Annite Support Services

Besides the faculty mentoring system, St. Ann’s College also provides for a Counseling Cell staffed with a professional counselor who is available for students on every Saturday and as per need. The Counselling Cell provides for the holistic development of the personality of an Annite. It helps a student to address and resolve their personal, emotional, relational and academic difficulties. The Cell also focuses on students who do not perform well in their examinations and tend towards absenteeism in class. Annites are encouraged to make use of services of the counselor for their holistic development and emotional wellbeing.

In order to provide for a forum for the staff and the students to express and inform their concerns and genuine grievances, a Grievance Redressal Cell has been constituted with a faculty member in charge of its function. As part of its function, a Suggestion Box is placed in the college office. Annite who may have some genuine grievance may either approach the faculty member in person or drop a note in the Suggestion Box. The faculty-in-charge will discuss the matter with the Management and do the best to resolve the issue justly.

In order to help students, identify their career goals and possibilities, a Career Guidance Cell is established at St. Ann’s College. As part of the Cell, a special reference section is earmarked in the College Library for books and resources on Career Guidance. The Cell also holds guest lecturers, and periodic aptitude and interests tests to identify students’ areas of career interest and skills. The faculty member-in-charge publicizes the activities of the Cell over the bulletin board.

As per UGC Regulations on the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions 2009 and Govt. order no. ED/HE-301/2008/120 dtd. 22/04/2009, ragging in all its forms is totally banned in St. Ann’s College in campus as well as outside where Annites are present. Any behavior or act that comes under the definition of ragging will invite serious censures as deemed fit by the College authority.

Ragging is defined as “any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activity which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise ear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the student to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique pr psyche of a fresher or a junior student.”

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence, as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of St. Ann’s College, anyone found guilty shall receive any one or more of the following disciplinary actions. The decision of the Anti-Ragging Committee shall be final and binding.

  • Cancellation of admission.
  • Suspension from the college.
  • Withholding/withdrawing scholarship or other benefits.
  • Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
  • Withholding results.
  • Debarring from representing College in any regional, national or international event.
  • Suspension/dismissal from the hostel.
  • Rustication from the college for a period up to 4 semesters/2 years.
  • Dismissal from the College and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
  • Fine of Rs. 25,000/-
  • In the case of offences of very grievous or criminal nature, referring the case to the police, besides enforcing one or more of other disciplinary actions mentioned above.
  • Collective punishment when the offence is committed/abetted collectively by a group making it difficult or impossible to identify specifically guilty persons.

St. Ann’s College provides for periodic medical consultation on campus in association with the District Hospital. A team of health professionals are made available occasionally on campus for students to discuss their health-related issues and seek help. Besides the onset medical consultation, periodic seminars health-related matters as well as Health Bulletins over the notice board are organized.

Since 2012, Saint Ann’s College has had a ladies' room for the needs of the female members of the St. Ann’s community. With effect from July 2018, St Ann’s College instituted Women's Cell to further care for the needs of the women on campus. A faculty member is appointed in charge of the cell.

Sexual harassment and gender violence are painful human realities today. St. Ann’s recognizes such potential dangers and provides for a Cell with a teacher-in-charge who works towards prevention of direct or indirect sexual harassment of staff or students on campus.