• Ragging in any form is totally prohibited within or outside the educational institution.
• Whosoever directly or indirectly commits, participates or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term of up to 7 years and /or penalty which may extend upto one lac rupees.
• Any student convicted of the offence of ragging shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such students shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of five years from the date of such order of dismissal.
• Whenever any student or, as the case may be, the parent or guardian or a teacher of an educational institution lodges a complaint, in writing, of ragging to the Head of the educational institution, the Head of educational Institution, with the assistance of the committee framed, will probe into the issue and if the complaint found true, will take severe action on the student which will include suspension also and the same complaint will be forwarded to the local police station for necessary action. The decision of the head of the educational institution shall be final.
What constitutes Ragging:
• 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.
• Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
• Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the 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.
• Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
• Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
• Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
• 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;
• 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;
• 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.
Where can I get Help
1. Your Parents are there to help. Please do not feel that you will burden your parents. Talk to them freely and openly. If you are being ragged – it is not your fault. They understand that.
2. We, at the Ragging Prevention Program are ready to help. You can call us any time on 1800 180 5522. It is a free phone. You can also send us an E-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org .
3. College Administration is there to help – Please do not hesitate to ask for help. They will definitely help you. The local police and local administration is also there to help.
4. Any body can register a complaint of Ragging. It does not have to be only the victim. If you notice an incident of Ragging you must inform the call centre. It is your duty to do so.
5. You can also register a complaint of Ragging - Anonymously. You must however avoid this option because without knowing details it becomes difficult for us to take any action. We can assure you of confidentiality.
6. For knowing the progress of your complaint you can log on to the Anti Ragging Portal : www.antiragging.in
Chairperson – Principal, Rajiv Gandhi Arts and Science College
Convenor- K.Narayanan , Assistant Professor of Commerce
Mrs.B.Balavinithini, Assistant Professor of Computer Science.
Mrs.C.Vaigai, Assistant Professor of Business Administartion.
Affidavit by students and parents: Each student and his/her parents/ guardian shall have to furnish an affidavit along with the application form to the effect that they/he will not participate in or abet the act of ragging and that, if he/they found guilty, shall be liable for punishment under the penal law of India.
Punishment for Participation in/or Abetment of Ragging:
• Cancellation of admission
• Suspension from attending classes
• 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 national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc
• Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
• Rustication from the institution for periods varying from 1 to 4 semesters or equivalent period
• Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution
• Fine up to Rs. 25,000 to 1 lac and imprisonment ranging from 1 to 7 years or wit both.
• Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.
The students are therefore strictly directed to stop involving themselves any kind of ragging.
Related Links (From Pondicherry university website)
1. Help line no. 1800-180-5522
2. E-mail Id : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Website : www.antiragging.in
4. Anti Ragging Monitoring Agency:
o Aman Movement for Eradication of Ragging, 689, Sector 23, Gurgaon - 122 017 (Haryana)
o National Anti-Ragging, UGC, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi Pin: 110 002 India
Undertaking by the students before Registration of course to curb the menace of ragging in our University (Updated - 13.03.2015)
UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions-2009 (Updated - 13.07.2009)
Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions
Anti - ragging - UTPLSA
UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions-2009 (new)(Updated - 02.09.2011)
Prevention and prohibition of Ragging in technical Institutions, Universities including Deemed to be Universities imparting technical education.
Awareness Programme on "Ragging and its consequences" conducted on 08.09.2015 to all freshers-2015-2018 batch. Our team members presented with a power point slide show the history, definitions, what constitutes ragging, consequences, punishments etc. about ragging and its menace. At the end of the programme affidavits forms were distributed to the students and parents to give a undertaking on the same.