Internal Complaints Cell
(Formerly WOMEN’S Development Cell)
In compliance with the Supreme Court Judgment and guidelines particularly against sexual harassment of women at work places (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal), Act Sexual Harassment 2013) as per the guidelines of UGC, a Committee against Sexual Harassment (ICC) Internal Complaints Cell is reconstituted to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to the staff and students of the College.
Ms. Vidya Darvesh
- Self-defense workshop
Self-defense workshop conducted on 3rd august 2019. The objective was to teach basic self-defense techniques through demonstrations to girl students Harish Waidande – National Gold Medalist in Kickboxing, National Coach, Referee Karate were the demonstrator
- Poster Exhibition
A poster exhibition was organized depicting various social issues and realities. The objective was to not only sensitize but also suggest ways in which they can be restrained. This exhibition was organized on 9th August 2019 in association with BMM department and Anti- Ragging Committee.
- LGBTQ – An Elocution Competition
There is a huge need on sensitizing students regarding the rights of the LGBTQ Community and making them realize that all genders are equal in all aspects. Keeping this in mind ICC organized an elocution competition on the rights of the LGBTQ Community, their struggles.
- Mental Health Seminar
A mental health seminar was organized on 4th February 2020. The seminar was attended by 90 boys and girls students and was conducted by the college counselor Ms. Suchretta Sule . The seminar covered issues like depression, anxiety, other mental issues and ways to overcome them.
- Women health – Health and nutrition
On account of international women’s day , a seminar on health and nutrition was organized on 7th March 2020. The speaker was Ms. Priya Karkera, a nutritionist who spoke on healthy living, healthy eating habits, diet, right time to eat the various kinds of food, importance of exercising. Students concerns regarding health and diet too were answered.
- Poster competition
The ICC in collaboration with Anti ragging committee organized a poster making competition on the theme: Harassment at workplace/educational institutions. The students were required to submit their posters on 12/2/2019 and the display of the same was held on 15/2/2019. The basic aim of such a competition was to sensitize the students on the various ways harassment takes place in campus and its impact on the victim and the importance of being assertive and taking a stand against it. In all 32 posters were received which was displayed on the 5th floor in the open arena. The posters were judged by Mrs. Diti Shah and Mrs. Arti Gavas.
- WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
The ICC in collaboration with Anti Ragging Committee on account of Women’s day organized a seminar regarding awareness of Breast Cancer and extempore competition for the female students on 8th March, 2019.
The speaker of the event was Dr. Omshree Shetty Extempore, a Molecular Pathologist at Tata Memorial Hospital. She spoke on the causes of breast cancer and prevention of the same. This was followed by extempore competition on the following themes: Dowry system, caste system, Alcohol, cell phones and other social issues.
Women Development Cell (WDC)
The WDC for the academic year 17-18 was inaugurated on 23rd September, 2017
The inauguration programme was followed by a workshop on self-defense by Harish Waidande, who is a Black Belt 2nd Dan National Gold Medalist in Kickboxing, National Coach, Referee Karate and Kickboxing and his team of 4 trainers. Around 100 girl students participated in this workshop. Article on the workshop was published in lokmanya news network, Maharashtra times
- WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION
Women’s day was celebrated on the 8th of March, 2018. A seminar on awareness on sexual harassment of organized. Dr Krishna Shetty-Director UKS and Dr. Rosy Alexander, principal, Rizvi Law College were the speakers of the day. 33 Students made posters for the poster competition on the theme Women of wonder. The seminar was attended by around 150 girl and boy students, staff and non-teaching staff members.
- Guest Talk on LAWS & SAFETY FOR WOMEN
Women Development Cell had organized inauguration function of its cell and guest talk on Laws & Safety For Women, on 11th August 2016. The function started with welcoming the guest followed by their felicitation and inaugural of the Women Development Cell. The talk was organized for all the girl students of the college. Key note speaker for the talk was Adv. Chetna Birje from Legal Service Clinic with Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The session started with the providing information about the various laws in India for women .The advocate also spoke about the need for men and women to know about the laws and to actually implement the laws. She also spoke about how laws are violated in India or given least importance. Speaker spread awareness about the laws and safety.
- Guest Talk on KNOW YOUR INNERSELF
Women Development Cell had organized a guest talk on KNOW YOUR INNERSELF, on 7th October 2016 at 11:00 am . The function started with welcoming the guest ,Mrs. Lata Jayaram Shetty, Chairperson, Mahila Vibhag ,Bunts Sangha, speaker Mrs. Roselene Kusuma and Mrs. Mini Narayanan followed by their felicitation. The talk was organized for all the girl students of the college. The first speaker provided information about female genital organs and their health and hygiene maintenance. The second speaker spoke about the psychological aspect of topic and how society has some wrong misconceptions about it.
- Poster Making Competition:
As a mark of respect to the great women leaders and the occasion of International Women’s Day celebration a Poster Making Competition based on theme “Women Empowerment” was organized on 8th March 2017 in the college premises, for all girl students. The participants expressed their views and thoughts about the topic by writing slogans and quotes and wonderful drawing creativity. One could see and feel the enthusiasm that the students had in their presentation. This activity was organized to explore and encourage creativity in them as well as know the depth of awareness among the girl students and offer them a platform to showcase their skills. It inspired them to think and work creatively in order to promote artistic excellence. 26 Girls participated earnestly in the competition. They came up with amazing creativity. Their efforts and initiative was appreciated by one and all.
- “Meri Beti Pyari Beti Abhiyan” by “Meri Beti Pyari Beti Abhiyan”
Mr.Raj Bhanushali, Mr. Pratik Kundar and Mr. Kaushal Mhatre bagged 1st prize for “Meri Beti Pyari Beti Abhiyan” competition held in M D College, Parel from 28th Jan to 30th Jan 2016.
- Guest Talk on Hormonal Imbalance in Women and Precautionary Measures to Prevent Thyroid by Mr. Sharad Naik
Women Development Cell organized a guest talk on “Hormonal Imbalance in Women and Precautionary Measures to prevent Thyroid” on 15th February 2016 by Mr. Sharad Naik from Unicare Naturopathy Center, Panchvati for teaching and nonteaching staff. In this session Mr. Sharad provided insights about way of cooking and how nutrients of food are lost due to wrong cooking methodologies. He also spoke about the various medicinal herbs which are readily available. Those help in boosting day to day energy requirement of an individual. He gave simple daily health care tips.