Ragging is a crime which destroys the physical and emotional confidence and it led to an increase in Suicide activities. Ragging involves abuse, humiliation or harassment of new entrants or junior students by their seniors. It often takes a malignant form wherein the newcomers may be subjected to psychological or physical torture. In 2009 the University Grants Commission of India imposed regulations upon Indian universities to help curb ragging, and launched a toll-free ‘anti ragging helpline’.

REGULATIONS ON ANTI-RAGGING

1. All students are required to note that they are prohibited from engaging in any form of ragging. Based on the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the UGC framed the “UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009”. The aim of the Regulations is to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging including 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 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, 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, in all higher education institutions in the country, and thereby, to provide for the healthy development, physically and psychologically, of all students.
2. Any student found to be indulging in one or more of the above mentioned activities is liable to be punished. Punishment could include expulsion from the Institute, suspension from the Institute for a limited period, a fine with a public apology, withholding of scholarships, debarring from representation in events, withholding of results and suspension or expulsion from the hostel or mess.
3. Students can call on College Hotline number (0680) 2343578 to complain about ragging.
4. Students can also call the toll free round-the-clock UGC National Anti-ragging Helpline 1800-180-5522 or write email to helpline@antiragging.in
5. In case of complaints or to report incidents related to ragging, you can also contact the following College authorities:

Name Designation Contact Number
Mr. Sunil Kumar Security Officer (0680) 2343578, 98765 12345 (M)
Mr. Asit Kumar Programme Manager, Students’ Affairs & Nodal Officer, Anti Ragging (0680) 2343578, 98765 12345 (M)
Shri. C. D. Patro In charge, Students’ Affairs (0680) 2343578, 94378 74680 (M)

6. An Anti-Ragging Committee (ARC) is formed to address issues concerning ragging. The members of the committee are as follows:-

Name Designation Contact Number
Shri. C. D. Patro In charge, Students’ Affairs (0680) 2343578, 94378 74680 (M)
Prof. Katy Gandevia Consultant, Counselling & Medical Services 022-25525464(O), 9819140820(M)
Prof. Asha Banu Sethy ADMINISTRATIVE (0680) 2343578, 94378 74680 (M)
Prof. Jaga Dash ACADEMIC (0680) 2343578, 94378 74680 (M)
Ms. Roja Pillai IN CHARGE 022-25525230 (O), 9029001646 (M)

In case, student wishes to register a complaint about ragging in College, s/he can inform the same to any of the ARC members and subsequently submit a written complaint.

UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 [ Download ]
Anti Ragging videos on UGC website: http://www.ugc.ac.in/page/Videos-Regarding-Ragging.aspx

Shri. C. D. Patro
Principal and in-charge, Students’ Affairs