The SC/ST and Equal Opportunity Cell


 

The SC/ST and Equal Opportunity Cell

 

SC, ST and Equal Opportunities Cell (SC/ST&EOC), Hyderabad campus is an integrated unit of SC, ST and EO Cell of TISS Mumbai. The SC, ST and EO Cell sensitizes and orients students, faculty and admin staff regarding the zero-tolerance policy of TISS towards discrimination and violation of dignity of fellow students or other members of TISS community on the basis of caste, religion, region, disability, gender, sexual orientation and race.

The regular activities of SC/ST & EO are as follows.

  • The SC/ST & EO Cell creates the requisite mechanisms and facilitates the necessary academic and financial support for SC, ST, OBC, Minority and PWD students’ academic and social development.
  • The Cell conducts Pre-Admission Orientation Programme for applicants belonging to SC, ST, OBC, Minority sections seeking admission to various MA programmes across TISS campuses. The specific focus of the orientation programme is on the key components of the entrance exam so as to prepare the applicants for the processes involved in entrance exam and personal interviews.
  • The Cell provides guidance and support to SC, ST, OBC and Minority students of BA, MA and M.Phil-Ph.D. from Hyderabad campus to apply for the GoI Post-Matric Scholarship (GoI-PMS) and fellowships schemes, other relevant scholarships offered by the Government of India.
  • In collaboration with Office of Students’ Affairs, the Cell coordinates the process of need-based annual student aid for SC, ST, OBC (NC) and other students from low-income families across social groups.
  • The Cell manages the activities of the laptop bank that provides laptops to economically weaker section students. The cell conducts the process of laptop allocations and laptop procurement as per the need.

 

Convenor: Dr. Ritesh Khuyakari, Associate Professor, TISS-Azim Premji School of Education 

Student Coordinator: Mr Shaik Nayeem