Ragging in any form is prohibited on the University academic area, hostel and campuses. Any student indulging in any form of ragging will be dismissed from the college and hostel. Ragging is a criminal offence punishable under section 116 and various provisions contained in sections of Indian Penal Code which will impose extreme punishment. Also the guilty will not get admission to any other institution for 3 years. Names of the students found ragging will be reported to the Director for further action apart from informing the police. The day scholar should not enter in any of the blocks in the hostel and the residents in the hostel should not indulge in any act of ragging either in the blocks or in the common rooms or in the dining halls, recreation room, sports ground etc. Honorable Supreme Court has issued directions on measures against ragging in Educational Institutions. As per the directives of the Honorable Supreme Court, Separate anti ragging squads for male and female students have been constituted to check the ragging in the hostel and other places in the college premises.
Following types of abuses and activities will be termed as ragging:
•Physical abuse, for example, forcing to eat, drink or smoke, forcing to dress or undress.
•Verbal abuse, for example swear words and phrases, direct or indirect derogatory references to the person's appearance, attire, religion, caste, family or chosen field of study.
•Forced activity, for example ◦- Chores for seniors e.g. copying notes, cleaning rooms, etc.
◦Missing classes. Not being allowed to study.
◦Staying awake late or getting up at unreasonable times.
◦Singing or dancing or performing in any other way.
◦Using foul language or shouting or cheering loudly.
◦Misbehaving with strangers, particularly women.
◦Reading or browsing porno-graphic/objectionable material.
•Lifestyle restrictions, for example ◦Not allowing certain kinds of clothing or accessories e.g. jeans, belts etc.
◦Enforcing rules regarding shaving or oiling hair. Forcing certain kinds of dress.
◦Restricting access to parts of the hostel e.g. common room.
◦Requiring certain modes of address i.e. seniors should be called Sir or Ma'am.
◦Requiring a particular wake-up time.
•Conversational mind-games. Particular forms of interaction in which a senior or set of seniors manipulates the conversation so as to humiliate the first year student or make him/her feel stupid or insecure or generally threatened.
Observation and Directives of the Supreme Court:
According to the directions of the Supreme Court if any instance of ragging is brought to the notice of the administration or the faculty, it is legally binding on us to report the matter to the Local Police.
Anti-ragging Toll Free Helpline: 1 800-180-5522
Directives to the Seniors:
•Any interaction between freshers and seniors where the seniors are friendly, welcoming and non-aggressive is encouraged.
•Seniors may solicit participation in clubs and other activities by announcing promotional events at well designated times and places. However, no fresher should be forced to attend. Participation by freshers can only be voluntary.
•Seniors are expected to maintain self-imposed discipline and restraint. In particular, they must be careful about: ◦Any "interaction" outside public areas.
◦Visiting freshers' rooms during the interaction period, or inviting freshers to their rooms.
◦Forcing freshers to sing, dance or perform in any way under the guise of "talent search" or "interaction".
◦Being over-enthusiastic about making freshers participate in student activities - cultural or sports.
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