Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)

IISER Kolkata has an active Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) constituted as per the mandate of the The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The main functions and objectives of the ICC are to:

  • Hear and address complaints regarding sexual harassment at IISER Kolkata

  • Spread awareness about gender-related issues and functioning of the ICC.

  • Uphold the dignity of women

  • Facilitate a gender-sensitive and congenial working environment free of gender- specific discrimination or sexual harassment

  • Ensure that victims and witnesses are not victimized or discriminated against because of lodging such complaints

  • Take proactive measures to educate the IISER Kolkata community about gender-sensitivity

Members of the Internal Complaints Committee of IISER Kolkata:

Name of the member
E-Mail ID
Prof. Jayasri Das SarmaConvener
cash.convener [At]
Prof. Sharmila Sengupta
External Member
Dr. Mousumi Das, DCSMember
Dr. Supratim DattaMember
Mr. Amiyo Patra, Legal Advisor   
External Member
Chief Security Officer
In-charge, ex-officio 
Mrs. Sharmistha GhoshSecretarydharghoshsharmi[At]

Following are the terms of reference/operational modality for the ICC:

  1. a) The committee will admit complaints from:

  1. Female employees on harassment and discrimination in the workplace by other employees.

  2. Female students of harassment and discrimination in the classroom and in relation to academic activities by faculty and staff.

  3. Female residents on harassment, assault and other forms of misbehaviour by employees.

  4. Any complaint which does not fall into above categories will not be dealt by the committee.

b) The committee will follow relevant Acts, Rules, OM of Government of India and Court Orders etc. as applicable from time to time.

  1. The Committee may institute an Enquiry Committee as per advice of the Director to examine particular complaint/s.

  2. The Committee will make recommendation to the Director on actions to be taken on specific complaints.

  1. The concerned head (DoFA in case of Faculty, Registrar in case of Non-teaching staff members) will be included in the Committee as invitee. However, student to student cases will not be handled and will be referred to Dean of Students’ Affairs for further examining and inquiry.

  1. The Committee will submit its report to the Director.

rof. Jayasri Das Sarma
Department of Biological Sciences
IISER Kolkata