Anti Ragging Policy
In 2009, University Grants Commission (UGC) passed UGC REGULATION ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009.These regulation mandate every college responsibility to curb the menace of ragging, including strict pre-emptive measures, like lodging fresher’s in a separate hostel, surprise raids especially at nights by the anti-ragging squad and submission of affidavits by all senior students and their parents taking oath not to indulge in ragging.
In view of above regulation on curbing the menace of Ragging, the under signed has formed Anti Ragging Committee (ARC) and Anti Ragging Squad Committee (ARSC) constituting a Chairman and members. ARC Chairman is being authorized to implement stringent measure and ensure discipline, ensure there are no instances of Ragging in the college campus.
If any instances of Ragging are found Chairman shall take appropriate measures immediately and submit a detailed action taken report to the Principal.
ARC Chairman has to conduct regular meeting with ARC members along with ARCS committee members. In the meeting they are instructed to review / update the status of the ground realities and submit a report to the principal annually.
- Forms of Ragging: Display of noisy, disorderly conduct, teasing, excitement by rough or rude treatment or handling, including rowdy, undisciplined activities which cause or likely to cause annoyance, undue hardship, physical or psychological harm or raise apprehensive fear in a fresher, or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such a student will not do in the ordinary course and which causes him/her shame or embarrassment or danger to his/her life, etc.
- 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 indiscipline 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;
- 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.
On receipt of the recommendation 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 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;
i. Abetment to ragging
ii. Criminal conspiracy to rag
iii. Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
iv. Public nuisance created during ragging
v. Violation of decency and morals through ragging
vi. Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt
vii. Wrongful restraint
viii. Wrongful confinement
ix. Use of criminal force
x. Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences
xii. Criminal trespass
xiii. Offences against property
xiv. Criminal intimidation
xv. Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s)
xvi. Threat to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s)
xvii. Physical or psychological humiliation
The institution shall punish a student found guilty of ragging after following the procedure and in the manner prescribed herein under: –
a. 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.
b. 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;
i. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
ii. Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits.
iii. Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.
iv. Withholding results.
v. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival etc.
vi. Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.
vii. Cancellation of admission
viii. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
ix. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
x. Fine up to 25000/-
c. An appeal against the order of punishment by the Anti-Ragging Committee shall lie,
i. In case of an order of an institution, affiliated to or constituent part, of a University, to the Vice Chancellor of the University.
ii. In case of an order of University, to its Chancellor
iii. 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.
Squads In charge will be Responsible for the following in their areas:
- Ensure display of anti-ragging instructions sign boards at the prominent places in the College campus
- They will form duty chart & carryout regular checks for any Ragging activity in the campus.
- Squad In charge will maintain the proper duty attendance register in respect of the members of the squad and their duties.
- They will carry out surprise checks in probable areas of ragging.
- In case of any incidence noticed they have to inform their chairman for further action.
- Squad in charge will brief all members of his squad about their duties / action regarding anti ragging.
- All squad members should forward a feedback report to their chairman daily before 11.00 AM & 4.00PM.
- The squad in charge will collect the updated list of student including their latest address and phone no’s in respect of the classes run in their blocks of their areas.
- The chairman has to conduct regular meeting with their members, submit the report to the Principal annually.
Dr. L Basavaraj, Principal
Mr. Ramachandra M N, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
P S I Varuna Police Station
Dr.Parthasarathy L, HOD, Department of EEE
Mrs. Prathibha M K, Associate Professor, Department of ECE
Mr. Chandrashekar C, Lecturer, Department of Humanities
Mr. Srinivasa k, Associate Professor, Department of ME
Mr. Shivkumar M, Librarian
Mr. Muralidhar M P, Physical Education Director.
Mrs. Sujatha M, FDC, Office
Mr. Ravi K K, Instructor, Department of ME
Mr. Manjunath H R, Foreman, Department of ECE
Mr. Shivakumar, Attender, Department of CSE