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    Ref. No./WDC/ 181  of 2010                                                                                   Date: 6/12/2010

    To,

    The Director/Principal /Head of College/Institute

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    Madam/Sir,

     

    Greetings for the Academic Year 2010-11!            

    The University Women Development Cell (UWDC) sincerely appreciates the efforts taken by Women�s Development Cells of affiliated
    colleges/institutions (CWDC) towards addressing the issues related to sexual harassment at work place. In the first term, UWDC
    members participated in NSS Leadership Camps in which a session on �Gender Sensitization� was conducted by them. Similarly, zonal
    workshops were organized and are being organized in collaboration with various colleges.    

    Further, your attention is hereby drawn to the following for appropriate implementation of the Vice-Chancellor�s Directives for creating rules of discipline and conduct prohibiting sexual harassment (vide Circular No.WDC/VCD/240 of 2008) as well as the circular issued by the Registrar (vide circular no.�.Ga.ma�maivak�183�2010 idnaaMk 14�4�2010).   

    • Many colleges have formed college units of the Cell and have been reporting their annual activities to the UWDC. However,there are colleges/institutions, particularly professional colleges that are yet required to take a serious note of this mandatory provision. You have been advised to consider the matter as most urgent and take steps to form such a cell on the lines of revised directions, in case it does not exist in your college/institution.

    • The term of the office of the CWDC is for three years, except for the student member. It is observed from college annual reports that few colleges have been reconstituting the CWDC annually. Also, that the mandatory requirement to nominate one woman representative from an NGO (as defined in the guidelines) on the CWDC is not adequately fulfilled. A list is enclosed herewith for colleges to identify NGO representatives who wish to work at CWDC. You are advised to follow the provisions regarding composition of CWDC scrupulously.

    • The UWDC has prepared a manual on �Gender Sensitization� which provides basic guidelines for gender sensitization workshops to be conducted at college level. The UWDC now looks forward to organize gender awareness campaign on a much wider scale within the university ambit. Colleges can avail a copy of the manual from UWDC office. Colleges are advised to equip their teachers to organize a one/half-day �Gender Sensitization� workshop for N.S.S. volunteers and general students on the lines of manual guidelines.  

    • Every year, UWDC organizes Zonal Training Workshops in collaboration with colleges to acquaint the conveners and members of CWDC with the issues related to gender justice and enhance their gender sensitivity. However, very few teachers participate in these workshops. This year UWDC proposes to organize zonal workshops in collaboration with colleges to acquaint the members of CWDC with manual content. We request you to motivate your teachers to participate in the workshops.       

    • Colleges are also requested to send annual report of activities of the Cell in the pro forma enclosed herewith.

    Colleges may seek assistance from University Women Development Cell (Parent body) in the abovementioned matters. As a head of the institution and CWDC, I request you to step forward to engineer more rigorous efforts for effective compliance of the Vice-Chancellor�s directives.

                                             

    With regards,

     

                                                                                                                                                           Yours faithfully,

                                                                                                                    

     

                                                                                                                                                  Dr. (Smt.) Kranti Jejurkar
                                                                                                                                                    Chairperson, UWDC

    List of NGO's
    Download the Pro forma of Annual Report