Anti-Ragging Cell

Anti-Ragging Cell

‘Ragging’ began as an amusing practice, with time became a synonym for ‘torture’, degenerated into an evil, necessitating thereby the intervention of government authorities and was subsequently banned to the relief of all learners and other stake-holders. Honourable Supreme Court of India has defined it as. “Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken, or written or by act which adversely affects the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student, is an act of ragging.” Ragging involves the violation of decency and morals, thereby inflicting physical and psychological damage. It is now a legal offence and for such cases, UGC has provisioned punishments in its anti-ragging guidelines which include a fine of up to Rs. 25,000, cancellation of admission, with holding scholarship, debarring from appearing in exams, suspension or expulsion from hostel and rustication from a period of one to four semesters.

As per the UGC Letter No. F-1-8/2006(CPP-II) dated February, 2008 addressed to the Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh,our college strictly adheres to the guidelines of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and follows UGC instructions to stop ragging in the college. With reference to the Ministry of HRD communication D.O. No. 16-5/2015-U.5 dated 11th July 2016, regarding the implementation of preventive measures in the educational institutions, our institution has adopted the following steps for effective prevention of ragging:

  • Anti-Ragging Affidavits: As per the notification and instructions from the Government, Anti-Ragging affidavit is taken from all the students at the time of admission.
  • CCTV Cameras: CCTV cameras have been installed throughout the college campus with monitoring facilities in the office of the Principal.
  • Anti-Ragging Committee: The college has constituted anAnti-ragging committee to address the issue of ragging (if any). Following are the members of the Committee:
    Prof (Dr). Anita Kaushal Principal
    Dr. Anju Sharma, Head, Department of Physics Convener
    Dr. Anurita Sharma, Department of Botany Member
    • Emergency Call System: All Hostel Wardens have mobile phones for better communication with the Anti-Ragging committee. The hostel wardens can inform the Nodal officer of the College at any time.
    • Awareness and sensitization by Talks, Workshops and Posters: As Anti-Ragging is a part of value-based curriculum,we conduct talks and show presentations at the time of tutorials to the new students so that they get all the information about ragging and anti-ragging provisions. Helpline numbers are displayed on the notice boards of the college and the hostels. Any student can inform the committee about ragging.
    • Anti-Ragging Website – Our college is also registered with Anti-Ragging website of UGC – www.antiragging.in, hence any student can register a complaint, if any, directly on this website and bring the same in the notice of the central authorities.

UGC Letter regarding :”Curbing the menace of ragging in Higher Educational Institutions”

https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/9185290_Letter-for-uploading-on-UGC-website.pdf

https://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/ragging/minuterag230409.pdf