Anti Ragging

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What is ragging?

According to The Supreme Court of India, in its judgment on the Vishwajagriti Mission vs Government of India case, delivered on August 3, 2001, ragging is "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 indisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such 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." In other words ragging need not necessarily be an incident that is violent or obscene. Even if a junior student is put in a situation where he or she feels intimidated or embarrassed by the senior students, the action could be construed as ragging. However, in most educational institutions, heads of institutions tend to define an incident as ragging, only if a junior student gets injured or if violent acts or acts of a sexual nature are involved.

Notification regarding Prevention of Ragging..

This is to bring to your notice that the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and Government of India have totally banned ragging in the educational institutions. Serious action will be taken against students found indulging in any act of ragging, as per the orders of the Hon'ble Supreme Court.

The recommendation of the committee constituted by the Hon'ble Supreme Court has been adopted by the University Grant Commission in the Expert Committee meeting held on 15th February, 2009 and has been duly notified in the form of UGC Regulations on Curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 vide their notification No.F.1-16/2007(CPP-II) dated 17th June, 2009.

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