IMPORTANT ANTI-RAGGING GUIDELINES
(Based on UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009.)
What constitutes Ragging?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 in disciplined activities by any 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 or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student;
- any act by a 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 a group of students;
- any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
- 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 or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively 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 or any other student.
Measures for prevention of Ragging at the Institute level
- Warning to desist from ragging exhibited through:
- Institute website (www.bihmcamelliagroup.org)
- Banners at strategic locations in the entire campus & Notice Boards
- At the commencement of new semester, senior students and their parents shall submit the Affidavits to the university authorities pledging no ragging of fresh students.
- Before the commencement of the academic session, the Principal shall convene and address a meeting of hostel wardens, representatives of students, parents/guardian, faculty, district administration etc. to discuss the measures to be taken to prevent ragging in the campus and dealing with defaulters.
- Anti-Ragging Committee and Anti-Ragging squads constituted for prevention and action in case of any violation.
- Important contact numbers and Helpline numbers put on the website and also on strategic places in the campus.
- Warning to desist from ragging exhibited through:
Action to be taken by the Anti-Ragging CommitteeBased on an individual affected student's complaint or a report of the Anti-Ragging squad, against a student or a group of students, the Anti-Ragging Committee shall immediately determine if a case under the above mentioned acts under "What constitutes Ragging" is made out. If a prima facie case is made out, the Dean (Student Welfare/Registrar) shall file an FIR within twenty four hours of receipt of such information or recommendation, with the police and local/district authorities under the appropriate act/acts as found by the Anti-Ragging Committee.
The Anti-Ragging Committee shall continue with its own enquiry initiated under Clause 9 (Administrative action in the event of ragging) of the UGC Regulations.
Administrative action in the event of Ragging (Clause 9)The institution shall punish a student found guilty of ragging after following the procedure and in the manner prescribed here in under:
- The Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution shall take an appropriate decision, in regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging established in the recommendations of the Anti-Ragging Squad.
- The Anti-Ragging Committee may, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, award, to those found guilty, one or more of the following punishments, namely;
- 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.
Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.