RAGGING means doing an act which causes or is likely to cause insult or annoyance of fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to a junior student.
UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (g) of Sub-Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the University Grants Commission hereby makes the Regulations “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions” in force with immediate effect.
To root out ragging in all its forms from universities, colleges and other educational institutions in the country by prohibiting it by law, preventing its occurrence by following the provisions of these Regulations and punishing those who indulge in ragging as provided for in these Regulations and the appropriate law in force.
Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti- Ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following:
- Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
- 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 regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc;
- Suspension / expulsion from the hostel
- Cancellation of admission
- Rustication from the institution for 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 ranging between Rupees 25,000/- and Rupees 1 lakh
- Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.
- Ragging within or outside any educational institution is prohibited.
- Ragging means doing an Act which causes or is likely to cause insult or annoyance or fear or apprehension or threat or intimidation or outrage of modesty or injury to a student.
- Ragging is prohibited as per Act 26 of A.P Legislative Assembly, 1997.
- Ragging entails heavy fines and or imprisonment.
- Ragging invokes suspension and dismissal from the college.
- Outsiders are prohibited from entering the college and Hostel without permission.
- All the students must carry their identity cards and show them when demanded.
|S.No||NATURE OF RAGGING||PUNISHMENT|
|1||Teasing, embarrassing and humiliating||Imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs.1,000.00 or both|
|2||Assaulting or using criminal force or criminal intimidation||Imprisonment up to 1 year of fine up to Rs.2,000.00 or both.|
|3||Wrongfully restraining or confining or causing hurt||Imprisonment up to 2 years or fine up to Rs.5,000.00 or both.|
|4||Causing grievous hurt, kidnapping or rape or committing unnatural offence||Imprisonment up to 5 Years and fine up to Rs.10,000.00|
|5||Causing Death or abetting suicide||Imprisonment up to 10 Years and up to Rs. 50,000.00|
- A student convicted of any of the above offences, will be expelled from the college.
- A student imprisoned for more than six months for any of the above offences will not be admitted in any other college.
- A student against whom there is prima facie evidence of ragging in any form will be suspended from the college immediately.