Prevention of Caste based Discrimination Committee (PCDC)

Discrimination on the basis of caste, locality, social/ economical background or gender is prohibited at Avantika University.

The Prevention of Caste based Discrimination Committee (PCDC) shall understand the terms of the letter from UGC in words and spirit, and initiate continuous actions to ensure that no official or faculty member indulge in any kind of discrimination against any community or category of students, faculty or staff members. Sensitizing officials/ faculty members of the campus while dealing with such cases would also be the responsibility of the committee.

  • As per the letter from University Grants Commission dated 01/03/2016, it was informed that the Officials/ faculty members should desist from any act of discrimination against SC/ ST/ OBC students on grounds of their social origin.
  • The Committee will hear and address complaints regarding caste-based discrimination at Avantika University.
  • At least one member of the committee shall be from reserved category.
  • The Committee will make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor, based on observations and examinations of complaints.
  • Based on the committee’s recommendation, the Vice Chancellor shall give the final decision. The Vice Chancellor may further institute, an Enquiry Committee, if required and deemed fit, for further examination of such complaints.
  • The Committee will follow relevant Acts and Rules of Government of India and Court Orders etc., as applicable from time to time.
  • The Vice Chancellor may call additional members to the meeting, if required, and shall remove such persons from the committee, if complaint is received against those existing members.

The activity of the Committee is a time bound activity and requires actions that would need to be initiated whenever necessary and the reports to be provided to the Vice Chancellor.

The composition of Prevention of Caste based Discrimination Committee (PCDC) is as follows,


Manesh Patil



Muthupandian C.



Ravikumar Jadhav

Member Secretary


Amarnath Solanki



Shambhoolal Parmar



Two representatives of Student Council
(in case of student related complaints)


Process and Functioning

  • A complaint about discrimination or harassment as defined by the regulations may be made in writing by the student/ Faculty or staff to the PCDC.
  • Written complaint should be submitted to either the Chairman or the Secretary of the Prevention of Caste based Discrimination Committee.
  • The complaint shall include sufficient details of the alleged act of discrimination or harassment.
  • On receipt of written complaint, the Anti-Discrimination officer shall initiate the follow-up action including preliminary fact-finding enquiry.
  • Any person aggravated by an order of PCDC may appeal to the Vice Chancellor.