The Institute of Home Economics has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and is pro-actively committed to providing a safe and conducive academic environment to its students and employees. The college has been conducting workshops on various gender related issues for students in collaboration with NGOs such as Breakthrough. In accordance with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 as well as UGC Regulations, 2015 pertaining to higher educational institutions, the college has a duly constituted, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of the ICC as laid down in the UGC regulations, the committee has the following broad objectives:
To sensitize students to various gender related issues.
To spread awareness about sexual harassment at work place as well as the functioning of the ICC.
To deal with the complaints relating to Sexual harassment at work place from students or employees.
Posters have been displayed at various places in the college telling the students about ICC as well as the process of filing a complaint. Any female aggrieved in this matter may either approach the Presiding Officer of the ICC or the members to file a complaint against sexual harassment. To enhance the student’s understanding of the issue, the college disseminates various communication material on Sexual Harassment at Work place:
Orientation to Sexual Harassment at Work place and the ACT
video on sexual harassment at work place
The ICC, at IHE comprises of the following members (4/3/2021 to 3/3/2023):
Dr. Savita Aggarwal, Associate Professor
Dr. Renu Gulati, Associate Professor Dr. Manjula Suri, Associate Professor Dr. Pratima Singh, Assistant Professor
Two Non-Teaching employees
Mr. Khazan Singh, Lab Assistant Mrs. Radha Tewari, Lab Assistant
Three student nominees
From UG and PG courses
Representative from NGO
Mrs. Meera Khanna, Executive Vice-President, Guild for Service
In case you think you are facing harassment, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Your complaint will be kept strictly confidential. Complaints on a plain paper addressed to the Presiding Officer may also be given to PA to Director.
For additional information on the Act, refer to the following:
THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013
Handbook On Sexual Harassment Of woman At Workplace