Pune: The #MeToo movement seems to have made inroads in the educational circuit as several former students of Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC) came forth with allegations against their seniors and some faculty members.

The students took to social media platforms to share harrowing accounts of harassment. They alleged that the authorities did not do anything even though the incidents were brought to their notice.

Taking the cognisance, the SCMC authorities issued a statement and invited the women for a discussion in the institute through a Google form. The authorities also apologised to the victims and said the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) had been instructed to hear their complaints.

"Dear alumni, we are indeed sorry, if you had to face something like this. But we promise you that if you reach out to the Internal Complaints Committee. We will take steps and actions if need be," the statement said. Adding, "We can start a dialogue without even mentioning your identity. Your one step can go a long way in making someone's life easier."

Symbiosis International University's pro-chancellor Vidya Yeravdekar said that after several allegations made by former students against the faculty, the ICC had been instructed to hear the complaints.