Karunya University (Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences) is committed to creating a safe environment for women students and employees – a gender-just environment free of violence, harassment, exploitation, intimidation and stress.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Cell at Karunya University was set up in pursuance of the UGC guidelines and directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the judgement of Vishaka & Others v/s. State of Rajasthan & Others reported in 1997 (6) SCC 241, and as per the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

The Sexual Harassment Prevention Committee at Karunya University is an instrument for addressing the issues of sexual harassment and recommending their redressal in a time-bound manner.

When an incident of sexual harassment occurs, the victim or third-party may submit a written complainant in person at Sexual Harassment Prevention Cell, or send via email at “shpc@karunya.edu or register complaint Online, using the Online registration system.


  • To fulfill the directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, and concerns expressed by the University Grants Commission (UGC) about ensuring safe environment for women students and employees in educational institutions.
  • To promote an environment free of sexual harassment and other acts of gender based discrimination at the University that ensures gender equality and equal opportunities.
  • To prevent sexual harassment and to promote the general well‐being of female students, teaching and non‐teaching women staff of the University.


    The following members are nominated for the Sexual Harassment Prevention Committee for a period of two years:

    Sl. No. Name Designation
    1. Dr. (Mrs.) Shobha Rekh, Director i/c - Electrical Sciences Chairperson
    2. Dr. (Mrs.) Daphy Inbasekar, Director i/c – S&H Member
    3. Dr. (Mrs.) Jannet Vennila, Director i/c (SBT&HS) Member
    4. Mrs. Nisha Malini, Asst. Prof - KSBLM Member
    5. Ms. Anitha. J, Joint Chief Warden – Ladies Hostel Member
    6. Dr. (Mrs.) Sheela Daniel, Psychiatric specialist from SEESHA Hospital Member
    7. Dr. D.S. Robinshon Smart, Director – Campus Life Member
    8. Mr. Daniel Savanam, Officer-in-Charge of Grievance Redressal Cell Member Secretary
    9. Mr. Jesudasan, Legal Consultant Third Party Rep.
    10. Ms. Blessantoli (PR10BI1002), Ph.D Woman scholar (Biotech.) Member Student Rep.
    11. Ms. Harshala Kirthi (PR13MS1123), MBA Woman student Member Student Rep.
    12. Ms. Andrea Iris J, (UR13ME014), B.tech – Mech Woman Student Member Student Rep