Student Grievance Cell

The Grievance Redressal Committee is formed to ensure transparency and prevent unfair pratices and to provide a mechanism to innocent students as well as employees for redressal of their grievances.

Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Bharat Chaudhari Chairman
2 Dr. Aparna Pathak Member
3 Dr. Anil Hiwale Member
4 Dr. P.G. Dhanave Member
5 Ms. Shashikla Patil Member
6 Ms. Neeta Dagar Member
7 Mr. Jayprakash More Member
8 Ms. Vineeta Sharma Member
9 Prof. Abhijeet Dhere Member Secretary
10. Justice Madhav N. Godbole (Retd.) Ombudsman

Definition: In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires

  • “Act” means the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956);

  • “Aggrieved student” means a student who has any complaint in the matters concerned with the grievances defined under these regulations, and includes a person seeking admission to any institution of higher education;

  • “College” means any institution, whether known as such or by any other name, which provides for a course of study for obtaining any qualification from a university and which, in accordance with the rules and regulations of such university, is recognised as competent to provide for such course of study and present students undergoing such course of study for the examination for the award of such qualification;

  • “Commission” means the University Grants Commission established under section 4 of the UGC Act, 1956.

  • “declared admission policy” means such policy for admission to a course or program of study as may be offered by the institution and published in the prospectus referred to in sub¬regulation (1) of regulation 3;

  • “grievances” include the following complaints of the aggrieved students, namely:

    • Making admission contrary to merit determined in accordance with the declared admission policy of the institute;

    • Irregularity in the admission process adopted by the University;

    • Refusing admission in accordance with the declared admission policy of the institute;

    • Non-publication of prospectus, as specified;

    • Publishing any information in the prospectus, which is false or misleading, and not based on facts;

    • Withhold or refuse to return any document in the form of certificates of degree, diploma or any other award or other document deposited with it by a person for the purpose of seeking admission in such institution, with a view to induce or compel such person to pay any fee or fees in respect of any course or program of study which such person does not intend to pursue;

    • Demand of money in excess of that specified in the declared admission policy or approved by the competent authority to be charged by such institution;

    • Breach of the policy for reservation in admission as may be applicable;

    • Complaints, of alleged discrimination of students, from the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Women, Minority or Disabled categories;

    • Nonpayment or delay in payment of scholarships to any student that such institution is committed, under the conditions imposed by University Grants Commission, or by any other authority;

    • Delay in conduct of examinations or declaration of results beyond that specified in the academic calendar;

    • On provision of student amenities as may have been promised or required to be provided by the institution;

    • Denial of quality education as promised at the time of admission or required to be provided;

    • Non transparent or unfair evaluation practices;

    • Harassment and victimisation of students, including sexual harassment;

  • Grievance Redressal Committee” means a committee constituted under these regulations;

  • Higher Educational Institution” means a University within the meaning of clause (f) of Section 2, a college within the meaning of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 12A, and an institution deemed to be a University declared under Section 3, of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956;

  • “institution” for the purposes of these regulations, means university, college or institution, as the case may be;

  • “Office of profit” means an office which is capable of yielding a profit or pecuniary gain, and to which some pay, salary, emolument, remuneration or non-compensatory allowance is attached;

  • “Ombudsman” means the Ombudsman appointed under regulation 4 of these regulations;

  • “University” means a university established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or a State Act and includes an institution deemed to be university declared as such under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.

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