Gender Harassment Committee

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998, to all the universities, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and ragging at the universities and colleges. It has further advised the universities to be proactive by developing a favourable atmosphere on the campus, where the status of a woman is respected and they are treated with respect. In lieu of the above guidelines, Akash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has constituted a Committee against Sexual Harassment in 2014 which will be for both employees and students of the Institute.


It shall be the duty of the employer or other responsible persons in work places or other institutions to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment and to provide the procedures for the resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts, of sexual harassment by taking all steps required.

For this purpose, sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:

Physical contact and advances.

A demand or request for sexual favours.

Sexually coloured remarks.

Showing pornography.

Any other unwelcome physical, the verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

It is discriminatory for instance when the woman has reasonable grounds to believe that her objection would disadvantage her in connection with her employment or work including recruiting or promotion or when it creates a hostile work environment. Adverse consequences might be visited if the victim does not consent to the conduct in question or raises any objection thereto.

The committee includes the following members

1 Mrs.Sapna Advocate– 9746471928

2 Dr.Sudarsana.J Professor & HOD (Microbiology)-9447415777

2 Dr.Chellamma V. K. Professor & HOD, OBG -9447155887

3 Dr.Ummer Parayil, Professor & HOD, Orthopaedics- 9847337947

4 Dr.Shirly Vasu Professor & HOD (Forensic Medicine)- 9347112937

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