What constitutes ragging?
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:
- Any conduct by any student(s) 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(s), 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 by students of financial extortion or forcing a fresher or any other student to bear their expenses
- 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 freshers or any other students.
- Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
Ban on Ragging
- There is a total ban on any act of ragging performed directly or indirectly by any student of the University.
- No student shall commit, abet, propagate or participate directly or indirectly in ragging in or outside the University.
- Students shall refrain from ragging of any kind and those who violate this rule will be instantly suspended from the University and the hostel for a period of one week. The matter will be placed before the Anti-Ragging Committee, which will review the incident of ragging and take action according to the due process of law.
- Students must take note that ragging results in dismissal from the University. The attention of the students is also drawn to the judgment of the honourable Supreme Court of India, wherein it is mandatory for the institution to file a complaint with the police.
Those students who have been adjudged guilty of any act of ragging in the University shall be subject to one or more of the following punishments, namely:
- Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
- Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
- Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation processes.
- Withholding results.
- Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
- Suspension/expulsion from the hostel.
- Cancellation of admission.
- Rustication from the institution for a period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.
- Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
- Fine which may extend up to Rs. 2.5 Lakh.
- An FIR may be filed with the nearest police station against a student indulged in any act of ragging.
- In case of ragging involving loss of property of the victim or the University, the student concerned shall also be liable to compensate the loss to the property. In such cases, the competent authority may impose fine and/or also order to compensate the loss so caused.
- In order to partially compensate the loss, the competent authority may forfeit any caution money deposited by the said student with the University as an interim measure to compensate the loss so caused and such amount may be used to compensate the loss.
- In case the student involved in ragging or abetting ragging is not identified, the competent authority may impose collective punishment and/or fine.
- An appeal against the order of punishment shall lie with the appropriate authority of the University.
- Filing of a complaint by the affected student with the police (according to the Supreme Court’s directive).
- All students are required to submit an anti-ragging affidavit as per the UGC notification which is to be filled up online available in SSU website.
- Continuous watch and vigil over ragging by the University authorities and the University shall promptly deal with the incidents of ragging brought to notice.
- The University will summarily punish or reprimand the guilty student, by itself or by following procedures, administrative or otherwise, by constituting a special Enquiry Committee and putting forth its findings or recommendations before the competent authority to take a decision.
Procedure for Reporting Incidences of Ragging
- If any individual believes that he or she has been subjected to ‘ragging’ or has knowledge of any such incident, such a person shall have the option of filing a written complaint with the VC/Executive Registrar/Director Operations/Director Students’ Affair/Dean/Chief Warden/HOD’s/Assistant Registrar/Wardens/Faculty.
- A complaint can be lodged via telephone to any of the below stated authorities at any time, if the reporting is done while the act is being carried out.
|Captain (IN) Chandra Sekhar Panda (Retd.)||Director of Student Affairs||7894424503|
|Mr. Pankaj Vijh||Deputy Director Operations||9343544439|
|Mr. Vaibhav Jain||Assistant Professor||9652198484|
|Dr. Sandhya Sadana||Chief Administrative Officer||9808916554|
|Mr. Chaitanya Behera||Security Officer||9437044644|
University Grants Commission’s (UGC) guidelines notified vide letter no.: F.1-16/2009 (CPP-II) dated 21-10-2009 placed at Annexure – 4 (Page No. ) on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 (Under Section 26(1) (g) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, are strictly implemented by Sri Sri University.