Anti Cast Discrimination Cell

This policy commits the Institution to the elimination of all forms of caste based discrimination in the college. It applies to all the faculties and students, and has implications for each community.

Policy statement The Institution rejects all forms of discrimination on the basis of caste. It is committed to the elimination of caste discrimination in the college – including direct and indirect casteism, caste vilification and harassment – in all aspects of the learning and working environment.
No student, employee, parent, caregiver or community member should experience casteism within the learning or working environment.
Eradicating expressions of casteism in learning and working environments, and challenging the attitudes that allow them to emerge, is the shared responsibility of the Institution staff.
All teaching and non-teaching staff contribute to the eradication of casteism by promoting acceptance of India’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, challenging prejudiced attitudes and ensuring that sanctions are applied against discriminatory behaviors.
Schools have trained anti-casteism contact officers and provide timely and professional responses to complaints regarding discrimination.

Audience and applicability This policy applies to all staff employed in the college as well as the students. The Complaints Handling policy guidelines establish the standard approach to resolving complaints about racism that must be used in all learning and working environments.

Responsibilities and delegations The Management, Administration and Faculties are responsible for ensuring the implementation and monitoring of the policy and the inclusion of anti-discriminatory education strategies and targets within the Institution’s Plan.
The Management, Trustees and Directors are responsible for examining practices and procedures that are consistent with the policy, for ensuring the availability of training for anti-casteism contact officers, for ensuring they are trained; and including anti-casteism education strategies in the Institution’s plans.
All staff are responsible for monitoring their own behavior to ensure that it does not result in anyone experiencing casteism.
All teachers are responsible for supporting students to develop an understanding of discrimination and the impact on individuals and the broader community.

Monitoring and review The Anti- Caste Discriminatory Committee within the Institution will report annually, on anti-casteism education achievements, including reporting on the progress of anti-casteism strategies identified in the Institution.
The Committee will monitor the implementation of the policy and coordinate the development of the Report. It is required to maintain records of complaints concerning casteism and their resolution in accordance with the Complaints Handling policy guidelines.