As per the guidelines of UGC, NAAC and the Supreme Court an Anti Sexual Harassment Cell has been established by Presidency College to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to the staff and students of the College. The cell was constituted to meet the four basic objectives:

  • To develop the guidelines and norms for a policy against sexual harassment.
  • To develop principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment.
  • To work out details for the implementation of the policy.
  • To prepare a detailed plan of action, both short and long term

The Chairperson and Members of the Anti Sexual Harassment Cell are as follows:

The Chairperson and Members of the Anti Sexual Harassment Cell are as follows:
Chairperson: Ms.Babitha Joseph – HOD, Journalism

Members:

  1. Ms. Roseline T P-Asst Professor-DCA
  2. Mr. Shilpa Kalyan- Asst Professor-Journalism Dept
  3. Dr. Indira-Professor-DC & M
  4. Mr. Safeer Ahmed- Asst Professor-D C& M
  5. Ms. Reshma Sibichian- Asst Professor- MCOM
  6. Two student representatives of which at least one girl student:
    Bhagya Nair – VI BCOM,
    Surya Shankar – VI BCA
  7. Three members from non teaching staff
    Ms. Bhanumathi R,
    Ms. Shobha C,
    Mr. Ghouse Peer Pasha

The Committee members of the cell shall have the following functions, powers and responsibilities:

  • Promote measures aimed at achieving gender equality, removal of gender bias or discrimination, sexual harassment and other acts of gender based violence;
  • Organize awareness programmes and campaigns for the benefit of all members of the College on sexual harassment and gender based discrimination;
  • Fulfil the directives of and guidelines issued by the Supreme Court to create an academic and work environment that is free of sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination;
  • Receive and redress complaints received from any member of the College (including students, research scholars, staff, hostel residents and outsiders on College premises)alleging sexual harassment by another member(s) of the College;
  • Take suo-moto cognizance of any act of sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination on the College campus and/or facilities and to take further action in this regard;
  • Conduct formal inquiry and investigate and take decisions upon each complaint and recommend appropriate punishment or action to be taken, by the appropriate authority, in each instance;
  • Engage the services of a professional or other expert in the course of performing its functions;
  • Ensure that all information pertaining either to complaints registered and the proceedings and findings of any inquiries and/or investigations are kept strictly confidential;

How matters are decided:

  1. All decisions shall be taken by a simple majority.
  2. In the event of any conflict the matter shall be referred to the Director and Principal whose decision on the matter shall be final.

Minutes of meetings:

  1. The Secretary of the Committee shall be responsible to prepare the minutes of the meeting.
  2. Every resolution passed by the Committee should be recorded at the meeting and read out by the Chairperson at the meeting itself.
  3. Within Seven days after the date of the meeting the Secretary of the Committee shall send a copy of the minutes, as approved by the Chairperson of the meeting, to the Chairperson of the Constituting Authority and to all the Members of the Committee.

Record Keeping:

The Secretary of the Committee shall maintain all the minutes and other relevant documents related to the functioning of the committee and shall make these available to any authorized officer/authority for inspection.