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Umeschandra College

UMESCHANDRA COLLEGE

ACCREDITED BY NAAC at the "B" level (FEBRUARY 2005)
Affiliated to University of Calcutta

 
 

Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell

“OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END, THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER”
- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Umeschandra College has a zero tolerance policy on Sexual Harassment. It has laid down effective principles and procedures to combat the incidents of sexual harassment in workplace. In pursuance to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the regulations prescribed by the University Grants Commission (Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher education institutions) Regulation, 2016 the college has constituted the Internal Complaint Committee(ICC) to ensure congenial atmosphere at the institution, thus facilitating women to work with dignity, self-respect and reassurance. The Committee has been working relentlessly to create awareness on gender equality issues, right against sexual harassment and the redressal forums available.

What constitutes a sexual harassment?

Sexual Harassment means:

(i) An unwanted conduct with sexual undertones if it occurs or which is persistent and which demeans, humiliates or creates a hostile and intimidating environment or is calculated to induce submission by actual or threatened adverse consequences and includes any one or more or all of the following unwelcome acts or behaviour (whether directly or by implication), namely:

  1. any unwelcome physical, verbal or non verbal conduct of sexual nature;
  2. demand or request for sexual favours;
  3. making sexually coloured remarks;
  4. physical contact and advances ;or
  5. showing pornography

(ii) Any one (or more than one or all) of the following circumstances, if it occurs or is present in relation or connected with any behaviour that has explicit or implicit sexual undertones:

  1. implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment as quid pro quo for sexual favours;
  2. implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in the conduct of work;
  3. implied or explicit threat about the present or future status of the person concerned;
  4. creating an intimidating offensive or hostile learning environment;
  5. humiliating treatment likely to affect the health, safety dignity or physical integrity of the person concerned

Internal Complaint Committee Members:

  1. Dr. Mahasweta Bhattacharya - Chairperson
  2. Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh - Member
  3. Prof. Asha Nair - Member
  4. Shri Pranab Ghosal - Member
  5. Smt. Atashi Banerjee - Member
  6. Mrs. Nandini Mitra - Member
  7. Ms. Sunaina Das - Member
  8. Ms. Khushboo Giri - Member
  9. Shri. Ayush Jaiswal - Member

To raise any complaint related to Sexual Harassment, please write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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CONTACT DETAILS

  1. Dr. Mahasweta Bhattacharya
    Chairperson, ICC
    Professor, Department of Commerce, Umeschandra College (Main campus)
  2. Dr. Sujit Kumar Ghosh
    Member Secretary, ICC
    Professor, Department of Business Management, Umeschandra College (Main Campus)