|Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC)|
|Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:46|
1. Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC): Delhi University
2. Equal Opportunities Office (EOO): Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
The Jawaharlal Nehru University has an Equal Opportunity Office (EOO), which was set up, perhaps, as the first of its kind in the country to aid and advise the students belonging to marginalized sections including the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward communities, minority communities, persons with disabilities, etc. pursuing various programs of studies at the University.
3. Equal Opportunity Cell: Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi
The main problems faced by people viewed as disabled, or 'with disabilities', or of minority status, stems from disabling environmental, economic and cultural barriers. Disability and minority are therefore equal rights issues on a par with other forms of unjustifiable discrimination and prejudices. The Equal Opportunity Cell was set up by the University of Delhi to address these and other urgent issues concerning SC, ST, OBC and persons with disabilities (PwD) on 27th June, 2006.
4. Mizoram University
The Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) is established by renaming the existing SC/ST Cell. The Cell supervises and oversees the effective implementation of policies and programmes for the disadvantaged groups of SCs/STs/OBCs (Non-Creamy Layer)/Persons with Disabilities. The Cell also looks after the welfare of Minority/Women. The Cell undertake measures to ensure due share of utilization by the disadvantaged groups in admissions, recruitments (teaching and non-teaching posts). To improve their performances and provide guidance and counseling with respect to academic, financial, social and other matters. The Cell also ensures representation of SC/ST in various Selection Committees/Boards of the University.
5. Tezpur University, Assam
The Indian Society is singular in terms of the multifarious hues it has absorbed in its fabric. Living within its clinch are numerous groups that are segregated on the basis of language, ethnicity, class, caste, religion etc. The existence of these groups has resulted in a highly entrenched system of social stratification wherein some groups are placed at the upper end of the spectrum and others at the nether end. To augment this system of inequality the variable of gender also plays an important role. This pecking order of things has brought about the hegemonic domination of a few to the detriment of others. Owing to the same, barriers of denial have been erected which limit and restrict the opportunities (educational, economic, health etc.) of the less privileged members of the society.
This inequitable situation warrants a redemption which is possible through Equal Opportunity measures and policies.
The Equal Opportunity Cell, Tezpur University was created by a mandate of the UGC specifying the need of a functionary within the university set up which would facilitate affirmative action in order to ensure equal opportunity for all within its folds.
The Equal Opportunity Cell primarily orients its activities around training and development programs for the students which provide them with supplementary academic support in the form of remedial coaching. Furthermore, the Cell conducts sensitization and awareness programmes on a wide array of subjects ranging from Gender Issues, Human Rights, and Inclusion of Marginalized Groups to Peace and Conflict.
The objectives of the Cell are:
6. Goa University
An Equal opportunity Cell is established vide order No. GU/Admn/EOC/549/2013/127 dated 03/05/2013 to promote equal pportunities for marginalized social groups, minorities, and physically challenged students at the University. Following are the members:
7. IIS University, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
The IIS University has introduced this Cell in order to curb down the deprivations that the marginalized groups, identified as SCs, STs, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities, physically challenged, face barriers of denial of access to materials, cultural and educational resources and to promote the deserving, yet socially disadvantaged students. The Institution has been conferred with grants and scholarships, during its Autonomous status, for students to give them an opportunity to excel in preferred fields. These scholarships have been a huge motivation to introduce a separate unit which will work specifically towards the promotion of female students coming from these social groups. Currently, the Cell is catering to the needs of almost 400 students of The IIS University.
8. Karnataka University, Dharwad (Karnataka)
9. Dibrugarh University, Assam
10. Tripura University
11. Sri Aurobindo College, New Delhi
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