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Last Updated: December 1, 2022

 
 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has implemented several measurement systems for the tracking of students’ performance and the likelihood of graduation. These tools enable us to monitor women’s participation and performance compared to men’s. We have also developed a number of schemes, including remedial measures in the event students face challenges in their studies. Whether these schemes are open to all students, regardless of their gender, or have been designed to tackle specific challenges faced by women, such mechanisms enable Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to address and reduce any potential gender-based gap.

These schemes have demonstrated their efficiency as our women graduation trend has kept on increasing until 2021. 2021-22 is a relative inflexion, as the percentage still remains above 90%.

1.Tracking of Female and Male Students Progress

All the students, teachers and parents can track the student’s progress report from AUMS at any time. This proves to be a very valuable tool to track the progress of female students.

Amrita has developed an integrated world-class University Management System which includes an e-learning platform, Amrita Vidya, web-based software for effective management of learning services.

AUMS supports all the major institution-wide administrative and academic services including admission module, administration module, academics module, accounts module, examination module, library, research, rankings, accreditation to name a few.

Parent Portal

Parents can register to access the academic progress of their wards as well as view other details of their life in AMRITA. Registration and authentication is a 3-step process outlined in the Registration Help Document.

If parents do not have an ID, they need to follow a 3-step process to register

2.Counseling Services and Guidance

In order to (i) guide students in planning their courses of study, (ii) advise them on academic programmes and (iii) monitor their progress, the departments will assign a batch (class) of a certain number of students to a faculty member, who will be designated as their Class Counsellor (usual ratio is 1 for 20 students). One among the Counsellors shall be designated as the Faculty Advisor, who shall coordinate the functions of the Class Counsellors.

If students need further help, they can approach the students’ counsellor (psychiatrist) available at their campus. Class Counsellors can thus pay special attention to the progress and studies of female students and notice any issue they may be facing.

3. Remedial Provisions

Should a student fail in an examination, several remedial provisions are made available to support them. Considering the specific challenges faced by female students during the course of their study, their case may receive particular consideration when evaluating available solutions.

Students, who fail or secure an “F” grade in a non-semester course (i.e. courses not offered in the ongoing semester), can apply to write supplementary examinations for the course during the prescribed schedule from the Examination Office, paying the prescribed fee.

Students who have secured an ‘F’ grade in a course may take the supplementary examination for a maximum of three additional attempts (excluding the end-semester examinations) with the same internal marks awarded in their immediate previous exam. If students exhaust all three additional attempts, they will appear for their supplementary exam for the entire 100 marks. The internal marks will not be applicable.

If students wish to improve their internal marks, they can do so by re-registering for the course by choosing any of the appropriate remedial options. In this case, the internal marks obtained by the student will be valid for the end-semester of the reregistered course with three more supplementary attempts.

Remedial options are offered to enable students, including women, to complete the dropped courses or clear the failed courses. Remedial options described in this section are primarily offered to help students improve their internal assessment marks.

  1. Regular Semester Re-registration: Students with “F”, “FA” grades or who have dropped the course can re-register whenever the course is offered during the regular semester. The assessment pattern will be similar as in the regular mode.
  2. Run-time re-do: Certain courses that are not offered during the current semester, are offered as special classes (termed as run time re-do) and the following options are available depending on the operational and logistical convenience of the campus:
    • Course is offered during the last hour of every working day during the semester. Students with “F”, “FA” grades or who have dropped the course being offered can register. The assessment pattern will be similar as in the regular mode.
    • Course is offered on all non-working Saturdays for a duration of 5 hours per Saturday amounting to approximately 30- 40 contact hours. Students with “F”, “FA” grades and those who have dropped the course can register. The assessment pattern will be similar to that in regular mode.
    • Course is offered in contact mode with no regularly scheduled classes. Students with “F” grade with a maximum of two failed courses at the time of the registration are eligible to register for this option. Students with “FA” grade are NOT eligible to register for this option. Students are required to meet the concerned faculty for a minimum of 15 contact hours during the semester. The assessment pattern will be similar to that in regular mode. Students can exercise this option from Semester II as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and subject to the approval of the Department Chairperson. A student is allowed to register for ONLY ONE course under this option.
  3. Second chance examination (that is, an additional examination conducted approximately one month after the publishing of results of the End semester examinations) is allowed for students of Sixth semester (failed in one-sixth semester subject) and students of Eighth semester (failed in one eighth semester subject).
  4. Supplementary examinations and examinations of all other remedial option courses will be evaluated against the most recent grade rule (whenever the course was offered recently in the regular semester).
4. Women-Specific Schemes

1. In case of pregnancy, female students, including PhD students, can take long term leave up to one year and continue their studies after the leave, joining another cohort for PHD students.

2. Female students with children can benefit from Child Care services available on campus: Day care center for young Children – Main Report

3. At the undergraduate level, sometimes, female students may get discouraged by their families to continue their studies, either to pursue a married life or to immediately enter the workplace instead, in order to financially support the family. 

In such cases, course counsellors and mentors are available to exchange with the families, including doing several rounds of discussions, in order to help them analyze the existing options so that students feel supported and do not discontinue their education.

4. Limited family resources might, leave female students with inadequate financial support for higher studies. In some instances where families face financial constraints, scholarships based on merit are offered to female students to support their ongoing education. 

For further information on the scholarships offered specifically to women: Click here 

5. Safety issues, especially in terms of commuting and residing away from home, can be a significant concern for female students and their families, leading to possible drop-out.

This is the reason why Amrita is committed to provide a safe campus for all students, especially, girls, to facilitate safe travel between the buildings and provide robust infrastructure with adequate lighting. Amrita provides girls’ hostels in all its campuses with strict regulation to protect the female students.

Example of hostels’regulation for Coimbatore campus: Click Here

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham buses are available for transporting students and staff from the city and suburbs to the college in all its campuses. Example of commuting route for bus services at Coimbatore: Click here

Amrita students openly contribute to this effort to eradicate violence against women. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25th, 2022, our MSW students in Amritapuri, proudly wearing orange ribbons, showed the aversion to the violence against girls and women and participated to a rally. Stage events were organized in Chennai campus as well.
For further information: Click here

6. Gender bias and discrimination within academic institutions might demotivate women, leading to dropout. 

For gender equality & gender justice in all its intervention & practices, women students can contact the Women’s Complaints and Redressal Cell. The cell is formed to resolve the women’s grievances regarding gender discrimination and sexual harassment complaints of its students.

For further information: Click here

Women’s Complaints and Redressal Cell

Sl.No Name Designation E-Mail ID Mobile No.
1 Dr. K. M. Mini Chairperson k_mini@cb.amrita.edu +91-9486901764
2 Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan Member sasangan@amrita.edu  
3 Dr. M. Nirmala Devi Member m_nirmala@cb.amrita.edu  
4 Dr.C K Shyamala Member ck_shyamala@cb.amrita.edu  
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