well as under the provisions of any other penal law for the time being in force. Siddhant  College of Engineering is an educational institute and is committed to maintaining a learning environment free of discrimination, exploitation and harassment. The College therefore adopts the policy of condemning all acts which would constitute sexual harassment related to work, education, training or employment. The Cell shall be a complaint center for the members of the faculty, staff and students of the College.

2) Meaning of Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome words or actions of sexual nature such as-

  1. Physical contacts and advances
  2. Demand or request for sexual favors
  3. Sexually colored remarks
  4. Display of pornography
  5. Any other unwelcomed physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature

3) General guidelines for the Cell

The Cell would undertake following measures-

  1. To promote awareness about sexual harassment through educational initiatives that encourages a safe campus environment
  2. Dissemination of information about the Cell through distribution of printed material, hand-outs etc.
  3. Conducting workshops for women students and staff about awareness of Sexual Harassment
  4. To provide confidential Counseling Services for the victim of sexual harassment. Confidential counseling is an important service as it provides a safe space to speak about the incident and how it has affected victim 61
  5. To provide supportive, neutral and confidential environment for members of the campus community who may have been sexually harassed
  6. To advise the complainant about the method of lodging complaint
  7. To accept a written and signed complaint from the complainant
  8. To give a fair hearing to the complainant and the respondent
  9. To take an appropriate disciplinary action against the respondent
  10. To submit a written report to the appropriate higher authority
  11. If the complaint falls outside the purview of the Cell, to advise the complainant accordingly
  12. Since such cases are sensitive issues and are rarely reported, total confidentiality to be maintained during the proceedings of such cases
  13. To follow the rules and procedures as laid down in the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act, 1995, guidelines of the Supreme Court, and the resolutions passed by the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, the Governing Body and the Savitribai Phule Pune University from time to time
  14. The cell further reserves the right to take any other disciplinary action in appropriate circumstances as may be deemed fit in the given situation

The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell for the Academic Year 2016-17

Sr. No. Name Designation Contact Number
1 Dr. U.M. Shirsat Chair Person 9049300608
2 Prof. M.J.Darak Senior Faculty Member 8605192515
3 Prof. B.N.Deshmukh Senior Faculty Member 9423378584
4 Mrs. Sangita Bhange Counselor and Social Worker
5 Ms. Prajkta Devre Student Representative 8177891170
6 Mr. Satwik Deshmukh Student Representative 9975824956