... towards excellence in science

An Autonomous Institution, Under the Ministry of Education, Government of India


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

Procedure for submitting an online complaint to ICC :

  • Write your complaint email to the Chairperson, ICC, IISER Kolkata at cash.convener [@] 
    Please don't hesitate.

Committed/dedicated Landline Contact Phone No: 033 61360000, Ext. No 2182

Members of the Internal Complaints Committee of IISER Kolkata:



E-Mail ID/Phone no.

Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta, Associate Professor, DBS


cash.convener [At],
n.sengupta [At]

Dr. Snehasikta Swarnakar, Senior Principal Scientist,

IICB Kolkata

External Member  

Ms. Shweta Luthra, SASHA

NGO Member  

Dr. Radhika Venkatesan, Assistant Professor, DBS

Member rv [At]

Dr. Swastika Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, DES


swastika [At]

Dr. Arnab Gupta, Assistant Professor, DBS  


arnab.gupta [At]

Dr. Suman De Sarkar, Assistant Professor, DCS


sds [At]

Dr. Parna Gupta, Scientific Officer, DCS

Member parna [At]

Ms. Aliya V J (20MS134)

Student Member   avj20ms134 [At]
Ms. Sucharita Bhowmick (19RS097) Student Member

sb19rs097 [At]  

Mr. Debajyoti Guha (19RS013)

Student Member      dg19rs013 [At]

Dr. Surashree Dutta, Junior Translation Officer

Member Secretary

surashree [At],
iiserk.csh [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 transgender person who identifies herself as a woman, on harassement, assault, discrimination, and other forms of misbehaviour.

  5. 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.

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

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

2. The concerned head (DoFA in case of Faculty, Registrar in case of Non-teaching staff members) will be included in the Committee as invitee.

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

Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

A booklet on Sexual Harassment at Workplace : Meeting All Your Legal Needs

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Education Institutes) Regulations, 2015