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IIMC's policy on Sexual Harassment

THE INSTITUTE’S POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE IS GIVEN IN A SEPARATE DOCUMENT ENTITLED “IIMC Sexual-Harassment Order and Rules 2014”. THE FOLLOWING IS A SHORT LEAFLET BASED ON THE ABOVE DOCUMENT - IIMC SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE (shcc@iimcal.ac.in).

What constitutes sexual harassment?

The term and expression Sexual Harassment shall mean and include all unwelcome sexually determined behaviour committed in the institute (whether directly or by implication), such as:

  • Physical contact and advances;
  • A demand or request for sexual favours;
  • Sexually – coloured remarks;
  • Showing pornography;
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non verbal conduct of sexual nature;
  • Sexual or indecent gestures and indication;
  • Entry into a private place marked for male/female employees and students, with the intent to commit mischief and harassment;
  • Taking of photographs of students/ staff without permission and/or converting it in to pornographic material and circulating the same by means electronic media;
  • All such acts and conducts against women employees and students, which amount to commission offence defined in the Indian Penal Code.
  • The following 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
    i. Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment for the student in class performance
    ii. Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment for the student in class performance
    iii. Interference with the student’s work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile work environment for her/him, or humiliating treatment likely to affect her/his health or safety.

Who can complain?

All employees, students and people working in the institute premises either permanent, contractual or visiting.

How to complain?

The complainant must make the complaint in writing, except in case when the complainant is incapacitated and is not in a normal state of mind due to the act of sexual harassment perpetuated; the complaint may then be made by the complainant’s relative or friend.

Enquiry and Disciplinary Proceeding

Following an initial screening, an enquiry will be conducted by the SHCC. SHCC shall strive to complete the enquiry in the shortest possible time, not exceeding three months from date of complaint.

Penalties in Case of IIM Calcutta Students

  • Warning or reprimand.
  • Transfer to another hostel.
  • Withdrawal of hostel accommodation
  • Withdrawal of the right to an official character certificate from IIM Calcutta.
  • Suspension or Rustication from the Institute
  • Expulsion from the Institute,
  • A bar on appearing for the entrance examination/interview to any programme of study offered by IIM Calcutta.
  • Withholding of diploma awarded by IIM Calcuttta.

Support to Complainant

The SHCC shall provide its resources to ensure the complainant’s safety on the campus.

The SHCC can make arrangements for appropriate counseling to the complainant and/or accused if he/she so requires.

The SHCC can seek medical, police and legal intervention with the consent of the complainant.

Whom to contact?

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