Ragging essentially is conducted by any student or students by words or by action that has an effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher causing a sense of shame or torment or humiliation or embarrassment to the student. Our institution is taking actions to curb the menace of ragging as directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, and UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in higher educational institutions, 2009
(https://www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/ragging/minuterag230409.pdf). University Grants Commission (UGC). The following measures are in place at our college for tackling the menace of ragging:
1.An anti-ragging cell, anti-ragging committee and anti-ragging squads consisting of
the Principal, Senior Associate professors, Student welfare officer (SWO) along
with the administrative staff has been formed to ensure that the freshers are not
being pushed to any harassment in the name of ragging in the college premises.
The members of the anti-ragging cells are:
1. Dr. (Mrs.)Rashmi Chhabra (Principal)
2. Dr. (Mrs.)Meenakshi Gugnani
3. Dr. (Mrs.)Shikha Phogat
4. Dr. Rajesh Gahlawat
5. Dr. Pardeep Kumar
2. Anti-ragging squad conducts surprise visits to the classrooms to check the activities of ragging if any and prevent them regularly. Specific anti-ragging squads are set up to go around the campus during the working hours of the college daily.
2. Boards and hoardings are put up around the campus to exhort the students not to indulge in ragging and also indicating there in the names of all the officials and their telephone numbers to be contacted in case of ragging.
3. CCTV cameras are installed at vital points
4. Regular interaction and counseling with the students/class-representatives is done through mentors-mentee groups
5. Surprise inspections are done at the canteen, common rooms, toilets, bus stands, etc
6. Students are asked to promote the anti-ragging campaign by participating in various events like slogan writing//poster making competitions
Ragging is considered a serious offence and also a disgrace to the student community. It is mandatory to refrain from ragging in any minor or major form whatsoever. In every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) is filed without exception with the local police. If any student is found involved in the act of ragging, the authorities take strict measures against such students which may also include 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.
- Cancellation of admission.
- Rustication from the institution for period ranging from 1 to 4 semesters.
- Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period.
- Fine ranging between Rupees 25000/- and Rupees 1 Lakh.
- Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.
Sh. L. N. Hindu College has a zero-tolerance policy towards ragging of any form. Prevention and prohibition of ragging is essentially the responsibility of our college and it is also the obligation of every student of the college. All the students are hereby requested to join hands in creating a ragging free zone and make this institute a better place to dwell.