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UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION

Bahadurshah Zafar Marg New Delhi-110002 No. F. 1-127/2011 (Anti Ragging)

PUBLIC NOTICE CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

It is brought to the notice of the Institutions, students and other various stakeholders that ragging is a criminal offence and UGC has framed regulations, on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institution, in order to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging. The regulations have been notified vide No. F. 1-16/2009 (CPP-II) dated 21.10.2009 and are available on UGC website www.ugc.ac.in. The above mentioned regulations are mandatory and shall apply to all Universities established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State/Union Territory Act and all Institutions recognized by or affiliated to such Universities and all Institutions deemed to be Universities under Section (3) of the UGC Act, 1956 with effect from 4th July, 2009 i.e. the date of its Publication in the official Gazette. All institutions are required to take necessary steps for its implementation in to including the monitoring mechanism as per provisions provided in the above regulation and ensure its strict compliance. The following preventive measures for Anti-Ragging should also be strictly followed:- 1) The Institutions may erect suitable hoardings/bill boards/banners in prominent places within the campus to exhort the students to prevent or not to indulge in ragging and also indicating therein the names of the officials and their telephone numbers to be contacted in case of ragging. 2) All Educational Institutions should form an Anti-Ragging-Committee and squads and dedicated cadre of wardens and professional counselors to ensure that the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Justice Raghavan Committee recommendations are followed without exception. 3) An affidavit must be obtained from every Student, Parent/Guardian separately as per clause (m & n) of Regulation 6.2. 4) The Institution may also undertake other forms of campaign as it may consider appropriate for prevention of ragging. 5) UGC has uploaded a film on anti-ragging on its website. All universities and colleges are requested to download the same and give wide publicity amongst the students, before the start of the academic session. Besides, this may be constantly monitored during the entire period of the academic session. Any violation of UGC regulations as cited above or if any Institution fails to take adequate steps to prevent ragging or act in accordance with these regulations or fails to punish perpetrators of incidents of ragging suitably, UGC shall call for punitive action against erring institutions. Students in distress owing to ragging related incidents can access the toll free helpline 1800-180-5522. SECRETARY The following Act of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly received the assent of the Governor on the l4th February lggT andls hereby publishld for general information. Excerpts form Act No.7 of 1997 An Act to prohibit ragging in educational Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly year of Republic India as follows: Short title, extend commencement institutions in the State of Tamil Nadu. of the State of Tamil Nadu in the Forfy eighth This Act may be called the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act, I gg7 . It extends to the whole of the state of Tamil Nadu. It shall be deemed to have come into force on the lgth day of December I 996. 2) Definition In this Act unless the context otherwise requires, “ragging” means display of noisy, disorderly conduct doing any act which .uur., or is ri[.ri to cause physical or psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to a student in any educational institution and includes. a) teasing, abusing of playing practical jokes on, or causing hurt to such student or b) asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course willingly do. 3) Prohibition of ragging Ragging within or without any educational institution is prohibited. 4) Penalty of ragging Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ,,ragging,, within or without any educational instituiion, shall be punished withiriprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be iiubt. to a fine *hirt may extend to ten thousand rupees. 5) Dismissal of Student Any student convicted of an offence under section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution. 6) Suspension of student (1) without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, whenever any student complains of ragging to the Head of an Educational Institution, or to any other person responsible for the management of the educational institution he / she stratt inquiie into the ,u-. immediately and if found true shall suspend the student, who has committed the offence, from the educational institution. (2) The decision of the Head of the Educational institution or the person responsible for the management of the Educational Institution that any student has indulged in ragging under UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION Bahadurshah Zafar Marg New Delhi-110002 No. F. 1-127/2011 (Anti Ragging) PUBLIC NOTICE CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS It is brought to the notice of the Institutions, students and other various stakeholders that ragging is a criminal offence and UGC has framed regulations, on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institution, in order to prohibit, prevent and eliminate the scourge of ragging. The regulations have been notified vide No. F. 1-16/2009 (CPP-II) dated 21.10.2009 and are available on UGC website www.ugc.ac.in. The above mentioned regulations are mandatory and shall apply to all Universities established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State/Union Territory Act and all Institutions recognized by or affiliated to such Universities and all Institutions deemed to be Universities under Section (3) of the UGC Act, 1956 with effect from 4th July, 2009 i.e. the date of its Publication in the official Gazette. All institutions are required to take necessary steps for its implementation in to including the monitoring mechanism as per provisions provided in the above regulation and ensure its strict compliance. The following preventive measures for Anti-Ragging should also be strictly followed:- 1) The Institutions may erect suitable hoardings/bill boards/banners in prominent places within the campus to exhort the students to prevent or not to indulge in ragging and also indicating therein the names of the officials and their telephone numbers to be contacted in case of ragging. 2) All Educational Institutions should form an Anti-Ragging-Committee and squads and dedicated cadre of wardens and professional counselors to ensure that the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Justice Raghavan Committee recommendations are followed without exception. 3) An affidavit must be obtained from every Student, Parent/Guardian separately as per clause (m & n) of Regulation 6.2. 4) The Institution may also undertake other forms of campaign as it may consider appropriate for prevention of ragging. 5) UGC has uploaded a film on anti-ragging on its website. All universities and colleges are requested to download the same and give wide publicity amongst the students, before the start of the academic session. Besides, this may be constantly monitored during the entire period of the academic session. Any violation of UGC regulations as cited above or if any Institution fails to take adequate steps to prevent ragging or act in accordance with these regulations or fails to punish perpetrators of incidents of ragging suitably, UGC shall call for punitive action against erring institutions. Students in distress owing to ragging related incidents can access the toll free helpline 1800-180-5522. SECRETARY The following Act of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly received the assent of the Governor on the l4th February lggT andls hereby publishld for general information. Excerpts form Act No.7 of 1997 An Act to prohibit ragging in educational Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly year of Republic India as follows: Short title, extend commencement institutions in the State of Tamil Nadu. of the State of Tamil Nadu in the Forfy eighth This Act may be called the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Ragging Act, I gg7 . It extends to the whole of the state of Tamil Nadu. It shall be deemed to have come into force on the lgth day of December I 996. 2) Definition In this Act unless the context otherwise requires, “ragging” means display of noisy, disorderly conduct doing any act which .uur., or is ri[.ri to cause physical or psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to a student in any educational institution and includes. a) teasing, abusing of playing practical jokes on, or causing hurt to such student or b) asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course willingly do. 3) Prohibition of ragging Ragging within or without any educational institution is prohibited. 4) Penalty of ragging Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ,,ragging,, within or without any educational instituiion, shall be punished withiriprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be iiubt. to a fine *hirt may extend to ten thousand rupees. 5) Dismissal of Student Any student convicted of an offence under section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution. 6) Suspension of student (1) without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, whenever any student complains of ragging to the Head of an Educational Institution, or to any other person responsible for the management of the educational institution he / she stratt inquiie into the ,u-. immediately and if found true shall suspend the student, who has committed the offence, from the educational institution. (2) The decision of the Head of the Educational institution or the person responsible for the management of the Educational Institution that any student has indulged in ragging under sub-section (l) shall be final. 7) Deemed abetment If the head of the educational institution or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in sub- section (l) of section 6 when a complaint or ragging is made, such p.rron shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging unO rfUl be punished as provided for in Section 4. {( *c *,|< * {(:& *c *€sub-section (l) shall be final. 7) Deemed abetment If the head of the educational institution or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in sub- section (l) of section 6 when a complaint or ragging is made, such p.rron shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging unO rfUl be punished as provided for in Section 4.

ANTI RAGGING CELL:

arcell@wcu.co.in

+91 364 221769