PROHIBITION AGAINST RAGGING
1. Application of Rules
These rules shall apply to all the students of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
2. Acts of Indiscipline and Misconduct.
Any act of misconduct committed by a student inside or outside the campus shall be an act of violation of discipline of the University. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, violation of the discipline shall include :
Disruption of teaching, study, examination, research or administrative work, curricular or extra curricular activity or residential life of the members of the University, including any attempt to prevent any member of the University or its staff from carrying on his or her work and doing any act reasonably likely to cause such disruption.
- Damaging or defacing University property or the property of the members of the University or any other property inside or outside the University Campus.
- Engaging in any attempt as wrongful confinement of teachers, officers, employees and students of the University or camping inside or creating nuisance inside the boundaries of houses of teachers, officers and other members of the University.
- Use of abusive and derogatory slogans or intimidatory language or incitement of hatred and violence or any act calculated to further the same.
- Smoking in the University Campus.
- Eve-teasing or disrespectful behaviour to women or girl students.
- Any assault upon or intimidation of or insulting behaviour towards a teacher, officer, employee or student or any other person.
- Causing or colluding in the unauthorised entry of any person in the campus or in the unauthorised occupation of any portion of University premises, including Hostels or Halls of Residence, by any person.
- Getting enrolled in more than one course of study simultaneously in violation of University rules.
- Committing forgery, tampering with or misuse of University documents or records, identification cards etc..
- Furnishing false certificate or false information to any office under the control and jurisdiction of the University.
- Consuming or possessing alcoholic drinks, dangerous drugs or other intoxicants in the University premises.
- Indulging in acts of gambling in the University premises.
- Possessing or using weapons such as knives, lathis, iron chains, iron rods, sticks,
explosives and fire arms in the University premises.
- Arousing communal, caste or regional feelings or creating disharmony among students.
- Not disclosing one’s identity when asked to do so by an employee or officer of the University who is authorized to ask for identity.
- Tearing of pages, defacing, burning or destroying books of any library or seminar.
- Unauthorized occupation of Hostel Rooms or unauthorised use of University furniture in one’s Hostel Room or elsewhere.
- Accommodating guests or other persons in Hostel without permission of the competent authority.
- Improper rendering of accounts for money drawn from or through any office under the control and jurisdiction of the University.
- Coercing the medical staff to render medical assistance to persons not entitled for the same or any other disorderly behaviour.
- Any act of moral turpitude.
- Any offence under law.
- Committing any of the offences specified in the examination (Control of unfair means and disorderly conduct) of the University.
- Violation of Traffic Rules as notified by the Proctor.
- Pasting of posters or distributing pamphlets, handbills etc. of objectionable nature or writing on walls and disfiguring building.
- Any other act which may be considered by the Vice-Chancellor or the Discipline Committee to be an act of violation of discipline.
3. Disciplinary Action.
Without any prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor as specified under Statute 39, the following Officers are authorized to take disciplinary action by way of imposing penalties as specified in Clause 4 of these regulations other than those specified in Sub-Clause (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii) & (xiv):
- Deans of the Faculties/Dean, Students Welfare.
- Heads of the Departments
- Principals of the Colleges/Institutions
- Any other person employed by the University and authorised by the Vice-Chancellor for the purpose provided that the penalties on the offences relating to Examinations will be dealt with by the relevant bodies.
4. Nature of Penalties :
The following penalties may, for acts of indiscipline or misconduct or for good and sufficient reasons, be imposed on a student, namely:
Written warning and information to the guardian.
- Fine as may be warranted by the nature of case.
- Suspension from the Class/Department/College/Hostel/Mess/Library or withdrawal of any other facility of this nature.
- Suspension or cancellation of scholarships, fellowships or any financial assistance from any source, or recommendation to that effect to the sanctioning agency.
- Recovery of pecuniary loss caused to University property.
- Debarring from participation in Sports/NCC/NSS and other such activities.
- Disqualifying from holding any representative position in the Class/ College/ Hostel/ Mess/Sports/Clubs and in similar other bodies.
- Hostel shift and Hall shift.
- Expulsion from the Department/Faculty/Hostel.Mess/Library/Clubs for a specified period.
- Debarring from an examination.
- Non-issue of Migration Certificate.
- Expulsion from the University for a specified period.
- Disqualifying from further studies, or prohibition for future admission or re-admission.
- Any student against whom an allegation of misconduct has been made may be suspended from the rolls of the University by the Vice-Chancellor, pending enquiry or pending trial on a cognizable offence by a court of Law.
5. Opportunity to be Given before Award of Penalty
No penalty, provided in sub-clauses (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), (xiii) and (xiv) of Clause 4 shall be imposed without giving to the student a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
6. Review of/Appeal against the Penalty
A review would lie to the Officer issuing the orders within seven days, and an appeal would lie against the orders of the authorities mentioned in these rules (except the Vice-Chancellor) to the Proctorial Board. The Board may also review its decision at its own.
7. 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 Petition No. 656 of 1998 ‘Vishwa Jagriti Mission V/s 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.
8. Check on the menace of sexual harassment and violence against females
Sexual harassment is taken as a serious act of indiscipline. A Committee, constituted by the Vice-Chancellor under the Chairmanship of Prof. Mrs. Sunita Malhotra, Dept. of Psychology, will check the menace of sexual harassment and violence against females. The “Sexual Harassment” includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or by implication and includes physical contact and advances, a demand or request for sexual favours, sexually-coloured remarks, showing pornography or any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
The Committee shall take all precautionary measures to prevent sexual harassment and violence against female students in the University. It shall also ensure that there is no hostile environment towards females. No female student should have reasonable ground to believe that she is at a disadvantage or is being discriminated against. If any complaint of sexual harassment comes to the notice of the Committee, immediate disciplinary action along with appropriate action in accordance with the law would be taken.