Measures to curb Ragging

  • Anti-Ragging Committee is constituted with the representatives of faculty members, representative of student's category as well as senior students.
  • The mobile numbers of all the committee members are given to the fresher's to contact when the need arises and also displayed at prominent places in campus.
  • Anti-Ragging squad has been constituted comprising of faculty members to make surprise visits to very sensitive location within the campus, hostels and outside the campus.

Actions to be taken against students for indulging and abetting ragging in technical institutions The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents.

  • Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.
  • The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution shall take an appropriate decision, with regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging.
  • Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following:- Cancellation of admission Suspension from attending classes Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process Withholding results Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc. Suspension/expulsion from the hostel Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution. Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.
  • An appeal against the order of punishment by the Anti-Ragging Committee shall lie, In case of an order of an institution, affiliated to or constituent part, of the University, to the Vice-Chancellor of the University; In case of an order of a University, to its Chancellor. In case of an institution of national importance created by an Act of Parliament, to the Chairman or Chancellor of the institution, as the case may be.

Definition of Ragging

“Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic, identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background”

Ragging means the doing of any act which cause, or is likely to cause any physical, psychological harm of apprehension or shame or embarrassment to a student includes:

  • Teasing or abusing or playing practical joke on or causing hurt to any student.
  • Asking any student to do any act, or perform anything, which he/she would not, in the ordinary course, be willing to do or perform.
  • Ragging is different from other crimes because the motive is solely to get perverse Pleasure.

Social Conduct

Ragging is illegal and punishable in strictest and most exemplary terms as per the ruling of the Supreme Court of India. East student must show due respect and courtesy to the Institute Teachers, administrators, officers, employees and visitors. They must not infringe upon the rights of fellow students. In the event of proceeding on unscheduled leave on accounts of illness, family matter, etc., students must inform the Warden, faculty adviser and the concerned Head of The Department. The Institute facilities/amenities such as library, Internet, Playgrounds, hostels, Laboratories and classrooms must be used responsibly. Any wilful damage and misuse of the facilities/amenities constitutes an act of discipline. In the event of an illegal activity in the campus, the institute is obligated to permit the police and judiciary intervention. In the event of student’s involvement in any activity outside the campus which is punishable by the law of the land, the institute shall in no way provide any support to them and will not be responsible either for any action. All major acts of Indiscipline, which may have serious implications on the general body of students, and which may warrant a uniform and more formalized nature of investigation, shall be handled by the students Disciplinary Committee. Based on the recommendations this committee with the Principal as the chairman, the management approves the punishment recommended. For an offence committed (a) in the Department or a class room and (b) elsewhere, the Head of the Department shall have the authority to reprimand or impose fine or take any other suitable measure. All cases involving punishment other than reprimand shall be reported to the chairman of the standing Disciplinary Committee.

Types of Ragging

  • Physical Abuse - for example, forcing to eat, drink or smoke, forcing to dress or undress.
  • Verbal Abuse - for example swear words and phrases direct or indirect derogatory references to the person s appearance, attire, religion, caste, family or chosen field of study.
  • Forced activity - for example chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, cleaning rooms, etc., missing classes. Not being allowed to study, staying awake late or getting up at unreasonable times. Singing or dancing or performing in any other way.
  • Using foul language or shouting or cheering loudly.
  • Misbehaving with strangers, particularly woman.