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About the Committee

In order to create and maintain a community in which teaching, non-teaching staff and students can work together in an environment free of sexual violence, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation, MSAJAA has proactively established a cell for Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) under the recommendation of the National Accreditation and Assessment Council. This includes all forms of gender violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination on the basis of sex/ gender.

Role of the Committee

  • Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by promoting gender amity among students and employees.
  • 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 ensure that appropriate action is taken against the offender.
  • To ensure that victims and witnesses are not victimized or discriminated because of their complaint.
  • To take proactive measures towards sensitization of the working and learning community on gender issues so that the institution is an excellent work place for all.
  • Recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty party to the cell.

Procedure of the Committee

  • The victim should make a formal written complaint to the chairperson of the internal Complaint Committee/ POSH Committee preferably within 15 days from the date of occurrence of the alleged incident. Alternately, the employee can send complaint through an email. The employee is required to disclose her name, department, she is working in, to enable the chairperson to contact her and take the matter forward.
  • The complaint is filled under Internal Complaint Committee/ POSH Committee. Chairman of Internal Complaint Committee/ POSH Committee starts its investigation procedure. Necessary evidences related to the complaint case are collected. Oral and then written statements are taken from the applicant as well as the alleged offender and the witnesses.
  • The chairperson will proceed to determine whether the allegations made in the complaint fall under the purview of Sexual Harassment. In case the accused is found guilty, committee may recommend appropriate punitive action to be undertaken by the Director.
  • Punitive action could be in the nature of transfer, termination, slash the remuneration, consideration in annual performance appraisal, and demand for an apology to the victim, or any other. The decision for punishment will be based on the impact of harassment on the recipient of the same.
  • Efforts must be made to resolve the dispute through counselling. If required, the institutional management may refer the complainant to a lawyer to lodge a complaint with the concerned police station.
  • Confidentiality will be maintained throughout any investigatory process. All records of complaints, including contents of meetings, results of investigations and other relevant material will be kept confidential except where disclosure is required under disciplinary or other remedial processes.

POSH - Internal Committee Members for the Academic Year 2023 -2024

Name Designation Category Contact Details
Mr. Satish Kumar Professor & Head of Department
Presiding Officer
Ar. Anbarasi.s Associate professor
Er. M. Durga Assistant Professor
Ms. Praise Dyice Mohanraj Student Counsellor
Consultant Member
Mrs. Saraswathi Non-teaching
Ms. Yaazhini Student
Mr. Visvaa E Student
Mrs. Sumathi Parent
Parent representative


Name of the Event Guest Speaker Event Coordinator Event Date Detail
Essay Writing Competition Ms.Vidya Shankar
Ar. Pallavi Damodara
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MSAJAA POSH Cell Inaugural Event Ms.Vidya Shankar
Ar. Pallavi Damodara
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The Rakshin Project Ms Kaushika Rajavelu
Ar. Anbarasi S
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