Management Institute

Prevention Sexual Harassment

In pursuance of the directions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the judgement of Vishaka & Others v/s. State of Rajasthan & Others reported in 1997 (6) SCC 241, the Nirma University has constituted a complaint committee as per sr.no.-1 & 2 cited above and now, due to existence of new Act with regard to sexual harassment of women at workplaces (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Definition Sexual Harassment:

Sexual harassment can be defined as ‘unwelcome’ sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:
  • Physical Contact and Advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favours
  • Sexually coloured remarks;
  • Showing pornography; and
  • Other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
The following is also covered within the definition of sexual harassment:
  • Eve-teasing,
  • Unsavoury remarks,
  • Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment,
  • Innuendos and taunts,
  • Gender based insults or sexist remarks,
  • Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (obnoxious telephone calls) and the like,
  • Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like,
  • Displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons, pamphlets or sayings,
  • Forcible physical touch or molestation.
The Objectives of the Committee are:
  • To prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by promoting gender amity among students and employees ;
  • To lay down procedures for the prohibition, resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by the students and the employees;
  • To deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment;
  • To recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty party to the Chair/Director General of NU.
Procedure for Approaching Committee:
The Committee deals with issues relating to sexual harassment at Nirma University. It is applicable to all students, staff and faculty. A complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment may be lodged by the victim or a third party. A written complaint may be addressed to the Chair of the Committee. If the complaint is made to any Head of Institute, they may forward it to the Convener of the Committee Against Sexual Harassment.

Committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment:
Name Designation Contact No.

Dr. Purvi Pokhriyal
Director & Dean ILNU

Chairperson & Counselor

Phone: (O) 079-30642802

Phone: (M) 99988 49689

Ms. Nupur Sinha,
Director-Centre for Social Justice

External Member

Phone: (O) 079–26854248

Phone: (M) 09909963342

Prof. Harismita Trivedi
IMNU

Member

Phone: (O) 079-30642624

Phone: (M) 9879068780

Prof. Niyati Acharya,
IPNU

Member

Phone: (O) 079-30642721

Phone: (M) 9824513258

Mr. D M Patel
Asst. Registrar, Establishment, NU

Member

Phone: (O)079-30642676

Prof. Madhuri Bhavsar
ITNU

Member

Phone: (O) 079-30642217

Phone: (M) 98790 50660

Mr. B.J.Patel
Deputy, Registrar, ITNU

Member

Phone: (O) 079-30642512

Phone: (M) 98253 06200

Mr. G.R. Nair

Deputy Registrar, IMNU

Member Secretary

Phone: (O) 079-30642606

Phone: (M) 9825320070