Institutional values

Gender Equity and Sensitization

Sacred Heart College has progressively become inclusive by accommodating women students from the year 1975 and with the judicial ruling regarding the separate identity of transgender population, made provisions for accommodating students teachers, staff and other workers in that category as demanded by the situation. Our philosophy of gender equality is derived from the stances of Jesus on   gender equality. The relevant principles of the teachings of the church and those of the gender policies of Catholic Bishops Conference of India and Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference had guided policy of the College. The College abides by the principles of the global ethics starting with the Human Rights Declaration, 1948 and the conventions such as CEDAW. It upholds constitutional morality. The College gender policy is to abide by the laws of the country such as   Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and  Redressal) Act, 2013, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 , Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, POCSO, Information Technology Act, 2000 and also the new legislations which are being  introduced in the country from time to time and which have a bearing on the welfare, protection, empowerment and rights of women and transgender. The College shall integrate the spirit of the national level and state level policies including Gender and Empowerment Policy 2010-2020 and Kerala State ‘Women’s policy.

Gender sensitization of the entire students, teachers and staff is a priority activity of the college. There will be appreciation of the vulnerability based on the intersection of gender, class, caste and the urban / rural divides. Gender related conversations will be encouraged in all the academic and non-academic endeavours in the college.

Gender Equity Promotion Programmes Organised

Waste Management

As Sacred Heart College has been making very distinctive contributions in the field of environment and sustainability, it shall pay considerable attention to minimize the production of waste on the campus. This policy envisages to guarantying the moral, social and legal responsibilities of the College in creating an environment-friendly and sustainable world devoid of waste and exploitation of nature. This policy is a guidance document to the faculty, staff and students to behave responsibly in the production of waste, waste segregation, Create consciousness among faculty and students about the ways in which waste is generated and the means by which they can reduce waste generation and manage the waste they produce. This policy is a guidance document to the faculty, staff and students to behave responsibly in the production of waste, waste segregation, storage, handling, transport and disposal.   

Inclusive Environment

 Sacred Heart College, which is founded on the values and principles of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the great social reformer who fought against the heinous practice of untouchability and other social evils of the 18th century Kerala, has incorporated into its constitutional culture, the democratic values of cultural, regional, linguistic and communal harmony. It strives to be an inclusive community by inculcating the values of secularism, regard for moral values and faith in God. The college inculcates these values in its stakeholders and set them as the guiding principles of the college. The faculty, staff and students of the college is a cross section of diverse linguistic, regional, communal and socio-economic background.

 Programmes Organised

Sensitization of the Stakeholders to the Constitutional Values and Obligations

Sacred Heart College takes various initiatives to sensitize the students and faculty to the constitutional obligations: values, rights, duties and responsibilities, by organizing many events and programmes. The mission statement of the college itself insists that it should ensure to provide an environment that enables the students to play a vital role in the nation-building process and contribute to the progress of humanity. So the college organized 91 specific programmes besides many other common programmes to inculcate these values in the students and faculty.

 Programmes Organised

Celebration of National/International Commemorative Days

Sacred Heart College takes great care in promoting the national integrity of the nation and upholding the nationalist, democratic, and secular values envisioned in the constitution of India. The college promotes the principle of unity in diversity and instils in the students a democratic spirit which can transcend all the religious, caste, class and regional distinctions and divisions.  In order to cultivate these values in the students, the college observes national, international commemorative days, events and festivals.

 Activities Organised by the Institution