Higher educational institutions must ensure no discrimination against SC/ST students by officials, faculty, says UGC; calls for official website to lodge complaint of caste bias

THE University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all higher educational institutions to ensure that no official and faculty members indulge in any form of caste discrimination against Schedule Caste (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST) students.

The Commission asked institutions to develop a page on their website for lodging complaints of caste discrimination and to ensure prompt action against erring official and faculty members.

It also sought the constitution of a committee to look into discrimination complaints received from the SC/ST/OBC students and teachers and non-teaching staff.

It added that faculty members and officials of colleges/universities must be advised to be more sensitive while dealing with incidents of caste discrimination.

The Leaflet