Gender audit 2011-2016
Gender Audit presented in here is an attempt to analyze whether our college bears a fair gender balance. This also is an attempt to assess the impact of policies on gender equality followed by college. The college always has the student centric policies in academics and co-academics as well and special measures for girl students.
The gender audit has identified the areas of gender balance and the segments lacking it. Considering the statistics, active steps, rules, policies to establish good gender balance will be framed. The requirements and interests of both males and females will be taken into account while framing the policies for future. Also, this gender audit would help to prevent sexual harassment at the college and will provide safe and encouraging work environment.
The above table gives data of year wise gender classification of male and female students and the total number of admissions in the college. It can be seen that from 2011-12 to current academic year, there is consecutive increase in the total number students admitted (1012 to 1345). There is significant raise in the percentage of girls students (44% to 51%) over the same duration of time. An increase in female students of SC, ST, NT, OBC categories compared to male students is also seen
- Teaching staff
Aided teaching staff
|Sr. teaching (Aided)|
|Year||Total||Male||Female||% Male||% Female|
Tabularized data of fulltime permanent teaching staff working for aided faculties is seen in the above table. Since 2011-12, three numbers of working posts have been reduced (from 27 to 24) while the percentage of women has raised from 7% to 12 %. Though, the raise in female teaching staff seems encouraging, gender equality unquestionably lacks.
Unaided teaching staff
In case of unaided teaching staff opposite fashion is observed. The number of female staff exceeds considerably (63% over 37%) for the current academic year. The reasons behind the greater number of females working in unaided faculty can be identified as the uncertainty of staying at the native/ workplace for unmarried lady professors because of marriage, for married lady staff, her income may be considered as supporting/ secondary and lack of necessary qualification etc.
|Sr. teaching (Unaided)|
|Year||M||F||% M||% F|
III. Non-teaching staff
A great inequity exists in the ratio of male to female non-teaching staff working on aided posts. Over five years till the current academic year, the percentage of 95% male and 5% female is constant which without doubt can be seen from the bar graph. The reason for such trend can be identified as the no new vacancies available and the other reasons may be same as stated for unaided teaching staff.
|Year||Total||Male||Female||% Male||% Female|
No common or uniform trend of male and female ratios over last five years is seen for non-teaching staff working on unaided posts. Deviations from the 50:50 ratios are often observed over the past years from 2011-12 to the current academic year. In general, this staff is consists of fresher young men and women.
A few general conclusions from the trends in employment trend: 1. Women often opt for occupations (because of socio-cultural factors) which are at the inferior end of the pay scale. 2. Women’s contribute more in family responsibilities which demand the job that put forward a better work-life balance. 3. Even the job at academic institute is white collar and considered as well suited for women, women paucity has been observed.
Facilities for girls and boys:
Ladies hostel: Provision of ladies hostel for the students from other places of Maharashtra (especially remote places in Devgad tehsil) and Goa, provided female students a safe place to stay and pursue their undergraduate, post graduate studies. The hostel has in-take capacity of 70 candidates. There is a separate mess for girls and two wardens to monitor the safety of girls. All the possible measures of cleanliness are taken. The girls are provided with healthy food at two times. Water purifier is also available in the hostel. A weekly visit of the doctor is proposed before management. Girls are provided with separate study room.
Boy’s hostel: Boy’s hostel for the students from other districts of Maharashtra and Goa, is available for the male students to pursue their undergraduate, post graduate studies. The Girls‟ Hostel in this college always takes safety measurements. Adequate facilities are provided to the girls. The spacious and clean hostel can occupy 50 numbers of students. All the possible measures of cleanliness are taken. Water purifier is also available in the hostel. A weekly visit of the doctor and expanding the dining area of the current mess so as to make the college mess available to boys as well has been proposed. Boys are provided with separate study room.
Ladies Room: Ladies common room with adequate place and sufficient number of chairs is available for girls. Also, a sanitary pad vending machine has recently been installed.
Library and common study hall:
400 m track and play ground:
Separate and regularly maintained washrooms for ladies and gents staff:
Anti-Ragging Committee: As per the UGC and university regulations, various committees of the staff have been formed to observe discipline and to ensure a safe and healthy work environment to every individual of the college. Also, the college publishes its regulations in prospectus stating that ragging is a criminal offence and UGC notifications regarding the regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in educational institutions in order to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging. The students in distress owing to ragging related incidents can access the committee.
Organizing financial education and self employment workshop as an activity of CWDC, the students are made aware of savings, investments and employment.
Also, every year workshops are held on Women and Human Rights and Women and Laws to make the girls aware of their rights and responsibilities. As a regular practice, every year, short films/ documentary and a lecture on anti-ragging and gender sensitization is organized. Workshops on self defense, yoga practice etc. have been regularly conducted.
The college has constituted an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and readdressal) Act 2013.