Important Notice for all stakeholders, specially students and parents/ guardians and all concerned regarding Ragging
UGC Regulation on Ragging in Higher Educational Institutes
Students have been admitted to this college with the pre-condition that they shall mandatorily abide by all Rules and Regulations in force either framed by the state government or the central government or by the college authority. Students admitted to this college are to be protected as is also mandated by the UGC (Curbing the Menace of Ragging) Regulation, 2009.
Supreme Court of lndia on Ragging:
I. In the last hearing held on 10th December, 2007 in the case related to prevention of ragging in higher educational institutions the Supreme Court has expressed concern over the incidence of ragging occurring in higher educational institutions and the need to eliminating it altogether. Accordingly as directed by the court, instructions have been issued by the regulatory bodies UGC/AICTFJMCI ect, for inclusion of the clause in the prospectus regarding punishment of students with expulsion etc, if found guility of ragging . The Committee set up by the Supreme Court to Monitor the measures being taken to prevent ragging has now decided that along with the number of cases of ragging in the previous academic session, the punishments awarded to those found guilty should also be mentioned in the brochures/ prospectus of the higher educational institution.
2. It may also be stated that the Report of the Raghavan Committee constituted as per directions of the Supreme Court of lndia to give suggestions on means of prevention of ragging in educational institutions, is already posted on UGC website www.ugc.ac.in. The Prescribed for met for compliance report already circulated vide UGC office letter of even number dated 20th November, 2007.
3.The second meeting of Raghavan Committee to Monitor Measures to Prevent Ragging in
Higher Education institutions appointed by the Supreme Court of lndia constituted by Ministry
of Human Resource Development headed by Dr. K. Raghavan, Ex-Director of CBI was held on 02-04-2008 in New Delhi and the Committee has inter-alia given the following directions to all regulatory bodies.
That the Universities & Colleges should mention in their prospectus' brochure that the total number
of" Ragging incidents" taken place in their instrution in each year for information to the public.
4. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government if lndia, Development of Higher Education, vide their letter No. 9-18/2008 (U-5) dated 29d' April ,2008 has requested to take up suitable campaigns against ragging. inter-alia suggesting the following:
The institutions may erect suitable hoarding/bill boards/banners in prominent places within
the campus exhort the students to prevent of not to indulge in ragging and also indicating therein the names of the officials and their telephone number to be contacted in case on ragging. The Educational Institutions may also undertake any other form of campaigns as it may consider appropriate for prevention of ragging.
5. It is requested that necessary action may be taken. This may also be brought to the notice of the colleges affiliated to your university.
6. Action taken report in this regard may please be sent to this office early. Prevention of
ragging in Educational institutions.
UGC Regulation and Directive on Prevention of Ragging in Educational Institution
According to the directions of the Supreme Court of lndia in University of Kerala vs. Council of Principals of Colleges in Kerala ragging within or outside any educational institutions is prohibited. "Ragging" mean doing an act which cause of is likely to cause insult or annoyance or fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to a student.
The University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi has also taken stern view of the
problem of ragging and has issued the necessary guidelines to curb the same.
The following recommendations need immediate implementation according to the Supreme
Court Raghavan Committee recommendations UGC instructions:
The Punishment to be meted out has to be examplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents; Every single incident of ragging where the victim or his parent/guardian of the Head of institution is not satisfied with the institutional arrangement
for action, a first information report (FIR) must be field without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.
In the prospectus to be issued for admission by educational institutions, it shall be clearly stipulated that in case the applicant for admission if found to have indulged in ragging in the past or if it is noticed late that he has indulged in ragging, admission may be refused or he shall be expelled from the educational institution.
The Central Government and the state Government shall launch a programme giving wide publicity to the menace of ragging and the consequences which follow in case any student is detected to have been involved in ragging;
Role of the concerned institution shall also be open to scrutiny for the purpose of finding
out whether they have taken effective steps for preventing ragging and in case of their failure, action can be taken against them too.
Anti-ragging committees and squads shall be forthwith formed by the institutions to see that the Committee's recommendations are served without exception and if it is noticed that there is any deviation, the same shall be forthwith brought to the notice of this Court and
The Committee constituted pursuant to the order of this Court shall continue to monitor the functioning of the Anti-Ragging Committees and the squads to be formed. They shall also monitor the implementation of the recommendations to which reference has been made above.
Courts should make an effort to ensure that cases involving ragging are taken up on
priority basis to send the correct message that ragging is not only to be discouraged but also to be dealt with sterness; The Court directed the exploration of possibility of introducing in the educational curriculum, a subject relating to ragging.
Students, parents/guardians, members of civil society and all others are to take note that the following amounts/consists of ragging as per this Regulation (they may have a perusal of the full text of the Regulation from the UGC portal www.ugc.ac.in):
What constitutes Ragging as per the said Regulation :
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of thefoll owing acts
a. 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;
b. Indulging in rowdy or indiscipline activities by any student or students which causes or likely to cause annoyance hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension there of in any fresher or any other student;
c. Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in any 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;
d.Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts Of disturbs the regular academic activity ofaa1y other student or a fresher;
e. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic
tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students;
f. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
g. Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
h. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student;
L. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a 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.
Punishment/ Administrative Action on those proved to have indulged in Ragging
Students found to have indulged in ragging of any description may be punished with-
a. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
b. With holding withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
c. Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process
d. With holding results
e. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
f Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
g.Cancellation of admission
h. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
i. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other
institution for a specified period.
Please Note: Students/Parents/Guardians are advised to have a look at and sign the filled in template of Affidavit swearing n t to involve in Ragging of any description and submit the same before taking admission into the college which are posted in the UGC website.
Anti Ragging Committee:
In order to check and monitor as well as taking punitive measures against those found to
indulge in ragging of any kind, an Anti-Ragging Committee has been formed. The Committee has been formed as per the mandate ofthe said UGC (Curbing the Menace ofRagging) Regulation, 2009.
The Anti Ragging Committee:
I. Mrs. Ruli Khanikor (Convenor)
2. Mrs. Rita Jaiswal
3. Sri Atul Bezbaruah
4. Mrs. Pranati Talukdar
5. Sri Dibakar Saikia.
6. Sri Jitu Sarmah Rajkhowa, Journalist
7.Sri Uttam Saikia (NGO Representative)
8. President, Teachers' Unit
9. Secretary, Teachers' Unit
10. General Secretary, Students' Union
11. Secretary,Girls' Common Room
13. Head Assistant, College Office
14. O/C, Bokakhat Police Station
15. Circle Officer, Bokakhat
Anti Ragging Squad:
1. The Vice Principal (Convenor)
2. Sri Atul Bezbaruah (Member)
3. Mrs. Pranati Talukdar(Member)
4. Mrs. Neebha Noni Baruah (Member)
5.Mrs. Santi Saya Baruah (Member)
Anti Ragging Squad Helpline Numbers: 9859434508/ 9954426606/ 9435450554