Under the aegis of the Student Welfare Cell college implements the “Earn and Learn” scheme that help students from economically weaker section. Around 40 students are benefitted through this scheme every year.
In addition, Poor Boy’s Fund facility is also available for needy students. Over last 5 years, more than 150 students availed this facility.
There is a regular, well established and fair procedure for redressing grievances regarding academic and examination matters, library, and other infrastructure related issues. This Cell functions under the able guidance of the Principal in consultation with members of the committee. Advice is obtained from the legal advisors of the management.The main function of this cell is as follows
- To encourage the students to express their grievances freely and frankly.
- To promote healthy relationship between students, teachers and non-teaching staff.
- To promote & maintain a conducive and unprejudiced educational environment.
- To uphold the dignity of the college by ensuring a strife free atmosphere in the college.
MES ABASAHEB GARWARE COLLEGE, PUNE
ANTI - RAGGING CELL
|Name of Faculty||Department||Contact Number|
|In-Charge||Mr.D. K. Kamble||Physics||94225 16133|
|Committee Member||Mr.Sudhir Gadhe||Electronics||98603 66433|
|Committee Member||Dr.Sujata Kasbe||Chemistry||97665 52422|
|Committee Member||Mr.Parag Tamhankar||Computer Science||98232 39344|
|Committee Member||Ms.Vinita Kapade||Physics||98509 57306|
|Committee Member||Mr.Sandip Navale||Physics||90110 92393|
Anti-Ragging Cell should be one of the important parts of Educational Institution's mechanism. As per the guidelines of UGC under the Act of 1956, which is modified as UGC regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging in higher Educational Institutions, 2009, establishment of Anti-Ragging Cell is very compulsory.
The functions of Anti-Ragging Squad will be to keep a vigil and stop the incidences of Ragging, if any, happening / reported in the places of Student aggregation including, Classrooms, Laboratories, Canteens ,Grounds, Hostels etc ... They shall work in Consonance and Guidance of Anti Ragging Committee.
A team of students, as well as teachers, can be formed in the college to fight the evil of ragging. The team should be representative in nature consisting of students from all backgrounds, grades, years, genders.
Ragging means Display of noisy, Disorderly Conduct, Doing any act which causes or is likely to cause physical or physiological harm or raise apprehension on fear or shame or Embarrassment to a student in any educational institution. Thus ragging includes,
- Teasing, Abusing or Playing practical jokes on or causing hurt to a student (or)
- Asking the student to do any act or perform something which a student will not carry out in the ordinary courses, willingly.
Ragging is totally prohibited in the institution, and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, whether actively or passively, or being a part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, is liable to be punished.
The Cell for Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women was established in the academic year 2008-09. Originally meant for women in the workplace it was decided in 2010-11 to extend the cell’s scope of activities to students as well. The Committee has been constituted as per the norms of SPPU. A lawyer and a member from an NGO are included as members of the Cell. The Cell adopted the name ‘Nirbhaya’ in the meeting dated 11.07.2012. Meetings of the Committee are held twice a year.
This cell organizes various programs
- An audio visual and interactive session for staff and students was arranged with the NGO Samyak and its founder Dr Anand Pawar (part of the research team for the TV series Satyamev Jayate) on 07.12.2012.
- An interactive session for students was held with Asst. Sub-Inspector Sunita Salunke of Deccan Gymkhana Police Station on 21.09.2013. She shared her experiences as a member of the police force regarding eve teasing on and off campus.
- A meeting to interact with girl students on 22nd September 2014 to introduce the staff members and orient the students about the activities of the Cell. In this interaction, the teachers explained what constitutes ‘harassment and the mechanism of complaint’.
- A Workshop on Self Defense for Girl Students was held on 25.01.2014. This workshop coached more than 200 girls from First Year B.A and B.Sc. on the basic techniques of self-defense. The workshop was conducted by Shri Balkrishna Bhandari and his team.
- Posters of the Nirbhaya Committee were put up on campus in the last week of February 2013 giving details of whom to contact in cases of emergency.
- In the month of October in 2014, posters building awareness about sexual harassment were put up on the campus and girl students were encouraged to report cases of misconduct or harassment.
- A street play based on the subject of eve teasing and sexual harassment was jointly organized with the NGO Abhivyakti on 13th December 2014 in the college ground.
- Feedback from students was sought through a simple questionnaire in the first week of January 2013. This questionnaire addressed the safety of students on campus and noted down suggestions they had in this regard. Some noteworthy suggestions like introducing a hotline or organization of self-defense workshops were made.
- Dr. Mangesh Kulkarni, Department of Political Science, SPPU (‘Masculinity in and the Indian Context’). The lecture was held on 06.10.2012
- Dr. Jyoti Bhakare’s lecture (Laws against Sexual Harassment) for teaching and non-teaching staff was organized on 22.10.2014.