About Anti-ragging Cell
As per the hon. Supreme court & UGC/AICTE Regulations on curbing the menace of Ragging in higher education institutions, 2009, it is hereby to bring to the notice to all concerned that ragging is a criminal offense. Furthermore, the UGC/AICTE has also framed regulations against the cases of ragging in order to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging. It is quite essential for the students to abstain from ragging as per the decision taken in the Supreme Court Committee led by the Director of CBI. Students who indulge in ragging activities shall be subjected to the severe penalty/ies.
We strictly follow the anti – ragging regulations, and we have an anti – ragging committee and an anti – ragging squad to keep vigil and ensure that our campus is ragging free.
Anti-ragging Committee is the Supervisory and Advisory Committee on matters of planning action for building and preserving a culture of ragging-free environment in the University Campus.
Anti-ragging Committee ensures safety through regular actions like checking Hostels, Buses, Canteens, Classrooms and other places of student congregation, for any incident of ragging.
We have special Mentorship programmes where each student has an individual mentor, helping the student settle in the campus. A mentor has a very important part in instilling life values that help students stay away from any negative influences.
We have a dedicated woman’s cell that looks after the female students and also arranges regular women empowerment activities that help in creating a safe and secure environment.
Anti-ragging Committee is involved in designing strategies and action plan for curbing the menace of ragging in the University by adopting activities like awareness campaign for students through talks highlighting the negative consequences of ragging.
The Anti-ragging squad is constantly vigilant and active on the campus, ensuring a ragging-free campus.
Definition of Ragging as per UGC Regulations, 2009
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts
- 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 a fresher or any other student with rudeness or any derogatory behavior
- Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which cause or is likely to cause annoyance, stress or mental harassment.
- Indulging in physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student
- Compelling any student to do any act which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a 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 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
- Any act of physical abuse including all variants like 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 through spoken words, emails, post, or public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfort 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.
What Anti-ragging Cell is attempting to do
The Anti-ragging cell at MU is constantly working towards educating the students in the university about the menace of ragging and related punishment provisions.
Anti-ragging committee has designing strategies and action plan for curbing the menace of ragging in the university.
Chairperson – Anti-ragging Cell
The web portal has already been launched for filling up the affidavit online www.antiragging.in or asking for the details at email@example.com. Anti-ragging Toll Free help line no. 1800-180-5522 to enable the students in distress to report the related incidents.
1. Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or a junior student. 2. Indulging in a rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student. 3. Asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not do in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
1. To derive a sadistic pleasure 2. To show off power, authority or superiority over juniors or freshers.
No. Ragging, in any form, is a reprehensible act which does no good to anyone. Every act of ragging, major or minor, is beyond the limits of decency, morality and humanity. Civilised societies across the world are doing away with this nefarious practice. Some states in India have done the same. Madhya Pradesh will do it this year.
1. Earlier, public opinion against ragging was not as strong as it is now. 2. It was not clearly defined what ragging is. 3. Earlier, the concern was limited to violent form of ragging and other forms were considered tolerable, even desirable. This is not the case now.
No act of ragging, major or minor, shall go unnoticed. No ragger, male or female, student or non-student, shall go unpunished. No institution that fails to take action against ragging shall be allowed to operate.
Everyone concerned, specially: 1. The heads of the educational institutions. 2. The State Government, through Divisional Commissioners. 3. The opinion makers.
By exercise of the disciplinary authority of the teachers over the students and of the management of the institutions over the teachers and students. No effort should be made to minimize the number of ‘reported cases’. Reporting is to be encouraged through all available means. Anti-ragging movement should be initiated by the institutions right from the time of advertisement for admissions. The prospectus, the form for admission and/or any other literature issued to the aspirants for admission must clearly mention that ragging is banned in the institution and anyone indulging in ragging is likely to receive deterrent punishment.