Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment


It is the policy of Jawaharlal Nehru University that no member of the University community may sexually harass another. Any employee or student may be subject to disciplinary action for violation of this policy.

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  • Submission to that conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment of education;
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a component of the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting that individual; or
  • The conduct has the purpose or affect substantially interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating hostel, or offensive employment, educational or living environment.

Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Unwelcome sexual prepositions;
  • Sexually graphic comments about a person’s body;
  • Unwelcome touching, patting, pinching or leering, and
  • Persistent, offensive and unwelcome sexual jokes and comments.

Sexual harassment is illegal as per the guidelines laid out by the Supreme court of India.

It is also unlawful to retaliate against an employee or student for filing a complain of sexual harassment or for co-operating in an investigation of sexual harassment of JNU, sanction for sexual harassment may include the full range of disciplinary action upto and including removal form the university.

The Gender Sensitization Committee Against Sexual Harassent (GSCASH) was set up in April 1999.

The committee functions throughout the year. Its members include representatives for the Student’s Union and Teachers Association, as well as members of the officers and Staff Association. There are two warden representative, and two student and faculty representatives. Besides, eminent women academicians, members of NGOs and the counsellors support the routine functioning of the committee. At least 50% of the members of the committee, including the Chairperson, are women.

The functions of GSCASH include undertaking sensitization programmes, crisis management and mediation, and conducting enquiries into specific instances of sexual harassment. The confidentially and safety of the compliant are given top priority.

Members of the committee may be contacted in case of complains


Room No. 114, Administrative Block, Phone 26704068

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