Grievances Redressal Mechanism of University's Students in India- Policy and Law
International journal of recent technology and engineering
This research paper is based on analysing the grievances of students studying in Universities and the way they are handled. After analysing various books, websites, Acts, reports of committees, articles and case laws on the subject, it is found that the grievances of students may include issues related to admissions, withdrawal from the Course, ragging, attendance, debarring from appearing in exams, non-issuance of admit cards, unfair marking, delayed results, issuance of degree and mark
... harassment and discrimination on basis of caste, race, religion or sex etc. But due to weak regulatory mechanism coupled with autonomous behaviour of Indian Universities, the grievances of University's students are not properly addressed. The legal safeguards become essential. We have seen that after ragging was declared an offence, the cases dropped intensely. However, Laws can help to prevent, but not cure. Supreme Court in its decisions observed that it is the duty of teachers to take such care of the pupils as a careful parent would take of his children and they should conduct himself more like some Rishi and also as loco parentis. Further, the educational institutions and the civil society should take sufficient measures for the safety, security and equality. The civic learning is the need of hour and should be an integral component at each and every level of system of education. Many countries have in place proper civic learning at school as well as in higher education. For instance, USA have specially designed courses, while Some others have a civic education in all courses with themes of inequality, diversity, religious oppression, racism, sexism, classism and the like. Having the widened diversity in India, we badly require a similar structure in our system of education.