Safety/Security

Stringent measures and strict rules are employed at our campus.

As a college, we believe that protecting the interests of our students is non-negotiable. We take every possible measure to ensure that our students have access to a learning environment that is safe, secure and enjoyable.

Here are some of the security measures that are in place at our campus:

  • Each campus was designed and constructed with the conscious thought of safety in mind. In addition to vantage points, staff rooms are strategically situated so that teachers may keep an eye on the corridors and student activity at all times.
  • Each of the campuses is brightly lit. Our colleges were built with the intention of heavily relying on natural wind and sunlight during the college hours. We do not have rooms that are secluded or dark. Every room has a glass panel that assures visibility of any activity taking place.
  • Each of our campuses has a resident security. Once the college begins, gates are closed and entry and exit is completely restricted. A security guard is stationed at the college gate to register and monitor individuals who enter the campus. Our teachers have the right to question any unfamiliar face on campus by politely approaching them. In this regard, we request our parents to kindly avoid pressuring the college to allow them to visit their child’s class to drop off something.
  • All campus civil maintenance related works are carried out post college hours thereby prohibiting any service provider into our premises. However, if there is anything that requires urgent attention, there is a female campus in-charge at each our colleges, who escorts all servicemen.
  • We have a central team that oversees safety and security for all our campuses. This team checks the background of every member of the support staff. Headed by a former Inspector General of Police, we believe we are well-equipped for challenges that may come our way.
  • Our campuses have been provided with tight CCTV surveillance that cover corridors and meeting-points of every floor.
  • A student protection committee has been constituted to help work towards a safer college environment. Faculty members have also been sensitized about this issue..
  • There are separate male and female washrooms for students and teaching staff. Drivers, security access an external washroom which is not within the campus.
  • The college offers co-curricular activities from reputed and verified individuals or companies. We have our teaching staff oversee their classes too. This gives the college authorities an idea of their effectiveness and ensures that they are within the college expectations.
  • Our older students have been instructed to keep an eye out for any irregular activity and to report in the event of trouble or difficulty. A student committee is in place to help younger students in need of any sort of assistance. We trust our students to help us build a safe and conducive environment for the Ekya family.
  • Our college leadership conducts frequent classroom observations of all teachers, including all department. An evaluation of pedagogy, rapport and content is done to help understand the teachers better.
  • To be prepared in the event of any emergency, students are made aware of the fire evacuation procedures. Members of our staff are trained in First-Aid. In addition to the in-house College Nurse, there is a doctor on call to address any medical emergencies.
  • Our students are regularly educated about good touch and bad touch. We also discuss safety norms at college which include digital citizenship, ethics and internet safety. We request the parents also to speak to their students about the same at home.

At MVM, we have also ensured the safety and security of our students is met not just within the college campus but also while using the college transportation. Here are the safety measures that we have:

  • GPS tracking systems are installed on all our college buses which lets us monitor their locations.
  • Each bus has a lady attendant who accompanies the students during pickup and drop-off. A few of our teachers join them in the morning.
  • Our drivers and attendants have been given strict instructions, in terms of their behaviour in the bus. They are always seated in the front of the bus and not with the students.
  • Workshops are conducted for our security staff, drivers and attendants at regular intervals to reiterate the importance of their duty and sensitize them regarding the safety of our students.
  • Parents are requested to lend their support in ensuring safe travel of their wards and all students on the bus. Being on time at the pickup and drop-off points would help keep the students safe and will ensure smooth functioning of the transport department. Parents are requested to avoid calling the driver when he is at the wheel.
  • With a dedicated transport in-charge, headed by a centralized team, the drivers and attendants are continuously briefed and checked. Surprise checks are conducted on the buses at regular intervals to ensure that all safeguards are in place.
  • Students using our transportation services have been provided with Bus ID cards. You can view the route numbers and pickup/drop-off points here.

The above mentioned processes are in all place, under the strict supervision of our principals.

As a college, we are dedicated to ensure a safe learning environment for our students. We believe that safety and security is a shared responsibility of the society and parents play an important role. We kindly request our parents’ support to ensure that our students are guided and educated with this regard.

We believe that it is important to protect the sanctity of our students and the innocence of their childhood. We’d also like to add that, as parents and teachers, we shouldn’t spread panic among students.