Anti Ragging :-
B. P .Chaliha College has decided to implement in full the anti ragging regulations of the UGC. The essential part of the regulations is furnished herewith.
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (g) of sub section 1 of section 26 of the UGC Act, 1956 the UGC hereby makes the regulations, namely : “UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.”
(A) Objectives of the Regulations :
To prohibit 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, or indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student or 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 phyche of such fresher or any other student, with or without an intent to derive a sadistice pleasure or showing off power , authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any toehr student; and thereby to eliminate ragging in all its forms from universities, deemed universities and other higher educational institutions in the country by prohibiting it under these Regulations, preventing its occurrence and punishing those who indulge in ragging as provided for in these Regulations and the appropriate law in force.
(B) What Constitutes Ragging :
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following act
(a) 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 students.
(b) Indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student.
(c) 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.
(d) Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher.
(e) Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students.
(f) Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden on a fresher or any other student by students.
(g) 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 of person.
(h) 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 students.
(i) Any acts 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.
(C) Measures for prohibition of ragging :
(i) No institution or any part of it thereof, including its elements, including, but not limited to, the departments, constituent units, colleges, centres of studies and all its premises, whether academic, residential, playgrounds, or canteen, whether located within the campus or outside, and in all means of transportation of students,whether public or private, accessed by students for the pursuit of studies in such institutions, shall permit or condon any reported incidents of ragging in any form; and all institutions shall take all necessary and required measures, including but not limited to the provisions of these Regulations, to achieve the objective of eliminating ragging, within the institution or outside.
(ii) All institutions shall take action in accordance with these Regulations against those found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, actively or passively , or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging.
(D) Measures for prevention of ragging :
An institution shall take the following steps in regard to admission of students, namely–
(i)The Prospectus of admission whether in print or electronic format, shall prominently print these Regulations.
(ii) The application form for admission shall contain mandatorily the following affidavits :
Annexure I : to be filled up and signed by applicant.
Annexure II : to be filled up and signed by parent/guardian.
(iii) There should be one Anti Ragging Squad and an Anti Ragging Committee headed by the head of the institution.
(iv) The application for admission shall be accompanied by a document in the form of or annexed to, the School Leaving Certificate/Transfer Certificate/ Migration Certificate/Character Certificate reporting on the inter-personal/ social behavioral pattern of the applicant, to be issued by the Head of School or institution last attended by the applicant.
(v) Before the commencement of the academic session in any institution, the head of the institution shall convene and address a meeting of various functionaries/agencies, such as Hostel Wardens, Faculty members, District Administration including the police, Representative of students, parents/guardians to discuss the measures to be taken to prevent ragging in the institution and steps to be taken to identify those indulging in or abetting ragging and punish them.
(vi) The institution shall to make the community at large and the students in particular aware of the dehumanizing effect of ragging by displaying posters depicting the provisions of panal of law applicable to incidents of ragging.
(vii) The head of the institution shall provide information to the local Police and local Authorities, the detailed of every privately commercially managed hostels or lodges used for residential purpose by the studentsenrolled in the institution and the head of the institution shall also ensure that the Anti Ragging squad shall ensure vigil in such locations to prevent the occurrence of ragging therein.
(E) An institution shall on admission take the following steps, namely -
Every fresh student admitted to the institution shall be given help and guidance through the ‘Anti Ragging Helpline.’
Anti Ragging Helpline referred to in those regulations - Head of the institution, all members of Anti Ragging Committee, all Anti Ragging Squad, wardens, relevant district and police authorities.
The address and telephone numbers of the concerned members are to be printed in the Prospectus, so as to enable the student to contact the members at any time, if and when required.
(F)Every institution shall constitute the following Committee, namely -
(i) Anti Ragging Committee : The Anti Ragging Committee is to be constituted by the following representative
1.Head of the Institution
2.Representative of Faculty members
3.Representative of Civil Administration
4.Representative of Police
5.Representative of NGO involved in youth activities
6.Representative of Local media
7.Representative of Parents
8.Representative of Students (freshers)
9.Representative of Students (senior)
10.Representative of non teaching staff.
(ii) Anti Ragging Squad : Anti Ragging Squad shall have representation of various members of the Campus Community and shall have no out side representation.
The head of the institution nominated Anti Ragging Squad may be considered necessary for maintaining vigil, oversight and patrolling functions and shall remain mobile, alert and active at all the times.
It shall also be the duty of the Anti Ragging Squad to conduct an on the spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred to it by any body and the enquiry report along with recommendations shall be submitted to the Anti Ragging Committee for action under clause (a) of Regulation 9.1.
(G)Administrative action in the event of ragging :
The institution shall punish a student found guilty of ragging after following the procedure and in the manner prescribed hereunder-
(i) 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 recommendation of Anti Ragging Squad.
(ii) 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–
(a) Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges.
(b) Withholding /withdrawing scholarship and other benefits.
(c) Debarring from appearing in any test/examination or other evaluation process.
(d) Withholding results.
(e) Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
(f) Suspension?expulsion from the hostel.
(g) Cancellation of admission.
(h) Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
(i) Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
Provided that where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.