Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy


Agarsen is unequivocally committed to creating a safe and inclusive educational environment, free from sexual harassment. This policy is crafted in alignment with the guidelines provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is aimed at preventing, prohibiting, and redressing sexual harassment within the campus and its affiliated entities. It applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


The objective of this policy is to ensure a secure and respectful learning atmosphere by addressing issues of sexual harassment, ensuring the dignity, liberty, and safety of all students.

Definition of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment constitutes any unwelcome acts or behavior (whether directly or by implication) such as:

  • Unwelcome sexual advances, demands or requests for sexual favors.
  • Making sexually colored remarks.
  • Physical contact and advances, or assaults.
  • Showing pornography against the will of the viewer.
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal, or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

Preventive Measures

  1. Regular awareness programs and workshops on sexual harassment and gender sensitization for students and faculty.
  2. Mandatory inclusion of policy awareness in the student handbook and orientation programs.
  3. Ensuring the campus is equipped with appropriate signage promoting a zero-tolerance stance towards sexual harassment.

Complaint Mechanism

  1. Establishment of a Student Internal Complaints Committee (SICC) with fair representation from students, faculty, and an external member experienced in dealing with issues of sexual harassment.
  2. The SICC will be the primary body to address and redress complaints of sexual harassment.
  3. Students can file a complaint with any member of the SICC in writing or through a confidential email.

Redressal Process

  1. Immediate action will be taken by the SICC to investigate complaints while maintaining confidentiality.
  2. The process will ensure a fair hearing, non-retaliation, and the protection of the identities of all parties involved.
  3. Provision for interim relief to the complainant, if required, to safeguard their well-being during the investigation.

Disciplinary Actions

Actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Warning to the perpetrator.
  • Mandatory counseling sessions.
  • Suspension or expulsion from the institution.
  • Prohibition from participating in campus events.
  • Any other corrective measures deemed necessary.

Rehabilitation and Support

  • Access to counseling and mental health support for victims of sexual harassment.
  • Assurance of academic and residential accommodation, if needed.
  • Measures to prevent retaliation or victimization of the complainant.


  • The SICC is tasked with the effective implementation and oversight of this policy.
  • All members of the Agarsen community are expected to contribute to a respectful and harassment-free environment.
  • The institution's administration is responsible for providing the necessary resources and support for policy enforcement and awareness.


At Agarsen, we are dedicated to maintaining an educational setting that respects the rights and dignity of all students. This policy reflects our commitment to prevent, address, and redress sexual harassment, ensuring a safe and positive learning environment.