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Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)

(Related to Gender Awareness, Sexual Harassment and Gender based Violence at Institutions.)

Overview and Objectives:

In pursuance of the direction of the Honrable Supreme Court in VISHAKA and ORS.v. STATE OF RAJASTHAN and ORS. (JT 1997(7) SC 384), every educational Institute, including Deshabandhu Mahavidyalaya, Chittaranjan had constituted various standing committees to effectively deal with cases of violence against female students, staff, faculty and campus residents. Presently, this cell functions as the "Internal Complaints Committee" as designated under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

The committee undertakes inquiries, adhering to the principles of Natural Justice, with regard to complaints of sexual harassment from aggrieved women staff and students (as defined under the Act, 2013). The complaint is kept totally confidential, and adequate protection is provided to the complainant, whenever necessary. Necessary recommendations are provided to the College Management on the basis of the findings of the inquiry. The Committee also undertakes to sensitize students on issues regarding women’s health, gender empowerment, harassment, gender based violence, patriarchy etc.

Ordinance-XV D for Sexual Harassment - Appendix-A

UGC (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women employees and students in higher education institutions) Regulations, 2015

Constitution of the Present ICC

What can Constitute Sexual Harassment?:

One or more of the following unwelcome acts or behavior (whether directly or by implication) namely:

  • Physical contact or advances; or
  • A demand or request for sexual favours; or
  • Making sexually coloured remarks; or
  • Showing pornography; or
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

The following circumstances, among other circumstances if it occurs or is present in relation to or connected with any act or behavior of sexual harassment may amount to sexual harassment:

  • Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in her employment; or
  • Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in her employment; or
  • Implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status; or
  • Interference with her work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile work or environment for her; or
  • Humiliating treatment likely to affect her health or safety.

How to Lodge a Complaint:

Aggrieved members of the staff and the student body can contact any of the members of the ICC with an assurance of complete anonymity and protection.

Moreover, the ICC has installed a Complaints box near the main entrance campus, where staff and students can drop there complaints and expect the ICC to get in touch with them.

Alternatively the students can also call at 9732299923/ 8637334007 or mail to to relate their concern.

Presiding Officer

Mrs. Sagarika Nandy

Assistant Professor,
Department of Mathematics


Mrs. Sanchita Hazra

Assistant Professor,
Department of Political Science

Mrs. Mousumi Kundu

Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry

Dr. Mukul Kamle

Assistant Professor,
Department of Geography

Dr. Shrabani Basu

Assistant Professor,
Department of English

Mrs. Shampa Banerjee (Ganguli)

Lady Attendant (NTS)

Mrs. Falguni Karmakar

Social Worker


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