Equal Opportunities Cell
   
Members

1.Dr. M. Lanord Stanley Jawahar , Professor, General Medicine                              - Convener
2.Dr. Balamurugan, Professor, Anaesthesiology                                                    - Member
3.Mrs. Saveetha Niren, Assistant Professor, Physiology                                          - Member
4.Mrs. N. Shenbagaprabha, Asst. Professor, Community Health Nursing, CCN          - Member'

The main function of the Equal Opportunities Cell is to give more emphasis to the deprived groups for learning and creating space for them to mainstream themselves. It is the duty of the Cell to oversee the effective implementation of policies and programmes for disadvantaged groups (SC/ST, OBC, Minorities, Jain, Physically challenged)to provide guidance and counseling with respect to academic, financial, social and other matters and to enhance the diversity within and outside the campus. The functions of the Equal Opportunity Cell are:

Guidelines
1. To ensure equity and equal opportunity to the community at large in the University and bring about social inclusion.
2. To enhance the diversity among the students, teaching and non-teaching staff and at the same time eliminate the perception of discrimination.
3. To help individuals or a group of students, belonging to the disadvantaged section of society to contain the problems related to discrimination.
4. To look into the grievances of the weaker section of society and suggest amicable solution to their problems. 5. To disseminate the information related to schemes and programmes for the welfare of the socially weaker section as well as notifications/memoranda, office orders of the Govt., or other related agencies/organizations issued from time to time.
6. To sensitize the University on the problems of SC/ST and other disadvantaged groups.
7. To organize workshops/seminars/guest lecturers for personality development programmes.
8. To refer the guidelines of UGC with regard to Equal Opportunities Cell.

Programmes
1. Workshop on “How to face interview in today’s competitive world” 24.01.2012
2. Yoga classes held 21 to 24.01.13
3. Seminar on “Research Techniques” 29.07.2013
4. Guest Lecture on “Time Management Techniques” 10.01.2014
5. Guest lecture on “How to overcome exam fear” 05.05.2014
6. Workshop on “Discover yourself” 16.08.2014
7. Guest Lecture on “Public Speaking – How to get rid of nerves’? 06.12.2014
8. Guest Lecture on “Winners Edge – what separates winners from losers”? 04.04.2015
9. Discussion on appointing teaching post for the disabled person 18.06.2016
10. Committee discussion on setting up a resource centre to adress the need of person with disability 16.09.2017
11. Discussion on conducting personality development programme and short term courses 21.12.2017

Meetings so far held
2010 24.11.2010    
2011 05.10.2011    
2012 26.03.2012 13.07.2012 17.09.2012
2013 11.02.2013 12.08.2013  
2014 07.05.2014 20.08.2014 09.12.2014
2015 10.04.2015 03.08.2015  
2016 18.06.2016    
2017 16.09.2017 21.12.2017  
 
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