Measures to curb Ragging
Actions to be taken against students for indulging and abetting ragging in technical institutions The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents.
Definition of Ragging
“Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic, identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background”
Ragging means the doing of any act which cause, or is likely to cause any physical, psychological harm of apprehension or shame or embarrassment to a student includes:
Ragging is illegal and punishable in strictest and most exemplary terms as per the ruling of the Supreme Court of India. East student must show due respect and courtesy to the Institute Teachers, administrators, officers, employees and visitors. They must not infringe upon the rights of fellow students. In the event of proceeding on unscheduled leave on accounts of illness, family matter, etc., students must inform the Warden, faculty adviser and the concerned Head of The Department. The Institute facilities/amenities such as library, Internet, Playgrounds, hostels, Laboratories and classrooms must be used responsibly. Any wilful damage and misuse of the facilities/amenities constitutes an act of discipline. In the event of an illegal activity in the campus, the institute is obligated to permit the police and judiciary intervention. In the event of student’s involvement in any activity outside the campus which is punishable by the law of the land, the institute shall in no way provide any support to them and will not be responsible either for any action. All major acts of Indiscipline, which may have serious implications on the general body of students, and which may warrant a uniform and more formalized nature of investigation, shall be handled by the students Disciplinary Committee. Based on the recommendations this committee with the Principal as the chairman, the management approves the punishment recommended. For an offence committed (a) in the Department or a class room and (b) elsewhere, the Head of the Department shall have the authority to reprimand or impose fine or take any other suitable measure. All cases involving punishment other than reprimand shall be reported to the chairman of the standing Disciplinary Committee.