Anti Ragging Cell

Antiragging Committee

1-   Dr. Jitendra Mishra               -        Co-ordinator

2-   Prof. Ashok Verma                -        Member

3-   Dr. Shashi Kiran Kujur         -        Member

4-   Prof. Manish Sarvaiya          -        Member

5-   Dr. Rishiraj Pandey               -        Member



Rules& Regulations for Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging The All IndiaCouncil For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi vide its Notification no.37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 25-03-2009 has taken a very serious view of raggingincidences in educational institutions and on Directions of the Hon’ble SupremeCourt of India vide its Order dated 16.5.2007 has ordered strict implementationof following rules & regulations for Prevention and prohibition of Raggingin technical Institutions.

Various Types of Ragging

TheHon’ble Supreme Court has, inter-alia, mentioned the following types ofragging:-

1.Ragging has several aspects with, among others, psychological, social,political, economic, cultural, and academic dimensions.

2. Anyact that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of astudent should be considered within the academics related aspect of ragging;similarly, exploiting the services of a junior student for completing theacademic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of seniors is also anaspect of academics related ragging prevalent in many institutions,particularly in the technical institutions.

3. Anyact of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a juniorstudent by senior students should be considered an aspect of ragging forragging economic dimensions.

4. Anyact of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexualassaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestured, causing bodilyharm or any other danger to health or person can be put in the category ofragging with criminal dimensions.

5. Anyact or abuse by spoken words, emails, snail-mails, blogs, public insults shouldbe considered within the psychological aspects of ragging. This aspect wouldalso include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill fromactively or passively participating in the discomfiture to others; the absenceof preparing ‘freshers’ in the run up to their admission to higher educationand life in hostels also can be ascribed as a psychological aspect of ragging –coping skills in interaction with seniors or strangers can be imparted byparents as well. Any act that affects the mental health and selfconfidence ofstudents also can be described in terms of the psychological aspects ofragging.

6. Thehuman rights perspective of ragging involves the injury caused to thefundamental right to human dignity through humiliation heaped on juniorstudents by seniors; often resulting in the extreme step of suicide by thevictims.

Actionsto be taken against students for indulging and abetting in Ragging in technicalinstitutions Universities including Deemed to be University imparting technicaleducation:-

1. Thepunishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to beexemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence ofsuch incidents. The students who are found to be indulged in ragging should bedebarred from taking admission in any technical institution in India.

2. Everysingle incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filedwithout exception by the institutional authorities with the local policeauthorities.

3. Dependingupon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-RaggingCommittee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guiltyof ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of thefollowing. (i) Cancellation of admission (ii) Suspension from attending classes(iii) Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits (iv)Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process(v) Withholding results (vi) Debarring from representing the institution in anyregional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.(vii) Suspension/expulsion from the hostel (viii) Rustication from theinstitution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters (ix) Expulsion from theinstitution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.(x) Fine of Rupees 25,000/- (xi) Collective punishment: when the personscommitting or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institutionshall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure communitypressure on the potential raggers.

 4. The institutional authority shall intimatethe incidents of ragging occurred in their premises along with actions taken tothe Council immediately after occurrence of such incident and inform the statusof the case from time to time.

5.Courts should make an effort to ensure that cases involving ragging are takenup on priority basis to send the correct message that ragging is not only to bediscouraged but also to be dealt with sternness.