Internal Complaint Committee



Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013. In accordance with the UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2015, the College has an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) comprising of External and Internal Members

As per the guidelines of UGC and the Supreme Court an Anti Sexual Harassment Cell has been established by the College to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to the staff and students of the College.

The cell is constituted to meet the following objectives:

  1. To develop the guidelines and norms for a policy against sexual harassment.
  2. To develop principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment.
  3. To work out details for the implementation of the policy.

Composition: (Section 7 of the 2013 Act provides that an Internal Complaints Committee is to have a minimum of five members)

  • Presiding Officer (A woman faculty member employed at a senior level; not below the level of an Associate Professor at the educational institution)
  • Two faculty members and two non-teaching employees preferably committed to the cause of women or who have had experience in social work or have legal knowledge
  • Two students who are enrolled at the undergraduate and masters’ levels respectively, elected through transparent democratic procedure
  • One member from amongst non-governmental organizations or associations committed to the cause of women or a person familiar with the issues relating to sexual harassment
  • At least one-half of the total members of the ICC shall be women.

Persons in senior administrative positions in the HEI such as Registrar, Heads of Department, etc shall not be members of ICCs in order to ensure autonomy of their functioning.

The term of office of the members of the ICC shall be for a period of three years. HEIs may also employ a system whereby one-third of the members of the ICC may change every year


  1. An aggrieved person (complainant) is required to submit a written complaint to the ICC within three months from the date of the incident and in case of a series of incidents within a period of three months from the date of the last incident

  2. Friends, relatives, colleagues, co-students, psychologist or any other associate of the victim may file the complaint in a situation where the complainant is unable to make the complaint on account of physical or mental incapacity

  3. Upon receipt of the complaint, one copy of the complaint will be sent to the respondent within a period of seven days from the receipt of the complaint.

  4. If the Enquiry Committee is of the opinion that the matter is sensitive then immediate interim relief under Chapter V, Clause 12 (1) (a) of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is provided to the Complainant

  5. Interim relief to the Complainant is also given in the shape of leave/ transfer of the Complainant to any other department for the time being until the case is resolved.

  6. The respondent is required to file his/her reply to the complaint along with a list of documents, and names and addresses of witnesses within a period of ten days

  7. The concerned department is also requested to provide CCTV Camera footage of the incident if any through the college head.

  8. The inquiry has to be completed within a period of ninety days from the receipt of the complaint

  9. The inquiry report has to be submitted within ten days from the completion of the inquiry to the college head. A copy of the inquiry report will also be provided to the complainant and the respondent.

  10. The complainant may seek conciliation in order to settle the matter. However, no monetary settlement should be made as a basis of conciliation.

  11. The college will facilitate the conciliation process through the ICC, as the case may be, once it is sought.

  12. Anyone found guilty shall be punished in accordance with the service rules.

  13. The resolution of the conflict to the full satisfaction of the aggrieved party/complainant, wherever possible is preferred to purely punitive action.

  14. The identities of the aggrieved party / complainant, witnesses and the respondent / offender will remain strictly confidential. All the files and reports are kept confidential in the office of the Internal Complaints Committee in custody of the Presiding Officer, ICC.

  15. In case of false / malicious complaints which are found to be untrue or forged or misleading, the complainant will be liable to be punished as per the provisions of the act.

Members of Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell
Presiding Officer:
Dr. Madhumita Bandopadhyay (Associate Professor)

Two Faculty Members:
1. Adv. Manjiri Kulkarni.
2. Ms. Amishi Turakhia (Assistant Professor)

Two Non – Teaching Employee: 1. Ms. Minakshi Kondary
2. Mr. Priyesh Barfiwala

Two Students Member:
1. Ms. Shamiksha Rajput.
2. Ms. Jyoti Goswami.

NGO - Representative
1. Ms. Reema Chaudhari.(Veerangana Educational Foundation)

  • UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of women employees and students in Higher Education Institutions) Regulation, 2015 - CLICK HERE
  • Sanksham Guidelines - CLICK HERE
  • Vishakha Guidelines - CLICK HERE

  • Contact details: [email protected]

If you face any sexual harassment within the college campus, fill this form. We assure you that your information will remain confidential. We are there to take care of you. Form Link