Internal Complaints Committee - Women
If any woman faculty, staff or girl student has any grievance related to sexual harassment, the same can be brought to the notice of the convenor or any of the committee members for necessary action and redressal.
What constitutes sexual harassment, as defined by the Hon’ble Supreme Court is given below:
For this purpose, sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:
• Physical contact and advances;
• A demand or request for sexual favours;
• Sexually coloured remarks;
• Showing pornography;
• Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
Where any of these acts is committed in circumstances in relation to the victim’s employment or work or course of study, whether he/she is drawing salary, or honorarium or voluntary or a Student pursuing Education, when the Employee/ Student has reasonable grounds to believe that his/her objection would disadvantage his/her in connection with his/her employment or work or disrupt the course of study in the University including when it creates a hostile environment, adverse consequences might be visited if the victim does not consent to the conduct in question or raises any objection thereto – such conducts amount to sexual harassment.