Any disorderly conduct in any manner, whether it is by verbal/written communication or by any act which has the effect of teasing, handling with rudeness to any student, falls under ragging. This kind of interaction can be brutal, barbaric and anti-social which has to be treated strictly under the law. Students indulging in undisciplined activities that causes or likely to cause annoyance, hardships or psychological or physical harm or to raise fear thereof in a junior or fresher student. Compelling the students to perform something which students will not undertake in the ordinary course and has the effect of causing a sense of shame or embarrassment.
Zero Tolerance to Ragging
Ragging is strictly prohibited within the MCE Campus that includes its Institutions/Departments and Hostels
Ragging in any form is banned in private hostel/buildings where the students are staying
Not a single person, including students/staff/faculty, shall participate or propagate ragging in any form
Punitive Actions by the Administration
MCE shall take any kind of strict punishment against those who found guilty of ragging. Under such circumstances, punishments as per the decision of MCE shall be irrevocable. It may include:
Expulsion from the Institution
Cancellation of Admission
Suspension or Rustication
Expulsion from the University / Hostel
Consequent Debarring the Students from Admission to Any Other Educational Institution for a Definite Period
AICTE Guidelines for the prevention and prohibition of ragging in Technical Institutions.
The Raghavan Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court has mentioned the following types of ragging:
- Ragging has several aspects with psychological, social, political, economic, cultural and academic dimensions.
- Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student should be considered to be within the academics related aspects of ragging. Similarly, exploiting the services of a junior student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of seniors is also an aspect of academics related ragging prevalent in many technical institutions.
- Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on the junior students by seniors should be considered as an aspect of ragging for economic dimensions.
- Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestured, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person can be put in the category of ragging with criminal dimensions.
- Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, snail-mail, blogs, public insults should be considered to be within the psychological aspects of ragging. This would also include deriving perverted pleasure, the sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to others, absence of preparing ‘fresher’s in the run-up to their admission to higher education and life in the hostel and this can be ascribed as a psychological aspect of ragging. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of students also can be described in terms of the psychological aspects of ragging.
Actions against students for indulging and abetting in Ragging in technical institutions, Universities including Deemed to be University imparting technical education.
- The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents. The students who are found to be indulged in ragging should be debarred from taking admission in any technical institution in India.
- For every single incident of ragging, a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.
- 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 one or any combination of the following:- (i)Cancellation of admission
- The institutional authority shall intimate the incidents of ragging occurred in their premises along with the action taken to the Council and immediately after the occurrence of such incident and inform the status of the case from time to time.
(ii)Suspension from attending classes
(iii) Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
(iv) Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation processes
(v) Withholding results
(vi) Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national/international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
(vii) Suspension /expulsion from the hostel
(viii) Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters
(ix) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
(x) Fine of Rupees 25,000/-
(xi) Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime/ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.
Anti Ragging Committee members:
Principal and AR Committee members.Download