Women Cell

Women’s Grievance Redressal Committees have been reconstituted with the following members for a period of two years

Vellore Campus
Prof. T. Jayabarathi
Senior Professor (Select)
Tmt. Thilagavathy Ramaiah
Honorary Secretary, Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) Gandhingar, Vellore
Prof. Geetha Manivasagam
Professor (SMBS)
Prof. R. Manjula
Associate Professor (SCSE)
Prof. G. Murugusundaramoorthy
Sr. Professor (SAS)
Dr. P. Mangayarkarasi Arun
Asst. Physical Edu. Director
Member Secretary
Prof. N. Gayathri
Assistant Professor (SSL)

If any woman faculty, staff or girl student has any grievance, including any kind of harassment, the same can be brought to the notice of the Convenor or any of the Committee Members for necessary action and redressal.

The contact telephone nos. and email IDs are given below:

Convenor : Tel. No.0416 220 2497
Email : women.cell@vit.ac.in
Member Secretary : Tel. No.0416 220 2452

Chennai Campus
Dr. Kanchana Bhaskaran
Mrs. Susheela Surya Prakash
Chairman Indian Red Cross Society
Dr. Kalyani Rangarajan
Ms. Durga Devi. S
Section Supervisor
Member Secretary
Dr. Tanushree Choudhary
Asst. Prof in Chemistry (SAS)

The contact telephone nos. and email IDs are given below:

Convenor : Tel. No.044 3993 1243
Email : women.gcell@vit.ac.in
Member Secretary : Tel. No.044 3933 1257

What constitutes sexual harassment, as defined by the Hon’ble Supreme Court is given below:

For this purpose, sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) 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.

where any of these acts is committed in circumstances in relation to the victim’s employment or work or course of study, whether he/she is drawing salary, or honorarium or voluntary or a Student pursuing Education, when the Employee/ Student has reasonable grounds to believe that his/her objection would disadvantage his/her in connection with his/her employment or work or disrupt the course of study in the University including when it creates a hostile environment, adverse consequences might be visited if the victim does not consent to the conduct in question or raises any objection thereto – such conducts amount to sexual harassment.


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