Protocol To Be Followed In Case of Incidence of Ragging
  • A Formal complaint will be filed with the Anti-ragging committee/Chairman/ member/ members of anti-ragging squads.
  • Authenticity of the case will be examined by the members deputed by the chairman.
  • Initiation of the enquiry process by the by the members deputed by the chairman.
  • After a formal enquiry, the report will be forwarded to the Head of the Institution.
  • Appropriate penalty actions will be recommended to the Head of the Institution as per law.

The following are the penalties that may be imposed on a student.

Minor Penalties

  • Oral/Written Warning.
  • Fine.
  • Suspension from the class for a week.

Major Penalties

  • Fine.
  • Suspending from class for one month/semester.
  • Prevention from appearing University Exams.
  • Prevention form T & P facilities.
  • Suspension from Hostel.
  • Rustication from college.

Administrative Action In The Event of Ragging :

The institution shall punish a student found guilty of ragging after following the procedure and in the manner prescribed herein as under:

  • The Anti-Ragging Committee of the Institution shall take an appropriate decision, in regard to punishment or otherwise, depending on the facts of each incident of ragging and nature and gravity of the incident of ragging established in the recommendations of the Anti-Ragging Squad.
  • 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:-
    • Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
    • Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
    • Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
    • Withholding results.
    • Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
    • Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
    • Cancellation of admission.
    • Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
    • 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.
  • An appeal against the order of punishment by the Anti-Ragging Committee shall lie,
    • In case of an order of an institution, affiliated to or constituent part, of a University, to the Vice-Chancellor of the University;
    • In case of an order of a University, to its Chancellor
    • In case of an institution of national importance created by an Act of Parliament, to the Chairman or Chancellor of the institution, as the case may be.

Action to be taken by the Head of the Institution :

On receipt of the recommendations of the Anti-Ragging Squad or on receipt of any information concerning any reported incident of ragging, the Head of institution shall immediately determine if a case under the penal laws is made out and if so, either on his own or through a member of the Anti-Ragging Committee authorized by him in this behalf, proceed to file a First Information Report (FIR), within twenty four hours of receipt of such information or recommendation, with the police and local authorities, under the appropriate penal provisions relating to one or more of the following, namely;

  • Abetment to ragging;
  • Criminal conspiracy to ragging;
  • Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;
  • Public nuisance created during ragging;
  • Violation of decency and morals through ragging;
  • Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt;
  • Wrongful restraint;
  • Wrongful confinement;
  • Use of criminal force;
  • Assault as well sexual or unnatural offences; offences
  • Extortion;
  • Criminal trespass;
  • Offences against property;
  • Criminal intimidation;
  • Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victims;
  • Threat to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victims;
  • Physical or psychological humiliation;
  • All other offences following from the definition of “Ragging”