A REPORT OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CELL
The Equal Opportunity Cell is sponsored by the UGC under the XI Plan- Merged Scheme. The Equal Opportunity Cell was established by the University of Delhi on 27th June, 2006 to address the issues related to SC/ST, the OBC and minorities and the physically challenged on a continual basis.
The job of the Equal Opportunity Cell is to lay emphasis to the deprived groups for learning and creating space for them to mainstream themselves. Thus it is running specific scheme of coaching for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities in order to enhance the employability and success.
Since higher education is a tool for social and economic equality, the UGC has been addressing national concerns of access and equality, while ensuring the standard of equality and relevance of education by implementing policies of the Government of India and promoting several schemes and programmes for the disadvantaged groups that would help in eliminating social disparities. India is potentially rich in human resources. To harvest the same and make the present education system inclusive, the degree of democratization of higher education has to be increased to a large extent. As the colleges should become more responsive to the needs and constraints of the disadvantaged social groups. Therefore, the UGC has planned to establish Equal Opportunity Centres in colleges.
The Equal Opportunity Cell under the aegis of J.B.A.S college for women started in the year 2010. Mrs. Shayestha Fathima, Asst.Professor, Dept of Home Science was appointed the Co-Ordinator of the cell along with three members, Mrs.Lubna Banu, Asst Professor, Dept of Home Science, Mrs. Rasheeda Banu, Asst Professor, Dept. Of Home Science and Dr.(Mrs). Parveen Sultana, Asst.Professor, Dept. of Tamil.
FUNCTIONS OF THE CELL
- To ensure equity and equal opportunity to the community at large in the college and bring about social inclusion.
- To enhance the diversity among the students, teaching and non- teaching staff population and at the same time eliminate the perception of discrimination.
- To create a socially congenial atmosphere for academic interaction and for the growth of healthy interpersonal relationships among the students coming from various social backgrounds.
- To help individuals or a group of students belonging to the disadvantaged section of society to contain the problems related to discrimination.
- To sensitize the college on the problems of SC/ST and other disadvantaged groups.