The changing demographics of Higher Educational Institutes (HEI) in India reflect a diverse population on the campus resonating with the ideals of equality enshrined in our constitution. Creating space for equality and ruling out discrimination against caste, religion, sect and sex will harbinger the position of education and transformation in our country. Thus, the need to have a safe working space for students, staff and other stakeholders on the campus is one of the significant aspects of any HEI.
Sangamner Nagarpalika Arts, D J Malpani Commerce and B N Sarda Science College (Autonomous), Sangamner, will annually look into the following aspects through its proactive faculty, staff and student to ensure the outcomes are expected in the gender policy of the college:
- Human dignity, respect and responsibility: Giving prime importance to human dignity and social responsibility and promoting it through respect during communication.
- Multidimensional representation: Promoting the multidimensional representations of women and men and recognizing them from time to time.
- Unbiased representations: Promoting oral and written communications that represent unbiased representations of gender equity through all sources of media.
- Promotional and awareness programmes: Organizing awareness programmes/workshops that promote diversity and gender-sensitivity among members and employees
- Timely Grievance redressal: Implementation of guidelines by regulatory bodies (UGC regulations, 2013, UGC regulations, 2015) and ensure quick redressal of grievances pertaining to sexual harassment and ragging focusing on ‘Zero tolerance policy’.
- Regular meetings of monitoring committees: Effective functioning of the concerned committees for Monitoring and evaluation of mechanisms for implementation.
- Gender balance: Ensuring gender balance, in students, faculty and other staff members in administrative bodies, representations on leadership roles, in team projects and at hostels etc.
- Counselling: Providing counselling on health and psycho-social issues to ensure physical and mental health.
- Security: Making the campus safe place for all stakeholders irrespective of gender through deployment of security personnel and CCTV cameras.
- Infrastructure: Making necessary infrastructural arrangements such as girl’s common room, separate reading facilities for boys and girls in library, sanitary napkin vending machines etc.