In response to the Vishaka Judgment passed by the Supreme Court in 1997, the University of Mumbai set up the ‘University Women Development Cell (UWDC)’ in 2001 with the key purpose of making the University a gender-sensitive space. The University also directed all its affiliated colleges to set up a ‘Women Development Cell’ at college level.
Responsibilities of the Technical Institution as per Gender Sensitization, Prevention and Prohibition of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students and Redressal of Grievances in Technical Institutions (All India Council for Technical Education Regulations, 2016)
In compliance of this directive of the University, the Women Development Cell of G. M. Vedak Institute of Technology (GMVIT), was set up in the year 2017. It is an active committee comprising of staff members and students of GMVIT, and functions with an aim to prevent sexual harassment, promote well-being of all the female students and staff members and create a gender sensitized community within campus as well as in the society.
According to the Supreme Court of India, the following constitutes sexual harassment:
- Physical contact and advances
- A demand or request for sexual favors
- Sexually colored remarks
- Showing pornography
- Any other unwelcome physical, verbal, or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
|Sr. No.||Name of the Member||Designation in Committee||Contact No.|
|1||Prof. S. B. More (Comp. Dept)||Chairman||9881590660|
|2||Prof. Y. R. Galinde (HOD Civil)||Member||7756929294|
|3||Prof. K. R. Metha (HOD Comp)||Member||9420298558|
|4||Prof. S. K. Thakur (Comp Dept)||Member||7507366741|
|5||Prof. P. N. Kaninde (ASH Dept)||Member||9307672764|
|6||Ms. P. P. Mahadik||Non-teaching Member||7249698310|
|7||Mrs. Surekha Dandekar Mapara||NGO Member||9423094337|
|8||Ms. Kasturi Shahapurkar||Student Member||9930105021|