ANTI SEXUAL HARRASMENT COMMITTEE NOTIFICATION

With regard to the Supreme Court Judgment and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998, to all the universities, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against student’s & women at the universities and colleges. It has further advised the universities to be proactive by developing a conducive atmosphere on the campus, where the status of woman is respected and they are treated with. Keeping the above guidelines in view SRSIT has constituted a Committee against Sexual Harassment since 2010.

Composition

The Committee consists of members of the faculty, administration, service staff and students’ representatives. The members of the committee for the current academic year are:

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NAMES

DESIGNATION

CONTACT

1

Mr. Rangaswamy Gowda-ChairmanAdministrative Officer9342595765

2

Prof. Rajiv T -MemberProf & Head -Civil9620160657

3

Ms Shilpa Shetkar- MemberAsst Professor- ECE9480719369

4

Mr. Vinay Kumar B C – MemberAsst Professor – ECE9066582134

5

Mr. Srinivasa Rao-MemberLibrarian9986617570

6

Mr. Raghu -MemberAsst Professor – Mech8123550949

7

Ms Swathi – MemberAsst Professor – CSE9590341571

8

Ms. Aishwarya – MemberAsst Professor – ECE8880672507

9

Mr. Acewin -MemberStudent – MECH9400108436

10

Ms Advayath Zado – MemberStudent – CSE9742959838

11

Mr. Puttaraju – Member Warden – Boys8494813101

12

Ms Nirmala – Member Warden – Girls 8123684774

Objective

The objectives of the Committee are:

  • Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by promoting gender amity among students and employees;

  • Make recommendations to the Director for changes/elaborations in the Rules for students in the Prospectus and the Bye-Laws, to make them gender just and to lay down procedures for the prohibition, resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by the students and the employees;

  • Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment;

Procedure for Approaching Committee

The Committee deals with issues relating to sexual harassment at the SRSIT. It is applicable to all students, staff and faculty. A complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment may be lodged by the victim or a third party. A written complaint may be addressed to the Convener of the Committee or can be dropped in the suggestion box. If the complaint is made to the Director, Deputy Director or any of the Committee members, they may forward it to the Convener of the Committee against Sexual Harassment.

Here it should be noted that according to the Supreme Court guideline Sexual harassment can be defined as “unwelcome” sexually determined behavior (whether directly or by implication) as:

  • Physical contact and advances;

  • Demand or request for sexual favors;

  • Sexually coloured remarks;

  • Showing pornography; and

  • Other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature. (Vishaka judgment by Supreme Court)

 

The following is also sexual harassment and is covered by the committee:

  • Eve-teasing,
  • unpleasant remarks,
  • Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment,
  • Innuendos and taunts,
  • Gender based insults or sexist remarks,
  • Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (obnoxious telephone calls) and the like,
  • Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like,
  • Displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons, pamphlets or sayings,
  • Forcible physical touch or molestation and
  • Physical confinement against one’s will and any other act likely to violate one’s privacy.

                                                                      Principal, SRSIT

                                                                   Dr M.R SHIVAKUMAR

ANTI SEXUAL HARRASMENT SQUAD NOTIFICATION

With regard to the Supreme Court Judgment and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998, to all the universities, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against student’s & women at the universities and colleges. Any mis-happing observed or complaint received it should be brought to the notice of the chairman Anti- Harassment Committee for further action.

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NAMES

DESIGNATION

CONTACT

1

Mr. Rangaswamy Gowda-ChairmanAdministrative Officer9342595765

2

Prof. Rajiv T – MemberProf & Head -Civil9620160657

3

Ms Shilpa Shetkar- MemberAsst Professor- ECE9480719369

4

Mr. Vinay Kumar B C – MemberAsst Professor – ECE9066582134

5

Mr. Srinivasa Rao-MemberLibrarian9986617570

6

Mr. Raghu -MemberAsst Professor – Mech8123550949

7

Ms Swathi – MemberAsst Professor – CSE9590341571

8

Ms. Aishwarya – MemberAsst Professor – ECE8880672507

9

Mr. Acewin -MemberStudent – MECH9400108436

10

Ms Advayath Zado – MemberStudent – CSE9742959838

11

Mr. Puttaraju – Member Warden – Boys8494813101

12

Ms Nirmala – Member Warden – Girls 8123684774

                                                                                                                                          Principal, SRSIT

                                                                                                                                   Dr M.R SHIVAKUMAR