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WARNING AGAINST RAGGING
IT HAS BEEN MADE CLEAR SEVERAL TIMES THAT RAGGING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ANYONE WHO INDULGES IN THIS LEGAL OFFENCE WILL BE SEVERELY DEALT WITH AND FIR WILL BE LODGED AGAINST THE GUILTY.
AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION, STUDENTS HAVE GIVEN AN UNDERTAKING THAT THEY WILL NOT INDULGE IN THIS UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY OF RAGGING
I REQUEST ALL THE SENIOR STUDENTS TO BE
WATCHFUL AND HELP THE NEW COMERS IN ALL POSSIBLE WAYS. FOR ANY EMERGENCY, PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING AT :
● Registrar : 2902864,6(O) 9300516410(M)
● Hostel 2902867, 2890330, 2890341
RAGGING IS A LEGAL OFFENCE
Ragging is a punishable offence.
welcome new member to the family instead of abusing them.
Attention! All students registering for session 2012-13
Some key points to remember
We welcome you once again to the GRKIST fraternity. Many of you may have apprehensions about
hostel life, particularly about your "interactions" with the seniors in the first few weeks.
If a fresher is forced to do anything which results in his/her mental discomfort, it should be
interpreted as ragging which is banned by a ruling of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.
Advice to freshers
Freshers are advised to avoid:
o Any "interaction" outside public areas
o Visiting seniors' rooms during the interaction period, or inviting seniors to your rooms.
There is absolutely no reason for you to put up with any form of aggressive interaction.
● Proctor Cell or Contact the Anti-ragging committee
● You can even contact your hostel warden at any time to report any ragging.
● If you want to leave an anonymous note about ragging that you have witnessed or
experienced. You may also inform any member of the proctorial team, any of your teachers
or any other faculty member.
It will help us to curb aggressive interaction more effectively if you are not hesitant to provide
Advice to seniors
Please bring the undertaking form duly signed by you and your parents at the
time of registration. Without submitting the requested undertaking form, you
will be not allowed to register for academic session 2009-10 in any case.
Seniors are advised to avoid:
. In particular, say no to ragging which may take the following forms:
● Physical abuse, for example, forcing to eat, drink or smoke, forcing to dress or undress.
● Verbal abuse, for example swear words and phrases, direct or indirect derogatory references to the person's appearance, attire, religion, caste, family or chosen field of study.
● Forcing juniors for any of the following activity
- Chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, cleaning rooms etc.
- Missing classes. Not being allowed to study.
- Staying awake late or getting up at unreasonable times.
- Singing or dancing or performing in any other way.
- Using foul language or shouting or cheering loudly.
- Misbehaving with strangers, particularly women.
- Reading or browsing pornographic/objectionable material.
● Lifestyle restrictions, for example
- Not allowing certain kinds of clothing or accessories e.g. jeans, belts etc.
- Enforcing rules regarding shaving or oiling hair. Forcing certain kinds of dress.
- Restricting access to parts of the hostel e.g. common room.
- Requiring certain modes of address i.e. seniors should be called Sir or Ma'am.
- Requiring a particular waking time.
● Conversational mind-games. Particular forms of interaction in which a senior or set of
seniors manipulates the conversation so as to humiliate the first year student or make
him/her feel stupid or insecure or generally threatened.
College of Engineering
Guru Ramdas Khalsa Institute of Science & Technology
UGC REGULATION ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING
IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause(g) of Sub-Section(1) of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the University Grants Commission
hereby makes the following Regulations, namely-
TITLE, COMMENCEMENT AND APPLICABILITY
These regulations shall be called the “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009”.
• They shall come into force with immediate effect.
• They shall apply to all the universities established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act, to all institutions deemed to be university under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, to all other higher educational institutions, including the departments, constituent units and all the premises (academic, residential, sports, canteen, etc) of such universities, deemed universities and other higher educational institutions whether located within the campus or outside, and to all means of transportation of students whether public or private.
To root out ragging in all its forms from universities, colleges and other educational institutions in the country by prohibiting it by law, preventing its occurrence by following the provisions of these Regulations and punishing those who indulge in ragging as provided in these Regulations and the appropriate law in force.
DEFINITION OF RAGGING
“Ragging” means the following: Any 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 or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or mbarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
PUNISHABLE INGREDIENTS OF RAGGING
•Abetment to ragging;
•Criminal conspiracy to rag;
•Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;
•Public nuisance created during ragging;
•Violation of decency and morals through ragging;
•Injury to body,causing hurt or grievous hurt;
•Use of criminal force;
•Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences;
•Offences against property;
•Attempt to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s);
•Physical or psychological humiliation;
•All other offences following from the definition of “Ragging”.
MEASURES FOR PROHIBITION OF RAGGING AT THE INSTITUTION LEVEL
•The institution shall strictly observe the provisions of the act of the Central Government and the State Governments, if any, or if enacted, considering ragging as a cognizable offence under the law on a par with rape and other atrocities against women and ill-treatment of persons belonging to the SC/ST, and prohibiting ragging in all its forms in all institutions.
•Ragging in all its forms shall be totally banned in the entire institution, including its departments, constituent units, all it 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.
•The institution shall take strict action against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging.
PUNISHMENTS: AT THE INSTITUTION LEVEL
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments
for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any or any combination of the following:
•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;
•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 from 1 to 4 semesters;
•Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specific period
•Fine regarding between Rupees 25,000/- and rupees 1 lakh;
•Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.