5. Gender Equality

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU) is committed to fostering robust gender equality within the institution, as demonstrated by:
  • Ensuring a balanced representation of females among both students and senior academicians.
  • Establishing an Internal Complaints Committee in accordance with UGC guidelines to address issues related to the sexual harassment of women.
  • Empowering women across various professional domains, including participation in research, conference attendance, and recognition through publication incentives and awards.
  • Conducting regular awareness sessions on gender harassment and its repercussions.
  • Organizing activities such as self-defence techniques training during Women's Day celebrations at DPU and its constituent units.
  • Addressing health and hygiene concerns by providing facilities like sanitary hygiene products, dispensers, and incinerators in ladies' washrooms.
  • Enhancing campus security with female security guards and bouncers, even beyond regular working hours, to ensure the safety of women.
  • Implementing a comprehensive CCTV surveillance system throughout the DPU campus.
  • Establishing a Policy for Women Support Schemes, covering admissions, scholarships, mentoring, participation, and acceptance at all career levels.
  • Enforcing a Non-Discrimination Policy that encompasses gender, transgender, disability, caste, creed, religion, and language, reinforcing DPU's commitment to creating an inclusive and respectful environment.
  • Incorporating maternity leave provisions for women in the Human Resource Policy, demonstrating DPU's dedication to supporting women throughout their work periods.