After granting path-breaking menstrual go away to its feminine college students, the well-known Cochin College of Science and Expertise (CUSAT) right here has provided its engineering college students the selection of carrying gender-neutral uniforms.
In a latest order, the Vice-Chancellor of the college has accepted the long-pending demand of the scholars on this regard and gave them the liberty to decide on the gown of their alternative from the present uniforms.
To this point, male college students of the College of Engineering underneath CUSAT needed to put on shirts and pants and feminine college students churidars.
Now, as per the brand new order, they are going to have the choice of carrying both shirts-pants combo or churidar as per their alternative, no matter their gender.
In a letter to the Principal of the College of Engineering, College joint registrar Sobha S made it clear that the brand new directive would come into impact from June 1, 2023.
The Vice-Chancellor has ordered to undertake Gender Impartial Uniform at College of Engineering with out altering the present color (churidar or pants and shirts), the letter stated.
The college authorities took the path-breaking resolution primarily based on a latest illustration submitted by Namitha George, Chairperson of the SFI college students’ union of CUSAT.
Over 2,000 common college students, pursuing varied programs underneath the School of Engineering, are anticipated to learn from the brand new order, stated Namitha.
“There had been casual talks relating to the necessity of gender impartial uniforms for a while amongst college students. Our union formally submitted a illustration urgent the demand lately,” she instructed PTI.
Based mostly on the scholar union’s illustration, the College had first referred to as the assembly of schools after which that of the representatives of assorted pupil unions to take a closing resolution to make uniforms gender-neutral.
“A number of opinions got here up through the assembly. However, lastly all people arrived at a consensus on the matter,” she stated.
Namitha stated there was truly no change within the current uniforms however college students would get a alternative to pick out the uniforms they wish to put on no matter their gender.
Earlier this yr, The CUSAT had granted “menstruation profit” to college students within the type of extra condonation of scarcity of attendance.
Contemplating the long-pending demand of the scholars, it had sanctioned an extra 2 per cent of condonation of scarcity of attendance to feminine college students, in every semester.
An autonomous college, CUSAT has over 8,000 college students in varied streams and greater than half of them are women.
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