As per the guidelines of UGC, NAAC and the Supreme Court an Anti Sexual Harassment Cell has been established by Presidency College to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to the staff and students of the College. The cell was constituted to meet the four basic objectives:

  • (1) Promote measures aimed at achieving gender equality, removal of gender bias or discrimination, sexual harassment and other acts of gender based violence;
  • (2) Organize awareness programmes and campaigns for the benefit of all members of the College on sexual harassment and gender based discrimination
  • (3) Fulfil the directives of and guidelines issued by the Supreme Court to create an academic and work environment that is free of sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination;
  • (4) Receive and redress complaints received from any member of the College (including students, research scholars, staff, hostel residents and outsiders on College premises)alleging sexual harassment by another member(s) of the College;
  • (5) Take suo-moto cognizance of any act of sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination on the College campus and/or facilities and to take further action in this regard;
  • (6) Conduct formal inquiry and investigate and take decisions upon each complaint and recommend appropriate punishment or action to be taken, by the appropriate authority, in each instance;
  • (7) Engage the services of a professional or other expert in the course of performing its functions;
  • (8) Ensure that all information pertaining either to complaints registered and the proceedings and findings of any inquiries and/or investigations are kept strictly confidential;