India is a country of diversity. It is a hub of different
religions, castes and cultures. However, the Indian society is
characterized by a highly-entrenched system of social stratification.
Social inequalities have led to denial of access to materials, cultural
and educational resources to the disadvantaged groups of societies.
Higher education is a tool for social and economic equality; therefore,
the institute has constituted SC/ST Committeewhich would help in
eliminating the social disparities.
The scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) Cell
in an institute promotes the special interest of students in the
reserved category and to provide special inputs in areas where the
students experience difficult.
The cell regularly have to conduct remedial coaching
classes on life skills, personality development, writing assignments and
making presentations and also have to organize interactive sessions and
informal meetings with students to attend to their personal, social and
The SC/ST/OBC/PWD students can approach the Section
Officer/Liaison Officer of the Cell for redressal of any grievance(s)
regarding academic, administrative or social problems. The Section
Officer/Liaison Officer will meet the concerned students, understand
their problem and take necessary action and/or render them necessary
advice/help to resolve the matter.
According to the UGC Guidelines of 1998, following are
the objectives of the Committee is as follows
Circulate GOI and Commission’s decisions and to collect
regularly, on an annual basis, information regarding course-wise
admissions to candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes in the College.
Analyze information on admissions, education, training
and employment of SCs and STs; prepare reports for transmission to the
Ministry of Human Resource Development/ AICTE and such other authorities
as may be required.
Function as a Grievances Redressal Cell for the
grievances of SC/ST students and employees and render them necessary
help in solving their academic as well as administrative problems.
To promote higher education among these two communities
suffering economic, social and educational deprivations.
of Liaison Officer:
The Liaison Officer, on behalf of the Cell, facilitates
the overall welfare of the students, staff and faculty as per the
guidelines issued by AICTE.
Frequency of Meeting:
According to the regulations framed by AICTE, the
Committee meets at least two times in a year and the decisions arrived
at is mandatory to be implemented. The Committee functions under the
Chairmanship of the Principal.
Committee at GPTC Mananthavady:
GPTC mananthavady in compliance with the AICTE guidelines
has constituted SC/ST Committee to help the SC/ST categories integrate
with other communities of the institute and to remove difficulties,
which they may be experiencing.