Elimination of Ragging In The College
- PGOI shall follow a 'zero tolerance' policy on ragging.
- Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or a junior student.
- Indulging in a rowdy or indiscipline activity which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student.
- Asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not do in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
Zero tolerance means
No act of ragging, major or minor, shall go unnoticed. No ragger, male or female, student or non-student, shall go unpunished.
- The authorities shall explain to the faculty and the students that ragging is against Indian culture and fundamental human values. It exists because some students lacking in self-confidence or with warped personalities indulge in this pastime (a) to derive a sadistic pleasure and (b) to show off power, authority or superiority over juniors or freshers.
- Ragging shall be exterminated primarily by exercise of the disciplinary authority of the management of the institutions.
- No effort should be made to minimize the number of 'reported cases' of ragging. Reporting is to be encouraged through all available means.
- Anti-ragging movement shall be initiated right from the time of advertisement for admissions. The prospectus, the form for admission and or any other literature issued to the aspirants for admission must clearly mention that ragging is banned in the institution and anyone indulging in ragging is likely to receive deterrent punishment.
- The application form for admission/enrolment shall have a printed undertaking to be filled up and signed by the candidate to the effect that he/she is aware of the institution's approach towards ragging and the punishments to which he or she shall be liable if found guilty of ragging. A similar undertaking shall be obtained from the parent/guardian of the applicant.
- A printed leaflet detailing when and to whom one has to turn for information, help and guidance for various purposes, keeping in view the needs of new entrants in the institution, along with the addresses and telephone numbers of such persons, should be given to freshers at the time of admissions. The freshers need not look up to the seniors for help in such matters and feel indebted to or obliged by them.
- Every fresher will be allocated a staff member who will help the fresher in every respect. In addition, in matters relating to ragging, the fresher can seek help from the Anti-ragging Committee or any member of the staff.
- The management, the principal, the teaching staff should interact with freshers and take them in confidence by apprising them of their rights as well as obligation to fight against ragging and to generate confidence in their mind that any instance of ragging to which they are subjected or which comes in their knowledge should forthwith be brought to their knowledge and shall be properly dealt with while protecting the complainants from any harassment by the perpetrators of ragging. It would be better if the Chairman of the Anti-ragging Committee of the institution or a person high in authority addresses meetings of teachers, parents and students collectively or in groups in this behalf.
- The local community and the students in particular must be made aware of the dehumanising effect of ragging inherent in its perversity. Posters, notice in hostel and signboards should also be used for the purpose.
- The hostels accommodations where freshers are accommodated shall be carefully guarded, if necessary by posting security personnel and wherein entry of seniors and outsiders shall be prohibited after a specified hour except under the permission of the person in charge. Entry at other times shall also be strictly regulated.
- In case it is not possible to provide separate hostel accommodation for freshers, they should be accommodated in separate wings of hotels. A member of the staff may live in one of the rooms in each wing at least in the first few months of the academic year to ensure that the freshers are not exposed to ragging
- Before a senior student is given admission to a hostel, he should be informed in writing that if a fresher is found in his/her room at any time with the intention of ragging, the senior student shall be expelled from the hostel forthwith.
- The head of the institution shall ensure that the freshers are not identifiable through their dress or behaviour.
- The head of the institution shall ensure that as a consequence of ragging, the freshers are not denied the common facilities like transport, library, canteen etc.
- At the commencement of the academic session, the institution should constitute a committee consisting of senior faculty members and hostel authorities like Wardens and a few responsible senior students;
- (A) to keep a continuous watch and vigil over ragging so as to prevent its occurrence and recurrence, and
- (B) to promptly deal with the incidents of ragging brought to its notice and summarily furnish the penalty either by itself or by putting forth its findings/recommendations/suggestions before the authority competent to take decision.
- The faculty members shall take proactive measures to look for instances of ragging and award appropriate punishment. The punishment may include expulsion or suspension from the institution/classes/hostel/mess, withholding scholarships or other benefits, debarring from representation in events, withholding results. The quantum of punishment should be decided with due care.
- If the individuals committing or abetting ragging are not identified, collective punishment must be resorted to act as a deterrent punishment and to ensure collective pressure on the potential raggers.
- The institutions shall devise such positive and constructive activities by involving the seniors and juniors, as exhibit their talents in such events to shed their complexes.
- If ragging becomes unmanageable or amounts to a cognizable offence, the same must be reported to the police.
- We can arrange written examination at a single place for easy monitoring by you in our auditorium in a single shot.
Undertaking by the Students
I have read the rules and regulation related to ragging applicable to the students as outlined above. I hereby give my undertaking that I shall abide by all the code of conducts applicable to the students. I am also fully aware of the consequences of violating any of the rules of code of conduct and punishment thereof.
Signature of the Parents
Signature of the Students
Name of the Parents
Name of the Students
A separated guidelines/rules are available to facilitate the action to be taken by the Committees and the same could be posted in the web also find the attachments