It is hereby informed to the students that as per the orders through an official letter from the UGC dated 17 June 2009 (ref no. F.1-16/2007(CPP-II)) ragging is a punishable offence and attracts legal action if found guilty under the “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009”, (under Section 26 (l) (g) of the University Grants Commission Art, 1956). The student and his parent / guardian needs to fill up an affidavit declaring that the student will not indulge in the act of ragging in any form as defined by the laws of the UGC regarding ragging.
Ragging includes –
– 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,
– Or indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student
– Or asking any students to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such 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 student, in all higher education institutions in the country, and thereby, to provide for the healthy development, physically and psychologically, of all students.
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts :
A. 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;
B. Indulging in rowdy or indiscipline 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;
C. 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;
D. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
E. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students,
F. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
G. 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;
H. 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;
I. 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.
This rule shall apply to all the institutions coming within the definition of an University under sub-section (f) of section (2) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, and to all institutions deemed to be a university under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, to all other higher educational institutions, or elements of such universities or institutions, including its departments, constituent units and all the premises, whether being academic, residential, playgrounds, canteen, or other such premises of such universities, deemed universities and higher educational institutions, whether located within the campus or outside, and to all means of transportation of students, whether public or private, accessed by students for the pursuit of studies in such universities, deemed universities and higher educational institutions.
MARDC accordingly has laid down strict guidelines for the prohibition and prevention of ragging. An Anti Ragging Committee is set up under the Chairmanship of the Principal. AN anti ragging squad is nominated to have a strict vigil against ragging in the campus. We have taken all the measures suggested by the UGC.
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;
I. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges,
II. Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits,
III. Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
IV. Withholding results,
V. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival,etc.
VI. Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel,
VII. Cancellation of admission,
VIII. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from on to four semesters.
IX. 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.