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Ratnadeep Seal

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Ratnadeep Seal
Research Scholar (Ph.D.), Department of Sociology, Assam University, Silchar,788011, India

Seal, Ratnadeep. "SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN: A STUDY OF COLLEGE STUDENTS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 5, May 2019, pp. 3684-3692, Accessed May 2019.
Seal, R. (2019, May). SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN: A STUDY OF COLLEGE STUDENTS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(5), 3684-3692. Retrieved from
Seal, Ratnadeep. "SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN: A STUDY OF COLLEGE STUDENTS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 5 (May 2019), 3684-3692. Accessed May, 2019.


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This paper aims to reveal the patterns of prevalence; experience and redressal of sexual harassment obtained among the female students in the campuses of degree colleges, in Silchar town located in a remote corner of India. The patterns were drawn from the data drawn from, 97 respondents of rural and urban residences in three prominent degree colleges. The results of the study revealed that women are more prone to sexual harassment in urban areas than in rural areas. The findings also revealed that rural and urban students experience sexual harassment differently. Rural students shy more to share their sexual harassment incidences as compared to urban students. The general awareness of the laws is absent in rural areas and, therefore, they do not know the formal procedures for reporting incidents of sexual harassment. Based on these results, the researcher recommends the augmentation of awareness programs in institutions of higher education. Committees must be established in all higher education institutions to monitor the environment and redress sexual harassment.