According to UGC, ragging is any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.
Anti-Ragging Measures in the Campus
As per the recommendations, the apex court has said that ragging is unacceptable and must be deterred by exemplary and harsh punishment.
Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited in the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. Any case of abetment to ragging physically or psychologically, humiliation, violation of decency and morals, and any other offence which could be construed as ragging will be viewed extremely seriously by Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth and strict action would be taken against those found guilty. This is based on the Honorable Supreme Court of India’s ruling and UGC regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher education institutions, 2009.
Our institute has taken efforts to be free from this menace because of the active cooperation of the faculty, students, parents and staff. We also continually make an effort to free our campus from all kinds of toxic substances.
In our Institute if any student is found indulging in any activity, which comes in the category of ragging, then he/she becomes liable to any or all of following punishments:
- Suspension or expulsion from the hostel or the Institute,
- Withholding of results,
- Debarring from representation in events,
- Withholding scholarships or other benefits, or
- Anything which the Disciplinary Committee finds suitable as per the enquiry
- FIR to be filed with Police on receipt of complaint
As per the Report of the Raghavan Committee on ragging, constituted by Honorable Supreme Court of India, it is mandatory for the institutions to get an undertaking from students as well as parents of all the students of first year stating that they/ their ward would refrain from any activity leading to an act of ragging during his/ her course of the entire programme which he/ she is enrolled into and is aware of consequences of such an act, as mentioned above.