Internal Complaint Committee

Internal Complaint Committee

DA-IICT aims to provide safe working and learning campus life for faculty, staff and students free from gender discrimination and sexual harassment. It further cultivates the atmosphere where men and women work together towards the growth and prosperity of the institution in a safe and healthy academic environment.

The Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) formed by DA-IICT Gender Cell shall be responsible for the formal Redressal of complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. It shall receive complaints, conduct inquiries and recommend disciplinary action, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the “Act”.

Any written complaint of sexual harassment by the aggrieved women shall be submitted directly to the Internal Complaint Committee formed by Gender Cell of DA-IICT. Any aggrieved woman may make, in writing, a complaint of sexual harassment to the ICC within a period of three months from the date of incident and in case of a series of incidents, within a period of three months from the date of last incident.

In order to take care of complaints pertaining to Ragging and Sexual Harassment, the DAIICT has two cell/committees as under:

A) Gender Cell (Committee against Sexual Harassment)

The DA-IICT Gender Cell is based on the guidelines set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2013. It is a permanent cell and with a Committee that consists of faculty members, elected student representatives, staff members, counselor, a Gynaecologist, a lawyer, and a member from an NGO. In order to ensure an inclusive and a safe campus, the Gender Cell at DA-IICT implements those guidelines to address sexual harassment, violence, discrimination and ragging against community members. The Cell is proactive in developing a conducive environment on the campus for all members of the community.

Since 2003, the DA-IICT Gender Cell has been working towards establishing gender equity on campus. Every year the Cell conducts an orientation programme on Gender Sensitization for students.

For the academic year 2022-2023, and until further notice, the Committee consists of the following members:

Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against members of DA-IICT community, by promoting gender amity among students and employees.

Terms of Reference of the Committee

  • Recommend changes and amendments in the Rules and Regulations applicable for employees and students to make them gender just. To lay down procedures for the resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment against members, by the employees and students
  • Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against all members of the community in a time bound manner, aiming and ensuring support to the victim
  • Recommend appropriate action against the victimizer.

According to the Supreme Court guidelines sexual harassment can be defined as “unwelcome” sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:

  • Physical contact and advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favours
  • Sexually coloured remarks
  • Sharing pornography, displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons etc
  • Or any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature. (Vishaka judgment by the Hon’ble Supreme Court)

Procedure to lodge a complaint

The victim or a third party may lodge a written complaint addressed to the Convenor of the Committee. If the complaint is made to the Director or Executive Registrar or any of the Committee members, they shall forward the same to the Convener of the Gender Cell.

B) Anti-ragging Vigilance Committee

The ragging is a criminal offence. Therefore, the UGC has framed regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, in order to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging.

These regulations have been notified at the institute website and also in the announcement folder of the institute e-notice board.

The DAIICT requests the students to go through thoroughly and understand what constitutes ragging and the institution's and students' responsibilities to prevent such incidents within the campus. They are also required to give the necessary undertaking/s by them and their parent/s in the prescribed format in strict compliance of the UGC regulations.

DA-IICT, on its part, has taken a strong decision to follow a 'zero tolerance policy' towards ragging and anyone who directly or indirectly gets involved in a ragging offence will be dealt with an iron hand and the punishment must be expulsion from the institute besides police action as per the law of the land. The institute has formed anti-ragging vigilance committees right earnestly to strictly deal with ragging incidents. Each student is requested to have an introspection about the evils of ragging that puts the reputation of the institution at stake, shatters the psyche of the victim and spoils the future of the culprit. Each one of you is requested to behave in the utmost friendly manner with fellow students without junior-senior discrimination and help the new comers settle comfortably and adjust to the campus life with your unstinted support and guidance. If anyone suspects or comes to know about, or becomes a victim of ragging inside or outside the campus please contact any of the following members of the anti-ragging vigilance committees.


Name Room No./ Ext. No. Contact No.
Prof. Bakul Gohel, Warden - HOR-Men 2201/672 6355236005
Prof. Rutu Parekh, Warden - HOR-Women 2112/553 9909902510
Dean Students 2109/560 079-68261560
Director Director's Office / 570 079-68261572
Executive Registrar Registrar’s Office - A101/567 9327043612
Mr. Hasendrasinh Jhala, Head - HR & Administration Admin-A002/591 9327043615
Mr. Jigar Yagnik, Deputy Registrar (Academic) & Controller of Examination Registrar’s Office - A102/ 604 9327043613
Mr. Abhilash Kumar Bhaskaran, Senior Secretary, Registrar's Office Registrar’s Office/586 9427508962
Mr. Ramesh Prajapati, Deputy Lab Superintendent Lab Building, F.F, 102/ 513 8306958204
Mr. Kirit Pandya, Assistant Administrative Officer Admin-A003/592 9327043616
Mr. Jitendra Parmar, Senior Hostel Supervisor HoR - Men / 544 9328994140
Mr. Sawan Kumar Sachaniya, Hostel Supervisor HoR - Men / 545 9328994142


Name Student ID Phone Number Hostel Wing Room Number
Student Body Government (SBG) Core Committee Members
Vishvesh Patel (Convener, SBG) 201901464 9408720771 C 214
Akshat Vora (Dy Convener, SBG) 201901226 9479670787 F 214
Siddharth Rathod (Treasurer, SBG) 201901162 7046098218 F 315
Khush Kantaria (Secretary, SBG) 201901299 9426715599 G 209
Student Committee Members
Siddharth Makhija 202001087 6353486683 A 315
Dhyan Patel 202001225 8160438579 A 213
Zeel Bhanderi 202001412 8141659557 B 203
Nikhil J Jethanandani 202001108 7069102035 B 303
Jaimin Baurasi 202001403 9429980202 B 104
Aryan Shah 202001430 9265688299 C 113
MAHARTH THAKAR 202001069 9638191151 C 103
Archit Singh 202001272 7860978978 D 209
Vedant Joshi 202003001 7043762614 D 110
Aum Garasia 201901136 7016301785 E 202
Prakhar Agrawal 201901276 9462200865 G 211
Yash Raja 201901461 9328697616 G 220
Priyanshi Parmar 202001441 8866415590 J 228
Nikita Shah 202101209 7016041010 K 104
Srushti Menpara 201901307 9510341124 K 113
Gupta Shekhar 202101203 9016469044 L 312
Yuvraj Chaudhari 202101482 9313150410 M 201
Chaitanya Sheth 202101030 9033216236 M 114
Srikar Padaliya 202101095 6358820530 M 413



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