Welcome to Avasar Samanta Ke Sath- Equal Opportunity Cell

In response to the UGC’s XII Plan on Guidelines for Scheme of Equal Opportunity Centre for Colleges and Guidelines for Equitable Opportunity to the Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Groups (SEDGs) in HEIs, Vishwakarma University has set up the Equal Opportunity Centre (EOC) “to oversee the effective implementation of policies and programmes for disadvantaged groups, to provide guidance and counselling with respect to academic, financial, social and other matters and to enhance the diversity within the campus.” The Cell also in accordance with India’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG-4 (quality education), SDG-5 (gender equality), SDG-1 (no poverty), and SDG-8 (decent work and economic growth). Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) addresses the needs of socio-economically disadvantaged groups (SEDGs), as emphasized in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.


To ensure inclusive access and increased participation of Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Groups (SEDGs).


  • Cultivate a culture of empowerment for students from socio-economically disadvantaged groups
  • Establish knowledge and provide awareness on issues related to equal opportunity
  • Provide assistance for weaker groups of students to avail of all permissible scholarships, financial aid, other facilities .
  • Prevent discrimination of all sorts within the university


  • Improving equitable access to quality education for socio-economically disadvantaged groups
  • Extending and ensuring basic facilities and amenities to socio-economically disadvantaged groups for inclusive, healthy, safe, and secure environments on campuses
  • To act with a purpose of sensitization of all stakeholders, policy implementation, monitoring, equalizing access to inclusive quality higher education, ensuring respectful dignity, promoting egalitarian and constitutional values, and grievance redressal in the University.

Inauguration of Avasar Samanta Ke Sath- Equal Opportunity Cell

We are excited to announce the inauguration of Equal Opportunity Cell. The inauguration ceremony marked a significant milestone in promoting diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities within the University. Mr. Mahesh Zagade, Rtd IAS officer, Former Principal Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra inaugurate the Equal Opportunity Cell, “Avasar”. The programme started with a poster presentation and the participants engaged in a vibrant poster presentation competition, showcasing their creativity and insights on pertinent topics of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”. A symbolic moment occurred with the unveiling of the official Logo establishment of the “Avasar”. Moving forward, it is a new chapter in promoting diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunities within the University.


Our Team

Sr. No. Name Designation Role
1 Dr. Nazia Wahid Director Chairperson
2 Prof. Vijaya Hake Liaison Officer of Equal Opportunity Cell Member
3 Prof. Reena Pandey In charge of the Internal Complaint Committee Member
4 Prof. (Dr.) Chetan Kapadnis Director of IQAC Member
5 Prof. Karthika Devan Women Representative Member
6 Ms. Shravani Pendse Students Representative Member
7 Prof. Shruti Das Faculty Representative Member
8 Prof. Noshir Tarapore Faculty Representative Member
9 Dr. M. Parameswaran Faculty Representative Member
10 Prof. Lida Sajímon Faculty Representative Member
11 Mr. Ajay Shigwan Deputy Registrar Member Secretary

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