Policies

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Policies are guidelines, rules and regulations laid down by the institute for effective management. These are uniform code of conduct and procedures to be followed by all stakeholders to avoid misconduct, conflicts and misconceptions. Policies are formulated as per the needs of all stakeholders like students, faculty members, non-teaching staff etc. and are re-framed and revised on a regular interval.

Code of Conduct
Grievance Handling

Anti Ragging Committee (ARC)

Definition of Ragging: (Any one or combination)

  • Teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student by words spoken or written.
  • Rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
  • Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
  • Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
  • Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
  • Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
  • Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, and stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
  • Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
  • Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.

Objectives of ARC:

  1. To prevent ragging in any form inside the college premises.
  1. To monitor and be vigilant of ragging activities if any.
  1. To take strict disciplinary action against students who are indulging in ragging activities.
  1. To ensure harmonious and peaceful environment inside the college premises.

Anti Ragging Committee (ARC):

  1. Lalit Khullar – Director (Tenure – 5 years)
  2. Sanjay Kavishwar – Dean (Tenure – 5 years)
  3. Yogesh Gharpure – Faculty member (Tenure – 5 years)
  4. Sangeeta Deshpande – Faculty member (Tenure – 5 years)
  5. Carol Poonekar – Faculty member (Tenure – 5 years)
  6. Nikhil Polke – Faculty member (Tenure – 5 years)
  7. Prerna Kothari – Faculty member (Tenure – 5 years)
  8. Vivek jain – Non-teaching staff (Tenure – 5 years)
  9. Anil Kotpalliwar – Non-teaching staff (Tenure – 5 years)
  10. Biren Sial – Parent representative (Tenure – 1 year)
  11. Leena Buddhe – Social Worker (Tenure – 2 years)
  12. M. Bagwan – Police representative (Tenure – 2 years)

Procedure:

 

  1. Any student of the Institute shall have the right to lodge a complaint about ragging with any of the members of the ARC or the respective class teacher or any faculty member.
  2. The complaints may be oral or in writing.
  3. Any complaint in writing shall be signed by the person making the

complaint. If the complaint is oral the same shall be documented in

writing in detail by any ARC member.

  1. A Complaint Register shall be maintained by ARC and would be strictly a confidential document.
  2. Immediately on the date of complaint, the Chairperson shall convene its meeting.
  3. The case shall be discussed and deliberated at length before coming to conclusion and judgement.
  4. The ARC shall accord fair and reasonable opportunity to the delinquent to defend himself and shall ensure observance of the principles of natural justice.
  5. The ARC shall follow all legal procedures required to be followed as per the guidelines of AICTE.
  6. The punishment and penalties depending on the nature of offence if found guilty are mentioned as below:

Actions against ragging:

  • The punishment has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents.
  • Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed without exception by the ARC with the local police authorities.
  • The ARC shall take an appropriate decision, with regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.

This may include:

  • Cancellation of admission
  • Suspension from attending classes
  • Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
  • Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
  • Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sexual Harassment Committee (SHC)

 

Definition of Sexual Harassment:

Sexual Harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:

  1. Physical contacts and advances;
  2. A demand or request for sexual favours;
  3. Sexually coloured remarks;
  4. Showing pornography;
  5. Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non‐verbal conduct of

sexual nature

 

Objectives of the SHC:

 

  1. To prevent sexual harassment and to promote the general well‐being of

female students, teaching and non‐teaching women staff of the institute.

  1. To provide appropriate working conditions in respect of work, leisure,

health and hygiene to further ensure that there is no hostile environment

towards women at work places.

  1. To provide guidelines for the redressal of grievances related to sexual

harassment of female students, teaching and non‐teaching women staff.

 

SHC Committee:

  1. Sanjay Kavishwar – Dean (Chairperson) (Tenure – 5 years)
  2. Carol Rao – Female Faculty representative (Tenure – 3 years)
  3. Sangeeta Deshpande – Female faculty representative (Tenure – 3 years)
  4. Shri Jaiswal – Female faculty representative (Tenure – 3 years)
  5. Sneha Tambe – Female non-teaching staff rep. (Tenure – 3 years)
  6. Samiksha Meshram – Female student rep. (Final year) (Tenure – 1 year)
  7. Rajesh Kriplani – Professional Psychologist (Tenure – 2 years)

Procedure:

  1. Any woman employee/female student of the Institute shall have the right to lodge a complaint with any of the members of the SHC.
  1. The complaints may be oral or in writing.
  1. Any complaint in writing shall be signed by the person making the

complaint. If the complaint is oral the same shall be documented in

writing in detail by the SHC member to whom the complaint is made

and shall not be acted upon till signed by the complainant.

  1. A Complaint Register shall be maintained by SHC and would be strictly a confidential document.
  1. Within one week from the date of complaint, the Chairperson shall convene its meeting.
  1. The SHC shall decide whether the complaint deserves to be proceeded with. The complaint shall stand dropped, if according to the SHC, the complainant has not been able to disclose prima facie, an offence of sexual harassment.
  1. The case shall be discussed and deliberated at length before coming to conclusion and judgement.
  1. The SHC shall accord fair and reasonable opportunity to the delinquent to defend himself and shall ensure observance of the principles of natural justice.
  1. The punishment and penalties depending on the nature of offence if found guilty are mentioned as below:

For employees:

  1. Warning or reprimand
  2. Written apology
  3. Fine
  4. Withholding of increments or promotion
  5. Termination of service in case of serious offence

For students:

  1. Warning or reprimand
  2. Written Apology
  3. Suspension for a specified period of time
  4. Expulsion from institute in case of serious offence
  1. The case shall be documented signed by Chairperson.