SC/ST Cell


Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) have been identified as the two most backward groups of Indian Society. They include all the castes, races or tribes, which have been socially, economically and educationally backward. The cell has been established to support and to bring students from such communities in the main stream.


Declaration of Adoption


On this day, the 1st August, 2017, I declare that this policy on SC/ST Cell is formally adopted for use. The Policy will remain in force from this day until it is amended or replaced by another Policy following the relevant procedures said down herein for such purpose.

In testimony of this declaration I place my signature and the official seal of the College


Procedures for Amending this Policy


This Policy can be amended for the purpose of changing the composition either by reducing or increasing the membership, grounds for terminating the members etc. By incorporating a statement as to why the amendment is required to be made to the Policy and the same has to be approved by majority of the members of the Cell. The Principal will then take necessary steps for such a replacement.


Extent of Autonomy


The Cell will have complete autonomy in the performance of their tasks. In order to improve the work efficiency of the Cell, the Principal will make allocations of clerical, infrastructural and supporting staff assistance if and whenever required by the Cell.


Objectives

  1. Counsel and guide SC/ ST students and help them to manage academic and personal issues of college life effectively.
  2. Ensure provisions of an environment where all such students feel safe and secure.
  3. To provide prompt counseling for any emotional emergencies arising on account of any event at the campus.
  4. To provide the mechanism to redress the grievance of SC/ST students, if any
  5. To ensure protection and reservation as provided in the constitution of India.
  6. To arrange for special opportunities to enhance the carrier growth
  7. Inform the SC/ST students regarding various scholarships program of State Govt. and UGC.
  8. To take such follow up measures to achieve the objectives and targets laid down by the Govt. of India and the UGC.

Composition/Structure

  1. The Cell shall be presided by a Coordinator appointed by Principal shall comprise of a faculty member, Administrative staff appointed by the Principal and other student members.
  2. Upon the termination of services of either the Coordinator or the faculty member, the one in continued employment will hold the position of Coordinator, until any further appointment made by the Principal. The Principal will appoint a new faculty member to assist the Coordinator.
  3. Upon the termination of services of both Coordinator and the faculty member in charge, the Principal will reconstitute the Cell by making new appointments for filling the positions of Coordinator and faculty member.
  4. Any student of BMSCL is eligible to become a member of the Cell.
  5. Membership is voluntary. However, one is considered a member in the given academic term only if he or she has attended at least half of the group meetings in the current term.

Meetings

  1. The Cell shall meet as and when it is thought appropriate.
  2. The Cell preferably convenes meetings to discuss about the organization of any event or programme
  3. Attendance to the meeting is compulsory.

Quorum of the Meeting

The quorum of the afore-said meeting shall be not less than 2/3 rd of the members required to be present for the meeting.


Procedure for the Meeting

  1. All meetings shall be convened by the Chairperson with prior notice to all the members.
  2. It is compulsory for the faculty- member and student-members to attend the meeting.
  3. The Minutes of the Meeting should be recorded by the Chairperson.
  4. The Proceedings shall be signed by the Chairperson, members and Principal.
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