THE LETDOWN; PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING STUDENT COMPLAINTS AGAINST FACULTY CONDUCT IN THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA:


The University and its Colleges; and primary education to higher education in India have a variety of procedures for dealing with student-related issues, including grade appeals, academic integrity violations, sexual harassment complaints, and discrimination. One area not generally covered by other procedures concerns student complaints about faculty conduct in the classroom or other formal academic settings and teaching activities. Students are encouraged to attempt to resolve complaints informally with the faculty member or to seek the assistance of the department chairperson or campus ombudsman to facilitate informal resolution.
If the student does not pursue informal resolution, or if informal resolution is unsuccessful, the student may file a written complaint with the department head or, if the head is the subject of the complaint, with the academic dean or a senior faculty member designated by the college president. Only students in a faculty member’s class or present in another academic setting where the alleged conduct occurred may file complaints against that faculty member.
In cases where there is strong preliminary evidence that a student’s complaint is meritorious and that the student may suffer immediate and irreparable harm, the college president may provide appropriate interim relief to the complaining student pending the completion of the investigation.


THE FIASCO CASES OF STUDENTS EXPLOITATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA:

1. Cases of caste discrimination - children’s testimonies | June 26th, 2012
A number of testimonies from Dalit children, documenting widespread caste discrimination in Indian schools. They are collected from the survey Voices of Children of Manual Scavengers.
Teachers force Dalit children to clean classrooms, offices, toilets, and urinals on a regular basis.
Teachers and fellow students routinely discriminate against Dalit children. In classes and at meals, they force Dalit children to sit separately, and forbid them from participating in school events.
Many children have been forced to leave school, or have never attended school.
The sources for this briefing note are: Navsarjan Trust (www.navsarjan.org), the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (www.chrgj.org) and the International Dalit Solidarity Network (www.idsn.org)

2.  School girl mentally tortured by teacher
Source:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcJuan2JEA
Published on Dec 11, 2013

3. UP: Schoolteacher held for raping student repeatedly  
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Updated: Feb 03, 2015 17:30 IST
Internet Source:
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/up-schoolteacher-held-for-raping-student-repeatedly/story-cRLQmE3552HYSZUt

4. International Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Research
Vol. 02, Issue 03, pp.0317-0322, March, 2015
Review Article
INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND GRIEVANCE HANDLING
*Anju Thomas
Berchmans Institute of Management Studies, Sb College, Kerala, India

5. Three teachers arrested for raping 9-year-old school girl
— By PTI | Nov 24, 2015 01:00 pm  
Internet Source:
http://www.freepressjournal.in/three-teachers-arrested-for-raping-9-year-old-school-girl/719524

6. 12-year-old girl allegedly raped by teacher in school  
Press Trust of India | Fri Dec 11, 2015 | 11:03 IST  
Internet Source:
http://www.news18.com/news/uttar-pradesh/12-year-old-girl-allegedly-raped-by-teacher-in-school-849135.html

7. Dalit Scholar Rohith Vemulas Suicide
Internet Source
http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/dalit-scholar-rohith-vemulas-suicide-letter-clarity-of-a-suicide-note/article8130703.ece
January 21, 2016  
Updated: January 21, 2016 11:13 IST
A 25-year-old Dalit scholar from University of Hyderabad, Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide on Sunday evening, left a stunning note for his friends and the world alike, whose content is full of serious lessons for India’s caste-ridden society.
 
The cases of sexual harassments in educational institutions in India, after THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT, 2012 comes in effect on June 19th, 2012:

1. http://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=159795
Chikmagalur | January 3rd, 2013 08:44:12 AM
Teacher Thrashed for Molesting Student

2. http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/dehradun/teacher-sentenced-to-five-yrs-in-jail-for-molesting-school-girl.html
PAURI | in Dehradun | May 23rd, 2014
Teacher sentenced to five yrs in jail for molesting school girl

3. http://www.newshourindia.com/jk-govt-teacher-arrested-for-molesting-school-girl/
J&K: June 7th, 2014 by IRFAN AHMAD
Govt teacher arrested for molesting school girl

4. https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/10-year-old-girl-allegedly-molested-by-teacher-in-delhi-school-710591
Delhi | December 9th, 2014 11:30 IST
10-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Molested by Teacher in Delhi School

5. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/violent-bangalore-protests-after-8-year-old-molested-at-school-723889
Bangalore | January 7th, 2015 17:35 IST
Violent Bangalore Protests After 8-year-old Molested at School
The cases of sexual harassments in educational institutions in India, after “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” program launched by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on January 22nd, 2015; Please keep in mind that these are only the 5% of the total cases of sexual harassments in educational institutions in India:

6. https://blog.ipleaders.in/sexual-harassment-in-indian-schools-10-headlines-from-march-2015-that-will-shock-you/
March 1, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Sexual harassment in schools? Well, that must be very rare, right but it’s only possible in India ?
The truth is that it is absolutely rampant. To give you an idea as to how frequently these incidents take place in our schools, let me share with you what I found by simply Google news for sexual harassment incidents in schools. These are stories that made to the newspaper headlines in March of 2015. Today is March 26, and with 4 days to go, we already have plenty of headlines. I am presenting just 10 of them here – so that you can get a sense of how grave the sexual harassment problem in India is.
Don’t forget that for every incident that makes a headline, there are probably hundreds that go unreported and thousands of victims will never get justice.
If these sexual harassment incidents inside schools across India do not shock your conscience, then I don’t know what will.

Headline #1
Punjab: Government teacher arrested for obscene remarks in girl’s notebook – DNA (March 5, 2015)
In Punjab, A 50-year-old government school teacher was arrested for allegedly writing obscene remarks in the notebook of a 12-year-old girl student in Kartarpur of Rupnagar district. The teacher had earlier written similar remarks in the notebook of another girl student.

Headline #2
Teacher Sexual Harassment on 8th Class Student – AP Today (March 15, 2015)
In Hyderabad, a Physics teacher in a private school at Vanasthalipuram, was sexually harassing a 13 year old student for 2 months and threatened to issue a TC to the student if she told anyone about the issue.

Headline #3
High incidence of sexual harassment in schools – The Hindu (March 16, 2015)
In Odisha, five girls in the age group of 12 to 16, who were put up in tribal residential schools, became pregnant. 12 other girls in residential schools were raped or faced sexual advances. As many as 98 allegations of sexual harassment were received by the department which found truth in 59 cases. As per the department, teachers and non-teaching staff had been put under suspension.

Headline #4
Molested by teacher, Jhabua girl carries poison to kill self at school – Times of India (March 17, 2015)
Unable to bear the agony of alleged sexual harassment by a school teacher, a 13-year-old Class VI girl went to the school in Kalyanpura area of Jhabua district with a bottle of poison. However, she was spotted by classmates and the matter was reported to Kalyanpura police station by Oxford Academy School management.

Headline #5
Girl accuses teacher of sexual harassment – Hindustan Times (March 18, 2015)
A 13-year-old student of a government school in Bokaro has accused a para-teacher of sexually molesting her, a charge the accused termed as an attempt by a rival to frame him. The class-six student said she had not gone to school for the past 10 months fearing her science teacher. The girl’s family has written to the deputy commissioner of Bokaro and the chief minister. “We only want justice and hindrance-free education for our daughter,” said her father.

Headline #6
Principal of public school arrested for sexual harassment – Business Standard (March 24, 2015)
The Director and Principal of a public school in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing two girl students of class IX.
Sanjib Singh was booked under section 354 of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. He tried to trap the girls by promising them good marks in exams and wanted to have physical relation.

Headline #7
Pune IAS officer arrested for raping, molesting minor girls – Hindustan Times (March 20, 2015)
A counselor working at the municipal school on Sinhagad Road brought to light the alleged rape and molestation of four girls by an IAS officer, upholding the importance of school counseling and creating awareness among students about sexual harassment. But this counselor also said she had to visit seven schools in a week, bringing forth the need to have a less-hassled and better-supported counselor, one for every school, so that they are available for students who face such distressing situations.

Headline #8
Checking sexual harassment: UP govt tells teachers not to contact school students on social media – Firstpost.com (March 18, 2015)
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a circular asking teachers and school staff not to interact with students on social media, phone or through e-mails, a move which it said is intended to check “sexual harassment” of students. The eight-page circular is based on Supreme Court guidelines and will be applicable to all educational institutions, including public and private, governed by all boards such as CBSE, ICSE and state Secondary Education Board.

Headline #9
Accusing collector of ‘sexual harassment’, principal attempts suicide in M.P – The Indian Express (March 1, 2015)
A principal of a government school in Panna tried to commit suicide after accusing district collector R K Mishra of sexual harassment. The victim consumed phenyl inside the school premises. The victim alleged that the collector once called her to his bungalow at night and since then he has been pressuring her often and sexually exploiting her.

Headline #10
Principal of public school arrested for sexual harassment – Business Standard (March 24, 2015)
The Director and Principal of a public school in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing two girl students of class IX.
Sanjib Singh was booked under section 354 of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. He tried to induce the girls by promising them good marks in exams and wanted to have physical relationship in return.

7. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/school-girl-molested-by-teacher-115032001076_1.html
Thane (Maharashtra) | March 20th, 2015 20:07 IST
School girl molested by teacher

8. http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/two-teachers-allegedly-molested-55-school-girls-police-launch-manhunt
Akola (Maharashtra) | April 8th, 2015 - 05:30
Two teachers allegedly molested 55 school girls, police launch manhunt

9. http://www.newsworldindia.in/india/minor-student-molested-by-computer-teacher-inside-school/15561/
Anand Parbat , Central Delhi | April 12th , 2015 , 09:33 IST
Minor Student Molested By Computer Teacher Inside School

10. http://topyaps.com/school-girls-molested
South Delhi municipal corporation | May 2nd, 2015
19 minor girls of a school run by South Delhi municipal corporation were molested by their physical education teacher inside the school

11. http://www.ibtimes.com/bangalore-child-molestation-girl-allegedly-molested-teacher-police-tear-gas-angry-1775724
Bangalore Child Molestation | July 1st, 2015 AT 8:27 AM
Girl Allegedly Molested By Teacher, Police Tear-Gas Angry Parents

12. http://www.badlegaindia.org/math-teacher-caught-in-molesting-girls-at-govt-school/
North East DCP VEENU BANSAL | Sep 4th, 2015
Math Teacher Caught in Molesting Girls at Govt School

13. https://www.saddahaq.com/st-xaviers-school-principal-arrested-rise-in-molestation-cases-against-teacher
Mumbai | Sep 11th, 2015 15:33 IST
St. Xavier's school principal arrested; school an 'unsafe zone' for children?

14. https://www.ndtv.com/andhra-pradesh-news/schoolgirl-sets-herself-on-fire-after-alleged-sexual-abuse-by-teacher-dies-1237922
Andhra Pradesh | October 29th, 2015 22:57 IST
Schoolgirl Sets Herself on Fire After Alleged Sexual Abuse by Teacher, Dies

15. http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-mumbai-minor-molested-teacher-arrested-2143608
Mumbai | Nov 9th, 2015, 06:30 AM IST
Minor molested, teacher arrested

16. http://freepressjournal.in
Thane | Nov 24th, 2015
Three teachers arrested for raping 9-years-old school girl

17. http://news18.com
Muzaffarnagar | Dec 11th, 2015
12-year-old girl allegedly raped by teacher in school

18. http://odishasuntimes.com/2016/03/19/odisha-primary-school-teacher-arrested-molesting-girl-student/
Odisha | March 19th, 2016
Odisha primary school teacher arrested for molesting girl student

19. http://newsx.com
Imphal | March 20th, 2016
Manipur teacher held for attempting to rape schoolgirl

20. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Yavatmal | June 30th, 2016
Two teachers arrested for molesting minor girls in Yavatmal school

21. https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/13-year-old-allegedly-molested-by-school-teacher-in-delhi-1443259
Delhi | August 12th, 2016 03:53 IST
13-Year-Old Allegedly Molested By School Teacher In Delhi

22. http://thehindu.com
New Delhi | August 12th, 2016
Class V student molested by teacher

23. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Kochi | Sep 10th, 2016
Schoolgirl sets herself on fire over teacher’s scolding, dies

24. http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/01/15/sexually-abusive-teacher-in-maharashtra-forces-girl-students-to_a_21655514/
Maharashtra | January 16th, 2017 9:30 AM IST
Sexually Abusive Teacher In Maharashtra Forces Girl Students To Bathe Naked In Front Of Him

25. http://rt.com
Bihar | January 17th, 2017
12-year Indian girl gang raped by school principal and 3 teachers in critical condition

26. http://newindianexpress.com
Kendrapara | January 18th, 2017
Teacher held for molesting student

27. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/vashi-teacher-arrested-for-molesting-11-yr-old-student/articleshow/56766990.cms
NAVI MUMBAI | Jan 25th, 2017, 09.16 AM IST
Mumbai teacher arrested for ‘molesting’ 11-year-old girl

28. http://hindustantimes.com
Guwahati | February 6th, 2017
Meghalaya teacher blackmailed girl for years accused of rape

29. http://meccapost.com/2017/02/22/alarming-rise-of-child-molestation-cases-by-arabic-teachers-in-india/
From Delhi to Hyderabad | February 22nd, 2017
Alarming Rise of Child Molestation Cases by Arabic Teachers in India

Few cases on Child Molestation by Arabic Tutor Published by Indian Media:

1.http://archive.siasat.com/news/arabic-teacher-arrested-molestation-against-his-student-479950/
Arabic teacher arrested for Molestation against his student
HYDERABAD | September 14, 2013, 8:27 AM IST

2.http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/maulana-held-for-molesting-girls-at-his-arabic-class-114030200651_1.html
Maulana held for molesting girls at his Arabic class
Mumbai | March 2, 2014 20:55 IST

3.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Arabic-teacher-held-for-molesting-four-students-at-madrasa-in-Govandi/articleshow/46245373.cms
Arabic teacher held for molesting four students at madrasa in Govandi
MUMBAI | Feb 14, 2015, 07.22 PM IST

4.http://indtoday.com/arabic-teacher-held-for-sexual-abuse-of-a-minor-boy-in-old-city-hyderabad-indtoday-com/
Arabic teacher held for sexual abuse of a minor boy in old city Hyderabad
HYDERABAD | November 12, 2015

5.http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-teacher-molests-9-year-old-in-mumbra-madrasa-2156659
Teacher molests 9-year-old in Mumbra madrasa
Mumbai | Updated: Dec 17, 2015, 08:00 AM IST, DNA

6.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Arabic-teacher-held-for-molestation/articleshow/51101491.cms
Arabic teacher held for 'molestation'
Goa | Feb 23, 2016, 10.08 AM IST

7.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Man-held-for-sexual-abuse-of-12-year-old/articleshow/51623150.cms
Arabic teacher held for sexual abuse of 12-year-old
Mumbai | Mar 31, 2016, 12.00 AM IST

8.http://www.jantakareporter.com/india/madrasa-teacher-arrested-alleged-sexual-abuse-minor-girl-students-kerala/45089/
Madrasa teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse of minor girl students in Kerala
Kerala | May 10, 2016

9.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Arabic-tutor-arrested-for-molesting-8-yr-old-in-Gurgaon/articleshow/54200724.cms
Arabic tutor arrested for molesting 8-yr-old in Gurgaon
GURGAON | Sep 8, 2016, 11.19 PM IST

10.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/arabic-tutor-caught-for-molestation/articleshow/56489874.cms
Arabic tutor 'caught' for molestation
HYDERABAD: | Jan 12, 2017, 09.38 AM IST

30. https://www.beingindian.com/news/kolkata-teacher
Kolkata | March 23rd, 2017
Teacher From Kolkata Brags About Molesting A 10-Year-Old Boy, On Facebook
Muzaffarnagar | March 25th, 2017
70 Girls Stripped By Warden

31. http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/teacher-held-for-molestation-at-kawoosa/248896.html
Srinagar | May 10th, 2017 12:27AM
Teacher held for 'molestation' at Kawoosa

32. http://kashmirreader.com/2017/05/20/teacher-allegedly-tries-molest-minor-girl-shopian/
Srinagar | May 20th, 2017
Teacher allegedly tries to molest minor girl in Shopian

33. https://dailypost.in/mumbai/yoga-teacher-arrested-molesting-woman/
Mumbai | Jul 9th, 2017 2:28 pm
Yoga teacher arrested for molesting woman

34. http://www.indiasamvad.co.in/states-metros/shameful-assam-teacher-molested-students-took-intimate-pic-23528
Assam | August 5th,2017
Shameful! Assam teacher molested students, took intimate pics and posted online

35. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/teacher-arrested-on-charge-of-sexual-harassment-of-student-in-tamil-nadu-1736452
Tamil Nadu | August 11th, 2017 14:42 IST
Teacher Arrested On Charge Of Sexual Harassment Of Student In Tamil Nadu

36. http://newsable.asianetnews.com/karnataka/12-year-old-girl-sexually-abused-by-pt-teacher-in-bengaluru-private-school
Bangalore | August 22nd, 2017
12-year-old girl sexually abused by PT teacher in Bangalore private school

37. http://thenutcrack.com/2017/09/suicide-teacher-harassed-menstrual/
Tamil Nadu | September 6th, 2017
Schoolgirl Commits Suicide After Teacher Harassed Her Over Menstrual Stains

38. https://www.vagabomb.com/5-Year-Old-Raped-by-Peon-in-School-Teacher-Laughed-It-off-When-Student-Complained/
Raghubarpura near Gandhi Nagar, East Delhi | September 11th, 2017
5-Year-Old Raped by Peon in School, Teacher Laughed It off When Student Complained

39. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/student-raped-by-director-teacher-of-rajasthan-school/article19710674.ece
Jaipur, Rajasthan | September 18th, 2017 22:22 IST
Student raped by director, teacher of Rajasthan school

40. http://nowbreaking.in/india/rajasthan-sikar-school-girl-raped-by-teacherssuffers-
brain-damage-due-to-messy-abortion/
Rajasthan | September 19th, 2017
Rajasthan Sikar School Girl Raped By Teachers Suffers Brain Damage Due
To Messy Abortion

41. https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/campus/pm-avoids-bhu-girls-yogispolice-
return-to-thrash-them
Varanasi U.P. | September 24th, 2017
PM avoids BHU girls, Yogi’s police return to thrash them
BHU, a central university, invited police and Provincial Armed Constabulary
late on Saturday evening to deal with girl students demanding better security
and action against molesters

42. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/schoolgirl-molested-by-teacher-inuttarakhand-
1758732
Uttarakhand | October 5th, 2017
Schoolgirl Molested By Teacher In Uttarakhand

43. http://www.timesnownews.com/india/video/horrific-incidents-of-sexualassault-
continue-to-torment-delhi-schools/101478
Delhi | Oct 5th, 2017
After Ryan International School horror, 6-year-old minor molested by staff in
another Delhi school

44. http://goacom.com/shiroda-teacher-held-for-molesting-schoolgirl/
Goa | Oct 7th, 2017
Shiroda teacher held for molesting schoolgirl