ADITHYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, COIMBATORE

ANTI-RAGGING POLICY

Aim:

To ensure that no ragging takes place in the Institute and its hostel premises, by promulgating and enforcing stringent anti-ragging measures, and making provisions for different and hard punishment to defaulters.

Don’t “RAG” also Don’t be a mute witness to “Ragging”

What is Ragging?

  • Mental/Physical/Sexual abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Indecent Behavior
  • Criminal Intimidation/Wrongful Restraint
  • Undermining Human Dignity
  • Financial Exploitation/Extortion
  • Use of Force

Each of the above is a criminal Offense

Anti-Ragging Policy:

Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited within the premises of Adithya Institute of Technology..

Any instance of ragging would attract severe punishment of cancellation of admission, suspension, rustication or expulsion from the Institute /Hostel.

Apart from the institute level punishment, there will be strong police and legal action. Ragging is a cognizable offence under the law of the land, and the Supreme Court has ruled that the punishment to be meted out has to be exemplary and harsh to act as a deterrent. According to relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), those found guilty for a ragging related offence can be punished with imprisonment or fine or both. The quantum of punishment varies with the gravity of the crime. For example, Section 323, which deals with the cases of voluntarily causing hurt can lead to imprisonment up to one year or fine or both;

Section 306, which deals with abetment to suicide, specifies the punishment to be imprisonment up to ten years with or without fine. Some other relevant sections of IPC in this context include Section 341 (wrongful restraint), Section 506 (criminal intimidation), Section 302 (murder), Section 307 (attempt to murder), etc

Measures to Curb Ragging:

  • The Anti-Ragging Squad of the Institute comprises senior faculty members,and representatives of students.Its function includes going around patrolling the Departments,common areas of the Campus and other premises like playground,and maintain vigil at all times on all days and take action if they notice any incident of ragging or attempt at it.
  • The installation of CCTV cameras in the college premises would also act as a watchdog and prevent students from indulging in any malpractices.
  • Posters displaying anti-ragging with helpline numbers are pasted in our college.
  • The college will take strict action against those who found ragging and / or of abetting ragging.

Punishments

According to the UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, those found guilty may be awarded one or more of the following punishments.

  • 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 one to four semesters.
  • Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.

According to the UGC Regulation on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, depending on the nature and gravity of the guilt established by the Anti-Ragging Squad, those found guilty may be awarded one or more of the following punishments.

  • 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 one to four semesters.
  • Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.

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