Ragging is strictly prohibited at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce. Any student found indulging in ragging in any form, directly or indirectly, actively or passively, or being a part of conspiracy to promote ragging, within or outside the campus, would face strict disciplinary action by the College, and will be liable to be punished as per the UGC Regulations on curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 (U/S 26(1) (g) of the UGC Act, 1956) and The Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999, as well as under the provisions of any other penal law for the time being in force and shall also be liable to rusticate from the College. Ragging in all its forms shall be totally banned in the entire College premises, including its departments, constituent units including academic, residential, sports, canteen etc., whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce is an educational institute and is committed to maintaining a learning environment free of discrimination, exploitation and harassment. To achieve these objectives, the Anti-Ragging Cell has been constituted by the College comprising of Anti-Ragging Committee and the Anti-Ragging squad.
‘Ragging’ constitutes any of the following acts-
Punishable Ragging Offences:
The Anti-Ragging Committee may, depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence established, impart to those found guilty of ragging, one or more of the following punishments-
Objective of the Cell
Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination, exploitation and harassment prohibited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act, 1995. In keeping with the Supreme Court guidelines of 1997, the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, has established a CELL FOR PREVENTION AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Sexual harassment is strictly prohibited by the College and anyone who is found indulging in such acts would face strict disciplinary action by the College and will be liable to be punished as per the provisions of the above said laws as well as under the provisions of any other penal law for the time being in force. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce is an educational institute and is committed to maintaining a learning environment free of discrimination, exploitation and harassment.
The College therefore adopts the policy of condemning all acts which would constitute sexual harassment related to work, education, training or employment. The Cell shall be a complaint center for the members of the faculty, staff and students of the College.
2) Meaning of Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome words or actions of sexual nature such as-
3) General guidelines for the Cell
The Cell would undertake following measures-
The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell for the Academic Year 2016-17
GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL CELL
There is also a Grievance Redressal Cell of the College for dealing with any type of grievance. It consist of,
PREVENTION OF CASTE BASED DISCRIMINATION
We, at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, do not make or support any kind of Caste Based Discrimination in our premises. Any action or activity which promotes or supports such discrimination is strictly prohibited in the college. The college has a ‘Committee for prevention of caste based discrimination’ and a complaint register is available in the college office.
College Helpline Number: 9011059219