Ragging is defined as “Causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student, whether by way of practical joke or otherwise, to do any act which detracts from human dignity or violates their person or exposes him/her to ridicule from doing any lawful act by intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining, or injuring him or by using criminal force on him/her or by holding out to him/her any threat of intimidation, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force.”
Ragging in all its forms is totally banned in this institution including in its departments, constituent units, all its premises (academic, residential, sports, kiosks, cafeteria and the like), whether located within the campus or outside and in any means of transportation of students whether public or private. The institution shall take strict action including but not limited to criminal proceedings and/or any other proceedings as required under the law, and/or its policy. Penalties may include cancellation of admission against those found guilty of ragging and/or of abetting ragging. The burden of proof shall hereby lie on the perpetrator of alleged ragging and not on the victim. An offence of Ragging may be charged either on a written complaint by the affected or on an independent finding of the SEDC.
Punishable Ingredients of Ragging:
- Abetment/Instigation to ragging
- Criminal conspiracy to rag
- Unlawful assembly to plan for ragging and rioting while ragging
- Violation of decency and morals through ragging
- Injury to body, causing hurt/mental trauma or grievous hurl
- Wrongful restraint
- Wrongful confinement
- Use of criminal force
- Assault as well as sexual offences or unnatural offences.
- Criminal trespass
- Offences against property
- Criminal intimidation
- Attempt to commit any or all of the above-mentioned offences against the victim
- Physical or psychological humiliation
- Any other situations covered under applicable laws
Any complaints of ragging may be lodged with the SEDC Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaints may be dealt with under the Anti-ragging policy and any other applicable laws in force in this regard.