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Shree Rishikesh Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s


Approved by PCI, New Delhi and Govt. of Maharashtra | Affiliated with University of Mumbai
Address: Gut No.104, Devad-Vichumbe, New Panvel, Tal. Panvel, Dist. Raigad, 410206



Regarding the 2013 Supreme Court ruling and guidelines for ensuring effective enforcement of the fundamental human right to gender equality and protection against sexual harassment and abuse, especially sexual harassment in the workplace, the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued 12 A notice was issued on July 7th. Prevention, Prohibition and Remediation of Sexual Harassment of Female Employees and Students at Universities, 2016. (Announced in the Official Gazette of India on May 2, 2016) Establishment of permanent cells and committees in all universities and policies to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and ragging in universities and colleges is recommended. She also recommends that universities actively work to create an environment on campus that respects and addresses the status of women. Since 2016, with the above guidelines in mind, the Institute established a Sexual Harassment Prevention Committee.

As per All India Council for Technical Education Norms following staff member are appointed as Anti-Sexual Harassment of Woman at Institute Committee at our college and they are bound to follow the rules and regulations related to duties of Anti-Sexual Harassment of Woman at Institute Committee.

The objectives of the committee are:
  • Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women by promoting gender equality among students and faculty.
  • Make recommendations to the Director on changes/elaboration of student rules in the prospectus and regulations to make them gender sensitive and establish procedures for prohibition, resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, students and employees;
  • Address cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women in a timely manner to ensure support services for victims and end harassment.
  • Recommend to the Director appropriate sanctions against those responsible.


Procedure for Approaching Committee

The Committee deals with issues relating to sexual harassment at our college. 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. If the complaint is made to 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 behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as

  • Physical contact and advances;
  • Demand or request for sexualfavours;
  • Sexually colored 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,
  • Unsavoury 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.