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Women Welfare /Sexual Harassment Eradication Cell

According to the Constitution of India, Right to Equality is a Fundamental Right that includes the right to equality before law, prohibition of discrimination and equality of opportunities in matters of employment. In this direction, Women Welfare /Sexual Harassment eradication cell was commissioned in September 2013 to prevent the sexual harassment and to provide the procedures for the resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts of sexual harassment by taking all steps required, and to be proactive by developing a conducive atmosphere on the campus, where women can work safely with dignity.

Guidelines:

  • Assist the WW/SHEC in carrying out its functions;
  • Sensitize towards the Constitutional and Supreme Court mandate of prohibition of gender discrimination and sexual harassment at college campus.
  • The document includes the objectives, definitions, functions, complaint redressal procedure, ethical responsibilities to the complainants and the alleged perpetrator.

Objectives:

  • Prevent gender discrimination and sexual harassment, by promoting gender amity amongst all employees and students.
  • Make recommendations to the Principal for changes/elaborations in the rules to make them gender just and to lay down procedures for the prohibition, resolution settlement and prosecution of acts of sexual harassment.
  • Deal with cases of sexual harassment, provide support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment.
  • Recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty to the Principal.

Complaint Redressal Procedure

  • A complaint of gender discrimination/sexual harassment may be lodged with any member of WW/SHEC in writing by the complainant.
  • Under special circumstances an individual, who may be a friend/colleague/teacher/parent of the complainant, may make a written complaint on behalf of the complainant.
  • A written complaint to the WW/SHEC may be addressed to the Chairman of the WW/SHEC. If a written complaint is made to the Principal, SWO, teacher guardian/coordinator, HOD/any staff member or any of the WW/SHEC members, the complaint shall be forwarded to the Chairman of the WW/SHEC.
  • On receipt of the written complaint, the WW/SHEC shall initially try to resolve the dispute through informal discussions. However, if the dispute cannot be resolved through such means, an Inquiry Committee shall be set up by the WW/SHEC chairman preferably within a week. The Inquiry Committee thus set up will consist of at least three persons from the WW/SHEC (including one student representative), department Head and/or a senior member from the department, SWO in case of student. At least 3 members of this committee shall be women. The Inquiry Committee will be headed by a woman.
  • The Inquiry Committee shall investigate into the issue, by laying down its own procedure, to find out if the accused is prima facie guilty and the nature and extent of the guilt. It shall interview the complainant, the accused and others related to the case, and investigate relevant documents or evidence that may be referred to. The Inquiry Committee may consult a parent in case of students, lawyer, police, doctor and/or a counsellor, as the need may be.
  • The Inquiry Committee shall submit its report to the WW/SHEC chairman within a week of its appointment.
  • The Inquiry Committee shall submit its report to the WW/SHEC chairman within a week of its appointment.
  • In case the accused is found guilty, the WW/SHEC may recommend appropriate punitive action (see below) to be undertaken by the Principal.
  • The Principal may discuss his/her plan of punitive action against the guilty party with the WW/SHEC and then implement it within fifteen working days.
  • A copy of the Principal’s order (or an action taken report) of the punitive action to the perpetrator may be given to the complainant/victim.
  • The complainant shall have the right to appeal to the Chairperson of the Governing Board if she/he is not satisfied by the action taken by the Principal.

Committee List - WWSHEC

Sl No Name Designation Dept
1. Mrs. Jayashree K Chairman ECE
2. Dr. Amitha Prabhu Coordinator PHY
3. Mrs. Pragathi Hegde Member ISE
4. Mrs. Namratha Padiyar Member CSE
5. Mrs. Tara B B Member EEE
6. Mrs. Medha B Member ME
7. Mrs. Latha Member ADMIN
8. Mrs. Shilpa Pai Member MATHS
9. Mrs. Reena Pednekar Member MATHS
10. Ms. Megha Shenoy Student Member ECE
11. Ms. Punyashree Shetty Student Member ISE
12. Ms. Nikitha Narayan Kharvi Student Member ME
13. Ms. Preemal Deona Dias Student Member EEE

Activities conducted under WWSHEC

Academic Year 2018-19

Sl No Event Resource Person No.of. participants Date
1. Guest Lecture on " Standards for healthy food and better living". Dr. Aruna Mallya, Senior Dietician at KMC hospital Mangalore 330 26th September 2018

Academic Year 2017-18

Sl No Event Resource Person No.of. participants Date
1. Women’s week inaugural lecture on "stress management for healthy life" Dr.Supriya Hegde Psychiatrist at Arogya Clinic and Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry at Father Mullers Medical College, Mangalore. 60 8th March 2018
2. A nationwide competition to create awareness in students regarding legal rights of women. 117 24th November 2017

Academic Year 2016-17

Sl No Event Resource Person No.of. participants Date
1. Women’s Week - Inaugural -lecture “Breaking the Barrier” Dr. Malini Hebbar 130 7th March 2017
2. Workshop on Self Defense techniques for women Mr.Karthik S Kateel 400 9th March 2017
3. Talk on Stress Management Dr. P V Bhandary 9th March 2017
4. Felicitation of Women achievers in CEC
  1. Dr. Rajalaxmi Samaga, Prof and Head EEE
  2. Mrs. Chandravathi Cleaning and maintenance staff for her outstanding contribution to traditional
  3. Christebelle Noronha Award to best CEC IEEE volunteer — Ms. Anjali Shetty B, VIII semester, EEE
358 10th March 2017
5. Purple Day Events- Bang a bag, Canvas geechi, Lagori, Foodstagram, Fashionista, Amaze hunt, View point, Bulletin, Origami, Movie review, Jewelery Workshop, Spot Games 429 11th March 2017
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