Anti Ragging Cell
AICTE / UGC Regulations as per the Directives of the Supreme Court.
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts as per the AICTE / UGC act.
- Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
- Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
- Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
- Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
- Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students.
- Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
- Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, posts, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
- Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established, the possible punishments as per AICTE / UGC Section 9 for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level, shall be any one or any combination of the following
- Suspension from attending classes.
- Withholding / withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation proces
- Withholding results.
- Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
- Suspension / expulsion from the hostel
- Cancellation of admission.
- Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters
- Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
- Fine ranging between Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/-.
- Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential ragger.
Grievance Redressal Cell
A Grievance is any discontent or dissatisfaction, whether expressed or not, whether valid or not, arising out of anything connected with the Institute that a student thinks, believes, or even feels, is unfair, unjust or inequitable.
a) To ensure that necessary actions should be prompted for better redressal of Grievance.
b) To make the redressal process fair, impartial, consistent, with prior warnings and commensurate with gravity of misconduct.
2. Grievance Redressal Procedure:
- An aggrieved student (or his / her parent or with a special permission from the Grievance Redressal Committee, by any other person) may make an application seeking redressal of grievance. The application should be in writing, duly signed by the applicant, giving full details of the applicant and of the grievance. Appropriate documentary proof in support of the grievance must also be submitted along with the application.
- The application along with the other documents shall be submitted to the Head of the Registry for Grievance Redressal
- On receipt of an application by the registry, the registry shall inform the Grievance Redressal Committee and shall immediately provide a copy to the institution for furnishing its reply within seven days.
- The Grievance Redressal Committee shall fix a date for hearing the complaint which shall be communicated to the institute and the aggrieved person either in writing or electronically, as may be feasible.
- An aggrieved person may appear either in person or represented by such person as may be authorized to present his case.
- The Grievance Redressal Committee shall be guided by principles of natural justice while hearing the grievance.
- The Grievance Redressal Committee shall ensure speedy redress of grievance.
- On the conclusion of proceedings, the Grievance Redressal Committee shall pass such order, with reasons for such order, as may be deemed fit to redress the grievance and provide such relief as may be desirable to the affected party at issue.
- Every order under Clause (8), shall be provided to the aggrieved person and the institution and shall be placed on the website of the institute.
- In case of any false / frivolous complaint, the Grievance Redressal Committee may order appropriate action against the complainant.
- The students who are not satisfied with the decision of Grievance Redressal Committee communicated to them, may approach the Ombudsman for redressal of grievances of students at Bangalore University.
Equal Opportunity Cell
SIMS is a private In-aided college established in 2001 with the sole intention of providing quality management education at affordable fees. The main motto of the Trust has been social inclusion through education. Though SIMS does not have the UGC sponsor EOC; the institute has left no effort to imbibe the spirit of inclusive education.
- To create equal opportunities in education and employment.
- To equip the students from marginalised sections with the skills required to face challenges of life.
- To create awareness about the welfare programmes available to students.
- To mentor students to rid themselves of any inhibitions.
- To practice national integration and social harmony.