A Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) Committee in a college is a specialized body or cell dedicated to addressing the concerns, promoting the welfare, and advocating for the rights of students and faculty belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities. Here’s an overview of its functions and activities
Advocacy and Representation:
The SC/ST Committee serves as an advocate and representative for SC and ST students and faculty within the college community. It raises awareness about the unique challenges and barriers faced by SC/ST individuals and advocates for their rights and interests.
The committee advocates for policies and initiatives that promote the inclusion, representation, and empowerment of SC/ST students and faculty within the college. This may include advocating for affirmative action measures, scholarships, mentorship programs, and support services tailored to the needs of SC/ST communities.
The SC/ST Committee works to ensure equitable allocation of resources, including financial aid, academic support, infrastructure, and other resources, to SC/ST students and departments within the college. It advocates for budgetary allocations and resource distribution mechanisms that address the specific needs of SC/ST communities.
The committee provides support services and resources to SC/ST students to enhance their academic success, personal development, and overall well-being. This may include counseling services, academic advising, tutoring, career guidance, and access to financial aid and scholarships.
Awareness and Sensitization:
The SC/ST Committee conducts awareness campaigns, workshops, and training sessions to raise awareness about issues related to caste discrimination, social exclusion, and affirmative action policies. It promotes sensitivity, understanding, and solidarity among students, faculty, and staff towards SC/ST communities.