The Internal Committee of SRMIST in association with IQAC, SRMIST had organized two online webinar sessions on “Knowing POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) Law” to the students under Medical and Health Sciences(MHS).
The sessions were conducted on two days, September 15th and 17th. The sessions started at 3.15pm and ended at around 5 pm. The response was quite overwhelming with close to 235 students participating on the 15th September. The number rose to 285 students on the second session on the 17th September On obtaining formal approval from Pro VC – Medical, formal intimation was sent to all the Deans under MHS. Excellent responses were received from Dean’s of different colleges nominating senior faculty members as coordinators to conduct the event, Both the sessions were handled by Ms. Raghavi Senthilkumr, Founder - The Headway foundation & certified POSH consultant. Also she is and External Member of Internal Committee of SRMIST. These sessions were particularly aimed at our girl students, although there was an overwhelming request for a joint session in the future.
We would like to place it on record the remarkable support received from the various faculty coordinators identified by their respective Deans. The program was anchored by Dr Indu Palanivel, an Assistant Professor from SRM Dental College and Ms. M Sanddya, Final year MBBS student who happens to be a student member of Internal Committee.
The students participated freely in the discussion and the speaker was extremely engaging. The session remained interactive all through its duration. The general feedback was that similar sessions need to be organized frequently and more importantly addressed to both the sexes jointly. The students have been promised that their request will be looked into once normalcy returns to our general lives post the COVID era.