The Centre for Counselling and Support was
established on 8th
January 2001. The Women’s Cell and the Complaints Committee for
redressel of complaints of Sexual Harassment will
be part of the Centre for Counselling and
Support. The Centre was started its formal activities to address the
grievances such as alcoholism, personal problems, family problems,
educational support, support for staff children etc., The Centre has been
of immense help to the Institute staff in solving all their problems. The
current members of the committee that overseas the activities of the centre
are the following :
DrN.C. Shivaprakash, IAP - Chairman
Prof K P Ramesh, PHY-Convener
Mary Mathew, MS
Prof Nagasuma R Chandra, BC
DrE S Shivaleela,
To raise awareness
amongst Institute community about social problems like alcoholism, drug
addiction, gambling through (i) arranging lectures,
film shows, (ii) disseminating information through pamphlets. Posters,
etc., and (iii) house to house visits by social workers.
To provide counseling
to the members who desire to be assisted in overcoming problems like
alcoholism, indebtedness, etc.
To provide counseling
to the needy about managing finances efficiently.
To provide counseling
to the parents / children on education and related issues.
programme for under privileged “Parikrama” children of Bangalore slums.
Learning Camp for talented graduate students drawn from all the districts
Training in Basic
English Communication for Group B, C & D employees.
Training programme on Computers to B, C & D Group employees.
Summer camp organized
in collaboration with M/s. IBM on creating an aero plane model, lean
mathematics through music & creating animated movies.
offered to employees, dependents of employees for their problems. A few
cases referred by Establishment section were also councelled.
Meditation,Clapping & laughter therapy classesfor the faculty, students& staffare conducting on Mondays, Wednesdays
& Fridays between
by Mr. B.S. Sekaran.
Shorthand classes for the employee dependents
Tailoring & Embroidery classes for the
employee dependents & employees.
Human Resources Management workshop organized
for employees, students and faculties for 3 days duration in collaboration
with Human Resources Management, Thirupathur.
Lecture series on Counselling
To provide counseling
about various health issues which are of concern to the Institute community.
CARRIED OUT BY THE CENTRE RIGHT FROM ITS ESTABLISHMENT
Classes for the children studying from 10th standard to 12th
standard to improve their educational standard.
Organized CET Classes
every year for 12th standard / II Year PUC.
Organized ARTS &
CRAFTS training for staff dependents on various programme.
Generation Programme for dependents/spouses of
employees to supplements their family incomes.
Counselled members on domestic problems, disciplinary
cases, indebtedness, alcoholism etc.
lectures/seminars by eminent personalities on various topics to help
employees, their families and children.
A series of centenary guest lectures on various
aspects of health are organized jointly by the CCS and the Health Centre.
for SBI Life Insurance Schemes / Health Insurance Scheme – CRITI-09.
Science Congress for young talented students from rural NavodayaVidyalaya Schools.
Chairperson - Ms Indumati Srinivasan
Women’s cell is a part of the
Centre for Counselling & Support is
constituted to address specific issues concerning women. The current
members of committee that overseas the activities are the following:
Ms IndumatiSrinivasan,CO - Chairperson
Dr V Thilagam, CO -Convener
Prof S Mahadevan, MRDG
Dr Malathi Hedge, ECE
Dr G N Rathna, EE
of Ladies club
of Students council
As a welfare measure to women employees,
it was planned to educate the women to SSLC if their qualifications were
lesser than SSLC. Details of qualifications of women employees were sought.
Prof. NaliniDwarakanath, has been employed as a Counselling Psychologist. She
is available in the Centre from Monday to Friday between 2 to 5 pm. Many
staff and students have already availed her services.Prepared & displayed Counseling banners
at Students Hostel, Tea Board and Health Centre.
Lectures / Workshops organized to address
issues concerning women.
Tailoring & Embroidery classes
conducted regularly for women employees / dependents.
Complaints specific to women issues addressed.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
Chairperson - Prof. Sandhaya S.V.
Harassment Complaints committee is a part of the Centre for Counselling
& Support is constituted for redressal of
complaints of sexual harassment.
The constitution of the SHCC
is as follows:
MRDG - Chairperson
Prof Dipshikha C, MCB - Convener
V S Hari, ECE
ProfN Suryaprakash, NRC
P Ramesh, PHY
Dr NamrataGundaiah, ME
Dr R Nirmala, HC
In accordance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s decision in the Vishaka Case, a Sexual Harassment Complaint Committee
(SHCC) was constituted in April 2003. The Institute has a very clear policy
based on the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court on what constitutes
sexual harassment. IISc considers itself responsible for the well-being of
all its students and staff. Sexual harassment of any kind constitutes an
action unbecoming of a student/staff member of the Institute and will
attract appropriate disciplinary action.
What is sexual
Any unwelcome sexually motivated behaviour such as :
(i) physical contact and advances,
(ii) demands or requests for sexual favours,
(iii) sexually coloured
(iv) showing pornography,
(v) any other
unwelcome physical, verbal or nonverbal (including e-mails, SMSs, etc) conduct of sexual nature.
Lodging a complaint.
Complaints can be made
verbally, through email, or in a letter to any member of the Sexual
Harassment Complaints Committee (SHCC), to the Women’s Committee, or to any
member of the IISc faculty. Complaints can be made by the person facing
harassment or even by a third party.
The SHCC on receiving a complaint
constitutes an enquiry committee which makes enquiries and recommends
further action within a stipulated time. The SHCC then forwards this to the
Director, IISc, who acts upon the recommendations. The SHCC is required to
make a report of each complaint received and the action taken to the
National Commission for Women within a year.
Safeguards to protect the
SHCC guarantees anonymity of complainants and all persons involved.
All complaints will be handledwith equal seriousness
irrespective of the positions held by the persons involved. In view of the
complicated nature of sexual harassment, complaints will be considered even
when it is difficult or impossible to provide concrete evidence.