Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh with the objective of upholding the dignity of the institution has constituted different committees including Grievance Redressal Committee, Anti- Ragging Committee and Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee to look into the complaints lodged by the students. As a constituent college of Punjab University, the institution follows grievance redressal mechanism, anti-ragging guidelines and sexual harassment rules of Panjab University.
The objective of these committees is to develop a responsive and accountable attitude among the staff members and students to maintain a harmonious atmosphere in the institute.

Committee Name Committee Members Student Member

Grievance Redressal Committee

Dr. Manpreet Kaur
Ms. Shefali Kataria


Anti-Ragging Committee

Ms. Rakhi
Dr. Ritu Bhanot
Dr. Manpreet Kaur


Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee

Dr Surinder Kaur
Ms Ruchi Arora


Mechanism for Redressal of Grievances of Students

The students are the main stakeholders in any institution imparting education and it is our endeavor to make all efforts to ensure transparency in all the activities at different stages. Taking this spirit in consideration, the college as per the University guidelines provides mechanism to students for redressal of their grievances as under:
The grievances may include the following complaints of the aggrieved students:

    • Academic
    • Administrative
    • Grievance related to Assessment
    • Grievance related to Victimization
    • Grievance related to Attendance
    • Grievance related to charging of fees
    • Grievance regarding conduct of Examinations
    • Harassment by students or teachers etc.

    Procedure for Redressal of Grievances

    • The aggrieved student can approach college Grievance Redressal Committee either directly to the committee members or through the student member of the said committee.
    • While dealing the complaint, the Grievance Redressal Committee observes law of natural justice and hear the complainant and concerned people.
    • While passing an order on any grievance at any level, the relevant provisions/guidelines are kept in mind and no such order is passed in contradiction of the same.

    This is for the information of the students that:

    "RAGGING IS COGNIZABLE OFFENCE AND IS BANNED IN ANY FORM INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS". Any complaint about ragging is to be brought to the notice of the Anti-Ragging committee.

    Ingredients/forms of Ragging Punishments
    • Abetment to ragging;
    • Criminal conspiracy to rag;
    • Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;
    • Public nuisance created during ragging;
    • Violation of decency and morals through ragging;
    • Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt;
    • Wrongful restraint;
    • Wrongful confinement;
    • Use of criminal force;
    • Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences;
    • Extortion;
    • Criminal trespass;
    • Offences against property;
    • Criminal intimidation;
    • Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s);
    • Physical or psychological humiliation;
    • All other offences following from the definition of "Ragging".
    • Cancellation of admission.
    • Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges;
    • Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits;
    • Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process;
    • 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 for a specified period;
    • Fine ranging between Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 1 Lakh;
    • Rigorous imprisonment upto 3 years.
    • Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.

    The college takes a self-declaration form from the students and the parents at the time of admission to ensure that she will not indulge herself in any form of ragging in or outside the college.


    The college has an anti-sexual harassment committee which follows the guidelines of Sexual Harassment Act 2013.
    The victim can report any type ofsexual harassment as defined by the said Act. The guidelines suggests that the complaint mechanism should ensure time bound treatment of complaints.