Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC)

Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) was started as a part of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, since September 2012, with the financial support of University Grants Commission with a one-time grant Rs. 100000/-. The Cell is functioning in association with the Career Guidance and Counseling Cell (CGCC) of the University. Dr. Jose Antony, Professor in Department Social Work is the Director of the Cell, who is assisted by a qualified and full time Counselor. The essential focus of the Cell is the heterogeneous population of students in the University from diverse socio-economic handicaps and geographic backgrounds. It is established for ensuring equity of access and placement opportunities through availability of appropriate institutional support and information.
The Cell had been organizing programmes for the development of the minority students through multi, academic and career opportunities in the University. The mandate of the cell is to make the minority community students equally reachable to the educational and career opportunities, by enhancing their accessibility and utilization of the same. The counselor of the CGCC is also supporting the students from the minority communities in their career and academic related needs to get themselves equally with the students from the forward communities. CGCC has a well furnished library with publications to prepare students for competitive examinations that helps the minority students also. The CGCC provides special accessories for the students with special needs also.
Equal Opportunity Cell provides special training programmes for the minority students to make them aware about the opportunities, reservations and other benefits in association with CGCC. The Cell also provides guidance to the students who come with queries and doubts and conducts Resume review month, especially for our passing out students of graduate and post graduate programmes to keep their resume in an appropriate and professional format. In every year, EOC conducts "Talk on Equal Opportunity" an awareness programme for the minority students and other backward communities of the University about their reservations, scholarships and opportunities of higher studies. These are the activities the cell has been taking up.