Internal Committee Against Sexual Harassment (ICASH)

The Government of India (GoI) has enacted the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (the SH Act), 2013. For details, see: (SHe-Box – Ministry of Women & Child Development)

ICASH Policy

  • Sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:
    • Physical contact and advances
    • A demand or request for sexual favours
    • Sexually coloured remarks
    • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature
  • Behaviour such as this constitutes an action unbecoming of a student/staff member of the Institute and will attract appropriate disciplinary action.
  • The Internal Committee Against Sexual Harassment  (ICASH) will provide equal opportunity for all IISc personnel, without regard to gender or age,  to lodge complaints of any sexual harassment in the work place.
  • Any of the following members may be contacted verbally or in writing, at any time, for lodging complaints
    • Prof. Rohini Balakrishnan, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Chair send email (Chair)
    • Prof. Annapoorni Rangarajan, Dept. of Molecular Reproduction, Member Send email
    • Prof. Prabhu R Nott, Chemical Engg., Member Send email
    • Dr. Nirmala R, Medical Officer, Health Centre, Member Send email
    • Mr. Mithun Nair, Assistant Registrar, HR, Member Send email
    • Adv. Sowmya Lakshmi Bhat, Consultant & Co-founder, SASHA (NGO), Bengaluru, External Member (For all cases except the cases between students) Send email (External Member)
    • Adv. Jessamine Mathew, Legal Consultant, SASHA (NGO), Bengaluru, External Member (For cases between students) Send email (External Member)
    • 3 Students elecced through Democratic process