A group of 5 to 10 students are assigned to a teacher who will monitor and assist the students in academics and overall development. Orientation programs for fresh entrants, training in leadership, public speaking, effective communication, facing interviews are conducted regularly. Student support programs such as student welfare cell, placement & guidance cell and women's wing address the academic and psychological needs of the students.
Women students can also avail counselling and guidance from the Women's Cell. Women Counsellors are available in the Students’ Wellness Centre. The Women's cell conducts sensitization programs for women students and staff regarding their rights, opportunities, redressal avenues.
NitteDU has a zero-tolerance policy on ragging and any other form student bullying. Every student and his/her parent/guardian is required submit an affidavit confirming compliance to the UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions. The University has an Anti-Ragging Committee chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Satheesh Kumar Bhandary. Each of the Constituent Colleges have Institutional Anti-Ragging Committees headed by the respective Deans / Principals.
The UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions and a copy of the proforma for Affidavits maybe accessed here
NitteDU is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, teachers and non-teaching staff can work together in an environment free of violence, harassment, exploitation, intimidation and stress. This includes all forms of gender violence, sexual harassment and discrimination based on sex/gender or amongst the same sex members. Every member of the NU should be aware that while the NU is committed to the right to freedom of expression and association, it strongly supports gender equality and opposes any form of gender discrimination and violence.
A Committee Against Sexual Harassment is constituted to promote a harassment free, healthy environment on campus. The current members of the Committee are:
The University’s policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment may be accessed here.
NitteDU is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment that is free of alcohol and ‘Substance’ abuse. ‘Substance’ abuse harms students, threatens the safety of the environment, and disrupts the educational process and defeats the purpose for which a student is being educated. While the University takes a serious view of alcohol and ‘substance’ abuse on its campus, it strongly believes that the best way to maintain an appropriate campus environment with respect to drugs and alcohol is through preventive education about the dangers of drug abuse and compassionate attention to the needs of those who may require help with alcohol or other drug-related problems. To that end, the University provides on-campus support programs and services as well as information about related services that are available in the local community.
A Committee to promote a Substance-free campus is in place and its current composition is as follows:
The University’s policy on Prevention of Substance Abuse may be accessed here.
The International Student Cell facilitates all aspects of welfare of students from foreign countries including admissions, travel and stay regulations, campus stay and academic matters. International students may contact Mrs. Sayi Prasanna Hegde, Deputy. Director (Admin) and International Students Cell Co-ordinator for assistance.
A healthy university aspires to create a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health, wellbeing and sustainability. The UK Healthy Universities Network supports its members to develop and implement ‘whole university’ approaches to health, wellbeing and sustainability. It is part of a global movement calling upon higher education institutions to:
Students of NitteDU have access to comprehensive health care facilities at the Teaching Hospital attached to the University.
Awareness and health education programs on sexual and reproductive health are conducted for students and staff. Free counselling and referral services are provided if required while maintaining confidentiality. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, the teaching hospital attached to the University, offers family planning, antenatal and postnatal care, general gynaecology, infertility services, cancer screening for gynaecological oncology.
Free counselling, out-patient and referral services for students.
Location & Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, OPD Block, Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore - 575018
Working hours: 9:00 am to 4:00pm, Monday to Saturday (Except on University holidays)