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Students' Corner

Gender Equity

Gender Equity

Gender Sensitization

Gender sensitization is the process of transforming men and women's stereotype mentality, a mind-set that strongly believes men and women are unequal creatures that must operate in separate socioeconomic spaces.

It aims to educate people on the differences between sex and gender, how gender is socially produced, and gender stereotypes. It assists them in determining which gender stereotypes are true and which are false. The goal of gender sensitization is to raise awareness of the relevance of gender sensitivity in the workplace among working professionals. Individuals who are not sensitive to the requirements of one gender may be unable to comprehend the needs of the other.

Gender is a socially learned behaviour based on male and female social expectations. Women and children are the most vulnerable members of society under this situation. And it's the unreasonable pressure placed on boys and girls to conform to established masculinity and femininity stereotypes. Girls are subjected to unjustified social control, discrimination, and dominance. Emotional, kind, and scared boys are discouraged. Gender Sensitization provides a clear and exact vision of gender, assisting in the understanding that GENDER is not about Women', but rather 'People'.

Gender sensitization is a need that has been felt and recognised by everyone at Nabagram Hiralal Paul College and actively promoted through several committees and cells. We aim at delivering Gender sensitization to the community as part of the grass-roots gender intervention.

Nabagram Hiralal Paul College is committed to the cause of gender equity. The curricular initiatives undertaken for the purpose include the decision to offer such GE and SEC papers that mainstream ideas of gender studies and equip students from science and commerce streams, in addition to those of humanities courses, to become informed consumers as well as ethical participants in popular cultural discourses.

Further, the core paper on Women’s Writing offered to students pursuing BA (H) in English, enables them to understand the social construction of women by patriarchy, highlights the structural oppression of women, foregrounds resistance by women; discusses women’s writing as an act of resistance and of grasping agency.

The academic efforts in the direction of gender parity are supplemented by co-curricular activities of the Women Development Cell that regularly hold discussions, talks, film screenings and capacity-building programmes in the college.


Facilities Provided for Women in Campus

Safety and security: At Nabagram Hiralal Paul College, the safety and security of students are of paramount importance. The college regularly adopts various measures to ensure a secure environment. The Anti-ragging, Grievance, and Counselling Cell rigorously enforces anti-ragging policies and addresses any student issues promptly. Vigilant and well-trained security personnel are stationed on campus 24/7, equipped with two handheld metal detectors for scanning students and visitors at the entrance. Entry is permitted only with a valid college ID, and a visitor register is meticulously maintained.

Additionally, faculty members actively promote discipline among students, contributing to a safe and orderly campus. The college is also favoured by parents for the education of their daughters, as reflected in positive feedback from guardians.

Surveillance: Whole campus is covered with IP CCTV cameras in outdoor area. Indoor area such as main office, auditorium, computer laboratory, library are also covered with 26 CCTV cameras.

Counselling: Our institution features a Career Guidance and Placement Cell as well as an Anti-ragging, Grievance Redressal, and Mental Health Counselling Cell, both providing regular counselling services to students. Additionally, faculty members offer personal guidance and support. To address student concerns, a grievance redressal box is available for submitting grievances.

Common room: There are separate common rooms for both male and female students.