BAN OF RAGGING IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
The instructions for curbing ragging as conveyed by the UGC vide letter No. 1-15/2009 (ARC) pt. III dated 17.03.2017, in view of the judgement of the Hon‟ble Supreme Court of India dated 08.05.2009 in Civil Appeal No. 887/2009 and also given in Chapter X be adhered to strictly (UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Education Institutions, 2009, UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in & the Haryana Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institution Ordinance 2012.
Ragging in educational institutions is banned and any one indulging in ragging is likely to be punished appropriately. The punishment may include expulsion/ suspension from the institution or classes for a limited period or fine with a public apology. The punishment may also take shape of (i) withholding or withdrawing scholarships or fellowships and other benefits (ii) forfeiting campus placement opportunities or recommendations. (iii) debarring from appearing in any test or examination or other evaluation process (iv) debarring from representing the educational institution in any reasonal, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc. (v) withholding results (vi) suspension or expulsion from hostel or mess (vii) cancellation of admission (viii) lodging of FIR with the local police. If the individuals committing or abetting ragging are not/cannot be identified, collective punishment can be awarded to act as a deterrent.
Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other students, indulging in rowdy or indisplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear apprehension thereof in freshers or junior students or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such students will not do in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sence of shame of embarrassment so as to adversely effect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student or any type of abuse through electronic media or wrongful confinement, use of criminal force, assault as well as sexual offence, trespass, defamation or threat to defame will be deemed an act of ragging.
Hon‟ble Supreme Court of India in SPL (C) No. 24295/2004 in the matter of University of Kerala V/s Council of Principals, Colleges of Kerala and others has ordered that if any incident of ragging comes to the notice of the authority, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain to if his/ her explanation is not found satisfactory, the authority would expel him/her from the Institution.