As per the UGC Guideline [No. F 1-16/2007 (CPP-II), April, 2009], all forms of ragging in hostels and the college campus are prohibited. Clause 3.4 of the above mentioned regulation defines “Ragging” as:
Any conduct weather 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 cause or 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 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.
Ragging is considered as a cognizable offence under the law of the ragging in all its forms is totally banned in the entire institution, including its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, sports, canteen etc.) whether located within the campus or outside and in all means of transportation of students whether public or private.
Punishable ingredients of ragging are (1) Abetment of ragging (2) Criminal conspiracy to rag (3) unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging (4) public nuisance created during ragging (5) violation of decency and morals through ragging (6) injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt; (7) wrongful restraint (8) wrongful confinement (9) use of criminal force (10) Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences (11) Extortion (12) Criminal trespass(13) Offences against property (14)Criminal intimidation (15) Physical or psychological humiliation (16) All other offences following from the definition of ‘Ragging” (17) Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s).
The College Authority has set up an empowered ‘Anti-Ragging Committee’. Under mentioned disciplinary actions may be taken of any student is found to be involved directly or indirectly in ragging: