Prohibition of Ragging

The instruction for curbing ragging as conveyed by the UGC vide letter No. FA-I/ 97 (CPP-II) dated 7th July, 2001 in view of the judgement of Supreme Court in Civil Writ etition No. 656 of 1998 ‘Vishwa Jagriti Mission vs Centre Govt.’ given below shall be adhered to strictly :

Ragging in educational institutions is banned and any one indulging in ragging is likely to be punished appropriately, which punishment may include expulsion from the Institute, suspension from the institution or classes for a limited period or fine with a public apology. The punishment may also take the shape of (i) withholding scholarships or other benefits (ii) debarring from representation in events (iii) withholding results (iv) suspension or expulsion from hostel or mess, and the like.(v) lodging of FIR to local police. If the individuals committing or abetting ragging are not/ cannot be identified, collective punishment can be awarded to act as a deterrent.

Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness to any other student, indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities which cause or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in freshers or junior students or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such students will not do in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment, so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student will be deemed to be an act of ragging.

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in SLP(C) No. 24295/2004 in the matter of University of Kerala V/s Council of Principals, Colleges of Kerala and others has ordered that if any incident of ragging comes to the notice of the authority, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain, and if his explanation is not found satisfactory, the authority would expel him from the Institution.

The applicants at the time of admission are required to give an affidavit (Appendix-O) against ragging.

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