- Those found guilty of ragging may be awarded one or more of the following punishments, namely: (vide clause 9 of UGC regulations on curbing the menace of ragging dated 17th June, 2009)
- Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges. 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.
- Cancellation of admission.
- Rustication from the Institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
- Expulsion from the Institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
- Fine of Rs. 2500
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WHAT CONSTITUTES RAGGING
Vide clause 3 of UGC regulations on curbing the menace of ragging dated 17thJune, 2009 Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts.
- Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student.
- Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
- Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing of generating a sense of shame, or torment of embarrassment so as to adversely effect of physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student.
- Any act by the senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
- Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or group students.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student.
- Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person.
- Any act of abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic from activity or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student.
- Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student.
- With or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher of any other student.
Action to be taken by the Head of the Institution
(vide clause 7 of UGC regulations on curbing the menace of ragging dated 17th June 2009).
On receipt of recommendation of the Anti-Ragging Squad or on receipt of any information concerning any reported incident of ragging, the Head of Institution shall immediately determine if a case under the penal laws is made out and if so, either on his own or through a member of the Anti-Ragging Committee authorized by him in this behalf, proceed to file a First Information Report (FIR), within twenty four hours of receipt of such information or recommendation, with the police and local authorities, under the appropriate penal provisions relating to one or more of the following,
- Abetment to ragging
- Criminal conspiracy to rag
- Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
- Public nuisance created during ragging
- Violation of decency and morals through ragging
- Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt
- Wrongful restraint
- Wrongful commitment.
- Use of criminal force
- Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences
- Criminal trespass
- Offences against property
- Criminal intimidation
- Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s) , Threat to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s) , Physical or psychological humiliation
- All other offences following from the dentition of “Ragging”