UGC seeks response on women security from higher institutes

The universities and colleges will have to fill a questionnaire and post it on the UGC website (www.ugc.ac.in) or mail it at gender.sensitizationugc@gmail.comby March 4.

The University Grants Commission has sought response from higher education institutions to respond to a task force, which has been set up by the Commission to recommend measures for ensuring safety of women and youths in the campus.
In a letter to the vice-chancellors of the universities in the state and principals of the colleges, commission asked for status programmes for gender sensitization on campuses across the country. The universities and colleges will have to fill a questionnaire and post it on the UGC website (www.ugc.ac.in) or mail it at gender.sensitizationugc@gmail.comby March 4. The questionnaire will help the task force in mobilising accurate information from all over the universities and colleges.
According to report, the UGC task force would also visit campuses to interact with the university authorities, students, faculty and staff to assess how best to facilitate and support the efforts of the universities and the colleges in this area and to take on board suggestions for the improvement of existing mechanisms of redressal.
The Task Force is not a grievance redressal mechanism. At this stage, its focus is to elicit views and suggestions that will help eradicate the menace of gender-based violence on campuses, root out cultures of impunity and nurture practices that mainstream gender sensitization as an essential part of the teaching-learning practices.

The University Grants Commission has sought response from higher education institutions to respond to a task force, which has been set up by the Commission to recommend measures for ensuring safety of women and youths in the campus.

In a letter to the vice-chancellors of the universities in the state and principals of the colleges, commission asked for status programmes for gender sensitization on campuses across the country. The universities and colleges will have to fill a questionnaire and post it on the UGC website (www.ugc.ac.in) or mail it at gender.sensitizationugc@gmail.comby March 4. The questionnaire will help the task force in mobilising accurate information from all over the universities and colleges.

According to report, the UGC task force would also visit campuses to interact with the university authorities, students, faculty and staff to assess how best to facilitate and support the efforts of the universities and the colleges in this area and to take on board suggestions for the improvement of existing mechanisms of redressal.

The Task Force is not a grievance redressal mechanism. At this stage, its focus is to elicit views and suggestions that will help eradicate the menace of gender-based violence on campuses, root out cultures of impunity and nurture practices that mainstream gender sensitization as an essential part of the teaching-learning practices.


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