The (Gender) Role of a Professor

Universities across the country must think deeply about these relevant questions around ‘gender equality’ and ‘discrimination on the basis of sex and gender’. None can operate in a silo implementing its own set of norms and expectations based on traditional notions of gender roles. It is extremely necessary for educational institutions to define their code of conduct, gender role norms, and disciplining practices for its faculty members and students in line with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. There are far-reaching consequences for dealing with such sensitive matters on an ad-hoc and informal basis.
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