Ragging of any kind is banned by law. Students who are found guilty of ragging will be dealt with severe punishment and appropriate action. Court directive to educational institutions on ragging will be strictly followed to ensure no such activity takes place on Campus. The following acts will be considered as ragging as per the directions from Hon’ble Supreme Court and other statutory bodies:-
(a) Ragging has several aspects with, among others, psychological, social, political, economic, cultural, and academic dimensions.
(b) Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student should be considered within the academics related aspect of ragging; similarly, exploiting the services of a junior student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of seniors is also an aspect of academics related ragging prevalent in many institutions, particularly in the technical institutions.
(c) Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a junior student by senior students should be considered an aspect of ragging for ragging economic dimensions.
(d) Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestured, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person can be put in the category of ragging with criminal dimensions.
(e) Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, snail-mails, blogs, public insults should be considered within the psychological aspects of ragging. This aspect would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to others; the absence of preparing ‘freshers’ in the run up to their admission to higher education and life in hostels also can be ascribed as a psychological aspect of ragging – coping skills in interaction with seniors or strangers can be imparted by parents as well. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of students also can be described in terms of the psychological aspects of ragging.
Every student should give an undertaking that he/she will not indulge in any form of ragging. Any student is involved in ragging will be punished as per the rules and regulations formed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and other statutory bodies. Any student who wants to see the detailed version of anti-ragging document can approach the concerned Course Coordinator.