Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi strives for excellence. Transparency and efficiency are the two precursors for achieving excellence in the services rendered by the institute. This is done by letting people know the mandate of the different sections of the administration, the procedures involved, requisite documentation and the commensurate service related expectations. In the Indian Institute of Technology, administration is a staff function organizationally and therefore has a mandate of supporting teaching, research and translational research through consulting on newer technological problems. For IIT (BHU), Varanasi, “Education is Sanskar”. Administration is also expected to develop and sustain right Sanskar amongst its fellow members. Hence, it is assured that the administration of IIT (BHU), Varanasi will be humble, polite, adept, professional, prompt, accountable, and transparent on the issues being handled.

Institute follows the following policies:

  1. Development of a dynamic governance system for implementation of equality along with diversity and inclusion in the campus.
  2. Conduct of government audits to check the accountability of the strategies which laid the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in the campus.
  3. Review of implementation of existing policies and its progress.
  4. Re-dressal of grievances related to inequalities due to caste, creed, race, gender or disability.

As per R&P rules, the Institute adopted such a policy regarding employment in the Institute which shall be open to all, regardless of race, religion, caste or creed, disability, immigration status and the area/ place of residence in the world. https://iitbhu.ac.in/contents/institute/admin/doc/RPN-2019.pdf

The R&P rules of the Institute provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The employment decisions at the Institute are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. IIT (BHU) does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. As per 1 st Statutes of the Institute, employees with questions or concerns about discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their supervisor. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without any fear. Anyone found to be engaging in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, as per Government of India rules.

             Conduct Rules for the Employees in Schedule C in the first Statute of IIT (BHU) laid down the principles to be followed by each employee with respect to expectations of the Institute regarding employees’ behavior towards their colleagues, supervisors and overall organization

             Institute promotes freedom of expression and open communication. But it expects all employees to follow code of conduct. They should avoid offending, participating in serious disputes and disrupting our workplace. Institute also expects them to foster a well-organized, respectful and collaborative environment.

             Bribery of any sort shall not be paid or accepted from stakeholders, clients, suppliers, politicians, government / public official or general public etc for or on behalf of the Institute.

             As per point No. 10 Gifts: No employee shall, except with the previous sanction of the competent authority, accept or permit spouse or any other member of family to accept from any person other than relations any gift of more than 'trifling value.' The interpretation of the term 'trifling value' shall be the same as laid down in Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 as amended from time to time.

             As per point No. 11 Private Trade or Employment: No employee shall, except with the previous permission of the competent authority, engage directly or indirectly in any trade or business or any private tuition or undertake any employment outside official assignments. Provided that the above restrictions shall not apply to academic and other related activities mentioned in clause 3 undertaken with the prior permission of the competent authority which may be given subject to guidelines framed by the Board.

As per point No. 14 Representations: Institute provides opportunities to its aggrieved employees without any discrimination with justice.

(a) Whenever an employee wishes to put forth any claim, or seeks redressal of any grievance or of any wrong done, must forward case through proper channel, and shall not forward any advance copies of request or application to any higher authority, unless the lower authority has rejected the claim, or refused relief, or the disposal of the matter is delayed by more than three months.

(b) No employee shall be signatory to any joint representation addressed to the authorities for redress of any grievance or for any other matter.

             As per point No. 22. Appeal : Institute provides each employee a mechanism for redressal of his grievance by statutory means. A member of the staff aggrieved by any order imposing penalty passed by the Director shall be entitled to prefer an Appeal to the Board against the order. A member of the staff aggrieved by any order passed by the Board against him inflicting a penalty on him shall be entitled to prefer an Appeal to the Visitor against the order.

             As per point No. 13. Marriage : this provision lies in the interest of women, it mentions that no employee who has wife living shall contract another marriage without first obtaining the permission of the Board of Governors notwithstanding that a subsequent marriage is permissible under the personal and religious law for the time being applicable.

             Ragging in any form is a punishable offense in IIT(BHU), Varanasi. Anti-ragging committee is constituted every year. 

             Security services for the staff and students on campus are provided by the Proctor’s office under the directions of the Proctorial board.


             For more information, First Statutes: