Sanskardham Kelavani Mandal's
Jashbhai Maganbhai Patel College of Commerce


The SKM’s J. M. Patel College Women Development Cell (CWDC) is a specially constituted body consisting of members from the teaching and non-teaching staff, representatives of students as well as a member from ‘SWADHAR’ a NGO with experience in women issues.

Its jurisdiction includes all students, staff (Teaching & Non-Teaching) and members of the Management.

Objectives of the Cell:

  • To create awareness among girl students and women staff regarding women rights.
  • To prevent and address any act of harassment, including sexual harassment.
  • To deal with problems related to studies.
  • To provide favourable environment for work/study.

Complaint Mechanism:

Complaints may be made in any of the following ways:

  • Orally to any of the member of the CWDC.
  • Register complaint on ROC – ‘REGISTRATION OF ONLINE COMPLAINT’ which is installed in the Girl’s Common room. (This has been designed by the BSc.IT Department of our college)

WDC Committee –

Incharge Principal Mr. B. D. Reddy Ex-Officio President
Mrs. Gracy D'souzaChairperson
Mr. Rajpal TayadeTeaching Staff (Commerce) Member
Mrs. Pranita KamathTeaching Staff (Commerce) Member
Mrs. Vinaya ModakNon-Teaching Staff- Member
Mrs. Soniya SharmaTeaching Staff (Self Finance) Member
Ms. Shraddha Meshram Teaching Staff (Self Finance) Member
Student Representatives
Details of Women Development Activities conducted
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110th July 2014Orientation College WDC
21st September 2014Putting up signage boards on information realting to sexual harassmentCollege WDC
312th November 2014Lecture on Health and Human BodyYoung Concepts
411th February 2015Premat Padtana Swadhar

Sr. No Date Name of the Event 
111th July 2015Orientation of first year students  
212th January 2016Lecture on 'Relationships' Mr. Aadesh Chauhan
313th January 2016Workshop on Art of Creating First Impression Mrs. Kalpana Khot , Image Consultant
414th January 2016Lecture on Understanding Sexual HarassmentMumbai Police and Public Concern for Governance Trust
523rd January 2016Lecture on Health and HygieneDr. Inamdar, Gynaecologist , Dattatray Nursing Home Goregaon West
Sr. No Date Name of the Event 
111th July 2016Orientation of first year students 
227th September 2016Seminar on Anaemia - for girlsRotary President Dr. Inamdar Panvalkar
36th December 2016Gender AuditCollege WDC
Sr. No Date Name of the Event 
15th August 2017Orientation of first year students College WDC
222nd August 2017WDC MeetingCollege WDC
322nd February 2018Seminar on Sexual Reproduction SystemDr. Nileema Inamdar
  Haemoglobin, and Neurone Test 
  BMD Test 
416th September 2017Mrs. Gracy Dsouza and Mrs. Pranita Kamath attended a workshop on Women Empowerment Ruia College , Matunga
5SeptemberSelf Defence WorkshopAnkita Patil
68th March 2018Celebration of Women's DayCollege WDC
Sr. No Date Name of the Event 
15th July 2018Meeting of College WDCCollege WDC
26th July 2018Addressed the students of SY and TY regarding sanitation and Hygiene Mrs. Gracy Dsouza & Mrs. Pranita Kamath
311th July 2018Orientation of first year students  
431st July 2018Lecture on Grooming Proctor & Gamble
56th to 8th September Workshop on Meditation and Relaxation NGO Heartfulness
628th September Gender Sensitation Mrs. Gracy Dsouza & Mrs. Pranita Kamath
715th October 2018Inner Confidence Proctor & Gamble and Healthcare Limited
829th January 2019 Managing Healthy Relationships Ms. Smita Nair, 360o Success Coach & Breakthrough Expert
98th February 2019Essay writing CompetitionCollege
107th March 2019Ahar Nestle
118th March 2019Women's Day Celebration College WDC
126th October 2018Gracy Dsouza participated in one day workshop on "Gender Safety Audit: Training the Trainers" University of Mumbai Women's Development Cell in Association with Akshara Centre, Mumbai.
132nd March 2019Ms. Kanwalpreet Kaur Puri, Member WDC attended State level intensive training workshop on UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations 2015 R. A .Podar College of Economics in collaboration with Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW)
146th March 2019 Gracy Dsouza participated in the National Seminar on 'Gendered Academic Cultures & Sexual Harassment in the Academia: #Metoo & Beyond" Women Development Cell, University of Mumbai & Gender Issues Cell, K. C. College.

Internal Complaints Committee

In pursuance of UGC (Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2015 read with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and in partial modification of Office Order No. 449 dated 05.08.2016, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) is re-constituted as under to deal with the complaints relating to Sexual harassment at work place.

The ICC comprises of the following members:

1Presiding OfficerMrs. Gracy D’souzaChairperson
2Two faculty membersCA Shailesh Palsuledesai- Assistant Professor, Dept. of AccountancyMember
  Mrs. Pranita Kamath- Assistant Professor, Dept of Business CommunicationMember
3Two non-teaching employeesMrs. Vinaya Modak – Office SuperintendentMember
  Mrs. Sushama Madan- Senior ClerkMember
4A member from NGO or a person familiar with sexual harassment issuesMrs. Lata Nayak- Rotary Sanskardham Academy, Children with Special NeedsMember
5Three Student nominees
(if the matter involves students)

The Function of ICC are as follows:

  • Provide assistance to students and staff to file compliant(s)
  • To provide mechanism of redressal od disputes regarding sexual harassment at workplace.
  • Publicly commit itself to a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment.

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