University Grants Commission (UGC) recommends the measures for ensuring the safety of women and programs for gender sensitization on campuses. According to the task force appointed by UGC, the recommendations include the need for setting up Women's Development Cell and Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell at colleges and universities. "Women’s studies centres in universities and women’s development cells in colleges must be strengthened and provided the means to function autonomously. At the same time they should be enabled to work together with gender sensitization cells and committees on campuses on educational and preventive work.
Women cell of Mar Elias College functions with the following purposes:
1.To make them aware of their rights.
2.To help them in knowing the importance of good health and nutrition and facilities available for them.
3.To help them in developing decision making abilities and be self-dependent.
4.To help them in raising their voice against all kinds of discrimination.
5.To help them in changing their mind sets.
6.To assist them in overall development of their personality.
Women's Development Cell at Mar Elias College is a body of five lady teachers, presided by the Principal.
Mrs.Jubilin Jose, Department of Computer Science & Applications
Ms. Shantymol Shaji, Department of Management.
Mrs. Jili K.Eldhose, Dept. Of Commerce, Mrs. Divya,Dept. Of Commerce, Mrs. Anugraha T.P, Dept. Of Commerce, Mrs. JinuMary Jacob, Dept. Of Languages.