In response to the Vishaka Judgment passed by the Supreme Court in 1997, the University of Mumbai set up the ‘University Women Development Cell (UWDC)’ in 2001 with the key purpose of making the University a gender-sensitive space. The University also directed all its affiliated colleges to set up a ‘Women Development Cell’ at college level.
In compliance of this directive of the University, the Women Development Cell of HVPS Law College is formed with an aim to prevent sexual harassment, promote well being of all the female students and staff members and create a gender sensitized community within campus as well as in the society.
“Ragging in all its forms is totally banned in this institution including in its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, cafeteria and the like) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private. The institution shall take strict action including but not limited to criminal proceeding and/or cancellation of admission against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging and the burden of proof shall hereby lie on the perpetrator of alleged ragging and not on the victim. An offence of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on independent finding of the Anti Ragging Squad. The Institution is bound by the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions 2009.“
The formally constituted Vigilance squad of the college takes frequent supervisory rounds of the college to ensure safety of girls. The Security personnel and watchman also ensure that students are safe in the premises. College has CCTV at the enterance, canteen, labs and all floors. Video survelliance acts as a deterrent to any untoward incidents.
- Eve-teasing/Harassment is totally banned in the premises.
- The college has a vigilance squad for protection of girl students.
- The college has Women Development Cell (WDC).
- Offenders will be punished as per law.
- Helpline: 022 25151763 (WDC) 103 (Police).
The purpose of Moot Court Association is to educate members on trial advocacy, and to prepare them for law school and law school studies by:
- Promoting critical thinking and advanced problem solving skills.
- Promoting cooperation and partnership amongst students.
- Promoting an environment of growth and responsibility.
- Promoting education and learning.
- Providing for the exchange of information, ideas, and opinions through the organization.
- Fostering a sense of community and companionship .
- Promoting and developing leadership opportunities for students.