Applicants are advised that the Honorable Supreme Court of India, vide WritPetition (Civil) No.656 of 1998, has issued an order regarding effective elimination of ragging in academic institutions. The Honorable Court has defined ragging as:“Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear of apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which the student 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.”
The Honorable Court has also given directions regarding the steps that may be taken by an institution, by way of punishment against students indulging in ragging, which may include the following:
- Expulsion from the institution
- Suspension from the institution or classes for a limited period or fine with public apology
- Withholding scholarships or other benefits
- Debarring from representation in events
- Withholding results
- Suspension or expulsion from the hostel/mess
Ragging means causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student whether by way of a practical joke or otherwise to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates his person or exposes him to ridicule or to forbear from doing any unlawful act by intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully containing or injuring or by using criminal force to him or by holding out to him any threat of such intimidation, wrongful restrain, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal forces.
The Institute campus is ragging free and to ensure this, Anti Ragging Committee, Anti Ragging Squad and Mentoring Cell have been formed as per the guidelines of UGC, Medical Council of India and Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.